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Stories by Christopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson yesterday gave the assurance that Government was on track to getting the Occupational Safety and Health Bill passed into law as soon as possible, admitting that its passage was long overdue.The...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The rich, attractive look of its Jamaica Harvest brand of agro-processed foods - sauces, seasonings, preserves and condiments made especially for Things Jamaican - is design- specific, Janine Taylor, manager for the marketing services unit at the...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

In 1950 when Tropical Battery Company Limited began operations, it was as a manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries. Today, the sales of automotive batteries remains its core business. However, this has been complemented by the distribution of...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Five years after the launch of Project Grow, Red Stripe's local raw material sourcing initiative has really grown, taking roots well beyond its' original mandate.With 2,256 acres of cassava under cultivation, 98 Learning for Life graduates and 15...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Most of the inner-city community of Allman Town, Kingston 4, would be wiped out if Government goes ahead with its master plan of developing the area in and around Heroes Park in a project known as the Oval Zone project, the College of the Fellows of...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, has put to rest speculation that a large section of the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine is at risk of being carved up to facilitate The...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The first of six seed banks to identify, preserve, and store climate-resilient crop varieties to be established across the region is set for completion at the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine by July this year."The plans have been drawn in...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Following a tour of the Metcalfe Street Juvenile Remand Centre in west Kingston yesterday, State Minister of National Security Rudyard Spencer alluded to plans to ramp up the level of production and productivity at the facility that houses boys...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Thursday's tour of the Spike Industries Limited factory at 99 Windward Road, Kingston 2, is evidence that the manufacturing sector is alive and well, according to Metry Seaga, president ofthe Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) who led a...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

After three days of discourse, participants in the first Caribbean Conference of Mayors, held at the University of the West Indies, Mona Regional Headquarters, have agreed in principle on a template for strengthening local governance at the regional...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's failure to embrace and fully participate in Airbnb, a web-based directory of bed and breakfast-type vacation properties, which is redefining the global tourism product, will result in the country missing out on vast economic benefits to...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Applications opened on Tuesday, April 3, for licences to deal in coffee, cocoa, coconut, and spices, the commodities whose regulatory functions have been incorporated under the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA), but the...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Almost eight years after advocating the severance of the apron strings linking the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) to the agriculture ministry, as a prerequisite for renewal and growth of the farmers' organisation, Norman Grant has done an about-...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Audley Shaw, the newly appointed minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, yesterday announced that Cabinet had dropped demands for $2 billion from dividend earned on Seprod shares owned by the Coconut Industry Board.The decision...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

A full-page advertisement on 'Concerns About the Obesity Epidemic in Jamaica' published in the Sunday Gleaner of March 25 as an open letter to the Government of Jamaica by a coalition of nine medical groups supporting the proposed tax on sugar-...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Kevin Condappa, acting director of the agricultural services division, has called for a return to the defunct centralised marketing system known as the Agricultural Marketing Corporation (AMC) with headquarters at 188 Spanish Town Road in Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The Fisheries Division is reminding fishers and other persons engaged in the harvesting, sale and export of spiny lobsters to be mindful of the new regulations which will be in effect again when the annual close season begins on Sunday, April 1.Even...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Dr Andrew Wheatley, minister of science, energy and technology, has warned against any unrealistic expectations of a financial windfall in the short term from the three-dimensional (3-D) seismic survey for offshore oil and gas exploration now...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is warning taxpayers against getting complacent in light of the extension for filing their tax returns and making payments, which were due on Thursday, March 15."We still encourage persons to beat the rush and not...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Paul B. Scott, chairman of the SEPROD Group Board of Directors, has singled out bakers and retailers as critical to the company's success over the years and vowed to match their contribution with ongoing customer service of the highest order."There...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday gave his administration a pat on the back for creating an enabling business environment, citing as evidence the official opening of Jamaica Grain and Cereals' state-of-the-art multigrain milling facility,...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Ambassador Nestor Mendez, assistant secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), made it abundantly clear on Monday that he was very impressed with the impact of the New Path project, during a visit to the South Camp Juvenile...

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Heath minister Dr Christopher Tufton has served notice of Government's intention to regulate all food and drink offerings to children within and outside of school compounds to promote healthy eating habits and lifestyle across the country in a...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The process has formally begun to have the courts break the deadlock over ownership rights to the estimated $4 billion in Seprod share dividend earnings, now under the stewardship of the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) and which Karl Samuda, minister...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The General Post Office (GPO) in downtown Kingston, across from the Supreme Court, will be closed to the public for six months, starting next Monday, to facilitate renovation work by the Ministry of Justice.The renovations will include improvements...

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