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Stories by Rasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

With more than 30 districts and some 10,000 residents to serve, police personnel at the Glengoffe Police Station in St Catherine have been suffering with unsanitary conditions and structural deficiencies. The building, which was built in the early...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The tattered clothing and the stench that emanated from Stafford Malcolm is a far cry from better days when he was employed to one of Jamaica’s largest commercial banks. Malcolm now lives under a culvert in the rural township of Glengoffe district...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

While many have commended the Government for its recent adjustments in the Disaster Risk Management Act, the operator of a funeral home is asking for leniency. Peter Perry, the managing director of Perry’s Funeral Home in Spanish Town, St Catherine...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The pothole-riddled roads throughout the Charlemont Housing Scheme in northwest St Catherine have fuelled the wrath of residents, who have spearheaded a petition to get the Government’s attention. “We sent a petition with over 200 signatures to...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

When Leslie Lewis got a call about his cousins yesterday, he thought he would have been reminded to transport one of them to Kingston as planned. He was stunned to discover he would be visiting a murder scene as 69-year-old Christine Lewis, a...

Published:Tuesday | November 2, 2021 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Springfield district in Guy’s Hill, St Catherine, have called for the addition of a homework centre to complement the work of its community club. Lynworth Brown, president of the organisation, said that stakeholders would be able to...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2021 | 12:18 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine West Central Member of Parliament Dr Christopher Tufton said that the $73-million Green Acres Police Station is on the verge of being open. Tufton told The Gleaner that documentation relating to the supplies of utilities has been...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2021 | 2:13 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

For more than 40 years, whenever there is a forecast of rain, residents of Hoose Avenue in Monticello worry about the double dilemma of improper drainage. Residents of the St Catherine community said the avenue needs urgent attention as their...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2021 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Nickiesha Myers smiled broadly as she basked in appreciation of the spanking new accommodation that her children can call home, sweet home. The outpouring of support came in response to an August 5, 2021, Gleaner report on the dire conditions under...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Twenty students drawn from five primary schools in St Catherine were awarded equal shares of a donation of $200,000 from the Beecher Foundation on October 2. The awards of $10,000, along with a medal and copy of the Bible, was in recognition for...

Published:Monday | October 4, 2021 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Residents along Milton Place and South Parade in Portsmouth, Portmore, can hardly catch a breath of fresh air. The source of their angst is overflowing sewage from two manholes that has left a terrible smell – and stigma – hanging over the...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:41 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Ina Rankine would have turned 100 on December 4. But a mysterious fire on September 22 dashed hopes of a centenary celebration for the elderly woman who died in her home on Old Road in Kitson Town, St Catherine. Rankine, who was alone at the time...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

It was the maternal connection between a goat and its young that assisted residents of a St Catherine community to nab suspected goat thieves. Three men were arrested and a motor car seized by the Guanaboa Vale police in an incident in Bendon...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Almost two dozen detainees were taken into custody on Tuesday as the St Catherine North police stepped up security operations in the division with snap raids in crime hotspots, including Lakes Pen, Ellerslie Pen, Tawes Pen, and Spanish Town proper...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

When Glenroy Brown took his 75-year-old mother, Anita Brown, to be vaccinated against COVID-19 last Friday, he believed he had given her insurance against severe illness and death and had already started making arrangements for her to get the...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Health officials in St Catherine have reported being heartened by the pace of student vaccinations across the central Jamaica parish, pledging to ramp up their campaign in densely populated urban communities. Schools have become key launching pads...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Primary Exit Profile (PEP) high achiever Andriel Whonder of Kitson Town Primary School in St Catherine exuded pride and determination as he and three other students were honoured on September 2. “It feels good to be awarded. It was as a result of...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

For 20 years, Eugene Grandison has operated Farmers Jerk Centre, Restaurant and Bar in Old Harbour, churning out a platter of tasty dishes in the bustling St Catherine township. But constant coronavirus curfews and lockdowns since April 2020 have...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Spring Village, St Catherine, resident, Audrey Richards Malcolm, continues to be haunted by memories of flooding. “It’s constant flooding fi wi,” Malcolm said. “From the road fixed, we have been getting flood out, as the surface gets higher than...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The health hazard from raw sewage flowing from the Cherry Gardens treatment plant in Kitson Town, St Catherine, continues to cause concerns for residents. The pungent odour of the sewage, which has been flowing across the Mary’s Field road for...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Late police Corporal Devon Thomas has been lauded as a faithful crime-fighter who gave yeoman service to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Thomas, 50, was murdered at a bar in Mona Common, St Andrew, in July. He was praised by mourners as a...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

THE HISTORIC community of Sligoville in north central St Catherine is longing for ‘Emancipendence’ celebrations which have been the way of life until the COVID-19 pandemic halted festivities. When The Gleaner visited the rural community last week...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:34 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Nekeisha Myers didn’t graduate from high school. She has no qualifications. Not even a stove to cook for her family. What she does have are five children in the single-parent household - with the father of at least three of the kids reportedly...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The more-than-two-decade wait for promised changes to regulate the operations of funeral parlours has irked registered members of the industry. Telbert Roberts, public relations officer of the Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

It’s been 10 years since the Gorge Inn Restaurant, along Main Street in Bog Walk, St Catherine, opened its doors. And it still holds its reputation for great-tasting and affordable dishes. According to proprietor Oral Clarke, despite the downturn...

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