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Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Far beyond its most obvious uses as a nesting ground for numerous birds and nursery for many species of fish, Refuge Cay also provides a multiplicity of other important services...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

One of the country's leading businessmen has called for a diversification in the career options available to young people, which he believes is absolutely necessary for the country to achieve sustainable economic growth."Gone are the days, I think,...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Hills of the Boscobel housing development project, for which the Housing Association of Jamaica (HAJ) signed an $802 million contract on April 11, 2011 for the construction of 99 housing solutions and 159 service lots in St Mary on which it lost...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Much of Jamaica's current problems are rooted in the negative socio-economic spin-offs from the inequitable distribution of land, a situation that started with the abolition of slavery, according to Dr Peter Phillips, president of the People's...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips has said that Jamaicans are waking up to the reality that the promise of prosperity on which the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) campaigned in the build-up to the 2016 general elections, when it swept the...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, on Thursday, appealed to members of the private sector to enhance the prospects for their growing investments in the economy by also paying attention to the social side of things, which is a key factor in helping to...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Government has no intention of putting a plug on the scrap metal trade anytime soon, despite the multi-million losses being suffered by various industries and the threat to life, limb and property as a result of the actions of criminals who continue...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

While some progress has been made in trimming Jamaica's food import bill, the national effort to achieve sustainable food and nutrition security is being undermined by people fraudulently posing as farmers and the politicians who continue to aid and...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, on Thursday, assured Clement 'Jimmy' Lawrence, chairman of J. Wray & Nephew, that the first phase of resuscitation of the passenger rail service,...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Today's grand opening of the new Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience in St Elizabeth, where the Campari Group invested more than US$7.2 million, is a mega testament of its commitment to the 269-year-old Jamaican brand."It underlines the fact...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Cut off from the rest of Portland since Saturday when torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that blanketed the main road linking their community with Barry Hill, residents of Cornwall Barracks were yesterday still struggling to adjust to a...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A mud roadblock, and a massive one at that, best describes the situation the Gleaner team encountered during yesterday's attempt to get to Cornwall Barracks in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland.At Barry Hill, residents insist that there had been a...

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