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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:28 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Gleaner checks at a number of schools in Portland and St Mary yesterday revealed that the new academic year was off to a smooth start. There had been fears that the severe drought conditions could have impacted a number of institutions in the...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:29 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Buff Bay Valley, Portland: Mullet Hall has become the first community in Portland to benefit from free WI-Fi Internet service, through a joint initiative between the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology and the Chris Dehring-led ReadyTV. The...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Buff Bay, Portland: A Portland family has been left heartbroken as what they said was a nearly two-decades-long abusive relationship ended in tragedy Tuesday night, leaving the matriarch dead, her common-law husband on the run, and other members of...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:26 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has charged that the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has led the country into a state of poverty, which has resulted in the poorest people bearing the greatest share of the taxation...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Portland: Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch in Port Antonio, Portland, have charged undertaker Rohan Martin with the July 30 murder of a female teacher in the northeastern seaside town. After several interviews, detectives charged...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

David Lane, Portland: The Portland police have arrested a male suspect in connection with Tuesday’s killing of schoolteacher Latoya Hill at David Lane in the parish. The suspect, an undertaker, was handed over to the police in Kingston by a friend...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

David Lane, Portland: The Portland police are searching for a male suspect who is believed to have murdered his girlfriend following a domestic dispute at David Lane in Portland yesterday morning. The deceased has been identified as 29-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Ann-Marie Vaz says she has achieved her infrastructural targets set for her first 100 days in office as member of parliament (MP) for Eastern Portland. Vaz, who found favour with electors during the April 4 by-election, told The Gleaner last week...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:34 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Norwich District, Portland: A Portland man is in shock after the remains found last week were confirmed to be those of his 29-year-old niece, Andreen McDonald of a San Antonio, Texas, address in the United States. Bobo Anderson says the family has...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The Alligator Head Foundation, that has successfully established a fish sanctuary in east Portland, is reaping huge success in its quest to restore marine life. Founded six years ago by Franscesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, the foundation has been...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:39 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary: Mayor of Port Maria, Richard Creary, has lashed out at the practice of illegal vending, which he claimed is plaguing the streets of the parish capital of St Mary, resulting in the breakdown of law and order. An obviously...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Discharged from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) eight years after a motor vehicle accident left him visually impaired, Rohan Dwight Brown has defied the odds by successfully re-enlisting, and today he occupies the post...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: The eastern parish of Portland is arming itself to tackle a rat-infestation problem that has taken root especially in the seaside town of Port Antonio, the parish’s capital. “They are just about everywhere. You hear them...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Deplorable roads, unemployment, and the lack of water were some of the concerns raised by business operators, other stakeholders, and residents at a Constituency Development Fund (CDF) constituency consultation meeting in East Portland on Thursday...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:13 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Eastern Portland residents, business operators and other stakeholders listed poor roads, unemployment and lack of water as the main priorities they want Member of Parliament (MP) Ann-Marie Vaz to tackle at the Constituency...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:30 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Hours before 13-year-old Titchfield High School student Pranjal Jasti perished in an accident on Monday, the eighth-grader was harbouring high hopes as he attended an interview seeking to join the quiz team. Yesterday,...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:25 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

A massive increase in rodents in Port Antonio has triggered an emergency response from the Portland Municipal Corporation, which is partnering with Kirk Distributors to rid the parish capital of rats and other pests. The rats and roaches, which...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

BLACK HILL, Portland: A Titchfield High schoolboy was killed and 23 children hospitalised when a 15-seater bus with almost double its capacity plunged over a precipice along the Black Hill main road in Portland yesterday afternoon. A female...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: The Portland Municipal Corporation is now in the process of disseminating information to the public as it relates to building fees standardisation, which became effective on May 1. The new increase was made public during...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Opposition senator and People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker for Eastern Portland, Damion Crawford, devoted his time on the weekend to teach dozens of students from different high schools in the parish who are preparing to...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:34 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Hectors River, Portland: Quick action by residents of Hill Top in Hectors River, Portland, saved two lives as a man reportedly attacked his wife in the dead of the night on Wednesday. At about 2 a.m., residents were jolted out of their sleep as...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:47 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Embattled People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker for Portland Eastern Damion Crawford has dispelled rumours that he is on the move by assuring Comrades that he will remain in the constituency. Crawford, who was beaten by...

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