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Stories by Christopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Built in 1796 and located in the town's historic district, the Falmouth Parish Church, also known as the St Peter's Anglican Church, is the oldest public building in the Trelawny capital and the most visited tourist site in the parish.Though still...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson is appealing to Jamaicans to unite in stamping out the abuse of senior citizens, warning that those who persist in taking advantage of this vulnerable group will face harsher sanctions."I...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Una-May Gordon, director of the climate change division in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has dismissed as "premature" questions about the range of penalties/sanctions for persons or institutions that run afoul of the pending ban...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has identified human under-development as the greatest crisis facing Jamaica, ranking it above the country's escalating crime rate."The greatest crisis that Jamaica has is not the...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

MINISTER OF Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has given the assurance that the $60 million donated by the Lee-Chin family will be distributed to registered small coffee farmers in a non-partisan and equitable way, based on...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard is taking seriously Tropical Storm Isaac, even though it poses no immediate threat to Jamaica and is not projected to reach Barbados until Thursday.In preparation, the Coast Guard is evacuating its personnel...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has made public his distaste for modern dancehall music, which he describes as lacking in substance."We seem to be searching, but fruitlessly. After a run of all the different basic rhythms that we have developed,...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Less than a day after stridently vowing to reinstate a cess on imported processed sugar, Audley Shaw, the minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has reportedly backed down from that position, following a meeting with the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Ambassador Derick Heaven has welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw that he intends to reimpose the tax on processed (granulated) sugar, which is used as a vital ingredient in a wide and diverse range of manufacturing processes...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Some 226 workers lost their jobs as a result of yesterday's closure of J. Wray & Nephew Limited's operations at its Holland Estate and Casa Marantha in St Elizabeth, a decision the company said was a result of ongoing economic losses ...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Busying herself with preparations for the September 1 funeral of her husband Whittington, Norma Cole is haunted by the agony he must have endured while being mauled to death by a pack of dogs on the night of Saturday, July 21 in Hampton Green, St...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Lenworth Fulton, president-elect of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), has promised to restructure the national umbrella farmers' organisation in order to achieve its original objective of being a driving force for economic growth and...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Trouble is brewing ahead of Saturday's official start to the 2018 game bird hunting season, which runs until Sunday, September 23, as businessman Authnel Reid of Portland Bight, Clarendon, served notice last Friday that registered hunters like...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

"We don't buy food and put down. We have food here, so it's fresh food that is going into the pot every day," boasted Deacon Paul C. Dunn, administrator at Jacob's Ladder in Haddon, Moneague, in St Ann."We have four greenhouses in which sweet...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The many teaching aids adorning the walls are a reflection of the rich learning environment at New Life Basic School in Dunbeholden, St Catherine.The school, which recently benefited from significant funding from the European Union for refurbishing...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Her presence created quite a stir, but Jamaica-born American actress and author Sheryl Lee Ralph was busy channelling the spirit of her late Uncle Simeon, who lived in Christiana, Manchester, during last Thursday's media launch hosted by Medicanja...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

In keeping with its ongoing drive to raise public awareness of the importance and impact of good environmental stewardship, Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) is applauding its more than 1,000 employees for their overwhelming response to its...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will host two meetings with hunters ahead of the start of the 2018 Game Bird Shooting Season, which gets under way on Saturday, August 18, and runs until Sunday, September 23.The findings of...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Hotelier Adam Stewart has remained undaunted by complaints about the inconsistency of quality and quantity of locally produced goods by some Jamaicans."I think it's an honest statement, but where there is a will, there is a way," said Stewart, who...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The Government must insist that foreign direct investors tap into the wealth of world-class goods and services on offer by locals to ensure more sustainable economic development, according to Adam Stewart, chairman of the Tourism Linkages Network....

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Effective today, all applications for permits to import or export coconut products and/or substitutes must be submitted to the Jamaica Agricultural Com-modities Regulatory Authorities (JACRA) at 1 Willie Henry Drive, Kingston 11.All permits,...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Within minutes of being declared winner of Wednesday's presidential election for the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Lenworth Fulton was on the receiving end of unsolicited advice about how to run the umbrella organisation for which he takes...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Norman Grant, outgoing president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), is reporting that a number of economic gains were achieved during financial year 2017-18, as the effort to reposition the JAS as an independent and viable organisation...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Construction of its flagship service station by Total Jamaica Limited is slated to get under way by the end of this month and be completed in four months on land at the eastbound Old Harbour ramp of Highway 2000, St Catherine. This will bring to 58...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Wednesday's election of a new executive for the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) could be the most keenly contested in decades, with just under 600 delegates voting to give Lenworth Fulton a crack at leading the 123 year-old farmers' organisation or...

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