JAMAICA GLEANER - NEWS

  1. Protect your Irish potato after the rain

    With the rains last week devastating many farms and with agriculture being a major plank of the Government's growth prospect, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (...
  2. Tony Vendryes | The wonder of natural regenerative medicine

    After decades of practising conventional, high-tech, hospital-based medicine, I experienced a profound shift in my understanding of health and healing. I realised that healing was an internal process that the body itself performed. The human body...
  3. 'Jamaica Moves' takes centre stage among Commonwealth health ministers

    The impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the region, and Jamaica's response with the 'Jamaica Moves' initiative were the focus of chief medical officer Dr Winston De La Haye's presentation on Sunday at the Annual Commonwealth Health...
  4. Can dad get his green card back?

    Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,My father had a 10-year green card and it expired about three years ago. He has been living in Jamaica since 2003 after a short visit to the States. As he is the main breadwinner of the family, he decided to remain in...
  5. A nurse considers prospects in Canada

    Dear Ms Powell,I am a nurse in Jamaica with over five years' work experience. A friend told me that Canada needs nurses and that the pay is good. How do I apply to work as a nurse in Canada? I have a half-sister who lives in Montreal who would be...
  6. Have the rules been changed?

    Dear Mr Bassie,I am being told that the general visitor visa that one would need to obtain to travel to the United Kingdom has been replaced. Is this true and if so, replaced by what?- LSDear LS,Persons can apply for a standard visitor visa if they...
  7. Footprints | Bertie Bryan - Preacher man gone to further ministry

    The thanksgiving service for Bertie Bryan was held on Sunday, May 21, at Balcombe Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church.The man who founded the Pilgrims Church of God at Tower Hill, St Andrew was born on...
  8. Footprints | Robert Morrison - Comic laughs loudly no more

    One month before Robert Dwayne Morrison was born, on November 18, 1967, his father died. He spent the first years of his life with his mother and grandmother in Bethel Town, St Ann.In the summer of 1975,...
  9. Footprints | Viola McLean-Brissett - Western woman gone to cook elsewhere

    Viola McLean-Brissett was truly a western Jamaica woman. She was born in Balaclava, St Elizabeth, and moved to live with her then husband-to-be Vivian Brissett of Warsop, Trelawny. She settled...
  10. Footprints | Lloyd George Heholt - Meticulous carpenter puts hammer down

    In Preston (Oriente), Cuba, Lloyd George Heholt became the first of 10 children for William and Florence Heholt, but his childhood days in Cuba was interrupted by political upheavals.His...
  11. Norton Taylor - A passionate entrepreneur

    Norton Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Enviro-Tech Properties Limited, is guided in life by the motto, "Whatever you are doing, you must always do it to the utmost, or the best of your ability."Taylor said this maxim was instilled...
  12. Many women think men are the better investors; they're not

    NEW YORK (AP):Many men and women think men are the better investors. They're wrong.After checking how eight million of its customers did during 2016, Fidelity Investments found that women did better than men by an average of 0.4 percentage points....
  13. Understanding the Border Wall Funding Act

    Today, The Gleaner and The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) present the first in a monthly series focusing on current research being carried out by the institute and/or issues of particular national interest. Today's submission comes from...
  14. Increased transparency provisions in amended companies law

    The House of Representatives last Wednesday passed the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017, which among other things, makes provisions for local companies to conform with international...
  15. BOJ to assess impact of heavy rains on inflation - Current account deficit at 20-year low, says BOJ governor

    MONTEGO BAY, St James:The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will be assessing the impact of the torrential flood rains which lashed the island last week to determine whether its inflation forecast needs to be revised.While indicating that the general target was...
  16. MBJ Airports facilitates design lecture for UWI students

    On May 8, the University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus (WJC), was host to Greek visual artist and blogger Maria Papaefstathiou under the auspices of Sangster International's MBJ Airports Ltd.The talk served as part career retrospective...
  17. Steve Lyston | Masturbation will pollute your mind

    Proverbs 16: 2 says, "All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits."We are living in a time where many are promoting a society without boundaries which they call a free society. That means you are free to do...
  18. Henry to convene meeting to discuss challenges posed by damaged roads

    Following extensive damage to a number of roadways during the recent periods of extensive rainfall across the island, Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry is to convene a meeting with the leadership of the Transport Authority (TA) to discuss a...
  19. Farewell, Shanique Rose

    WESTERN BUREAU:The Chatham Seventh-day Adventist Church in St James was filled to capacity yesterday with relatives and well-wishers whose tears flowed freely as they said their final goodbyes to Shanique Rose, the 16-year-old student who was shot...
  20. Business climate conducive to investment - Wynter

    MONTEGO BAY, St James:Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Brian Wynter says that while challenges remain, the business climate in Jamaica is conducive to attracting increased private-sector investment."We need all our entrepreneurs to see it, understand...