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Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday said that while it erred in its report on the number of murders in Mount Salem, St James, which was one of the reasons for declaring the community the country's first zone of special operations (ZOSO),...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju

For more than 100 years Brazil has engaged in protein extraction from by-products or waste meat of animals slaughtered during the regular course of butchering.This process, known as rendering, results in the conversion of the offal, heads and in the...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2017 | 10:08 AMChristopher Serju

Three Caribbean territories are among the markets still closed to Brazilian-produced pork and poultry in the wake of this year’s rotten meat scandal. They are St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. The update was...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A flood of last-minute informed responses will mean more work for the multi-stakeholder working group on Public Feedback on Plastic Packaging Materials, but Chairman Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr welcomes the additional workload, ahead of today's deadline...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The trivial reasons that trigger disputes in Jamaica, often ending in death, speaks to a deeper societal problem, which, if not resolved, will continue to fuel the country's frightening murder rate, with the police always playing catch-up, believes...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group is to invest US$120 million (approximately J$15 billion) over seven years to consolidate all its business operations in a single location at Hill Run, St Catherine, where it will house three independent operations...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Senior superintendent of Police Steve McGregor wants Jamaicans to make a greater effort to get to know their neighbourhood crime-fighters and socialise with them. It is a strategy he is convinced will go a far way in improving the relationship...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, chairman of the multistakeholder working group on Public Feedback on Plastic Packaging Materials, is calling for greater engagement on this issue by the average Jamaican in order to properly inform the final report to be...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Local manufacturers of single-use plastic bags have already begun to prepare for a ban on this all-too-popular packaging, if Senator Mathew Samuda has his way, according to Nigel Hoyow, technical director of Flexpak Limited.Hoyow represents the...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A four-day medical mission with a spiritual platform got under way yesterday at the Independence Church of Christ at 8 Hellshire Drive Portmore, St Catherine, with residents of Independence City, Westchester, Waterford, Cumberland, Portsmouth and...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Recent amendments to the more than 40-year old Radio and Telegraphy Control Amateur Radio Service Regulation, as well as the Radio and Telegraph Control Radio Operators and Technicians Regulations, which have removed requirements for a working...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's capital, Kingston, which, this year, marked 145 years as a city, continues to lag behind other state capitals in the region in a number of important areas, a situation the Jamaican Government is moving to remedy, according to Prime...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Liu Xiangang, project manager for China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), on Wednesday assured the Government that the US$4.4 million contract for upgrading a 1.1 kilometre section of Barbican Road, St Andrew, which is due to start on Friday,...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday publicly addressed concerns about the recent wave of investments by Chinese nationals, some of whom have been accused of unseating locals, en route to dominating and controlling the commercial pulse of many...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Established by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, the United States Peace Corps is celebrating 55 years of service in Jamaica, having started operations here when Jamaica gained political independence from Great Britain.Since then, more...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Patrons attending the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show from August 5-7 can expect a bigger, better show following significant improvements to the facilities at the Denbigh Showground in Clarendon. President of the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

His birth certificate identifies Jonathan Gosse as a native of Wisconsin in the United States of America, but since 2000, this American-born farm boy has been wearing the brand 'Jamaican' with pride and distinction. Five years after landing here as...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

More than 180 years after the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire, small farmers in Jamaica are still being held captive to the legacy of that dark period in the country's history, according to Donovan Stanberry, permanent secretary...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica needs to take charge of its natural, human and other resources in a structured way to reverse the dependency on imported foods, as a first step to economic independence, was the charge from Dr Julius Garvey to the second plenary session of...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The chronic shortage of cane cutters has long been recognised as a major impediment to the sustainability of the sugar industry, but stakeholders have done very little more than talk about it, according to Allan Rickards, chairman of the All-Island...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Not one of the more than 50 motorcyclists killed in crashes across Jamaica since the start of the year was wearing protective headgear.Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen made this disclosure during the recent 'Bikers Roll Out' hosted by...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The medical community has been sent into shock and sadness by the death of consultant obstetrician-gynaecologist Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie, 62, who died in the Cayman Islands Hospital yesterday. She was struck down by a taxi after deplaning."I've...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

GraceKennedy Money Services has described as a precautionary measure aimed at protecting legitimate customers, its decision to temporarily suspend business operations at seven Western Union branches across the island....

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The impressive showing by Denham Town Primary School at last Tuesday's awards ceremony for the Youth Gambling Prevention All-Island Prevention Poster Competition 2017, where, after two students tied for first, the western Kingston-based school went...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

As the regional sugar cane industry braces for life after October when the European Union (EU) lifts the quota restriction on beet sugar production, Jamaica is struggling with a serious shortage of manual labourers - specifically cane cutters."We...

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