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Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:42 AM

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says he expects an increase in the yield of cocoa for the fall crop, in areas where the frosty pod rot disease management programme has been implemented. Speaking at a recent media...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:40 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Some Jamaican teachers in Japan are reporting that they are safe after the passage of the worst typhoon to hit the Asian country in more than a decade last weekend. Seventy-four people reportedly died in the powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which roared...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:40 AM

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has rejected the idea of introducing paternity leave in Jamaica saying what’s needed is paternal responsibility. What do you think about introducing paternity leave here? #GLNRTalk Paternal responsibility...they...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:33 AM

The headlines that Jamaica is set to complete the latest standby agreement (SBA) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2019 have been interpreted by many that Jamaica has paid off all its debts to the Fund. However, this is not so; as of...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:31 AM

Hello mi neighbour! Ever wondered why you weren’t born a little over 200 years ago? Minds are now ticking backwards in wonderment. If you were born in the northern hemisphere around the year 1815 you would have experienced snow in June, freezing...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says public-sector service delivery is being reshaped to that of an enabler in the provision of goods and services to the private sector. “The role of the public sector is not what it was 20 to 40 years ago. The role...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 12:08 AM

QUESTION: Mr Smith, I just have a simple question for you. If an interviewer says to you: ‘We here in the company welcome any feedback in order to get better. What negative thing have you heard about our company? It doesn’t have to be something...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 4:03 PM

Detectives assigned to the Kingston East Division are reporting the seizure of two magazines loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition at the Norman Manley International Airport on Sunday. Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Wieganol, a salesman of Feopor, Indiana...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 3:49 PM

Derrick Hall of Logwood district in Westmoreland died from injuries he sustained in a crash on the Lindos Hill main road in the parish on Monday. The Whithorn Police are that about 6:17 p.m., Hall was walking along the road when he was hit by a...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 3:17 PM

The Ocho Rios Police have arrested and charged one man in relation to the seizure of one firearm and several rounds of ammunition during a search of a motor vehicle on Monday. He is 41-year-old Ricky Samms of Upton, St Ann. The police report that...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 1:57 PM

The People’s National Party (PNP) is reporting that the medical team attending to former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has completed his medical evaluation and assessment and has determined that he suffered injuries to his right knee and...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 11:26 AM

Forty-three-year-old St Andrew businesswoman Melissa Cammock, who is accused of forging the signature of shareholder and director Kenneth Jackson on the annual returns for Sure Stitch Embroidery Company Limited, is to return to the St Kingston and...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 10:35 AM

A man is dead and another seriously injured following a gun attack in Poor Man's Corner in Yallahs, St Thomas on Monday evening.  The deceased has been identified as 37-year-old Carlton Holding otherwise called Keke, a fisherman of Tensie...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 10:11 AM

The state-owned bus company Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is to introduce a free shuttle bus service in a section of Portmore, St Catherine. Effective Wednesday, the shuttle will run on weekdays between Hellshire and Greater Portmore. It...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 9:00 AM

Detectives assigned to the Central Police Station seized several rounds of ammunition while on an operation on Water Lane in Kingston on Monday.   The police report that about 1:20 p.m., a dwelling house was searched and four .38 rounds of...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Dear Ms Powell, I would like to live permanently in Canada with my family. I have been interested in years, but I was saving and upgrading my skills to be able to make this move. I have the money, education and skills, but I realise that since I’m...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I need some advice on my case with the United States (US) Embassy. My father tried to file for me between 2007 and 2008. At the time I was seven or eight years old. While going through the process, my father and I were...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, I reside in the United Kingdom (UK) and I believe that I may be eligible to be settled there under the ‘Windrush scheme’. Please advise under what circumstances I may be eligible to qualify through this scheme. YJ Dear YJ, Persons...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:21 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, tasked to promote the learning of Mandarin, is banking on plans to expand its reach with a new, larger facility. The institute was the first to be opened in the Caribbean in...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:20 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The sweet melodies and music filling the Lionel Town Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clarendon on Sunday did lift the pall of grief hanging over mourners who gathered to celebrate the life of former Vere Technical High and Kingston College quarter-...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Senator Pearnel Charles Jr has hailed the Rent Assessment Board for 75 years of operation, providing service to tenants and landlords across the island. “It gives me...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The trust between the police and members of the community of Salt Spring in St James has been improved through social intervention programmes initiated by the police in collaboration with other stakeholders. According to Constable Shantel Watson of...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The rural agricultural community of Banks in Clarendon is home to the Banks Charity Summer School, founded in 2012 by philanthropist Maisilyn Budhoo. Budhoo, who is hailed by her community as a selfless, hard-working individual, said that the...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Farming has been the only thing that Donovan Brooks has known. Growing up with his parents, who were farmers, he never thought of another career. He has been tilling the soil for years and eking out a living for his family. Filled with confidence...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

The Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector plays a major role in Jamaica’s economic growth and job creation, says Mrs Gillian Hyde, general manager, JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL). “The JN Group loan company has been funding the sector...

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