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Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

YALLAHS, St Thomas: Miners in St Thomas are expected to be called to a meeting with the Ministry of Transport and Mining following a letter written by residents who say they are unable to use the Yallahs River for domestic purposes. The letter,...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has said that there is no longer a need for the highly controversial section of the Criminal Justice (Administration) Act which prohibits the photographing or sketching of prisoners in the court or within its confines...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Councillor of the Seaforth division in St Thomas Joan Spencer is raising concerns about what she has referred to as an urgent need for river training in her area. Speaking with The Gleaner, she said that the Johnson River, which runs into the...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:22 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The United Nations (UN) set out on a mission last year to unearth 17 of the world’s greatest young change makers, innovators and groundbreakers who are expected to drive the success of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:18 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Having been operating in the office of youth minister and parish director with the responsibility to serve the ministry of some 38 churches in the east division of St. Catherine, Erraldo Budhan of the Life Centre Tabernacle Church of God of...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

St Thomas has made its stamp on the selection of this year’s Chevening Scholarship, as three parish members are among the cohort of intellectuals who will be studying in the United Kingdom come September. They are 24-year-old Georgette Graham, 29-...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“Every successful business/company is centred on its ‘why’. But the mediocre ones put the ‘why’ last, while it should be placed at the top,” explained three-time author, Shaniese Laylor-Bogle, who recently released her guide called The Power of Why...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Rising like a phoenix from the ashes, the Visual Arts Department at Seaforth High School in St Thomas, which was completely destroyed by fire in May, is now boasting a 100 per cent pass result in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Examination...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A psychiatric evaluation and a social enquiry report have been ordered for the 16-year-old boy accused of slashing a six-year-old boy in his face and cutting off his penis on August 3 in White Horses, St Thomas. The accused teen was charged this...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:09 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

White Horses, St Thomas: Residents of White Horses and surrounding environs in St Thomas will soon benefit from an agricultural project that according to its conceptualisers, will breed sustainable employment to members of the communities,...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:25 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With an ardent desire to be a driving force towards sustainable development within her parish and emancipating its citizens from mental slavery that is believed to have led to its downtrodden state, reigning festival queen for St Thomas, Drulissa...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A six-year-old boy has been hospitalised after he was stabbed multiple times and his penis dismembered allegedly by a 16-year-old boy in White Horses, St Thomas, last Friday. Reports are that late Friday evening, the six-year-old boy’s father...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Describing phase one of the True Vine Writers’ Camp as a manifestation of God’s power and awesomeness, founder Colleen Cohen told Family...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:12 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

An obvious segregation among the various churches has encouraged worship leader and youth coordinator, Venisa Morgan-Webster, to conceptualise an initiative which, she believes, will foster some level of togetherness among the institutions. The St...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:21 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Lyssons, St Thomas: A St Thomas family is now hurting following the confirmation of their worst fears yesterday afternoon as the body of 12-year-old Oshane Crawford of Dumfries in the parish was fished from the Lyssons Beach after he disappeared on...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:09 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has urged residents of St Thomas who will utilise the Morant Bay urban centre to respect and care for the facilities as they conduct their business. The long-planned integrated business complex that is spearheaded by...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Pig farming may be deemed a dirty business, but Natacia Armstrong of Yallahs, St Thomas, knows there is no prejudice in making money. The 24-year-old told The Gleaner that she got started back in December 2012 when her sister introduced her to the...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It was Labour Day, and various groups in communities across the island could be seen performing clean-up or rehabilitation activities in their area. Likewise taking on the demands of the day was the Port Morant Community Development Committee (CDC...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:15 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

What began as one woman’s decision to seek solace and advice from other wives, who were possibly encountering similar challenges, has blossomed into a ministry which now helps a host of others. Datonya McLaren, founder and president of the all-...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” – John 10:16 Arguments surrounding which church or denomination is God’s chosen,...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Multiple income streams is the order of the day, and more and more millennials are raising their God-given rods to make way for a better future. There are 20-odd-year-olds getting involved in farming, opening businesses, and offering personal...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for Western St Thomas James Robertson has given the assurance that the actual construction of the long-promised Morant Bay to Cedar Valley leg of the South Coast Highway Improvement Project will begin in June. According to him...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

If health is truly the real wealth, then most residents of Seaforth and surrounding communities in St Thomas, who are served by the Seaforth Health Centre, not only have to wait long hours to be divinely blessed, but may also have to stand outside...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With continued hopes of transforming the municipality of Portmore in St Catherine into a more peaceful place where residents live well with, and enjoy the company of, each other, another staging of the Lef Wrong Do Right road march and ­prophetic...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:11 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Yallahs, St Thomas: With a conscious decision to exit her comfort zone and market her talent, Taleya McFarlane of Yallahs, St Thomas, boldly launched her first cushion collection with a red-and-white theme for Valentine’s Day in February. She...

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