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Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Mindful of the learning loss that has befallen Jamaican students who have been kept from face-to-face classes for almost two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education and Youth has taken steps to ensure that all the protocols...

Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

No country can develop effectively without investing in its people and with the aim of empowering everyone, says Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica Masaya Fujiwara. This is why the Japanese Embassy’s development assistance programme for the island is...

Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) will today partner with Portmore’s parish disaster coordinator to facilitate an earthquake drill in Sovereign Village in the municipality to gauge community awareness, readiness...

Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Following on the recent installation of a Wi-Fi hotspot in Portmore Gardens, St Catherine South Eastern Member of Parliament Robert Miller is promising more infrastructural development projects for what he says is a long-neglected constituency....

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Pledging a sustained effort to save lives and restore law and order, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang said the Government will be ramping up forces over the next two months in the zone of special operations (ZOSO) imposed in Parade...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Veteran trade unionist Senator Lambert Brown has challenged the Andrew Holness administration to quickly pass legislation that would provide greater protection for workers employed on fixed-term contracts, who, he says, are being denied basic wage...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Two years past the original completion date of January 2019, the revised completion date for the Broadgate to Agualta Vale roadworks on the St Mary to St Andrew corridor is in danger of being missed again, despite 96 per cent of the work done. A...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The recall of Floyd Green to the Cabinet without any conclusive pronouncement by the police on the alleged no-movement day violation over which he resigned his portfolio as minister of agriculture and fisheries sends a very dangerous signal to the...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Opposition Senator Donna Scott-Mottley on Friday renewed the call for the identities of persons listed on the Sex Offenders Registry and the crimes for which they were convicted to be made public, citing the case of disgraced deceased pastor Kevin...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Nigel Clarke has stoutly defended the Government’s decision to pay off a US$50-million debt to the Bank of Nova Scotia on behalf of the National Water Commission (NWC). Describing the decision as a step in the right direction,...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

As of today, it will be mandatory for all individuals or companies importing any of the commodities regulated by the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) to make their applications via the digital platform, Jamaica Single...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A slight pickup in sales but nothing to write home about is what two providers of industrial and school uniforms in downtown Kingston are reporting, despite the announcement by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information that schools should...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

“It hurts a lot.” That was the painful admission from 18-year-old footballer Giovonni Morgan when asked about the impact of seeing so many of his friends killed or injured over the years in gang violence in the southern St Andrew community of...

Published:Tuesday | January 4, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, while many Jamaicans were taking things easy, relaxing and entertaining friends and relatives for the first day of the new year, over in Trench Town, preparations were under way for the semi-finals and finals of the Dream League...

Published:Monday | January 3, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Lloyd Barrett admits that prior to suffering the debilitating stroke which changed his life more than a decade ago, there were some warning signs which he did not recognise, and so he ignored them. He admits to being always hypertensive and...

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton will not be seeking a return to office when the 126-year-old organisation hosts its long-overdue election of officers. He made the disclosure during a Gleaner interview on Wednesday,...

Published:Monday | December 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has committed to undertaking a robust public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Tufton said the campaign would also target the widespread negative...

Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

After delivering the keynote address at the annual patients’ banquet at the Bellevue Hospital in Kingston, one of the patients asked Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton whether there was any law to mandate that his relatives take him...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister with responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has signalled his intention to press the Government to do more to take the fight to thieves who prey on farmers. At Thursday’s keynote address to the official commissioning...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

It is beginning to look a lot more like Christmas at the Greenwich Town Fishing Village in downtown Kingston than it did last year. Park tables and benches have been installed and a gazebo is under construction within the small green space, which...

Published:Saturday | December 18, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Some 390 farmers in Little Park, St Elizabeth, are now benefiting from a reduction in the cost of irrigation water, thanks to an upgrade to the National Irrigation Commission’s (NIC) pump station in the area. The station has been retrofitted with a...

Published:Friday | December 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

There is uncertainty as to who will succeed businessman and attorney-at-law Howard Mitchell as chairman of the National Health Fund (NHF) after he demitted office yesterday. In confirming his break with the organisation after a one-year tenure,...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), Richard Byles, has described inflation as the worst enemy of Jamaican businesses and declared the bank’s commitment to wage a vigorous fight against it. His comments came while making his first report to a...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The 1,000-acre Minard Estate in Brown’s Town, St Ann, is up for divestment because of high operational costs and diminished income generation. The estate is operated under the auspices of Agro-Invest Corporation (AIC), a business-facilitation unit...

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

Consumers could be paying more for table eggs for Christmas as the Jamaica Egg Farmers Association (JEFA) has recommended that its members increase their farm gate prices from $350 to $380 per dozen for loose eggs and to sell branded eggs at $410...

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