Few companies in Jamaica today can trace their origins back to 1834. The Gleaner Company Limited is one of these. The Gleaner Company, founded by the brothers Jacob and Joshua deCordova, was established in 1834. Its first publication was a four-page weekly newspaper, issued on Saturday, September 13, 1834 as an octavio-sized weekly paper. Today, it is a multi-sectioned broad sheet newspaper which is published daily.
Today the Gleaner Company has evolved into the parent company of a group of media companies in Jamaica, North America and England, which include the following companies:
Independent Radio Company Limited – operator of the radio stations Power 106 FM and Music 99FM;
GV Media Media Group Limited – publisher of the Voice Newspaper and the Weekly Gleaner (UK) and;
The Gleaner Company (Can) Inc. /The Gleaner Company (USA) Limited – publisher of the Weekly Gleaner and the Weekly Star
The Company, today, now also boasts 15 print publications and offers several online products and still commands a greater market share than any other newspaper company in Jamaica. The Gleaner Company, evolving over time, but still going strong, almost two centuries later!