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Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The recent visit of Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffery Onyeama on the inaugural direct flight operated by Air Peace from Lagos was timed to commemorate 50 years of excellent bilateral relations between both countries. One of the scheduled stops on...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels has raised a red flag over what he describes as the scant regard shown for the Caribbean’s maritime ecosystem when the United States Coast Guard destroyed a Jamaican vessel, Lady Lawla, at sea on October 12. Samuels,...

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A number of elderly, indigent and disabled persons in Allman Town in downtown Kingston are enjoying a Christmas dinner today, thanks to the effort of Pastor Junior Whyte of the Faith Healing Ministries in Naggo Head, Portmore, St Catherine....

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jolly Trotters story is one of high expectations followed by disappointment, with perseverance and innovation being hallmarks of the stewardship of Roger Thompson, the man at helm of a company which was poised for take-off when at the 11th hour...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

PriceSmart’s plan to build out a sprawling second store in Portmore can’t come too soon for residents of Valentine Gardens in St Andrew, who have complained of years of traffic trauma. While motorists were perhaps elated at the police Public Safety...

Published:Monday | December 21, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green has charged local feed manufacturers to engage with local scientists to fast-track research on finding local substitutes for animal feeds, the input for which is largely imported. The minister, who...

Published:Monday | December 21, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The wave of farmers market which flooded the country in the first quarter of the country, including innovations such as the Drive-Thru Farmers’ Market at the Agricultural Marketing Corporation (AMC) at 188 Spanish Town Road, has practically dried...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Chances are that if his tablet had been in good working order, 14-year-old Allan Roberts might not have ventured out on Thursday, losing his life in a gun attack that has left his 20-year-old cousin hospitalised, according to his eldest brother...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s poultry production hit an unlikely all-time high last month, averaging about three million kilogrammes of chicken per week, or 20 per cent above the corresponding period last year, with small farmers making a significant contribution to...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Farmer Clifford Wilson, who also goes by the name ‘Dennis the Menace’, had returned from his field and was relaxing across from the shop operated by Miss Precious. He was chatting with the shopkeeper and her daughter-in-law, Shanice, when The...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Derrick Banks, once one of the harder working and more successful farmers on a section of land across from the Caribbean Estate housing scheme in Greater Portmore, is these days a broken man. On Tuesday when The Gleaner caught up with him at the...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s chicken-meat import policy may be overhauled to concentrate licences in the hands of local poultry producers, as a cure to perceived systemic corruption that has dogged the trade, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said. The proposed fix...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Major Jamaican chicken producers are pressing the Government for 100 per cent inspection of all poultry imports in the wake of a damning report by the Integrity Commission citing fraud, duty evasion, and a permit process that lacks integrity and...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Veteran farmer Paul Henry is well aware of the potential of the 26-acre parcel of land he will be forced to give up when the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ) Holdings Limited takes control of the property on the former Bernard Lodge Sugar Estates in...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:14 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Saturday acknowledged that the major breakaway along the Gordon Town main road in St Andrew, which has effectively restricted movement into and out of the area to motorcycle and pedestrian traffic, is due to the...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Work is progressing on a $60-million alternative route from Papine to Gordon Town in St Andrew after a major landslide damaged the main roadway last month. The work on the new route through Savage Pen, which Prime Minister Andrew Holness said was...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2020 | 8:35 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Senate yesterday passed the Dogs (Liability for Attacks) Act 2020, which will impose tough financial or custodial penalties on owners held responsible for their animals causing death or serious injury to a person. The act was passed with 24...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2020 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s agriculture sector is to undergo a major reset which will see the country’s research stations reclaiming their pride of place as global centres of excellence, starting with the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine. Minister of...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Several Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, are shaping up to miss the ambitious 90-90-90 United Nations target for the end of this year to help end the AIDS epidemic. Set in 2013, the target called for countries to have 90 per cent of those...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The containment strategies dictated by the coronavirus pandemic to curb its spread are already affecting the sexual behaviours of restless young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who have been having more unprotected sex, with more of them...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Opposition Senator Dr Floyd Morris will have the full backing of the Jamaican Government and the entire CARICOM region on Monday when he vies for a seat on the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which oversees an international...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:26 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The $1-trillion bill to efficiently upgrade Jamaica’s roads requires a paradigm shift in construction and maintenance policy and provision of a credible budget, National Works Agency (NWA) Chief Executive E. G. Hunter has said. The state agency...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Women and girls across the globe have been exposed to more physical and sexual abuse since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of the necessary confinement measures implemented to contain the spread of the coronavirus. It is for this...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Holness administration is crafting intervention for men who batter and scar Jamaican women and children, oftentimes leaving the victims burdened by trauma long after their physical wounds have healed. An initiative to be spearheaded by the...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

It was more than 20 years ago when a serious weather system disrupted sections of the National Water Commission (NWC) distribution network, dislocating the portion that served the home of Samuel ‘Dickie’ Douglas and his wife Peaches in the Palm...

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