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Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 12:45 PMOrantes Moore

GALINA, St Mary:Pastor Paulette Thompson-Forrester was born and bred in Cobbla, in the north of Manchester, but relocated to the parish of St Mary in 1991, where she served at the Grey Street Pentecostal Church in Port Maria before moving four miles...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Leston Pinnock, a police inspector stationed in Gayle, St Mary, was honoured as the parish?s Top Cop for 2014-2015 during an awards ceremony held last weekend at the Robins Bay Villa and...

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

It is no secret that attracting young and committed church members has become a problem for religious leaders operating throughout the parish of St Mary.However, according to former Church of God member Sheridon Roper, who stopped attending services...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 10:49 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The general overseer for the 10 branches of the Church of God Holiness in Jamaica, Pastor Winston Vidal, is originally from Hanover, but has been ministering in Bailey's Vale, just outside of Port Maria, St Mary, for the last 40...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 11:12 AMOrantes Moore

During the 16th and 17th centuries, a large number of escaped prisoners, shipwrecked sailors and runaway slaves survived in the Caribbean by hunting wild pigs and cattle.After mastering a native Taino food-preservation technique, which involved...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Pastor Florence Brown is a devoted religious leader who has served for the last 18 years as minister of the Post Road Pentecostal Church, located a few miles east of St Mary's capital, Port Maria.In 1973, Brown was confirmed and...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ST MARY SOUTH EASTERN:Former People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for South East St Mary Harry Douglas has praised representatives from both political parties for trying to elevate the country, but insists more must be done to engage...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

HIGHGATE, St Mary:Michael Dunbar of the Church of Christ is an international minister who was born in Trinidad, raised in St Vincent, and has lived in Highgate, St Mary, with his Jamaican wife and children for the last four years.After travelling to...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:At the national finals of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's festival queen competition last year, St Mary's contestant, Lazan Frazer, collected the 'Best Performance' award for her pro-marijuana speech 'Free It Up'....

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 10:53 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Port Maria United Church in Port Maria, St Mary, is a historic building located on the grounds of a property that operated as the headquarters for slavery in the northeast during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.The church...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 10:56 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Ainsley Davis of the Port Maria Circuit of Baptist Churches is a worldly and welcoming pastor who believes the proliferation of Christian breakaway churches in St Mary is confusing and ultimately counterproductive.Speaking to...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 11:35 AMOrantes Moore

CHARLES TOWN, St Mary:Since becoming St Mary's youth mayor three months ago, Fredrina Sequira has been formulating a plan to launch a learning and education facility in the rural community where she lives in Charles Town.Sequira is an enthusiastic...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

When she walked into her sister's house in Three Hills, St Mary, around 7 yesterday morning, Keneisha Young discovered a horrific scene.Her 37-year-old sibling, Charla Thompson-Young, 12-year-old nephew Brandon Young, and four-year-old niece Leslie-...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 10:57 AMOrantes Moore

GAYLE, St Mary:Last December, St Mary-based farmer Festus Williams celebrated his 100th birthday with family and a group of close friends at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Gayle, St Mary.Williams, who was born on December 9, 1915 in Blytheston...

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

PORT MARIA, St Mary:With 40 years of devout ministry to his credit, Bishop Frederick Binnie of the Valley Ministries Sounds of Praise Pentecostal Church in Port Maria, St Mary, is one of the parish's longest-serving religious leaders.As Binnie...

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

GALINA, St Mary:While Seventh-day Baptists (SDB) can neither claim to be the largest nor the most popular religious group in Jamaica, according to minister Selvin Campbell, the church enjoys much credence and kudos as the world's first Christian...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

After securing a grant of more than US$645,000 last year from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), a progressive group of agriculturalists from Jeffrey Town, St Mary, is planning to use the funding to launch a series of local community development...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 10:38 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:As one of the few female pastors operating in St Mary, Ivy Forbes believes that women make better ministers than their male counterparts, and computer technology is the biggest threat facing the younger generation.Forbes, 79, who...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 1:30 PMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:For 2016, the Social Development Committee's manager for St Mary, Travis Graham, hopes that the country he loves will adopt and embrace a more global strategy to reduce unemployment as he believes this would solve many of Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2015 | 3:29 PMOrantes Moore

Webster Spencer grew up in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, but relocated to St Mary in 2004 and currently operates as a deacon under Bishop Norman Johnson at the Oracabessa New Testament Church of God.Spencer is a quiet, well-spoken man with a passion for...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

In an effort to protect farmers from praedial larcenists, police in St Mary have developed a strategy to help target criminals involved in the burgeoning international meat-for-guns trade, the parish's commanding officer says.Speaking from her...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 9:52 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Reverend Bruce Farrell of the New Testament Assembly in Hamilton Mountain, St Mary, is a composed and soft-spoken man who serves as a local councillor in the district of Oracabessa, where his church is based.He describes himself...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 9:54 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:While health professionals are yet to find a medicinal cure for the devastating effects of ludomania, also known as gambling addiction, St Mary-based pastor Michael Beckford insists that faith in God is a perfectly viable...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 9:01 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Students at Iona High in St Mary have praised their music teacher for helping the school choir reach the finals of TVJ's 'All Together Sing' competition.Following a thrilling grand finale, which was broadcast last Sunday, Iona's...

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