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Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 11:13 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Pastor Trevor Howard is a loving father of four children, a husband and a popular minister who presently heads the Love and Faith Church World Outreach Ministries in his hometown of Port Maria, St Mary.Howard, 57, hopes to...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2015 | 1:03 PMOrantes Moore

Historically, contestants from St Mary tend to excel in the Jamaica Culture Development Commission (JCDC)'s annual festival queen competition, particularly in the best performance category, which girls from the parish have won three times in the...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

BOSCOBEL, St Mary:With almost 60 years of loving matrimony to their credit, it's safe to assume that returning residents Clarence and Iona Gay value and appreciate the sacred institution of marriage.The couple, who retired five years ago and decided...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary: During the last three months, there have been at least three cases of policemen allegedly committing suicide, which suggests that, for an alarming number of police personnel, working within the Jamaican Constabulary Force is a...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, commanding officer for the St Mary police, says the family of Constable Rajon Stephens has been left stunned by a series of incidents in which he is believed to have shot and killed his...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:St Mary's police chief has urged local residents to take a stand against sexual violence and the abuse of children. She fears that if her warnings are ignored, paedophilia could become endemic in the parish.Speaking from her...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2015 | 12:45 PMOrantes Moore

Reverend Leo Hall is an avant-garde, St Mary-based minister who is comfortable utilising unconventional methods to engage the local community in Cromwell Land, Highgate, where Bethel United Church is based.Hall is an astute and eloquent St James-...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 1:05 PMOrantes Moore

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen installed acting principal of Islington High School Errol Johnson as custos of St Mary at a special ceremony held on Thursday at the St Mary High School auditorium in Highgate.Johnson was conferred with the Order...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2015 | 11:12 AMOrantes Moore

BOSCOBEL, St Mary:Hundreds of children in Boscobel, St Mary, received free medical tests and back-to-school supplies last Friday thanks to an innovative collaboration between the local parish council, the Social Development Commission (SDC) and Red...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Since retired police superintendent Oswald Ayre and his friend Errol Sinclair founded the Wag Water Valley Development Committee (WWVDC) in 2012, some of the 16 districts the organisation represents in southeast St Mary have been transformed from...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:As the new custos rotulorum of St Mary, Errol Johnson, believes the parish's future prospects rest in the hands of those who are committed to cultivating young people's minds and a self-sustaining agriculture industry.After...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 11:14 AMOrantes Moore

Having acted for the past 55 years as minister and overseer for the Pentecostal Church of God in St Mary, Reverend Kermitt Jones is one of the longest-serving and most respected religious leaders in the parish.The 79-year-old pastor is a recipient...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 11:37 AMOrantes Moore

DEVON PEN, St Mary:In stark contrast to the plush all-inclusive resorts to be found along the north coast in western St Mary, on the other side of the parish, an intensely serene and entirely unique, low-cost alternative exists in the lush, green...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

When Darnell Jackson was born, the doctors at the St Ann's Bay Hospital told his mother, Nezetta Martin, that her son was disabled. But it would take another nine years before he was ultimately diagnosed with a group of permanent movement disorders...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

HIGHGATE, St Mary: Pastor Paul Hemmings is one of St Mary's youngest religious leaders and subsequently has many contemporary and novel ideas about how to engage and develop the economically devastated community where he ministers in Harmony Hall,...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:A St Mary-based primary school headmaster is enjoying a double celebration after he was honoured by the prime minister for making an outstanding contribution to the public-education system, and three of his grade-six students...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

Parenting a child with a disability is often a challenging, tiresome and thankless task, but one that St Mary-based businessman AndrÈ Baker takes in his stride.Baker's world changed just over five years ago when his daughter, Moya-Kay, was diagnosed...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary: FOR MORE than a decade, Reverend Veronica Thomas has simultaneously served as the Anglican minister throughout five districts in St Mary: Annotto Bay, Enfield, Devon Pen, Long Road, and Grandy Hole.During that time, several of...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 1:22 PMOrantes Moore

Sugar Pot Ruins Beach in St Mary is located within 10 minutes' drive east of Ocho Rios, close to the great house museum at Rio Nuevo Village, and offers patrons a bar, seafood restaurant, and the opportunity to access a serene bay with tranquil and...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 2:50 PMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:more than a year ago, popular St Mary-based visual artist Jasazii McKenzie was forced to cancel her first solo exhibition after slipping on the veranda at home and crushing her hip and thigh bone.The tumble led to a hip...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrantes Moore

As a single mother, full-time student and one of Jamaica's top law enforcement officers, Sergeant Hodel Harris acknowledges that much of the time she would like to spend parenting her five-year-old son, Marcelle, is spent developing and executing...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 11:16 PMOrantes Moore

A CLEVER English language student from Retreat Primary and Junior High School in St Mary collected a trophy, certificate and cash prize of $3,000 on Monday, after winning the parish's second annual Spelling Bee competition.Lorenzo Clunis triumphed...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:18 PMOrantes Moore

Next week, small business owner Luther Palmer will celebrate 14 years since he decided to open the Parkway Cook Shop in Port Maria, St Mary, with his children and family.The popular takeaway spot, which opens until 2 a.m. six-nights-a-week, is the...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 4:43 PMOrantes Moore

PORT MARIA, St Mary:ASTOR ROLAND Vassell of the North East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is originally from Manchester but has lived and ministered in St Mary for the past 18 years, including a lengthy period where he worked as...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 11:31 AMOrantes Moore

CASCADE LODGE, St Mary:PROFESSIONALS FROM industries such as banking, telecommunications and the civil service travelled to Newstead Primary School in Cascade Lodge, St Mary, on Monday to share knowledge and information during the students' annual...

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