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Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For the third year, St Mary resident Cheridah Wilson has awarded scholarships in the name of her grandson, Amiri Raja Takemoto Hamilton, aimed primarily at assisting students attending schools in St Mary and St Ann. This year, five students from...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A recent parenting workshop held in St Ann’s Bay under the theme ‘Parents Matter Too’ is already reaping benefits for participants. The workshop was hosted by the St Ann Homecoming Foundation in partnership with the HEART Trust/NTA – North East...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The introduction of international practices and more defensive driving habits could stem the country’s rising road fatalities, a Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) executive said at Wednesday’s launch of the annual National Road Safety...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Midwives Association (JMA) and the National Workers Union (NWU) are both awaiting a response from the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) in a case involving a primary healthcare midwife in St Mary who was suspended last month...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Women in jazz, the theme for the 2019 edition of the Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival, which began at Franklyn D Resort in Runaway Bay on Sunday, is meant to be more than just a premise. Singer extraordinaire and show promoter, Myrna...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:35 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In response to a call by Opposition spokesman on National Security Fitz Jackson for the Government to halt plans to disband the Mobile Reserve, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said last week that a new special unit would be trained to fill the breach...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:34 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Police Federation has thrown its support behind the Government’s efforts to transform the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday afternoon, the newly elected chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

More than 100 small-scale farmers; scores of students from schools across St Ann, accompanied by teachers; and small and big businesses that focus on agriculture and mining were among those whose contributions led to a successful first staging of...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Some of the best voices in Jamaica are not often heard on records. Take, for example, Chetenge (Cheryl Clarke), who was simply awesome at the opening day of the 2019 Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival at Franklyn D. Resort in Runaway Bay...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke is urging Jamaicans who are looking to invest to pay some attention to building affordable homes for Jamaicans. Addressing the 64th annual awards ceremony of the St Ann Chamber of Commerce...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:35 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Apparently seizing on a major scandal that has rocked the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Prime Minister Andrew Holness has charged the police hierarchy to weed out rogue cops who collude with criminal actors in the underworld. Addressing the...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Love turned deadly in Tower Isle, St Mary, at about 6:30 yesterday morning when a businesswoman was shot dead, allegedly by her policeman husband, sending relatives and an entire community into mourning with more questions than answers hanging in...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 160 children of workers employed to Moon Palace Jamaica turned out on Saturday to enjoy themselves at the hotel’s annual Children’s Day Celebration. The children were delighted as they were treated to lots of activities, including...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

TURNBERRY, St Ann: In the deep-rural community of Turnberry, the rains showed exactly why a shelter was needed over the walkway leading from the classrooms at the primary and infant school to the sanitary conveniences. The parish project for St Ann...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A decade ago today, the nation awoke to the harrowing news that five young ladies had perished in a fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre in Alexandria, St Ann. The figure later climbed to seven as two other wards of the state succumbed...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Edgehill School of Special Education in Trinity, St Mary, is to be the main focus of the St Mary Municipal Corporation on Labour Day, May 23. Chairman of the corporation and Mayor of Port Maria, Richard Creary, said that while some attention will...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Councillor for the Oracabessa division in St Mary, Sheldon Kidd, is appealing for help for the parents of two sisters who died in a motorcycle crash last week Sunday, as they try to sort out funeral arrangements. Sisters Nicoda Bryan, 22, and...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has strengthened the ambulance capacity of the region with the purchase of three new ambulances, costing $42 million. The three units were handed over on Friday in a ceremony at NERHA’s offices in...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several vendors with shops in the Port Maria Transportation Centre and Arcade in St Mary are complaining bitterly about the lack of business as transport operators shy away from using the facility. On Friday, when The Gleaner visited the parish...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:41 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

She describes herself as a “supermom”. And listening to Kaydene Francis narrating her journey, yet unfinished, from state care facilities to chef, makes you believe that she actually is indeed otherworldly. Growing up...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

RUNAWAY BAY, St Ann: The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) launched its Northeast Region Chapter on Monday night at Milestone Restaurant Sports Bar and Grill in Salem, Runaway Bay, with senior medical officer at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Brown’s Town Health Centre, a Type 3 clinic, is located in the inner region of St Ann and serves thousands of persons drawn from the town and its surrounding communities such as Standfast, Orange Hill, Philadelphia and Trysee, among others. The...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The National Unattached Youth Programme (NUYP) is going well in St Ann, according to Anisa Wilson-Smith, senior programme development specialist in the youth and adolescent policy division of the Ministry of Education. The NUYP, a government-funded...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:36 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The fictional British Secret Service agent, James Bond, created in 1953 by Ian Fleming while he was living at GoldenEye in Oracabessa, St Mary, has returned home – of sorts. Yesterday, the producers and cast of Bond 25 (the 25th Bond movie)...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:28 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Cultivators in the Derry Banana and Plantain Farmers Group in western St Mary are appealing for agricultural organisations to assist them in procuring heavy machinery on caterpillar tracks to plough the mostly sloping land on which they farm....

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