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Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Principal of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), Professor Stephen Vasciannie, has set his sights on opening the doors of a law school at the Papine, St Andrew, campus when the 2019-20 academic year gets under way in September. He will...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:21 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Water Resources Authority (WRA) has imposed a moratorium on the extraction of water from the Rio Cobre basin to reduce the likelihood of a shortage as plans to get the proposed Bernard Lodge city take shape. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:25 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The conversion of prime farmland in St Catherine into residential developments has come under withering criticism from Lenworth Fulton, the president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society. Developers have, over the last decade and a half, been...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A marine scientist has sounded a warning that the Kingston Harbour is seeing high levels of contamination that could pose serious health risks for persons who visit popular spots along the coastline for recreational swimming and fishing. The level...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The leaders of the joint observer team for Thursday’s by-election in East Portland have declared that any breaches of the electoral process will be reported and the necessary action taken by the relevant authorities. Citizens Action for Fair and...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:29 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Despite Jamaica scoring high marks for its electoral systems, corruption watchdog National Integrity Action (NIA) and Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) have raised a red flag, saying that vote-buying is still a major concern...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The absence of clearly defined, state-sanctioned policy guidelines to support climate-smart initiatives was a major area of discontent for farmers who participated in Monday’s national conference on Accelerating the Application of Climate-Smart...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:32 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

From a field of 24 entries in the Government of Jamaica’s Houses of Parliament Design Competition, one stood tallest yesterday. ‘Out of Many, One People’, the submission from the Evan Williams-led team of architects from the 46-year-old...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:31 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is claiming that impractical manufacturing standards in the local beverages sector are putting Jamaican manufacturers and distributors at a competitive disadvantage. With lobbies ramping up...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Caribbean journalists have been challenged to up their game by helping regional populations to fully understand climate change, such as global warming, most of which are linked to the use or misuse of one finite commodity – land! “Climate change...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

If you feel that nights have been getting warmer over the years, you are right! Fact is, Jamaica has been experiencing slight but steady increases in minimum surface temperatures with a 0.27 degrees Celsius per decade elevation, while maximum...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica is ­reporting some success in its drive to make weather and ­climate information, including warnings, available in a user-friendly ­format. The agency is also moving to improve the speed with which it sends out...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is facing an uphill task to supersede and replace the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in popularity, according to Martin Henry’s reading of the RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll on the...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The decision by Senior Corporate Area Judge Vaughn Smith to support the application by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for forfeiture of the two industrial fishing boats from the Dominican Republic is being hailed for its...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Fisheries Division will be pressing for the forfeiture of the two boats caught fishing illegally in Jamaican waters on March 2, to the Crown, when the case against 54 fishermen from the Dominican Republic continues in the Kingston and St Andrew...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican manufacturers have expressed reservations about the political will to enforce public procurement reform, the first phase of which will come into effect at the start of the 2019-20 fiscal year. The Public Procurement (Amendment) Act, which...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The results of an RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll revealing that 72 per cent of Jamaicans believe that businesses should be compensated for losses incurred as a result of major road projects now under way in the Corporate Area, have found...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Chief of defence staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, has set a 10-year timeline for the newly opened Caribbean Military Academy (CMA) at Up Park Camp, St Andrew, to achieve the necessary accreditation status in...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has denied claims by the Opposition People’s National Party that the army has almost halved the number of troops in the parish of St James just over a month after a state of public emergency expired. The security...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:30 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s progress continues to be hindered by the failure of policymakers to combine common sense with data-driven research to better inform national decisions, bakery mogul and philanthropist Gary ‘Butch’ Henrickson has said. The chairman and CEO...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Roderick Francis is applauding the Fisheries Division for declared intention to hit poachers hard in pocket following the recent announcement that the agency will be seeking forfeiture of two boats, fishing equipment, and 55,769lb of assorted...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Less than six months after it was unanimously passed into law, the adequacy of the Fisheries Act, 2018 has been called into question by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw, who made public his concerns yesterday. “...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican conch interests must pursue creative and sustainable strategies if they are to cushion the impact of the one-year ban on harvesting the mollusc, a major seafood trader has said. Those interventions could see Jamaica riding a massive wave...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A whopping 55,769.2 pounds of assorted seafood catch is the overall take poachers had stocked on board the two Dominican Republican industrial fishing boats intercepted by the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard off the Pedro Banks on Saturday. After...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Health is on a collision course with players in the food and beverage industry who have vowed to “fight to the death”’ against what they termed the wide-scale and sustained misinformation behind the Government’s campaign to get...

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