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Stories by Christopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:49 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Premier of the Cayman Islands, Alden McLaughlin, is reporting significant success in the country’s latest effort to control the Green Iguana ( Iguana iguana), an invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on the island’s efforts in agriculture...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:21 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Its genesis can be traced to the crisis of the 1970s when, in an effort to conserve energy, builders and regulatory authorities sought to button-up buildings to save on fuel for heating and air conditioning. Many buildings, therefore, became...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Members of the Agro-Invest Corporation (AIC) staff came in for high praise from chairman of the Jamaica Red Poll Breeders Society, Martin Hopwood, for the vast improvement in the condition of the cattle under their care, at the Minard Cattle...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:34 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Launched in 2003, the impact of the ‘Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow’ campaign in influencing Jamaicans to eat more locally produced food items, and in so doing, boosting food security and nutrition, seems to be waning. Preliminary data compiled...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:29 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

If president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth Fulton has his way, the Denbigh showground in Clarendon will be a critical link in the overall development plan for the island’s southern corridor, incorporating the planned Global...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:31 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Against the background of recent concerns raised by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett about the impending invasion of sargassum being a threat to the tourism industry, marine scientist Dr Karl Aiken has a suggestion. “Because of its effects on...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:30 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

‘Securing the Caribbean’s Future: Financing the Water and Waste Sectors’ is the theme for this year’s Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) conference and exhibition to be held in the twin island state of St Kitts and Nevis, from...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:35 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Seemingly exasperated by the prevalence of praedial larceny in Jamaica, Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw has endorsed the use of stun guns to disarm and accost criminals who pillage crops and steal livestock. Shaw’s riposte, delivered at the annual...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Wednesday night’s spontaneous celebration by residents of Chesterfield, St Mary, at the bridge that will provide vehicular access to the rural community was a measure of the heightened expectation, with the structure projected to be completed in...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

The smart meter initiative that records electricity consumption and transmits data to facilitate monitoring and billing is paying additional dividends for the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). “We have a lot more information than we have ever...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Just over two years into his tenure as chief of defence staff, Lieutenant General Rocky Ricardo Meade has already met a personal objective of ensuring that there will be a suitable pool of qualified heirs when he demits office. On December 1, 2016...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Working conditions for members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and affiliates have improved somewhat since 1960 when deplorable circumstances prompted businesswoman Gloria Palomino to start the Police Civic Committee. With the support of...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

An imminent ban on the once-flourishing conch industry from which Jamaica earned as much as US$600 million in foreign exchange per annum has placed the industry on the brink of collapse. The Government announced a sudden close season to take...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:23 AMChristopher Serju - Gleaner Writer

Exporters who invested heavily in retooling processing facilities to meet best-practice and traceability standards for entering the European Union (EU) and other lucrative conch markets are facing financial ruin, with a shock almost one-year ban on...

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