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Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Over the past three years, professional wrestler Robert Smellie has utilised his knowledge of health and fitness to launch a gym and sports company, which have reportedly helped to reduce violent crime and refocus the energies of jobless and...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

A man was detained following the killing of a snack vendor last night in Annotto Bay, St Mary. According to reports, 21-year-old Jermaine Lakeman was found suffering from gunshot wounds at his home in the Fort George area of the town about 7:30 p.m...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

"The biggest problem right now is that a lot of people just go to church for the sake of tradition, but don't really believe in the word of God."For the past 20 years, Seventh-day Baptist pastor Carlton Beckford has preached in Albion Mountain, St...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

St Mary-based minister Roland Vassell is a popular Seventh-day Adventist pastor who has been extremely busy over the past 11 months.During that time, he received an award for his outstanding services in pastoral ministry, helped the church...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Schoolteacher Monique Robb is one of the happiest women on the north coast after defeating eight rival contestants last Saturday night to be crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen 2016.The contest, which is hosted annually by the Jamaica Cultural...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Members and friends of the Port Maria Seventh-day Baptist Church in Port Maria, St Mary, celebrated 25 years of growth and activity last week with a special anniversary service. This was followed by a panel discussion on the relevance of the church...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Few persons would be surprised if the American charity, Teams for Medical Missions, pulled out of Jamaica following the gruesome murder of two of its missionaries in St Mary last weekend.However, according to director John Heater, despite the brutal...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

St Mary has the potential to become one of the country's most popular heritage tourism hotspots, according to local businesspeople and the Social Development Commission's manager for the parish, Travis Graham.However, speaking last week during a...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and National Security Minister Robert Montague offered their condolences and promised to clamp down on the perpetrators of violent crimes, during a visit to the home of one of the American missionaries murdered in St...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

TOWER ISLE, St Mary:As one of the youngest religious leaders operating in the parish of St Mary, Pastor Renford Bailey has a slightly different outlook compared to some of his contemporaries.Bailey, 33, believes the Church should do more to help...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 12:09 PMOrantes Moore

Protecting the environment and replenishing Jamaica's dwindling tree population are of utmost importance to the Forestry Department's client services forester for the northeast, Jerome Crichton.Last week, Crichton and his team travelled to Brimmer...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Farmers in St Mary believe the Government must create new legislation and more employment opportunities for local people if they are truly serious about reducing the perpetual problem of praedial larceny.Having won a string of Champion Farmer...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:While the Government has made significant strides developing new highways and repairing roads in and around the Corporate Area, residents in rural parishes...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 9:22 AMOrantes Moore

Over the past two decades, doting father of five Frank Manicksingh has won 10 awards for his commitment and dedication to childcare and education.Manicksingh is one of St Mary's best-known paternal experts, and as acting chair of the National Parent-...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 9:40 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Parish manager of St Mary Health Services, Nadia Nunes, is adamant that although hospitals and health centres have a duty to provide the population with adequate medical services, individuals are ultimately responsible for their...

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2016 | 10:08 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Dozens of children and adults from St Mary and Portland have been forced to re-evaluate their perceptions of agriculture as a career path, thanks to a series of workshops hosted by an American Seventh-day Adventist couple earlier...

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2016 | 12:16 PMOrantes Moore

St Mary-based farmers have a variety of opinions and suggestions as to how the Government should approach development in the agricultural sector.According to longtime farmer Raphael Brown from Woodside, near Highgate, most people in Jamaica would...

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2016 | 10:12 AMOrantes Moore

Some farmers in St Mary believe Jamaica has the potential to vastly increase its production output and urged the new Government to throw its support behind the agricultural sector.According to president of the Jeffrey Town Farmers' Association,...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

TOWER ISLE, St Mary: Area Two police chief Assistant Commissioner Glenford Hudson has praised the citizens of St Mary for their support in helping to reduce major crimes throughout the parish.Speaking earlier this week from his...

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2016 | 10:25 AMOrantes Moore

ROBIN'S BAY, St Mary:radical health initiative could help generate employment and at least $1 million per year for farmers throughout St Mary and Portland, according to President of the North East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists...

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2016 | 11:02 AMOrantes Moore

BOSCOBEL, St Mary:A community-focused teenager who spearheads local initiatives that engage disenfranchised young people has spent the last month celebrating after being declared one of the best hairdressers in St Mary.Chevaughn Brown, a student...

Published:Monday | April 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Hundreds of children and parents packed into the sports ground at Clembhards Park in Port Maria, St Mary, last Monday for a family fun day and gospel concert, Kiddies Easter Wonderland.The inaugural event, which also featured a...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 10:05 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:One of the most fascinating booths at St Mary Agri-Expo 2016, which took place earlier this week in Annotto Bay, was hosted by a local community group that spent the afternoon sharing a plethora of ingenious uses for the Irish...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 10:18 AMOrantes Moore

ORACABESSA, St Mary:Former National Commercial Bank employee Lorna Binns is a delightful and informative tour guide who has provided bespoke excursions of the Sun Valley Plantation in Oracabessa, St Mary, since 1993.Her unique expeditions, which...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 10:18 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Affable church leader and policeman Dwight Powell hails from a family of law-enforcement officers and a community he boasts is the first free village in Jamaica - Sligoville, St Catherine.As an elder for the Seventh-day Adventist...

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