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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:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group is to invest US$120 million (approximately J$15 billion) over seven years to consolidate all its business operations in a single location at Hill Run, St Catherine, where it will house three independent operations...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Senior superintendent of Police Steve McGregor wants Jamaicans to make a greater effort to get to know their neighbourhood crime-fighters and socialise with them. It is a strategy he is convinced will go a far way in improving the relationship...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, chairman of the multistakeholder working group on Public Feedback on Plastic Packaging Materials, is calling for greater engagement on this issue by the average Jamaican in order to properly inform the final report to be...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Local manufacturers of single-use plastic bags have already begun to prepare for a ban on this all-too-popular packaging, if Senator Mathew Samuda has his way, according to Nigel Hoyow, technical director of Flexpak Limited.Hoyow represents the...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

A four-day medical mission with a spiritual platform got under way yesterday at the Independence Church of Christ at 8 Hellshire Drive Portmore, St Catherine, with residents of Independence City, Westchester, Waterford, Cumberland, Portsmouth and...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Recent amendments to the more than 40-year old Radio and Telegraphy Control Amateur Radio Service Regulation, as well as the Radio and Telegraph Control Radio Operators and Technicians Regulations, which have removed requirements for a working...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's capital, Kingston, which, this year, marked 145 years as a city, continues to lag behind other state capitals in the region in a number of important areas, a situation the Jamaican Government is moving to remedy, according to Prime...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Liu Xiangang, project manager for China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), on Wednesday assured the Government that the US$4.4 million contract for upgrading a 1.1 kilometre section of Barbican Road, St Andrew, which is due to start on Friday,...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday publicly addressed concerns about the recent wave of investments by Chinese nationals, some of whom have been accused of unseating locals, en route to dominating and controlling the commercial pulse of many...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

Established by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, the United States Peace Corps is celebrating 55 years of service in Jamaica, having started operations here when Jamaica gained political independence from Great Britain.Since then, more...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

Patrons attending the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show from August 5-7 can expect a bigger, better show following significant improvements to the facilities at the Denbigh Showground in Clarendon. President of the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

His birth certificate identifies Jonathan Gosse as a native of Wisconsin in the United States of America, but since 2000, this American-born farm boy has been wearing the brand 'Jamaican' with pride and distinction. Five years after landing here as...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica needs to take charge of its natural, human and other resources in a structured way to reverse the dependency on imported foods, as a first step to economic independence, was the charge from Dr Julius Garvey to the second plenary session of...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

More than 180 years after the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire, small farmers in Jamaica are still being held captive to the legacy of that dark period in the country's history, according to Donovan Stanberry, permanent secretary...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

Not one of the more than 50 motorcyclists killed in crashes across Jamaica since the start of the year was wearing protective headgear.Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen made this disclosure during the recent 'Bikers Roll Out' hosted by...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

GraceKennedy Money Services has described as a precautionary measure aimed at protecting legitimate customers, its decision to temporarily suspend business operations at seven Western Union branches across the island....

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

The medical community has been sent into shock and sadness by the death of consultant obstetrician-gynaecologist Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie, 62, who died in the Cayman Islands Hospital yesterday. She was struck down by a taxi after deplaning."I've...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

The chronic shortage of cane cutters has long been recognised as a major impediment to the sustainability of the sugar industry, but stakeholders have done very little more than talk about it, according to Allan Rickards, chairman of the All-Island...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

The impressive showing by Denham Town Primary School at last Tuesday's awards ceremony for the Youth Gambling Prevention All-Island Prevention Poster Competition 2017, where, after two students tied for first, the western Kingston-based school went...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

As the regional sugar cane industry braces for life after October when the European Union (EU) lifts the quota restriction on beet sugar production, Jamaica is struggling with a serious shortage of manual labourers - specifically cane cutters."We...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

Their resounding success and dominance of the Youth Gambling Prevention All-Island Poster Competition 2017 caught the Denham Town Primary School team by surprise, the members admitted in an interview at their 105 North Street, downtown Kingston,...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:26 AMChristopher Serju

Rehabilitation work at the Denbigh Show Ground in Clarendon to address serious public health breaches which must be corrected in time for the August 5-7 staging of the annual agricultural industrial and food show is progressing apace, according the...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

Expansion of the local media landscape, reflected in the explosion of community and other radio stations, as well as additions to the number of free-to-air television channels, has made the task of content monitoring much harder for the Broadcasting...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has described as insulting statements attributed to Deputy Superintendent of Police Paul Bernard and Dr Lynden Rose, a justice of the peace for St Elizabeth, during a recent Gleaner Inside the...

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