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Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:41 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Security has been boosted at Eltham High School in St Catherine after armed men stormed the compound on Monday. The breach was triggered by a dispute between two students, one of whom left the property and returned with other attackers. Additional...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:11 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Two months ago, a group of gunmen pounced on patrons at a shop and a nearby bar in Dover district, Kitson Town, St Catherine, unleashing a bloody attack in which nine persons were shot, four fatally. Still reeling from the incident which shook the...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) has been collared by the authorities for its role in providing breeding grounds for mosquitoes in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, as the parish continues to ramp up efforts to beat back the challenge posed by the...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:20 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A St Catherine taxi operator whose belt-whipping of a schoolboy went viral last September has pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding. He is Jeovanni McDonald of Gordon Pen. When McDonald appeared before Parish Judge Natalie Dixon on February 3, he...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:17 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The St Catherine Health Department has ordered the immediate closure of the Spanish Town Police Station lock-up because of a rat infestation and other unsanitary conditions. The closure was confirmed by Grayson Hutchinson, chief public health...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:17 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

As an islandwide dengue mitigation campaign got into gear yesterday, school administrators like Marlon Campbell say it couldn’t have come sooner. Campbell, principal of the Spanish Town-based St Catherine High, said that the mosquito-borne disease...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:43 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Vector-control personnel carrying out fogging exercises continue to face hostility from residents across Jamaica, with the latest reported incident occurring in St Catherine. The revelation was made by chief public health inspector for the parish,...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:39 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Since opening its doors at Container Plaza in Old Harbour, St Catherine, back in June of 2017, Food is happy to report that Di Lip Smacking Kitchen continues to satisfy taste buds of varied customers. The small establishment maintains the balance...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:28 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The sudden death of a police constable has cast gloom over the St Catherine North police, divisional chief Senior Superintendent Beau Rigabie told The Gleaner yesterday. Dead is Natoya Bryan, 42, of the Spanish Town Police Station. The fire...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:23 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

It was an early Christmas celebration on Sunday for a number of residents in Frazier’s Content who were gifted with care packages by a former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Superintendent Hornet Williams. “This is the man I look to for...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Knife and Fork Restaurant Bar and Grill happens to be the name of a four-year-old eatery in Spanish Town that serves up scrumptious curried beef, ginger-roasted chicken, escovitch fish and ginger-roasted pork accompanied by Italian rice and peas....

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:21 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Spanish Town, St Catherine, is known for many things, and while food isn’t necessarily one of them, right down Job Lane is Karyn’s Sweet Food Restaurant. Food visited the rustic restaurant on its most popular day, ‘Stewed Peas Tuesdays’. Karyn,...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:The Bermaddy Primary School in St Catherine got a facelift after China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) commissioned a new roadway at the institution on Monday.Melbourne Thompson, principal of the Bermaddy Primary School in...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A parish judge has ordered that the two men arrested in connection with a multimillion-dollar money laundering probe be remanded.The order was made yesterday when the two men, Lawrence Pommels, an engineer employed to the government-owned firm...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Jungle Fiah buffet restaurant has added to the dinning experiences of St Catherine. The establishment opened its doors on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Shop 7 Angels Plaza, Walks Road, Spanish Town, St Catherine.A visit to the venue revealed a wide array...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Defence Force Corporal Dwayne Stevens and wife Stacey-Ann Stevens were granted bail in the sum of $600,000 for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act when they appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court yesterday.Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Voters will be going to the polls on May 18 to elect a new councillor for the Homestead municipal division in South Central St Catherine.The candidates are Mark McLean of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and Janet Grayson for the People's National...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

On May 23, 2013, the Gorge Inn Restaurant and Lounge in Bog Walk, St Catherine, brought a positive addition to food offerings in the rural township.It is located along Main Street and has become a household name."I eat here daily and enjoy the menu...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Persons doing business along White Church Street and its environs in Spanish Town, St Catherine, are expressing satisfaction with the services being rendered by the police bicycle patrol."I feel safer with the police on patrol near the courthouse,"...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

It is often said that great things come in small packages. Tanz Food Block in Linstead fully embodies that saying.The little food oasis along the busy King Street, is big on taste."I am here for over one year now, and started to cook for my...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Whenever you hear the sound of the horn and shouts of "Bleach and soap!" along St Johns Road and its environs in Spanish Town, St Catherine, residents know that Courtney Smith is passing through.The 42-year-old can often be found riding his...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Next to the Spanish Town, St Catherine, motor vehicle examination depot is the Chamz Depot Restaurant, which continues to satisfy the palates of its patrons.The food facility, which opened its doors more than 20 years ago, has expanded the town's...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

With 12 murders since the start of the year in the St Catherine North police division, on Thursday night, the Government imposed a curfew in the hope of arresting the situation.The curfew covers sections of the Twickenham Park Road in the Jones...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The operators of Jungle Fire Restaurant have given the Portmore, St Catherine, community its first buffet-style restaurant, where food is sold by weight.The restaurant opened last September at the Big Buy Plaza. At the opening, there was a...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:16 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Huntley Grant, Uncle Huntley, is celebrating 100 years and is looking forward for more.Grant, who was born on December 3, 1917, in Banbury District, Linstead, in St Catherine to James and Miriam Grant, remains full of life and was the centre of...

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