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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...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In what is considered one of the largest investments locally, ground was broke last Friday in Llandovery, St Ann, for the construction of the Sugarcane Bay Hotel, a US$1-billion project to build 4,700 rooms over a 10-year period. In welcoming the...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The baby who was rescued from a pit latrine in October last year in Cox Piece, St Mary, and subsequently dubbed ‘Baby Moses’ by residents is out of hospital and has found a new home in St James. Efforts to get an update on the infant from the Child...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As countries across the world take steps to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Jamaican health officials on Tuesday denied more than 6,000 people on a cruise ship access to the port of Ocho Rios, as a crew member on board had been...

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Over 30 students from Ostroda and other areas of Poland, on an educational trip on board the sailing ship STS Fryderyk Chopin, recently participated in an exchange programme with their counterparts from Ocho Rios High School. The itinerary had the...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Aabuthmott Gallimore High School, located in the farm-friendly area of Alexandria, St Ann, used the annual Jamaica Day celebrations on Friday to further develop its excellent agriculture programme at the school. English language teacher at the...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:38 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Oracabessa High School student who allegedly attacked the dean of discipline at the school on Wednesday was arrested by the police on Thursday morning after he turned up at the institution with an ice pick in his bag. Allegations are that the...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Staff and students at the Ocho Rios primary school had to receive grief counselling earlier this week after a grade six teacher, 47 year-old Donald Rowe, died suddenly on Sunday. Rowe, of Hartland in Priory, St Ann, had visited doctors up to...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:31 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Staff and students at Ocho Rios Primary School received grief counselling earlier this week after a grade six teacher, 47-year-old Donald Rowe, died suddenly on Sunday. Rowe, of Hartland in Priory, St Ann, had visited doctors up to Friday to check...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis has revealed that almost $50 million has been earmarked for road-improvement works in the resort town of Ocho Rios and adjoining communities as well as the road leading to Murphy Hill in St Ann. Pimento Walk,...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Franklyn D Resort and Spa (FDR) in Runaway Bay, St Ann, once again hosted the top spellers from the annual Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee Competition for a weekend at the family hotel. Champion speller Tori-Ann Beckford of McAuley...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann Municipal Corporation will continue its anti-dengue campaign with a clean-up of the Ocho Rios division, starting today. Saturday’s move comes after a similar campaign was carried out in the Exchange division on January 25. In making the...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Just days before leaving Jamaica for Africa, reggae star Buju Banton paid a surprise visit to the Mount Pleasant Football Academy (MFPA), St Ann, on Monday. Scheduled to leave Jamaica yesterday to fulfil a February 8 engagement in Nairobi, Kenya,...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The business community in St Ann has welcomed the announcement that the Brown’s Town Tax Office is to be relocated, but has expressed concerns about the new relocation. There is also a call for the St Ann’s Bay tax office to also be relocated, as...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Next month’s annual staging of Reggae Month in Jamaica will see the introduction of Sound System Echoes – The Showdown at Sundown, a clash featuring 12 sound systems. The new feature, introduced to appease disgruntled reggae lovers who feel Reggae...

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

For the last five years, Thora Daley and her team has staged the Elegant You Tea Party in Toronto, Canada, from which funds raised are used to support the St Ann Infirmary, here in Jamaica. The Elegant You team includes executive chef Selwyn...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The artistes billed for the opening show of Rebel Salute 2020 have, according to promoter Tony Rebel, more than 300 hit songs combined to deliver and will perform before an audience that includes Dr Julius Garvey, a son of Jamaica’s National Hero...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann Police Division is facing an “acute shortage of personnel”, a departmental document leaked to The Gleaner has shown. Commander of the division, Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Small, declined to comment on the issue. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

While the norm is for a spike in bookings as the date draws closer to the event, the accommodation sector in St Ann is already hailing the impact that Rebel Salute is having on business. Last Friday, chairperson for the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist...

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

Several small manufacturers are hoping that their products will make it to Rebel Salute this weekend and give them much-needed exposure. The two-day festival, which has acted as a source of income for St Ann artisans in previous years, promises...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:35 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Even though murder figures in the parish showed a slight decline in 2019 compared to the previous year, the St Mary Chamber of Commerce is seeking to work with the police and other stakeholders on cutting the figure even further. In 2017, there...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In the face of increased crime and violence across the island, the Jamaica Police Federation is urging members to step up the fight against criminal elements with the assurance that the organisation will protect their rights. In a release late on...

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