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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Sydney Stewart, the newly installed Mayor of St Ann’s Bay, told the monthly meeting of the Municipal Corporation yesterday that he would review and reverse, if necessary, the approved sale of a lot of land in the heart of the capital for $10...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Michael Belnavis, the mayor and chairman of the St Ann’s Bay Municipal Corporation, is faced with a decision to relinquish his position or could possibly be unceremoniously toppled from his high seat. With a no-confidence motion from five People’...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Woodstock, near Claremont in St Ann, are eagerly awaiting a breakthrough in the June 21 murder of community member, 54-year-old farmer Donovan Davis. Efforts on Wednesday to get an update from the St Ann police proved unsuccessful, but...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) has come out strongly in defence of its members, demanding a withdrawal of comments and a public apology as it threatens legal action after a Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann police got some assistance in ensuring safety against the COVID-19 when they were gifted with hand sanitisers and dispensers by the St Ann Chamber of Commerce and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Ocho Rios-Runaway Bay...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann police got some assistance in ensuring safety against the COVID-19 when they were gifted with hand sanitisers and dispensers by the St Ann Chamber of Commerce and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Ocho Rios Runaway Bay...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Nearly 200 retired members of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), which was phased out several years ago, are being treated to care packages by the Public Sector Employees Co-operative Credit Union. The credit union team, which is...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Stewart Town in St Mary protested for a second straight day over a police killing, storming the nearby Oracabessa station on Tuesday and demanding to speak with a senior officer. Commander for the parish, Superintendent Bobette Morgan-...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When a team of investigators from a state anti-corruption watchdog swooped down on the offices of the St Ann Municipal Corporation last Friday, minority leader Winston Brown said that he was not surprised by the raid. Personnel from the Integrity...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 1:08 PMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN’S Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis has labelled as “bad-mind” detractors who have mounted a withering campaign against him since news broke of the reported $46m COVID-19 expenditure on sanitising the town of Ocho Rios and the $80,000 charging port...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 1:04 PMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In 2018, when the area known as Capture Land in Parry Town, St Ann, was last flooded, dozens of persons were severely affected. With the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season predicted to be above normal, persons living in the community are concerned...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Douglas Castle in southeast St Ann, near the border with Clarendon, are breathing easier as the 2020 hurricane season gets going after work was done to alleviate a flooding problem that devastated the community in 2017. Millions of...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Diversification has already begun in the tourism industry in Ocho Rios. Owner of the Landmark Plaza in Ocho Rios Dinesh ‘Danny’ Galani says that his investment in the plaza, which opened in 2016, shows a business diversified from a totally tourist-...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Risking stigmatisation, the Bahia Principe Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann, has taken the bold step to partner with the Government of Jamaica in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, offering several rooms to be used in the processing of returning...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Councillors who have walked the rugged terrain of St Ann North East canvassing for the Jamaica Labour Party have praised late Member of Parliament Shahine Robinson for her commitment to cause and her engagement skills on the hustings. Also the...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:29 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

FOR SOME time it had not rained in Claremont, St Ann, but the showers came down yesterday, forcing supporters of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament (MP) for St Ann North East, Shahine Robinson, to seek shelter inside her home or other...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Past students of the Brown’s Town High School in St Ann have provided much-needed support to the institution as it moves to assist students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The school is also preparing for partial reopening on June 8. The past...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A CONTINUING dry spell in St Ann has manifested in a massive increase in bush fires for the month of April 2020 compared to the similar period the previous year. The Jamaica Fire Brigade’s report for April, tabled at this month’s meeting of the St...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite what appears to be a disregard by many Jamaicans of the Ministry of Health and Wellness’s directives to practise social distancing, medical officer of surveillance at the St Ann Health Department, Dr Micas Campbell-Foreman, believes the...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minority leader and People’s National Party (PNP) councillor for the Borobridge division in St Ann, Winston Brown, says he intends to write to the auditor general seeking an investigation into how $46.6m was spent recently to sanitise the resort...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Smarting from backlash over quarantine conditions for returning Jamaicans at two St Ann hotels, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday apologised for a slew of logistical foul-ups, including rooming delays...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

NEWLY MINTED charity, the Karen Dale Foundation, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Ocho Rios, recently donated equipment valued at more than $300,000 to the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital. The items included 130 digital thermometers, 200...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Kiwanis Club of Alexandria-Charlton in St Ann has joined several other organisations in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with the launch of their COVID Care project on Sunday. The advent of the coronavirus has brought about a sense of...

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

This could never be Ocho Rios, the Caribbean’s top cruise-ship destination, said one responder in light of the virtual lockdown of the resort town caused by the coronavirus pandemic. All around, shopping centres that house dozens of in-bond shops,...

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

There is a Spanish Flu survivor in St Ann who is now experiencing a second pandemic in his lifetime, as COVID-19 continues to spread. Arguments about the current COVID-19 pandemic invariably shift to the Spanish Flu of 1918 to 1919, which killed...

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