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Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

His attendance was sporadic, but in the less than two years that Rushane Smith went to Denham Town High School at 105 North Street in downtown Kingston, the troubled teenager endeared himself to form teacher Donnette Smith, with whom he had a...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

In 35 years of operation, the role of Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica, as well as the scope of its operations, has grown significantly as the charity continues to enable and enrich beneficiaries within and far beyond local shores.As news of the...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Requests for emergency assistance for victims of natural disasters, fire and other tragedies are a feature of the workday for employees of Food For The Poor (FFP). However, one such phone call from Dr Omar Davies, member of parliament for St Andrew...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Executives of the fisheries division in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries are anticipating passage of the long overdue Fishing Industry Act, which will pave the way for its transition to a statutory organisation and...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Ministry of Agriculture, which stands to benefit most from modern and comprehensive legislation governing the operations of its Fisheries Division, has been blamed for the lengthy delay in completing the three decades-long effort to update the...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju

Some 20 years after graduating from St. Andrew Technical High School (STATHS), Rayon Simpson is back at the downtown Kingston-based institution.  This time, he says, he is as an educator on a mission. Simpson says he looking to draw on the...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Five employees of the Cross Roads tax office in St Andrew were taken into custody yesterday morning during a surprise operation conducted by the Revenue Protection Division with help from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA),...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Last Friday, January 20 marked 80 years since Holy Childhood High School opened its doors under the stewardship of founding Principal Sister Francis Maria McLeod of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters order, and the school used its morning devotion to...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Being recognised by The Gleaner through its annual Honour Awards carries a lot of weight. Representatives of four category winners - the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for science and technology; the Calabash International Literary Festival...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Tempers were blazing long after the fire, which claimed the life of an elderly woman and left more than 50 persons homeless, had been brought under control at 7-11 West Street in downtown Kingston yesterday.Angry about the death of Ms Gloria, also...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju

The Gleaner yesterday kicked off the first of its Honour Awards appreciation luncheons, in recognition of individuals and organisations whose initiative, accomplishment and courage have contributed significantly to improving Jamaica's quality of...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Given the fickle nature of the Jamaican economy, diversification of your business offering, whether goods or services, makes good sense, even and especially when things are going well, according to Vinay Walia, group managing director of the...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The plan to transform Kingston into the Caribbean's first smart city has inched closer to becoming a reality with the identification of two preferred vendors by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for its Smart LED street light project.Petra...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Barton Clarke, executive director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), has taken issue with the integrity of some of agricultural inputs provided by international donor agencies - specifically planting material....

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Women and children will, for the first time, be the focus of the 37th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast, which takes place at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew on Thursday, according to the Reverend Dr Stevenson Samuels, chair of the...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Forced to abandon its offices along Marcus Garvey Drive when floodwaters sent staff scampering for their lives, the Fisheries Division in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will resume operations at a new location at...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's plant genetic resources development programme got a major boost on Wednesday with the donation of J$2.5 million worth of well-needed equipment and supplies to the seed production facility at the Bodles Research Centre, St Catherine, by the...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The 220-bed children's hospital slated to be built on land beside the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, is projected to be a major game changer in local paediatric health-care delivery.Offering specialised care for children of all...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The new licensing regime for the lobster industry announced on Friday is expected to significantly improve transparency and equity, allowing for smaller fishers to get a fair share of this very lucrative marine trade, according to industry players....

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The results of the 2016 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) reflected a welcome resurgence by students of Holy Childhood High School with Samoya Cochrane copping an impressive five...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Deputy Commissioner of Police Novlette Grant yesterday served notice to Jamaicans not to expect any crime-fighting miracles when she officially takes command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and its auxiliaries as acting commissioner of...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) Metry Seaga wants business operators who come under threat of extortion to report all such cases to the police instead of negotiating with gangsters, whose criminal activities they would...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Come July 1, 2017 all brown sugar sold in the retail trade will have to packaged and labelled in keeping with revised mandatory standards announced by Karl Samuda, minister of industry commerce, agriculture and fisheries last Friday.The long-overdue...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The effects of climate change have begun to negatively affect farming in Jamaica and to that end JN Small Business Loans is providing financing to farmers to help them put in place the necessary measures to cope with and adapt to the situation."...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Civil servants are scrambling to meet tomorrow's December 31 deadline which Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda has set for...

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