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Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 2:22 PMRuddy Mathison

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 also warned that those who are betting...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 10:19 AMRuddy Mathison

Four persons were each fined $10,000 or 30 days in prison by the St Catherine Parish Court for breaching the restrictions on closing hours under the state of public emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division. Another four pleaded not...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 10:49 AMRuddy Mathison

Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas said despite repeated efforts by the municipal corporation to get the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to deal with garbage collection problems in the municipality, the service has shown no sign of...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 11:22 AMRuddy Mathison

Head of Operations of the St Catherine South Division Superintendent Leighton Grey says several members of the St James-based Sparta Gang and other gang members from Kingston and St Andrew, Westmoreland and Spanish Town, who fled security...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 10:02 AMRuddy Mathison

A police post has now been established in Green Acres, St Catherine and a patrol car assigned. National Security Minister Robert Montague handed over a retrofitted and furnished 50-foot container to Assistant Commissioner of Police in...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 5:16 PMRuddy Mathison

Contractor General Dirk Harrison is calling for a detailed review of the new owners of telecommunications company Caricel Jamaica. It was announced earlier this month that South African company, Involution Limited, had bought...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 1:48 PMRuddy Mathison

Head of the St Catherine North Police, Senior Superintendent Beau Rigabie, says plans are in the pipeline to bring back into operation the police post in the Spanish Town bus park. The bus park has been the site of multiple shootings...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:28 PMRuddy Mathison

The St Catherine North Police are now trying to determine the whereabouts of the registered owner of the White Toyota Probox motor car that was involved in Tuesday's shoot-out near the Spanish Town courthouse. One man was shot and killed,...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 9:33 AMRuddy Mathison

The St Catherine Health Department says it is seeking legal advice on how to proceed in addressing the long-standing sewage problem at the New Works Housing Development in St Catherine. Chief Public Health Inspector for the parish Grayson...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 2:23 PMRuddy Mathison

Classes at St Jago High School in Spanish Town, St Catherine have been disrupted because of gunshots. This morning, activities at the school were halted after gunshots rang out in the vicinity of the institution. Police personnel from the St...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 5:51 PMRuddy Mathison

Several persons were detained Friday in a joint police-military operation in the Jones Avenue community in Spanish Town, St Catherine, where a curfew has been imposed. Ground Commander in charge of the operation Superintendent ...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

For the second consecutive year, the Cherry Community Youth Society in Cherry district, St Catherine, honoured 16 residents for their outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the community.Selected for their distinguished services...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Residents of St Catherine and its environs have a lot of sorrel drink this holiday, as farmers in the parish are reporting bumper yields that they anticipate will extend well into next year.Some St Catherine farmers told Rural Xpress that, despite...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:13 PMRuddy Mathison

Peoples National Party (PNP) Councillors attending the St Catherine Municipal Corporation final meeting of the year yesterday accused the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) of gross inefficiency. Despite assurances from NSWMA Parish...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Nineteen-year-old University of the West Indies student Rickardo Mitchell has vowed to use the platform of Junior Mayor of Spanish Town to empower youths in St Catherine to get involved in the political process.Mitchell, who was recently selected...

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

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