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Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:24 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

THE ST Thomas Municipal Corporation has moved to address long-standing complaints by residents of Leith Hall and Airy Castle about inefficient garbage collection. The local council engaged residents of the community on Labour Day yesterday in the...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:19 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

TAHIRAH STEELE’s last memory of her mother, 43-year-old Coleen Myers, alive was of the distressed woman rushing towards her drowning frame and clinging to her hand in a bid to repel the deathly clutch of the Rio Grande in Portland. Then she...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2020 | 12:07 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The National Works Agency (NWA) has given the assurance that the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic will not affect the roll-out of the highly anticipated Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project in St Thomas and Portland. In fact, the...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

HAVING HAD to sit out her Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations because of financial difficulties her family faced at the time, Patrice Bromley of White Horses, St Thomas, envisioned providing for her daughter, Patrina Ashman, the...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

As St Thomas remained one of three parishes yet to record a case of the deadly coronavirus in the island up to press time, residents are pleading for non-residents to keep out as Jamaica recorded a dramatic surge in cases over the last two days,...

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

At least two cane farmers in St Thomas have raised concerns about their exclusion from the list of beneficiaries of the $200 million allocated by the Government to assist those who have been negatively affected by the closure of the Golden Grove...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Fish vendors at the Morant Bay Fishing Village in St Thomas are bemoaning what they call a drastic decrease in sales since news of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reached the shores of the country. The vendors said the...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:41 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

There is political unrest in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as delegates in St Thomas Eastern have voiced disapproval of the prospective candidate being promoted by the hierarchy to vie in the next general election. Scores of placard-bearing...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Construction for the multibillion-dollar Morant Bay Urban Centre in St Thomas will officially begin in June of this year on the grounds of the Old Goodyear Oval in Springfield. The announcement was made by Lyttleton ‘Tanny’ Shirley, chairman of...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:28 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Cane farmers and sugar workers who were once employed by the recently shuttered Golden Grove Sugar Factory in St Thomas are to benefit from a $200-million grant from the Government. The announcement was made by Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw,...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Roots and culture Reggae Singer Bushman is proclaiming that he should have been booked for this year’s staging of the highly anticipated cultural show Rebel Salute despite the unfortunate way in which his set ended last year. Bushman drew much...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:51 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With the looming cane crop in full view, farmers in St Thomas who once supplied the commodity to the Golden Grove Sugar Company, which was shuttered in July 2019, gathered at the entrance of the old factory on Tuesday to bemoan what they described...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:26 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Unruly Fest, like Christmas, will catch residents of Springfield, St Thomas, in a good mood when it rolls in to the Goodyear Oval for its ­second staging tomorrow. The event, which is the brainchild of popular dancehall artiste and son of the soil...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:10 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

As Tishauna Mullings sat in the ExCel Arena in London witnessing the crowning of Jamaican Toni-Ann Singh as Miss World 2019 last Saturday, she had special pride because the winner was a fellow St Thomas native. Mullings, who also made history for...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Still basking in the phenomenal victory pulled off by a daughter of St Thomas in the oldest-running international beauty pageant, residents of the rural community of Bath from where Toni-Ann Singh hails are welcoming her crowning as Miss World as...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:36 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Dusting off his red hat with white fur this Christmas and gearing up his little helpers, St Thomas’ own Santa Claus, Ricardo Burke, is set to feed hundreds of residents in his usual Yuletide food outreach programme. The project, which caters to...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:28 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With the expansive roadwork project from Harbour View to Yallahs about to begin, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has described as short-sighted the plans of the Government to carry out the revised proposal of the Southern Coastal Highway...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A 34-year-old woman who reported a bizarre toilet birth has denied allegations that she tried to kill the newborn. Gaysharine Whyte, of New Road in Yallahs, St Thomas, claims to have been unaware that she was pregnant and has protested her...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:38 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The shuttering of the Golden Grove factory in Duckenfield has dried up a crucial source of cash flow that kept poor families afloat, says one of the leading large-scale cane farmers in St Thomas’ sugar belt. Speaking to The Gleaner recently,...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Farmers living in the Georgia community in St Thomas have joined the parish-wide appeal to the government for better roads in their area. They explained that the deplorable condition of the thoroughfare they use to get their products to the market...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The final week in September marked the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. It also meant, for the people of St Thomas, a new dawn. The government had announced that the long-promised multimillion-dollar construction works under South Coast...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:30 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The St Thomas police are crediting what they describe as excellent community policing for the 32 per cent decrease in murders in the parish. According to a report from the police, at the end of September 2018, there was a total of 25 murders, and...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:25 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

MORANT BAY, St Thomas: Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has said that the St Thomas Municipal Corporation is standing in the way of the development of a Restorative Justice Centre in the parish. Chuck explained that though a building has already...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

YALLAHS, St Thomas: Miners in St Thomas are expected to be called to a meeting with the Ministry of Transport and Mining following a letter written by residents who say they are unable to use the Yallahs River for domestic purposes. The letter,...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:14 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has said that there is no longer a need for the highly controversial section of the Criminal Justice (Administration) Act which prohibits the photographing or sketching of prisoners in the court or within its confines...

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