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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...

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

Until the issue of responsible dog ownership and population control is given legislative priority, tragedies such as the mauling to death of senior citizen Whittington Cole by free-roaming dogs is a risk to which most Jamaicans will remain exposed,...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The 2018 game bird season gets under way today and runs until Sunday, September 23, with two shooting sessions on Saturdays - from sunrise to 9 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to sunset. On Sundays, there will only be one shooting session - from sunrise to...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) last Friday gave the green light to game bird hunters to legally hunt the white-tailed deer that is wreaking havoc on crops in Portland and elsewhere.The agency used a forum at the Knutsford Court...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minutes after the swearing in of 30 foreign nationals as Jamaican citizens at the Police Officers' Club on Hope Road in St Andrew, Nigerian-born Oluwafunke Bayesha was celebrating her new status, having lived here for nine years."This right here...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Manager Anjeli Williams is confident that the Portland Bight Discovery Centre at Salt Pond, Clarendon - slated to be officially opened in September - will develop into a major eco-tourism hub. This is in keeping with the centre's mandate to raise...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Investments do not necessarily automatically translate into or contribute to economic growth unless there is significant value added, Prime Minister Andrew Holness explained during his keynote address at the 66th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Agriculture minister in the Cayman Islands Juliana O'Connor-Connolly says her country has adopted Jamaica's mantra of 'eat what you grow, grow what you eat'.Speaking to The Gleaner on Saturday at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has warned against complacency in light of any economic gains and has called for unity to achieve sustained growth and development."Although we may be doing well in terms of our economic indicators, we still remain...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The final two-kilometre-drive to get there can be testing to navigate, given the poor road conditions - either a rough and dusty roadway or water-laden potholes - but Jacob's Ladder provides a refreshing example of...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton made it clear yesterday that Jamaica's efforts to tap into the multibillion-dollar global medicinal marijuana industry would continue to be guided by public health concerns taking precedence over potentially...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Victoria Mutual Group copped six of seven sectionals awards en route to sweeping the Large Business Category at Tuesday's Service Excellence Awards 2018 hosted by the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel,...

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