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Stories by Shanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:07 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Trudiann Livingston* is concerned about her son, Gregory. The 30-odd-year-old shared that her only child has been performing socially and academically at a substandard level, which she believes could have been avoided if these challenges were...

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Countless calls for the Negro River in St Thomas to be properly trained have seemingly fallen on deaf ears. The river flows through several communities, posing grave threat, especially to residents of Old Road and Danvers Pen, when it is in spate...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Seaforth in St Thomas are appealing to the authorities to action promises of river-training works to be carried out at the Johnson and Negro rivers in the parish. They fear that if this is not done immediately, then the 2021 hurricane...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A St Thomas mom is fearing the worst after her son, a cab driver, has been missing for nearly two weeks without any substantive leads. “As a mother, I just feel like somebody kill him because I am nervous in my stomach … . I just feel like they...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:13 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Considered dead by many doctors within the first few moments after her birth, Ashanti Stewart of Springfield in St Thomas has been on a mission to maximise on her miracle. The now 18-year-old Morant Bay High School (MBHS) student, who recently...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Tempers flared in Old Pera, St Thomas, yesterday as residents defended what they described as their right to utilise the disputed island, which was reportedly captured by leisure entrepreneurs who set up a camp site that generated revenue for the...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Parents are being encouraged to support their children with special needs by maintaining their regime as best as possible. Routines are a grounding force for many children, and those living with special needs, especially, become very attached to a...

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...

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