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Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Born on January 9, 1919, in Content Gap, St Andrew, Doris Walker was a picture of joy as she celebrated her 102nd birthday with family members and well-wishers in Portmore, St Catherine, recently. As her children, grandchildren, and great-...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Although Paul Calvin Brown has been blind since he was 16 years old, he is still blessed with vision to make an honest living as an avid salesman, inspiring people with his entrepreneurial spirit. The Gleaner caught up with the walking salesman as...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A team of police personnel and charitable assistants brought holiday cheer to the homeless in Kingston and Spanish Town, delivering warm meals to the needy on Christmas Day. Led by Detective Constable O’Keefe Robinson and Constable Lushane Thompson...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine Chief Public Health Inspector Grayson Hutchinson is warning the public to be vigilant when purchasing meats, so they are not sold products from unregistered slaughterhouses. He said that, despite the parish having 48 registered...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The surge in violent crime plaguing the St Catherine North Police Division is having a crippling effect on business growth and heightening concern about public safety, especially in Bog Walk. This disclosure was made by councillor Peter Abrahams of...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A St Catherine man was freed of three counts of extortion in the Westmoreland Parish Court on December 10, after clearing an identification parade. The accused is Almond Burke, 30, a labourer of Eltham Park in Spanish Town, St Catherine. When the...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:22 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Six-year-old Alia Walker beamed with joy as she put her hands on her new tablet as the charity sparked by a viral Gleaner video stirred corporate Jamaica to assist the daughter of a blind couple who have stolen the hearts of readers and viewers for...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Three Clarendon residents were freed in the Clarendon Circuit Court of gun-related charges following a successful no-case submission by their legal team. The accused are Andre Hinds, 34; Raymond Walker, 23; and Andrea Chalmer, 41, of May Pen,...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2020 | 8:29 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

ONE MILLION dollars. That’s the mind-boggling estimate small farmer Dahlia Nugent-Griffiths has put on the loss of 20 head of goats to thieves who have plundered her herd this year. They made their assault on November 27. Nugent-Griffiths’ story...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:22 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Health and Wellness will be ramping up its coronavirus awareness campaign across St Catherine over the next 10 days amid fears of a Christmas and New Year spike from mass gathering over the holiday shopping period The sensitisation...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 10:01 PMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

An 81 year-old grandmother and her two grandchildren were murdered in Tryall Heights, Spanish Town, St Catherine this afternoon.  The Gleaner understands that gunmen barged into the home of the senior citizen, Iciline McFarlane, ...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:03 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has stressed that the Government remains convinced that mask-wearing is an essential strategy to help curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus despite differing opinions on the matter. Speaking...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:11 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Former local government representative in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, Barrington Bailey, is to be sentenced on Friday for breaches of the Firearms Act. Bailey, the Jamaica Labour Party councillor in the Ensom City division from 2012 to...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Glenmuir High School student Rayonna Knight was all smiles as she knocked elbows with businessman Wayne Henry while receiving a cheque valued over $22,000 in Old Harbour, St Catherine. “I am very thankful for this assistance that...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Ten years on, Avril Leachman laments that government authorities, across multiple political administrations, have failed to fix a breakaway that has left residents of Bellfield, St Catherine, feeling like forgotten people. Leachman remembers the...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A St Catherine woman has pleaded guilty to the charge of child endangerment after her three-year-old son was observed in a viral video smoking a cigarette and drinking what appeared to be alcohol. The mother, whose name is being withheld by The...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:17 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Michelle Henry looked with bewilderment at her house a day after her eight-year-old daughter was found inside hanging from a clothes line in Commodore, St Catherine, on Sunday. Her face was a canvas of devastation and dumbfoundedness as she...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

From a projection of $47,000 daily to $3,000 on a good day is the reality that faces operations at the Linstead Transportation Centre in St Catherine. The manager, Henry Marshall, told The Gleaner that the park, which opened in February 2016, was...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A senior citizen who murdered one of his lovers and wounded another wept bitterly after being sentenced to life imprisonment in the St Catherine Circuit Court last Friday. Ernest Whyte, 67, of McCook’s Pen, St Catherine, was convicted of murdering...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The recent rains that broke the prolonged drought may offer welcome blessings for farmers but have heightened the threat of dengue fever and other mosquito-related illnesses. Chief public health inspector for St Catherine Grayson Hutchinson...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Old Harbour Bay was rocked on Thursday by a fiery protest following the shooting of a 22-year-old man by the police a day earlier. Angered by the shooting injury, residents of the St Catherine seaside town used abandoned appliances and debris to...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

To say that St Catherine businessman Wayne Henry tried his hand at everything before finally finding success would not be such a stretch. His hard work and determination have taken him from pushing a handcart to being the owner of a viable business...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 12:17 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Despite his vision being impaired, 39-year-old cricketer Neville Williamson was determined to cast his ballot yesterday. When The Gleaner caught up with the first-time voter at Eltham Park Primary School in St Catherine Central, he was bubbling...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:28 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

That’s the view of 94-year-old Eva Thomas, who has struck a philosophical note amid swirling coronavirus infections that have topped 1,700 cases in Jamaica. As scientists race against time to develop a vaccine while grappling with the highly...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:22 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The opening of a footbridge on the border of St Catherine and St Mary was an Independence Day gift that brought cheer to residents of Mud Lane and surrounding communities. Residents of the farming communities of Springfield and Guy’s Hill in St...

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