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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...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:09 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The Men and Mental Health-conference, which was held last week Saturday by the non-profit Will to Live Jamaica Foundation, catered equally to both sexes despite its initial target audience and aimed to unearth the causes of depression, suicide and...

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

SUNNING HILL, St Thomas: In the rural community of Sunning Hill, St Thomas, lives a talented 25-year-old who is anxiously awaiting a new day when the fruits of his labour will be displayed on local and international shelves, feeding the eyes of...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Steadfast on the journey to improve the vocabulary and reading skills of infants in eastern St Thomas and at the same time building their self-confidence, the St Thomas Parish Library in Morant Bay, in association with the Cheswick Branch Library...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:15 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It was a long trek down a somewhat lonely road, which led to the new venue of the inaugural St Thomas Heritage and Poetry Festival at My Beach, in Prospect in the parish, on Sunday. The event, which was initially slated to be held at the popular...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Nothing says ‘appealing’ like young men clothed in salvation and waving the banner of Jesus high for all to see. In a world where gangsters are glorified and youths find more pleasure in ‘flossing’ and ‘braffing’, those who chose to boldly walk...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Publicly scorned and treated as less than human by nurses, government workers certified to care for and exercise empathy towards the sick, Nacia Davis, who had been diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) some two years earlier, knew...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:22 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Wisdom comes through experience, and Carlton Stewart understands fully the terrors of the have-nots, having had what he referred to as a personal encounter with poverty. It is for this reason, especially, that he went on to establish the Live To...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:23 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Having executed some groundbreaking work with the Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), which is now being implemented by the Mona Office for Research and Innovation, climate data...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

YALLAHS, St Thomas: Known for his delectable pan chicken, efficient service and notable sanitisation, ‘Bogle’ or, for some, ‘Rasta’, is one of the most sought-after chicken vendors in the popular jerk centre in Yallahs, St Thomas. The proud man...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

PROSPECT, St Thomas:Service before self may seem an unfair request to many, but to Shanese Watson, high achiever and philanthropist of Prospect, St Thomas, the mission is greater than the 'me'.Having realised that literacy and unemployment were the...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

MORANT BAY, St Thomas:At least one councillor in the St Thomas Municipal Corporation has responded with stark objection to the announcement that yet another sum of money is to be slashed from the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project, which...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Having followed all the rules outlined by society to ensure success, Travis Burke of Prospect, St Thomas, was left a bit discouraged when he was unable to land a job in his field of study.The young man had completed high school and enrolled at the...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Previously, Clatin Williams spoke about the importance of knowing your child's love language, a mechanism that has been helping him to maintain a healthy relationship with his now eight-year-old son.In addition to unconditional love, Williams told...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

What began as only an item on her vision board has come to pass and Shanique Shand can now enjoy the satisfaction of being referred to as a published author.Like many children who weren't extroverts, Shand found pleasure and release in sharing her...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Fresh down the aisle and still celebrating a union bound by God, the relationship between Christopher and Amoy Lawrence is a testament to other Christians that God sponsors what He supports.When the two received the holy confirmation that they were...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

SEAFORTH, St Thomas:Whosoever said that the best teachers teach from the heart not the book must have known Caroline Victoria Miles, visual-arts instructor at Seaforth High School in St Thomas.With some 26 years of experience and excellence in...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

PROSPECT, St Thomas:Steadfast on the journey to becoming one of possibly three palaeoclimatologists in Jamaica, taking into account his lecturer and one other classmate, is Kadane Coates of Prospect in St Thomas.The 25-year-old explained that...

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