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Stories by Ruddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:13 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The St Catherine Municipal Corporation at its monthly meeting on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution to provide cash assistance of US$5,000 to aid The Bahamas in its recovery effort after being ravaged by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month....

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:17 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

As Help Jamaica Medical Mission from the United States (US) turns its focus to high schools and colleges in Jamaica, athletes from St Jago High School and the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport in Spanish Town, St Catherine,...

Published:Monday | September 2, 2019 | 12:17 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The passing of former West Central St Catherine Member of Parliament Dr Kenneth Baugh has been met with sadness and grief by residents in his former constituency. Although it was widely known that the former politician had been ailing for some time...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:23 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of students, accompanied by their parents, turned up at the Dinthill Technical High School in Linstead, St Catherine, on Thursday to access free back-to-school medical, dental, and optical checks. The event was organised by the Florida...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: President of the Spanish Town House of Nyahbinghi, Rudolph Bailey, on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with the turnout rate for Emancipation Day Flag Raising Ceremony in Spanish Town, St Catherine. Fewer than 100...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:15 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

With bush fires accounting for more than 60 per cent (116) of the 198 calls received by the St Catherine Fire Brigade last month, the Jamaica Fire Brigade will be conducting a probe into the origin of such blazes. Valerie Dixon, divisional...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:22 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Five weeks after a controversial $9-million donation from Petrojam hit the bank account of the Sydenham Citizens’ Association, nearly all the cash was removed in nine withdrawals of $900,000 each, a Gleaner investigation has revealed. The donation...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:17 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The family of businessman Sheldon Junior ‘Biggs’ Daley has rejected notions that his involvement in the shady underworld may have led to him being shot dead by three policemen at a party in Chedwin Park, St Catherine, on Saturday night. One of the...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:29 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Some 300 senior citizens in West Central St Catherine were feted on Wednesday by West Central Hope, a registered charity initiated by member of parliament for the constituency Dr Christoper Tufton. The seniors were brought from all areas of the...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

TREADWAYS, St Catherine: Hytasha Barnes, a grade- 11 student at McGrath High School in St Catherine, recently captured first place in the finals of the school’s annual reading competition. Barnes took control from the outset after she was asked to...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:32 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The Police High Command is reporting that one of three attackers killed by a licensed firearm holder in Portmore was out on bail awaiting trial for murder. He has been identified as Isha Tomelin, 30-year-old construction worker of Newland Road in...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

BOG WALK, St Catherine: Five of St Catherine’s most outstanding women who, collectively, have contributed more than 100 years of their lives to nation building were honoured at an award ceremony held on International Women’s Day last Friday at the...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:25 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

LINSTEAD, St Catherine: Ten citizens who have given decades of service to the development of the Linstead community in St Catherine were honoured for their outstanding contributions on Sunday as the community recognised them at a Black History...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

With robust participation from eight schools in St Catherine, the seventh regional session of the Youth Environmental Advocacy Programme (YEAP), held at Dinthill Technical High School in Linstead on Wednesday, was considered a success. The session...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Councillor for the Mt Industry division of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation Roogae Kirlew has made a move to solve the water crisis that is affecting the more than 400 residents in the Lucky Valley community.Kirlew has identified two water...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:Councillors attending Thursday's general meeting of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation were divided along party lines when the topic of the state of emergency came up for discussion.In a spirited debate on the issue,...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:03 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Popular Spanish Town Bishop Rowan Edwards said, as a minister of  the Gospel, he is doing just what the Lord shows him. "As a prophet, I must let this country know that I am hearing from God," Edwards told Family and Religion after...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

A new DrugServ Pharmacy, constructed at a cost of $31 million, has been officially opened at the Linstead Hospital in St Catherine.The facility was opened last Thursday by Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton.The pharmacy is expected to reduce...

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

As the issue of whether the products from Nutrition Products Limited (NPL) has been replaced by the imported MannaPack Rice continues to unfold in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Ensom City Division,...

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

Mayor of Spanish Town Norman Scott says he is not please with the garbage collection in Spanish Town and its environs and has called on the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to step up its garbage-collection drive going into the...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

WYNTER'S PEN, St Catherine:With just under five years operating in the community of Wynter's Pen, Spanish Town, Shavuot International Holding Company Limited has taken on the mammoth task of transforming a community that historically has been...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Apostle Bishop Dr Karen Reid-Hyman has been working under the anointing of the Holy Spirit since she was called to serve the Most High God.Describing her Christian journey as one that has been ordained by God, this woman of God, as she is often...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

People's National Party councillors at the St Catherine Municipal Corporation have decried the removal by the Government of nutribun, nutribullas, and fruit juice from the primary school feeding programme and replacing them with the MannaPack Rice...

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

While mass evangelism in crime-prone communities is not encouraged by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (Mormons), in response to calls by members of the Spanish Town Ministers Fraternal for churches to get involve in crime prevention,...

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

People react to the death of a loved one in different ways. For 18-year-old Jevaughn Gordon, a sixth-form student at St Jago High School, the death of his mother in 2015 gave him a new perspective on life.Gordon, who has just started upper sixth...

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