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Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

As crop and livestock production and productivity across the country continue to be negatively affected by a prolonged drought, two of the farmers who took top honours at the 2014 staging of the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The impact of any tsunami (giant sea wave) caused by an eruption of Kick 'em Jenny, the underwater volcano located eight kilometres north of Grenada, would in all likelihood be evident in Jamaica, but not cause significant damage, and definitely not...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The significant contribution of science-based information to gaining and maintaining market access was underlined at the recent launch of the book Food Safety Quality Systems in Developing Countries, Volume 1: Export Challenges and Implementation...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 11:06 PMChristopher Serju

The restructuring of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), to officially separate its regulatory functions from the other aspects of its operations - including the development of standards as well as certification - has begun.This is in order to...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Owen Arthur, former prime minister of Barbados, has called for a fundamental review of the regional-integration movement, arguing that there could be opportunities for a comprehensive overhaul that might not have existed prior to the global...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"I would be offended if somebody wanted to get justice for me (or) against me by taking me before a court in Britain. I would be offended. Let my Caribbean people try me," declared an impassioned Owen Arthur, former prime minister of Barbados, as he...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

MORE THAN 50 years after the dissolution of the West Indies Federation, a regional political union that lasted from January 3, 1958 to May 31, 1962, insularity remains a major obstacle to achieving any real semblance of political or economic unity...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:26 AMChristopher Serju

As drought conditions worsen and the National Water Commission (NWC) puts in place a number of short and long term measures to stretch the dwindling supplies, it is also having to take steps to stem the illicit flow of money from its coffers. This...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Water Resources Authority (WRA) has served notice that in addition to prosecuting businesses and individuals, it will take steps to name and shame those who continue to use potable water derived from National Water Commission (NWC) sources for...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Diana McCaulay, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), is questioning the Government's commitment to accountability and transparency in light of its latest legal setback in the three-year struggle to get information on the...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The late Gregory Isaacs was known as 'The Cool Ruler' for his signature laid-back, seductive crooning style. And now there is a product on the market intended to cool people down named after the late...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

EFFORTS TO preserve the country's water reserves must be supplemented by legislation that makes rainwater harvesting compulsory for all housing developments and other such major projects which put a drain on Jamaica's limited water resources during...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Errol Mowatt, commi-ssioner of the Jamaica Fire Bridge, wants an immediate islandwide ban on all open-flame fires in light of prevailing weather conditions that are fuelling the spate of bush fires and a drain on the brigade."To all citizens,...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

'As you sow, so shall you reap' is an adage that has always resonated with Elsworth Johnson, with the understanding that everything that happens to one in life is a result of earlier actions - whether good or bad. But in recent times, the retiree...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"AT THE moment, it hasn't quite sunk in yet. It all seems very surreal. This has just been such a long time in coming," Dr Susan Otuokon, executive director of the Jamaica Conservation Development Trust (JCDT), told The Gleaner via email from Bonn,...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A senior Anglican clergyman has called for a return to traditional values centred on telling the truth no matter the consequences, as a start to addressing in a meaningful way the ills of today's society."Speak the truth, and speak it ever. Cost it...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"BEWARE OF who you buy water from" is the strong warning from Basil Fernandez, managing director of the Water Resources Authority (WRA), who is concerned that public-health safety standards could be compromised as restrictions force people to source...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 11:10 PMChristopher Serju

MARILYN HEADLEY, chief executive officer and conservator of the Forestry Department, is contending that poor farming practices in the watershed areas that feed the Hermitage Dam and the Mona Reservoir are a major contributor to the significant...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

On Wednesday, July 1, Mildred Adora Euphemia James celebrated her 100th birthday, an achievement hailed by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen as a blessing enjoyed by a "small group of distinguished persons", with Buckingham Palace also...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaicans should not expect any significant relief from the sweltering heat wave and drought that have been affecting the island any time soon, according to Evan Thompson, senior meteorologist at the Meteorological Service of Jamaica."The...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture J.C. Hutchinson says members of parliament (MPs) are guilty of perpetuating the fraud under which agricultural inputs are siphoned to their lackeys instead of going to genuine farmers in need."We need now, Mr...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A memorandum of understanding between the National Irrigation Commission (NIC) and the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers' Association (AIJCFA) should provide a consistent source of affordable water for cane farmers, many of whom have lost millions of...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Contractor General Dirk Harrison's decision to mount a legal challenge to force the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to prefer charges against Lucea councillor Shernet Haughton in an alleged case of nepotism is a waste of time,...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

LONG DESCRIBED as Jamaica's breadbasket because of its major contribution to the island's overall agricultural production over the years, St Elizabeth is experiencing winds of change, literally, that are seriously threatening the continued viability...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Slashing the excessive taxes on building materials while significantly cutting the waiting time for approvals from the regulatory agencies and utility companies could go a far way in stimulating the economy through the housing sector suggests...

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