Fri | Feb 3, 2023

Stories by Christopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2023 | 12:54 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) has filed a police complaint citing 300 counts of neglect against UC Rusal after cattle at the bauxite company’s Manchester farms were found starving. JSPCA Managing Director...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2023 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Principal Carol O’Connor Clarke is on a mission to keep COVID-19 out of Half-Way Tree Primary School and has instituted a strict hand-hygiene regime to which visitors, including students and staff must adhere, before entering. A washbasin and...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2023 | 12:57 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Lamenting that Tuesday’s launch of the German Ship Repair Jamaica Limited project at Harbour Head in Harbour View, St Andrew, took 20 years from conception to fruition, Prime Minister Andrew Holness admitted that the country continues to pay dearly...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2023 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dealing with teenage girls who are ignorant about their menstrual cycle, such as when it is likely to occur and how to cope with it, is almost an everyday occurrence for school nurse Jessica Leslie, who works at Kingston High School on King Street...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 1:13 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A man who was equally at ease socialising with dignitaries as he was enjoying roadside fares of roast yam and salt fish or consuming hot, hard dough bread, Seragh Orlando Lakasingh enjoyed life to the fullest. The late businessman was eulogised on...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2023 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The fallout from geopolitical factory, such as the ongoing Ukraine/Russia war and disruptions in the global supply chains have underscored the need for Jamaica to do much more to enhance its food security and nutrition, and so the Ministry of...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2023 | 12:48 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been on an upward trajectory with very strong potential in traditional and emerging industries and markets. However, in order to ensure the benefits of these prospects, Jamaicans...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2023 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and leader of the parliamentary Opposition Mark Golding must take responsibility for pulling the country back from the brink of destruction in light of its staggering murder rate, which saw 1,498 persons killed in...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2023 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is under siege from demonic forces which have taken control of people, a leading clergy man has charged. He warned that things are so bad that the country is perilously close to disaster, mirroring the situation in Haiti, where political...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2023 | 12:55 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The GIVE (Giving back to the community will Inspire Victory in Everyone) Foundation is committed to improving the lives of people who have fallen upon hard times and can no longer fend for themselves, or have anyone to help them. In December,...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2023 | 12:53 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Paternity leave has already been approved for one employee of Massy Distribution who will go off on 25 days leave in June, which equates to five weeks of paid leave, one more week than what fathers in the public sector are entitled. June is the...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A trade union’s recent call for an increase in the national minimum wage from $9,000 per week to $15,000 is justified but could result in job losses, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Metry Seaga has warned. However, he has...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2022 | 12:49 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica will have a major role to play in addressing the region’s air transport connectivity issue which has resulted in passengers spending more money on air fare, and too much time in airports and in the air, to get from one island to another....

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2022 | 12:44 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The ongoing road infra-structure improvements taking place across the island are already having a positive multiplier effect on tourism bookings for the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA), with the capital city Kingston now gaining in...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2022 | 12:34 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for Jamaica Denise Antonio has called attention to the ongoing devastating impact of illegal fishing on the ocean which is a storehouse of riches that, if harvested in a...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2022 | 1:01 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaican exporters are being urged to take note that consumers in the European Union (EU), a market with roughly 450 million people, are becoming more conscious about environmental issues and more selective in their purchases. Ambassador Marianne...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 1:58 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Many Jamaicans face stressful situations in their every day interactions with co-workers, family members, employees, and employers without realising what is causing them to react or deal with certain situations in violent or abusive ways. In making...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 12:27 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for St Andrew South Mark Golding has call out a developer operating in New Kingston for dumping debris on a vacant lot in the community and issued a warning to other developers of similar ilk to stop disrespecting inner-city...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Rural Agricultural Development Agency (RADA), a statutory body under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, has been challenged to maintain the rigorous standards in the quality of goods and service delivery achieved by its parish offices...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The social protection networks of regional governments and institutions are being eroded by the war between Russia and Ukraine, coupled with pre-existing climate factors which continue to adversely affect the Caribbean’s food production costs which...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s court system is so congested that cases are now being set for mention in 2026 and 2027, a reflection of the unending gridlock affecting the judicial system, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has admitted. This is despite ongoing efforts to...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Even though Jamaicans enjoy an impressive track record in conflict resolution using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) strategies, they are yet to be convinced of its effectiveness as an alternative to the well-established courtroom proceedings,...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Although Jamaica has made tremendous progress in reducing its unemployment rate, which in July stood at an impressive 6.6 per cent, the youth unemployment figure which now stands at 16.6 per cent is troubling, president of the Jamaica Chamber of...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2022 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Next year, the government of Japan will donate a 40-cubic-metre combined walk-in cold and freezer room with storage capacities of 6,757 and 4,286 litres, to be installed at the headquarters of the National Health Fund (NHF), that will significantly...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans have been charged to nurture good behaviour in their children, and seek to create a wholesome environment in their homes and communities as a counter to the growing indiscipline in the society. Anthony Simpson, a senior member of the...

Pages

Subscribe to Christopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer