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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...

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...

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