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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:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:22 PM

The police are probing the shooting of a cop, allegedly by a soldier, in a reported love triangle in Greater Portmore, St Catherine last night. The shooting was confirmed by Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, the head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit.

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Two men who have been on the radar of the St James police for violent crimes were shot and killed when they engaged a police-military team in a gunfight in Mud Valley in Retirement, near Granville, in St James. In what was described...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:27 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The case against Constables Kenroy Hines and Damane Campbell, the two policemen charged with murder arising from the 2013 shooting deaths of three relatives in Shrewsbury, Westmoreland, has been set for February 28 to facilitate...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:24 AM

Deputy head of mission at the Japanese Embassy, Shotoku Habukawa, enjoys the simple pleasure of drinking freshly brewed Blue Mountain Coffee every morning, and it’s a privilege he treasures. His admission came during Tuesday night’s reception...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:24 AM

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Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:23 AM

AS JAMAICANS once again brace for water lock-offs, as part of the response to projected drought, one of the most important reasons to preserve the ecological gem that is the Cockpit Country is laid bare. So says Suzanne Stanley, chief executive...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:22 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Deserted by the Government at a time when the global pork industry is on alert for the deadly African swine fever, the Jamaica Pig Farmers Association (JPGA) has turned to the island’s two major feed companies – Hi-Pro and Nutramix – as well as...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:22 AM

Wednesday, February 26: The 65th renewal of the annual Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show is slated for Ash Wednesday, at the Hague Showground in Trelawny Tuesday, March 10: Region 4 meeting of Jamaica Pig Farmers Association members from...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:21 AM

Members of the public are being encouraged to take their plastic bottles to the MegaMart store at 29 Upper Waterloo Road on Saturday between midday and 3:00 oclock, where those who bring in 30 or more for recycling will receive gifts courtesy of...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:21 AM

The failure of Jamaican farmers to consistently keep records relating to their farming practices, continues to hinder development in a number of agricultural sectors, according to Maxine Brown, senior livestock officer, Rural Agricultural...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:20 AM

THE JAMAICA Environment Trust (JET) is doing its part to ensure the island’s ban on single-use plastics stick, with the encouragement to Jamaicans to change their behaviours. The entity is, therefore, making its second stop of the ‘Nuh Dutty Up...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:19 AM

Fisherfolk, traders and the public at large are being reminded that the ban on the fishing, sale and export of conch which was instituted from March 1, 2019, to January 31, 2020, has been extended to Sunday, March 22, 2020, when it shall be illegal...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, gave the assurance last week that the door is still open for changes to the final document, even though Cabinet has already signed off on the revised Greater...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:16 AM

JAMAICA WAS handed another tool to strengthen its climate resilience when key staff from the Planning Institute of Jamaica, the National Water Commission, and the Institute of Jamaica, among others, were trained in the use of the Caribbean Climate...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The on-and-off plan by officials of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) to visit Huangshi city in China is officially off again. This time, it has fallen prey to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, which has claimed more than 2,...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

In its quest to strengthen electronic learning, a seventh SMART classroom was opened at The Mico University College in Kingston on Tuesday. The project was funded by the Mico Old Students’ Association (MOSA), the graduating class of 1973, and the...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Corporate Hands

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 7:32 PM

The dean of discipline at the Oracabessa High School in St Mary was today allegedly attacked by a male student. The dean was reportedly reprimanding the boy when he rained several blows on the educator and floored him. One source told The...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 3:51 PM

Gas prices will go up by $3.06 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $127.74 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $130.57. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $1.20 per...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 2:38 PM

Popular dancer 'Tippa' has lost his battle to an illness. The dancehall personality, born Fredrick Moncrieffe, died in hospital on Tuesday.

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 1:26 PM

Deputy Superintendent in charge of operations in the Kingston Central Police Division Linval Phoenix, says cops will be going after motorcyclists who violate the noise abatement law.  During a community meeting on Laws Street on Tuesday,...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 11:17 AM

The accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multi-million dollar fraud trial will continue their defence today in the Porus Court in the parish. Yesterday, three of the seven accused gave unworn statements from the dock declaring that they were innocent of all charges against them. 

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 9:17 AM

A 45-year-old German has been reported missing in Jamaica. The police say Christian Kampfer ​left Montego Bay, St James on Monday to go to Fishermen’s Park in Long Bay District, Portland and has not been seen or heard from...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:34 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has received a major boost in its ongoing drive to fight drug trafficking and indiscipline among staff at various adult correctional centres and juvenile institutions, with the donation of a Polygraph...

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