Climate change adaptation efforts gather momentum

JAMAICA HAS begun the roll- out of a project designed to enhance its adaptation planning for climate change while also meeting its obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Banks make interest rates killing

BANKS ARE making an 11 per cent spread on money they lend to the public. John Robinson, deputy governor of the Bank of Jamaica, said in Parliament on Wednesday that "spreads now, and have been for a very long time, remain very high".

Ocean Style 2014 rocked!

Western Bureau: Ocean Style Magazine maintained its trend of bringing talented top-class designers to the Second City with yet another successful staging of its annual weekend of festivities.

Boo at the Zoo is back

The original creatures of the night will be on show at this year's Boo at the Zoo, Hope Zoo Kingston's unique spin on Halloween observations. It will be all trick and treat for the children, a pleasant way for families with young children to enjoy the night in a safe environment.

Red Stripe bags two National Quality Awards

Brewing giant Red Stripe walked away with two awards at the recent National Quality Awards ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

Water tank initiative for schools close to target

The Water Tank Push-Up Challenge for schools that have no reliable water supply, launched by Digicel's Trisha Williams-Singh and former Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, is close to its half-million dollar mark.

From the farm to the table

Scores of government officials and members of the private sector showed up at the Grog Shoppe Devon House in support of the 'Farm to Table' fundraiser dinner last Thursday.

JIFS networks at the Audi Terminal

The Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) recently hosted its networking event at the Audi Terminal on Oxford Road.

On the corporate Circuit

Ronald McKay (centre), chief executive officer - ADS Global, in discussion with Digicel Business General Manager Jason Corrigan (left) and Grant Hume of Columbus Communications...

UN hosts cocktail reception

Last Thursday, Jamaica's United Nations country team headed by Dr Arun Kashyap hosted its United Nations (UN) Day cocktail reception under the theme:

Young musicians in the making

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has revealed that several students at the primary-school level are becoming music composers, songwriters and players of musical instruments.

Medicanja launches its products

After becoming Jamaica's first medical marijuana company in 2013, the Dr Henry Lowe-led Medicanja Limited has unveiled its first set of products.

Jamaica-born academic helping students pass SATs

Thousands of students graduated from high school this past summer, many now attending local universities.

No cassava beer in the making

"IT IS not cassava beer, it is beer made with cassava as an adjunct and the starch is what makes the beer, not the cassava," Dr Damian 'Damo' Graham, head of the Local Raw Material supply chain, told The Gleaner on Wednesday.

Three-day anti-chik-V training starts

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann: THE ST Ann Parish Council has begun a three-day training programme for approximately 70 volunteers on Wednesday as efforts to combat the chikungunya virus (chik-V) in the parish shifted gear.

St Ann ready for animal ID system

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann: THE GOVERNMENT'S National Animal Identifications and Traceability System (NAITS) is to roll out on a trial basis in St Ann in November and farmers in the parish are happy that something meaningful appears to be on the horizon to combat livestock theft.

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