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Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Andrene Collings has underscored the immense potential economic value of the Grow What We Eat ... Eat What We Grow campaign.She says that every Jamaican can...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

After years of steady decline, Jamaica's total fertility rate is now at two children per woman, and the adolescent fertility rate is currently at 46 per 1,000 girls between the ages of 15-19.This was revealed during the launch of the State of the...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor and Adrian Frater/Gleaner Writers

Western Bureau:Residents of Masemure Meadows in Little London, Westmoreland, woke up to, possibly, their worst fears yesterday morning when they were greeted with the horrifying news that four members of the community - three men and a woman - had...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Presiding judge Justice Vivene Harris will begin her summation today at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston as the trial for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown nears its end.Brown is being tried for the 2009 murder of Damoy (...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Aegean, the Greek fuel trading company that filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States, has stated in court documents that it owes the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, US$3.17 million.This comes in the wake of denials yesterday by...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Stephen Fray, the Jamaican man who was sentenced to more than 70 years in prison for hijacking a commercial airline at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, nearly a decade ago, is back with his family."He is safe and in good...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Since Jamaican yellow yam became associated with the success of the country's track and field athletes, especially retired sprinting legend Dr Usain Bolt, interest in the product has sky-rocketed resulting in extensive research currently under way...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Despite over 1,700 volunteers participating in the International Coastal Clean-up Day, removing an estimated 15,488 pounds of garbage from the Kingston Harbour, solid waste management in Jamaica is in a state of crisis according to Suzanne Stanley,...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth Fulton has charged the Government and the private sector to provide greater support to local farmers by utilising more Jamaican produce. This is necessary, he said, to reduce the heavy...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that he is pleased with the level of cooperation being shown by manufacturers who are putting plans in place to comply with the January deadline to reduce the sugar content in beverages sold to schools and...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The time is long overdue for consumers, farmers, and the Jamaican economy to begin to benefit in a tangible way from the Eat Jamaican Campaign, which is now in its 15th year, according to President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/ Gleaner Writer

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith is not expecting any changes to bilateral relations with the United States given the outcome of Tuesday's mid-term elections."Jamaica's relationship with the US has always been...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorney Norman Godfrey told jurors yesterday to prevent injustice by returning a verdict of not guilty to each of the five counts on the indictment against murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown.While presenting his closing...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, has issued a statement refuting assertions from the Opposition that it has failed to collect US$3 million from a Greek fuel trading company that has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States."...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/ Gleaner Writer

Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica's minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, has confirmed that 1,093 persons of Jamaican heritage have received documentation confirming their British status while a further 722 were granted citizenship under the...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Brazil will not be part of any plans to use military intervention in Venezuela, says Carlos Michaelsen den Hartog, Brazilian ambassador to Jamaica.He said that more should be done to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the oil-rich South...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says that it will intensify the pressure on the Government to appoint a new energy minister.Dr Andrew Wheatley, the man who held the position little more than two months ago, resigned as Cabinet minister...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

For some of the eight Jamaican participants in the most recent Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), being selected for the programme came as no surprise as they believed their business strategies had an international appeal."The YLAI...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The two policemen who are charged with murder arising from a controversial shooting in Shrewsbury, Westmoreland, in 2013, will know on November 14 whether the Trelawny Circuit Court will grant the holding of a special sitting to...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chief Justice Justice Bryan Sykes announced a raft of initiatives that are currently on stream and will be intensified in the next court term to increase hearing date certainty and reduce delays, particularly in the Home Circuit Court.Hearing date...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness told students at Penwood High School in his West Central St Andrew constituency yesterday that as part of their civic responsibility, they should resist criminality and reject the approach of dons in their communities....

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The new state-of-the-art J$157m Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) building in Falmouth, Trelawny, opened its doors for official business yesterday, ending a spate of missed opening dates, dating back almost two years."Our new office...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans wishing to visit France for extended periods (more than 90 days), whether to work or attend school, no longer have to travel to Panama to obtain a visa, now that a French visa application centre has been established at the DHL building in...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Parents, educators and caregivers are being asked to make a play date with children on November 20, as the day will be designated National Play Day each year going forward.The day was conceptualised by several stakeholders who yesterday expressed...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A delegation of business leaders from France is scheduled to arrive in the island today for a two-day visit to explore viable opportunities for companies in France and Jamaica in the areas of water sanitation, water distribution, energy and...

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