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Stories by Orantes Moore

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

A husband-and-wife duo who developed a prosperous business, Addia Essential Oil, by converting their farm produce into healthy and therapeutic natural oils celebrated recently after scooping their second award in four months.After winning the prize...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Residents of Baxter's Mountain in Fort George, St Mary, claim to be in fear of their lives because the only bridge that provides access in and out of their community is dilapidated, dangerous, and doomed to eventually cause a fatality.Last week,...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

The mother of a 13-year-old schoolgirl with a life-threatening heart condition is appealing for help to pay for her daughter's urgently needed medical treatment.Since November 2015, anguished mother Nelecia Stewartson from Huddersfield, St Mary, has...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

As a child growing up on her father's farm in the district of Elliot in Richmond, St Mary, Jasmine Hyde loved cultivating crops. After completing an associate degree in general agriculture, she transformed her passion into a 16-year career working...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:04 AMOrantes Moore

As the chief executive officer of her newly formed charity, Helping Hands Productions, earlier this week, Sharon Purser-Cooper, donated a $750,000 incubator to Port Maria Hospital (PMH) in St Mary to aid the facility's treatment of premature and...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 12:07 AMOrantes Moore

HIGHGATE, St Mary:After serving as an elder at the Bethel United Church in Highgate, St Mary, for more than a decade, Trevor Stoddard decided to retire to the backbench, but still maintains a keen interest in local and international religious...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 12:53 AMOrantes Moore

  Over the past 10 years, the acting principal at Iona Preparatory School in Tower Isle, St Mary, Sophia Ormsby, has worked hard to ensure her students achieve some of the best Grade Six Achievement Test results in the parish. Ormsby, who was...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 12:03 AMOrantes Moore

OCHO RIOS, St Ann: After travelling from the US earlier this month, Reverend Coretta Mathie has spent the past week in St Ann, hosting an eight-day crusade and distributing food, clothes, and medical equipment to Hill Top Correctional Juvenile...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Last week, as part of an ongoing campaign to canonise Chief Tacky, the leader of the Caribbean's first civil uprising, African history advocate Derrick 'Black X' Robinson commenced a walk that will find him journeying through...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:More than 150 well-wishers and worshippers from across the country packed into the Foursquare Church in Annotto Bay, St Mary, recently for an appreciation service in honour of a pioneering and popular minister.For more than four...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Over the last 30 years, singer Chyna Whyne has worked with rock legends such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and Seal, and provided vocals for a countless number of pop classics, including Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up.Born and raised in London...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 12:03 AMOrantes Moore

THREE HILLS, St Mary:As the founder and pastor at the Community Christian Church in Three Hills, St Mary, Devon McFarlane has observed with concern how young people, particularly males, are becoming increasingly apathetic and indifferent towards the...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Although it's common for tourists to visit St Mary's north coast and become enamoured with the beguiling scenery and soothing ocean breeze, few American visitors fall so deeply in love that they commit to spending the next 30...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

School guidance counsellor Andre McFarlane is concerned by the overwhelming absence of responsible male role models in St Mary and believes that going to church can have a positive and stabilising influence on young people.Speaking from his office...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Almost 20 years after sociologist Dr Claudette Crawford-Brown coined the phrase 'barrel children', the problem remains as the relationship between many parents and their children appears to centre largely on the designer labels and brand-name...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

The guidance counsellor at St Mary Technical High in Richmond, St Mary, Georgia Gilmore-Hemmings, says that many of the parents she comes into contact with rely solely on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) to send their...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Education minister Ruel Reid made two special appearances in St Mary last week, having agreed to deliver keynote speeches at the graduation ceremonies for students at Prospect College and Belfield Primary School.Speaking on Thursday to more than 200...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:03 AMOrantes Moore

Leanne Richards-Williams grew up as a Christian and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in Mason Hall, St Mary, for seven years before deciding to disassociate herself from the parish's fastest-growing religious organisation.Today...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:03 AMOrantes Moore

More than 100 students and members of local community and church groups packed into the conference room at the Casa Maria Hotel in Port Maria, St Mary, last week for a special seminar to raise awareness about gender-based violence.The 'Cum Mek Wi...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Teachers and representatives from 12 basic and primary schools in western St Mary received 600-gallon water tanks yesterday, thanks to an education-focused initiative spearheaded by local politicians.According to Member of Parliament Robert Montague...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:13 AMOrantes Moore

Teachers and representatives from 12 basic and primary schools in western St Mary received 600-gallon water tanks yesterday, thanks to an education-focused initiative spearheaded by local politicians.According to the Member of Parliament (MP) Robert...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Big GSAT achievements in St MaryOracabessa Primary School students Amealia Clarke and Sian Fraser spent last weekend celebrating after it was revealed they had achieved two of the highest mathematics Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results in the...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Drivers and pedestrians in St Mary can look forward to a reduction in motor vehicle accidents in the coming years, thanks to a pioneering gesture by the Chinese government's highest-ranking local representative.In an attempt to increase road safety...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:04 AMOrantes Moore

The topics patrons and organisers discussed at the Senior Citizens' Parish Sports Day, which took place at the soldier camp in Port Maria, St Mary, last week, were both numerous and diverse.They focused mainly on the sprints, relay races, and eating...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Students from Free Hill Primary and Infant School in St Mary were celebrating last week after winning the local health department's annual health and environment quiz competition.The contest, which featured students from the parish's primary and...

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