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Stories by Shanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Forty-two year-old Levi Chambers condemned the separate abductions of two girls in St Thomas last week and expressed a desire for the perpetrator to be brought to justice. But in a cruel twist of fate, Chambers was attacked and fatally stabbed,...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Bath, St Thomas, are ruing that their goodnatured hospitality has come to haunt them as they cited betrayal on Sunday by the main suspect in the abduction of nine-year-old Phylisa Prussia and person of interest in the disappearance of...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:05 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The stark tension associated with the missing girls saga over the weekend in Bath, St Thomas, is in total contrast to what residents describe as a usually relaxed and safe environment. In fact, they admit that the happenings have dramatically...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A steep descent along a narrow, rocky road walled in by bushes leads to Stony Gut, the popular village of Paul Bogle in Spring Garden, St Thomas. Significantly known as the place where the now-celebrated national hero and his colleagues gathered...

Published:Tuesday | October 5, 2021 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It is quite the understatement to say several students in the community of River Head in St Thomas are having a daily struggle to connect to the Internet to have classes. Since the start of the school year, they have already missed countless...

Published:Monday | October 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Several business owners and other stakeholders in St Thomas have lamented the dust bowl conditions of the Lyssons to Port Morant main road following the start of remedial works. The construction, which forms part of the Southern Coastal Highway...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Mark Golding is calling for the Government to immediately implement a ticketing system under the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) to avoid Jamaicans facing hefty fines. He is also rejecting the use of criminal law in enforcing...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Middleton in St Thomas said last week that they were dreading the no-movement days which started last Saturday evening ended at 5 a.m. today, as the Government continues its fight against COVID-19. Though admitting their appreciation...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Pointing out that depression among her teachers forced her to abandon a meeting agenda this week, one St Thomas principal is concerned that there is reportedly no budget to retain the school’s guidance counsellor. With the pandemic forcing schools...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Fear of insurrection from the public may have been the catalyst behind the Andrew Holness administration’s decision to reopen various sectors of the country, exposing it to an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 infections. Wednesday’s revelation...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Despondent residents of Danvers Pen in St Thomas are once again sounding the alarm for state authorities to maintain the Negro River, which threatens the community whenever it rains. They say the river needs to be properly trained. Farmer and...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:10 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

ST THOMAS: Olympic gold medallist Hansle Parchment is encouraging the undiluted support of all athletes, regardless of how one may have performed. The shine of his medal dimmed in comparison to the intensity of the love the 31-year-old champion...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:12 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Jumping over zinc fences and bearing the weight of old tyres as he ran up and down the hill of Cashew Lane in Port Morant, St Thomas, may have all contributed to the crowning of Hansle Parchment as the newest 110m hurdles Olympic champion....

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

AT THE height of the ‘Emancipendence’ period, residents of Port Morant in St Thomas are haunted by memories of past celebrations, most of which would have seen them enjoying unmatched entertainment from the popular Kumina group in the area. Most...

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:06 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Despite his initial concern that he wouldn’t be ready for his Primary Exit Profile assessments, Jalill Douglas, top student at the Yallahs Primary School in St Thomas, admitted that the tests were ‘relatively easy’. The 12-year-old boy, who copped...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

ALREADY, RESIDENTS of Cheswick in eastern St Thomas are anticipating the development of their community, promised under the Rural Development Programme, an initiative of the Ministry of Local Government that is aimed at improving the economic well-...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With a genuine passion for kids and a hope to one day become a teacher, 16-year-old Jaheim Brown of Yallahs, St Thomas, has opened the gates of his home to children of the community, hosting them as part of his summer school programme. Perched on...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:07 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Tempers flared in Grants Pen, St Thomas, on Tuesday evening during a meeting between residents and representatives of the National Works Agency (NWA) on the proposed alignment of the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP), which is...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:51 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Hampered by a disability that prevents her from freely moving around as she would like, Amoy Bascom is having a hard time emerging from the miry clay in which she has been living all her life. The 31-year-old St Thomas woman shared that she has...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“We are all in danger down here.” That was the pithy and profound analysis of Antonio Williams, a resident of Bamboo River who is fearful that the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season will bring another round of woe. Folk in the St Thomas community...

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A team from the state-run Mines and Geology Division is to visit the Yallahs River in St Thomas to investigate complaints of quarrying breaches that have reportedly had devastating consequences to agricultural and recreational life. Commissioner...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Head of the New Covenant Bible Chapel in Portmore, St Catherine, the Reverend Lloyd Millen is quite upbeat about the anticipated relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions to allow more worshippers to gather. They also allow for more services and more...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:12 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

At least one mourner has expressed regret about burying his grandmother just a few days ago. His remorse follows Tuesday’s announcement of the adjustments to the COVID-19 restrictions on burials and funerals. Burials, which may be held Monday to...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:01 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Grants Pen in St Thomas are concerned that the long-awaited road improvement, which they have clamoured and protested for many a time, may ultimately sound the death knell for their small but lively community. The multibillion-dollar...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:05 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It’s not the lack of skill that is preventing St Thomas residents Steven Whynn and Klan Brown from engaging in gainful employment. It is the lack of interest in working for an organisation outside of the ones they are aiming to build for themselves...

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