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Stories by Christopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Workmen and women are in a race against time to meet the completion deadline for the inaugural call at the Port Royal Cruise Port Terminal on Monday for the Marella Discovery 2, which is slated to dock at 8 o’clock in the morning. During yesterday’...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Strategies for coping with natural disasters and enhancing resilience to speed up recovery, with the capacity to build back better where necessary, are expected to dominate discussions at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to be...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:46 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has embarked on a mission to promote bamboo as a replacement material in a number of local industries which, if it takes off, could earn for and save the country millions of dollars in foreign exchange while...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:14 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams is advocating a cautionary approach to the Port Royal cruise ship pier development in which the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) is investing about US$40 million, inclusive of the cost of the SeaWalk floating pier,...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:34 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

At 250 acres, the farm operation under the supervision of farm manager, Joseph ‘Freddy’ Marshall is in a constant state of activity, with hot peppers, pumpkins, cucumbers, tomatoes and bell (sweet) peppers cultivated on a rotational basis. When The...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Janet Levy has been left traumatised after champagne-sipping celebrations of the New Year with friends atop a balcony in the upscale community of Plantation Heights, St Andrew, quickly deteriorated into a rush to the emergency room...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans appear to suffer from a cultural defect that is reflected in their widescale acceptance that it is somebody else’s responsibility to tidy up after them. Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:44 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Divisional chief of the East Kingston police division, Superintendent Victor Hamilton, has commended the three persons who came forward and took responsibility for hosting an unauthorised bike fest at the intersection of Wareika and D’Aguilar roads...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Pamela Levy was among the senior citizens attending the annual treat hosted by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Council (KSAMC) at the St William Grant Park Downtown Kingston on New Year’s Day who seemed out of place. Well spoken, with a...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:55 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Noel Wilson, a businessman who runs a fish farm in Hill Run, St Catherine, is at his wits’ end as thieves continue to make inroads into his investment by stealing his freshwater fish despite employing several security measures to keep the thugs out...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Three-year-old Andrew Francis was a bundle of energy exploring every wall or fencing at St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston on New Year’s Day, as his father, Andrew Francis Sr, tried to finish his meal. They had plans afterwards to head home...

Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:37 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

New Year, same old woes. The stench was sickening. Thousands of flies flittering around and John crows feasting on a carcass seemed to be just part of the daily routine along a stretch of the Sandy Gully that runs through a section of Waterhouse...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Two environmentalists have declared that the unfolding mass replacement of styrofoam food and beverage containers with non-biodegradable plastic alternatives is a retrogade step that could undermine the gains envisioned by groundbreaking...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:29 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The police in the East Kingston Division say that they have lost the support of a critical mass of Rockfort residents, who have sided with criminals, resulting in a surge in murders and shootings. Divisional chief, Superintendent Victor Hamilton,...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:22 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Retired technical drawing teacher Clyde Johnson thought that he had found the formula for success when he chanced upon a recipe for moringa wine with healthful benefits such as libido boost and blood-pressure control, in addition to other health...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Year 2019 was an exceptional year for Jamaica-Latvia bilateral relations, and Dean of the Consular Corps Robert Scott is looking to build on that goodwill with the launch of the Republic of Latvia’s Mentor Training Programme to improve the...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:38 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans have until tomorrow to submit their recommendations on the 2019 Sexual Harassment Act which is up for review by a joint select committee of parliament. Dr Denise Chevannes-Vogel, national private sector specialist for the United Nations...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

After accepting his Christmas care package from Kingston Western Member of Parliament Desmond McKenzie at Friday’s annual senior citizens’ treat at the Tivoli Gardens Community Centre yesterday, 73-year-old Maurice ‘Chi-Chi Wheel’ Forsythe was...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:43 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Following yesterday’s commitment of J$12.7 million to establish a trust fund for victims of the 1963 Coral Gardens attacks by the police, members of the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society are demanding that the Government deliver on other...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:25 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The facts of Jamaica’s slave history are well known, but the lasting impact of centuries of indoctrination rooted in cruel, state-sanctioned punishment are just being understood, according to Professor Orlando Patterson. As a Jamaican and a...

Published:Monday | December 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, J.C. Hutchinson has given the assurance that the farm road contract process is being restructured to bring the required transparency and accountability...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:22 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has come under fire for his handling of the spiralling dengue fever epidemic, with Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) representatives casting him as untrustworthy and demanding that he be...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:35 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Government is seeking to revive the local dairy industry by boosting technical competence in breeding and genetic strategies to improve milk yields from cattle. The agriculture ministry said it is on a mission to slash the growing milk import...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Immediate past president of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers’ Association (AIJCFA), Allan Rickards, has advised sugar cane farmers to demand real fixes for the industry and not to be swayed by election promises, given the failure of the...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Daryl Vaz, has underscored the value of the recently launched World Bank Group study, The Forces of Nature: Assessment and Economic Valuation of Coastal Protection Services provided by...

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