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Stories by Christopher Serju

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 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 | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The latest effort to restart commercial operations of the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) has collapsed due to the failure of Herzog Jamaica Limited to meet the deliverables of a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Sean Matthew, president of the United States-based Herzog International, has declined to comment on reports that a planned deal with the Government to revitalise sections of Jamaica's rail network has been shelved because his company failed to...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Visitors can expect a world-class, one-of-a-kind encounter when the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience kicks off on January 18 at the multimillion-dollar renovated and rebranded St Elizabeth-based facility.For more than 265 years, J. Wray...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

If William J.C. Hutchinson has his way, persons convicted of farm theft will be made pay dearly for their crime.Hutchinson, the minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, last Friday offered some...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The decision by the Jamaica Broilers Group to invest US$2 million in an additional pellet mill at its Best Dressed feed facility in Old Harbour, St Catherine, is a ringing endorsement of its confidence in the growth potential of the economy,...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Trading, transportation, and processing of cocoa pods and other planting material across parish borders has been suspended with immediate effect, an emergency strategy aimed at curtailing the spread of the deadly frosty pod disease, which, if left...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

After retiring as chief executive officer of the GraceKennedy Group in 2011, it was his successor, Donald Wehby, who suggested to Douglas Orane that he write a book encapsulating the many speeches he had delivered during an illustrious career with...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

One of the country's leading businessmen has accused the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and parliamentary Opposition, the People's National Party (PNP), which, together, have ruled the country since Independence in 1962, of conspiring to keep...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

His work is displayed in private and public collections all over the world, but for internationally renowned sculptor Basil Watson, the eight-foot tall bronze statue of sprint legend Usain Bolt, which is now on show at Jamaica's National Stadium,...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:02 AMChristopher Serju

The failure of Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to respond to a comprehensive business proposal he had requested from the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) could sound the death knell for the cocoa industry as well...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Last Thursday's official launch of the national petroleum codes is being touted as a major step in the drive to bring stability, uniformity, and accountability to the local petroleum industry, although there are still some unresolved issues.Concerns...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has called for the immediate axing of Minister of National Security Robert Montague as a first step in remedying the situation with the failure of O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals Limited to fulfill...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Journalists from the RJRGLEANER Communications Group dominated the 2017 Press Association of Jamaica Awards on Saturday night, taking the top prizes of 'Journalist of the Year' and 'Young Journalist of the Year' in...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Sprint legend Usain St Leo Bolt has been immortalised in bronze with the unveiling of an eight-foot statue in his likeness at Jamaica's National Stadium yesterday, depicting his trademark 'To the World' stance.Bolt, who opted to "freestyle" in his...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju

Describing the development of the National Petroleum Codes as a “very significant event”, James Rawle, chairman of the standards council at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), has charged the Government and industry players to continue to work together to ensure that these are implemented as a matter of course throughout the country...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Two powerful sector groups - the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) - have blasted the Government for what they consider incompetence and lack of accountability to taxpayers, which was...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Sustained economic development is not likely to be achieved if parliamentarians and other policymakers continue to exclude rural communities from their national development strategies, according to Donovan Stanberry, permanent secretary in the...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"We would not seek a battle as we are. Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it."This was the response from King Henry to French messenger Montjoy at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 to be delivered to his master, as recounted in Shakespeare's play...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Next week's staging of a global tourism conference in Jamaica is a resounding validation of the strength of Brand Jamaica, says Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.The 'Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Member of Parliament for South West St Catherine Everald Warmington has accused two entities in the RJRGLEANER Communications Group of plotting to bring down the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government of which he is a member."I didn't want to stoop...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee yesterday accepted a recommendation fromDr Dayton Campbell that a request for increasing the CDF allocation to members of parliament be included in its next report to the Lower House.Campbell, member...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Government's decision to increase the excise duty on a stick cigarette by $3 last March in order to improve on the $9 billion per annum in revenue it derives from the industry has misfired, with bootleggers, instead, profiting handsomely from a...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

In the drive to identify, expose, and root out corruption in the society, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says that the Government is moving to strengthen the legislative framework to give the soon-to-be established anti-corruption agency sweeping...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Riddled as it is with corruption, Jamaica is teetering on the point of no return, with criminals calling the shots and law and order at risk of becoming a thing of the past, Delroy Chuck, minister of justice, lamented on Wednesday as he made an...

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