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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

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....

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), through the St Ann’s Bay branch, has donated two sets of books to the Marcus Garvey Study Centre, housed at the St Ann Parish Library. The books, five copies of...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture Dr Fenton Ferguson has warned that it is “watching closely” how the Holness administration proceeds with the buildout of the proposed Bernard Lodge city on prime agricultural lands in St Catherine, as well as...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is urging farmers to grow more pumpkins as he has found a market for the produce. Addressing the 2019 staging of the St Mary Agri-Expo at Gray’s Inn Sports Complex in Annotto Bay...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-op Credit Union (C...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Guild of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus in Ocho Rios and Brown’s Town, St Ann, have, taken up the responsibility of ensuring that outstanding Open Campus students are recognised, with the inaugural Guild Awards Ceremony on...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The fourth annual Elegant You Tea Party, presented by Thora’s Elegant Design and The Art of Catering, took place in Toronto, Canada, last year, where six women of the clergy were honoured during the Women of Purpose Awards. Part proceeds from the...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:40 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Applying the mantra, ‘it is better to serve than to be served’, approximately 20 young members of the Word of Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church in Drax Hall, St Ann, have adopted the male surgical ward at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital. The...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Mary has emerged as the rural parish and overall police division with the greatest reduction in murder rate, 64 per cent, for the period January 1 to April 6, compared to the corresponding period last year. Data released by the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Fathers turned out in their numbers for the third annual ‘Invite Your Father to School Day’ at Brown’s Town Primary School in St Ann on Thursday, leaving principal Saloman Smith to declare the day a success. Over a hundred fathers visited and...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Salem Basic School in Runaway Bay, St Ann, got a much-needed facelift and several school items recently thanks to a partnership between California, USA-based Sober Vacations International and Jewel Paradise Cove Resort. According to Lisa Gastaldo,...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Red Cross, usually on the giving end in times of disaster, is now appealing for help after a fire destroyed its St Ann’s Bay office on March 18. Reports are that fire was spotted coming from the rear section of the rented wooden...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Gayle is a rural farming community located in the western region of the parish St Mary on Jamaica’s northern coastline, with a population of just over 3,300. The Gayle Health Centre, as a Type 3 facility, offers a wide range of services under the...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Scores of tertiary-level students benefited from the inaugural one-day symposium on social work held on Thursday at the Moneague College in St Ann under the theme ‘Social Work, Gender and Sexuality; Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion’. The...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:32 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Major crimes in St Mary between January 1 and March 9 this year have seen a decrease of 26 per cent, falling from 46 to 34, compared to the similar period in 2018. Addressing the monthly meeting of the St Mary Municipal Corporation in Port Maria on...

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