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Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: THE 64TH staging of the Denbigh Industrial and Food Show, scheduled to run from July 31 to August 1, will showcase two new features that are expected to add to the overall quality of the event. Norman Grant, chairman of...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2016 | 9:34 AMRuddy Mathison

Eleven contestants will compete for the coveted Miss St Catherine Festival Queen title at the annual coronation show scheduled for Sunday at the Spanish Town Primary School auditorium.The contestants were presented at a mayoral reception and sashing...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 5:00 PMRuddy Mathison

A predawn operation yesterday by the security forces in McCooks Pen, Spanish Town, netted a number of high-powered weapons, small arms, and more than 200 rounds of ammunition.The St Catherine North Police seized eight firearms, including an M16, two...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

In an era when many believe that the church has a critical role to play in bringing about spiritual and moral awakening, many church leaders are now focusing on community-outreach initiatives aimed at achieving these objectives.The Worship Centre,...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The tragic moment occurred when the minivan she was travelling in crashed in Fern Gully, less than 15 minutes from her destination."We were going to Mystic Mountain to have fun. As I speak to you I am just picturing the van making a sound and we...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The theft of livestock by criminal elements in the Kitson Town area of St Catherine has become a common occurrence to the point where affected individuals don't even bother to report these crimes anymore.Small livestock farmers in the community told...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Less than a week after The Sunday Gleaner turned the spotlight on the dust bowl that should be the long-promised Climate Change Park in Portmore, St Catherine, word has come that work is to begin in earnest by the end of this month.Acting mayor for...

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2016 | 11:15 AMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:Common law relationships where couples live together without making the ultimate commitment of getting married is a practice that a many people have indulged in for hundreds of years.Countless couples who are involved in...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 12:48 PMRuddy Mathison

BOG WALK, St Catherine:The grounds of the Power of Faith Ministries in Bog Walk, St Catherine was the scene of a number of activities recently, as scores of persons converged on the venue to be first in line to access free medical and dental care,...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The concept of marriage and sex in Islam has often been distorted by some sectors of Islam who want to put their own interpretation on the established teachings afforded by Allah (God).According to Amir Lal khan Malik, national president of the...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at, Iman Lal Khan Malik is encouraging local members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community to take part in the democratic process of electing a government.Speaking against the background of whether Muslims...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Food and dry-goods vendors in Linstead, St Catherine, are refusing to use the newly refurbished Linstead Market, citing the lack of proper facilities and inadequate security as major factors behind their decision.The vendors say that the lack of...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison, Gleaner Writer

  The People's National Party (PNP) Administration has signalled that there will be no vote on the buggery law in Parliament any time soon. Finance and planning minister, Dr Peter Phillips says before any vote on the matter,...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

As the town of Linstead in St Catherine grapples with a growing population, the issue of congestion has brought into focus the state of the newly renovated market and the new transportation centre.Street vending and the loading of public transport...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 2:27 PMRuddy Mathison

Recognising its vulnerability to mosquito-borne viruses, the Portmore municipality has taken steps to eradicate the mosquito breeding sites of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito - carrier of dengue fever, Chik-V and the Zika virus - from the Portmore...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 11:23 AMRuddy Mathison

The JosÈ Marti Technical High School Past Students' Association, in celebrating the school's 39 years of existence, recognised present students who are top achievers, awarding them with scholarships amounting to $150,000.The awards ceremony took...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 2:38 PMRuddy Mathison

For some aspiring Christians, the struggles to maintain a life pleasing to God is an ongoing one that can only be sustained by living a spirit-filled life guided by the oracles of Christ, revealed in His teachings.For some pastors, the issue of...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:For the last two weeks, a number of garages in St Catherine have been repairing a number of motor vehicles with fuel pump and injector problems.According to garage owners, the contributing factor has to do with the use of...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 9:13 AMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: The Old Capital Spanish Town is getting a noticeable facelift. Workers for the last week have been cleaning drains, planting flowers along some of the major thoroughfares in around the town in an effort to...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 10:25 AMRuddy Mathison

JERICHO, St Catherine:Most if not all religious denominations, in addition to catering to the soul of man are emphasising reaching out to communities in humanistic ways, feeding and clothing the needy as well as catering to other social needs....

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

JERICHO, St Catherine:Despite experiencing sacrilege resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from the Jericho Baptist Church in Linstead, Pastor Reverend Valentine Wallace is looking to brighter days."This is the...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 12:54 PMRuddy Mathison

Evangelist John Martin a Seventh-day Adventist minister residing in Meadowsvale in Gregory Park, Portmore, is rejoicing, after acknowledging that if it was not for doing the work of God, he could very well be seriously injured or killed.Evangelist...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:16 PMRuddy Mathison

OLD HARBOUR, St Catherine:In an effort to increase the level of awareness among parents and guardians about the mechanisms in place to ensure the safety and protection of children, the South East Region of the Child Development Agency (CDA) held its...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 8:10 AMRuddy Mathison

Religious tolerance haseluded communities for many years and, according to Umair Khan, missionary in charge of the St Catherine Admadiyya Muslim Jamaat Mosque, there is hardly any effort being made to bridge the gap between different religious...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 9:37 AMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: The St Jago High School Foundation in St Catherine has constructed and equipped with 30 pieces of equipment a state-of-the-art gym at the school in Spanish Town. Done in an effort to strengthen and...

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