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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:49 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Nine major sporting organisations in St Ann have recognised Noranda Bauxite for its contribution to sports in the parish over the years. Noranda is the leading sponsor and supporter of sports in St Ann, with its sponsorship touching nearly a dozen...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:37 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chief executive officer (CEO) of the St Mary Municipal Corporation, Ethlyn Douglas, has dismissed bureaucratic red tape for the slow pace in approving subdivision applications and insists that a shortage of hands at the corporation is the cause....

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In what the police suspect to have been an illicit deal gone sour, three men of St James addresses died in St Ann on Saturday night, while one is in police custody and a firearm recovered. One man was shot dead in the car park of a popular St Ann...

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Donnington, St Mary, and the Donnington Primary School celebrated their 110th anniversary on Sunday with a full church hearing the homily presented by Archbishop of Kingston the Most Reverend Kenneth D....

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II will upgrade aspects of the company’s present land-rehabilitation methods commencing in the first quarter of 2020, according to Vice-President and General Manager Delroy Dell. Speaking at a recent meeting at the...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Most preteen students might not have yet decided on a career, but for 11-year-old Sonilia McLean of Beecher Town Primary School in St Ann, fate may have already decided for her. Already an owner of three goats, the student was one of several who...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton, has said the government agencies should make better use of opportunities presented at the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival to educate young people. Speaking with The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner’s Youthlink/Honey Bun tour stopped at Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St Ann’s Bay on Tuesday, bringing out scores of students from both the Mansfield and the main campuses, spanning grades seven to 13. It was a day of fun for...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:50 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis is dismissing a resolution to be tabled at Thursday’s general meeting by the minority councillors of the People’s National Party (PNP) to boot Brown’s Town Councillor Kim Brown-Lawrence, who is facing charges in...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) President and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips on Friday donated $100,000 to his former primary school, Moneague, in St Ann. The funds will go towards the school’s efforts to build ramps and other equipment to...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Major Investigation Division (MID) appealed to the public on Saturday for information that could help solve the murder of attorney-at-law Sashakay Fairclough, who was shot and killed on September 13 in Ocho Rios, St Ann Fairclough, 31, was...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:49 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents in St Ann have reacted with anger at news that a 93-year-old woman was raped at her home in Keith district in the parish on Wednesday night. The St Ann police, who confirmed the incident, said the woman is undergoing treatment at the St...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:33 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has reiterated his commitment to local governance by once again pledging help for communities affected by water problems. Speaking at the national launch of Local Government and Community Month at Turtle...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann police are searching for a woman who allegedly dumped her newborn in an outdoor toilet in Esson Castle district, near Alexandria, St Ann, and disappeared. The baby, a girl, is now at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital. Following the...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The baby dubbed ‘Moses’ who was found in a pit latrine in Cox Piece, St Mary, last week remains at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital under medical care, with the case being monitored by the Child Development Agency (CDA). CDA regional director,...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Driven by her passion to serve children, Donna Coombs joined the Kiwanis movement in St Ann 16 years ago. Last year, she was elected to the key leadership position of Lieutenant Governor (LG) for Kiwanis International Division 24, which consists of...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

YARD Empire’s mission of using the arts to influence positive change in juveniles in the island’s correctional facilities is being accomplished based on reactions to their involvement with 30 wards of the state at Hill Top Juvenile Correctional...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents in Cox Piece in deep rural St Mary have dubbed as Moses the day-old baby retrieved from a pit latrine in the community on Thursday morning, likening him to the iconic biblical figure who was saved and catapulted to greatness. Dwight...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A $15-million donation from the Tourism Enhancement Fund has boosted the efforts of Golden Eye’s Oracabessa Foundation to improve marine life at the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary in St Mary. According to the executive director of the Oracabessa...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Six persons were honoured on Monday at the St Ann Municipal Corporation’s National Heroes Day Civic Ceremony held at Lawrence Park in St Ann’s Bay. They were given plaques and citations for their service. The honourees were Buel Gloria Clarke,...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Crime sleuths in St Ann’s Bay are still trying to piece together clues in Saturday’s mass shooting in the seaside St Ann town that left five persons nursing injuries. Reports are that some minutes to 4 o’clock on Saturday morning, several persons...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The mother of a 10-year-old boy who succumbed to injuries sustained in a bus crash in Lime Hall, St Ann, on Monday afternoon is demanding justice for the death of her son, while accusing the police of being unprofessional in their investigations....

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Dr Dayton Campbell’s Second Chance Initiative, which began in 2012 and is aimed at offering a second opportunity at education for youth in his constituency of North West St Ann, has expanded to include Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A continuous downpour on Saturday, October 5, failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the combined team of charity workers from Jamaica YES and America Airlines Caribbean Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG), who erected a wooden play-set at the...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie has pledged to assist the St Ann Municipal Corporation in constructing its new headquarters whenever the project gets off the ground. The St Ann Municipal Corporation has...

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