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Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green has given SCJ Holdings Limited until the end of November to provide a report on the status of the lease arrangements of all land over which it has jurisdiction. Thereafter, he will decide on a...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Residents of Bayshore Park in Harbour View are not optimistic that the main road leading into their community will be rehabilitated anytime soon following the destruction of several sections of the surface after a weekend of withering wind and rain...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:14 PMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Shalk Electronic Security Limited, one of five companies which this year won lucrative government contracts for providing security services to hospitals and health centres across the island, is again in the news for its failure to make outstanding...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Governments in the Eastern Caribbean have been making use of the Enhanced Country Poverty Assessment (eCPA) toolkit, with one using it to help guide their response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government officials have noted that the...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A survival guide produced in Braille for persons who are blind or living with vision impairment was unveiled at a handover ceremony recently as part of an effort to ensure that they are not left behind when disaster strikes. The ceremony at the...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The global coronavirus pandemic has created some business opportunities for local food exporters who have been able to adopt their strategies in line with the challenges and have been able to survive and thrive. One such business is Carita Limited...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Cornel Alphanso Grant, affectionately called ‘CJ’, is being remembered for his outstanding courage and faith in the face of overwhelming odds, which now serve as a source of strength for grieving the passing of the Calabar High School student....

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A Patrick City shopkeeper said on Wednesday that she was still traumatised by the gun murder of a 70-year-old man in the western St Andrew community the night before. The killing of Maurice Bailey, otherwise called ‘Beenie’ or ‘Likkle B’, has...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Thousands of students from inner-city and rural communities are at risk of being displaced or left behind as a result of the digital divide as the new academic year enters its third day today, Julian Robinson has said. Robinson, opposition...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Residents of the lower section of Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew are demanding a full investigation into the circumstances under which Errol Caven, also known as ‘Fisher’, was shot dead by soldiers on Thursday night. They used debris to block...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

When classes resume at 38 Fleet Street in downtown Kingston on Monday, the students will be equipped with Wi-Fi-enabled tablets to augment lessons courtesy of the Canadian High Commission. Paula Smith, principal of Aunty Paula’s Reading and...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Education said it is ramping up the number of teachers to serve students with intellectual disabilities and investing in training for parents. The Government has also committed to provide caregivers to work in homes. A manual has...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Port Royal Street Coastal Revetment Project is on track to meet its April 2021 deadline within budget, says Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Managing Director Omar Sweeney. The assurance came during Tuesday’s tour of the works along the...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

State Minister in the Ministry of Health...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The global economic challenges caused by the COVID pandemic have also created lucrative opportunities for local businesses, chief executive officer of the Seprod Group, Richard Pandohie, assured stakeholders on Monday. COVID-19 is truly reshaping...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite relocating its milk-production plant to Bog Walk in St Catherine in 2018 and last year’s closure of the Golden Grove Sugar Factory, in which it acquired major share holdings in 2009, the SEPROD Group of Companies has said that it has not...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

THEIR SHOP was among the many trading establishments which adorned the roadway at the Content Gap square in St Andrew East Rural during the recent reopening ceremony for the resurfaced Guava Ridge to Content Road, all offering the same general...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Some 80 farmers in the parishes of Clarendon, St Portland, Kingston, St Andrew, and St Ann are set to receive a total of 70,000 vegetable seedlings and 300 fruit trees, along with inputs such as chemicals and fertiliser, as well as technical...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

From state minister for the former Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries where he served in the previous Jamaica Labour Party administration, Floyd Green has been promoted to take charge of the newly formed Ministry of...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:31 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Professor Peter Figueroa, one of Jamaica’s leading epidemiologists, has warned that participants at an impromptu party at Olympic Way in the St Andrew West Central constituency represented by Prime Minister Andrew may have put themselves and others...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Professor Emerita Carolyn Cooper has expressed concern that senior citizens who opt to vote on election day may be at undue risk of contracting COVID-19 unless special lines are established for the aged. Cooper, a public commentator and Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Dalvey division in the St Thomas Eastern constituency is considered the forgotten section side of the parish, according to residents who admitted that they are suffering with very little economic stimulus and a significant decline in their...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has given the assurance that her office remains fully operational and committed to carrying out its mandate, despite the fact that she has contracted the coronavirus. Parchment Brown told The Gleaner...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Political apathy is rife in St Thomas Eastern, a seat the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP’s) Dr Michelle Charles is seeking to wrest from the People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) self-styled ‘Six-Star General’, Dr Fenton Ferguson, who has held power since...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

While most Jamaicans support the removal of Queen Elizabeth II as head of State, the country’s two main political parties are still bitterly divided over the issue. The incumbent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is insisting that the matter is one for...

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