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Stories by Christopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | December 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, J.C. Hutchinson has given the assurance that the farm road contract process is being restructured to bring the required transparency and accountability...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:22 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has come under fire for his handling of the spiralling dengue fever epidemic, with Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) representatives casting him as untrustworthy and demanding that he be...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:35 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Government is seeking to revive the local dairy industry by boosting technical competence in breeding and genetic strategies to improve milk yields from cattle. The agriculture ministry said it is on a mission to slash the growing milk import...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Immediate past president of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers’ Association (AIJCFA), Allan Rickards, has advised sugar cane farmers to demand real fixes for the industry and not to be swayed by election promises, given the failure of the...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Daryl Vaz, has underscored the value of the recently launched World Bank Group study, The Forces of Nature: Assessment and Economic Valuation of Coastal Protection Services provided by...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Daryl Vaz, has called attention to the impact of beach erosion as an ongoing threat, especially for some of Jamaica’s coastal areas. “Our most famous, or, perhaps, infamous example, is...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness described Friday’s donation of J$2.5 million to the University of Technology Jamaica’s (UTech) scholarship fund as a “no-strings-attached” grant geared towards alleviating the financing challenges...

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

Jamaica has been rewarded for its progress in building resilience to climate change, which has been a big challenge for Caribbean countries that have seen increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters. This was announced Wednesday by...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:45 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The full impact Douglas Crompton Vaz had on individual Jamaicans from all walks of life only really came to light after his passing, eldest son Ricky Vaz confessed during yesterday’s thanksgiving service for the former parliamentarian. “Doug Vaz was...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A farmer, who got into sugar cane cultivation two years after Jamaica gained political independence in 1962 and has been involved since then, is now convinced that cash crops are a more practical option. Last Wednesday, as cane farmers tried...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Nutrition specialist Patricia Thompson has taken issue with phase five of the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ ‘What’s in Our Food’ mass media campaign for the reason that it fails to educate the public on nutrition, which would help them to better...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 1:45 PMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The owner of the beach view restaurant in Port Royal facing the impending demolition of her Kingston business is intensifying her fight to remain on the property. A notice dated January 2019 and served in the name of the commissioner of lands...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:34 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Richard Pandohie, has vowed that his organisation will resist any attempt to centralise the importation of refined sugar, through the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), which a...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:32 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

An enterprise team that was set up to evaluate and fast-track divestment options for the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon has been accused of falling asleep on the job has failed to meet since it was established in early 2018 despite the urgency...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:41 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

They waited nervously for two hours fearing the bulldozer that was slated to arrive at noon to begin demolition of the Beach View Restaurant and Bar owned and operated by community nurse and businesswoman Tashnee Tomlinson. A notice affixed to a...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Professor emeritus of psychiatry at The University of the West Indies, Dr Frederick Hickling, has taken issue with a recently published report on the condition and treatment of inmates in Jamaica’s adult correctional services. Through the Cracks –...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:44 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The success of the Tsurumi recycling/incineration centre in Yokohama, Japan, which has kept a tight lid on its solid-waste growth, is due largely to its matching of heavy-duty machinery with an investment in human capital, which makes for a...

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

The two industrial fishing boats that were forfeited to the Crown after foreign crewmen pleaded guilty to poaching in Jamaica’s territorial waters on Saturday, March 2, have since been returned to the owners, who paid the cost of storage for the...

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 8:14 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Molly Rhone, the only Jamaican to be elected president of the International Netball Federation has expressed concern about some disturbing trends emerging in sports. From subpar the treatment of players to criminal abuse of them, Rhone said it was...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

TOKYO, Japan: In 2002, each of the estimated 2.9 billion urban residents across the world were generating, on average, 0.64 kilogrammes of municipal solid waste per day. Ten years later, in 2012, a World Bank study, titled What A Waste: A Global...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

MASHIKI, Japan: Today, she can smile at the memory and even poke fun at her actions then, but the earthquake of April 2016 that struck the town of Mashiki, located in the Kumamota prefecture, causing death, destruction, and confusion for days, will...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:21 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan is poised to write another very colourful page in its rich history with the enthronement and thanksgiving rite today in which Emperor Naruhito publicly accepts the reins of power bequeathed by his father, former...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A senior banker has recommended that banks and other financial institutions must move beyond simply providing financing and, instead, get in the habit of educating and clarifying issues for persons in the productive sector. The recommendation came...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:43 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A St Catherine housing scheme that was shelved after the private-sector partner jumped ship is being resurrected and rebranded as a template for future housing developments in Jamaica. Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Chairman Norman Brown told...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Business operators must guard against a sense of complacency as a result of the favourable economic outlook accorded to Jamaica by external ratings agencies in recent times, one of the country’s leading businessmen has warned. The president of the...

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