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Stories by Ruddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 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:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica Janet Omoleegho Olisa has called for both countries to galvanise their long-standing bilateral cooperation to increase trade between the two nations.Speaking Monday night on the occasion of Nigeria's 58...

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...

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