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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:17 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Portland: Businesses in eastern Portland are urging Member of Parliament-elect Ann-Marie Vaz to get cracking on addressing the issues of bad roads, water shortage and unemployment during her first 100 days. The expectations come against the...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:31 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Vuvuzuelas blared in the northeastern seaside town of Port Antonio last night as Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters celebrated snapping the People’s National Party (PNP) 30-year reign in East Portland. As soon as it...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:30 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

SHERWOOD FOREST, East Portland: While constituents in East Portland were gearing up to cast their ballots in yesterday’s by-­election, Sandra Dale, a frustrated resident of Sherwood Forest in the parish, was making a miserable three-mile trudge to...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:20 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Today’s high-stakes by-election in East Portland could cause tremors as pundits and party officials will judge whether the result could be a weathervane of the political fortunes of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party and the Opposition People’s...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Tempers flared among People’s National Party (PNP) supporters yesterday after it was revealed that a polling station, which is in proximity to its constituency office at Smatt Road in Port Antonio, Portland, was illegally...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: A Portland man is dead while another is battling for life in the hospital following a late-night shooting at a bar along West Street in Port Antonio on Thursday. The dead man has been identified as 24-year-old Tevin McKenzie...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: A Portland woman was stabbed to death during a heated argument with a man in a bar in Port Antonio on Monday night. She has been identified as Ebony Harris. Police reports indicate that sometime on Monday afternoon, Harris...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Portland Eastern, Damion Crawford, has come under withering criticism from Desmond McKenzie, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) chairman for Area One, ripping into him for earlier comments made against election...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Carder Park, East Portland: In a show of unity, supporters of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) last Wednesday staged a football match at the Carder Park in Portland. The game, which was organised by Sharon...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Portland East, Damion Crawford, has revealed that while older voters in the constituency have remained loyal over the years, it’s the younger generation who are now gravitating to...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:31 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: After days of rigorous campaigning, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Damion Crawford and the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz will be nominated today to become their respective parties’ candidate for the April 4...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:17 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Manchioneal, Portland: As the race to win the hearts and minds of the electorate in Portland East heats up, the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) are pulling out all the stops to give their candidate the...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:53 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

MANCHIONEAL, Portland: West Portland Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz has thrown cold water on the results of an internal poll by the People’s National Party (PNP) showing its prospective candidate, Damion Crawford, leading the Jamaica Labour Party’...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Convinced that East Portland will again vote along party lines, the People’s National Party (PNP) is confident of victory in the March 25 by-election. PNP Vice-President Mikael Phillips, who spoke to The Gleaner yesterday...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Several East Portland homeowners are basking in the windfall from the increasing demand for accommodation as the campaign for the seat vacated by murdered Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield heats up. Political...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Investigators probing the February 2 murder of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield have again taken a man into custody as the probe deepens. The 21-year-old, who was first detained by the cops on February 13 and released...

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