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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...

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...

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