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Stories by Christopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:45 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The full impact Douglas Crompton Vaz had on individual Jamaicans from all walks of life only really came to light after his passing, eldest son Ricky Vaz confessed during yesterday’s thanksgiving service for the former parliamentarian. “Doug Vaz was...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A farmer, who got into sugar cane cultivation two years after Jamaica gained political independence in 1962 and has been involved since then, is now convinced that cash crops are a more practical option. Last Wednesday, as cane farmers tried...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Nutrition specialist Patricia Thompson has taken issue with phase five of the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ ‘What’s in Our Food’ mass media campaign for the reason that it fails to educate the public on nutrition, which would help them to better...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 1:45 PMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The owner of the beach view restaurant in Port Royal facing the impending demolition of her Kingston business is intensifying her fight to remain on the property. A notice dated January 2019 and served in the name of the commissioner of lands...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:34 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Richard Pandohie, has vowed that his organisation will resist any attempt to centralise the importation of refined sugar, through the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), which a...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:32 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

An enterprise team that was set up to evaluate and fast-track divestment options for the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon has been accused of falling asleep on the job has failed to meet since it was established in early 2018 despite the urgency...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:41 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

They waited nervously for two hours fearing the bulldozer that was slated to arrive at noon to begin demolition of the Beach View Restaurant and Bar owned and operated by community nurse and businesswoman Tashnee Tomlinson. A notice affixed to a...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Professor emeritus of psychiatry at The University of the West Indies, Dr Frederick Hickling, has taken issue with a recently published report on the condition and treatment of inmates in Jamaica’s adult correctional services. Through the Cracks –...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:44 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The success of the Tsurumi recycling/incineration centre in Yokohama, Japan, which has kept a tight lid on its solid-waste growth, is due largely to its matching of heavy-duty machinery with an investment in human capital, which makes for a...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The two industrial fishing boats that were forfeited to the Crown after foreign crewmen pleaded guilty to poaching in Jamaica’s territorial waters on Saturday, March 2, have since been returned to the owners, who paid the cost of storage for the...

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 8:14 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Molly Rhone, the only Jamaican to be elected president of the International Netball Federation has expressed concern about some disturbing trends emerging in sports. From subpar the treatment of players to criminal abuse of them, Rhone said it was...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

TOKYO, Japan: In 2002, each of the estimated 2.9 billion urban residents across the world were generating, on average, 0.64 kilogrammes of municipal solid waste per day. Ten years later, in 2012, a World Bank study, titled What A Waste: A Global...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

MASHIKI, Japan: Today, she can smile at the memory and even poke fun at her actions then, but the earthquake of April 2016 that struck the town of Mashiki, located in the Kumamota prefecture, causing death, destruction, and confusion for days, will...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:21 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan is poised to write another very colourful page in its rich history with the enthronement and thanksgiving rite today in which Emperor Naruhito publicly accepts the reins of power bequeathed by his father, former...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A senior banker has recommended that banks and other financial institutions must move beyond simply providing financing and, instead, get in the habit of educating and clarifying issues for persons in the productive sector. The recommendation came...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:43 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A St Catherine housing scheme that was shelved after the private-sector partner jumped ship is being resurrected and rebranded as a template for future housing developments in Jamaica. Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Chairman Norman Brown told...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Business operators must guard against a sense of complacency as a result of the favourable economic outlook accorded to Jamaica by external ratings agencies in recent times, one of the country’s leading businessmen has warned. The president of the...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:34 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

An unwavering commitment to service and betterment of the less fortunate. That was the defining characteristic of Dr Kenneth Baugh, whether he was at home in the role of husband and father, in the operating theatre as a gifted surgeon, or on the...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:23 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Stakeholders are accusing the Plant Quarantine Division in the agriculture ministry of mismanagement in the fight to eliminate the frosty pod rot disease. The division, which took over the programme to battle the devastating disease from the Cocoa...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money invested in irrigation infrastructure will go to waste if the Government goes ahead with plans to build out the new Bernard Lodge city in St Catherine. That’s the warning from Opposition Leader Dr Peter...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Rampant corruption in his own North East Manchester constituency, incompetence of some members of the technical staff under his command, and an out-of-step Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) are just some of the issues...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) has called into question Government’s commitment to the animal health sector in the wake of its failure to fund any veterinary medicine course, even as it announced scholarships for 47 more medical...

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

A bully is someone who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those who he or she perceives as vulnerable, and bullying is now widely recognised as a serious problem that affects children at all grades and levels. However, Consultant Psychiatrist...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Social scientist Dr Henley Morgan is warning that some members of the security forces who took part in the Tivoli incursion in 2010 are still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, nine years later. Describing them as “damaged”, Morgan said...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

It was a celebration of breadfruit, a showcase of the fruit in just some of the ways it can be used to create culinary delights – from breadfruit salad, fritters, curried breadfruit to breadfruit drink. The occasion was the launch of The...

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