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Stories by Christopher Serju

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 6:00 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 | September 24, 2017 | 9:30 AMChristopher Serju

For many Jamaicans, the United States Embassy has long been nothing more than the place where one applies for a visa to visit family and friends ­ whether for vacation or permanent residency. But for emerging entrepreneurs, it can be much more...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Serju

Owners Pan Caribbean Sugar Company will take control of the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon, at least for the 2017-18 sugar crop, agriculture minister Karl Samuda said on Wednesday, but uncertainty about the fate of the facilities thereafter has...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:58 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) has given Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, a seven-day ultimatum during which he must retract a recent statement that some of its members continue to rob the...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Serju

The introduction of fundamental changes to the regime on refined sugar importation for the retail trade announced by Karl Samuda, minister ofindustry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, on Wednesday, awaits his signature on a Ministerial Order...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Omar Davies, retired member of parliament for St Andrew Southern, on Wednesday reminded his former constituents of their obligation to take seriously the responsibility of educating their children."The opportunities which are being presented by...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is looking to parliamentarians to lead by example during Saturday's clean-up of some 150 beaches across the island on International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day 2017.Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Serju

Members of the Human Resource and Social Committee of Parliament yesterday unanimously rejected the Realignment of Boundaries report from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (EOJ) on the grounds of inaccurate, contradictory and confusing information...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Serju

Mired in all the muck and grime littering the countryside is an opportunity for young, bright minds to come up with solutions to map and orchestrate the clean-up of Jamaica's growing garbage pollution, in an environmentally friendly, sustainable and...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Serju

After years of pleading with commercial banks to lower their interest rates on loans to small, micro and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Finance Minister Audley Shaw last Wednesday declared that he had started the ball rolling to get those...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Serju

Senator Matthew Samuda's motion for a ban on non-biodegradable plastic, and Styrofoam food packaging especially, might not provide the anticipated quick fix or a long-term solution to Jamaica's growing solid-waste problem, even if it becomes law....

Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday said that while it erred in its report on the number of murders in Mount Salem, St James, which was one of the reasons for declaring the community the country's first zone of special operations (ZOSO),...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 9:05 AMChristopher Serju

For more than 100 years Brazil has engaged in protein extraction from by-products or waste meat of animals slaughtered during the regular course of butchering.This process, known as rendering, results in the conversion of the offal, heads and in the...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2017 | 8:08 AMChristopher Serju

Three Caribbean territories are among the markets still closed to Brazilian-produced pork and poultry in the wake of this year’s rotten meat scandal. They are St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. The update was...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

A flood of last-minute informed responses will mean more work for the multi-stakeholder working group on Public Feedback on Plastic Packaging Materials, but Chairman Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr welcomes the additional workload, ahead of today's deadline...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

The trivial reasons that trigger disputes in Jamaica, often ending in death, speaks to a deeper societal problem, which, if not resolved, will continue to fuel the country's frightening murder rate, with the police always playing catch-up, believes...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group is to invest US$120 million (approximately J$15 billion) over seven years to consolidate all its business operations in a single location at Hill Run, St Catherine, where it will house three independent operations...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Senior superintendent of Police Steve McGregor wants Jamaicans to make a greater effort to get to know their neighbourhood crime-fighters and socialise with them. It is a strategy he is convinced will go a far way in improving the relationship...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, chairman of the multistakeholder working group on Public Feedback on Plastic Packaging Materials, is calling for greater engagement on this issue by the average Jamaican in order to properly inform the final report to be...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Local manufacturers of single-use plastic bags have already begun to prepare for a ban on this all-too-popular packaging, if Senator Mathew Samuda has his way, according to Nigel Hoyow, technical director of Flexpak Limited.Hoyow represents the...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

A four-day medical mission with a spiritual platform got under way yesterday at the Independence Church of Christ at 8 Hellshire Drive Portmore, St Catherine, with residents of Independence City, Westchester, Waterford, Cumberland, Portsmouth and...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Recent amendments to the more than 40-year old Radio and Telegraphy Control Amateur Radio Service Regulation, as well as the Radio and Telegraph Control Radio Operators and Technicians Regulations, which have removed requirements for a working...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's capital, Kingston, which, this year, marked 145 years as a city, continues to lag behind other state capitals in the region in a number of important areas, a situation the Jamaican Government is moving to remedy, according to Prime...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Liu Xiangang, project manager for China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), on Wednesday assured the Government that the US$4.4 million contract for upgrading a 1.1 kilometre section of Barbican Road, St Andrew, which is due to start on Friday,...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday publicly addressed concerns about the recent wave of investments by Chinese nationals, some of whom have been accused of unseating locals, en route to dominating and controlling the commercial pulse of many...

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