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Stories by Rasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:15 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

When the bills started to pile up and the profit in the family catering business dwindled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, St Catherine resident Glenford Graham decided it was time to start new venture. “I know from experience that people...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Daniel Edwards, a grade three student of the Kitson Town Primary School,was smiling broadly after he received a tablet computer to help him with his online lessons. “I am thankful that I have received this (the tablet) which will make me do my work...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:20 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Nestled in the rural community of Kitson Town, St Catherine, Something Country’s products have a unique base ingredient: breadfruit. The bakery is owned and operated by Karlene Johnson, a teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in literatures in English...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:20 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Terri-Ann Thompson was one of scores of shoppers who crammed the Bog Walk town centre on Saturday as commuters stocked up on food and other supplies before the second phase of the long Easter weekend lockdown that started at noon. The extended...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:03 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) was yesterday plunged into mourning as its director of complaints, Nigel Morgan, died from complications associated with COVID-19. Morgan, who was admitted to hospital, reportedly passed away...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

With tens of thousands of workers pushed on to the unemployment line by COVID-19’s economic crunch, vendors at the Princess Market in Spanish Town said that their already dwindling sales will be further eroded by the weekend lockdowns. The...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Change. That’s the only constant that has come to define the last 12 months for a St Catherine-based restaurant operator who has learnt to sway with each lurch of a pandemic roller coaster. Pauline Sinclair, who operates Di Lip Smacking Kitchen in...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Farmers in Brown’s Hall, St Catherine, have lamented about the impact of water shortages on their livelihoods. On Saturday, two days before the commemoration of World Water Day, water was everywhere in Brown’s Hall, except in the pipes. Jorvan...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:27 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Despite being trained as a geriatric nurse practitioner, Sheron Taylor is doing what she enjoys best: farming. Taylor has been involved in the cultivation of bananas, plantains, and coconuts in St Mary for the last 15 years. She has transitioned...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:25 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

HEALTHCARE OFFICIALS have expressed optimism that Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton’s decision on Friday to get the COVID-19 jab will be a shot in the arm for the islandwide vaccination drive. Tufton and Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Former bank officer Sherwood Simpson said that moving from the comfort of his air-conditioned office to the scorching sun on the Bernard Lodge farmlands may have seemed far-fetched for some professionals, but not for him. Simpson currently has a...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

An air of mystery surrounds the death of a man in the Sydenham area of Spanish Town, St Catherine, yesterday. The deceased, 33-year-old labourer Kenrick Genas, of a Sydenham address, was reportedly shot about minutes after midnight. According to...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:08 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Fourteen-year-old Eltham High School student Devaughn Hollingsworth was fatally hit from his bicycle along the Spanish Town Bypass in St Catherine on Wednesday, reportedly on his way to visit another pupil to get access to the Internet. Reports...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 3:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The two St Catherine men charged with manslaughter arising from the death of a two-year-old boy are to set to reappear in the St Catherine Parish Court next month. Dead is Tayshawn McDonald of March Pen Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine. Those...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:13 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Construction, agri-culture and home-improvement outfit Hardware...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Eight-year-old Allesha Lawson was a picture of confidence as she recited a poem at the hand over of 26 tablets at the Gregory Park Primary School in St Catherine on Wednesday. She was one of the recipients under the ‘One Laptop or Tablet per Child...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:04 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A female pastor has expressed outrage at the sexual assault of two churchwomen in the full view of their mother and called for the Christian community to mount a prayerful war against criminals. Pastor Marlene Martin of the Faith Community Churches...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Funeral directors came in for sharp criticism at last Thursday’s meeting of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation as the health authorities accused them of being negligent in the fight against COVID-19. St Catherine Chief Public Health Inspector...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:58 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The St Catherine mother whose three-year-old child was seen on a viral video smoking and appearing to drink alchohol has been sentenced to community service. Alecia Fogah, 24, had pleaded guilty to neglect charges in October 2020. She was sentenced...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:19 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies, Mona, student Joel James has added his voice to calls for the authorities to make farming more attractive to the youth. The St Jago High School past student, who hails from Magil Palms in St Catherine, was among five...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:09 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

National footballer Corey Burke, who is facing charges of assaulting a constable, is to appear in the St Catherine Parish Court today, where his case is set for mention. On Tuesday, when his matter was called, the absence of a case file irked...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:14 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Facing a triple threat of lack of employment, no water and the general ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on several areas of life, the residents of Planters Hall and its environs in St Catherine are at their wits’ end. “We have to buy water at $...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A veteran farmer in St Catherine has called for structural reform and increased capital investment in the agriculture sector to harvest greater revenue and export potential. Leroy Delahaye has posited that the haphazard framework of the farming...

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...

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