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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:27 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Annotto Bay, St Mary: Registered nurse Krista Witter-Edwards is not deterred by the presence of the deadly coronavirus in St Mary even after the Government imposed a 14-day quarantine to contain the spread of the virus in three communities. Witter-...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

DOVER, St Mary: Residents of Epsom and Dover in St Mary are on edge, but have accepted quarantine measures imposed by the Government to curtail the spread of the dreaded coronavirus in that parish. Security checkpoints at both ends of the parish...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:14 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

THE MOVEMENT of people in Spring Bank, Portland, has been restricted as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but according to Claude ‘Bobo’ Daley, by adhering to the restrictions, it is their way of staying safe. Daley explained that...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Tension is rising between vendors plying their wares along several streets in Port Antonio, Portland, and the municipal police, who are strenuously trying to restore order in the capital. The vendors, who accuse the...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Spring Bank, Portland The brutal killing of 76-year-old Kitchena Howard of Spring Bank in Portland, Thursday night, has left his 17-year-old granddaughter and residents in the area grief-stricken. Sherika Clarke told The Gleaner that her...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Health authorities in Portland are concerned about the danger of asymptomatic coronavirus carriers as the Government tracks 1,000 residents of the parish who may have come directly or indirectly in contact with COVID-19-...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

IN A bid to boost their safety on the job, the North Eastern Parks and Markets (NEPM) Waste Management Limited has given its staff additional protective gear as they collect and dispose of garbage in Portland and St Mary during the coronavirus...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:26 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

RICHMOND, St Mary: Normality has returned to the Richmond Farm Correctional Centre in St Mary following a fracas involving an inmate and correctional officers on Sunday morning. The clash, which reportedly involved three correctional officers and...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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...

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