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Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 11:41 AMRuddy Mathison

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:Chief Executive officer (CEO) at the Linstead Public Hospital, Camille Wallen-Panton, has revealed that the hospital is operating way beyond its designated capacity for the last 30 years.She, however, notes that this is about...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

PORTMORE, St Catherine:A crucial by-election for the Greater Portmore North Division of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, which is being contested by the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Ann Marie Lewis and the People's National Party's (PNP) Gary...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

BOG WALK, St Catherine:Five women, two in absentia, were honoured by the True United Sisters and Power of Faith Ministries in Bog Walk, St Catherine, for their outstanding contributions to education and religion over the last 45 years.The honourees...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid said the Government would be constructing five high schools across Jamaica over a five-year period, beginning in the2018-2019 financial year. One billion dollars is to be budgeted each year...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

In a spirit-filled praise and worship service, held at the Good News Open Bible Church in Old Harbour, St Catherine on Sunday, the RJRGLEANER Communications Group marked its final cross country church service under the theme, 'planning for the soul...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:50 PMRuddy Mathison

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:Four outstanding citizens of Linstead, St Catherine, were honoured by the community during the inaugural staging of 'Black Togetherness'.The award ceremony, held on Sunday at Rose Duncan Park in Linstead Square under the...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The St Catherine Chamber of Commerce is to renew its administrative structure in 2017 making it more relevant to the delivery of services to the business community in the parish. President of the chamber, Dennis Robotham said his organisation could...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 9:31 PMRuddy Mathison

Newly installed councillor for the Ensom City Division of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation George Moodie said that in addition to carrying out his regular function of advocating for community amenities, he will be taking steps to stem the...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:Despite earlier forecast by some residents of Linstead that this year's Christmas Eve Grand Market would not live up to its usual hype, thousands of people were out up to 2 a.m. Sunday carrying out last-minute shopping.The...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:The customary buzz associated with the annual Linstead grand market is expected to be absent this year.This as residents of Linstead say this year's grand market, scheduled for Saturday, December 24, will not seethe usual...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

In an emotional funeral at the March Pen Road Pentecostal Tabernacle in St Catherine, family members and well-wishers of five family members, whose charred bodies were taken from a dwelling on March Pen Road on October 9...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The St Catherine Joint Civic Affairs Committee today honoured veterans of the two world wars in a Remembrance Day ceremony held at the cenotaph in Spanish Town. Highlight of the ceremony was the laying of wreaths in honour of those who lost their...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Residents of Old Harbour Bay in St Catherine said yesterday they were ready to move to designated shelters as soon as the alarm is sounded.The residents told The Gleaner that they were monitoring reports about Hurricane Matthew.Joylette Davis said...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:Following an award of cash, trophies and medals to 32 students from St Catherine who are attending high schools and colleges early last month, five more students received similar awards during a church service, held at the...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

BOG WALK, St Catherine:Fourteen-year-old Brittney Williams of Jewpen district in Bog Walk St Catherine has proven that with hard work and dedication goals can be achieved.The St Hugh's High School third-form student achieved a distinction in...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Twenty-four-year-old paraplegic Surragee Whorms Jr of Daytona, Portmore, St Catherine, has received a wheelchair to assist with his mobility.The Sunday Gleaner highlighted Whorms' plight and acting Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas, accompanied by...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

More than 3,000 Jehovah's Witnesses attending last weekend's regional convention in Marlemont, St Catherine, were urged to prepare for the period of "loyal love, which will triumph over hatred".Held under the theme 'Remain Loyal to Jehovah', the...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

As the debate continues over the use of social media by Christians, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints has made its position clear on the issue, revealing that the church has done significant research and is very much in favour of...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Many religious experts believe that while the influence of traditional churches - Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Baptist - remains strong in many places, it is waning in others.According to rector of the St Thomas Ye Vale Anglican Church in Bog Walk...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

St Thomas Ye Vale Anglican Church in Bog Walk, St Catherine celebrated its 177 years of existence recently, by awarding some businesses, organisations and individuals for years of philanthropic and leadership services to the community.Established in...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 1:14 PMRuddy Mathison

True United Sisters, a non-profit organisation in Bog Walk, St Catherine, has initiated a three-week summer school programme aimed at benefiting students from the community.Founder Karen Sidu told Rural Xpress that the organisation's focus has been...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Christians carrying firearms has long been the subject of controversy. Some religious leaders are of the view that nothing is wrong with such a practice, whereas others contend that it is against scripture.The majority who oppose reference II...

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

KITSON TOWN, St Catherine:Renardo Wint is a source of inspiration to his community. Come next January, he will be moving on to study economics and accounting at the University of London, having been granted a four-year scholarship.Raised by a single...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The importance of fathers has triggered a new appeal from Family Life Advocate Dr Ronald Blake, for them to provide positive values for their families.Stating that most of the social problems in society can be solved if fathers are in the lives of...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

KITSON TOWN, St Catherine:Forty-one students from the Kitson Town All-Age School in St Catherine will be placed in various high schools throughout the parish at the start of the new school year in September.In accepting their school-leavers'...

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