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Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

As Director of Recipient Services at Food for the Poor, Susan Moore gets to interact directly with many of the charity organisation's beneficiaries. In spite of this, she still looks forward, with anticipation, to the annual Christmas treat for...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

IT IS not listed anywhere on the timetable and won't be found under extra-curricular activities but there is one subject that not only underpins all areas of the curriculum but is in fact a major pillar of all training programmes at the Caribbean...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Chairman of the Jamaica Broilers Group Robert Levy has charged agriculture minister Derrick Kellier to put the brakes on the importation of chicken parts, warning that opening even a small import window could have disastrous consequences for the...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

His more than 50 years spent in the industry has given the outgoing chairman and managing director of Worthy Park Estate an insight into sugar production operations that few can match."When I started in 1963, there were 19 sugar factories operating...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

At age 75, Peter D. McConnell has lived a full life with few regrets, with much of his personal and individual successes coming on the sporting field - across a variety of games and activities."I was very keen on sports; played everything; captained...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

In the 52 years he has worked at Worthy Park Estates, the company has made profits for 51 of them, and now that he's stepping down at the end of the year, Chairman and Managing Director Peter D. McConnell is confident the family-owned business is in...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Dennis Chung, chairman of the board of directors of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), has given the entity high marks for its achievements since he took office in April."Over the past six months, the organisation has been...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

THE NATIONAL Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has begun exploring the option of privatising the collection and disposal of residential garbage in Portmore, St Catherine."The truth is that, needing another 120 trucks, we can't do it alone. We...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Addressing the issue of global climate change in a meaningful way can begin with small actions which, together, will have a big impact on containing carbon emissions, according to Joshua Polacheck, counsellor for public affairs at the United States...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has fired delinquent workers whom it blamed for the failure to remove debris cleaned from drains along major roadways in the Corporate Area, in keeping with contractual arrangements."We take...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A publication by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has painted a damning picture of the Caribbean's efforts to address food security and nutrition.State of Food Insecurity in the CARICOM Caribbean is the title of a...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

TWENTY-FIVE GRADE-SIX students at Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston on Friday gave Julian Robinson, state minister for science,...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Even though its Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World project is not yet fully implemented, vigilance on the part of the Jamaica Customs Agency led to the recent detection of attempts by at least three car dealers to circumvent the...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The ongoing failure of CARICOM countries to reap the full benefits of aid programmes, because of disruptions whenever there is a change of administration, is now a matter of serious concern for at least one international funding agency - the Food...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Local media are being advised to become creative in their content if they are to survive in an increasingly digital world."A good newspaper shows you how you are related to people you may not know you're related to, and it shows you why you should...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Sixty-five years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations (UN), declaring, among other things, that "everyone is entitled to the same human rights without discrimination of any kind", the realisation of that...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The process to get the country's estimated 2,700 day-care centres/early-childhood institutions up to the required operational standards in order for them to get the stamp of approval from the Early Childhood Commission, for having attained its...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The high percentage of very poor-quality building blocks now on the market has triggered a range of responses from the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), including the establishment of an in-house construction department to monitor and regulate in a...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Recently installed People's National Party (PNP) candidate for the East Rural St Andrew, Imani Duncan-Price, has been roped in to join the fight to get farmers in the constituency to stop using the slash-and-burn method to clear their fields.Duncan-...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Hampered by a severe shortage of resources and personnel to fully execute their mandate of protecting and serving the public, the police in Port Antonio are working overtime to keep crime under control in the eastern end of the island.For...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 11:02 PMChristopher Serju

Some 13 years after construction, the Errol Flynn Marina, located on the Ken Wright Pier in the heart of Port Antonio, Portland, is struggling to fully realise its marketing potential, or attract on a consistent basis high-end tourists, especially...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Colin Fagan, minister of state in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, disclosed yesterday that negotiations were under way for the construction of a fire station to serve Papine and neighbouring communities.A source of...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

THE VAST increase in bush fires, attributed to the protracted drought which led to a strain on its resources, has prompted the Jamaica Fire Brigade to partner with a number of state agencies to come up with a practical, sustainable solution to the...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

THERE WAS no State-sanctioned burial of any babies on the weekend, even though the necessary paperwork was in place to facilitate such an endeavour, Health Minister Horace Dalley has revealed.Dalley told The Gleaner last night that media reports to...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"Continue to uphold the ethical standards of journalism, continue to promote objectivity, and always ensure that, as the driving force behind our gatekeepers, our society will forever maintain the highest level of trust as the watchdog of the people...

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