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Stories by Christopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2024 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Come June, applications will open for investors to access 795 hectares (19,000 acres of land for lease, across three agroparks in St Catherine and Clarendon, under the Southern Plains Agricultural Development of 5- to 24-acre plots, for diverse...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2024 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

IN COMMEMORATION of International Women’s Day 2024, which was observed under the theme ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’, the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA) opted to fête women farmers...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2024 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

THE NATIONAL Fisheries Authority (NFA) is leaning heavily on the Jamaican parlance this year to drive home its messages to fisherfolk who catch lobsters during the annual close season, which runs from April 1 to June 30. The NFA is particulary...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2024 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Major changes are coming for this year’s sixth staging of the Hanover Agricultural Show, which will be held at the Lord’s Playfield in Lucea, instead of at Bioprist as in former years. Kameil Scott, parish manager for the Hanover Association of...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2024 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for St Catherine Eastern Denise Daley has renewed her call for more financial assistance to be given to persons who are gifted with black tanks to help with the transportation costs as well as construction of the concrete bases...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2024 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The World Bank has identified tourism and agriculture as two of the main drivers of economic development for Jamaica and will focus its investments on these two subsectors under the second Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI 2), following...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2024 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The training provided by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) to 21 deaf people from the Jamaica Deaf Village and the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf in Knockpatrick, Manchester over 10 weeks has added significantly to their...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2024 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Empowering the deaf community through training in agriculture is in keeping the long-term plan of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining in ensuring that Jamaica can meet the challenges of climate change and other emerging climatic...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2024 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

At age 24, Jerome Pindling has never voted and has no plans to cast his ballot in the upcoming local government elections set for next Monday. “Governments are always making promises, and you don’t necessarily see it happen, but if they make...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2024 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Following its $1.2-billion expenditure in rehabilitating the Bodles Agricultural Research Station in St Catherine, the Government is to invest in the resuscitation of its other research stations – Hounslow in St Elizabeth, Orange River in St Mary,...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2024 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Following its $1.2-billion expenditure in rehabilitating the Bodles Agricultural Research Station in St Catherine, the Government is to invest in the resuscitation of its other research stations – Hounslow in St Elizabeth, Orange River in St Mary,...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2024 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

In her address to the nation on the eve of India’s 75th Republic Day, which is observed each year on January 25, President Droupadi Murmu urged the nation to recall its foundational values and principles, pointing out that democracy implies...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2024 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Journalists have been challenged to become more active in helping society to see persons with disabilities through different lenses, to erase the long-held perception that they are to be pitied. The goal is for society to look beyond their...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2024 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The firefighting and suppression capabilities of Petrojam Limited, the country’s sole oil refinery and storage company, have been significantly enhanced through yesterday’s official commissioning into service of its automotive foam fire apparatus (...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2024 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Having been a part of the Cardiac Kids Foundation of Florida missions to the Bustamante Hospital for Children since 2004, Professor Jeffrey Jacobs is impressed with the significant progress Jamaica has made in paediatric cardiac care since that time. Talking...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2024 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The life-saving open-heart surgeries performed by Cardiac Kids Foundation of Florida at the Bustamante Hospital for Children since 2004 have been time-consuming but rewarding for Professor Jeffrey Jacobs and the medical teams which in the 16 missions to Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2024 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Vice-president of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions Rudolph Thomas is warning that the continued misuse of fixed-term contracts by employers will lead to serious consequences for the Jamaican labour force in the future. He was addressing...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2024 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Agriculture Minister Floyd Green last week used the launch of the seventh annual Jamaica Blue Mountain Festival, to be held in Newcastle, St Andrew in March, to make an urgent appeal for a comprehensive rehabilitation of the access roads leading to...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2024 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2019 challenge to reduce the morbidities and mortality related to environmental disease by 50 per cent before 2030 remains almost impossible to achieve, according to Professor Dabor Resiere of the University...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2024 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Wearing an African-themed outfit with headwear as well, Agatha Vanzeita Chambers-Neil cut quite a pretty picture as she sat on the veranda of her daughter’s home in Four East, Portmore, St Catherine, last Saturday. Born on December 25, 1928, ‘Anta...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2023 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

As another year draws to a close, motorcyclists continue to dominate road fatalities, with 129 of them killed in traffic crashes up to Tuesday, when the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) had recorded 415 persons killed to date, compared to the...

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2023 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) has undertaken a programme to train motorcyclists in the operation of their motorbikes, given that investigations into traffic crashes have shown that most are unable to competently operate their vehicles. “...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2023 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The ongoing militarised conflict between Hamas and Israel has set back a planned mission by Chain of Hope UK to bring relief to children in urgent need of heart surgery in the war-torn Middle East. But Executive Director Emma Scanlan has vowed that...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2023 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The early-morning journey from Green Island, Hanover, to the NCB Wellness and Recreation Centre in St Andrew on Thursday was well worth the time spent preparing for the trip by the Mendez family as they joined other finalists in the NCB Foundation’...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2023 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

At a cost of US$5,000 per replacement heart valve, an average of US$6,000 for consumables and with the price of disposables, the tubing in the cardiopulmonary bypass machine which takes over the functions of the heart and lungs during open heart...

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