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Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:21 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

OWNERS OF the Cow Bay Seafood Restaurant and Bar in Albion, St Thomas, have big hopes for the shoreline on which they operate. These plans, according to them, will see to the advancement of the community and its environs. Speaking with The...

Published:Monday | April 26, 2021 | 12:16 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Seprod Group CEO Richard Pandohie has raised concerns about what he referred to as an escalation in the incidence of cane arson in St Thomas over the last two years. His concerns follow last week’s fiery destruction of more than 100 acres of sugar...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:19 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Retired parliamentarian Pearnel Charles Sr and residents of a St Thomas community are embroiled in a feud that has exploded with claims that vengeful arsonists destroyed 500 acres of sugar cane on his property. The dispute centres on a small island...

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

A 14-year-old girl, who is suspected to have ran away from her Cottage Pen home in St Thomas, has left her mother, Maria Bryan, in a state of anxiety. The mother of three told The Gleaner that she has not been able to sleep or eat since Tuesday,...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2021 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Principal of Yallahs High School in St Thomas, Mark Malabver, is raising concerns over the Government’s recent decision to continue the suspension of face-to-face classes. In an update to the Disaster Risk Management Act, Prime Minister Andrew...

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

Viola Scott and her husband, Stanley, have been married for more than 60 years. The couple, who live in Sunning Hill, St Thomas, have weathered many storms together, including hurricanes, floods, and recessions. No stranger to disaster, the 80-...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:19 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A resident of Beach Road in Prospect, St Thomas, Steve Bryan, is at his wits’ end as a 20-year-old sewage problem which directly impacts his home continues to wreak havoc in his life. The waste is reportedly being released from the Prospect Sewage...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Despite the initial fear of contracting COVID-19 and the dreaded stigma that plagued their communities following state-ordered lockdowns last year, many residents of York and Bamboo River in St Thomas are adamant that they will not be taking the...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Community members of Seaforth in St Thomas are alleging that there is foul play surrounding the death of a mechanic in the area while undergoing treatment for burns to his entire body, following an explosion at his home-based garage. At the time of...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:22 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Just over a third of the complement of nurses at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Morant Bay, St Thomas, have so far registered to be immunised against COVID-19 as Jamaica kicked off its vaccination drive across the island yesterday. Other...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:23 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

She was a victim at the hands of father figures and a mother who chose to look the other way. But Shawnafi Dynesen, a native of Bath, St Thomas, has turned a history of pain into a road map of redemption and strength. The 42-year-old, who now lives...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Comfortably perched on what seemed like a retaining wall, Martin Miller, a resident of Swamp Road in St Thomas, idly watched as another man gathered large rocks from the banks of Montecot River, which flows through the small community. Just weeks...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:17 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Members of a Rastafarian faith group have lambasted the narcotics police for destroying a half-acre plantation of ganja that was allegedly being used for sacramental purposes. Royan Harris, member of the Ethiopian African Black International...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:57 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Work on the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP) resumed yesterday after a five-day suspension triggered by an extortion threat made last Friday. The threat, which was made anonymously via a handwritten note, called for biweekly...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:03 PMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The violence a teenager meted out on a young child made headlines last year and the now 17-year-old has been sentenced. Many times after the initial shock and disgust the public feels when we read of these horrors wears off, we forget the victims...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:30 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The family of a then six-year-old boy who was chopped multiple times and whose penis was dismembered by a teen in August 2019 is appealing for emotional help and protection from the taunts of residents that are pushing the victim over the edge. The...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:19 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A STIGMA reportedly surrounding the Yallahs High School, St Thomas, after a student tested positive for COVID-19 has left at least one parent fuming. The news, which forced the institution to suspend face-to-face classes for the rest of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Passion for children has spurred Edwinna Nelson-Thomas to open the doors of her home to a host of happy feet in Logwood, St Thomas. The 58-year-old, who has been lauded for her kindness, currently cares for approximately 10 children during the days...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

At least two principals in St Thomas who have opened their doors for the resumption of face-to-face classes have raised concerns about a percentage of students who have not been engaged since the closure of schools in March 2020. These students,...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

ADDING A mask and a bottle of sanitiser to his yearly rounds, Ricardo ‘Mr Volunteer’ Burke will be braving the unpredictability of the pandemic to ensure some 200 of the displaced population receive a warm dinner on Christmas Day. While the 34-year...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A weekend fire stole Christmas joy for Takay Reid of Dumfries in St Thomas, depriving the business owner of her livelihood. In addition to her salon and equipment being torched, the professional nail technician lost an adjoining space she rented...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Norris in St Thomas are voicing their frustration with the inconsistent or negligible supply of water to the eastern Jamaica community, a grouse they say dates back more than 20 years. They say they have not been benefiting from a...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:18 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Commuters travelling from Kingston to St Thomas are raising concerns about what they describe as an unauthorised hike in taxi fares. Sharing that they are being forced to pay 20 per cent more in travel costs, the commuters say that they are being...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:18 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

As heavy rains associated with Hurricane Eta continue to wreak havoc in the eastern parish of St Thomas, concerns about life and property are being raised by residents of several affected areas. The residents are calling on the National Works...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Rain clouds bring worry for residents of Bachelor’s Hall in St Thomas. While persons travelling to between Hordley Crossing and Bath or on the Golden Grove to Hordley main road may get nervous, fearing the road will become impassable if the...

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