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

Kay Osborne, former general manager of TVJ, is warning Jamaicans to be on guard against the risk of "economic colonisation" arising from recent super mergers that have radically transformed the local media landscape."Foreign-owned and privately...

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

The ongoing improvements to the justice system must include civic education and transmission of information to the general public to help them better understand its operations, especially in relation to the courts. That's the view of Sylvain Fabi,...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"As the project's principal investi-gator, it does my heart good, as they say, to see the actualisation of this phase of the Transitional Living Programme for Children in State Care in Jamaica. The beginning of the construction of Jamaica's first...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaicans are poised to begin reaping the benefits of the sacrifices they have had to endure as a result of Government's harsh fiscal policies over the last two and a half years, according to Dennis Morrison, chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Construction is slated to begin soon on the Caribbean's first independent living complex for wards of the State, following Friday's official groundbreaking ceremony at 24 Lady Musgrave Drive, New Kingston.Upon completion, the facility will be...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

ST MICHAEL, Barbados:Nutrition specialist Patricia Thompson is calling for new approaches to raise public awareness and properly inform the debate on nutritional challenges in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.She argues that there is a serious risk...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"Everything stopped and then I just replayed it to make sure it was my name that was called and then I started to smile," Sherona Forrester told The Gleaner yesterday, minutes after Governor General Sir Patrick Allen had announced the 2016 Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

ST MICHAEL, Barbados:More than 40 years after implementing various interventions to address chronic malnutrition among the poorest members of the population, the region is now struggling to stem the growing incidence of malnutrition among more...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

ST MICHAEL, Barbados:It is time that small-island developing states in the Pacific and Caribbean regions, which have long been tricked into economic underdevelopment by their former colonial masters, awaken and stem the ongoing exploitation of their...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

ST MICHAEL, Barbados:Governments in the Caribbean and Pacific region are being challenged to unite in resisting the coordinated approach by developed countries to destabilise their economies, often under the guise of development-assistance...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

ST MICHAEL, Barbados:This week's inaugural Caribbean Pacific Agri-Food Forum taking place at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus in Barbados, presents an oppor-tunity for coordinated action, according to Michael Hailu, director...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Construction work on the Royalton Negril in western Jamaica has ground to a halt after the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) followed up its stop notice with a cessation order for the US$150-million development project.The developers...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

AS JAMAICANS come to terms with the realities of the credit-reporting system, they will need to exercise much more financial discipline not only in ensuring that mortgages, utility bills, hire-purchase payments, and loans are paid regularly, but...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Strapped for cash, the National Family Planning Board (NFPB) is struggling to reproduce the success of its 1970s 'Two is better than too many' public-awareness campaign, which encouraged families to embrace a two-children per family ideal.With...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaicans need to wake up to the reality that the credit-rating system is in full operation here and already impacting the way business is done locally.That was the overriding message from yesterday's educational forum on credit reports, hosted by...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaican Network of Rural Women Producers is moving to promote meaningful dialogue it hopes will go a far way in dismantling long-standing institutionalised biases which have been instrumental in keeping women, especially in rural Jamaica,...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

One of Jamaica's leading scientists has charged policymakers to put in place the necessary measures to ensure the country can grab its share of the growing global nutraceutical industry, now estimated at US$600 billion."We are sitting on a gold mine...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Locked behind bars for crimes they were found guilty of, scores of prison inmates are learning new skills, and theirtalent, expertise and workmanship, held visitors captive during an art and craft exhibition at the Tower Street Adult Correctional...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's ability to develop appropriate climate-adaptation measures is limited due to inadequate capacity and resources to collect reliable climate and water resources data, Dr Alvin Hayles, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Land, Water,...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Oversubscribed best describes yesterday's college fair hosted by the American International School of Kingston (AISK) at its campus located at 2 College Green Avenue, Kingston, where hundreds of prospective college students turned out to get...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaican Government remains committed to pursuing the issue of reparation for the historical injustice of African slavery with the United Kingdom, according to Minister of Justice, Mark Golding.He told The Gleaner it was regrettable that the...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's poet laureate Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris has weighed in on Marlon James winning the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction as a national source of pride and joy."It's something we can all rejoice in. It's a major achievement, and I think...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

SENIOR OFFICIALS from the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) have indicated that offenders who end up in the country's correctional institutions are already being punished and, as such, the intention is not for them to undergo additional...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

In the ongoing efforts to improve the global competitiveness and ensure sustainability of Jamaica's agricultural sector, priority attention is being given to protecting the health and safety of the primary producers of fresh food: the nation's...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"I think it's absolutely wonderful that Marlon James' novel has won this distinguished prize. He's a great writer. We saw the promise in his earlier books, and to get this major prize is a fantastic milestone in his career," declared Carolyn Cooper...

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