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Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:18 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A lack of moral vision and practice accounted for neglect among Jamaica’s poor and underserved, according to the Reverend Dr Garnett Roper, who, yesterday, said that the COVID-19 pandemic has provided litmus paper to “make visible and palpable the...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Yesterday’s event to mark the 137th birthday of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante at his birthplace at Blenheim, Hanover, lacked the usual fanfare as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced a low-key event. Traditionally, the...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Business, civic, and political leaders in Westmoreland have hailed the news that the Government will construct a $200-million state-of-the-art police divisional headquarters in the parish as a step in the right direction. “The...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:16 AM

JAMAICA’S FORESTRY Department is looking to communities as a part of the answer to realising expanded forest cover for the island while also reaping climate change risk reduction benefits, such as carbon capture, which has helped to cool global...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Farmers in the Clarendon South constituency can now benefit from the solar-powered irrigation system at the Ebony Park pump. The system, which was officially commissioned into service yesterday via a virtual ceremony, is now the second on the list...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:15 AM
Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:15 AM

THE NUMBER of regional organisations that can access climate finance from the Adaptation Fund has increased to seven, following an intersessional board decision this month to accredit the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:14 AM

Residents of Portmore, St Catherine, are being encouraged to embrace the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Backyard Garden project. Making the appeal, Member of Parliament for South East St Catherine, Robert Miller, said the project, which...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:12 AM
Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:12 AM
Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:12 AM
Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:11 AM
Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:11 AM

IN KEEPING with its mandate to promote environmental enhancement and sustainable development, the Rotaract Club of Kingston (RCOK) this past week partnered with members of the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF’s) National Service Corps and Clean Crew...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:10 AM
Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Well-known advocate for the local cannabis industry, LeVaughn Flynn, is the new chairman for the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA). Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Dr Norman Dunn, who has responsibility for...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Senior legal counsel at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), Celeste McCalla, is urging a joint select committee of Parliament now examining the National Identification and Registration Act, 2020, to ensure that there is a robust legislative framework to...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE MAJOR efforts to revive the dormant Hanover Parish Development Committee (HPDC) are finally bearing fruit as that body now has a new executive in place – installed on Tuesday – to serve for the next two years. At the annual...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:05 AM

One of four alleged members of the Bobo Gang charged in connection with the 2011 murder of a businessman and his taxi driver in Russia, Westmoreland, was again denied bail when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court on Monday. Ian Barrett was...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the nation’s food import bill now at US$900 million, the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has been asked by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to establish a task force to come up with ways to improve local production...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 9:12 PM

WASHINGTON, CMC – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa F. Etienne on Wednesday described the Americas, which includes the Caribbean, as the “epicentre” of the COVID-19 pandemic and called on the...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 8:38 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the United States. Former President Donald Trump last...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 8:32 PM

Cabinet has given approval for the McCam Child Development Centre, located in St Andrew, to be designated a government grant-aided educational institution. This was disclosed by Minister of Education,...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 8:01 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government on Wednesday ordered the expulsion of the chief European Union diplomat in the South American nation following the bloc’s decision to impose sanctions on several Venezuelan...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 6:49 PM

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is assuring the public that the vaccination storage facilities have been vetted and are ready. Tufton made the revelation on his official twitter account. "In visiting two of the National Health Fund...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 6:38 PM

Cabinet has given approval for the transfer of the management of St Joseph’s Hospital in St. Andrew from the Ministry of Health and Wellness to the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA). Currently, the hospital does not operate...

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