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Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be issuing quota licences to industrial fishers to meet its total target of 30 metric tonnes of sea cucumber for the export market when the season opens on September 1 this year. Concerns have been...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The public has been responding positively to an appeal by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) to desist from the ad hoc distribution of meals to the homeless in the Corporate Area. Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams said that...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

For Angella Richards, who has high blood pressure and used to do her four-month check-up and collect medication to keep her condition under control, getting all this done at the Mavis Bank Health Centre used to be a breeze. However, since the...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The need for a comprehensive policy on the importation and use of electric vehicles, including their incorporation into the country’s public-transportation system, is impatient of implementation since it is obviously a big part of the future,...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Almost six months after a major breakaway along the Gordon Town main road in St Andrew disrupted the traffic flow to a swathe of communities, residents continue to pay a high price from the ongoing inconvenience as repair works continue. The...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Life has dealt 50-year-old Janet McKenzie so many kicks in the gut that it would be natural for her to be bitter, but the mother of four remains upbeat about the future. That optimism was on display outside her ramshackle home in rural Green Peas...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:26 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

In a revolutionary move, for the next two weeks the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) will pay the owners of electric vehicles (EV) who opt to charge their vehicles at the Boot Service Station in Draxhall, St Ann, utilising the country’s first...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Between operating Quality Grains, an import and distribution business at 99 Newport Boulevard, St Andrew, and managing a 305-acre farm in Claremont, St Ann, Sylvia Tomlinson-Hird still finds time to enjoy the company of husband Locksley, their...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The changes dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic have so radically redefined the traditional working environment and workplace that legislation such as the pending and long overdue Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Bill could be in need of a...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The ongoing failure of successive administrations to take decisive action has been cited as the main reason for the growing scourge of informal settlements across the country, but is one the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government is prepared to...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The performance of educators in the classroom is to come under greater scrutiny from the Ministry of Education in its ongoing drive to improve outcomes and efficiency. Education Minister Fayval Williams has accused administrators and teachers of...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:27 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Tuesday’s official signing of an agreement for the establishment of the National Baking Company Foundation STEM Enhancement Scholarship Fund will be a major game-changer in developing a cadre of quality educators in science, technology, engineering...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

By the time Dawn and Jermaine Wilks received a telephone call at 4 o’clock Monday morning that fire had destroyed the meat mart they operated in Oxford Market in downtown Kingston, the source of their livelihood had already been turned into glowing...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:21 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Following the death of Daniel Palmer, 77, at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) on December 4, 2020, his daughters have been unable to get clearance to bury him, because of what they claim is the disregard being shown to them by the...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A simple plan, pegged to more than $200 million worth of investment in infrastructure, human resources, goods and services over the past 20 years, is the success formula behind telecommunications giant Digicel. Board chairman of Digicel Jamaica,...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:27 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Lawmakers yesterday sought to reshape the Sexual Harassment Prevention Bill to include new definitions for working relationships in light of the changing nature of workplaces in modern times. An idea to also extend protection beyond tenant-landlord...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:23 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie has dismissed speculation that the death of veteran broadcaster Michael Sharpe on Tuesday was linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine he received on Sunday, March 14. Speaking with the...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Technology Minister Daryl Vaz has challenged Jamaica’s telecommunications providers to keep step with new and emerging technological trends that will both serve our local space and transport the country to new horizons on the global stage. He said...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

St Catherine North West Member of Parliament Hugh Graham will be pushing the parliamentary Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) to retable the censure motion against George Wright, the government MP who is at the centre of an assault saga that...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The mounds of solid waste and the burn marks along both sides of the section of the Sandy Gully bridge which separates the inner-city communities of Waterhouse and Drewsland in West Central St Andrew, bear testament to the manner in which residents...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:44 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The return of public health nurse Novelette Stennett to the Linstead Anglican Church at 2:23 on Tuesday afternoon with the much-anticipated vials of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine triggered excitement among the persons who had been waiting, some from...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

COVID-19 vaccination operations at St Joseph’s Hospital in Kingston descended into confusion on Monday morning in stark contrast to the National Arena, where soldiers manned lines and maintained order. Waves of Jamaicans have turned out at...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Reeling from financial losses running into hundreds of thousands of dollars, Maureen ‘Angella’ McDermott was forced to dump rotting fish on Tuesday in the wake of the resurrection of the economy after the COVID-19 Easter weekend lockdown. McDermott...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:53 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Having taken a battering from bad weather in the form of strong breezes which since January had limited their trips out to sea, as well as wreaked havoc with their catches, fisherfolk at the Greenwich Farm Fishing Village in Kingston were preparing...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Fisherman Errol was in a foul mood when The Gleaner caught up with him at the Rae Town Fishing Village, downtown Kingston. One of his friends had made a commitment to a customer that she could get fish to buy and Errol was livid because his catch...

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