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Stories by Christopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:35 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Seemingly exasperated by the prevalence of praedial larceny in Jamaica, Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw has endorsed the use of stun guns to disarm and accost criminals who pillage crops and steal livestock. Shaw’s riposte, delivered at the annual...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Wednesday night’s spontaneous celebration by residents of Chesterfield, St Mary, at the bridge that will provide vehicular access to the rural community was a measure of the heightened expectation, with the structure projected to be completed in...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

The smart meter initiative that records electricity consumption and transmits data to facilitate monitoring and billing is paying additional dividends for the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). “We have a lot more information than we have ever...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Just over two years into his tenure as chief of defence staff, Lieutenant General Rocky Ricardo Meade has already met a personal objective of ensuring that there will be a suitable pool of qualified heirs when he demits office. On December 1, 2016...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Working conditions for members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and affiliates have improved somewhat since 1960 when deplorable circumstances prompted businesswoman Gloria Palomino to start the Police Civic Committee. With the support of...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

An imminent ban on the once-flourishing conch industry from which Jamaica earned as much as US$600 million in foreign exchange per annum has placed the industry on the brink of collapse. The Government announced a sudden close season to take...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:23 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Exporters who invested heavily in retooling processing facilities to meet best-practice and traceability standards for entering the European Union (EU) and other lucrative conch markets are facing financial ruin, with a shock almost one-year ban on...

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