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As the issue of whether the products from Nutrition Products Limited (NPL) has been replaced by the imported MannaPack Rice continues to unfold in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Ensom City Division,...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

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...

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