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Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Operators in the public-transport sector are seeking to form a credit union and also to establish an insurance company that will directly address the needs of members. These were among several suggestions that came out of a report submitted to the...

Published:Tuesday | July 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Boscobel Primary’s brilliant grade-six student Seanjohn Clarke scored 98 in his Primary Exit Profile (PEP) ability test to emerge top student from his school, a performance that also places him among the top two per cent of performers in Jamaica...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When the novel coronavirus ravaged Jamaica’s tourism industry in 2020, thousands of workers like JUTA taxi driver O’Neil Duckie saw their incomes slashed. While the outbreak plunged many into despair, the 47-year-old from Airy Hill in Oracabessa,...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Forty-six new justices of the peace (JP) were commissioned on Thursday in a ceremony at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, with Justice Minister Delroy Chuck urging them to be their brother’s keeper. The new JPs were trained in May via video-conferencing...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Carla Gullotta, executive director of the human-rights non-governmental organisation Stand Up for Jamaica (SUFJ), is appealing for support in getting stationery and other school materials to assist inmates in the penal system. Speaking to The...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Over $5 million worth of food supplies were distributed on Tuesday to over a dozen local organisations, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Issa Trust Foundation, Cool Charities, and Royal Caribbean. The supplies were distributed in direct...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

An elderly Jamaican woman who resides abroad, broke her right shoulder after she fell into an open manhole in the vicinity of the Brown’s Town market while visiting relatives in that St Ann town recently. She is also awaiting X-ray results on her...

Published:Saturday | July 10, 2021 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The rainy spell being experienced in St Ann over the past few weeks has contributed to a reduction in the number of bush fires in the parish, but the St Ann Fire Department continues to advise against slash and burn, a practice used mainly by...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When Primrose Oliver parted ways with Irie FM in 2018, it presented an opportunity for her to start her own Internet radio station, Called Out Gospel Radio, with her husband Durville. And that’s what she did, over a year ago. Little did she know...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of St Ann’s Bay Councillor Sydney Stewart is warning entertainment promoters that they should comply with rules outlined by the Government to curtail the spread of COVID-19 or risk having more stringent measures reintroduced. With Ocho Rios...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has dismissed talks that recently announced relaxation of the COVID-19 containment restrictions as it relates to entertainment is in anticipation of early local government elections. The elections were...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The family of a St Mary man whose death the police reported on Saturday as a case of suspected suicide is dismissing the suicidal claim, saying that he got along well with everybody and never appeared to have had any problems that would lead him to...

Published:Monday | June 21, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When retired Nurse Cheridah Wilson of Tower Isle, St Mary, initiated a scholarship in the name of her grandson, Amiri Raja Takemoto Hamilton, in 2017, it was set to run for five years. Last Wednesday, the final edition was held at her home with...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:03 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In a rare thumbs up for the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, the family of dog-bite victim, 61-year-old Bavette Watson-Balfour, is praising the service that medical staff at the institution delivered to their relative over the weekend. Complaints...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has urged the St Ann police to prosecute the owners of two pit bulls that mauled a 61-year-old woman after they wandered through an open gate on Saturday afternoon. The case offers the first major opportunity to test...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Considered a crime hotspot for years, Parry Town, which sits near Ocho Rios in St Ann, has seen relative peace and quiet in recent months and residents are welcoming the change. There has not been a murder in Parry Town in almost a year, compared...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) councillor for the Beecher Town division in St Ann, Ian Bell, has broadened his scope to include farming, citing the food and employment benefits of the venture. Bell, who has been councillor for over 14 years, has...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The announcement by Prime Minister (PM) Andrew Holness that the Government has abandoned plans to allow mining in the Puerto Bueno Mountain, also called Dry Harbour Mountain, in St Ann has been met with both rejoicing and quiet disappointment....

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several market vendors in Brown’s Town, St Ann, are shouldering thousands of dollars in losses arising from a flash flood which washed away much of their produce on Saturday. Sixty-year-old Lindsay James, who said he has spent nearly five decades...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Kelvin Peart, the selfless Ferncourt High School third-form student who captured the hearts of Jamaicans after The Gleaner published a story highlighting him teaching young children in his community of Queenhythe, St Ann, says he is thankful for...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The image of a bloodied five-year-old with his pants torn off, shirt soaked in blood, and flesh torn from his arm and head shook Jamaicans on November 16 last year, when The Gleaner broke the story of Mickele Allen being mauled by dogs in St D’Acre...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Ernest ‘Ernie’ Smatt, the tourism pioneer who played a huge role in the early development of the sector in Ocho Rios, died Thursday in Miami, Florida, while receiving treatment. He was 88. As news of his passing spread, tourism sector personnel...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The man on the street in Brown’s Town, in the North Western St Ann constituency seat that the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Dr Dayton Campbell ruled for two terms as member of parliament (MP), was largely unaware of the latest development...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The family of 90-year-old Maud Brown is alleging that neglect by staff at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital ultimately led to her death on May 16 at the institution. Chief executive officer (CEO) at the hospital, Dennis Morgan, declined to...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There were reductions in murder, shooting and robbery in St Ann between January 1 and May 9 this year, when compared to the similar period last year. Linton Bailey, deputy superintendent of police in charge of crime for St Ann, told councillors of...

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