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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...

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

GOVERNOR'S PEN, St Mary:The recurring breakaway of a road in the community of Governor's Pen in St Mary is continuing to infuriate residents and motorists alike and with the country in the middle of the hurricane season, some are expressing fear...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Several volunteers turned out on International Coastal Clean-up Day last Saturday to give beaches in St Mary a much-needed tidying.The Port Maria Beach, near to the parish library in the capital town, and the Rio Nuevo Beach,...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Properties with a combined estimated value of $23.7 million were damaged by fire in St Mary during August, according to figures released by the Jamaica Fire Brigade in the parish.Addressing the monthly meeting of the St Mary Municipal Corporation on...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A similar scene might have been played out in other sections of the island but at the St Ann Infirmary in Priory, Hurricane Gilbert's fury brought terror to the residents, workers and Red Cross volunteers who turned out to help in the heights of the...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

"Each time mi see mi son Tengsang, mi remember Hurricane Gilbert because I was pregnant and him born eight days after the hurricane," Annie Reid of Ocho Rios, St Ann told The Gleaner.With the approach of the hurricane Reid was worried...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

One of the Caribbean's leading family resorts, Franklyn D Resort (FDR), in Runaway Bay, St Ann, has joined a growing list of entities supporting the move to preserve the environment, by banning the use of plastic straws on the property.And the move...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There were no complaints reaching The Gleaner in St Ann as schools reopened for the new academic year on Monday.Several high schools contacted have reported no concerns for the new year.At Ferncourt High in Claremont, principal, the Reverend...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

While attending Gibraltar All-Age School in St Ann, it wasn't difficult for one to detect that Ntini Edwards would emerge to become a brilliant student, such was her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.The Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results of...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite appeals by head of the St Ann police Senior Superintendent of Police Michael Smith that residents do not take the law into their own hands, they exacted jungle justice on accused killer Orville Scarlett early Friday morning in Watt Town in...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Pastor Alberta Boswell James founded the Restoration of Life Mission in Christ Apostolic Church at Jail Lane in St Ann's Bay decades ago with the mission to save souls and help others.Over the last 27 years, she has held a back-...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several students from St Christopher's School for the Deaf in St Ann were among the 91 children who benefited from Moon Palace Foundation's annual Summer Art Camp, held over one week at the Ocho Rios hotel and ending last Saturday.Most of the...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Noranda Bauxite has continued its annual scholarship fund this year, donating just under $1.7 million to students who have excelled at the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) level.At the same time, Craig Thompson, Noranda's operations director, has...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:For the sixth year, United for Hope Medical Mission has provided free medical service for residents in rural Jamaica.The Texas, USA-based group recently completed four days of serving residents of several communities in St Ann and...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Sagicor Group Richard Byles is questioning why Jamaicans are not being targeted for better paying positions in jobs that are being created in several sectors of the economy.Delivering the keynote address at Saturday night's St Ann...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann Homecoming and Heritage Foundation on Saturday night paid homage to two institutions and an individual who have made significant contributions to the parish.At its 13th Annual Awards Banquet held at Jewel Dunn's River in Mammee Bay, St...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans from all across the island turned out in large numbers on Tuesday night (July 31) at Seville in St Ann to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Emancipation Jubilee under the theme 'The Genesis'.Performers, stretching from Westmoreland in the...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has underscored the importance of celebrating emancipation from slavery as Jamaica observed 180 years of freedom on August 1.Giving the main address at the Emancipation Jubilee at Seville Heritage Park in St Ann on...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

After an introductory period where Clickmarket established itself as the leading Jamaican online market, parent company, Cool Corporation has now renamed the entity Coolmarket, joining it with more than 20 companies under the Cool Corp umbrella."We...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Opposition spokesperson on Tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill is urging portfolio minister Edmund Bartlett to convene a meeting with craft traders and producers to hear their concerns and avoid disruption in the sector.More than 20 representatives of craft...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Commercial Credit Investments (CCI), a loan company in Ocho Rios, has taken the unprecedented step of offering to help parents in St Ann and St Mary with back-to-school expenses, even as it means giving out fewer loans.A health...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Craft vendors and traders from Jamaica's main tourism resort areas, Negril, Montego Bay, Falmouth, and Ocho Rios, have flatly rejected Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett's plan to erect artisan villages in resort areas.At an emergency meeting in Ocho...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A market study conducted by Dr Joy Moncrieffe of the Institute for Applied Social Research has confirmed the view held by many that employers are not keen on employing persons with disabilities (PWDs).The 2016 study said that while there were some...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

It didn't take the masses from Mines district to pack the St Ann's Bay Baptist Church on Saturday, July 14, to show how well loved Owen George Cole Sr was. Countless others from several communities across the parish also turned out to pay last...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The multimillion-dollar Ocho Rios Fishing Village was officially opened Thursday evening, signalling a new phase for fisherfolk who have occupied the location for years.The magnificently crafted village, spearheaded by the Port Authority of Jamaica...

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