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Stories by Christopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's energy policy has made the sector attractive for investment and a game changer, with the country now poised to be the leader in the Caribbean, according to Managing Director of MPC Capital, David Delaire.The company with headquarters in...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth Fulton has charged the Government and the private sector to provide greater support to local farmers by utilising more Jamaican produce. This is necessary, he said, to reduce the heavy...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The time is long overdue for consumers, farmers, and the Jamaican economy to begin to benefit in a tangible way from the Eat Jamaican Campaign, which is now in its 15th year, according to President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

'Hands across the Species' is the apt theme for Sunday's One Health Day conference to be hosted jointly by the Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association and Caribbean College of Family Physicians at the Alhambra Inn, 1 Tucker Avenue, Kingston 6, which...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Two months after Michael Stern quit as chairman of the board of directors for the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Camille Beckford, communications and public relations officer and Celia Miles, a director, are still in the dark about...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting, on Wednesday, accused Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) Shane Dalling of being the primary agent of discontent and dissent at the agency, citing the high...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA), Allan Rickards, has welcomed news that the long-overdue rationalisation plan for traditional sugar lands is now with Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The failure of regional policymakers to pick up the significance of the Special Report on Climate Change at 1.5°C, released by the International Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation's highest scientific assessment body, on Monday, has irked...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Consultant agriculturalist Webster McPherson has ridiculed the announcement by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw that Jamaica will scale up mango production in short order to compete in the global export trade....

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

St Catherine, Clarendon, and Trelawny are the parishes where sugar land has been identified for divestment in the first phase of a plan by the Government to put thousands of idle acreage into crop production.Minister of Industry, Commerce,...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica continues to strengthen its traditional partnerships, while building new ones with like-minded countries around the world that see the global benefits in countries big and small, rich and poor, working together to solve issues too big for...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

A week after announcing a ban on single-use plastic bags and other plastic items, the government has established a plastic policy hotline to receive comments and queries about the ban, which takes effect on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The public is...

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...

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