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Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) deputy representative to Jamaica, believes that the country can benefit from some environmental best practices such car pooling, even as she underscored the need for...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's ratification of the Paris Agreement on Thursday, March 30, now paves the way for the implementation of a national strategy rooted in climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and the potential benefits are many, according to Clifford...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The 59 Dominican Republican fishermen who, on Monday, pleaded guilty to various breaches of Jamaica's Fishing Industry Act and who were fined a total of $11 million are still in the custody of local authorities because the fines - which range from $...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The 59 fishermen from the Dominican Republic who pleaded guilty to fishing illegally in Jamaica's territorial waters were yesterday remanded, pending payment of the $11-million cumulative fine imposed during a special sitting of the Kingston and St...

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

President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, on Friday served notice that he would not tolerate corruption of any kind within the party, while also declaring that he would not engage in witch-hunts or persecution based on...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The date of the graduation exhibition at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts is still two months away, but one of the exhibits, though still some way from completion, is creating waves.After collecting a symbolic cheque for $60...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

With the debate continuing on whether senators appointed by Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller should resign en bloc with the change in leadership of the parliamentary Opposition, the new man in the job, Dr Peter Phillips, has reiterated that...

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

Members of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) are bracing for a double whammy from the combined effect of recent tax increases on petrol and the hike in property tax announced in the 2017/18 budget, according to president Philip Chong...

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

Imani Duncan-Price co-executive director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), is to give up that post by the end of the month to focus on her new role as chief of staff in the Office of the Opposition Leader, reporting directly to Dr...

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

Fifty-nine Dominican Republic nationals and 24 Jamaicans will face the court on Monday, following their detention by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard. During operations south of the Pedro Cays on Wednesday, the men and two boats they were...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 11:55 AMChristopher Serju

Canned corned beef produced in Jamaica - likely labelled ‘Bully Beef’ as it is popularly known locally - and marketed under the Grace brand could be on the market by next year. GraceKennedy’s innovation team has been mandated to...

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

Celebration of the inaugural Rastafari Month by adherents of the faith is on in earnest as believers engage in activities across the island, aimed at shedding light on the invaluable contribution of Rastafarians to the cultural, spiritual and...

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

A regional sales representative for one of the largest and most diversified global food chains in the world has welcomed yesterday's announcement of the lifting of the two-week ban on the sale and distribution of corned beef in light of the ongoing...

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 12:30 AMChristopher Serju

The  Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is reminding fishers and other business operators who offer lobster on their menu of the special rules that apply now that the spiny lobster close season is in effect. A signed...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Come tomorrow, and for the three-month period when the annual lobster closed season is in effect (April 1 to June 30), anyone who catches this crustacean could find themselves in very serious trouble.Unlike in previous years when the maximum fine...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A Jamaican technical team, which leaves this week for Brazil, will undertake a fact-finding mission to determine the validity of reports of tainted meat being processed into corned beef.During the visit, the team will inspect facilities that...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Police Federation is urging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and its affiliates to continue to hold fast to the guiding principles of their oath of office even as they mourn the murder of Corporal Kevin McLean, who was cut...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

After almost three decades of operation, Crime Stop, the private-sector funded initiative, which facilitates the public sharing information about crimes without having to identify themselves even when they collect the rewards offered for information...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Sugar industry stakeholders are being urged to stand their ground in the face of new and emerging threats to their economic livelihood.Addressing Thursday's opening ceremony of the two-day regional policy workshop on 'The Caribbean Sugar Industry...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Chief executive officer of COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union Limited Ambassador Aloun Assamba wants Jamaicans to stop wasting money on lavish burials for family members and relatives and, instead, channel their hard-earned savings into...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Chairman of the Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC), Karl James, has promised a healthy discussion when stakeholders in the regional sugar industry and their European counterparts meet at JAMPRO's New Kingston head office today, to begin two...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The claim by Finance Minister Audley Shaw that the 2017-18 Budget will provide an enhanced social safety net for the poor and vulnerable has been endorsed by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), which yesterday presented its in-depth...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju

Wallenford Coffee Company (WCC) is defending the new arrangements it is implementing for farmer on leased lands in rural St Andrew despite how howls of protests from the farmers.Mark McIntosh, director of Wallenford says the company's move to evict...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Mandated to ensure that all the rules are observed at the island's ports, members of the Port Security Corps (PSC), based at the island's international airports, are often faced with abuse when they try to enforce the rules."When you say, 'Take off...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica does not have a shortage of water, despite the drought in 2015 that saw a decline in agricultural production, according to Peter Clarke, deputy managing director of the Water Resources Authority."In terms of water supply, it is the Water...

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