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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Buff Bay, Portland:The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday launched a probe into an incident in which a policeman was reportedly injured by friendly fire during an early morning operation at the Olivere Housing Scheme in...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, PORTLAND:The resort town of Port Antonio, Portland, is being overrun by rats, which now poses a serious health risk to commercial businesses and residents, who are already being plagued by a dengue outbreak.The rodent population, which...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Ten years after a horrific truck accident in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland, which took the lives of 14 people, at least one resident who claims that the then deplorable condition of the roads contributed to the crash has said that very little has...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Smatt Road, Portland:It was a fitting way to mark the festive season when charity group Change A Life Foundation (CALF) handed out cash and kind to dozens of needy persons.The special pre-Christmas initiative was held recently at Friends Church in...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Portland:Administrators at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland are in a jubilant mood following a visit to that institution by permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information, Dean-Roy...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

On the day when Jamaica joined the rest of the world in marking International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, the Portland police were called to a scene where the body of yet another murdered woman was found.The body, which was clad only in...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The police have intensified their search for a group of men who allegedly shot and killed two residents in Annotto Bay, St Mary, Saturday night.Saturday night's attack increased the number of killings in the parish to four since Thursday.The latest...

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...

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