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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...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC) Dr Cliff Riley has underscored the importance of working partnerships that acknowledge and incorporate the expertise of small players as critical to the success of Jamaica's fledgling...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The time has come for Jamaica to tap into the vast economic potential of the indigenous ganja strains for which it is famous, according to Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley."The world is opening itself to cannabis use and...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw yesterday served notice that he would be taking steps to close the trade loopholes that Jamaica's trading partners have been abusing to dump goods into the country to the...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson yesterday gave the assurance that Government was on track to getting the Occupational Safety and Health Bill passed into law as soon as possible, admitting that its passage was long overdue.The...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The rich, attractive look of its Jamaica Harvest brand of agro-processed foods - sauces, seasonings, preserves and condiments made especially for Things Jamaican - is design- specific, Janine Taylor, manager for the marketing services unit at the...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

In 1950 when Tropical Battery Company Limited began operations, it was as a manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries. Today, the sales of automotive batteries remains its core business. However, this has been complemented by the distribution of...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Five years after the launch of Project Grow, Red Stripe's local raw material sourcing initiative has really grown, taking roots well beyond its' original mandate.With 2,256 acres of cassava under cultivation, 98 Learning for Life graduates and 15...

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

Most of the inner-city community of Allman Town, Kingston 4, would be wiped out if Government goes ahead with its master plan of developing the area in and around Heroes Park in a project known as the Oval Zone project, the College of the Fellows of...

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

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, has put to rest speculation that a large section of the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine is at risk of being carved up to facilitate The...

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

The first of six seed banks to identify, preserve, and store climate-resilient crop varieties to be established across the region is set for completion at the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine by July this year."The plans have been drawn in...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Following a tour of the Metcalfe Street Juvenile Remand Centre in west Kingston yesterday, State Minister of National Security Rudyard Spencer alluded to plans to ramp up the level of production and productivity at the facility that houses boys...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Thursday's tour of the Spike Industries Limited factory at 99 Windward Road, Kingston 2, is evidence that the manufacturing sector is alive and well, according to Metry Seaga, president ofthe Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) who led a...

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

After three days of discourse, participants in the first Caribbean Conference of Mayors, held at the University of the West Indies, Mona Regional Headquarters, have agreed in principle on a template for strengthening local governance at the regional...

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