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Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

"Wanton terror being executed by some motorists" is the major cause of the 303 fatal crashes which, up to yesterday, had claimed the lives of 343 persons, according to Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) will provide critical financial support for the Export Max III programme targeted at micro, small and medium-size businesses to help them meet globally competitive standards. DBJ General Manager for Strategic...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport of Mining is projecting that there could be at least 358 road fatalities by the end of the year.The unit revealed that at the end of November, fatalities had surpassed 322, the total number of people...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Chief executive officer of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation(JBDC) Valerie Viera has commended the strong corporate bonds for Export Max III, which will be undertaken in partnership with the Jamaica Manufacturers' and Exporters'...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters' Association (JMEA) wants the Government to offer a low-interest special fund to facilitate the necessary adjustments to business operations in order to comply with the pending ban of plastic and styrofoam...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters' Association (JMEA) on Tuesday served notice it would not tolerate any interference with the import policy for refined sugar, or any other input material, for that matter."The JMEA is steadfast in its resolve...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's impressive economic growth trajectory could be derailed if a number of outstanding issues are not addressed urgently, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga, has warned."We have been through a...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Private capital and ownership as well as renewable energy sources, the two pillars on which electricity generation was established in Jamaica more than 120 years ago, will in all likelihood be the platforms for supplying the country's future energy...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

One needy family will receive a house in time for Christmas, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Kingston. The house to be delivered on Thursday, December 13, is the first of five to be built under its Home for The Homeless project. Food for the Poor...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Food for the Poor, Andrew Mahfood, yesterday issued a call to action for Jamaicans to unite with the charity organisation to stop the forcible removable of children from their homes by the State in cases where they live in deplorable...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 8:43 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

After more than a year of investigations the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is yet to charge any current, or former staff member, of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA),despite the insistence of CEO Shane Dalling...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has expressed optimism about Jamaica's earning potential from ganja in light of Canada's legalisation of cannabis for recreational use."The signal to us is that we can't continue...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Much more rain is in the forecast for today and is projected to last through to National Heroes Day, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica has advised.This is because the trough across the central Caribbean, which has been generating unstable...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Grupo Aeroportuario del PacÌfico S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP), an airport operator headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico, that operates 12 airports in that country yesterday signed a concession agreement giving it operational control of the Norman Manley...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday reiterated the call by Jamaica and the rest of CARICOM for the United States to lift the embargoes imposed against Cuba almost six decades ago, arguing that societies function best within an inclusive global...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Come Thursday, November 1, Wisynco Group Limited will begin exclusive distribution of the Worthy Park Estate Limited branded line of spirits, and its branded sugar on January 1, 2019, when the new crop starts.The announcement, which was made at the...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Plans are on track for the Government, by next year, to access at least a third of the estimated $45 billion in unclaimed funds lying dormant in accounts of local commercial banks."Tomorrow (today) between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., we are going to...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The public is being advised to stop using the 18-inch standing model of the VideoCon brand fan, model number VC-1881PP, as the motors burnt out during two quality tests conducted by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ).In a release advising of a...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Tropical Storm Isaac, which is projected to weaken to a tropical depression tomorrow when its forecast path will take it south of Jamaica, will still pose a serious threat to life and property, according to the Meteorological Service, which has...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Executive chairman of Medicanja Limited and Jamaican scientist Dr Henry Lowe will today address the 48th annual legislative conference of the US Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC, during the session titled 'The Black Experience on...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

For the third consecutive year, the Government will dip into its coffers to bail out farmers contracted to plant cane for the Monymusk sugar factory in Lionel Town, Clarendon, according to Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw."I am inviting and...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Unscrupulous manufacturers working in tandem with corrupt customs officials and brokers are largely to blame for the dismal state of Jamaica's sugar industry, a situation Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw warned...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Agriculturalist Lenworth Fulton will tomorrow take the reins of the 123-year-old Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) following a formal handover ceremony during the monthly board meeting at the JAS headquarters, 67 Church Street, downtown Kingston....

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A preliminary $42 million tab for damage to its underground network caused by contractors carrying out road improvement work on behalf of the National Works Agency (NWA) is part of the financial toll telecommunications giant FLOW is facing.This does...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Football is undeniably a team sport, but being an only child, whiz-kid Joel Ricdawno Barnett has found a way to enjoy the game, playing by himself. It's one of the few fun things the 11-year-old does when not reading, which is a full-time hobby and...

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