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Stories by Shanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:15 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Roots and culture Reggae Singer Bushman is proclaiming that he should have been booked for this year’s staging of the highly anticipated cultural show Rebel Salute despite the unfortunate way in which his set ended last year. Bushman drew much...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:51 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With the looming cane crop in full view, farmers in St Thomas who once supplied the commodity to the Golden Grove Sugar Company, which was shuttered in July 2019, gathered at the entrance of the old factory on Tuesday to bemoan what they described...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:26 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Unruly Fest, like Christmas, will catch residents of Springfield, St Thomas, in a good mood when it rolls in to the Goodyear Oval for its ­second staging tomorrow. The event, which is the brainchild of popular dancehall artiste and son of the soil...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:10 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

As Tishauna Mullings sat in the ExCel Arena in London witnessing the crowning of Jamaican Toni-Ann Singh as Miss World 2019 last Saturday, she had special pride because the winner was a fellow St Thomas native. Mullings, who also made history for...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:27 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Still basking in the phenomenal victory pulled off by a daughter of St Thomas in the oldest-running international beauty pageant, residents of the rural community of Bath from where Toni-Ann Singh hails are welcoming her crowning as Miss World as...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:36 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Dusting off his red hat with white fur this Christmas and gearing up his little helpers, St Thomas’ own Santa Claus, Ricardo Burke, is set to feed hundreds of residents in his usual Yuletide food outreach programme. The project, which caters to...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:28 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With the expansive roadwork project from Harbour View to Yallahs about to begin, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has described as short-sighted the plans of the Government to carry out the revised proposal of the Southern Coastal Highway...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:22 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A 34-year-old woman who reported a bizarre toilet birth has denied allegations that she tried to kill the newborn. Gaysharine Whyte, of New Road in Yallahs, St Thomas, claims to have been unaware that she was pregnant and has protested her...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:38 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The shuttering of the Golden Grove factory in Duckenfield has dried up a crucial source of cash flow that kept poor families afloat, says one of the leading large-scale cane farmers in St Thomas’ sugar belt. Speaking to The Gleaner recently,...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Farmers living in the Georgia community in St Thomas have joined the parish-wide appeal to the government for better roads in their area. They explained that the deplorable condition of the thoroughfare they use to get their products to the market...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The final week in September marked the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. It also meant, for the people of St Thomas, a new dawn. The government had announced that the long-promised multimillion-dollar construction works under South Coast...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:30 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The St Thomas police are crediting what they describe as excellent community policing for the 32 per cent decrease in murders in the parish. According to a report from the police, at the end of September 2018, there was a total of 25 murders, and...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:25 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

MORANT BAY, St Thomas: Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has said that the St Thomas Municipal Corporation is standing in the way of the development of a Restorative Justice Centre in the parish. Chuck explained that though a building has already...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

YALLAHS, St Thomas: Miners in St Thomas are expected to be called to a meeting with the Ministry of Transport and Mining following a letter written by residents who say they are unable to use the Yallahs River for domestic purposes. The letter,...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has said that there is no longer a need for the highly controversial section of the Criminal Justice (Administration) Act which prohibits the photographing or sketching of prisoners in the court or within its confines...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Councillor of the Seaforth division in St Thomas Joan Spencer is raising concerns about what she has referred to as an urgent need for river training in her area. Speaking with The Gleaner, she said that the Johnson River, which runs into the...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:22 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The United Nations (UN) set out on a mission last year to unearth 17 of the world’s greatest young change makers, innovators and groundbreakers who are expected to drive the success of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:18 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Having been operating in the office of youth minister and parish director with the responsibility to serve the ministry of some 38 churches in the east division of St. Catherine, Erraldo Budhan of the Life Centre Tabernacle Church of God of...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:26 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

St Thomas has made its stamp on the selection of this year’s Chevening Scholarship, as three parish members are among the cohort of intellectuals who will be studying in the United Kingdom come September. They are 24-year-old Georgette Graham, 29-...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:11 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“Every successful business/company is centred on its ‘why’. But the mediocre ones put the ‘why’ last, while it should be placed at the top,” explained three-time author, Shaniese Laylor-Bogle, who recently released her guide called The Power of Why...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:13 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Rising like a phoenix from the ashes, the Visual Arts Department at Seaforth High School in St Thomas, which was completely destroyed by fire in May, is now boasting a 100 per cent pass result in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Examination...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A psychiatric evaluation and a social enquiry report have been ordered for the 16-year-old boy accused of slashing a six-year-old boy in his face and cutting off his penis on August 3 in White Horses, St Thomas. The accused teen was charged this...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:09 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

White Horses, St Thomas: Residents of White Horses and surrounding environs in St Thomas will soon benefit from an agricultural project that according to its conceptualisers, will breed sustainable employment to members of the communities,...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:25 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With an ardent desire to be a driving force towards sustainable development within her parish and emancipating its citizens from mental slavery that is believed to have led to its downtrodden state, reigning festival queen for St Thomas, Drulissa...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A six-year-old boy has been hospitalised after he was stabbed multiple times and his penis dismembered allegedly by a 16-year-old boy in White Horses, St Thomas, last Friday. Reports are that late Friday evening, the six-year-old boy’s father...

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