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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Referencing the success of the Junior Stock Exchange over the past decade, managing director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Marlene Street-Forrest, says the JSE will be pressing for the establishment of the micro stock market. Street Forrest...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Highly respected United States-based accountant Kimberly Ellison-Taylor will be among high profile speakers confirmed for the 37th Annual Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Energy expert and academic Dr Ruth Potopsingh says several of the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) face enormous risks from climate change, which need to be carefully managed using technology and innovation to mitigate or adapt...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:24 AMLeVaughn Flynn/Contributor

Jamaica built its global cannabis reputation in the 1970s both as a producer and illegal supplier of potent sun-grown ganja. Around the same time reggae and Rastafari were expanding beyond the island’s shores, cannabis was a key ally for both. The...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Despite experiencing a nightmarish near-death collision in February that left him with multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung, Howard Ward is up and running – literally. The energetic 63-year-old businessman has been beating the pavement for...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Following an upsetting experience at the Chapelton Community Hospital, a native of the Clarendon community has pledged US$1 million towards the renovation of the facility. Last Monday, New York-based businesswoman Beverly Nichols donated US$500,...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Pedestrian safety along the Junction main road in the vicinity of Broadgate was atop Judy Dill’s mind when The Gleaner caught up with her near the Seventh-day Adventist Church there last Thursday. Dill was perched on a table enjoying the shade...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:17 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Seafood processor Rainforest Seafoods has signed an agreement with the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines to develop a state-of-the-art seafood-processing facility in Calliaqua, St Vincent. The agreement for the project,...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:17 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Victor Wright, the member of parliament for Northern Trelawny, is bemoaning what he has described as the destruction of the environment in his constituency in the name of development. “Two agencies of the state are facilitating this...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Proper management of the country’s water resources is critical to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and economic progress, says Richard Pandohie, deputy president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA). He was...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Dr Nigel Clarke, minister of finance, has said that reducing transfer tax to two per cent will boost the supply of lower-cost housing, based on the fact that costs have been reduced for developers to provide cheaper housing. “There is significant...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:09 AM

As the Easter season culminates, everyone is talking about prosperity, but without the cross, there can be no true prosperity. Many countries are neglecting the cross, and so, instead, they all receive ‘crosses’. There are four main Fs that we...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Starting September, teachers who administer corporal punishment in local schools will face serious consequences, says Alando Terrelonge, minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Health Department will be writing to the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) this week about its management of the People’s Arcade in the capital, Montego Bay, which chief public health inspector Lennox Wallace has...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 4:10 PM

The Trinidad and Tobago government is in damage control mode after yesterday's embarrassing incident in which the hotel room of Jamaica's reggae star Buju Banton was raided by police in the twin-island republic. In a statement issued...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 3:07 PM

It is becoming easier for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to get financing from local banks. That's according to chairman of the Wisynco Group, William Mahfood, who said local banks are now prepared to take greater risks....

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 1:37 PM

The police say several bags of ganja were seized yesterday in Porus, Manchester after the driver of a vehicle fled. Reports are that about 8:00 p.m., a team from the Williamsfield Police was on operation when the driver of a ...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:28 PM

Forty-one-year-old teacher Samuel Martin, of Waterloo Close, Kingston 10 has been missing since Friday. He is of dark complexion, medium build and is about 5 feet 9 inches tall. Reports from the Matildas Corner police are that Martin was...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:03 PM

Minister of Industry and Commerce Audley Shaw says it's paramount for the government to support the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) because they are crucial to the growth of the country. “Our MSMEs and...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 10:59 AM

Three Costa Ricans were arrested and charged during an operation at Ridge Pen district in Pedro Plain, St Elizabeth on Friday. Charged are: 31-year-old Fernando Guido, fisherman of Queblo Nuevo; 31-year-old Emanuel  Fernandes, taxi driver...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 10:50 AM

Two men were killed in separate motor vehicle crashes on the weekend. They have been identified as 56-year-old Clive Bernard, a labourer of Roehampton, St James and 24-year-old Derani Williams of Top Hill, St Elizabeth. In the first...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 10:27 AM

Tributes are continuing in memory of former University of the West Indies (UWI) vice-chancellor Sir Alister McIntyre.  Sir Alister, who was also a former CARICOM secretary general, died yesterday.  Here are the latest tributes: The...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:41 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Wards of the Jamaica National Children’s Home yesterday received a donation of 10 bicycles, helmets and other safety equipment, but there are concerns that lack of access to the rear of Hope Botanic Gardens in St Andrew could put a spoke in the...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:34 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Two senior literature critics have showered praise on author Marlon James who, along with cosmetics doyenne, Britain-born Pat McGrath, is one of two Jamaicans listed by TIME Magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world. The last...

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