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Stories by Christopher Serju

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The ongoing glorification of criminal activities by media houses is feeding the crime monster and must be halted if the country is to have any chance of reining in this scourge, according to Earl Hyde, chairman of the St Catherine Parish Development...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Department of Correctional Services is to provide psychosocial support for some of the female inmates traumatised by Tuesday's relocation from the Fort Augusta facility in St Catherine to the South Camp Adult Correctional Centre, South Camp Road...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Plans by registered coconut growers to acquire the more than 1,000-acre Water Valley property in St Mary and establish an integrated coconut processing plant, seed garden and nursery, among other facilities, have been stalled by the delay in...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Residents of Bay Farm Villas and neighbouring communities will soon be able to breathe easier, literally, following the recent official groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a new sewage conveyance system and pumping house to serve Olympic...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The board of the Coffee Industry Board (CIB) has shaken up its management, including dismissing its legal officer and company secretary, saying that it was deceived about the nature and extent of insurance coverage on the stock of beans stored at...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda has revealed that his decision to dissolve the board of directors of the Agricultural Credit Board (ACB) was based on instructions from Prime Minister Andrew Holness after the board failed to take steps to fulfil a...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda has described the oversupply of pork on the local market as evidence of self-sufficiency in the production of the fresh pork by Jamaican farmers and not a glut, as reported this week.Even though admitting that there...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Christopher Barnes,chief operating officer of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, is challenging all Jamaicans to make it their mission to unite against crime in order to tame the scourge now plaguing the nation."Crime is a symptom of a moral...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

It is not on the official agenda, but the pork glut that now threatens to throw the industry into a tailspin will likely be discussed at today's press conference called by the agriculture ministry at its St Andrew office to provide updates on the...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:35 AMChristopher Serju

It was another triple feat for sprint legend Usain Bolt. Yesterday, the fastest man in the world continued his impressive run, albeit off the track, when he was declared The Gleaner’s Man of the Year for 2016, at the media house’s 37th...

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

Persons not involved in criminal activity have nothing to fear from the Government's recent decision to enforce preventative detention as an integral component of its crime-fighting strategy aimed at checking the country's runaway murder rate and...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

State minister in the Ministry of National Security Pearnel Charles Jr on Wednesday challenged policymakers to recognise the worth and work of correctional officers and to tap into their collective knowledge and hands-on experience in the national...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, state minister in the Ministry of National Security, is challenging inmates at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre in St Catherine to use National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey as a role model for improving their...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Peter Abrahams' invaluable contribution to national and regional development through journalism is a matter of record, but his work and worth is also well recognised in South Africa, which he fled at the age of 20 in 1939, settling in Jamaica in...

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

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, is defending his decision on Thursday to suspend with immediate effect the export of copper by scrap-metal traders in a bid to thwart thieves who continue to disrupt Internet and...

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

The indomitable spirit of South Africa-born Jamaican patriot Peter Henry Abrahams will continue to influence public opinion for many years via the various media channels of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, for which he remains a living voice and...

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaicans will have the opportunity on Saturday to enjoy an evening of Indian music, dancing and culinary delights during the staging of Mehfil 2017 at the Hope Zoo Theatre.This year's staging marks a return of displays of some aspects of the rich...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"The nation's offenders who are incarcerated today will tomorrow be our neighbours and community members. It is therefore imperative that these offenders be given the opportunity to repurpose their lives and be meaningfully engaged during...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Under the leadership of Superintendent Baldwin Collins, staff at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre located at Salt Pond Road, Spanish Town in St Catherine, has been quietly making strides in helping to turn around the lives of inmates who...

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

Plans for the long overdue comprehensive rehabilitation of the Bodles Research Station in Old Harbour, St Catherine, are on the table, according to Donovan Stanberry, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and...

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

On Thursday, February 2, as the rest of world observed World Wetlands Day under the theme 'Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction', evidence came to light that Jamaica has very little to celebrate in that regard. Very little, literally.The Forestry...

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

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday participated in a march through several communities in August Town, St Andrew, as part of a move to build on the peace initiative which resulted in no murders recorded in the area for all of last year....

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Each year, the Gleaner Honour Awards selection committee picks individuals and entities in categories of service who have made a laudable contribution to Jamaica's development.Yesterday, during the final awards category luncheon at The Gleaner's...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

His attendance was sporadic, but in the less than two years that Rushane Smith went to Denham Town High School at 105 North Street in downtown Kingston, the troubled teenager endeared himself to form teacher Donnette Smith, with whom he had a...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

In 35 years of operation, the role of Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica, as well as the scope of its operations, has grown significantly as the charity continues to enable and enrich beneficiaries within and far beyond local shores.As news of the...

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