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Stories by Christopher Serju

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:05 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is in a race against time to clean up the Denbigh Show Ground in Clarendon and get it up to the exacting international public health standards stipulated by the Clarendon Health Department.Meeting those...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

Deplorable conditions at last year's staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show created such a stink among Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) staffers that RADA has served notice that unless there is a significant...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

Roderick Francis, chief executive officer of B&D Trawling, is excited about the company's first export shipment of fresh, ocean-caught fish to the United States...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

A month before he was dismissed from the post of chief executive officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), Hugh Graham received a glowing appraisal of his performance signed by Donald Elvey, the chairman of the board of directors.Graham...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

When the teachers complained that incoming students at Rennock Lodge All-Age School were having difficulty with mathematics, Principal Jacqueline Lewis came up with an innovative idea to get the youngsters interested in and acquainted with numbers....

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaicans are being urged not buy improperly packaged and labelled sugar, starting July 1.Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, made the appeal to consumers last Friday as he officially launched the new labelling...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

The odds of the 65th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food show being cancelled have gone up significantly following the failure of the representatives from organisers, the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), to meet with public...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

This year's show must go on, according to Lester 'Mike' Henry, member of parliament for Central Clarendon, in which the Denbigh Show Ground, site of the annual agricultural, industrial and food show, is slated to be held from August 5-7."I...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:03 AMChristopher Serju

A significant decline in sales has forced Hardrock Concrete Mix, a Spanish Town-based manufacturer of pre-mixed concrete to shutter its operation even though there is strong demand for the construction material."I haven't sold any concrete since...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

This year's staging of the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show hangs in the balance pending the outcome of a meeting this morning between a team from the Clarendon Health Department and the organisers, the Jamaica Agriculture...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

Former government minister Carlyle Anthony Cosmo Dunkley is being hailed for his long and dedicated service to country and party, following his death on Tuesday night at the age of 78. He died at the University Hospital of the West Indies.The...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:02 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Denise Chevannes, executive director of the National Family Planning Board, has charged local journalists to use their office to do more in ramping up general awareness and sensitisation about HIV/AIDS, detouring from the traditionally easier...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

Executive director of the National Family Planning Board (NFPB), Dr Denise Chevannes, is expressing concern that many married Jamaica women are prisoners in the sanctity of their bedroom, where their health is potentially at greater risk than that...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

"In today's world, with the antiretroviral therapies that are available, it is possible to treat HIV just like you treat hypertension or diabetes. Take your medication every day and you'll be okay. There are persons who are alive today after 30...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

The pending national policy on grooming in schools is not likely to find favour with the umbrella organisation which represents students' councils across Jamaica."That's not helping anybody," Alnast·zia Watson, outgoing president of the National...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will shortly roll out its policy guidelines on the grooming standards for students as it relates to styling of their hair, uniform, and general deportment, portfolio minister Ruel Reid disclosed...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

When franchise holders approached the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to host the seventh staging of the Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit, there was no hesitation in accepting the invitation to stage the two-day event, which will...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 6:16 AMChristopher Serju

Christopher Levy, president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Broilers Group, has warned against complacency in light of recent gains in the agricultural sector. Commenting on the growing professional approach to livestock rearing, as well...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

The $50,000 fine that can be levelled against adults who allow children to participate in any form of gambling seems to be little deterrent to those who regularly send young ones to purchase gambling tickets.Whether this is done out of ignorance or...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite reports that illegal gambling operations are raking in an estimated $2 billion each year, with a big portion of that money going into the criminal underworld, several Jamaicans continue to spend their money with these illicit operators,...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

With the explosion in the digital world in recent years, the local entity tasked with preventing illegal gambling, the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), is...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, yesterday used the media launch for Denbigh 2017 to poke fun at himself, extending an invitation to Jamaicans to visit his St Catherine farm which is at the centre of the...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is committed to ensuring that Jamaicans get an appreciation of the full value of the US$456 million port expansion project being undertaken at the Kingston Freeport Terminal and its overall benefits to...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 6:00 AMChristopher Serju

According to Everald Warmington, chairman of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), a failure to adhere to established protocol is at the heart of the problem in which Richard Azan, member of parliament for North West Clarendon, and other...

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