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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2024 | 3:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

It was a tough day for candidates representing the two major political parties, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP), in East and West Portland, following what, seemingly, was a low voter turnout on Monday. From the...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2024 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Prospect, East Portland: After crashing to the turf on February 10, 2024, during a walk at Anchovy Gardens in East Portland, where she broke her ankle in two places, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Rosemarie Lindo, reportedly, is recovering...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2024 | 12:20 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Prospect, East Portland First-time candidate 53-year-old Rosemarie Lindo, who is contesting the February 26 local government elections on a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) ticket, albeit with a broken leg, is seeking to topple the People’s National...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2024 | 12:15 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

East Portland: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed sadness at the unfortunate and tragic accident which claimed the life of 15-year-old Lamar Gray during a People’s National Party (PNP) motorcade in St Catherine on Sunday. Holness, who was...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2024 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Eastern Portland: Two first-time candidates of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in Eastern Portland were involved in separate incidents that almost derailed their campaigns as they seek to become directors at the Portland Municipal Corporation. In...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2024 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a challenge by former Councillor Stephen Williams, who sought to bar the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) from replacing him as its standard-bearer in the St Margaret’s Bay division in Portland. The court found on a...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2024 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

East Portland: Agustus Cochran, a supporter of the People’s National Party (PNP), is predicting victory for his party, but Percival Scott of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has described his political rival’s Norman Manley-founded...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2024 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Fellowship, East Portland: As the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) seeks to mobilise its party workers ahead of the much-anticipated local government elections, constitutionally due later this month, seemingly, support is growing for the party’s...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2024 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland After a lengthy delay, work has started on the construction of a new, state-of-the-art building to house more than 200 vendors at the Musgrave Market in Port Antonio, Portland, which was gutted by fire on May 28 last year....

Published:Friday | January 26, 2024 | 12:13 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary: Constable O’Troy Stewart, who allegedly slammed head-on into a parked vehicle owned by Linval Williams, resulting in Williams’ death days later, was offered bail yesterday in the sum of $500,000 with sureties when he appeared...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2024 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Eastern Portland: Embattled Port Antonio Mayor Paul Thompson is pushing back against claims questioning his mental competence, following an admittedly “confusing” performance on a radio talk show last week. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, the...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2024 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Boundbrook, East Portland Portland businessman Telief ‘Peter’ Hall, who operates a fine-dining restaurant and lounge at Boundbrook in east Portland, is still trying to calm his anxiety after having had Prime Minister Andrew Holness as a guest at...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2024 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

St Margaret’s Bay, West Portland: The Central Executive of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) yesterday confirmed Clyde McKenzie, a schoolteacher, as prospective candidate for the upcoming local government elections, replacing controversial councillor...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2024 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Eastern Portland: The chief medical officer for Portland’s health services is urging residents to discontinue harbouring illegal immigrants from Haiti, warning that these individuals, who have been frequently arriving by boat, could be infected...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2024 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Eastern Portland: Prime Minister Andrew Holness is renewing Government’s commitment to placing emphasis on local infrastructure and ensuring that sustained maintenance becomes a priority. Holness was speaking as he toured sections of Eastern...

Published:Monday | January 1, 2024 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Rivers View, Eastern Portland: A tree downed by heavy rain yesterday morning damaged a section of the roofing of a house owned by a woman at Rivers View, near Fellowship in the Rio Grande Valley in Eastern Portland. The parish, which has been...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2023 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Children of Zion Hill in eastern Portland received a special treat on Boxing Day, in celebration of the spirit of giving and sharing. The event, which was aimed at providing entertainment for children living in the remote communities of Boston and...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2023 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Rio Grande Valley, Portland Novellete Fuller, a survivor of the ill-fated truck accident of December 2008, which claimed the lives of 14 people in the Rio Grande Valley of eastern Portland, is still having nightmares about the tragic incident....

Published:Monday | December 18, 2023 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary Normality is expected to return to the transport sector in Port Maria, St Mary, after the Transport Authority (TA) rescinded its decision to allow some taxi operators to utilise the transportation centre, which sparked protest...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2023 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Mark Golding says that a People’s National Party (PNP) government led by him would focus on developing the human capacity of Jamaicans and ensuring that resources are available to uplift citizens. He was addressing party...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2023 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Long Road, Portland: One human rights campaigner is urging caution as the authorities continue their search for an undetermined number of Haitian nationals who abandoned their vessel after arriving in Portland on Sunday night. Nine of the Haitians...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2023 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Clon Mel, St Mary The Peace Corps in Jamaica last Wednesday hosted the Highgate Youth Climate Exposition and Fair at Cape Clear in St Mary, which was aimed at raising awareness and inspiring climate-change mitigation action through informational...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2023 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Robins Bay, St Mary High tide and rough seas have thwarted the efforts of a search-and-rescue team off the coast of Robins Bay in St Mary for the second straight day. The search, which was scheduled to continue on Sunday for a woman who went...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2023 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Bufff Bay, Portland: Teachers at Buff Bay Primary School in Portland are breathing a sigh of relief after two air-conditioning (AC) units were installed in the staff room last Thursday to assist with providing a much-needed cooler and relaxed space...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2023 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

HOPE BAY, Portland: RESIDENTS OF the Content community in Portland expressed relief and joy after discovering that no one had suffered injury in a house that crumbled under the impact of yesterday’s earthquake that rocked the island. Two persons...

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