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

Any sustained strategy for dismantling transnational criminal activities in the Caribbean must have strong, effective follow-up sanctions that extend well beyond the seizure of illicit drugs and the arrest of small-time criminals, a senior United...

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

The 20 small-business operators who received $50,000 each in seed grant funding to enhance and streamline their businesses will continue to be monitored by members of the Jamaica Business Development Centre (JBDC) following their participation in a...

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

Richard Pandohie, chief executive officer of SEPROD, yesterday restated his commitment to the free market process, while declaring that Jamaica must take a stand against unfair trading practices that put it an unfair disadvantage."The idea of free...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 3:18 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is prepared to cope with any last-minute rush on its revenue collection centres by taxpayers trying to meet tomorrow's March 15 deadline for filing their annual returns.Meris Haughton, chief communications officer...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Professor Trevor Munroe is optimistic that the bill, scheduled to be tabled today in the Senate, establishing the Major Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Agency (MOCA) as a an autonomous entity independent of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)...

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

Decisions coming out of the 35th regional conference of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), set for the Montego Bay Conference Centre in St James from next Monday, March 5, to Thursday, March 8, will have far-reaching implications for...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:02 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Noel Hylton never lost his passion to see Jamaica prosper and worked hard to that end. For that, the nation owes the former head of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) a debt of gratitude, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said in reaction to the news...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican leaders are failing the country's youth by neglecting to properly educate them on the importance of adhering to a healthy lifestyle, says Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton. He says that because of this, young people continue to pay...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Concerned members of the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) have called into question the stewardship of some members of its board of directors who they claim cannot account for millions of dollars in grant funding provided by international agencies....

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has in its possession more than 7,000 titles for housing solutions for which the mortgages have long matured, while others remain locked in its vault awaiting outstanding closing payments of $20,000 or less,...

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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