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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...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

According to Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, theproject to plant out some six hectares (15 acres) of his Knollis, St Catherine, farm holding in Mombasa - a high-quality pasture grass being introduced by the...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The recent dismissal of Hugh Graham from the position of chief executive officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) represents a turnaround by Donald Elvey, chairman of the board of directors, who, seven months ago, recommended that the...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

More than 11 months after Everald Warmington, chairman of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee of Parliament, warned the Social Development Commission (SDC) that he would bring pressure to bear on the agency if it fails to halve its...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The imposition of a dormancy fee as well as user fees by rapacious bankers has wreaked havoc with the hard-earned savings of unsuspected Jamaicans, many of whom are yet to and might never recover their money, Fitz Jackson member of Parliament for St...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Government is scaling down investment in the Long Pond and Monymusk sugar factories even as it takes steps to recover all the money it has spent to date in extending a lifeline to the respective Trelawny and Clarendon-based operations."Under no set...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda yesterday admitted that the Mombasa grass trials conducted on his farm in Knollis, St Catherine, as well as the subsequent extension services he received courtesy of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board, is consistent...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is inviting Jamaicans to help to present an accurate picture, or rather as many pictures as possible, of the country's solid waste collection and disposal problem.On Monday, it launched the 'Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda on Saturday admitted to coconut growers that the Government would be going after the $5 billion held in trust on their behalf by the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) to bolster its...

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

After decades of being accused of failing to fulfil their legal obligations to restore mined-out lands as required under Jamaica's 1947 Mining Act, bauxite companies are beginning to get it right, according to Dr Hugh Lambert, agriculture research...

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