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Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

NINETY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD INA Rankling was a picture of joy on Labour Day yesterday as the Guanaboa Vale police and community members erected a spanking new kitchen for her in Old Road, Kitson Town, St Catherine. District Constable Antoinette Keddo...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

FORMER BASIC school teacher, 88-year-old Luna Hall, peered out of her board dwelling and shouted, “Thank you, Jesus, help is here,” as she received her care package on May 17. “This is meaningful and I really appreciate it, as I was asleep and...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie said that only 30 per cent of Jamaica’s 11,013 community bars are properly licensed to operate. He warned that during the two-week trial reopening, the first relaxation of restrictions since the COVID-...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The corporate hands of charity from pharmaceutical company Medimpex were extended to the Spanish Town Hospital on Monday with a donation of six infrared thermometers. Chief Executive Officer Dwayne Francis praised the handover as timely. “We are...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The drowning of a three-year-old boy has reignited calls in Kent Village, Bog Walk, for the erection of perimeter fencing to prevent a recurrence of the tragedy. Residents said that the Rio Cobre – that yawning graveyard of memories – presented...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:15 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The adjustment to the shopping days for St Catherine, which has been placed under lockdown for 14 days because of the spread of COVID-19, has still not satisfied some vendors. Sellers in Linstead said that while they were mindful of the attempts to...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:21 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Residents in Bog Walk have accused shopkeepers of price-gouging as a seven-day lockdown of St Catherine took effect yesterday morning. Scores of commuters fitted with face masks to guard against contagion from COVID-19 braved the midmorning sun to...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The St Catherine Municipal Corporation has imposed an immediate ban on visits to the Spanish Town Infirmary. The decision was announced by Spanish Town Mayor Norman Scott during the monthly municipal meeting on Thursday. The chairman said that the...

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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Tuesday | August 21, 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:Tuesday | June 19, 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:Tuesday | May 22, 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:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 6:34 PMRasbert 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:Friday | April 20, 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...

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