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Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

CASTLETON, St Mary:A dozen high-scoring Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students from Castleton, St Mary, were honoured with awards and $5,000 each last week, thanks to a new education initiative launched by a US-based philanthropist.The Tall Tee...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Although it took law enforcement officers in St Mary just nine weeks to capture and charge two men for the April 2016 killing of US missionaries Harold Nichols and Randy Hentzel, in recent times, critics have...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Reggae entertainer Paul 'Jahfet' Winter grew up in a Methodist household in Retreat, St Mary, but started incorporating Rastafarian principles into his lifestyle as he grew older and learned more about his culture and ancestry.Although Jahfet no...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

As the commanding officer for St Mary's police force and first elder of the Galina Seventh-day Adventist Church, Deputy Superintendent Dwight Powell is a man with many responsibilities. However, while many people would struggle to balance the...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Last week, hundreds of adults and children journeyed to the Social Development Commission (SDC)'s head office in Clonmel, St Mary, for the agency's inaugural Netball Rally and children's christmas treat for development areas in South East St Mary.In...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ORACABESSA, St Mary:A passionate preacher whose St Mary church was razed to the ground has revealed plans to construct a new house of worship in the next three months on the same spot where the Boscobel Seventh-Day Adventist Church and its contents...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

The Bethel Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Boscobel, St Mary, recently held a special service of worship under the theme 'Empowering the Youth, Securing the future,' in association with their local police youth club.The event, which featured...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Last week, the president of the Word Deliverance Crusade, American televangelist Reverend Jim Whittington, travelled to St Mary to announce a plan that will result in Port Maria Hospital receiving more than US$3 million worth of...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:While some analysts have argued that 2016 was a horrible year, the manager of the Social Development Commission (SDC) in St Mary, Travis Graham, said that over the last 12 months, the parish has benefited from an upsurge in...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

As the manager of the Social Development Commission (SDC) in St Mary for the last three years, Travis Graham has analysed and observed the unique relationship that exists between local residents and the disproportionately high number of churches in...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ORACABESSA, St Mary:Proud mother of five, Sophia Montaque, is still on cloud nine after collecting the Parent of the Year award during a special prize-giving ceremony at Oracabessa Primary School in Oracabessa, St Mary, late last month.Montaque was...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 10:48 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Police figures released earlier this week reveal that although gender-based violence in St Mary has claimed the lives of three females in 2016, the number of sexual offences committed against women and girls in the parish has...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ORACABESSA, St Mary:As the guidance counsellor with responsibility for grades one to three at the Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary, AndrÈ Hardy enjoys most aspects of his job but has a particular fondness for the latter part of the year, largely...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Last week, the North East Regional Authority (NERHA) launched a temporary building for the health centre in Port Maria, St Mary, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new facility.During the ceremony, NERHA Chairman...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Lieutenant Leroy Lawrence is a likable young minister and musician who recently took charge of The Salvation Army Church in Port Maria, St Mary. His wife is also a pastor, and together, the newly-weds are hoping to broaden the...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2016 | 10:23 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Last week during a parenting workshop hosted by the St Mary Health Department's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), one facilitator introduced her programme with a pertinent question: "While most people know how...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

A police officer in St Mary escaped with minor injuries after a tree smashed into the windscreen of the Mitsubishi pickup truck he was driving.Following the incident, which took place Saturday afternoon on the...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:On Tuesday night, victims of crime, their families, and dozens of local residents packed into the Hi-Lo car park in Port Maria, St Mary, for a two-hour prayer vigil hosted by the St Mary Ministers of Churches alongside the local...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:Having worked as an educator for the past 18 years, Cordia Wong loves to help children and teenagers, but her interest in young people extends way beyond the confines of the classroom where she teaches history and social studies...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2016 | 11:02 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has confirmed the construction of a fire station and market in St Mary's capital, Port Maria.During a tour of the parish on Tuesday, McKenzie toured the...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

GAYLE, St Mary:The Gayle Police and Citizens Interaction Awards Ceremony, which took place recently at the True Missionary Church in Lucky Hill, St Mary, featured many highlights, but a group of local gospel singers were arguably the most...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ORACABESSA, St Mary:The rural village of Oracabessa, St Mary may be an unusual setting for one of the country's leading online companies, but thanks to the benefit of Internet technology, business owners are no longer restricted to the corporate...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

According to Ephesians 4:32, we should: "...be kind to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you" and consequently, every year, the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church hosts a series of events...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:Having spent the last 15 years observing and engaging with the students at Annotto Bay High School in St Mary, guidance counsellor Sharma Knight has come to some thought-provoking conclusions about the relationship between...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

GAYLE, St Mary:Nineteen local heroes from Gayle, St Mary, were honoured earlier this week at a special event, which paid tribute to citizens and members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force who have shown considerable commitment to community service....

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