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Stories by Christopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:32 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A whopping 11,336 pounds of trash was collected from the surface of the sea yesterday during the inaugural 2019 Kingston Harbour Trash Tournament, with the top three boats accounting for 4,483 pounds worth of garbage. Mama Mia, with 1,988 pounds,...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:23 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

She misses him and longs for the days when he ruled as prime minister, but she has had more than a lifetime of personal and professional ­memories to cherish. She is Daisy ‘Hazel’ Smith, retired auxiliary worker, and he is Edward Phillip George...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Investments in infrastructural retooling, including state-of-the-art technology, must be paired with matched spend on human resource development in order to achieve meaningful economic growth, one of the country’s top business leaders has posited....

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Twelve luxury and sport fishing boats have already been confirmed for Thursday’s 2019 Kingston Harbour Trash tournament, but there are no takers for the outboard boat division, which could see the prize for the canoe with the heaviest load of trash...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:34 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A businesswoman with a passion for safeguarding the natural environment, Kerry-Ann Willis, is on a mission to get other Jamaicans just as excited about doing their part to preserving it. During Wednesday’s closing day of the Jamaica Business...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:30 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

In addition to being quite a mouthful, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) would seem to be a misnomer for an agency operating in Latin America and the Caribbean and so while any confusion would be quite understandable,...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:29 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Brandon McKoy has plans to set sail from the Kingston Harbour on Labour Day, May 23, and when The Gleaner asked him about fishing expedition, the young businessman just wouldn’t stop talking trash – volumes of it. In fact, McKoy is so hooked on...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

After years of suffering pounding night noises as a result of entertainment events on the grounds of the Hope Royal Botanic Gardens, home to the Hope Zoo, residents of Hope Pastures who have long complained about the failure of police to enforce...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s workforce education-improvement drive is poised to get a major boost following last week’s launch of the Competitiveness Institute, an online training portal that is a joint initiative of the Competitiveness Company and Velsoft, a leading...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has weighed in on the controversial Rooms on the Beach sale by the Urban Development Corporation, which was criticised by former Contractor General Dirk Harrison as an insulting...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s impressive export performance for 2018 when the country recorded a whopping 37.8 per cent increase over the previous year, the highest growth in 10 years, was dampened by the failure to stem in any substantial way the country’s heavy...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

After being stalled by the Government for more than two years, the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) has been given the green light to acquire the 1,000-plus-acre Water Valley property in St Mary. The property, which will form the foundation of a...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

In keeping with its commitment to transform regional trade in agriculture, Robert Kibo Thompson, founder of OUTAONE Exchange, wants Jamaican farmers to start rethinking how they market goods. He wants them to start engaging in forward contracts as...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Trelawny Cane Farmers Association are up in arms over Government’s prolonged failure to enunciate a clear plan of action for productive use of land at Long Pond Sugar Factory, whose closure has triggered economic decline in sugar...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The formal atmosphere at the 2019 Governor General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA) perked up on Thursday when Sir Patrick Allen referenced new reggae sensation Koffee as an inspiration for residents and staff of King’s House as he gave remarks at the...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:40 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

When 18-year-old Shavane Romaro Clarke stepped up to collect his Governor General’s Achievement Award at yesterday’s ceremony, it was a family celebration of sorts. His mother, Andrea Minott, sister Vinesea Harvey, maternal grandmother Florence...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:27 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Public outcry about costs of the proposed Bernard Lodge city in St Catherine, as well as travel concerns and potential environmental fallout related to urban sprawl beyond the margins of Kingston, has caused Prime Minister Andrew Holness to order a...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has ramped up its public-awareness drive on the Save the Cockpit Country campaign with the release of a new set of public service announcements ahead of Earth Day, which was observed across the world yesterday....

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Information and communications technologies (ICT) have largely dealt a death blow to a number of post offices across the island as the local postal service struggles to remain feasible. However, in Devon Pen, along the Junction main road in St Mary...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Good, “clean family fun” with something of interest for every member of the household will be the order of the day at the two expositions hosted by the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) in St James and St Mary today. Livestock displays showcasing...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Pedestrian safety along the Junction main road in the vicinity of Broadgate was atop Judy Dill’s mind when The Gleaner caught up with her near the Seventh-day Adventist Church there last Thursday. Dill was perched on a table enjoying the shade...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Texaco service station at the Robert Schumann Roundabout in Agualta Vale, St Mary, has been a landmark at that location for many years, despite the different owners and brands under which it has operated. With the start of the third segment of...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Principal of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), Professor Stephen Vasciannie, has set his sights on opening the doors of a law school at the Papine, St Andrew, campus when the 2019-20 academic year gets under way in September. He will...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:21 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Water Resources Authority (WRA) has imposed a moratorium on the extraction of water from the Rio Cobre basin to reduce the likelihood of a shortage as plans to get the proposed Bernard Lodge city take shape. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:25 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The conversion of prime farmland in St Catherine into residential developments has come under withering criticism from Lenworth Fulton, the president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society. Developers have, over the last decade and a half, been...

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