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Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The two women sitting on a bench just metres from the door leading to the St Mary Circuit Court recently, showed strength beyond belief. For one, a woman in her 40s, two of her sons, ages nine and four at the time, were among a group of several...

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

After being staged virtually for the past two years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Emancipation Jubilee returns to the Seville Heritage Park in St Ann on Sunday, July 31, with special guest performers from Nigeria as part of the Jamaica 60...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2022 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A cloud of mystery surrounds the discovery of three bodies at a family home in Free Hill, St Ann, as stunned relatives and a shocked community were plunged into mourning on Monday morning as investigators try to find motives and the perpetrator...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Ian Clough doesn’t keep all the accolades to himself; he continuously mentions the donors in the United States who assist in making his contributions to Jamaican students each year a reality. His commitment, however, goes beyond measure. “I want...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams has hailed Couples Resorts’ contribution to the Three Hills Primary School in St Mary and is encouraging other entities to similarly support the education sector. Williams was speaking at the...

Published:Friday | July 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann’s Bay Mayor Sydney Stewart has been given five days to resign or face a no-confidence motion that appears to be gaining support even from discontented members of his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) majority in the St Ann Municipal Corporation....

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Tributes poured in over social media on Tuesday for former Ferncourt High School principal and director of the National Council on Education, 71-year-old Sharon Kelly-Stair, whose body was discovered at her home in Bobo Hill, Bull Bay, St Andrew,...

Published:Monday | July 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

On May 24, 1962, two and a half months before Jamaica gained Independence, The Gleaner published a photo of Ruby Steer, then 16 years old, after she had won a set of Encyclopaedia Brittanica Junior in the newspaper’s Tell Me Why feature. Now, 60...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

On the occasion of what would have been her 69th birthday on July 4, and a little over two years after her passing, much-loved politician Shahine Robinson was finally given an official funeral. Robinson died May 29, 2020 at a time when the...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

On the heels of allegations of stolen utility poles and illegal electricity connections at the Ocho Rios playing field, and $61 million in unaccounted-for funds from the special grants and repairs fund (SGR) at the St Ann Municipal Corporation,...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several teachers benefited after attending a two-day workshop on positive discipline, which was part of a series of workshops being presented by Life Skills Publishing and Consultancy Services (LSPCS) that are based on the Positive Youth...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans domiciled abroad will soon get the chance to become members of the People’s National Party (PNP) as the organisation bids to expand its footprint with a beefed-up registration drive. That decision was ratified during Sunday’s National...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Eva Myers, who made Ocho Rios her home and Evita’s Italian Restaurant the leader in its class since 1984, has passed. Myers died Friday morning in Montego Bay, St James, after ailing for some time. She was 79. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Eleven years after the Boscobel Aerodrome was upgraded and renamed the Ian Fleming International Airport, the facility welcomed its first international commercial flight on Thursday when an interCaribbean Airways 30-seat airplane arrived from...

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When Prince Hall’s We Believe Ministry delivered a house to Levy Neath of Harrison Town, Ocho Rios, St Ann, in November 2018, it was built in part from proceeds from his first gospel concert and marked the beginning of a journey that has seen seven...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Christopher Tufton said there will be additional customer-service training for the staff at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital in St Ann. Speaking Friday after a tour of the hospital, Tufton said customer service at hospitals is an...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There is more to agriculture than just producing food and, at Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St Ann’s Bay, St Ann, this has become apparent in recent times. In what could aptly be described as a revolution, the agricultural science...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Sargassum season is back, and the livelihoods of fishermen in the small community of Castle Gordon, located between Galina and Port Maria in St Mary, are already being adversely affected. In addition, the community is complaining of the stench...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) says it is willing to accept former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) member Dr Ryan Simpson to the party but has made it clear that there is no vacancy in South East St Ann. Simpson was selected by the JLP to contest...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2022 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Pearnel Charles Jr is warning praedial thieves that the Government will spare no resources to get them behind bars. Praedial larceny costs Jamaican farmers up to $6 billion annually, according to Government...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 1:02 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Using solar pumps to aid operations, over $15 million has been spent to get water to approximately 1,000 residents of Montreal and Top Oxford in Western St Mary. Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, Robert Montague, along with...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Golden Eye Foundation, formerly Oracabessa Foundation, on Friday granted eight schools in St Mary a total of $3 million to implement projects at the institutions. At the same time, the foundation has announced the launch of its second project...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of persons turned out to volunteer as three major projects highlighted Labour Day 2022 in St Ann, where education, the environment and health were some of the areas targeted on the day. Over in the deep rural community of Grants Bailey,...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

New Day Aluminium (Jamaica) Limited, the managing partner of Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II, has formally changed its name to Discovery Bauxite Operations Limited, completing a formal rebranding that started last year. The change will not...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Amid a ferment of labour protests in recent weeks, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie and Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) Commissioner Stewart Beckford have signalled their commitment to improving worker welfare after firefighters staged two...

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