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Stories by Ruddy Mathison

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Two Portmore police stations were the recent recipients of three desktop computers valued at $150,000.The presentation of the computers was done this week by councillor for the Independence City division, Courtney Edwards. The items were made available to...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Transport operators and residents of Bog Walk,St Catherine, vowed to continue blocking the Linstead main road until the authorities overhaul the busy corridor.Residents joined transport operators who ply the Linstead to Bog Walk route in blocking...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 1:12 PMRuddy Mathison

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

In keeping with the church's belief that God wants mankind to be stewards of the earth, the Church of Jesus Christ The Latter-day Saints recognised its annual International Day of Service last Saturday by participating in a cleaning project.The...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The Lucky Hill Basic School in St Catherine recently received much-needed help after a public appeal by principal Sandra Walters got the attention of a local non-governmental organisation (NGO).Directors of the NGO, Personal Community Builder...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The Linstead Town Centre has added another service to its list of current offerings.The town centre, established in 2014 as a pilot project by the Ministry of Local Government to decentralise services offered by the St Catherine Municipal...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Many people have come to associate the Salvation Army with giving to the poor and needy, as well as assisting persons who suffer losses as a result some kind of disaster.According to Major Vincent Davidson of the Spanish Town Salvation Army, the...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Organisers of the 13th staging of the Linstead Ackee Fest have said it has been a tremendous success.The festival, which seeks to promote the culinary and economic benefits of ackee, Jamaica's national fruit and one of Linstead's main agricultural...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 11:01 AMRuddy Mathison

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Chairman of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, Norman Scott, has defended the handling of the corporation's finances under his leadership.Speaking at Thursday's monthly meeting of the municipal corporation, Scott attributed a build-up in...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The long-awaited legislation to regulate the operation of gated communities across the island could soon become a reality.Prime Minister Andrew Holness last Friday announced that a Gated Community Legislation is now being prepared to be placed...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:Mayor of Spanish Town Norman Scott has said major companies are returning to Spanish Town, in a move that will provide jobs for residents of the parish.Pointing to Wisynco's rapid rebuilding of its facility in Twickenham...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The Portmore Municipal Corporation has made it clear that it will not ratify the revised Joint Portmore Citizens Association as an arm of the corporation unless it establishes mechanisms to ensure that persons who sit on it are members of citizens'...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 7:21 PMRuddy Mathison

Commissioner of Corrections Ina Hunter has been subpoenaed to appear before the St Catherine Parish Court to answer a charge of violating the Public Health Act. The matter is scheduled to be heard on September 19. The court hearing was sought by...

Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

PORTMORE, St Catherine:The subject of tithing where Christians who are members of certain denominations are required to give 10 per cent of their earnings to the Church has always been a controversial issue.Some Christian churches are steadfast in...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

National Security Minister Robert Montague said police officers are leaving the force faster than the Government is able to train them, citing an attrition rate of 500 cops per year.Speaking at the passing out parade for 199 police officers at the...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The heroic actions of Jermaine Riley, his brother, Jamawno Riley, and friend, Ramone Peart, which saved the lives of seven people during the May 16 flood rains in Sunny Side, Linstead, St Catherine, will long be remembered by community members who...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 11:07 PMRuddy Mathison

PORTMORE, St Catherine:Thousands of people turned out to witness the inaugural staging of Portmore Golden Jamboree at the site designated for the climate change park opposite the Portmore Mall Tuesday night.The event, according to chairman of the...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

After three years in the principal's seat at Marlie Mount Primary School in Old Harbour, St Catherine, Calvin Harris has created a vision for the grade-six programme designed to ensure the best results for the students.But he is convinced that if...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 4:42 PMRuddy Mathison

​Councillor for the Linstead Division in the St Catherine Municipal Cooperation Herbert Garriques is appealing to the authorities to urgently repair the Victoria Road Bridge in Linstead. Garriques says the rails of the narrow bridge were washed...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Born in Kitson Town, St Catherine, and surrounded by 10 small adjoining communities, Garfield Angus, despite childhood challenges, always sees himself as possessing the...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The Portmore Municipal Council has highlighted bad roads and traffic congestion as areas of great concern and is seeking a meeting with state minister responsible for works, Everald Warmington, to address the issue.Mayor Leon Thomas received...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:The Linstead Community Development Committee (CDC) with its agenda set on fulfilling its mission of community outreach has embarked on its 12th staging of its annual summer school.Chairman of the CDC Devon Smith told Rural...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:33 PMRuddy Mathison

The St Catherine North Police are probing the killing of a 67-year-old man in Green Acres, on the outskirts of Spanish Town, St Catherine this morning. He has been identified as Evan Haughton, of Johnson Pen, also in Spanish Town. Haughton is said...

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