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Stories by Christopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Citing its small footprint and underwhelming state, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that Nelson Mandela Park may be relocated to a more spacious venue befitting the honour of the late South African anti-apartheid agitator. The park,...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has admitted that over the last decade, workers have not got a fair share of the economic dividends the country has enjoyed, but called on them to hold strain for a little longer. Addressing a civic ceremony at the...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Education and Youth is soon to launch an attendance app in a bid to identify students who are consistently absent from classes, find out the reasons why they are missing classes, and take the necessary actions to correct the...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) showcased the benefits and efficiencies of the port community system (PSC) to a high-level public-private sector delegation from Barbados on Friday, with CEO Mark Williams using the occasion to impress upon them the need for regional integration in...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

REDUCING THE carnage on Jamaica’s road will require much more that the pending road traffic regulations but more importantly, a significant buy-in from all who travel on the nation’s road who must commit to safer practices, Minister of Transport...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Government is moving to address the misuse and overuse of fertilisers which has been having an adverse effect on crop production. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Pearnel Charles Jr said the administration is collaborating with the main...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Surprised, excited but not shocked was how Miss United Nations World 2022, Toni-Ann Lalor, explained her reaction upon being announced the winner at the finals in New Delhi, India, on May 7. Speaking with The Gleaner at the VIP Lounge, Norman...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Dr Lucien Jones, is seeking divine intervention to stem the bloodbath as traffic fatalities soar. The number of road deaths due to traffic crashes is at 167 as at Saturday, compared to 172...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Industry players are hoping for strong action after tests on illegally imported brown sugar seized by the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) have proven that it was not produced by either of the island’s two sugar factories. The illicit trade, they...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Leveraging moral suasion to ward off snowballing labour unrest, Prime Minister Andrew Holness pressed Jamaicans Thursday to exercise civic restraint to prevent economic collapse and an unravelling of social harmony. His plea came in the midst of a...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Newly installed St Andrew Custos Ian Forbes has vowed not to tolerate any semblance of impropriety among the 2,167 justices of the peace (JPs) serving in the parish. Following his installation by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen on Thursday,...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica could be courting a public health disaster by allowing its enviable childhood immunisation record which has traditionally ranked in the high 90 per cent for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough to...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Pearnel Charles Jr on Tuesday served notice of the Government’s intention to shake up the local poultry industry by offering incentives to get more people to invest in the processing of local chicken meat....

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic has left a wave of devastation in its wake and changed the values of the Jamaican society, so much so that a major reset in values will be required to clean up the mess in education and health, among other areas, as the...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

It is impractical to try to put out a fire after it has spread to the rest of the kitchen. Instead, one should always try to put out the fire before it moves beyond the stove, which is a lesson the health authorities failed to learn early enough as...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Opposition spokesperson on Land, Environment and Climate Change Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns has renewed a call for Jamaica’s water resources to be strengthened by legislation that would make rainwater harvesting compulsory for all major building...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Two local scientists are urging politicians and technocrats in government ministries to do more than pay lip service to climate change issues, saying that it is time for them to be brought to book for their inaction. The charge came from Dr Orville...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

As the global climate crisis worsens, Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, is among the first cities in the world that are projected as sure to be hit by climate departure as early as next year. For this reason, reducing climate risks broadly, and...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Among the exhibitors at last Friday’s monthly Farmers’ Market, hosted by the Kingston and St Andrew Association of Branch Societies of the Jamaica Agricultural Society at the playing field of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Hope Gardens...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams has come under fire for failing to outline hard deadlines on a number of unfinished multimillion-dollar projects at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE). Williams’ failure to...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Glancing to my left as I entered what I knew to be the regular spot for the hosting of the monthly farmers’ market by the Kingston and St Andrew Association of Branch Societies of the Jamaica Agricultural Society on Friday, I did a double take....

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

More than five years after Jamaica committed to spend $150 million to eradicate the deadly frosty pod rot disease over three years, the infestation has been brought down to a manageable level, according to the agriculture ministry. Chief Plant...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A breakdown in communication between the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and the Clarendon Municipal Corporation is being blamed for the JAS CEO Christopher Emanuel having been hauled before the courts a month ago. The court action stemmed from...

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2022 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Embattled president of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), Dr Derrick Deslandes, has declined to say whether he will be applying to continue on in the post after it was advertised in The Sunday Gleaner last weekend. Deslandes...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2022 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Two years after he was charged for possession of spiny lobster and Queen conch during the close season and beyond the declaration period, Manchester businessman Oswald Powell was found guilty and fined $300,000 or spend six months in prison. The...

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