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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With a $90.87 million price tag to rehabilitate the St Ann Family Court in St Ann’s Bay, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has demanded of contractor Stephen Chung of Contraxx Enterprise Limited to not only deliver on time, but to also ensure that a...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Three schools in St Ann recently benefited from a collaboration between Moon Palace Resort’s Palace Foundation and IB Roof Systems, headquartered in Texas, USA, which saw over 90 students getting care packages. The schools, St Christopher’s School...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A St Ann couple, Charles and Hyacinth Henry, recently donated 75 dietary trays to the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital. The trays, measuring 21 x 13 inches, are designed for safe, professional in-room patient meal service. The trays were accepted by...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann has been actively preparing for the roll-out of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as the country awaits its first shipment, which is expected by the end of the month. St Ann’s acting medical officer of health, Dr Tamika Henry, told Thursday’s...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

One of the five women who were reportedly raped in St Ann in January has changed her account of what happened, according to Superintendent Dwight Powell, head of the St Ann police. Powell made the revelation during his report to the monthly...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:57 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

After leaving high school without a single pass, Afara Pink could have become just another statistic on the conveyor belt of poverty and despair. But her steely will drove her to find a second wind after being blown off course. It’s that never-...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Female craft traders operating at Urban Development Corporation (UDC) locations across the island are to benefit from a grant donated by United Nations (UN) Women, the global champion for gender equality. A cheque for $3,172,814 was symbolically...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The mother of a 13-year-old girl who was drugged and raped after being abducted during an early-morning jog has expressed relief that her daughter survived the harrowing experience. The child is believed to be one of several victims of sexual...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Issa Trust Foundation (ITF) on Saturday handed over personal protective equipment and medical equipment valued at US$286,529 (approximately J$40 million) to the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) in a ceremony at Couples Tower Isle...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton warned residents of St Ann on Saturday about a possible lockdown if breaches of coronavirus laws and recommendations continue. St Ann has seen a rise in conoravirus cases over the past few weeks, with six...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann police have confirmed one report of rape in Ocho Rios since the start of the year, and are urging any other such victim to report the matter, as some residents began to express fear following a social-media post alleging four incidents...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Kiwanis Club of Charlton-Alexandria in St Ann continued its service to children recently with the donation of six tablets, with SIM cards, to students from several schools across the parish. Club members also put in some physical labour by...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When next you drive across the White River bridge at the St Ann and St Mary border, take some time out and go have a look under the bridge; you will be pleasantly surprised. There you will see ordinary Jamaicans trying to make a living on a daily...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner team stepped off the main road in Annotto Bay and headed down several flights of stairs into Vincent Maragh’s yard. We were now level with the Pencar River, which was just a mere three feet away from one of several houses in the yard...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Otram river, which flows through the centre of the St Mary capital of Port Maria, is the main reason why the town has been flooded on several occasions and remains of great concern to residents in and around the town. Over the years, business...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Tears rolled down the face of Norma Walters as she watched her former schoolmate’s daughter being sworn in on Wednesday as vice-president of the United States. Walters, who attended school alongside Donald Harris decades ago in the northern Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the St Ann Municipal Corporation (SAMC) and mayor of St Ann’s Bay, Sydney Stewart, says the corporation is to investigate claims that there are unauthorised mining operations in the parish. The disclosure comes after enquiries by The...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Forced out of its home at Jail Lane, St Ann’s Bay, because of increasing rental cost, the 30-year-old Restoration of Life Mission in Christ Apostolic Church is nevertheless continuing its outreach programme, and in fact has increased it since the...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has opened a condolence book in memory of its late board chairman, Tyrone Robinson, who died in the United States of COVID-19 complications on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1. In a release, NERHA...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A woman who purchased a house from the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) in the Savannah Vista development in Runaway Bay, St Ann, is blasting the agency for the deplorable condition the house was delivered in, and is adamant that she will not pay an...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The death of North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) Chairman Tyrone Robinson from COVID-19 in Florida in the United States has sent shock waves throughout the local health sector. The 58-year-old Robinson had been a respected and beloved...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN: Can we forget about COVID-19 for a while and just open our hearts and celebrate the season for giving, by giving? Well, that was the sentiment of several persons and institutions in St Ann during the period leading up to Christmas, with...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Marymount High School’s Holiday Helpers hit the trail recently to bring holiday cheers to residents in communities close to the St Mary-based school. An annual event spearheaded by students since it was first introduced in 2012, the practice...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Oracabessa Foundation, assisted by Chris Blackwell, has come to the assistance of six basic schools in Oracabessa, St Mary, in their efforts to meet the requirements by the Government to reopen in 2021. The six basic schools are: Oracabessa...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Less than 24 hours after the father of her three-week-old baby was murdered in his restaurant in Discovery Bay, St Ann, Shante was still in a state of shock, her life torn apart by the brutality of the act. With the baby in her arms, she sought to...

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