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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A continuous downpour on Saturday afternoon failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the combined team of charity workers from Jamaica YES and America Airlines (AA) Caribbean Employee Business Resource Group, who erected a wooden playset at Belfield...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Students at Three Hills Primary School in St Mary are now benefiting from a fully equipped computer room built at a cost of nearly $5 million by Couples Resorts with funds raised at the company’s golf charity tournament. “The computer room is...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A combined team from Jamaica YES and American Airlines Caribbean Employee Business Resource Group will descend on Belfield Primary School in St Mary on Saturday to build a playground for the benefit of the 126 students at the institution, and the...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Twelve new students at Prospect College recently received iPads from the school’s benefactors, Peter Green, Alexander Green, and Andrew Green, to fall in line with other students and staff members who had previously received theirs. The news comes...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Charlton-Alexandria in St Ann journeyed to St Mary on Saturday to join fisherfolk at the Rio Nuevo fishing beach in that parish in cleaning the beach, in observance of International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day. They...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:29 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The severe shortage of computers at the Tacky High School in St Mary has been eased with a significant donation from Food For the Poor (FFP). A fire at the school in 2014 left the institution short of several pieces of equipment and furniture and...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Following the launch of the Ministry of Education’s Safety and Security Ambassadors Programme in Region Three in May, training is set to begin next week in St Ann and Trelawny, which make up the region. “We are now about to start the implementation...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A week after The Gleaner published a story on St Ann artist Phillip Robinson, highlighting his talent and his desire to attend Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, he was accepted at the college on a full scholarship. It has been...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 2:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

  Several lawyers practising in Ocho Rios, St Ann, have been left shocked by the murder of 31-year-old attorney Sashakay Fairclough, who was shot and killed Friday afternoon in the Brook Green community there. According to the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Under the theme ‘Healthy Ageing Begins Now,’ the St Mary Health Department celebrated Caribbean Wellness Day 2019 on Wednesday with a ceremony at the Anglican Church Hall in Port Maria. The event, which is being celebrated across the Caribbean...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Scores of children and adults benefited from the annual health and social fair put on by the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in Exchange, Ocho Rios, just in time for back to school. The fair, held in the community of Hand-to-Mouth in Exchange,...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For 28 years now, Pastor Alberta Boswell James of the Restoration of Life Mission in Christ Apostolic Church in St Ann’s Bay has been serving children in the parish through back-to-school and Christmas treats, in addition to other charity work that...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann schools seemed to have had a seamless resumption of classes yesterday as the new academic year got under way. Two of the top primary schools in the parish have reported a smooth start, with their principals saying there were no major issues...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

GAYLE, St Mary: Tacky High School in Gayle, St Mary, reopened yesterday but is still short of the several computers that were destroyed in a fire that ravaged a section of the building five years ago. “No, we have not received any computers,”...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Dr Osmond Tomlinson Trust Fund Scholarship for 2019 has gone to Sheri-Ann Ashman, a student of St Hilda’s Diocesan High School, the second consecutive year that a student from the Brown’s Town-based institution was copping the award. It is the...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

After a year in the post, principal of Marcus Garvey Technical High School (MGTHS) in St Ann’s Bay, Anniona Jones, has declared a new day at the institution and has set about making the school more reflective of the national hero in whose honour it...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In KEEPING with of its commitment to improving Jamaica’s health sector, the Issa Trust Foundation recently sponsored a two-day seminar aimed at helping the sector convert from film to digital medical imaging. The seminar, which started at Couples...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Police Area Two Headquarters, consisting of St Mary, St Ann and Portland, has reported a six per cent reduction in serious crimes up to August 17 this year, compared to the corresponding period in 2018. The current figures also compare...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, as St Ann remembered one of its national and international icons, Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, several observers expressed that enough was not being done in Jamaica to honour him. Dr Jahlani Niaah, coordinator,...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Phillip Robinson’s dream of attending Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has come true. The talented artist from the rural community of Watt Town in St Ann, whose works have elicited overwhelming response since The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Moneague College’s Port Maria campus, located in Llanrumney Square, St Mary, is to introduce two short coaching courses in the new academic year. Campus Director and principal lecturer Delroy Granston told The Gleaner on Tuesday that the campus...

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