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Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:As a district constable serving in the Jamaica Constabulary Force for the last 20 years, Cashmine Warren has found her Christian faith to be of great value throughout both her professional career and private life.Warren stopped...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 2:03 PMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:As a serving pastor and the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Community Safety and Security, Bishop Dr Gary Welsh firmly believes that his enduring faith in Christ makes him a better policeman.Speaking recently at a...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Ex-fireman Philson Pryce may have retired 11 years ago, but he's determined to remain active, and was recently honoured by the St Mary chapter of the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) for the continuous support and...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:In a bid to reduce truancy and ensure that students are unable to loiter on their way to and from school, the police have announced plans to occupy all transport centres during weekday peak hours.Speaking last week at a Safe...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

CASTLETON, St Mary:According to Matthew 6:24, it is impossible for a man to serve two masters, but the officer in charge of Castleton Police Station in St Mary, Sergeant Christopher Ward, appears to be managing the task quite well.As the First Elder...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:As one of the most respected and longest-serving ministers in St Mary, Reverend Kermitt Jones has been shocked by the wave of violent crime afflicting the parish in recent times.With more than two months of the years still...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

JACK'S RIVER, St Mary:As general manager of the Taino Heritage Camp (THC) in Jacks River, St Mary, Jenna Gregory-Archer spends her time coordinating educational tours to help students and corporate groups explore and understand Jamaica's brilliant,...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Studying while simultaneously holding down a full-time job is never easy, but for hardworking mother Jody-Ann Pryce, the struggle became infinitely more difficult after her partner passed away two years ago.In addition to looking after her six-year-...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Sergeant Rochell McGibbon grew up in a Rastafarian household in Maxfield Avenue in Kingston, but converted to Christianity in 2009, and was baptised two years ago.As the police officer in charge of the Community Safety and Security (CSS) Branch in...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 9:46 AMOrantes Moore

JEFFREY TOWN, St Mary:In the last three months, the typically tranquil district of Jeffrey Town, St Mary, has been the location of two fatal shootings and according to the Social Development Commission (SDC) representative for the area, the only way...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

TOWER ISLE, St Mary:Police officers and health-care professionals from St Ann, St Mary, and Portland have called on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to introduce a staff mental health training course following the success of a pilot scheme...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2016 | 9:46 AMOrantes Moore

HIGHGATE, St Mary:Students and staff at St Mary High School in Highgate, St Mary, celebrated Monday nigh after a US charity, dedicated to regenerating Highgate, donated 48 laptops to help upgrade the school's computer room.Speaking after a handover...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:On Monday, at an event in Annotto Bay, St Mary, to celebrate the launch of National Breastfeeding Week, three new mothers were asked to deliver testimonials to the 200-strong audience about what it's like to feed a baby...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:One mile west of St Mary's capital, Port Maria, is a small community with a fascinatingly colourful history, which nevertheless remains largely forgotten.The district of Castle Gordon is home to both a quaint little resort, the...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Every year, the charitable arm of Couples Resorts, the Issa Trust Foundation (ITF), invites United States volunteers to Jamaica to deliver free health care services to children in and around the areas where the hotels are based.The New Testament...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ORACABESSA, St Mary:Greater emphasis should be placed on educating parents and adults about how to protect children from sexual predators, the wife of the governor general posited earlier this week.According to Lady Allen, who was speaking in...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:Dozens of local residents, including politicians, business leaders, police personnel, and schoolchildren marched through the town of Annotto Bay in St Mary on Tuesday in a bid to reduce violent crime following the fatal shooting...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 11:08 AMOrantes Moore

Lack of transparency and reluctance to tackle controversial internal issues are two of the most concerning problems facing the modern Church, one of St Mary's youngest religious leaders claimed last week.According to Kingston-born pastor, Ryan...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

The son of a man who was killed during a triple murder in Annotto Bay, St Mary, yesterday, says he is stunned by the killing.Speaking yesterday from outside the crime scene, Aubyn Pryce said he had no idea what the motive for the brutal killing...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:At least two Biblical texts, Lamentations 3:40 and 2 Corinthians 13:5, encourage the reader to examine, question, and get to know themselves, and according to St Mary-based preacher and author the Reverend Leo Hall, introspection...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Necromancy and witchcraft are huge problems in St Mary, which prevents many people from developing a stronger bond with the Creator, one of the parish's youngest ministers has claimed. Speaking earlier this week, Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Pastor...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Construction of a $5-million structure to temporarily house the Port Maria Health Centre inSt Mary began last week, and according to the local health service's parish manager, Nadia Nunes, the new building is set to drastically...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2016 | 10:49 AMOrantes Moore

RETREAT, St Mary:Back in February, when St Mary's youth mayor, Fredrina Sequira, appeared in The Gleaner declaring a desire to open a homework centre for young people in Retreat, St Mary, the plucky teenager had no idea it would take less than six...

Published:Monday | August 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

A shortage of experienced teachers and helping parents adjust to the Government's new policies surrounding non-obligatory contributions are just some of the challenges principals and teachers at St Mary High School face as they prepare for another...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ORACABESSA, St Mary:According to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, at various times during discussions with His disciples, Jesus posed the question: 'For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul'?...

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