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Stories by Rasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The 10,000 Men and Their Family Movement which started in Spanish Town, St Catherine, has expanded its reach to include the municipality of Portmore. Scores of residents turned out at the Portmore Climate Change Park in St Catherine Sunday for a...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

As part of Youth Month 2022, the National Youth Council of Jamaica and Paramount Trading have partnered to mentor 25 youths in entrepreneurship. The participants drawn from several communities and schools in North West St Catherine are desirous of...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Six-year-old Gabrielle Smith smiled as she accepted her certificate in language arts from teacher Sophia Thomas on November 16. She was one of the students who were awarded at the Portsmouth Primary School in St Catherine for excellence in...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The tasty novelty of stewed food offerings abound at the 16th staging of the Lauriston 4-H Club Festival on November 5. “It is clear that Stew is King here today. We realise that patrons are pleased, but surprised to witness the flexibility of...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2022 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Irvin Small, a justice of the peace (JP) and veteran educator of Guy’s Hill High School in St Catherine, is dead. He was 70. Small was principal of the 51-year-old institution from 2008 to 2012, when he retired from the classroom. The stalwart of...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol) multimillion-dollar fraud trial in which five people have been charged is set to continue on Monday, October 31. Those on trial are former employees Rayon Hamilton, Lawrence Pommels, Kimberly Nelson,...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Diverse Professionals in Portmore, St Catherine, in collaboration with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, recently organised a tree-planting exercise at Ascot High School. Lieutenant Governor for Division 23...

Published:Monday | October 24, 2022 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A judge in the St Catherine Circuit Court sentenced a 42-year-old woman to six years’ imprisonment after she pleaded guilty to throwing acid on a man. Justice Bertram Morrison imposed the sentence on October 21, and said that the attack was...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Dilapidated road conditions and the absence of piped water have stoked feelings of neglect among the residents of Barry district in St Catherine West Central.The Barry road is a corridor linking Point Hill, Bog Walk, Mendez, and Spanish Town, and...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE SPENDING more than $20 million to expand the capacity of Big Pond and improve the surrounding drainage, flooding remains a nightmare for residents in the community of the same name located in Bannister, St Catherine. When The Gleaner...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Bannister and surrounding communities in St Catherine are praying that the forecast torrential rain from a weather system set to affect the island this weekend will not result in the infamous Big Pond heaping another round of flooding...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Parl Road in Waterloo district, St Catherine, say they are plagued by perennial flooding whenever there is rainfall. Both business operators and residents in the eastern St Catherine community are lobbying for the authorities to...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

There are hopes for the full recovery of a one-year-old infant who was yesterday found in bushes in St Catherine with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen, close to the body of her deceased father, who is believed to have committed...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

THE FOUNDATION established to honour the memory of Captain Rejorn Campbell, who died in a horrific plane accident on May 3, 2018, has become a source of support for many persons who live in communities surrounding Linstead and Ewarton in St...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The Beecher Foundation has pledged to broaden its outreach programmes to include parenting workshops and seminars to improve child-rearing skills. The initiative, geared towards parents in St Catherine, is scheduled to get under way in November....

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A HOMELESS mother of three is pleading for assistance to recover from a fire that destroyed her house and belongings. Yvonne Thompson, whose Guy’s Hill, St Catherine, house was gutted by fire on August 8, said that it’s a day that she will never...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2022 | 6:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The water quality in the Rio Cobre has been declared suitable for domestic and other use more than a week after effluent contaminated the river, killing hundreds of fish. National Water Commission (NWC) field operations manager for St Catherine,...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE JAMAICA’S failure to improve its Tier Two human-trafficking ranking by the United States, the Holness administration says it is committed to stamping out the “egregious” crime. “It is very sad that our most vulnerable victims are the...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Four students from the Redwood Primary School in northeast St Catherine have been awarded scholarships courtesy of the Sky’s the Limit Foundation, a US-registered non-profit organisation founded by past student Rouje-K Wilson. The students are...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Natalie Garvey, member of parliament for St Catherine North Central, says the 2022 staging of Emancifest will have added significance. This year the organisers have partnered with the Ethiopian consul general and an Ethiopan Orthodox priest will...

Published:Monday | July 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Late councillor candidate, and chairman of Spanish Hospital Board Management, Omar Francis, was laid to rest on Saturday, July 17. It was clear that he made an indelible mark in the lives of many. “He was very caring and his death still hurts, we...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2022 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

AGRICULTURAL PIONEER and founder of St Jago Farm and Hardware Supplies Limited, O’Brien ‘OB’ Johnson, was showered with adulation at a service of memorial and prayer meeting held in his honour in Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Tuesday. The occasion...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Having crossed the threshold of 100 years last week, Theodore Brown has almost lost count of his blessings. Almost. As the family tree keeps on growing new shoots and deeper roots, he’s trying to keep track of all his descendants. The old sage had...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2022 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The Institute of Protective and Security Services (IPSS) in May Pen, Clarendon and Florida-based SC Protection and Security Agency have forged a relationship to strengthen security training. Both entities signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Pearnel Charles Jr said that the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine is critical to the development and delivery of the sector, and all the necessary support is required to allow it to achieve its potential...

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