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Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:07 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Kayanna Ebanks has not allowed her medical condition to hamper her performance throughout the years leading up to sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. Suffering from asthma attacks at an early age,...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

A second major fish kill within three months has brought a fresh wave of concern for fishermen at the Port Henderson fishing village and nearby residents as they ponder the source of the latest disaster. Hundreds of dead fish began washing up along...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Days after the killing of three people in a mass shooting at a football match, Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson announced a beef-up in manpower and other resources to tackle crime in the St Catherine South Division. A contingent...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

A teenager was hospitalised after being shot by police patrolling an area known as Gulf in Gregory Park, St Catherine, Sunday morning. The shooting triggered backlash from residents disputing the police account of the incident. Separate probes...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

A St Catherine woman is beside herself in grief after her two-year-old daughter perished in a blaze on Friday morning after falling from her arms as she fled their burning house, moments after gunmen invaded the dwelling and killed her partner...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:13 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The police have launched an investigation into the discovery of a newborn’s corpse in the Rio Cobre and are also trying to locate the mother. The discovery of the baby girl in the vicinity of Nugent Street, popularly known as Buck Town in Spanish...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Agricultural interests have vigorously opposed the planned repurposing of 3,000 acres of prime farmlands in Innswood, St Catherine, for the development of housing solutions by investors led by billionaire business mogul Michael Lee-Chin. The...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Residents from several communities in Portmore will benefit from a $743-million planned dualisation of 1.1 kilometres of Grange Lane. In outlining the scope of the project on Thursday, the National Works Agency (NWA) said that each of the four...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The Government has intensified its plan to put 15,000 hectares of land under Irish potato cultivation and to increase onion production in the next planting season. Approximately $200 million has been seeded to the programme to provide incentives to...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Residents of New Haven and other business interests along Washington Boulevard have expressed fears of displacement in the proposed roadway redevelopment, which their parliamentary representative has dubbed “suspicious”. But the Government’s chief...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2022 | 12:07 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The proposed 300-acre plot of land identified for the construction of a state-of-the-art correctional facility is creating anxious moments for residents of Hartlands and adjoining communities in St Catherine. The St Catherine and Tower Street...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Kayla Wheeler had never watched professional skateboarding before she got involved, but her passion for the sport was piqued after seeing some of her university peers having fun. After four years of dedication, she is now representing Jamaica...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2022 | 6:05 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Constable A.J. Wilson, who graduated Thursday as the top performer from a group of 120 new police officers, said he was overwhelmed at receiving the top honour. “The journey has been rough,” Wilson admitted, but credited the hard work of the...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

THE ST CATHERINE Municipal Corporation (StCMC) has issued a cease-and-desist order on Dovecot Memorial Park, amid claims that burials are being conducted on a 50-acre plot that has been the source of an ongoing dispute. The StCMC, chaired by Norman...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has signalled its intent to take action against UC Rusal, the Russian company which operates Windalco, over the latest contamination of the Rio Cobre by caustic effluent from the bauxite and...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 12:13 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Lascelles Anderson was not home on Thursday morning when his house was set alight. Its burnt-out shell now stands among more than a dozen razed by gunmen since Tuesday in the tense Mexico area of Gregory Park in Portmore, St Catherine. “Everything...

Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2022 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Amid a row over vandalism claims and political sabotage in Waterford, Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas has declared as graffiti any unauthorised paintings on public property, even if they are for the promotion of Jamaican culture. Fenley Douglas,...

Published:Monday | August 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

A day after residents protested against a chemical spill that killed hundreds of fish in the Rio Cobre, de facto Environment Minister Matthew Samuda has threatened to hit bauxite mining company Windalco with financial penalties. The Government has...

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2022 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Member of parliament for West Central St Catherine Dr Christopher Tufton has committed to help boost domestic food production by providing well-needed support to some 200 farmers across his constituency. On Wednesday, he delivered 6,600 pounds of...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The killing of two men whose decomposed bodies were found in bushes along a canal behind the Spanish Town motor vehicle examination depot on Job Lane are believed to be gang related. The police are yet to disclose details of how they were killed...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party President Mark Golding has chided the Government for its non-response to the Opposition’s proposals to cushion the effects of the cost-of-living crisis on the most vulnerable citizens. “The world is going through a wicked...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2022 | 12:13 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Seventy-four-year-old Hubert Mike stared at the broken motorcycle parts close to his home and business place in Byles district, near Kitson Town, trying to make sense of a crash that claimed the life of his 35-year-old son, Kenish Oneil Mike. In a...

Published:Friday | July 15, 2022 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine councillors have been left fuming after the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development decided to put the brakes on a tablet-distribution programme for students in the parish. Joy Brown, the Jamaica Labour Party-aligned...

Published:Friday | July 15, 2022 | 4:12 PMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

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Published:Monday | June 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Councillor for the Papine division, Venesha Phillips, has pledged not to leverage influence among her supporters to interfere with the political ambitions of People’s National Party (PNP) prospective candidate Peta-Gay Ferguson....

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