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Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

DOVER, St Mary:Over the last three months, Family and Religion has published interviews with three young St Mary Christians, who each claim to have developed a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God since leaving the Seventh-Day Adventist...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 11:20 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:Staff at Annotto Bay Hospital (ABH) in St Mary celebrated yesterday after receiving a $2.5-million cash boost, thanks to a donation made by a group of third-year medical students from the University of the West Indies.According...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

THREE HILLS, St Mary:A Japanese volunteer in Three Hills, St Mary, has launched an innovative, eco-friendly scheme to help local farmers increase their revenues and learn more about the benefits of recycling.Community development officer Arisa Murai...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, StAround 600 students and aspiring entrepreneurs packed into Claude Stuart Park in Port Maria, St Mary, on Friday for the parish's third annual Creative Arts and Skills Festival (CASFest).The event, which was hosted by the Social...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

LUCKY HILL, St Mary:Dozens of children, teenagers, and young adults travelled to Lucky Hill, St Mary, recently for a motivational one-day youth convention at the True Missionary Church of God Missionaries (TMCoG).According to the organisation's...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 10:09 AMOrantes Moore

Around eight months ago, 32-year-old entrepreneur, Kadrian Thomas, quit the church in St Mary where he had worshipped for almost two decades, and now describes himself as a "non-denominational" Christian.Ironically, Thomas, who taught at Islington...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Superintendent Fabian Farquharson is a pleasant but plain-speaking man who worked in Corporate Area communities such as Hunts Bay, Olympic Gardens and Greenwich Town in the South St Andrew Division before he was transferred two...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 11:20 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:During his 35-year tenure in the police force, St Mary's new commanding officer, Superintendent Fabian Farquharson, served in five other parishes: Kingston, St Andrew, Manchester, St Elizabeth, and Clarendon.Through his...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

FLINT RIVER, St Mary:Last week, in the tranquil district of Flint River, St Mary, around 200 students, parents, and teachers celebrated Jamaica Day at Beecham Hill Infant and Primary School with an innovative exhibition comprising cultural displays...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

In recent times, many of the 1,600 residents of Castleton, St Mary, have joined together to plan and launch projects that will, hopefully, regenerate their picturesque but woefully underdeveloped community.Locals are looking forward to the opening...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Last Sunday, a mixed audience comprising tourists and local reggae fans travelled to the Rio Nuevo Village Museum in St Mary for the highly anticipated Rockabessa Herbs and Music Festival.While the event featured performances...

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Since the beginning of the year, several pastors have been accused of molesting young children. Among them is an elder from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Haywood Hall, St Mary, Narry Hudson, who recently appeared in court charged with three...

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 11:17 AMOrantes Moore

RICHMOND, St Mary:As the youth evangelist at the Shiloh Apostolic Church of Jamaica in Richmond, St Mary, Devon Murdoch believes that the biggest issue affecting his parish is the wider society's failure to tackle the increase in alternative...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:After spending 16 years living in the United Kingdom, where she was an active model and actress, Kurdell Espinosa returned to Jamaica in the late 1990s, after deciding to embark upon a new career.The move was bold, but ultimately...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:The Staff at the Annotto Bay Hospital (ABH) in St Mary have praised a group of students from a local school for donating a simple but much-needed piece of equipment to the facility's under-resourced maternity ward.Earlier this...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 4:56 PMOrantes Moore

As chairman of the North East Missionary Conference, Dr Isaac Brown is responsible for 32 Christian assemblies across St Mary, Portland, St Ann, and St Catherine. He has been actively involved in the church for the past 35 years.As pastor at the...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

An elder from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Heywood Hall, St Mary, made his first appearance in court yesterday afternoon, after being charged with three counts of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.During the hearing, which took place at...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:Earlier this month, as part of the 17th national 'Healing the Land Prayer Conference,' the head of the Gospel Chapel Church and Preparatory School in Annotto Bay, St Mary, Dr Raphael Thomas, delivered a thought-provoking and...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:Hundreds of students from across the northeast travelled to Annotto Bay High School in St Mary last week as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices.The Healthy...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ORACABESSA, St Mary:Visual artist Shaun Reid was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Mary for 10 years, but claims to have developed a closer and more meaningful relationship with God since leaving the denomination in 2015.Speaking...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 11:36 AMOrantes Moore

HIGHGATE, St Mary:The Bethel United Church in Highgate, St Mary, was one of four churches in the parish to recently take part in the nation's 17th annual 'Healing the Land Prayer Conference', which ran under the theme 'Resetting our Generation,...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

At the first meeting of the St Mary Municipal Corporation in 2017, the induction rituals for the five new councillors took longer than expected, and the bulk of the discussions focused on public health in the parish's markets, the sale of plastic...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

LUCKY HILL, St Mary:Aspiring young gospel singer Erwin Bishop is worried that people, particularly the younger generation, are becoming more secular in their views and less interested in faith and religion.To address the problem, the St Mary-based...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

SCOTT'S HALL, St Mary:Dozens of historians and cultural experts from across the northeast travelled to Kushu Bump in Scott's Hall, Maroon Town, St Mary, earlier this month, for the first annual reunion of Jamaica's Windward Maroons.As part of the...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Religious scholar Phillip Washington is frustrated by the lack of academic analysis modern church ministers apply when teaching their congregations and members.Washington, who holds a BA in Theology and Religion, believes that in...

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