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Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Last Thursday's official launch of the national petroleum codes is being touted as a major step in the drive to bring stability, uniformity, and accountability to the local petroleum industry, although there are still some unresolved issues.Concerns...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has called for the immediate axing of Minister of National Security Robert Montague as a first step in remedying the situation with the failure of O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals Limited to fulfill...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Journalists from the RJRGLEANER Communications Group dominated the 2017 Press Association of Jamaica Awards on Saturday night, taking the top prizes of 'Journalist of the Year' and 'Young Journalist of the Year' in...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Sprint legend Usain St Leo Bolt has been immortalised in bronze with the unveiling of an eight-foot statue in his likeness at Jamaica's National Stadium yesterday, depicting his trademark 'To the World' stance.Bolt, who opted to "freestyle" in his...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju

Describing the development of the National Petroleum Codes as a “very significant event”, James Rawle, chairman of the standards council at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), has charged the Government and industry players to continue to work together to ensure that these are implemented as a matter of course throughout the country...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Two powerful sector groups - the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) - have blasted the Government for what they consider incompetence and lack of accountability to taxpayers, which was...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Sustained economic development is not likely to be achieved if parliamentarians and other policymakers continue to exclude rural communities from their national development strategies, according to Donovan Stanberry, permanent secretary in the...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"We would not seek a battle as we are. Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it."This was the response from King Henry to French messenger Montjoy at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 to be delivered to his master, as recounted in Shakespeare's play...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Next week's staging of a global tourism conference in Jamaica is a resounding validation of the strength of Brand Jamaica, says Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.The 'Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Member of Parliament for South West St Catherine Everald Warmington has accused two entities in the RJRGLEANER Communications Group of plotting to bring down the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government of which he is a member."I didn't want to stoop...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee yesterday accepted a recommendation fromDr Dayton Campbell that a request for increasing the CDF allocation to members of parliament be included in its next report to the Lower House.Campbell, member...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Government's decision to increase the excise duty on a stick cigarette by $3 last March in order to improve on the $9 billion per annum in revenue it derives from the industry has misfired, with bootleggers, instead, profiting handsomely from a...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

In the drive to identify, expose, and root out corruption in the society, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says that the Government is moving to strengthen the legislative framework to give the soon-to-be established anti-corruption agency sweeping...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Riddled as it is with corruption, Jamaica is teetering on the point of no return, with criminals calling the shots and law and order at risk of becoming a thing of the past, Delroy Chuck, minister of justice, lamented on Wednesday as he made an...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is now investigating concerns by the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica over the involvement of Chief Medical Officer Dr Winston De La Haye in workshops geared at providing training in the use of...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has given the stamp of approval to the operations of Crafton Holdings Limited, the country's sole manufacturer and distributor of pasteurised liquid eggs."I like the flow of the...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

With veterinarians viewed essentially as 'animal doctors', their work is usually seen as separate and distinct from human health care, having very little or nothing at all to do with the latter.Nothing could be further from the truth, though, as...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The clock is ticking for entries in the volunteer project competition which will assist participants in getting an early-childhood institution of their choice up to the required national standard.Participants from ages 17 to 29 are invited to form...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"Mi feel sweet you see sah. Mi feel sweet. Mi daughter dem from America nuh too long call me and we dis done talk affa the phone you know sah," an excited Bernice Nelson Henry told The Sunday Gleaner last Friday afternoon from a daughter's home in...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Matthew Samuda, a key Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) organiser in the recent by-election in South East St Mary, has charged that out of touch with the harsh realities on the ground, the People's National Party (PNP) had no realistic chance of retaining...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Floyd Green, state minister for education, youth and information, is appealing to the private sector for assistance in revitalising the national youth club network, which he believes can empower young people to resist the lure of gang culture and...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

It's is turning into one of the most keenly contested by-elections in Jamaica's recent history and for some residents of South East St Mary, tomorrow cannot come soon enough."The tension a rise, in all di years a politics we never see dis. Last...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

There was a marked difference in the campaign mood of Comrades and Labourites canvassing throughout the South East St Mary constituency this week, in preparation for Monday'spivotal polls.The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) teams, probably buoyed by a...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

On the surface, things seem to be taking a turn for the better in South East St Mary ahead of Monday's hotly contested by-election - the road surface, that is - given the magnitude of repairs and rehabilitation now under way in the constituency....

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's medical marijuana (ganja) industry is finally poised to take root following the granting of two licences: to Epican Medicinals to legally cultivate the herb and Everyting Oily Labs Limited to process the raw material supplied by Epican...

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