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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...

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

This year's show must go on, according to Lester 'Mike' Henry, member of parliament for Central Clarendon, in which the Denbigh Show Ground, site of the annual agricultural, industrial and food show, is slated to be held from August 5-7."I...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:03 AMChristopher Serju

A significant decline in sales has forced Hardrock Concrete Mix, a Spanish Town-based manufacturer of pre-mixed concrete to shutter its operation even though there is strong demand for the construction material."I haven't sold any concrete since...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

This year's staging of the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show hangs in the balance pending the outcome of a meeting this morning between a team from the Clarendon Health Department and the organisers, the Jamaica Agriculture...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Former government minister Carlyle Anthony Cosmo Dunkley is being hailed for his long and dedicated service to country and party, following his death on Tuesday night at the age of 78. He died at the University Hospital of the West Indies.The...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:02 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Denise Chevannes, executive director of the National Family Planning Board, has charged local journalists to use their office to do more in ramping up general awareness and sensitisation about HIV/AIDS, detouring from the traditionally easier...

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...

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