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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

It should have been another typical Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday for 62-year-old Charmaine Henry and her family. But in a bizarre series of events, Sunday was spent by the family mourning Henry’s untimely death and giving statements to the...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:40 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A website has been launched to assist students preparing for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, offering resource materials for several subjects and an interactive forum for discussion. The creator, 15-year-old Campion...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann chapter of the Jamaica Association of Administrative Professionals (JAAP) has answered the call for assistance from the Household Helpers Association (HHA). As part of Administrative Professionals Week, the JAAP handed over several care...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Since its elevation to the National Premier League, Mount Pleasant Football Academy has provided home parish, St Ann, and the wider Jamaica, with excitement on the football pitch. Today, under more trying conditions brought on by the coronavirus...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The colourful kites that used to line the St Ann sky at Easter time were absent this year. Kites of varying colours, shapes and sizes, with only a long tail being their commonality, were expertly crafted by skilled kite makers in St Ann, in...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Paper has never looked so beautiful. It has taken a love of art and a desire to be one’s own boss for Prescella Asmar to start PA Arts and Craft, a business that specialises in paper decorations for virtually all forms of celebrations. For parties...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two families in St Ann’s Bay are grieving following a bloody attack that left one man dead and a teenage boy in the St Ann’s Bay Hospital. The suspect in the attack, a man known as ‘Carlos’, is in police custody. Dead is 56-year-old Delroy Smith of...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Past student of Aabuthnott Gallimore High School in Alexandria, St Ann, and now business professor living in New York, Daren Johnson has been adding some bright moments to the lives of several outstanding Jamaican women across the globe, even as...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

It took the group of St Ann men calling themselves ‘Mi and Mi Bredda Dem Good’ less than two weeks to change their recipe from cooks competing in a social media quarantine cook-off to a team helping needy residents in the parish. But such is the...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents of St Catherine, which is under a one-week lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus, are crossing the northern border into St Mary, heading to areas such as Port Maria and Galina, according to reports reaching The Gleaner....

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

SEVERAL ENTERTAINERS in St Ann have taken to Facebook to entertain their fans as the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact social life. And, like in so many other areas of life, the live-via-Facebook experience has brought...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Referred to as Patient 5, the St Ann man who beat COVID-19 and was released from the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital on Sunday, after 16 days in isolation, is expressing thanks, while urging Jamaicans not to take the disease lightly. In the...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:27 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A group of young men in Brown’s Town, St Ann, decided they would not let the novel coronavirus spoil their leisure time, so they got together on Sunday to hold a social-media cook-off titled ‘Mi and Mi Bredda Dem Good’. Coordinated by Richardo...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Gangdong Association (JGA), which represents the Chinese community in Jamaica, has come to the assistance of efforts in St Ann to fight against the coronavirus, COVID-19. On Thursday, the group donated food items and other goods valued...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s online marketing company, CoolMarket, is delivering grocery items purchased using its platform free to customers in the Corporate Area and St Catherine, until further notice. The Ocho Rios-based company said the move is to minimise the...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Doctors in St Ann are still committed to offering healthcare amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and other illnesses, despite the closure of several offices in the parish. Several doctor offices remain open, and those who have closed their facilities are...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Couples Resorts has announced the temporary closure of its four hotel properties because of the COVID-19 virus. The properties, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Tower Isle, Couples Negril, and Couples Swept Away will close March 28 to April 30, 2020, a...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As the dramatic economic fallout from COVID-19 continues to unfold, the latest hotel to announce a one-month temporary closure is Couples Resorts which operates four all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. The properties, Couples Sans Souci, Couples...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Nine community members drawn from Noranda Bauxite’s operating areas in St Ann were presented with awards of excellence by the Noranda Community Council recently, for their contribution to various areas of society. The nine, five men and four women...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A total of $10 million has been spent to pave the car park at the Ocho Rios Market as work promised by mayor of St Ann’s Bay has begun. Work is also progressing on sidewalks along Main Street, with roadwork also on the cards. “We spent $10 million...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Even with a mathematics average that matches the national average of 74 per cent, administrators at Breadnut Hill Primary School in St Ann are not resting on their laurels but pushing to further improve performance in the subject. As a result, the...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As news spread across St Ann on Friday that three of the six persons confirmed as contracting the novel coronavirus were being treated at St Ann’s Bay Regional, residents of the parish shied away from the institution. A visit by The Gleaner Friday...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The size of the gathering might not have truly reflected the magnitude of the event, but, in the end, it was all worth the effort. Approximately 30 women turned out to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday, a day after the official...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Firebrand member of Parliament for St Ann North West, Dayton Campbell, said that he remained unperturbed by the challenge posed by prospective Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Krystal Lee in the upcoming general election. Lee was recently...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Ocho Rios cruise ship pier remained empty on Friday after MSC Cruise pulled its vessel, MSC Divina, from a scheduled visit, diverting it to Grand Cayman. A source in the tourism sector told The Gleaner that information out of Miami, where the...

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