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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie last Thursday officially opened a state-of-the-art drop-in centre in Port Maria, St Mary, which is geared towards providing assistance to those in need of state care.McKenzie, who was...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary:For more than a decade, Phillip Brown, a school warden at Port Maria Primary in St Mary, has been ensuring that students cross the busy roadway safely to get to school.Brown, who hails from Paggee in Port Maria, carries out his...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland:With the conviction that the coming of Jesus Christ is near, members of the Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church in Portland have been spreading the Gospel along the streets of Port Antonio as part of a last-ditch attempt...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 11:03 PMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland:With the conviction that the coming of Jesus Christ is near, members of Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church in Portland have been spreading the gospel along the streets of Port Antonio as part of a last-ditch attempt to...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has committed to the restoration of approximately 200 police stations islandwide, which are currently in a state of disrepair.Chang, who along with police commissioner, Major General Anthony Anderson,...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Nine cruise ships are slated to arrive in Port Antonio, Portland, over a five-month period, which will represent a significant improvement in tourist's arrival to the resort town.Port Antonio, which is the island's cradle of tourism, has been...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Nine cruise ships are slated to arrive in Port Antonio, Portland, over a five-month period, which will represent a significant improvement in tourist arrival to the resort town.Port Antonio has been struggling with tourist arrival since the fleet of...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Ground was broken on August 9 signalling the availability of 31 lots at Fairy Hill Commons, Portland, which are now on sale to prospective landowners.The picturesque property, which is nestled in the hills of Fairy Hill, has already attracted buyers...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Minister responsible for tourism matters Edmund Bartlett yesterday renewed a commitment to ensure the sustainability of tourism-related projects that will enhance the parish of Portland.Bartlett, who was guest speaker at the opening of the Community...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Manchioneal, Portland:A Constable attached to the St Thomas police is now in custody in connection with the armed robbery of a businesswoman in Manchioneal, Portland on Monday.According to police sources, at about 4 a.m. the businesswoman reportedly...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

A two-year-old remains critical in hospital following a three-vehicle collision that also claimed the life of a pedal cyclist along Allan Avenue in Port Antonio, Portland, Saturday night.Forty-year-old musician Chadwick Buchanan, who goes by the...

Published:Monday | July 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Orange Bay, Portland:A suspect is in custody following the brutal slaying of a woman and the injuring of four others, after gunmen opened fire at a bar at Orange Bay, west Portland, yesterday morning.One of the four injured persons remained in...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Unless immediate attention is given to a roadway leading into the community of Clear Spring in east Portland, which is being undermined, hundreds of residents could be marooned in the event of heavy rainfall.The farming community, which has already...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The farming community of Mount Pleasant in west Portland has been rocked by a double murder after the nude body of a Caucasian female, along with that of her husband, was discovered on Friday afternoon.The names of the murdered victims have been...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland:Setting aside his title of commanding officer for the Portland police division, at least for the day, it was a fiery Elder Duane Wellington who urged members and visitors at the Port Antonio Seventh-day Adventist Church to set...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Custos of Portland Lincoln Thaxter is confident that the parish will retain its status as being the safest in the island despite a 150 per cent increase in murders so far this year when compared to the same period last year.With just five murders so...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Berrydale, Portland:Raft captains assigned to Rio Grande rafting, Portland's premiere tourists attraction site, have threatened to withdraw their services, which could result in a shutdown of operations at that facility.The irate raft captains are...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Snow Hill, Portland:An unbearable stench, which is further compounded by rat infestation, is causing havoc in the lives of two returning residents who are forced to endure the illegal dumping of garbage near their house in the community of Snow Hill...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

DARLEY, Portland:Marooned for seven days because of the mysterious appearance of a large body of water, residents of Darley and Maidstone in west Portland could have road access later today.On Saturday, private contractors, with the aid of heavy-...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Raft Captains assigned to Rio Grande Rafting, Portland's premier tourist's attraction site, who were battered following three days of torrential rainfall and flooding, are now in a jubilant mood after receiving 73 cheques valued at $10,000 each.The...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

BERRYDALE, Portland:Portland's premier tourist attraction, Rio Grande Rafting, has been plunged into turmoil following three days of torrential rainfall that destroyed approximately 95 per cent of the bamboo-fashioned vessels operated by raft...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Rio Grande Valley, Portland:With expectant mothers unable to reach hospital to give birth, in addition to several other emergencies, a crisis situation is brewing among residents at Cornwall Barracks in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland, who, up to...

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