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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:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Member of Parliament for South West St Catherine Everald Warmington has accused two entities in the RJRGLEANER Communications Group of plotting to bring down the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government of which he is a member."I didn't want to stoop...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee yesterday accepted a recommendation fromDr Dayton Campbell that a request for increasing the CDF allocation to members of parliament be included in its next report to the Lower House.Campbell, member...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Government's decision to increase the excise duty on a stick cigarette by $3 last March in order to improve on the $9 billion per annum in revenue it derives from the industry has misfired, with bootleggers, instead, profiting handsomely from a...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

In the drive to identify, expose, and root out corruption in the society, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says that the Government is moving to strengthen the legislative framework to give the soon-to-be established anti-corruption agency sweeping...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Riddled as it is with corruption, Jamaica is teetering on the point of no return, with criminals calling the shots and law and order at risk of becoming a thing of the past, Delroy Chuck, minister of justice, lamented on Wednesday as he made an...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is now investigating concerns by the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica over the involvement of Chief Medical Officer Dr Winston De La Haye in workshops geared at providing training in the use of...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has given the stamp of approval to the operations of Crafton Holdings Limited, the country's sole manufacturer and distributor of pasteurised liquid eggs."I like the flow of the...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

With veterinarians viewed essentially as 'animal doctors', their work is usually seen as separate and distinct from human health care, having very little or nothing at all to do with the latter.Nothing could be further from the truth, though, as...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The clock is ticking for entries in the volunteer project competition which will assist participants in getting an early-childhood institution of their choice up to the required national standard.Participants from ages 17 to 29 are invited to form...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"Mi feel sweet you see sah. Mi feel sweet. Mi daughter dem from America nuh too long call me and we dis done talk affa the phone you know sah," an excited Bernice Nelson Henry told The Sunday Gleaner last Friday afternoon from a daughter's home in...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Matthew Samuda, a key Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) organiser in the recent by-election in South East St Mary, has charged that out of touch with the harsh realities on the ground, the People's National Party (PNP) had no realistic chance of retaining...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Floyd Green, state minister for education, youth and information, is appealing to the private sector for assistance in revitalising the national youth club network, which he believes can empower young people to resist the lure of gang culture and...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

It's is turning into one of the most keenly contested by-elections in Jamaica's recent history and for some residents of South East St Mary, tomorrow cannot come soon enough."The tension a rise, in all di years a politics we never see dis. Last...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

There was a marked difference in the campaign mood of Comrades and Labourites canvassing throughout the South East St Mary constituency this week, in preparation for Monday'spivotal polls.The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) teams, probably buoyed by a...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

On the surface, things seem to be taking a turn for the better in South East St Mary ahead of Monday's hotly contested by-election - the road surface, that is - given the magnitude of repairs and rehabilitation now under way in the constituency....

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaica's medical marijuana (ganja) industry is finally poised to take root following the granting of two licences: to Epican Medicinals to legally cultivate the herb and Everyting Oily Labs Limited to process the raw material supplied by Epican...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Get involved in saving Jamaica was the overriding message from Robert Montague, Minister of National Security, to the recipients of the 2017-18 ministry of national security and Jamaica Police Federation scholarships last Thursday.The minister...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Last week's meeting of the Constituency Boundaries Committee, though lasting only 13 minutes and with only the formality of members signing off on a report to be submitted to Parliament on the agenda, created quite a stir.Called to order at 1:49 p.m...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Reckless and dangerous driving was the overriding factor that contributed to a truck crushing the left shoulder of a woman who was hanging out the window of a bus travelling in a Jamaica Labour Party motorcade from Kingston to the eastern section of...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"I believe that your future is always in your hands, and a lot of times, we get things and continue getting things, and we don't value them. I believe that there needs to be a sense of community and a sense of responsibility for others, and I...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:03 AMChristopher Serju

RICH AGRICULTURAL offerings and peacefulness aside, there is very little reason it would seem for anyone to venture into the farming district of Aleppo, St Mary.Poor road conditions are an immediate turnoff and businessman Vincent Jahalal is quick...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 11:17 PMChristopher Serju

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Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Unfounded and untrue is how Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), described reports that heavy-duty equipment operators at the Riverton City disposal site had taken industrial action. He also...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Following the multimillion-dollar upgrading work to make at least four of the country's lock-ups more fitting to accommodate juvenile offenders two years ago, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which has day-to-day responsibility for operation,...

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