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Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

BODDEN TOWN, Grand Cayman:Luelan Bodden's display at the welcome reception for the participants attending the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016, which ended last Friday, was the standout stall. Having been driven for almost 45 minutes after a long...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

SEVEN MILE BEACH, Grand Cayman:The Cayman Islands on Monday served notice that its growing agriculture sector is on the way to achieving some measure of food security, even with some challenges.Kurt Tibbetts, Cayman's minister of planning, lands,...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

SEVEN MILE BEACH, Grand Cayman:Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Centre for Cooperation on Agriculture and Rural Development (CTA), is challenging participants at the 14th staging of the annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA), taking...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

More than six years after the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) committed to funding a project to get rid of all obsolete pesticides in the Caribbean, Jamaica is moving to ship out two 40-ft containers of hazardous...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The unwillingness of residents to provide any information has stymied the investigation of firefighters who responded to a call at 2:40 yesterday afternoon about a house on fire at 3 Jacques Avenue (off Jacques Road) in eastern Kingston.The fire,...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Today marks 71 years since representatives of 42 countries gathered in Quebec, Canada, to formally launch the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, with a mandate to end world hunger and malnutrition, in the process...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Any serious effort to bring the Jamaica Constabulary Force more in line with achieving its mission to serve, protect, and reassure the public must begin with rooting out the culture that embraces and glorifies the actions of rogue cops, according to...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, former chief-of-staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and commissioner of police, has come out against the use of body cameras by local police as an effective tool in the fight against crime and improving public trust....

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Ingrid Lucrecia Simone Brown packed much more living into 39 years than most people ever do - helping others while excelling professionally.She was definitely "from the class of the extraordinary", family members, friends and colleagues heard during...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is appealing to Jamaicans to protect themselves from the threat of water-borne diseases, which are a very real risk at this time, in light of the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew."Normally after heavy rain...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The local government ministry was yesterday taking concrete steps to ensure that any flooding along Marcus Garvey Drive in St Andrew would be minimised during the impending passage of Hurricane Matthew on Monday.Local Government Minister Desmond...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) will continue to provide technical expertise and financial assistance to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to control and eradicate the highly contagious...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Wyvolyn Gager, former Gleaner editor-in-chief, yesterday charged journalists to make time, despite their hectic work schedules, to attend to personal health issues before it is too late."A lot of people don't go to any doctor. They don't check...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Struggling to overcome a court-linked shutdown of its factory at Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth, J. Wray...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The failure of Jamaican farmers and others who engage in plant and crop production to achieve and maintain consistently high levels of productivity is rooted in the poor quality planting stock they have been using over the years, according to...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"So the devils besought him, saying, if though cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.And he said on to them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and behold the whole herd of swine ran violently down...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Even though clean-up activities are well advanced at the offices of the Fisheries Division on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston, where the ground floor was flooded last week Friday, operations are not likely to resume at that location."We are not...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

In the aftermath of the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion, a Royal Commission investigation into the actions of Governor Edward John Eyre thereafter, which resulted in the random execution of at least 400 blacks,...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Public-health inspectors are slated to return to the sugar warehouse along Marcus Garvey Drive operated by Jamaica Cane Sales Products (JCPS) to continue their evaluation of the extent of the stock of the sweetener that was damaged by flood waters...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The ground floor of the Fisheries Division of the agriculture ministry was laid bare by rampaging flood waters on Friday that destroyed valuable office and laboratory equipment, as well as data records, the full extent of which is yet to be...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Government is looking to ramp up its mosquito-control programme as it intensifies efforts to beat back the health threats from the Zika virus, which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti.Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on Wednesday disclosed that...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Legalisation of ganja is not likely to become a reality in Jamaica anytime soon.Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda yesterday warned that too many people have misinterpreted last year's decriminalisation of small amounts of ganja (less than two ounces...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Workmen under the supervision of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) last week began clearing debris from the roadway along the North-South Highway where a landslide has reduced traffic flow to single lane, between Unity Valley and Treadways in...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

All four lanes on Mandela Highway will remain open to motorists during the preliminary phase of the roadworks that started on the weekend.For this reason, says Stephen Shaw, communication and customer services manager at the National Works Agency (...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju

The defence will on Monday begin closing arguments in the murder trial of businessman Stephen Causewell, after the case which was set to resume this past Tuesday was again postponed."The ruling is that the matter will continue," Justice Carol...

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