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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: A visually impaired 65-year-old man, who was given marching orders from the Port Antonio Hospital to free up bed space after spending two months there, has been left hopeless, frustrated and virtually abandoned. Michael...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

BLACK ROCK, Portland: It was close to eight months that Tony hadn’t seen his aunt, Isolyn Christie. As he surveyed the fire-ravaged concrete home in which the 88-year-old perished, Tony appeared to rue having not visited her more often before he...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:26 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Thursday’s passing of Portland councillor Derron Wood has shocked his relatives, associates, and colleagues as despite him testing positive for COVID-19 and being admitted to hospital, they had not perceived his illness to...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2021 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government has tossed the strategy of imposing quarantines on COVID-19 hotspots as redundant and useless as the sixth week of an unprecedented wave of infections sweeps the country. That is the diagnosis of Health and Wellness Minister...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Chef Medical Officer for Portland Dr Sharon Lewis has condemned what she described as the irresponsible behaviour on the part of some residents, which has led to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the parish, which saw record infection numbers this week...

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2021 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

It was quick thinking on the part of O’Neil Mairs, worker/overseer at a coconut farm in Rosend, St Mary, that saved the day for its owner, resulting in the recovery of approximately 630 water coconuts that were stolen. The farm, which has been hard...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PASSLEY GARDENS, Portland: Ryan Gayle, a student of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) at Passley Gardens in Portland, is seeking to make his mark in creating a better future for livestock breeding as climate change takes its...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Inslington, St Mary: When 18-year-old Sherise Walker saw cops and residents chasing a man as she passed by the Islington Police Station in St Mary on Ash Wednesday, she didn’t think twice before alighting from the moving vehicle and summoned her...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:18 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Berrydale, Portland: Residents and business operators in Berrydale, Portland, are feeling the pinch as the ravishing effects of COVID-19 have crippled their ability to earn a living. The situation is further compounded by the near...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Pagee Beach, St Mary: Fishermen at Pagee Beach in St Mary, who once enjoyed large catches, are now struggling to earn a living as overfishing has drastically reduced earnings from the once-viable vocation. In addition to a struggle to find any fish...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Norwich Heights, Portland: Residents living in the upscale community of Norwich Heights in Portland are fuming over the deplorable state of the roadway which has caused undue hardships for them. Councillor Dexter Rowland remembers all too well the...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

BERRYDALE, Portland: Struggling to recover from an extended shutdown of the tourism sector brought about by the global pandemic COVID-19, raft captains assign to the Rio Grande rafting, Portland’s premier tourist attraction, have taken up new...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green has stressed the need for the adaptation and implementation of modern agricultural practices in order to move the sector forward. Green, who declared the CASE Alumni Association’s Jamaica Agriculture...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Residents in the district of Marlie in western St Mary have been urged to exercise patience as they await the rehabilitation of more than five kilometres of roadway in that community, which is long overdue. The call came from member of parliament (...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:18 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Describing the increase in COVID-19 cases in St Mary as cause for concern, medical officer of health for the parish, Dr Tamara Henry, said that residents are seemingly ignoring the basic protocols including wearing of mask and handwashing. Henry...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The Portland police have laid charges against two businessmen in the parish for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) and the Noise Abatement Act. Charged are Demar Bell, 35 years old, and his brother Colin Bell, 34, operators of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Berrydale, Portland: The Portland police have ramped up efforts to clamp down on operators of bars and entertainment venues who have been flouting orders made under the Disaster risk Management Act (DRMA) to curb the spread of the coronavirus on...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:19 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Highgate, St Mary Chinese businessman Haman Huang was yesterday fined approximately $4.6 million for breaches of the Building Act regarding a four-storey building in Highgate, St Mary, on which he will have to carry out significant demolition work...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: It was a special moment for the Hooda family out of the United States, who donated a variety of food items, toiletries, and other basic items to the Portland Infirmary, while spreading the love of Christmas on Monday. The...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Rio Grande Valley, Portland: Twelve years ago, Norma Taylor lost her brother, Winston Taylor, when a truck laden with agricultural produce crashed in Portland, killing him and 13 others as they headed to Kingston. Taylor said that, while most of...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Rio Grande Valley, Portland: The Rio Grande Valley in Portland Eastern still has a network of roads in deplorable condition, 12 years after a market truck crash which claimed the lives of 14 people, including a 10-year-old boy. Today marks the 12th...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Portland: Linford Jackson, a farmer who was pinned underneath a market truck for the better part of six hours during a horrific truck accident on December 19, 2008, now walks with a limp and is unable to actively assume his...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: The Portland Municipal Corporation has shelved plans for a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in the parish capital this year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Port Antonio Mayor Paul Thompson made the disclosure during...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is expected to name a caretaker for the Fellowship division of the Rio Grande Valley in Portland Eastern, in the wake of the recent passing of Irvin ‘Louie’ Brown, who died recently from complications associated with...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORTLAND: Twenty-two students from various schools in Rio Grande Valley in eastern Portland received tablet computers from businessman Zayne Phillips to assist with their online learning. Phillips, whose mother is originally from the upper Rio...

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