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Published:Monday | June 10, 2024 | 12:06 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Waterford in Portmore, St Catherine, are growing increasingly anxious as continuous rainfall threatens to cause significant flooding in their community. The root of the problem, they assert, lies in the neglect of a major drain that...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2024 | 12:11 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesman on Transport Mikael Phillips is suggesting that an audit be done on lands held owned by the Railway Corporation of Jamaica, following revelations that several acres originally reserved for rail service expansion in Greater...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2024 | 12:07 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

A group of supporters of Adidja Palmer, the famed entertainer known as Vybz Kartel, gathered under a mango tree in Waterford in Portmore, St Catherine, on Thursday to hear the outcome of a habeas corpus petition. The petition was filed by Kartel’s...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2024 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Gregory Park Primary School is set to benefit from the construction of a new multipurpose court, with completion expected by the end of the year. Ground was broken yesterday for the project, valued at $6.4 million, which is a collaborative effort...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2024 | 12:06 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Fenley Douglas, councillor for the Waterford division in Portmore, has criticised Robert Miller, member of parliament for St Catherine South East, and Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton for failing to deliver on a promise made in...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2024 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The Government is set to restart discussions with the Portmore City Municipality regarding the establishment of a modern market, a conversation initially started in 2021. Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie made the...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2024 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Painting a dismal picture of a future Jamaica if the prevailing trend of student violence continues unabated, principal of Spanish Town Primary School Roogae Kirlew says there is dire need for the Ministry of Education to implement policy that...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2024 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Debbie Avenue in Edgewater, Portmore, have been enduring weeks of hardship due to a collapsed sewage main, resulting in sewage overflow into their homes and along the road. Faye Barnett, a resident of 15 years, expressed frustration,...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2024 | 12:06 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

With less than two months before the June 30 deadline for public- and private-sector entities to implement sexual harassment policies in workplaces, some interests in St Catherine say they will be challenged to comply. In an address at the formal...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2024 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

RA Williams Distributors Limited has unveiled its latest expansion venture in St Catherine with the inauguration of a state-of-the-art office and temperature-controlled storage facility in the New Brunswick Village, Spanish Town. The new facility...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2024 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The Portmore Municipal Corporation (PMC) is currently operating at only 48 per cent of the required staff complement, resulting in challenges across various departments and affecting its ability to effectively deliver services to residents....

Published:Monday | April 29, 2024 | 12:06 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to combat crime and enhance public safety, the St Catherine North police have unveiled a comprehensive strategy. As part of this approach the department will place special emphasis on public order and the degrading and dismantling of...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2024 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Senior Superintendent Christopher Phillips has dismissed criticisms that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is not applying the heat evenly to the two main gangs in Spanish Town, St Catherine, with the Clansman Gang getting significant police...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2024 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The National Works Agency (NWA) has assuaged concerns by local business operators, who are fearful that the elevation of the roadway in ongoing works on Grange Lane in Portmore could result in their properties being flooded. On Thursday, the NWA...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2024 | 12:07 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to demystify the intricacies of the national budgetary process, the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Youth, is continuing their comprehensive outreach programme targeting...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2024 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

In its second year, the Linstead Area Development Committee (LADC) continues its commitment to supporting the elderly, shut-ins, and children in the community, through their Annual Health and Wellness Fair. Held at the Church of Latter Day Saints...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2024 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Terminal Road in Old Harbour Bay echoed with the furious cries of residents, their anger fuelled by accusations of police brutality that claimed the lives of two of their own on Saturday. As flames from burning tyres and other debris rose in the...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2024 | 12:05 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Sagicor Bank Jamaica opened its first ‘Phygital’ branch at New Brunswick Village in Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Tuesday. The Sagicor initiative to open the new branch, located in the company’s $6-billion, mixed-use New Brunswick Village on...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2024 | 12:11 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The absence of E. G. Hunter, the National Works Agency (NWA) boss, at a crucial St Catherine Municipal Corporation physical-planning meeting on Tuesday has halted discussions on the much-needed expansion of Municipal Boulevard and Grange Lane in...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2024 | 12:06 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

As the debate surrounding the proposed establishment of Portmore as a parish resurfaces, constitutional lawyer Dr Lloyd Barnett says there is a need for public participation in the process before a bill is tabled in Parliament. With the Government...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2024 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

News of the United Kingdom (UK) Privy Council ruling, quashing the murder convictions of renowned Jamaican dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel and three others, quickly spread through his Waterford community, located in Portmore, St Catherine. Vybz...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2024 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

IN THE aftermath of a closely contested local government election, a fiery debate has erupted regarding the need for reform in the country’s voting system. The magisterial recount in the keenly contested Ginger Ridge division of St Catherine West...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2024 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

ANTICIPATION IN the Waterford community of Portmore, St Catherine, was palpable yesterday with residents eagerly awaiting the decision from the United Kingdom’s (UK) Privy Council regarding the fate of popular dancehall entertainer Adidja Palmer,...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2024 | 12:11 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

One man was killed and 10 individuals were taken into custody as the St Catherine South Police, assisted by members of the Jamaica Defence Force, descended upon the Caymanas Gardens community and neighbouring Gregory Park in Portmore in an...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2024 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Plans for a swearing-in ceremony today at the St Catherine Municipal Corporation have been abruptly brought to a halt. The Peoples National Party (PNP) caucus of councillors convened on Saturday and voted for the return of Spanish Town Mayor Norman...

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