|GLEANER EDITORS' FORUM - Ministry gets US grant for new farming policy
The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands has received a grant of more than US$50,000 from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) towards the development of a new agricultural policy. Donovan Stanberry, permanent secretary in the Agriculture and Lands...
Chief education officer retires
After serving the sector for 40 years, Adelle Brown, chief education officer in the the Ministry of Education and Youth, retired yesterday. Jasper Lawrence, deputy chief education officer, will replace her.
Jamaican police express interest in questioning Islamic cleric
WESTERN BUREAU: While it is still uncertain when Jamaican-born Islamic cleric Abdullah el-Faisal will be deported to Jamaica, the local Police High Command is already expressing an interest in interviewing him when he arrives.
Fisherfolk bemoan untapped squid market
Western Bureau: Government's apparent unwillingness to invest in what is considered a potential multimillion-dollar Diamond Back Squid industry is causing much frustration among fisherfolk in Montego Bay, St. James...
Online vehicle registration system lands motorist in police custody
The Automated Motor Vehicle System (AMVS) online, introduced by the Inland Revenue Department to process motor vehicle registration certificates electronically, recently landed at least one motorist in trouble with the law...
Bad roads frustrate life in Treasure Beach
It's a village that has gained a well-earned reputation as an ideal destination. It regularly stages many well-attended events - an international literary festival, a jazz festival, a triathlon, a fishermen's regatta, wholesome comedy nights...
Fishers charged in ganja seizure
WESTERN BUREAU: Three of 10 fishermen, who included seven Hondurans, have been charged in connection with yesterday's ganja seizure on a boat intercepted off the Black River coastline in St. Elizabeth. Facing charges of possession...
Gunmen kill teenager, injure four in Portmore
SPANISH TOWN, St. Catherine: A 17-year-old boy was killed and four others injured by gunmen during a shooting in Portmore, St. Catherine, late Wednesday night. St. Catherine South police are investigating the murder of Dwayne Pearson of Greater Portmore..