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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is expected to name a caretaker for the Fellowship division of the Rio Grande Valley in Portland Eastern, in the wake of the recent passing of Irvin ‘Louie’ Brown, who died recently from complications associated with...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORTLAND: Twenty-two students from various schools in Rio Grande Valley in eastern Portland received tablet computers from businessman Zayne Phillips to assist with their online learning. Phillips, whose mother is originally from the upper Rio...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:13 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Janga Gully, Portland: Residents of several Portland communities are peeved at the authorities for the lack of maintenance of a deteriorating bridge along the Janga Gully road, which was ordered closed yesterday. A hole in the deck of the bridge,...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Several days of torrential rains have seriously impacted some roadways in west Portland, which are now being cleared by residents, even as they are still being affected by the inclement weather. Landslides and falling rocks, compounded by inundated...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Junction, St Mary: It will cost taxpayers approximately $321 million for the reconstruction of a section of the roadway at Chovey in Junction, St Mary, which was extensively damaged during heavy rains more than three weeks ago. Government minister...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Sixty-one-year-old Portland councillor Irvin Brown died yesterday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), where he had been admitted after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Brown, who represented the...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Three cousins living in Shrewsbury, a volatile community in west Portland, have excelled academically and are among some of the top achievers at their school in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. The impressive grades...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Carron Hall, St Mary: Despite having cerebral palsy, 17-year-old Carron Hall High School student Rajeeb Page has surprised many by passing four of the five subjects he sat recently in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 6:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Damage to the entrance of the new state-of-the-art police station in Port Antonio was caused bizarrely by a stabbing victim fleeing for his life, authorities in the Portland capital have said. Speaking with The Gleaner on...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:18 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

JUNCTION, St Mary: The National Works Agency (NWA) has cleared a section of the roadway through Junction in the vicinity of the Westmoreland Bridge in St Mary that collapsed on Monday, rendering the corridor impassable to vehicular traffic....

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Following an impressive showing at the polls in last Thursday’s general election, Dr Norman Dunn will be returning as member of parliament for the constituency of South East St Mary. Dunn, the incumbent and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate,...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

A St Mary family is now mourning the brutal killing of a relative, who was chopped multiple times and his throat slashed during a brazen daylight killing at Forcetrod, Enfield, on Monday. Dead is a 48-year-old farmer, Anthony Edie, who was...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2020 | 12:51 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Like a man on a mission, 73-year-old Calvin Robinson has taken it upon himself to tread the rugged, hilly terrain of several communities in St Mary South East to campaign for his candidate, Dr Norman Dunn. Robinson, who made it clear that he was...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:28 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary has downplayed concerns that his contraction of COVID-19 poses a health risk to staff and clients of the St Mary Municipal Corporation. Creary, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week by local officials of the...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2020 | 12:27 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

CHARLES TOWN, St Mary: “Goodnight. I will see you later in the week.” Those were the last words a now-grieving Doreen Murray will forever remember saying to her 26-year-old son and promising medical intern, Yakeev Morris. Morris, the youngest of...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

WHITE RIVER VALLEY, St Mary: Despite the risks associated with the new coronavirus and painstaking appeals to residents by local health authorities, patrons continue to flock to the popular St Mary attraction, Spanish Bridge, oblivious to safety...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:20 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

MOORE TOWN, Portland: The Moore Town Maroons in Portland (East) have suspended Emancipation Day celebrations this year owing to health concerns associated with the spread of the coronavirus. Colonel Wallace Sterling of the Moore Town Maroons in...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2020 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Describing his administration as the “advocate for change”, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that improving the infrastructure of the country and making better the working conditions of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is a...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:25 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

SHERWOOD FOREST: Portland businessman Everton McDonald has lost his second wife to murder in just over a decade when the partially burnt body of 31-year-old Tonia McDonald was discovered in a car at Sherwood Forest shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:29 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Annotto Bay, St Mary Brushing aside increased speculation in recent times that a general election could be on the horizon, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that restoring the economy and ensuring that people regain employment are high on his...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:26 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Annotto Bay, St Mary: Three sisters, along with a combined total of 12 children, who were living in squalor, are now the recipients of the Tenement Upgrade housing development project in Annotto Bay, St Mary, which is part of the Government’s...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Tasked with the responsibility of creating a mural depicting the rich cultural and historical traditions of Portland, Mark Bell and five of his colleague artists are getting high praises for the stories they have told in painting. Bell, who...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of Port Antonio Paul Thompson said that COVID-19 has triggered changes to the disaster preparedness model in Portland, which now demands additional shelters and other resources to ensure that basic hygienic practices and social distancing are...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Reflecting on her victory over People's National Party (PNP) candidate Damion Crawford in a hotly contested by-election for the constituency of East Portland, Member of Parliament Ann-Marie Vaz has listed road rehabilitation and...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary: As residents of the northeast town of Annotto Bay emerged from their homes at the end of a 14-day quarantine, there are calls for caution amid the new-found freedom. Three St Mary communities – Dover, Annotto Bay, and...

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