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Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Damario Patterson outdid his expectations when he earned 11 ones in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations this year.The 16-year-old student of the St Catherine-based St Jago High School scored 10 straight As and one AB...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:One thousand two hundred students of Dintill Technical High School and another 600 from Guys Hill High School were treated to free medical and dental care last Thursday by a team of medical personnel from the Florida chapter...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Prime minister Andrew Holness has strongly defended the Government's stewardship of the economy, declaring that all the fundamentals are correct, with everything pointing in the right direction.Holness, who was speaking at a Jamaica Labour Party (...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

With the reconnection to Africa being the overarching theme at the 11th staging of Emancifest, the biggest Emancipation celebration in St Catherine, vice-president of the Caribbean Maritime University, Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna, has called for a...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

President of the Spanish Town Chamber of Commerce, Dennis Robotham, is calling for a review of the closing hours allotted to small business owners in St Catherine in order to energise economic growth that has slowed down considerably as a result of...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

With the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) expected to be phased out next year, the Cassava River Primary and Infant School in rural St Catherine has shown tremendous improvement this year, according to Principal Rogae Kirlew.Although not on the...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) candidate for North West St Catherine, Hugh Graham, has criticised Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague for his handling of the anticipated fallout from the possible closure of UC Rusal's bauxite-mining...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Mark McLean was declared winner in the preliminary count of the municipal by-election in the Homestead division of the St Catherine Municipal Council, polling 1,409 votes to 136 for the People's National Party (...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Linstead and surrounding areas in St Catherine will soon benefit from added pharmacy services with the construction of a new pharmacy building at the Linstead Hospital.Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton broke ground yesterday for the...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds turned out for the weekly fasting service at the old train station in the Spanish Town bus park last Wednesday to hear a prophetic declaration on crime, despite the strong presence of the security forces operating under the state of public...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Contractor General Dirk Harrison has called for a detailed review of the application of Involution Limited, the South African company that bought the controlling interests of Caricel Jamaica.Addressing the bi-weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) has reacted to claims by two councillors at last Thursday's general meeting of theSt Catherine Municipal Corporation that their divisions are faced with severe water crisis.Leroy Dunn, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

A shoot-out between the Spanish Town police and three gunmen travelling in a white Toyota Probox motor car resulted in one of the assailants being shot and killed by the police, and another who turned up at the Spanish Town Hospital seeking...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:11 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:Churches in Spanish Town have intensified their support for mass evangelism in the streets of violence-prone communities."The Church will no longer be held between the four walls, the Church will be moving out on a Sunday...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Councillors attending Thursday's general meeting of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation vented their disgust with the National Water Commission (NWC) over what they say is a severe water crisis affecting sections of the parish.Councillors for the...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The lack of participation of church leaders in Spanish Town in crime-reduction initiatives has been highlighted as an area of grave concern.Former chairman of the Spanish Town Minister's Fraternal and voluntary chaplain at the Spanish Town High...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Deputy chairman of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation Ralston Wilson, has charged that the Association of Local Government Authorities (ALGA) is not acting in the interest of councillors.Giving a very dismal account of the organisation's...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams has given his strongest defence yet of the police oversight body, dismissing claims in the public domain suggesting that it has reduced police effectiveness...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The Jose Marti High School in St Catherine celebrated its 41st anniversary by honouring 38 students for their outstanding achievements in various disciplines.The Founders Day awards ceremony took place at the school during devotions on Wednesday. It...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The ageing infrastructure now existing in several basic schools in Mount Industry is a major concern for St Catherine Municipal Cooperation councillor for that division, Roogae Kirlew.He disclosed that there are 12 basic schools in the division,...

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