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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...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Their resounding success and dominance of the Youth Gambling Prevention All-Island Poster Competition 2017 caught the Denham Town Primary School team by surprise, the members admitted in an interview at their 105 North Street, downtown Kingston,...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 12:26 AMChristopher Serju

Rehabilitation work at the Denbigh Show Ground in Clarendon to address serious public health breaches which must be corrected in time for the August 5-7 staging of the annual agricultural industrial and food show is progressing apace, according the...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Expansion of the local media landscape, reflected in the explosion of community and other radio stations, as well as additions to the number of free-to-air television channels, has made the task of content monitoring much harder for the Broadcasting...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has described as insulting statements attributed to Deputy Superintendent of Police Paul Bernard and Dr Lynden Rose, a justice of the peace for St Elizabeth, during a recent Gleaner Inside the...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Maureen Golding, regional director of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has challenged Jamaicans to view local health centres as their first point of contact for primary health care treatment in light of ongoing improvements in the...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Medical officer in charge of the upgraded Hagley Park Health Centre, Dr Ilene Pearce Dennis, has welcomed the reopening of the facility as a long-overdue and well-needed improvement to the region's primary health-care delivery portfolio."The...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

All brown sugar sold in retail outlets across Jamaica must be properly packaged in appropriately labelled heat-sealed plastic bags as of now.Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, used a press conference at his New...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) will be pressing its case for a levelling of the playing field to allow manufacturers to enjoy inter-nationally competitive loan rates, in keeping with those accorded to other sectors."I'm talking about...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Inexpensive financing, affordable factory space and a revised procurement policy are the priority agenda items for the Metry Seaga-led Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) after Seaga was returned to office unopposed for a next year during the...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The two-decades-long embargo on the raw, unedited version of private conversations between former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley and wife Glynne is intended to protect persons, some of whom are still actively involved in politics. Though...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Loosening the stranglehold of crime on manufacturing could result in a doubling of the 8.5 per cent contribution to gross domestic production that the sector now adds to the economy each year. The 79,000 jobs as well as the US$486 million in export...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is in a race against time to clean up the Denbigh Show Ground in Clarendon and get it up to the exacting international public health standards stipulated by the Clarendon Health Department.Meeting those...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Roderick Francis, chief executive officer of B&D Trawling, is excited about the company's first export shipment of fresh, ocean-caught fish to the United States...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Deplorable conditions at last year's staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show created such a stink among Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) staffers that RADA has served notice that unless there is a significant...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A month before he was dismissed from the post of chief executive officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), Hugh Graham received a glowing appraisal of his performance signed by Donald Elvey, the chairman of the board of directors.Graham...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

When the teachers complained that incoming students at Rennock Lodge All-Age School were having difficulty with mathematics, Principal Jacqueline Lewis came up with an innovative idea to get the youngsters interested in and acquainted with numbers....

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaicans are being urged not buy improperly packaged and labelled sugar, starting July 1.Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, made the appeal to consumers last Friday as he officially launched the new labelling...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The odds of the 65th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food show being cancelled have gone up significantly following the failure of the representatives from organisers, the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), to meet with public...

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