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Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The health sector is in a worse situation than anyone can imagine, and three weekends of consecutive lockdowns will only make things worse, according to shadow minister on health, Dr Morais Guy. The weekend lockdowns, aimed at curbing the spread of...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:21 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica prepares for the pilot phase of a digital delivery system to be rolled out in the imminent lockdowns, several food and pharmaceutical stakeholders have expressed reservation about its success. Others just don’t have a clue. The...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has blasted the Government for its failure to address “the most pressing issues affecting the Jamaican people” during the Budget Debate, which ended on Tuesday. It took particular issue with Finance...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2021 | 12:14 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness used the occasion of his COVID-19 inoculation at the Good Samaritan Inn on Monday to reiterate his support for the National Identification System (NIDS), insisting that the registration process would have been much...

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2021 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The distribution of care packages to 30 families of students of the Elletson Primary and Infant School on Friday will make a big difference in their lives. However, there are another 20 families which the school identified as being in desperate...

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

COVID-19 had a hand in Thursday’s commemoration of Global Recycling Day by Recycling Partners of Jamaica Limited, as many members of the public took the Government’s ‘tan a you yaad’ mandate to heart and opted not to turn out for the collection...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

As the local COVID-19 vaccination drive continues with a one-day record of 13 deaths and 821 additional cases on Tuesday, more Jamaicans are turning out to be immunised against the deadly virus which has claimed more than 2.6 million lives globally...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:25 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

UNICEF’s Country Representative to Jamaica Mariko Kagoshima is urging Jamaicans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to start repairing the damage to lives and livelihoods caused by the global pandemic. She offered some insight into the...

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A flood of senior citizens who turned up for COVID-19 jabs without appointments at The Good Samaritan Inn in Kingston yesterday created a logistical headache for administrators seeking to vaccinate private healthcare workers. Admitting that they...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:22 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says Jamaica is to receive a shipment of 14,400 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine next Monday as the island steps up its COVID-19 vaccination drive. He said that this is the first delivery under the...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

With roughly 70 per cent of Haile Selassie High School students failing to consistently engage in online classes, Principal Lorenzo Ellis yesterday expressed gratitude for a donation of 48 tablets to help engage more pupils. The donation was made...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

With many students still remaining unengaged a year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the suspension of physical classes in the sector – with some reopening briefly – Education Minister Fayval Williams has said that some students will have to...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica rolls out its national COVID-19 vaccination programme, one senior health professional is calling for a reinforcement of the health protocols in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, and is advising Jamaicans that complacency could...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

One of the recurring lessons from hurricanes and other adverse weather conditions which devastate farming operations is the unreliability of cash crops, vegetable and other short-term crops as a sustainable source of income. Usually, the farmer is...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The long-term development plan for the Plantain Gardens River Agro-park in St Thomas, and adjacent land on which sugar cane was cultivated, calls for a mix of small farmer holdings and medium to large-scale investments projects, with agro-...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The plant nursery at the Agri-mart operated by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) at 191 Old Hope Road, St Andrew, is proving to be quite an oasis of information and help for persons looking to upgrade their backyard garden or...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

No matter how small your backyard space, you can make a big contribution to the country’s food security as well as your personal health and development by planting vegetables like ockra, tomato, peas, beans, carrot, onion, callaloo, pepper, and...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite a positive forecast in the most recent business and consumer confidence surveys, operators of a wide range of commercial enterprises are pessimistic about an uptick in revenue amid tightened restrictions to rein in COVID-19. Jamaica has...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Residents of New Haven in St Andrew Western are paying dearly for decades of underinvestment in urban infrastructure by successive administrations, with little thought given to seriously addressing the root causes of long-standing problems, says...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

THE DAYS when criminals held sway over the affairs at the Greenwich Town Fishing Village are long gone and the relationship between the fisherfolk and the marine police, as well as their counterparts on land, is very good. However, chairman of the...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Avocado pears are usually consumed for the many health benefits they offer the human body. Now, one entrepreneur is offering to take that a little further by using this tasty fruit to nourish from outside in, by incorporating it in a shampoo in the...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Industrial finfish, conch and lobster fishers have until Friday, February 19, to apply to the National Fisheries Authority for a grant to support the recovery of their operations hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To qualify for the grant, fishers must...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:30 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Greenwich Town Fisherfolk Benevolent Society has labelled Tuesday’s announcement by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green of a health and insurance package for farmers and fishers as long overdue and well needed. Under Sagicor...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2021 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite pumping billions of dollars into the national security infrastructure over the past four years, the Government has dropped the ball in enacting accompanying legislation to effectively bring the island’s crime problem under control, Dr...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:54 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

With its distribution plans curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic and dreams of expansion plans hobbled by the absence of capital, Sharon Tucker and her team are pressing on, convinced that in Hapi Crunch, they have a very good thing on their hands –...

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