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Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 8:31 AMMark Titus

In a bid to fill the shortfall caused by the premature closure of the Frome Sugar Estate and lost time due to the recent heavy rains, local sugar producers have taken a decision to extend the 2016-17 sugar production year by two months. Annually,...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:In a bid to fill the shortfall caused by the premature closure of Frome Sugar Estate and several days of inactivity due to the recent heavy rains, local producers have taken a decision to extend the 2016-2017 production year to the...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the long-awaited regulatory and legislative framework to govern the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) will be placed before Parliament for passage into law by the end of this month.The prime minister made...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The multimillion-dollar impasse between Everglades Farms Limited and the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ) Holdings seems headed to the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) instead of the minister with responsibility for agriculture, Karl Samuda.Under...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:03 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The cloud of uncertainty that has been hanging over cane farmers in Trelawny in the wake of the shutting down of operations at the Long Pond Sugar Estate is poised to be lifted, thanks to plans to establish an ambitious $100 million...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) governor Brian Wynter says Jamaica is set to record a single-digit current account deficit of the balance of payments, a feat that was last accomplished about 20 years ago."Jamaica has long lived beyond its means by spending...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 11:57 AMMark Titus

Over the years renowned clinical child and family psychologist Dr Susaye Rattigan, have been staging female themed workshops, geared at inspiring them to be their best. Catch a Fire, held at Altamont West hotel in Montego Bay recently, was no...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 12:39 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Kelly Tomblin, who has been the face of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) since she joined the light and power company as president and chief executive officer in 2012, is on her way out of the company, and heading to take up...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Efforts are now underway to settle a dispute over a reported debt of just over US$1 million which the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ) Holdings is seeking to collect from the owners of Everglades Farms Limited.The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed that SCJ...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Business Process Industry Authority of Jamaica (BPIAJ) president Dr Guna Mupurri says the lobby group is awaiting the final decision on fees to be imposed on users of special economic zones (SEZ) before deciding on its next course of...

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Some 40 participants from the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector got an insight into the fundamentals of effective workplace mentoring last Saturday when they participated in the first in a series of one-day seminars put on by...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:T'shura Gibbs, the western regional director of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), became the third female president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) when she upstaged the incumbent, Gloria Henry, by a...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The upcoming elections for the presidency of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is poised to be a contentious affair as battle lines have been drawn between the supporters of incumbent president Gloria Henry and...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Cane farmers along the Westmoreland and Hanover sugar belt have all but thrown in the towel after Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) was forced to bring a premature end to the 2016-2017production at the Frome Sugar Factory due to the...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The much-respected Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) is to be renamed the Caribbean School of Media and Communication on August 1, which means it will be operating under a new banner for the start of the next...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

While the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is confident that its decision not to request an environment impact assessment (EIA) from the developers of Winchester Estate in Hanover is sound, Lucea's mayor, Councillor Sheridan Samuels,...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Advanced Call Centre Technologies walked away with top prizes at the Montego Bay Free Zone employment creation awards ceremony held at the Montego Bay Free Zone (MBFZ) in Montego Bay on Friday, March...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

President of the influential Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gloria Henry, seems undaunted by a possible challenge to her bid for a third term and has expressed confidence that her work will speak for her.Henry is expected to face off...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Major Hugh Baker, the general manager of Jamaica Cane Product Sales (JCPS), is expressing confidence that there is sufficient sugar available to satisfy the local market and meet its supply obligations to the overseas markets.Jamaica's main sugar...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:The new traffic study by the National Works Agency to determine the feasibility of creating the much-touted Montego Bay bypass is now well advanced and is poised to be completed in May.The data, which will inform the decision-making...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

A Westmoreland resident is headed to court as he continues the fight to prevent a petroleum storage and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) dispensing facility from being established near his home in Llandilo.Armed with a report from the Office of the Public...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Jamaica's two leading tertiary-level institutions, the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (UTech), are to collaborate on a research document, using the crisis at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:While Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth, head of the St James Police Division, is blaming ignorance of policing strategies for the perception that the war again crime in the area is woefully lacking, his assertion is not finding...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Residents of Bath in Westmoreland are struggling to come to grips with Saturday night's quadruple murder when members of their community were slaughtered at a popular cookshop and bar by men travelling on two motorcycles.When the shooting, which...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Sylvain Fabi is urging Jamaicans to be on the right side of history by advancing inclusiveness towards the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner...

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