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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...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The off-duty cop accused of fatally shooting 43-year-old Glester White in St D’Acre, St Ann, on Sunday has been removed from front-line duty as the police and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) carry out their probes. The...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite a water shortage limiting face-to-face classes to just three days last week at Oracabessa High School in St Mary, principal Natrecia Lothian has labelled the first week a success. A problematic pump at the National Water Commission...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Grand Market activities on December 24 will be greatly reduced in the major towns in St Ann, namely, St Ann’s Bay, Ocho Rios and Brown’s Town, in order to minimise the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 disease. Addressing the monthly general meeting...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There has been a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in St Ann over the last three months, according to the St Ann Health Department. Senior Public Health Inspector Leroy Scott told the monthly general meeting of the St Ann Municipal Corporation...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Sandals Foundation has delivered 28 tablets to the Ocho Rios Primary School in St Ann to serve grade six students, who are just above the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education programme threshold, but whose needs were assessed and...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Fitzroy Wickham’s selection as the 2021 Rhodes Scholar has put the York Castle High alumnus among prestigious company as he joins a list of outstanding Jamaicans who have been awarded the honour over decades. Wickham’s success, however, has come...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite an apology and a suggestion that a patient be returned to the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital for proper care, a traumatised family is unmoved after a woman believed to have been inflicted with COVID-19 was allegedly neglected, causing her...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The blurred yet graphic photograph of five-year-old Mickele Allen, his hands and feet lacerated and scalp blood-red from a ferocious attack by a pack of hounds, will embolden Justice Minister Delroy Chuck to press through passage of the new dog-...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A five-year-old boy is battling for his life in the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital after being mauled by dogs in St D’Acre, near Alexandria, on Sunday. He has been identified as Mickele Allen of a St D’Acre address in St Ann. The St Ann police...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness paid the ultimate tribute to former minister and member of parliament (MP) for St Ann North East, Shahine Robinson, on Thursday by naming the new Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) parish office in St Ann’s...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Dr Henroy Scarlett of the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) and The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, is now the president-elect of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH). The JAPHI said the...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

All three schools in St Ann that are part of a two-week coronavirus pilot reported a generally successful resumption of face-to-face classes on Tuesday although student absences put a slight damper on turnout expectations. Christine Badal-McBean...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Influential People’s National Party (PNP) member based in St Ann South East, Denzil McDonald, has hailed Mark Golding’s elevation to the post of president and leader of the party, saying he is the best person to be at the helm at this time....

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Kymani Steele is still in shock as he remembers disembarking the Toyota Fielder death car around 15 minutes before a fiery collision along the Queen’s Highway in St Ann killed four members of a family on Sunday morning. Steele, a security guard,...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The rise of Kamala Harris to vice-president-in-waiting of the United States has been welcomed with jubilation in Brown’s Town, St Ann, the birthplace of her father, Professor Donald Harris, and where several of her relatives still reside. Harris is...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The three schools that withdrew from a two-week pilot, due to start next Monday, opted out because of logistical, health, and other challenges that would have threatened a smooth restart amid the coronavirus pandemic. This week’s hiccup came days...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The impact of COVID-19 on Jamaica’s tourism sector is nothing short of devastating, and while the outlook for the near future appears grim, seeds of hope are springing forth for Jamaicans whose livelihoods have depended on the industry. Out of...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

TECHNICAL ISSUES affected the banking sector across Jamaica on Saturday, leaving thousands of residents disgruntled and embarrassed at not being able to successfully complete their business transactions. The National Commercial Bank (NCB) issued...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Living under a zinc-and-tarpaulin structure and getting stoned at nights by unruly youngsters is really an awful way to live. But this is what 51-year-old Ivan Lawrence, also known as ‘Badcare’, of Lime Hall, St Ann, had to contend with over a...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Parents across Jamaica are making the effort to assist their children get accustomed to the online method of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Beverley Dressikie of Huddersfield, St Mary, is one of them. The only difference is she does it...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For the second time within a month, the St Ann police have come under attack by residents after attempting to bring an end to an entertainment event in breach of the curfew last Saturday night in Retirement district, Brown’s Town. Following...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Continuing a tradition of excellence that has been embedded in the psyche of the St Ann-based St Hilda’s Diocesan High School, 17-year-old Jenice Clarke aced her Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations to emerge as one of the...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on Jamaica’s tourism sector, one of the island’s leading all-inclusive resorts, Moon Palace Jamaica, is recommitting to stand by its pledge to offer annual scholarships through its charity arm, Moon...

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