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Stories by Rasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:13 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Claudette Whittle has been plunged into a state of distress after the exhumation yesterday of a body in a shallow grave in Kitson Town, St Catherine, which is believed to be that of her brother Lloyd Grant who went missing about a month ago. “Is...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

For more than 29 years, residents of Gully Road have been waiting on piped water, which is a luxury they have not had. When The Gleaner team visited the rural farming community, nestled between Watermount, and Pointhill, Mendez district in west...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:18 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Insurance agent George Sutherland knows a lot about the rewards and dangers of risk. And that’s why the 26-year-old was fired up to launch a new eatery on Main Street in Bog Walk, St Catherine. The restaurateur said he was determined not to fall in...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:24 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A LEADING child-rights advocate has called for the Government to punish sexual predators by severing their “most treasured organ”. The urging has come amid a wave of reports of sexual abuse against children across Jamaica, the latest being last...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:20 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Jody-Ann Elliot and her partner Casmore Smith have carved out an enduring woodcraft business at ‘Rasta Corner’ in Free Town, Clarendon. The driveway to their small, humble, board structure is a mishmash of creations – chopping boards, mixing bowls...

Published:Monday | April 26, 2021 | 12:11 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Former 2016 People’s National Party candidate for the West Central St Catherine constituency, Clinton Clarke, won a case filed against him by Councillor of the Ginger Ridge Division Ralston “John” Wilson. Clarke was dragged before the civil...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

President of the Ginger Ridge Community Development Committee (CDC), Devon Wills, has raised concern about the water crisis afflicting several St Catherine districts and is appealing for the intervention of the authorities. “We need the promised...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The relaxation of the tough lockdowns that have crippled weekend commerce across Jamaica for three weeks will likely be welcome news for micro and small business operators battered by the slump in sales. Clinton Duffus knows well the financial pain...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:15 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

When the bills started to pile up and the profit in the family catering business dwindled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, St Catherine resident Glenford Graham decided it was time to start new venture. “I know from experience that people...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Daniel Edwards, a grade three student of the Kitson Town Primary School,was smiling broadly after he received a tablet computer to help him with his online lessons. “I am thankful that I have received this (the tablet) which will make me do my work...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:20 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Nestled in the rural community of Kitson Town, St Catherine, Something Country’s products have a unique base ingredient: breadfruit. The bakery is owned and operated by Karlene Johnson, a teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in literatures in English...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:20 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Terri-Ann Thompson was one of scores of shoppers who crammed the Bog Walk town centre on Saturday as commuters stocked up on food and other supplies before the second phase of the long Easter weekend lockdown that started at noon. The extended...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:03 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) was yesterday plunged into mourning as its director of complaints, Nigel Morgan, died from complications associated with COVID-19. Morgan, who was admitted to hospital, reportedly passed away...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

With tens of thousands of workers pushed on to the unemployment line by COVID-19’s economic crunch, vendors at the Princess Market in Spanish Town said that their already dwindling sales will be further eroded by the weekend lockdowns. The...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Change. That’s the only constant that has come to define the last 12 months for a St Catherine-based restaurant operator who has learnt to sway with each lurch of a pandemic roller coaster. Pauline Sinclair, who operates Di Lip Smacking Kitchen in...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Farmers in Brown’s Hall, St Catherine, have lamented about the impact of water shortages on their livelihoods. On Saturday, two days before the commemoration of World Water Day, water was everywhere in Brown’s Hall, except in the pipes. Jorvan...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:27 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Despite being trained as a geriatric nurse practitioner, Sheron Taylor is doing what she enjoys best: farming. Taylor has been involved in the cultivation of bananas, plantains, and coconuts in St Mary for the last 15 years. She has transitioned...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:25 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

HEALTHCARE OFFICIALS have expressed optimism that Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton’s decision on Friday to get the COVID-19 jab will be a shot in the arm for the islandwide vaccination drive. Tufton and Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Former bank officer Sherwood Simpson said that moving from the comfort of his air-conditioned office to the scorching sun on the Bernard Lodge farmlands may have seemed far-fetched for some professionals, but not for him. Simpson currently has a...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

An air of mystery surrounds the death of a man in the Sydenham area of Spanish Town, St Catherine, yesterday. The deceased, 33-year-old labourer Kenrick Genas, of a Sydenham address, was reportedly shot about minutes after midnight. According to...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Fourteen-year-old Eltham High School student Devaughn Hollingsworth was fatally hit from his bicycle along the Spanish Town Bypass in St Catherine on Wednesday, reportedly on his way to visit another pupil to get access to the Internet. Reports...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 3:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The two St Catherine men charged with manslaughter arising from the death of a two-year-old boy are to set to reappear in the St Catherine Parish Court next month. Dead is Tayshawn McDonald of March Pen Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine. Those...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:13 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Construction, agri-culture and home-improvement outfit Hardware...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Eight-year-old Allesha Lawson was a picture of confidence as she recited a poem at the hand over of 26 tablets at the Gregory Park Primary School in St Catherine on Wednesday. She was one of the recipients under the ‘One Laptop or Tablet per Child...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:04 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A female pastor has expressed outrage at the sexual assault of two churchwomen in the full view of their mother and called for the Christian community to mount a prayerful war against criminals. Pastor Marlene Martin of the Faith Community Churches...

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