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Stories by Christopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The business community is warning that the Government’s failure to enforce the COVID-19 laws governing beach parties and other entertainment events could cost the country dearly, reversing the economic gains achieved since the easing of austerity...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies is how the Nature Preservation Foundation website describes the century palm. However, during its final rites, which can take up to a year and a half to be completed, the...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:26 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Two of the presenters at Tuesday’s launch of a joint Jamaica Stock Exchange and International Development Bank project, ‘Innovating Social Sector Financing’, have said something is fundamentally wrong with the Jamaican society, citing as evidence...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) has been urged to extend interest-free credit to students of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to cover incremental movements in tuition fees caused by recalculations based on the greenback. Hundreds of...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

This year’s cancellation of what would have been the 68th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon because of coronavirus restrictions has resulted in significant financial losses, the Jamaica’s main farming lobby...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The CEO of the Sugar Industry Association (SIA), George Callaghan, has fired back at the management of Worthy Park Estate in St Catherine over its claims that the growing cess paid to keep the SIA operational is a burden on stakeholders. Speaking...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Method used to rehabilitate the Guava Ridge to Content Gap main road in East Rural St Andrew has set a new template for road development in Jamaica. St Andrew East Rural Member of Parliament Juliet Holness told the official opening ceremony of...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2020 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

St Andrew East Rural Member of Parliament (MP) Juliet Holness is banking on her record of performance, especially in the many farming communities of her constituency, to convince the electorate to give her a second term in the House of...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:22 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Seymour Arthur is being hailed for his unwavering commitment to regional integration with the recognition of his pivotal contribution to the formation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Arthur, 70...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

As pressure increases over queries of nepotism related to his demand that government lands be given to his live-in partner, Lola Marshall-Williams, de facto Agriculture Minister J.C. Hutchinson declined to pronounce on whether he should step aside...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ) Holdings has received a scathing rebuke from Hugh Johnson, president of the Small Business Association of Jamaica, who has called for the firing of the entire board after the handover of 2,400 acres of Holland Estate...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

As the Jamaican economy slowly gets back on track in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hi-Pro, a division of the Jamaica Broilers Group, is investing over $23 million to provide assistance to small farmers. This will ensure the continuity of the...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

I read and reread a copy of Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw’s contribution to the 2020 Sectoral Debate under the theme: ‘Securing opportunities ... stimulating sustainable growth for bigger, better, stronger...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

JAMAICAN EXPORTERS have failed to take full advantage of the country’s trading relationship with Costa Rica. Jamaica has a duty-free trade agreement with the Central American country, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA)...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

More than a year after minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries Audley Shaw directed the auditor general to conduct an audit of the Sugar Transformation Unit (STU), work is yet to get under way, and there is no indication as to...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A senior agriculturalist last Wednesday blasted members of three cattle breeders associations – Jamaica Red, Jamaica Black and Jamaica Brahman – for their failure to develop the beef industry in a sustainable way and an unwillingness to make...

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