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Stories by Rasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | May 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s junior health minister Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn has called for tougher action against the perpetrators of sex crimes against minors, especially interactions with those under 16 - the age of consent. Cuthbert-Flynn said the pursuit of justice...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2022 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-five-year-old Ethel Lawrence has been living in Tawes Meadows for most of her life and has been spending up to $1,000 weekly on cell phone data to pass on to her granddaughter to complete her schoolwork. Fast-forward to Friday, May 13, she...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Located along the Spanish Town bypass in St Catherine is an epicurean oasis with a down-to-earth name, Ah It Man, that has been tantalising the taste buds of its growing clientèle. The well-appointed food stop, located about 50 metres from the Food...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Harbour View and surrounding communities benefited from a Ministry of National Security-sponsored social intervention programme that offered a number of services to scores who turned up at Donald Quarrie High School recently. The multi...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Justices of the peace have been urged by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck to be more proactive in swaying at-risk youth from crime and to become informants. Chuck made the recent charge against the backdrop of troubling statistics showing that 46 per...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2022 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Principal Dahima Small-Francis has said that despite having a sound roof, good cadre of teachers and loyal community support, a recurring flooding problem has been making it difficult to operate an early childhood institution near Hoose Avenue in...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

An administrator of the Mustard Seed Communities’ Jerusalem home has praised a diplomatic mission and volunteers after receiving $3 million worth of medical supplies for residents of the 41-year-old institution. But even with the timely...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Constables Alison Johnson-Thomas and Ann-Marie Sutherland earned bragging rights with their winning entry of chicken in coconut sauce, which outdid competitors in a culinary showdown on Easter Monday. Police personnel set aside their guns, tear gas...

Published:Monday | April 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The shortage of classroom furniture at the Bermaddy Primary School in St Catherine has been eased with the acquisition of 40 pairs of desks and chairs at a cost of $540,000. The initiative was financed by the parent-teacher association (PTA)....

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:13 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

While many residents and farmers in the rural township of Guy’s Hill, St Catherine, welcome the rain, the darkening clouds and roll of thunder drive fear into 70-year-old Howard Williams. The family is left to battle a leaky roof in the ramshackle...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The unfortunate and sometimes deadly encounters with individuals who suffer from mental illness have prompted the police to forge a working relationship with mental health professionals. This was announced at a virtual town hall meeting held...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Gunmen shot and injured a patron at a bar along Old Road in Kitson Town, St Catherine, Tuesday night. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. near the entrance to the Friendship Housing Scheme in the rural community. Reports are that the man went...

Published:Monday | March 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The leadership of the Spanish Town Primary School in St Catherine have embarked on a programme to strengthen students who are lagging behind academically. Principal Roogae Kirlew said the aim is to bring the students up to par in the programme,...

Published:Friday | March 25, 2022 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Head of the St Catherine South police, Senior Superintendent Christopher Phillips, is imploring residents to be compassionate towards others who may be suffering from mental illnesses. Phillips was speaking against the background of a St Catherine...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Red Cross has pumped almost $12 million into aid efforts since the coronavirus pandemic, with welfare directed to at least 525 vulnerable families,and thousands more benefiting from its services. Those undertakings have been channelled...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The imminent change to Jamaica’s currency notes incorporating the images of all national heroes and deceased prime ministers has been criticised as “empty symbolism” by an opposition lawmaker. Mikael Phillips, member of parliament for Manchester...

Published:Tuesday | February 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

As normality returns with the retreat of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Education Minister Fayval Williams has said that all must be done to encourage attendance as more schools engage in face-to-face classes. Full in-person engagement...

Published:Thursday | February 10, 2022 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Scores of members from the New Testament Episcopal Zion Church in Bog Walk, St Catherine, put down their Bibles temporarily and armed themselves with hot meals to feed the less fortunate who occupy the streets. The group carries out the initiative...

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Guy’s Hill High student Ashanti Walters said she is prepared to help bolster Jamaica’s food security capacity and to encourage greater involvement of youth in agriculture. Walters is one of three students who finished in the...

Published:Friday | February 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Buxton Town, Wakefield, are mourning the brutal predawn attack on a couple in which a woman was hacked to death and her partner wounded. Dead is Madeline O’Sullivan, otherwise called ‘Mumus’, a 63-year-old labourer of the St Catherine...

Published:Monday | January 31, 2022 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

In the wake of a fatal crash near Linstead, St Catherine, on Saturday, the police have warned pedestrians not to trespass on toll roads. Audley Gordon, the executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), is the subject...

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

There are growing concerns about recent spates of gun violence in Old Harbour, St Catherine. “I am shocked to have gunmen attacking and shooting people,” Nathaniel Tennison, a resident said. “Yes, it wasn’t perfect. Little wounding or even...

Published:Saturday | January 22, 2022 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The operations at the 105-year-old Riversdale Health Centre in St Catherine have been strengthened under the Adopt-A-Clinic programme. It was made possible by members of the diaspora based in Florida, USA. Jamaica’s consul general in Miami, Oliver...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Eighty-two-year-old Miriam Moore was thrilled to be among scores of residents who turned out in Linstead, St Catherine, at the Sky’s the Limit Foundation Inc treat on January 15. “I am feeling very happy for the bag of grocery, as the lickle money...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Eighteen-year-old Nickannebre Adman was honoured as the most outstanding student for Unit One of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations at Jose Marti Technical High School’s 45th awards ceremony. Adman, who resides in Patrick City, St...

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