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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...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

BATH, St Thomas:Addressing the recent news that one of the parish's few remaining major factories, Serge Island Dairies, is to be closed, the St Thomas Festival Queen 2018 Shameika Harris shared concerns that the livelihood of many will be at risk....

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The University of the West Indies' (UWI) oldest campus at Mona in St Andrew is now under new leadership.After almost five years at the helm, Professor Archibald McDonald yesterday made way for Professor Dale Webber as the new campus principal....

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) councillors in the St Thomas Municipal Corporation on Tuesday hit a roadblock in their attempt to remove newly appointed Mayor of Morant Bay Michael Hue. Hue was appointed last week, following the sudden...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-one year-old Odaine Keyes, the St Thomas man charged with the Boxing Day 2016 murder of his girlfriend in Arcadia has pleaded guilty. He is to be sentenced in the St Thomas Circuit Court on March 21. Keyes' girlfriend...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The two people charged in connection with the murders of Jamaican-Canadian couple Melbourne and Etta Flake in Retreat, St Thomas were further remanded when they appeared in court Monday. Twenty-five-year-old Fabian Skervin and...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Councillors in the St Thomas Municipal Corporation are raising concern about the increase in murders in the parish and the ability of the police to respond. Speaking at yesterday's monthly meeting of the corporation, councillor for the...

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

"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."- Matthew 6:33Love is a beautiful thing, especially when done the godly way.The story of affection shared between AndrÈ Taylor and Jody-Ann...

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

If God really gives His hardest battles to His strongest soldiers, as they say, then Anna-Kay Clayton is nothing short of a lieutenant.Having surmounted financial hurdles and conflict at home to earn good Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate...

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