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Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Executive director of the National Family Planning Board (NFPB), Dr Denise Chevannes, is expressing concern that many married Jamaica women are prisoners in the sanctity of their bedroom, where their health is potentially at greater risk than that...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"In today's world, with the antiretroviral therapies that are available, it is possible to treat HIV just like you treat hypertension or diabetes. Take your medication every day and you'll be okay. There are persons who are alive today after 30...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The pending national policy on grooming in schools is not likely to find favour with the umbrella organisation which represents students' councils across Jamaica."That's not helping anybody," Alnast·zia Watson, outgoing president of the National...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will shortly roll out its policy guidelines on the grooming standards for students as it relates to styling of their hair, uniform, and general deportment, portfolio minister Ruel Reid disclosed...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

When franchise holders approached the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to host the seventh staging of the Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit, there was no hesitation in accepting the invitation to stage the two-day event, which will...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju

Christopher Levy, president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Broilers Group, has warned against complacency in light of recent gains in the agricultural sector. Commenting on the growing professional approach to livestock rearing, as well...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The $50,000 fine that can be levelled against adults who allow children to participate in any form of gambling seems to be little deterrent to those who regularly send young ones to purchase gambling tickets.Whether this is done out of ignorance or...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

With the explosion in the digital world in recent years, the local entity tasked with preventing illegal gambling, the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), is...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite reports that illegal gambling operations are raking in an estimated $2 billion each year, with a big portion of that money going into the criminal underworld, several Jamaicans continue to spend their money with these illicit operators,...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, yesterday used the media launch for Denbigh 2017 to poke fun at himself, extending an invitation to Jamaicans to visit his St Catherine farm which is at the centre of the...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is committed to ensuring that Jamaicans get an appreciation of the full value of the US$456 million port expansion project being undertaken at the Kingston Freeport Terminal and its overall benefits to...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

According to Everald Warmington, chairman of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), a failure to adhere to established protocol is at the heart of the problem in which Richard Azan, member of parliament for North West Clarendon, and other...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The continued underperformance of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which is yet to realise anywhere near its true potential as aneconomic bloc, is due in large measure to a cultural hangover, according to GaryAllen, chief executive officer of...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 12:04 AMChristopher Serju

Getting micro, small and medium-sized (MSMEs) businesses to realise anywhere near their full potential in order to contribute in a sustainable way to national and regional development will require a fundamental shift in the way Jamaicans view these...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Donald Elvey, chairman of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), yesterday disclosed that the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) had begun an official investigation into the Mombasa grass scandal. He confirmed that during a visit to the...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson yesterday demonstrated in dramatic fashion, how the lack of information about Jamaica's cultural heritage is undermining its development, when she referred to a memorial in "Highgate, St Mary,...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The proper application of international best practices can significantly improve one's business competitiveness, but should not be adopted wholesale without serious study to determine the suitability to domestic and regional circumstances....

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has accepted that the failure of successive administrations to enforce the more than 100-year-old Building Act is partly to be blamed for the devastation caused by floodwaters last week.Phillips also concluded...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The learning experience begins long before one even enters a classroom at the Rennock Lodge All-Age School in east Kingston, where walls are transformed into chalkboards depicting the water cycle, multiplication tables, geometric shapes, and...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed satisfaction with the scope and pace of development work being done at the Kingston Freeport Terminal to make the facility globally competitive."I was very pleased with what I saw today," the prime...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The opposition People's National Party (PNP) is calling for the establishment of an office of national reconstruction staffed by engineers and other professionals that would have oversight for the islandwide repairs or reconstruction of roads,...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and Fisheries, yesterday contradicted himself in informing Parliament that he did not in any way influence the axing of agronomist Hugh Graham as chief executive officer of the Jamaica Dairy...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Department of Correctional Services has expressed shock and regret at reports that one of its members is now in police custody, allegedly for stabbing and shooting his wife on Saturday."I am aware of it, and it is unfortunate, and we express our...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:34 AMChristopher Serju

A failure by technocrats in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to guide portfolio minister Karl Samuda on the process governing applications for the importation of powdered milk in Jamaica has been cited as a major...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

As the saga over the decision not to renew the contract of Hugh Graham as chief executive officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) continues, The Sunday Gleaner has sourced copies of correspondence indicating his concerns that portfolio...

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