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Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Outgoing president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Norman Grant, is reporting that all is in place for the 66th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.The annual event will be held on the Denbigh Showground, May Pen...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Government of Jamaica is expending billions of dollars to upgrade major road segments in Kingston and St Andrew in order to facilitate seamless travel by the commuting public and enhance connectivity to major markets and commercial centres,...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The state-owned oil refinery Petrojam is seeking to reassure Jamaicans that the increase in fuel prices is unrelated to matters in Jamaica.In a press release yesterday, Petrojam said the local prices are based on the price for which the commodity is...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKatherine Chen/Contributor

Memories of one's childhood hold a special type of warmth, one cultivated by time and embellished by emotion. A common memory from our youth is the typical trip to the zoo, an event that promised to hold laughter, excitement, and, if you're lucky,...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is urging organisers of summer programmes in underserved communities to ensure that the programmes are therapeutic and provide an avenue for children to ventilate issues affecting them.Dr Elizabeth Ward, chair...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Described as the best-kept secret in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean, the 10-year-old University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) has been quietly making an indelible mark on the region's tertiary-education landscape.Its precursor,...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

"We don't buy food and put down. We have food here, so it's fresh food that is going into the pot every day," boasted Deacon Paul C. Dunn, administrator at Jacob's Ladder in Haddon, Moneague, in St Ann."We have four greenhouses in which sweet...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 11:27 PM

The Local Government Ministry is reporting that police and soldiers are now protecting personnel and disposal sites island-wide following threats to responders trying to put out recent fires. It is a part of what Local Government Minister Desmond...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 5:21 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the section of Junction Road in St Mary which has been closed to facilitate ongoing road improvement works will be opened to vehicular traffic for three days this weekend. The road will facilitate...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 4:28 PM

Opposition Spokesman on Energy Phillip Paulwell says that the announcement by PetroJam of the record-breaking increases on petroleum products a day Emancipation Day is unprecedented and unconscionable. Gas prices went up by $2.60 today. All...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 4:15 PM

The Hazardous Lab Waste Clean-up Ad Hoc Committee has completed its pilot exercise for the incineration of 6,000 litres of toxic waste generated by public laboratories Addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’ recently Director General at the...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 4:08 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that operations at the Endeavour facility in St James have been reduced to 50% capacity due to the effects of the dry spell affecting the parish. The NWC says effective...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WITH Monday's clean-up of the Palisadoes, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has kicked off activities for this year's International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) to be celebrated officially next month.After clearing some 280 pounds of waste from the...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE SUMMER so far has been unusually hot, with farmers in several parishes suffering from drought conditions as crops wither in the fields, a situation that could be more common with climate change.It is given the reality of a changing climate,...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Founder and president of the Longville Park Theatre Movement, Rosie Langoth, is suggesting that Jamaica's culture and tradition should be captured on an app and made available for download via smart devices and personal computers.She proffered the...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The fishing village in Hopewell, Hanover, is the newest community to legalise its electricity supply. This fishing village consists of a combination of residential and small commercial customers who have moved from having illegal supply to safe,...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Senator Kamina Johnson Smith confirmed that on Tuesday Jamaica closed its presidency of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. She expressed satisfaction that the tenure had been a successful one, having set the stage for the...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICA IS being helped on the road to the ratification of the Kigali Amendment that requires the gradual phase down in the production and use of the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are known to fuel global warming.This is courtesy of the 18-month...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hello, mi neighbour! I got caught in the New Kingston traffic a week ago and man, was it unpleasant! But, for my well-being, I controlled my emotions and reminded myself that it was just life happening. For a very long while, motorists were trapped...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Culture Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange said the passing of internationally renowned musician Irvin 'Carrot' Jarrett has left a void that will be difficult to fill."This is so because wrapped in 'Carrot' was a percussionist, singer, drummer, dancer,...

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