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Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Decades of neglect by successive political administrations have left residents of Bonnett, a rural community in Guy’s Hill, St Catherine, disenchanted with both political parties – the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the parliamentary...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:36 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Having achieved some level of macroeconomic stability, Jamaica now needs to build on that platform by investing in the digital renaissance and keeping its brightest minds at home in order to achieve economic growth, according to Therese Turner-...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:22 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Deserted by the Government at a time when the global pork industry is on alert for the deadly African swine fever, the Jamaica Pig Farmers Association (JPGA) has turned to the island’s two major feed companies – Hi-Pro and Nutramix – as well as...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, gave the assurance last week that the door is still open for changes to the final document, even though Cabinet has already signed off on the revised Greater...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:34 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has received a major boost in its ongoing drive to fight drug trafficking and indiscipline among staff at various adult correctional centres and juvenile institutions, with the donation of a Polygraph...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Fuel efficiency has long been an essential component to the feasibility of trucking operations globally, given the low rate of payment to truck drivers in the mining, agriculture, distribution trade and other sectors which are centred around...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Managing Director of the Water Resources Authority (WRA) Peter Clarke on Friday served notice that the revised Greater Bernard Lodge Development Master Plan will be held to strict environmental standards, especially in relation to the use and...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Some 390 teachers have fled the classroom in a mass exodus since last September, with a paltry 51 retired teachers having answered the call since then, from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, to be re-engaged as educators. Karl...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Kingston stands to reap strong economic dividends from the opening of Port Royal as gateway to the city, according to Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams, who used Monday’s unveiling of a mural on Temple Lane, downtown Kingston, the first in a multi-...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jeffrey Paul (JP) Morgan, who led Jamaica’s Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) from 2002-2008, was remembered as a natural diplomat with global reach and influence, during Tuesday’s service of thanksgiving for his life at the St Andrew Parish...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

“Education is the pathway to freedom, and every child deserves the opportunity to walk down that path”. – Stephen Marley This quote from one of Bob Marley’s sons has been a pivotal guiding ­principle behind the conception and design of the...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:22 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Pig Farmers' Association (JPFA) has called the first of four regional meetings for Thursday to apprise farmers of renewed threats to the local pork industry. Jamaica imported 49,483 kilograms of fresh pork from the United States last...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for Jamaica, Denise Antonio, last Tuesday commended the local Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) for punching well above its weight. She said that since...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The shocking murder of eight-year-old Galen Buchanan, whose body was found in Kingston with the hands tied behind his back two days after he was reportedly kidnapped late last month, brought into sharp focus the theme of last Sunday’s Caribbean...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

For a second week running, a stand-off involving opposition members of parliament (MP) and Speaker Pearnel Charles Sr and Karl Samuda, the leader of government business, threatened to derail the weekly Tuesday sitting of the House of...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The confirmation of convicted murderer Vybz Kartel as the undisputed role model for children who were in conflict with the law has left Diahann Gordon Harrison, Jamaica’s children’s advocate and national rapporteur on trafficking in persons, deeply...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Clean-up operations were on in earnest along the section of Barry Street, which runs through Southside, with residents of the Kingston community lending a helping hand while others kept watch on National Solid Waste Management Authority workers,...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:37 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Hugh Wildman, the attorney representing president of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Fritz Pinnock in his corruption case, yesterday expressed optimism in the St Andrew Parish Court that his client would be vindicated on February 10. That...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Activities during the International Year of Plant Health, being observed in 2020, will be aimed at raising awareness of the multipurpose role of healthy plants in ending hunger, reducing poverty, protecting the environment, and boosting economic...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

All used vehicles imported into Jamaica must now undergo a comprehensive sanitation process before reaching our shores. This is just the latest security measure aimed at reducing the risk of pests and pathogen hitching a ride into the country,...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:30 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

When Opposition Member of Parliament for South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna, repeatedly refused an order to sit down yesterday afternoon, it was evident that Speaker Pearnel Charles Sr was facing open mutiny in the House of Representatives. With his...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:46 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Melanie Oakley of Birmingham, England, has a recommendation for the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) in regard to its offerings at the Port Royal Cruise Ship Pier: Put in a well-stocked duty-free store with a variety of gift items. When The Gleaner...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Workmen and women are in a race against time to meet the completion deadline for the inaugural call at the Port Royal Cruise Port Terminal on Monday for the Marella Discovery 2, which is slated to dock at 8 o’clock in the morning. During yesterday’...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Strategies for coping with natural disasters and enhancing resilience to speed up recovery, with the capacity to build back better where necessary, are expected to dominate discussions at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to be...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:46 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has embarked on a mission to promote bamboo as a replacement material in a number of local industries which, if it takes off, could earn for and save the country millions of dollars in foreign exchange while...

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