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Published:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 10:55 AMOrantes Moore

BOSCOBEL, St Mary:For more than 20 years, childcare expert Valerie Anderson has served as part of the Vocational Bible School (VBS) leadership team at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Boscobel, St Mary.As leader of this year's VBS summer...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

MILE GULLY, St Mary:A group of commercially driven farmers from Mile Gully, St Mary, have revealed how the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 has helped them refocus, develop and enhance their local businesses.Speaking recently, the...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 9:59 AMOrantes Moore

With crime sweeping the island, it is perfectly natural and probably a good idea for conscientious individuals to seek solace in the scriptures to help strengthen their resolve.Accordingly, the curate at the St Cyprian's Anglican Church in Highgate...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

When compared to other religious organisations operating in the parish of St Mary, the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church appears to buck the trend by engaging and attracting a disproportionately large number of young members.According to beauty...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2016 | 9:16 AMOrantes Moore

PULL QUOTE: "The NCSC advocates for the rights of senior citizens and helps them address whatever issues they are having."About 500 senior citizens from across St Mary, Kingston, St Thomas and Portland came together last week for their Regional...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

According to Seventh-day Adventist youth leader Omar Marston, next week's annual Emancipation and Independence celebrations provide the perfect opportunity to reflect upon how the liberties many of our ancestors fought and died for are being...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Hundreds of schoolchildren are set to benefit from the return of popular charity show 'A St Mary Mi Come From', which takes place on Friday, August 5, at the Gray's Inn Sports Complex in Annotto Bay, St Mary.Along with other contributions to the...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:04 PMOrantes Moore

Pastor Dean Menzie resides in the community where he was born and raised Albion Mountain, St Mary. He however ministers at the Orange Bay Seventh Day Baptist Church in Portland.Although Menzie became a fully-fledged pastor in 2012, he has been...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

On Saturday, July 23, the Nurses' Association of Jamaica (NAJ), which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, will host the National Nurse and Nursing Student of the Year awards ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.The event...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Establishing an appropriate strategy to deal with homosexuality and other gender-based issues is likely to become the biggest challenge facing the church in Jamaica, president of the national Seventh Day Baptist (SDB) Conference of Churches, Devon...

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Having spent more than 14 years serving the people of St Mary, the medical officer in charge at Port Maria Hospital (PMH), Dr Maurice Sloley, is at present considering the benefits of retirement.Sloley, who is on pre-retirement...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

BOSCOBEL, St Mary:For almost 40 years, Luma and Maureen Medwinter have worked closely together, running a small, friendly roadside venue, L...

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

RIO NUEVO, St Mary:Over the past six years, avant-garde curator David Wilson has developed Rio Nuevo Village (RNV) in Rio Nuevo, St Mary, into one of the north coast's premier tourist attractions.The 30-acre estate, which includes one of the region'...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:While the programme to sensitise the public about the dangers of ZIKV seems to have been largely successful in St Mary, some of the parish's residents still believe that more could be done to reduce the...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ISLINGTON, St Mary:Since relocating from Montego Bay five months ago, it would be fair to say that the Principal at Hillside Primary and Infant School in Islington, St Mary, Elisea Spence, has experienced something of a culture shock.Having spent...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 2:43 PMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Children and staff at a basic school in St Mary celebrated earlier today after an American charity donated a brand new bathroom, refrigerator, and perimeter fence to help upgrade the popular learning facility.According to...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:For the last 50 years, Dennis Henry has been a minister for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in St Mary and presently operates as pastor for the organisation's churches in Highgate, Belfield, and Dover.As a...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2016 | 10:45 AMOrantes Moore

SCOTT'S HALL, St MARY:Following a discreet poll held just over a year ago, the Maroon community of Scott's Hall, St Mary, elected affable builder Rudolph Pink as their new colonel in a landslide victory.Pink, who lived in Britain for 16 years,...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Last weekend, hundreds of mourners travelled to the Boscobel United Church in Boscobel, St Mary, for the memorial of United States missionaries Harold Nichols and Randy Hentzel, who were murdered four weeks ago, just outside the parish capital, Port...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ORACABESSA, St Mary:As founder of the Operation Restoration Christian School (ORCS) in Trench Town, St Andrew, Lorna Archer Stanley spent more than 20 years delivering education and community-development programmes that helped rescue hundreds of...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

The killing of an unnamed woman in the Grant's Town area of St Mary on Sunday night was the 14th murder in the parish since the beginning of the year.According to statistics from the local police, reveal that while overall crime in the parish is...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2016 | 12:09 PMOrantes Moore

Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica Sylvain Fabi has praised a pioneering group of St Mary-based farmers for their endurance, ingenuity, and success in raising awareness about the dangers associated with climate change.Over the past two years, the...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

For the past two and a half years, Danny and Grace Myers of Warm Whispers Ministries have worked diligently toregenerate the largely underdeveloped community of Oracabessa, St Mary, where their youth centre, Spicy Grove, is based.United States-born...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

American Baptist minister Danny Myers has travelled to countries such as Nicaragua, China and Sri Lanka for ministry work, but in 2010, he chose to settle permanently in St Mary, Jamaica, and, until recently, had never considered leaving the island....

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