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Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Gangdong Association (JGA), which represents the Chinese community in Jamaica, has come to the assistance of efforts in St Ann to fight against the coronavirus, COVID-19. On Thursday, the group donated food items and other goods valued...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s online marketing company, CoolMarket, is delivering grocery items purchased using its platform free to customers in the Corporate Area and St Catherine, until further notice. The Ocho Rios-based company said the move is to minimise the...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Doctors in St Ann are still committed to offering healthcare amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and other illnesses, despite the closure of several offices in the parish. Several doctor offices remain open, and those who have closed their facilities are...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Couples Resorts has announced the temporary closure of its four hotel properties because of the COVID-19 virus. The properties, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Tower Isle, Couples Negril, and Couples Swept Away will close March 28 to April 30, 2020, a...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As the dramatic economic fallout from COVID-19 continues to unfold, the latest hotel to announce a one-month temporary closure is Couples Resorts which operates four all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. The properties, Couples Sans Souci, Couples...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Nine community members drawn from Noranda Bauxite’s operating areas in St Ann were presented with awards of excellence by the Noranda Community Council recently, for their contribution to various areas of society. The nine, five men and four women...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A total of $10 million has been spent to pave the car park at the Ocho Rios Market as work promised by mayor of St Ann’s Bay has begun. Work is also progressing on sidewalks along Main Street, with roadwork also on the cards. “We spent $10 million...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Even with a mathematics average that matches the national average of 74 per cent, administrators at Breadnut Hill Primary School in St Ann are not resting on their laurels but pushing to further improve performance in the subject. As a result, the...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:56 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As news spread across St Ann on Friday that three of the six persons confirmed as contracting the novel coronavirus were being treated at St Ann’s Bay Regional, residents of the parish shied away from the institution. A visit by The Gleaner Friday...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The size of the gathering might not have truly reflected the magnitude of the event, but, in the end, it was all worth the effort. Approximately 30 women turned out to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday, a day after the official...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:33 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Firebrand member of Parliament for St Ann North West, Dayton Campbell, said that he remained unperturbed by the challenge posed by prospective Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Krystal Lee in the upcoming general election. Lee was recently...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Ocho Rios cruise ship pier remained empty on Friday after MSC Cruise pulled its vessel, MSC Divina, from a scheduled visit, diverting it to Grand Cayman. A source in the tourism sector told The Gleaner that information out of Miami, where the...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In what is considered one of the largest investments locally, ground was broke last Friday in Llandovery, St Ann, for the construction of the Sugarcane Bay Hotel, a US$1-billion project to build 4,700 rooms over a 10-year period. In welcoming the...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The baby who was rescued from a pit latrine in October last year in Cox Piece, St Mary, and subsequently dubbed ‘Baby Moses’ by residents is out of hospital and has found a new home in St James. Efforts to get an update on the infant from the Child...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As countries across the world take steps to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Jamaican health officials on Tuesday denied more than 6,000 people on a cruise ship access to the port of Ocho Rios, as a crew member on board had been...

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Over 30 students from Ostroda and other areas of Poland, on an educational trip on board the sailing ship STS Fryderyk Chopin, recently participated in an exchange programme with their counterparts from Ocho Rios High School. The itinerary had the...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Aabuthmott Gallimore High School, located in the farm-friendly area of Alexandria, St Ann, used the annual Jamaica Day celebrations on Friday to further develop its excellent agriculture programme at the school. English language teacher at the...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:38 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Oracabessa High School student who allegedly attacked the dean of discipline at the school on Wednesday was arrested by the police on Thursday morning after he turned up at the institution with an ice pick in his bag. Allegations are that the...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Staff and students at the Ocho Rios primary school had to receive grief counselling earlier this week after a grade six teacher, 47 year-old Donald Rowe, died suddenly on Sunday. Rowe, of Hartland in Priory, St Ann, had visited doctors up to...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:31 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Staff and students at Ocho Rios Primary School received grief counselling earlier this week after a grade six teacher, 47-year-old Donald Rowe, died suddenly on Sunday. Rowe, of Hartland in Priory, St Ann, had visited doctors up to Friday to check...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis has revealed that almost $50 million has been earmarked for road-improvement works in the resort town of Ocho Rios and adjoining communities as well as the road leading to Murphy Hill in St Ann. Pimento Walk,...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Franklyn D Resort and Spa (FDR) in Runaway Bay, St Ann, once again hosted the top spellers from the annual Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee Competition for a weekend at the family hotel. Champion speller Tori-Ann Beckford of McAuley...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann Municipal Corporation will continue its anti-dengue campaign with a clean-up of the Ocho Rios division, starting today. Saturday’s move comes after a similar campaign was carried out in the Exchange division on January 25. In making the...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Just days before leaving Jamaica for Africa, reggae star Buju Banton paid a surprise visit to the Mount Pleasant Football Academy (MFPA), St Ann, on Monday. Scheduled to leave Jamaica yesterday to fulfil a February 8 engagement in Nairobi, Kenya,...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The business community in St Ann has welcomed the announcement that the Brown’s Town Tax Office is to be relocated, but has expressed concerns about the new relocation. There is also a call for the St Ann’s Bay tax office to also be relocated, as...

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