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Stories by Ruddy Mathison

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Dr Christopher Tufton is playing it coy, refusing to say much until he is officially installed as the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) standard-bearer in West Central St Catherine, but senior party insiders say it is a done deal, and for several...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 3:39 PMRuddy Mathison

There are many persons who have dedicated their lives to helping others, changing lives and making a difference without desire for public recognition.Patricia Pennington, a wife, mother of four, and resident of Linstead in St Catherine has captured...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

A policeman attached to the Catherine North division escaped serious injuries when his motorcycle and a route taxi collided at the four-way intersection at St Johns Road, St Catherine this afternoon. The policeman was rushed to hospital a short...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison, Gleaner Writer

Many Christian denominations have a profound view of marriage that according to them, is defined by God from the inception of the world to be between a man and a woman.in recent times, however, the concept of civil unions, especially...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 10:55 AMRuddy Mathison

OLD HARBOUR, St Catherine:Hugh Reid, president of Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company, is urging Jamaicans to get involved in approved pension and retirement schemes that can only be beneficial to them when they reach the age of retirement."I find...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:15 PMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:Children's ministry is often not seen as an important asset to the Church. However, the Lighthouse Assembly of God in Spanish Town is cognisant of this reality and, for 15 years, has expanded its children's outreach...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 11:57 AMRuddy Mathison

linical Psychologist Patrice Whitehorne-Smith has said it is a well-known fact that the family is recognised as the basic unit of the society.According to her, society depends on the family for adequate rearing of children to learn moral values and...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:Amid the controversy over whether women should be on the pulpit, Pastor Yvonne Ekeoderu has distinguished herself as a woman on a mission to spread the word of God.A vocal defender of women preachers, this woman of God...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

In its continued drive to invest in education, UC Rusal Alumina Jamaica Limited (Windalco) recently awarded more than J$2.8 million in scholarships and bursaries to tertiary students.The award is part of the company's annual local scholarship...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 4:03 PMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:The St Catherine Parish Council is moving to establish more public cemeteries in the parish as it seeks to deal with the lack of space in the existing ones.Norman Scott, chairman of the council and mayor of Spanish Town,...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

BOG WALK, St Catherine:The Bog Walk Community Development Committee (CDC), in its quest to build better lives and sustainable communities, has embarked on an academic excellence programme aimed at recognising students in Bog Walk and adjoining...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2015 | 5:26 PMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:For many, the Mormons have been a misunderstood religion, but a closer examination of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has revealed that it has a lot in common with leading Christian denominations.In fact,...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 4:55 PMRuddy Mathison

A glimpse of the hereafterhe question of life after death has always agitated the minds of people belonging to all religions.The atheistic view totally denies the possibility of life after death. Christians, on the other hand, believe that Jesus is...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:While there are some who believe that the 'life after death' concept is a myth, it is largely embraced by the Christian community as a promise of the Messiah.Eminent Christian preacher Andrew Steele of the New Life...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 11:11 AMRuddy Mathison

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:For most students, the long summer holidays always afford them a consider-able amount of downtime, without some form of productive activity for these students to be engaged in, many will spend their time in ways that are...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Spanish Town a big problemThe St Catherine Parish Council says it is working with stakeholders to ensure that private properties are not used to shelter bus and taxi operators who are trying to evade user fees at the Spanish Town Transportation...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The tremendous work done by fathers in the lives of their families does not always go unheralded.The Church of the Holy Trinity Mothers' Union Christian Care for Families is ensuring that fathers are seen for their role as a central part of the...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

The National Festival Queen title has eluded the parish of St Catherine for 24 years. However, the 2015 St Catherine Festival Queen winner, Kameika Coleman, has pledged to bring this title to the parish this year.The 24-year-old graduate of the...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 10:42 AMRuddy Mathison

SOCIOLOGIST DR Orville Taylor has urged Jamaicans not to buy into the misguided notion that fathers are not involved in the lives of their children."I dare you to tell me of any community in Jamaica where the majority of households don't have a...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 7:02 AMRuddy Mathison

The task of parenting a child after a divorce demands a strong presence by both parents in the life of the child.Collington Powell, 42, principal at the Friendship Primary School in Spanish Town, St Catherine, was married for 11. That marriage...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 7:53 AMRuddy Mathison

Andrew Miller and Christine Johnson are engaged to be married soon. Both share one thing in common: They are the parents of four-year-old Alex Miller, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was three. Neither of them anticipated what it would...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

PORTMORE, St Catherine: Traditionally, evangelical churches placed emphasis on the saving of souls as their primary function.The idea that churches can be integrated into mainstream society and focus also on the social agenda of the communities in...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:Single fathers are often not highlighted because they are known to be the ones who quite often leave the responsibilities of raising children to mothers. However, Lloyd Prince has mastered the art of raising a child as a...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

OLD HARBOUR, St Catherine: AHMADIYYA MUSLIM Jama'at has said the rise of so called Islamic fundamentalism has given credence to a misconception about...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:EXCEPT FOR the two major projects in Spanish Town and Portmore, Labour Day activities in St Catherine started off with little or no enthusiasm on the part of citizens.The St Catherine parish project - the 3D project -...

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