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Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Veteran attorney-at-law Nancy Anderson has been lauded in death for her fierce advocacy for human-rights causes, especially for the vulnerable who languished on the margins of society. Anderson, an American migrant, was a leading voice for the...

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

UNAIDS Country Director for Jamaica Manoela Manova is recommending condom distribution in prisons as an effective tool to help reduce the HIV transmission rate in local penal institutions. Noting that such a strategy has been shown to be beneficial...

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

While there is no HIV hotspot in the country as the sexually transmitted infection is present in communities across the island, the heath ministry has said that, because of the population density in town centres, new cases are most likely to pop up...

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Lamenting that the fight to end HIV/AIDS is only thrust into the spotlight once a year as the globe celebrates World AIDS Day on December 1, activist Joan Stephens is calling for an all-hands-on-deck, yearlong campaign to drive down transmission...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Veteran livestock geneticist Jasmine Holness has called for stringent monitoring and evaluation systems to be put in place, supported by accurate record-keeping, to enable the recently launched National Livestock Genetic Improvement Programme is to...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:28 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is now on a “knife-edge”, according to Senate President Tom Tavares-Finson, following a legislative deadlock in the House of Representatives late last night, effectively putting a halt to the seven-police division states of emergency (SOEs...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:25 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for St Catherine Eastern, Denise Daley, on Tuesday made an impassioned plea for Spanish Town, the capital of St Catherine, to be restored to some semblance of the grandeur it enjoyed during its reign as the capital of Spanish...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dr Peter Phillips on Tuesday called for an overhaul of Jamaica’s parliamentary system to move it away from the current dispensation of being a welfare channel for members of parliament to instead promote social and economic policies for the benefit...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 7:22 PMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dr Peter Phillips on Tuesday called for an overhaul of Jamaica’s parliamentary system to move it away from the current dispensation of being a welfare channel for members of parliament to instead promote social and economic policies for the benefit...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite inking a wage agreement on behalf of the senior uniformed officers within the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Leslie Campbell made it clear that their acceptance of the four per cent wage increase offer should not be interpreted...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) Chairman Dr Derrick Deslandes has dismissed the traditional method of pasture-grazing cattle as an outdated and wasteful way of feeding. Speaking during Thursday’s launch of the National Livestock Genetic...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

It seemed that whoever wrote the sign had made a huge blunder. “Vaccination warning!! Do not enter this premises if you are vaccinated!!! Please understand! No dis!,” it read. Certainly, they meant ‘unvaccinated’. After venturing inside to point...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Government of Jamaica has increased its target for renewable energy by 2050 from 30 per cent to a very ambitious 50 per cent, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Audley Shaw disclosed on Wednesday as he urged local operators to ride...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Consistent rainfall over at least three days had put a damper on things in Flagaman, Southfield and other neighbouring communities in St Elizabeth when The Gleaner visited recently, but farmer Dawn Ebanks insisted that this was just the usual...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Policymakers, over the years, have been operating at cross purposes by expanding the built environment at significant damage and cost to the environment, according to the executive director of the Mona GeoInfomatics Institute at The University of...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Jamaica and Barbados, Malgorzata Wasilewska, has flagged the region’s overall poor Ease of Doing Business Index as one of two major deterrents to attracting private-sector business investments to the Caribbean. The...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

“THE ENVIRONMENT is unforgiving!” That’s the statement by Executive Director of the Mona GeoInfomatics Institute at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, regarding the suddenness, intensity and ferocity of natural hazards...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Friday’s sitting of the Senate descended into disorder, confusion and consternation after President Tom Tavares-Finson refused to allow for an adjournment of the debate requested by opposition senators, backed by their colleague Dr Floyd Morris, on...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says she has been assured by the authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) that no member of the Windrush generation will be among the next group of deportees who are scheduled to...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Red Stripe recently unveiled a comprehensive employee multipurpose facility comprising a renovated canteen; an on-site sports bar equipped with an audio-visual room with LED screens and surround sound; and a multipurpose sports arena with a jogging...

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Emergency Powers (Amendment) Act 2021 was passed in the Senate on Friday without any amendments despite strong arguments against it by Leader of Opposition Business Peter Bunting and his colleague, Damion Crawford. Bunting argued that with the...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

CLIMATE CHANGE is about a combination of weather-related activities such as drought, increased frequency of storms, landslides and intense rainfall, and the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) at The University of the West Indies has been using a...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 5:58 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament (MP) for Manchester North Western, Mikael Phillips, on Thursday painted a daring and dangerous picture of residents using makeshift ziplines to cross the Troy River, in the wake of the collapse of the Troy Bridge in August,...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Climate Change Minister Pearnel Charles Jr. says that over the next two weeks, small island developing states such as Jamaica will be engaging global leaders in aggressive and very significant discussions around how developed and developing...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Junior Youth Minister Robert Morgan last Thursday served notice that the Government has started work on legislation to allow for a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for adults who engage in predatory sexual assault against a vulnerable victim,...

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