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

The global COVID-19 pandemic which closed international borders, shut down industries across the world and cut international as well as domestic travel, did not in any way slow the impact of climate change on the economies of small island...

Published:Saturday | July 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Paying attention to proper diving protocols can and has been making the difference for trained and certified divers as against those who are expert divers but have had no formal training, according to information provided by the Discovery Bay...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Almost a week after it was slated to leave for its next port of call, the Dominican Republic, the container vessel CSS Wind is still being detained at the port of Kingston, despite the spill from one of the containers it was carrying, which...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The College of Agriculture, Science and Education Alumni Association is stepping up its efforts to have the president of the Portland-based College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), Dr Derrick Deslandes, removed from the post, citing a...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:01 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The right of first refusal (ROFR) enjoyed by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is being seen a major stumbling block in the efforts to local energy market reforms, with one private-sector participant in Thursday’s meeting of the Joint Select...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

First it was a stool. Now George Wright’s seat in Parliament has sparked another fight. The under-fire Westmoreland Central member of parliament who has been embroiled for two months in an assault scandal played truant from Tuesday’s sitting of the...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have underscored the urgent need for a comprehensive national public education campaign to get Jamaicans from all walks of life conversant with the Trade Marks (Amendment) Act 2021 which was passed without...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Administrators of Merl Grove High School have been cited and warned for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act when it hosted a valedictory service for its sixth-form cohort in contravention of gathering limits and social-distancing laws last...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Government Senator Charles Sinclair on Friday accused members of the entertainment industry of being the faces of gangs during deliberations on the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organizations) Act, commonly referred to as the anti-gang...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) came under fire from a parliamentary committee on Tuesday for issuing a report that lacked data and analysis of the scale of devastation to Jamaica’s farm sector from the coronavirus pandemic and...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The comfort and safety of a train ride beat the chaos and disorder of other modes of public transport, according to Lattala Lee Smith, which is why the Linstead, St Catherine, businesswoman is in favour of reviving the passenger rail service once...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Following a major breakaway along the Gordon Town main road, St Andrew, in November last year, which disrupted solid waste collection by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to many other communities, including Mavis Banks,...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Friday’s planting of 20 mangrove saplings at three islets along the Palisadoes strip leading to the Norman Manley International Airport within the Palisadoes-Port Royal Protected Area was a major step in the right direction for the country. That’s...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has laid the blame for some of the ills that now characterise everyday life in the country on the poor quality of education being delivered in schools. Giving the keynote address at a ceremony to officially rename the...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The failure of the Jamaican State to roll out broadband width that is reliable, affordable, and accessible to poor inner-city students will come back to haunt the country, with fears of a lost generation of schoolchildren. That is the dire warning...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The anticipation of playing on a trampoline was uppermost in the mind of 10-year-old Jabari Osborne on Sunday as he prepared to board a plane at the Norman Manley International Airport for New York, where he is scheduled to undergo life-changing...

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

Eight months after defeating the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate Dr Walton Small to take the St James South seat, Homer Davis is lamenting that he and his office are still being denied access to a training centre in the community of...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 2:00 PMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Freshman Damion Drackett is in a desperate race to get his studies at the Saint Leo University, Florida, back on track, where he continues to blaze a trail of academic excellence, started at the Wolmer’s High School for Boys in St Andrew, Jamaica....

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

As they prepare for the annual Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, members of the marine division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are hopeful that the many fishers who venture out to sea each day with little or...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is now a net drain on the country’s foreign exchange, instead of being the main channel for achieving food security and nutrition. The value of Jamaica’s food imports is now four times that of food exports...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

That was the simple but profound appeal from Prime Minister Andrew Holness to Jamaican road users on Thursday amid the grim forecast that between 435 and an unprecedented high of 472 commuters could be killed by year end. Holness, chairman of the...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

When the country’s teachers go to the polls in June to elect a president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), La Sonja Terwissen-Harrison, principal of the St Faith’s Primary School, Glengoffe, St Catherine, will line up against four men –...

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...

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