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Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Despite the island’s two major political parties being birthed out of trade union movements and to which they are still closely aligned today, Jamaica continues to lag behind its smaller Caribbean neighbours in providing adequate protection for...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Everyday Value Jamaica Limited has demonstrated confidence in the future of Jamaica’s economy with its acquisition of St Bess Foods and Lowe’s Peanut Brittle Limited amid the downturn in global fortunes from the devastating impact of COVID-19. St...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

THE LEGAL wrangling over the verification and establishment of the Protected Area boundary within the Cockpit Country is not likely to be resolved any time soon. That was the main take-away from Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague’s...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The devastating economic decline during the month of April was still fresh in the minds of many business operators in the Constant Spring Road plaza strip - from 7th Avenue to Half-Way Tree Square - on Thursday. Most were unwilling to speak on the...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica should brace for a large-scale mental-health fallout among returning cruise ship crew members after being stranded on the high seas for weeks, Dr Shane Alexis, the People’s National Party’s junior health spokesman, has warned. Alexis, who...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

THE DELIVERY of care packages to several St Catherine communities on Saturday was the culmination of a well coordinated and supported private-public sector partnership aimed at providing relief to some vulnerable persons living below the poverty...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica 4-H Clubs is on a drive to get Jamaicans to consume more rabbit, which it is actively promoting as ‘the other white meat’ and a healthful alternative for persons looking to enhance their diet. With less than one per cent body fat,...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:25 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

After being sidelined for two months by the Government-imposed closure of bars, clubs, and taverns, Verene Williams was excited about returning to work and turned up on Tuesday in a brightly coloured outfit, reflective of her mood. This was in...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

THE MINISTRY of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is reporting significant success from an initiative developed as a response to the oversupply of fruits and vegetables due to the disruption of traditional markets by the coronavirus...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The death of Alexander Vereker Hamilton on Sunday, April 12, marked the passing of a legend whose roots were firmly entrenched in Scotland but who came to have a lasting impact on the fortunes of the country he made his home, and which in turn...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

JAMPRO President Diane Edwards last Thursday exposed some of the systemic ongoing hindrances to Jamaica’s agriculture sector which continue to undermine efforts at export substitution, as well as food security and nutrition. Edwards cited, as an...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:22 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

AS CHURCHES make preparations for almost back-to-normal services following the easing of government restrictions on public gatherings, set to take effect today, one pastor is urging caution, declaring that his congregation will not be heading back...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The need to twin food security issues with access to health services as a foundation for sustainable economic growth is one of the lessons being dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic, for the Latin American and Caribbean region, according to Dr Carissa...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 12:23 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon egg farmer slaughtered and buried 12,000 layer chickens on Tuesday to cut his losses as a result of the dramatic slump in egg prices and sales, which he attributes to the agriculture ministry’s intervention to ease a surplus by...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) is concerned about the rapid rate of coronavirus infections as well as mortality from the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas, with 1.74 million cases and 104,000 related deaths reported in the region up to...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2020 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Senate on Friday paid tribute to distinguished consultant psychiatrist, Frederick Hickling, for his tremendous contribution to persons with intellectual disabilities. Hickling died on Thursday. Senator Dr Saphire Longmore remembered Professor...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:57 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans have been warned to exercise caution and adhere to social-distancing and personal-health protocols even though the transmission curve of COVID-19 appears to be flattening. National Epidemiologist Dr Karen Webster-Kerr disclosed via a...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:18 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

WHAT STARTED as an initiative to bring fresh, affordable agriculture produce to residents of the Portmore municipality, who were under a government-imposed, parish-wide lockdown of St Catherine to cauterise the spread of COVID-19, descended into a...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

As international markets continue to reel from the devastating economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, media industry experts are pointing to efficiency gains being achieved in the work environment, which is being redefined – perhaps...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Police Federation will be heading back to court to test the impact of yesterday’s Privy Council ruling which reaffirmed a 2018 Court of Appeal ruling in its favour, that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) does not...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A patient who has been housed at a Manchester isolation centre since April 10 and who harboured hopes of finally being released has been gutted by the news that health authorities have reportedly lost his second exit sample. The 19-year-old, who...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie yesterday renewed the call for Jamaicans to unite in protecting the nation’s children from being slaughtered. “We continue to see too many brutal acts being played out against...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The overwhelming turnout to Jamaica’s first ever Drive-Thru Farmers’ Market at the Agricultural Marketing Corporation (AMC) complex on Spanish Town Road yesterday tested the endurance of staff who were kept on their feet filling orders at a...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

It was a simple engineering twist on a breathing apparatus to enhance the delivery and precision of medication dosage. In the end, the collaboration between two teams from drink manufacturer Wisynco and medical staff at the Kingston Public Hospital...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, Antonnete York left her home in Zion Hill, St Catherine, with shopping bags and a grocery list for Bog Walk, the nearest town centre some five miles away. After spending a few hours waiting in line, she headed back home with the bags...

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