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Stories by Rasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:13 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Construction, agri-culture and home-improvement outfit Hardware...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Eight-year-old Allesha Lawson was a picture of confidence as she recited a poem at the hand over of 26 tablets at the Gregory Park Primary School in St Catherine on Wednesday. She was one of the recipients under the ‘One Laptop or Tablet per Child...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:04 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A female pastor has expressed outrage at the sexual assault of two churchwomen in the full view of their mother and called for the Christian community to mount a prayerful war against criminals. Pastor Marlene Martin of the Faith Community Churches...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Funeral directors came in for sharp criticism at last Thursday’s meeting of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation as the health authorities accused them of being negligent in the fight against COVID-19. St Catherine Chief Public Health Inspector...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:58 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The St Catherine mother whose three-year-old child was seen on a viral video smoking and appearing to drink alchohol has been sentenced to community service. Alecia Fogah, 24, had pleaded guilty to neglect charges in October 2020. She was sentenced...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:19 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies, Mona, student Joel James has added his voice to calls for the authorities to make farming more attractive to the youth. The St Jago High School past student, who hails from Magil Palms in St Catherine, was among five...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

National footballer Corey Burke, who is facing charges of assaulting a constable, is to appear in the St Catherine Parish Court today, where his case is set for mention. On Tuesday, when his matter was called, the absence of a case file irked...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Facing a triple threat of lack of employment, no water and the general ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on several areas of life, the residents of Planters Hall and its environs in St Catherine are at their wits’ end. “We have to buy water at $...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A veteran farmer in St Catherine has called for structural reform and increased capital investment in the agriculture sector to harvest greater revenue and export potential. Leroy Delahaye has posited that the haphazard framework of the farming...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Born on January 9, 1919, in Content Gap, St Andrew, Doris Walker was a picture of joy as she celebrated her 102nd birthday with family members and well-wishers in Portmore, St Catherine, recently. As her children, grandchildren, and great-...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Although Paul Calvin Brown has been blind since he was 16 years old, he is still blessed with vision to make an honest living as an avid salesman, inspiring people with his entrepreneurial spirit. The Gleaner caught up with the walking salesman as...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A team of police personnel and charitable assistants brought holiday cheer to the homeless in Kingston and Spanish Town, delivering warm meals to the needy on Christmas Day. Led by Detective Constable O’Keefe Robinson and Constable Lushane Thompson...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine Chief Public Health Inspector Grayson Hutchinson is warning the public to be vigilant when purchasing meats, so they are not sold products from unregistered slaughterhouses. He said that, despite the parish having 48 registered...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The surge in violent crime plaguing the St Catherine North Police Division is having a crippling effect on business growth and heightening concern about public safety, especially in Bog Walk. This disclosure was made by councillor Peter Abrahams of...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A St Catherine man was freed of three counts of extortion in the Westmoreland Parish Court on December 10, after clearing an identification parade. The accused is Almond Burke, 30, a labourer of Eltham Park in Spanish Town, St Catherine. When the...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:22 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Six-year-old Alia Walker beamed with joy as she put her hands on her new tablet as the charity sparked by a viral Gleaner video stirred corporate Jamaica to assist the daughter of a blind couple who have stolen the hearts of readers and viewers for...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Three Clarendon residents were freed in the Clarendon Circuit Court of gun-related charges following a successful no-case submission by their legal team. The accused are Andre Hinds, 34; Raymond Walker, 23; and Andrea Chalmer, 41, of May Pen,...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2020 | 8:29 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

ONE MILLION dollars. That’s the mind-boggling estimate small farmer Dahlia Nugent-Griffiths has put on the loss of 20 head of goats to thieves who have plundered her herd this year. They made their assault on November 27. Nugent-Griffiths’ story...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:22 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Health and Wellness will be ramping up its coronavirus awareness campaign across St Catherine over the next 10 days amid fears of a Christmas and New Year spike from mass gathering over the holiday shopping period The sensitisation...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 10:01 PMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

An 81 year-old grandmother and her two grandchildren were murdered in Tryall Heights, Spanish Town, St Catherine this afternoon.  The Gleaner understands that gunmen barged into the home of the senior citizen, Iciline McFarlane, ...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:03 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has stressed that the Government remains convinced that mask-wearing is an essential strategy to help curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus despite differing opinions on the matter. Speaking...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:11 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Former local government representative in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, Barrington Bailey, is to be sentenced on Friday for breaches of the Firearms Act. Bailey, the Jamaica Labour Party councillor in the Ensom City division from 2012 to...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Glenmuir High School student Rayonna Knight was all smiles as she knocked elbows with businessman Wayne Henry while receiving a cheque valued over $22,000 in Old Harbour, St Catherine. “I am very thankful for this assistance that...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Ten years on, Avril Leachman laments that government authorities, across multiple political administrations, have failed to fix a breakaway that has left residents of Bellfield, St Catherine, feeling like forgotten people. Leachman remembers the...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A St Catherine woman has pleaded guilty to the charge of child endangerment after her three-year-old son was observed in a viral video smoking a cigarette and drinking what appeared to be alcohol. The mother, whose name is being withheld by The...

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