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Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"I'm very passionate about what I do because I'm a child of God, a born-again Christian; committed, dedicated, and whatever I do, God must get the glory. I do not lean upon my own understanding," Detective Sergeant Ava Lindo told The Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

ALBION, St Thomas: "I HAVE to talk to someone," the man pleaded, bringing his bicycle to a stop on the passenger side of the marked Gleaner vehicle parked at East Albion, St Thomas, recently. "I see the vehicle and I want to talk to you because...

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

SOCIOLOGIST DR Orville Taylor on Tuesday blasted Jamaican parliamentarians of yesteryear for their pivotal role and enduring legacy in seeding the criminal activities now plaguing the country.Taylor lamented that, though some of these...

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

THE THUNDEROUS applause that greeted the announcement that Detective Woman Sergeant Ava Lindo was the LASCO/JCF Police Officer of the Year 2015-2016 gave some indication of the overwhelming popularity of the veteran cop, whose effective, hands-on...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

HOURS BEFORE last Wednesday's official opening and handover ceremony of the Fellowship Hall Police Post located in the Hill Run Agro Park, St Catherine, lawmen there were pressed into service their third day on the job at the new facility."This...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Members of the Veterinary Services Division in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries are to embark on a bird-trapping expedition with officers from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), to test for the highly contagious virus...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Health Minister Fenton Ferguson has called for a comprehensive study to determine the extent to which the Jamaican population might have been, or is being exposed, to potentially toxic chemicals, including, and especially heavy metals such as...

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

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has, with immediate effect, imposed a ban on the importation of all poultry, poultry products, poultry by-products which are not fully cooked, as well as hatching eggs and pet foods originating in the...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A Chinese, 41-year-old businessman, Lan Yan, has been charged with breaches of the Trademark Copyright Act in connection with the seizure of $50-million worth of fake name-brand footwear, seized at Kay's Superstore, 88 Orange Street,...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 11:03 PMChristopher Serju

Thousands of pairs of counterfeit name brand shoes valued at millions of dollars were seized from K's Superstore at 88 Orange Street, Downtown Kingston yesterday during a raid by a joint Contraband Enforcement team from Jamaica Customs and a squad...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson's insistence on total exclusion of persons representing tobacco interests from the regulatory process or from engagement with those in authority tasked with regulating the tobacco industry is inconsistent with the...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

If they could envisage the agonising, excruciatingly painful manifestation of end-state prostate cancer, most Jamaican men would likely be more inclined to get screened early and upon being diagnosed with the disease be proactive in getting...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Cultural barriers are preventing scores of Jamaican men from doing a simple test for prostate cancer which could save their lives.Prostate cancer, which affects only men, is one the most frequently diagnosed cancers in Jamaica, and among the leading...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will this morning serve a range of Notices of Intention to Suspend the permit, on the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), for several breaches of the terms and conditions of the two...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2015 | 7:27 PMChristopher Serju

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will this morning serve a range of Notices of Intention to Suspend the Permit on the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for several breaches of the terms and conditions of the two...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

EVEN THOUGH he spent most of the day romping with a friend and generally enjoying the day, checking out booths at the Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show at the Hague Show Grounds in Trelawny on Ash Wednesday, Matthew Thomas made it clear he was a...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Once known as the 'Land of Wood and Water', Jamaica is facing a serious threat of desertification, which is the transformation of habitable land to desert, by climate change or destructive land use."Some of the significant changes have been the...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Carreras Limited, which distributes the Craven 'A' and Matterhorn brands of cigarette, has rejected as impractical and draconian, the warning from Minister of Health Fenton Ferguson that the tobacco industry's and public-health interests are "...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A thanksgiving service for the life of agriculturist Courtney Fletcher, who served as president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) from 1974-93, will take place at the Saxthorpe Methodist Church on Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, next...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has served notice that Jamaica will be moving soon to implement Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco...

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

It has taken some doing and is still a work in progress, but the fisherfolk in and around the seaside community of Oracabessa, St Mary, are beginning to understand and...

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

Even with the recent significant fall in the price of crude oil on the world market, the Jamaican Government remains committed to increasing its involvement, as well as promoting foreign direct investment in renewable energy-generation options, in...

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

An employee of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has been arrested and charged, following a lengthy investigation into allegations of corrupt practices of meter tampering involving business customers.

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Consumers received a total of just under $24 million in compensation from utility companies last year, thanks to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), whose Consumer Affairs Unit reported that $4 million of this amount was recouped during the...

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

Jamaica seems likely to miss out on millions of dollars which could be earned from the increasingly popular cage fishing, which utilises existing bodies of water to raise fishes in a cage or basket that allows the water to pass freely through...

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