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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:26 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO: Mayor of Port Antonio Paul Thompson has urged Portlanders has condemned profiteering by merchants who have jacked up prices as a buying binge sweeps the parish capital. He also urged residents and other stakeholders to follow the...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:26 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The family of 54-year-old Donovan Hassizulle, including his seven children are in mourning following his brutal slaying last Saturday night at Fort George in Annotto Bay, St Mary. Hassizulle, and another man, 34-year-old Damian Wilson, were gunned...

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:24 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

CHARLES TOWN, Portland: Motorists have been urged to exercise caution when driving in the vicinity of Charles Town in the Buff Bay Valley as continuous rockfall is impacting that section of the Portland thoroughfare. The rockfall, which includes...

Published:Saturday | February 22, 2020 | 12:05 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary: The St Mary police division has seen a decrease in serious and violent crimes since the start of 2020, which is a result of persistent crime-fighting and team effort on the part of law-enforcement officers. Superintendent of...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:25 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Highgate, St Mary: Excitement reigned at the RJRGLEANER Cross Country roadshow last weekend in St Mary as residents turned out in large numbers to enjoy an evening loaded with entertainment. Held last Friday at Triple P lawn in Highgate, the...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament (MP) for South East St Mary Dr Norman Dunn is seeking to revive sports and also what he describes as the community spirit among residents while engaging youth in various sporting disciplines to showcase their skills. Dunn, who...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:27 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: People’s National Party President (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips has chided the Andrew Holness-led administration for rising crime and what he termed poor leadership, promising to be a better steward of the country as he engaged...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has reminded the Portland Municipal Corporation that it is obligated to provide burial spots upon request despite shortage of space in public cemeteries in the parish. He was...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:19 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Health inspectors in Port Antonio, Portland, have given the greenlight to the Restaurants of Jamaica-operated KFC outlet in the town, declaring that it was satisfied that the facility did not have any serious issue that...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:49 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

ANCHOVY, PORTLAND: Since his home was ravaged by fire more than a year ago, 63-year-old Devon Montague has slept virtually with one eye nervously open, with the sky as the roof for his family. Sometimes, on cold and rainy nights, they were soaked...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:44 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Throyville Haughton is arguably the most popular police officer in Portland, especially since the music video for his song, Proud Informer, went viral on social media recently. The song...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: The much-anticipated hike in sales at the Musgrave Market has not materialised, and has caused vendors to contemplate slashing the prices of ground provisions. “It is the poorest Christmas season that I have seen in a long...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:38 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Naylors Hill, Portland: Mayor of Port Antonio Paul Thompson has said that the living conditions of an elderly couple at Naylors Hill in Portland were arguably the worst that have come to his attention since assuming the position of chairman of the...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:14 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Claiming that their vessel developed mechanical problems, resulting in them drifting for days at sea into Jamaican waters, four Haitian men who landed in St Margaret’s Bay, Portland, on Wednesday are being housed at an...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary: A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy braved scorching heat to run into a burning house and rescue his ailing 88-year-old grandfather in Annotto Bay on Thursday night, drawing whoops of praise from family members and residents. Asha Dunn, who...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PASSLEY GARDENS, Portland: Student Council president of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) has criticised as premature a predawn protest over campus conditions that disrupted classes and blocked traffic to the premises on...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Despite the inclement weather, a team from the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund, along with a government minister and other stakeholders, last Saturday declared the newly rehabilitated Castle Community centre in Portland,...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

A man who is believed to be an operator of an illegal taxi in Portland, has turned himself in after being on the run for four days following a hit-and-run that left a policeman injured. His name has been withheld pending further investigation. He...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Ranch Hill, Portland: With an eagerness to assist just about anyone in dire need in Ranch Hill, Everton Russell has become quite well known in his Portland community. His latest campaign to improve lives came as no surprise to residents as Russell...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 7:20 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

CASTLETON, St Mary:  The erection of a new bridge in Castleton has resurrected villages that were hit by urban sprawl as residents, weary of being marooned for days, had migrated to other communities, residents told The Gleaner yesterday....

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:15 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

St Margaret’s Bay, Portland: Divers from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are expected to join the search for an educator who went missing on the weekend after he allegedly jumped off a bridge into the Rio Grande at St Margaret’s Bay in Portland....

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Foreshore Road, Port Antonio: Fifteen people are now jobless after fire of unknown origin destroyed a popular jerk centre and a restaurant along Foreshore Road in Port Antonio, Portland, on Thursday. Eustas ‘Piggy’ Lindsay, who owns the...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:28 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Health is appealing to residents in Portland to rid their surroundings of mosquito breeding sites, such as containers that can hold water. The appeal comes amid an increase in reported cases of dengue. The disclosure was made by Dr...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:27 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The St Mary Municipal Corporation is to carry out an assessment on the damage to the Gayle Market following Tuesday’s fire The corporation says it wants to restore electrical power to that facility in the shortest possible time. Mayor of Port...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:30 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Protest action by taxi and minibus operators in Portland and St Mary left scores of commuters stranded yesterday as the drivers of public passenger vehicles tried to press home their demands for a fare increase. Some commuters argued that the...

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