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Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Located between Richmond and Cromwell Land, the farming district of Aleppo is a neglected section of the South East St Mary constituency, or so it would seem, if the poor road conditions are an accurate measure of its treatment by successive...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Supporters of the two doctors expected to be nominated tomorrow by the major political parties to contest a by-election in St Mary South East are high on confidence going into the October 30 poll.Last week, supporters of the Jamaica Labour Party's (...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

St Mary:Mayor of Port Maria, the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Richard Creary, has charged that saddled with a weak representative whose political naivety will prove to be his undoing, the People's National Party (PNP) has no chance of retaining the...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 8:18 AMChristopher Serju

Lisa Hanna, the People’s National Party Member of Parliament for South East St Ann blazed a fire at a mass rally in Annotto Bay St Mary last night as the party officially introduced its candidate for the vacant South East St Mary seat, Dr...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 8:09 AMChristopher Serju

It would appear that the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is not holding back on effort or expense to secure the South East St Mary constituency, judging from the turnout at a rally last night in Annotto Bat, St Mary. In addition to...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica Customs has launched a renewed thrust to get business operators involved in import/export to join the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Programme, membership in which it says would enhance their trade functions. Companies which are able to...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) is seeking answers from the Government about any recent, meaningful efforts to cut the staggering level of institutionalised red tape which, it claims, has created, and continues to feed, an environment in which...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher has rubbished claims of political bias levelled against him by Everald Warmington, member of parliament for South West St Catherine.Warmington, a member of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) team on the...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Lawmaker Everald Warmington on Tuesday accused Director of Elections Orrette Fisher of misleading the Constituency Boundaries Committee during its weekly meeting at Gordon House.In challenging the...

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 12:02 AMChristopher Serju

US Charge d'affaires Eric Khant on Friday challenged young entrepreneurs to rethink the notion that profit should be the sole or even the major objective of any successful business. Success in business, he told them, goes well beyond profit."As you...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:30 AMChristopher Serju

For many Jamaicans, the United States Embassy has long been nothing more than the place where one applies for a visa to visit family and friends ­ whether for vacation or permanent residency. But for emerging entrepreneurs, it can be much more...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Owners Pan Caribbean Sugar Company will take control of the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon, at least for the 2017-18 sugar crop, agriculture minister Karl Samuda said on Wednesday, but uncertainty about the fate of the facilities thereafter has...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:58 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) has given Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, a seven-day ultimatum during which he must retract a recent statement that some of its members continue to rob the...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The introduction of fundamental changes to the regime on refined sugar importation for the retail trade announced by Karl Samuda, minister ofindustry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, on Wednesday, awaits his signature on a Ministerial Order...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Omar Davies, retired member of parliament for St Andrew Southern, on Wednesday reminded his former constituents of their obligation to take seriously the responsibility of educating their children."The opportunities which are being presented by...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is looking to parliamentarians to lead by example during Saturday's clean-up of some 150 beaches across the island on International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day 2017.Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Members of the Human Resource and Social Committee of Parliament yesterday unanimously rejected the Realignment of Boundaries report from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (EOJ) on the grounds of inaccurate, contradictory and confusing information...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Mired in all the muck and grime littering the countryside is an opportunity for young, bright minds to come up with solutions to map and orchestrate the clean-up of Jamaica's growing garbage pollution, in an environmentally friendly, sustainable and...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Senator Matthew Samuda's motion for a ban on non-biodegradable plastic, and Styrofoam food packaging especially, might not provide the anticipated quick fix or a long-term solution to Jamaica's growing solid-waste problem, even if it becomes law....

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

After years of pleading with commercial banks to lower their interest rates on loans to small, micro and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Finance Minister Audley Shaw last Wednesday declared that he had started the ball rolling to get those...

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...

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