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Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has urged employers to focus more on helping to develop their employees in order to increase productivity in the workplace.Addressing the 36th annual Business and Workplace...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Dr Myrna Hague-Bradshaw, organiser of the Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival and Franklyn D Resort (FDR) in Runaway Bay, St Ann, may have discovered a partnership - sweet jazz music and appetising cuisine. That was the order of the day as...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

"God bless you."That's one of the favourite sayings of Reverend Charles J Barrett. And whereas he loves to proclaim blessings on others, the outpouring of love and affection on the occasion of his 99th birthday last Saturday, in Brooklyn, New York,...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 6:24 PMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann's Bay Infant School on Wednesday benefited to the tune of $3.5 million worth of repairs as one of the National Labour Day projects.Representatives of several government and non-governmental organisations turned out to assist with building...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A simple album launch by Ocho Rios gospel singer Prince Hall has blossomed into a fundraising event to build a home for an indigent community member.The launch of Hall's album, We Believe, is now set as a concert and scheduled for Father's Day, June...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

It has been a difficult period for educational psychologist Trudean Scott-Elliott.After losing her daughter, Elianah, at just three months old, to a condition known as patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), Scott-Elliott's world was plunged into chaos.But...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There's not a kinder soul than Andrea 'Peggy' Lawrence, it seems. And if we're to go by 2 Corinthians, then God loves her because she gives everything with a cheerful spirit.Hailed recently for her community involvement by her employers, Jewel Dunn'...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Sunday's second monthly instalment of Music and Comedy at Oceans 11 in Ocho Rios St Ann was worth going the miles to see.Following last month's first staging that featured St Mary trio, Exhale, and comedian Lemon, this month featured Peter Lloyd and...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Ocho Rios Post Office has been closed for major infrastructural work and all its services transferred to shop #26, Ocean Village Shopping Centre, situated on premises located across the road from the post office.Kathy-Ann Yetman, public...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Without even knowing it, customers of Blingers in Ocho Rios are supporting children from a wide cross section of Jamaica by contributing to their well-being in several ways.That's because proprietor Mark Pai donates part of the proceeds from...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Some 25 shop operators at the renovated Ocho Rios Fishing Village, which will be opened near the end of April, have been trained in business skills in several sessions organised by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ).Institutions such as the Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Ten male students from the St Ann's Bay Primary School have benefited from training in sift skills, thanks to the Children of Our Village Project, an ongoing partnership between the St Ann Homecoming Foundation and HEART Trust/NTA - Employment...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Regarded as a strict but good man, George Theophilus Linton died the day before his 77th birthday, and for granddaughter, Susan Gordon-Pryce, it was hard to take.Not just because they were looking forward to a birthday celebration, but because of...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:After being rebuilt following destruction by fire in the late 19th century, the Methodist Church in Jamaica has again committed to rebuilding the St Ann's Bay Church, which was gutted by fire on Tuesday morning.The building and...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Established on Emancipation Day, August 1, 1838 and later to become the childhood church of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the St Ann's Bay Methodist Church was gutted by fire early yesterday morning, leaving losses valued at millions of...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has urged new Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) recruits to be courageous and to abide by the core principles of the JDF, which include discipline, integrity, honour, commitment, and loyalty.Malahoo Forte was...

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

Young entrepreneurs Nakeita Mullings and Daderia Dunn have teamed up to offer Ocho Rios and its environs a service that they believe is needed in that resort town.Flash Errand Services has opened its doors at Soni's Plaza, Main Street, Ocho Rios, to...

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

This pastor plays the piano. That's good, but who cares? Hardly anyone, it seems. What people are really talking about is that this pastor is now a lawyer.Seventh-day Adventist pastor, Omar Oliphant, who is in charge of the Salem Pastoral District...

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

Solomon Higgins was born on December 24, 1912.He can't quite remember the year this incident happened, but one morning he woke up and couldn't get out of bed. He could not walk.Born and raised in Epworth, St Ann, Higgins worked as a carpenter in his...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

At 105 years old, Solomon Emanuel Higgins has spent his entire life in Epworth district in southeast St Ann, often making his December 24 birthday and Christmas, the following day, a two-day celebration.However, for the senior citizen, the one thing...

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

Hugh Johnson is to give up his post of Dean of Discipline at Steer Town Academy later this year, to concentrate on building Mount Zion Learning Centre in Ocho Rios, St Ann, as he pursues the vision of building a polytechnic institute.After four...

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