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Stories by Christopher Serju

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's efforts to provide an enabling environment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to thrive are beginning to gain traction, according to Constant Lonkeng, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative to Jamaica."I'm...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Forty students from two St Andrew schools had a chance to get a heads-up and a hands-down on marine ecosystems and their importance.'Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future' was the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018, observed on Friday, February 2,...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Tuesday marked the first real break in the torrential showers which had pounded Portland, among other parishes, since Saturday, triggering landslides, flooding, and washing out roads, and while most residents took the...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Garnet Edmondson, regional operations manager at Western Parks and Markets (WPM), is appealing to residents of the four parishes served by the agency to start the year right by doing their best to ensure a cleaner, healthier, and more economically...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Financing is now in place to allow the Plant Quarantine Unit in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Fisheries to effectively ramp up public awareness and begin an aggressive vector-control programme in an effort to stave off a wipe-...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

In the three years that she has spearheaded the treat for senior citizens in Greenwich Farm, support has been growing for the Canada Grace Mission but not to the level she wants to see it grow, head honcho Carolyn Merraro-Francis admitted to The...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security Pearnel Charles Jr has challenged inmates at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre, St Catherine, to use the opportunities for rehabilitation to rise above and beyond the circumstances...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

It's a headache you would want to wish on anyone, especially yourself, during the Yuletide Season. So it was that Marva Guthrie and spouse Amos Blake found themselves saddled with the dilemma recently of not knowing what to do with their 2018...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2017 | 12:59 AMChristopher Serju

It’s billed as the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience but when the well-anticipated top-of the line south coast tourism product opens on January 18, it will also reflect the artistry and skilled craftsmanship of local professionals and...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

It was a small gesture spearhead by Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security Pearnel Charles Jr but for the 188 inmates at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre, St Catherine, the personal care items they received on Thursday are a big...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Today's landmark shipment of a container of bananas to Trinidad marks a significant achievement for the Banana Board, as well trade for Jamaica in terms of the potential for increased trade with its CARICOM partner."We think it's phenomenal because...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The latest effort to restart commercial operations of the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) has collapsed due to the failure of Herzog Jamaica Limited to meet the deliverables of a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Sean Matthew, president of the United States-based Herzog International, has declined to comment on reports that a planned deal with the Government to revitalise sections of Jamaica's rail network has been shelved because his company failed to...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Visitors can expect a world-class, one-of-a-kind encounter when the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience kicks off on January 18 at the multimillion-dollar renovated and rebranded St Elizabeth-based facility.For more than 265 years, J. Wray...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

If William J.C. Hutchinson has his way, persons convicted of farm theft will be made pay dearly for their crime.Hutchinson, the minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, last Friday offered some...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The decision by the Jamaica Broilers Group to invest US$2 million in an additional pellet mill at its Best Dressed feed facility in Old Harbour, St Catherine, is a ringing endorsement of its confidence in the growth potential of the economy,...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Trading, transportation, and processing of cocoa pods and other planting material across parish borders has been suspended with immediate effect, an emergency strategy aimed at curtailing the spread of the deadly frosty pod disease, which, if left...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

After retiring as chief executive officer of the GraceKennedy Group in 2011, it was his successor, Donald Wehby, who suggested to Douglas Orane that he write a book encapsulating the many speeches he had delivered during an illustrious career with...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

One of the country's leading businessmen has accused the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and parliamentary Opposition, the People's National Party (PNP), which, together, have ruled the country since Independence in 1962, of conspiring to keep...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

His work is displayed in private and public collections all over the world, but for internationally renowned sculptor Basil Watson, the eight-foot tall bronze statue of sprint legend Usain Bolt, which is now on show at Jamaica's National Stadium,...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:02 AMChristopher Serju

The failure of Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to respond to a comprehensive business proposal he had requested from the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) could sound the death knell for the cocoa industry as well...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Last Thursday's official launch of the national petroleum codes is being touted as a major step in the drive to bring stability, uniformity, and accountability to the local petroleum industry, although there are still some unresolved issues.Concerns...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has called for the immediate axing of Minister of National Security Robert Montague as a first step in remedying the situation with the failure of O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals Limited to fulfill...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Journalists from the RJRGLEANER Communications Group dominated the 2017 Press Association of Jamaica Awards on Saturday night, taking the top prizes of 'Journalist of the Year' and 'Young Journalist of the Year' in...

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