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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

From a mud-fest last year to a dust bowl this year, the grounds at Minard have never been an ideal location for patrons, but at the 19th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival last Thursday, thousands of persons turned out at the...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A team from the California, USA-based charitable organisation Great Shape Inc is back in Jamaica, with the help of Sandals Foundation, this time assisting the Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary through a language arts literacy project.Co-director...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For Prince Hall and his We Believe Foundation, the thought is that trees don't bear fruits for themselves, but for us to eat. So as people, we are obliged to help others.When Hall launched his gospel album, We Believe, on Father's Day, June 17, in...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the St Ann Parish Library Committee, Radcliffe Walters, is pleading for support to help build a library in Ocho Rios as space at the current facility is woefully inadequate to support the dispensing of proper service to the public....

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has underlined the importance of partnership between local government and the health ministry in helping to promote and maintain good public health.In giving the main address at the launch of Local Government...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton launched his ministry's Compassionate Care programme at the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital last Thursday, aimed at improving the quality of service and care offered in public hospitals and health centres in...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-one justices (JPs) of the peace, each of whom has served the parish of St Ann for decades, were honoured by the St Ann Justices of the Peace Association at its annual award ceremony at the Cardiff Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann, on Saturday.The...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Education Minister Ruel Reid made a quiet visit to Top Road in St Ann's Bay on Wednesday evening to offer support to the parents of slain teenager Ocho Rios High School student Raven Wilson, who was killed last weekend and her...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:The callous murder of 14-year-old Ocho Rios High School student Raven Wilson in St Ann's Bay last weekend has elicited several condemnations. Hurt by the death of the teen, who she knew and whose mother is her hairdresser, St Ann...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Youth Mayors selected across Jamaica as part of Local Government and Community Development month in November, are once again to be given $500,000 each to do a sustainable project which is to be completed during their tenure.Additionally, infirmaries...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With participants from the length and breadth of Jamaica turning out for the third Conu'co Market at the Cove, at Grizzly's Plantation in Priory, St Ann, patrons were delighted to see the wide variety of made-in-Jamaica items available.With the...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ORACABESSA, St Mary:In what has been described by Vice-Principal Donovan Thomas as a "paradigm shift," a programme aimed at increasing the pass rate in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics examination has yielded results...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two hundred and twenty recruits graduated in a passing out ceremony at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) training facility in Moneague, St Ann, on Saturday, after completing the army's 16-week training module.The recruits represent the fourth cohort...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The Port Maria Drop In Centre, now getting finishing touches, will be completed and open to coincide with the start of Local Government Month on November 1.The centre, located at Claude Stewart Park, next to the St Mary Parish...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

GALINA, St Mary:A St Mary man who was hit by a car in 2009 is still suffering after sustaining multiple injuries in the incident. Today, because of his debilitating condition, he is unable to walk properly without the aid of two crutches but is...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:A humble, mild-mannered farmer who, for several years, has donated produce from his small farm in Brown's Town, St Ann, to the St Ann Infirmary, was among seven people receiving special awards on National Heroes Day in the...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of St Ann's Bay Michael Belnavis and several other councillors and administrative staff spent time at the Drop-In Centre in Ocho Rios, treating homeless persons in observance of World Homeless Day on October 10.They were supported by teams...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As a devout Christian, journalist and toastmaster, Mary White could not understand why she could not get in touch with God like other Christians were doing. So she started on a mission to find the answer.That search ended in White putting together a...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Reggae star Sizzla will headline Chase The Cure Cancer Awareness and Benefit show next Sunday, October 14, at Turtle River Park, Ocho Rios, St Ann.The show, presented by Kloude9ine Entertainment, will also feature Tommy Lee Sparta, Macka Diamond,...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Blingers Foundation in Ocho Rios, St Ann, has come to the assistance of First Step Pre-School and Day Care in St Ann's Bay, which was damaged by fire in September.The fire destroyed all the contents of the building and displaced...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

More than 900 students at Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary are now benefiting from a new computer lab and refurbished restroom facilities, thanks to the combined efforts of several private-sector entities.Initiated by the Issa Trust Foundation (...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

MAMMEE BAY, St Ann:Representative from community-based organisations, drawn from four Caribbean countries, began a three-day procurement for community-based organisations workshop at the Jewel Dunn's River Hotel in Mammee Bay, St Ann.Presented by...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

She spent over 39 years serving Jamaica as a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), rising to the position of senior superintendent before retiring in 2015. Yet, Patricia Colbourne-White cannot go home and relax and enjoy her retirement....

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The York Castle Alumni, led by new president Jennifer 'Jenny Jenny' Small, on Wednesday, September 19 handed over a cheque for one million dollars to the school, while launching the inaugural 5K Walk/Run on October 13 to raise additional funds for...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Councillor for the Lime Hall division in the St Ann Municipal Corporation, Genevor Gordon Bailey, has completed the construction of restroom facilities at the Steer Town playing field as her $1.3 million Legacy Project.The corporation has mandated...

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