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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:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:33 AMChristopher Serju

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes’ goal of making Jamaica’s legal system the best in the Caribbean in the next three years, and among the best in the world by 2024, has the backing of Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, who yesterday made a...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

When the Sugar Transformation Unit responded to a call for assistance to expand classroom capacity at the Barracks Road Adult Education facility in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, administrators at the Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL)...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A little over two years after his predecessor Karl Samuda assured the European Union (EU) that its $12-billion funding of the Sugar Transformation Unit (STU) was being properly managed, portfolio minister Audley Shaw is seeking answers about the...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Locally produced chicken neck has been in a pickle for the past two months, a development for which poultry market leader the Jamaica Broilers Group is taking full responsibility.When The Sunday Gleaner visited the company's processing plant in...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Welcome Beach in Clarendon is the first major local casualty of the sargassum weed infestation, and scientists are warning that the situation is not likely to get better for Jamaica."Unfortunately, we are a collecting site and some of the fishing...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"Intelligence rules the world, ignorance carries the burden ...", a quote attributed to Jamaica's first national hero Marcus Garvey, has long been a source of inspiration for poor people across the world.Having long accepted the veracity of these...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America, the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is emerging as an alien invasive species...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:45 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica, having lost 308,000-hectares of farm land, is on track to continue to lose an estimated 10,000 hectares, a situation which if left unchecked will equate to 44 per cent of its total arable farm land being lost by 2030. That warning came...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The extensive renovation of the Lionel Town Health Centre in Clarendon has breathed new life into the facility located on property housing the Lionel Town Public Hospital."The structure itself has changed," public health nurse Valerie Sharpe pointed...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is defending its stewardship of Jamaica's fledgling medical marijuana industry despite strong criticisms from several major players in the sector.According to the CLA, its close marking of stakeholders is...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 9:46 AMChristopher Serju

Security company KingAlarm is reporting that it has concluded in-house investigations into Monday's incident involving members of its armed response team, videos of which have gone viral on social media. KingAlarm says this included analysis of...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:54 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Medical Cannabis Corporation (JMMC) is investing US$2 million (J$264,000,000) into research on local ganja strains in order to ascertain with scientific accuracy their medicinal potential, over the next 10 years. Professor Errol...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Sixty years after starting operations, Lithographic Printers Limited is still a pacesetter in the printing business and its operators are planning to continue setting the pace for many years more.During a tour of its operations at 14 East Avenue,...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Chief executive officer of the Seprod Group Richard Pandohie has quit as chairman of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA).According to Pandohie, his decision was prompted by a perceived conflict of interest, given the...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The struggle to grasp basic concepts of the English language is that much harder for estimated 7,500 persons who have some form of hearing challenges. For them Jamaican sign language (JSL), the native language derived from American sign language, is...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's efforts to provide an enabling environment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to thrive are beginning to gain traction, according to Constant Lonkeng, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative to Jamaica."I'm...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Forty students from two St Andrew schools had a chance to get a heads-up and a hands-down on marine ecosystems and their importance.'Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future' was the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018, observed on Friday, February 2,...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Tuesday marked the first real break in the torrential showers which had pounded Portland, among other parishes, since Saturday, triggering landslides, flooding, and washing out roads, and while most residents took the...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Garnet Edmondson, regional operations manager at Western Parks and Markets (WPM), is appealing to residents of the four parishes served by the agency to start the year right by doing their best to ensure a cleaner, healthier, and more economically...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Financing is now in place to allow the Plant Quarantine Unit in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Fisheries to effectively ramp up public awareness and begin an aggressive vector-control programme in an effort to stave off a wipe-...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

In the three years that she has spearheaded the treat for senior citizens in Greenwich Farm, support has been growing for the Canada Grace Mission but not to the level she wants to see it grow, head honcho Carolyn Merraro-Francis admitted to The...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security Pearnel Charles Jr has challenged inmates at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre, St Catherine, to use the opportunities for rehabilitation to rise above and beyond the circumstances...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

It's a headache you would want to wish on anyone, especially yourself, during the Yuletide Season. So it was that Marva Guthrie and spouse Amos Blake found themselves saddled with the dilemma recently of not knowing what to do with their 2018...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2017 | 12:59 AMChristopher Serju

It’s billed as the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience but when the well-anticipated top-of the line south coast tourism product opens on January 18, it will also reflect the artistry and skilled craftsmanship of local professionals and...

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