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Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

When sales executives Ian and Lucy Chin Loy decided to set up a takeaway restaurant in the heart of Port Maria, St Mary, the couple could not have imagined that 20 years later their business would have developed into one of the most popular fast food...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

The Western St Mary Seventh-day Adventist Youth Federation is a youth-focused, religious organisation comprising around 1,200 members aged 35 years old and under from 25 churches in and around the townships of Guys Hill, Oracabessa, and Port Maria....

Published:Friday | May 29, 2015 | 2:55 PMOrantes Moore

Defective drainage systems, the civil service wage freeze, and the rising cost of fuel were some of the concerns aired by citizens of St Mary during a colourful question and answer session hosted by the People's National Party (PNP) on Thursday.More...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary: As the Ministry of Education's regional director for St Mary, Portland, and St Thomas, Janet Brimm holds one of the most powerful posts in the Jamaican education system. Brimm, 40, is a successful, high-flying executive with...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore, Gleaner Writer

HIGHGATE, St Mary: Although Pastor Ryan Hewitt of the Church of God in Jamaica grew up in Kingston, for the best part of a decade, he has been preaching in St Mary and observing the rural population'...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 4:19 PMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The sister of police Constable Keemo Walsh, who was allegedly shot and killed by a colleague in the early hours of Sunday morning following an argument at a bar in White River, St Ann, has denied that the two were best friends....

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Hundreds of mourners paid their last respects to the popular hotelier and custos rotulorum for St Mary, Jeffrey McKitty, who passed away last month following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer."He was a recipient of the Governor General's...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

In an effort to improve and expand the quality of Jamaica's tourism product, owners and managers of underdeveloped heritage sites and attractions are to receive more financial and marketing support, Minister of Tourism Wykeham McNeill said...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

A man from St Mary, who unexpectedly lost two family members in one month has written and released a song that aims to reduce the number of lives lost every year to careless driving and bad health habits.Guylan 'Zuppy Dan' Gordon recorded the song,...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

THE CALLS to make Chief Tacky a national hero is becoming louder. Dozens of schoolchildren, adults, and local historians attended an event at Claude Stuart Park in Port Maria, St Mary, on Wednesday to commemorate the legendary West African rebel...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

TOWER ISLE, St Mary:RESIDENTS OF Balmoral Heights housing scheme in Tower Isle, St Mary, have praised the local police for launching an innovative crime-reduction initiative which aims to create safer environments by uniting corporate, community and...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:CROWDS OF happy consumers and agriculturalists on Monday teemed into Gray's Inn Sports Complex in Annotto Bay, St Mary, for the 29th staging of the parish's annual Agri Expo.This year's event, which featured an amateur wrestling...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

The Custos of St Mary, Jeffrey McKitty, has died. He passed away earlier today at his daughter’s home in Silver Spring US state of Maryland, following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. The ex-teacher had previously managed hotels in the...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 8:38 AMOrantes Moore

Pupils and staff at Islington High School in St Mary hosted an open day and awards ceremony last week as part of a series of events aimed at boosting confidence and to showcase the work of gifted students under the theme 'Excellence Knows No...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 4:44 PMOrantes Moore

JEFFREY TOWN, St Mary:A PIONEERING group of farmers in St Mary are gearing up to launch an extraordinary community regeneration project after receiving a string of international accolades over the last two months and a grant worth more than US$60,...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary: Sexual offences committed against young girls in St Mary increased by 140 per cent during the first two months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, new police figures have revealed. According to data released by the...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

For some time now, friends and colleagues of police sergeant Christopher Ward have boasted that he is one of the country's best officers, and earlier this week, their assertions were confirmed when he was declared second runner-up in LASCO's 15th...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 12:58 PMOrantes Moore

HIGHGATE, St Mary:A HIGH school principal in Highgate, St Mary, has hailed a talented young footwear designer as 'a model student' and praised the entrepreneurial teenager for developing a business that helps pay for his education.While it is...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 11:40 AMOrantes Moore

BOSCOBEL, St Mary:STUDENTS AND staff at primary schools in St Mary had mixed emotions about the rescheduling of the Grade Six Achievement Test, which will be held a week later than planned, as a result of the hazardous smog that has engulfed areas...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 2:25 PMOrantes Moore

Students at Free Hill Primary and Infant school in St Mary were overjoyed to receive a new state-of-the-art climbing frame for their play area last week, thanks to a donation worth J$8 million made by US-based, Christian charity the Premier...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2015 | 8:33 AMOrantes Moore

Dozens of young people and police officers from across St Mary took part in a 5K run-walk between Oracabessa and Galina last week, in an effort to promote leadership qualities and greater community development.According to the parish's chief of...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 3:53 PMOrantes Moore

JACKS RIVER, St Mary: Residents of Jacks River community in St Mary have praised an initiative between the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education (MoE), which aims to improve literacy rates in Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 4:45 PMOrantes Moore

ISLINGTON, St Mary: Students at Islington High School in St Mary embarked on a unique communications project recently by linking up with children from St Thomas Moore Catholic School in Toronto, Canada, to discuss their respective cultures using...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 6:05 PMOrantes Moore

A St Mary-based mental health expert is urging parents and schoolteachers across the island to look out for any signs of depression and stress in children who are preparing for their Grade Six Achievement...

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 6:58 PMOrantes Moore

An innovative project that helps provide cooked breakfast and lunch meals for over 200 primary school children in Labyrinth, St Mary, has reaped huge rewards and benefits, according to the principal who launched the initiative six years ago.When...

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