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Stories by Carl Gilchrist

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Jamaican teacher at George Mason Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia, USA, Karen Barber Olajuwon, is one of several teachers in the Richmond Public Schools (RPS) area honoured last month for excellence in teaching.From a group of 116 nominations...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

When United States pastor John Steigerwald started Teen Challenge Jamaica (TCJ) in 1997, it was with the expectation that the Jamaican chapter would do what the organisation does right across the world: change lives.Twenty years on, Steigerwald is...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Called from her house early on Tuesday morning to turn up at an essay-writing competition presentation that afternoon, Julie-Ann Henry thought she was just going to collect a prize for her daughter, Othia Fyffe, who attends Brown's Town High School....

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Over the years, Jamaicans have become accustomed to overseas missions visiting the island from United States and, to a lesser extent, England. Local organisations and communities have benefited from the generosity of such missions, usually through...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Tributes continue to pour in for Professor Claude Packer, the first president of the Mico University College, who passed away on Thursday evening at his daughter's home in Florida, United States. He had been ailing for some time.Packer served the...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

In her early years, new Nurses' Association of Jamaica (NAJ) President Carmen Johnson had hopes of being a sociologist, but having been steered into nursing, maybe by spiritual means, she is convinced that this is her true calling."I see it as...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Tourism interests in Ocho Rios, St Ann, are clamouring to have Seville Heritage Park in St Ann's Bay developed as a world-class attraction, especially in the area of heritage tourism.This and other issues were brought to the fore last Thursday night...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Merely three months after Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records opened in Ocho Rios last year, they took the wise decision to participate in The Gleaner's Restaurant Week.Satisfied with what transpired, they returned this year with a promise of even more...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has condemned the savage beating of Jamaica's children by some parents while expressing concern for the St Thomas mother captured in a video using a machete to punish her daughter."I've never been one to accept that it...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

The structure of the Bethel Basic School in Windsor Heights, St Ann, is in need of urgent repairs as several cracks have developed in the building over the past few months.With the urging of principal Debra Reid-Brown, several artistes, mostly from...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:03 AMCarl Gilchrist

The celebration to mark its 66th anniversary last Sunday may not have been as elaborate as last year's 65th, but the occasion was just as meaningful for the membership of the Bethel Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church, located on James Avenue in...

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

CENTRAL YORK, St Thomas:"I'm blessed and I'm quite fortunate when it comes to getting things, so one day I thought, 'Why not help others, why not give back?' That's how Helping Hands started," Tashana Davidson explained to Rural Xpress on Tuesday....

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

TOWER ISLE, St Mary:After several years abroad, Tanya Isaie returned to Jamaica with a dream of making a significant contribution to her island home.The dream becomes a reality on October 7 when she officially opens Girlz With Goals (GWG) Leadership...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist

In terms of spirituality, how would you measure up if you are compared to birds? For Isheka Edwards, as it relates to going to church, individuals can be compared to four types of birds - the eagle, canary, buzzard and peacock."The eagle is the type...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

In true York Castle High School tradition, several students did well in the 2017 CSEC examinations, with Jerohn Brown being one of those who excelled.After scoring grade ones in mathematics and English last...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

'Free paper bun' isn't usually a good sound for kids on summer break as it means holidays are over. However, for the scores of children who turned out at the Bamboo Primary School in St Ann last Saturday, it was a joyful occasion as they were...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Tracing their roots back to Israel Augustus Laing, who was born in 1867 and who later married Leanthe Elizabeth Turner on Christmas Eve in 1899, 25 members of the Laing family, all offspring of the late couple, had a family reunion in St Ann over...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Eleven-year-old cancer survivor Shanusca Brown of Trinity in Port Maria knows what it means to be in need. During her battle with leukaemia over the last couple of years, it was the Jamaica Cancer Society St Ann/St Mary branch...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Several residents of Alderton in South East St Ann took to the streets yesterday, protesting for better road condition in their community.The demonstration took place even as member of parliament for the area, Lisa Hanna, toured other sections of...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Dr Coretta Mathie, president and founder of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Mission of Hope and Grace, recently led a team to Jamaica to make a difference.A nurse by profession, Mathie received her doctorate in business administration and theology,...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Two United States residents perished in an early morning crash on Saturday that involved three motor vehicles.The crash, along the Queen's Highway, west of Discovery Bay, St Ann, along Jamaica's north coast, also resulted in three persons being...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Chairman of Zion Care International (ZCI) Bishop Craig Brown is challenging the Church in Jamaica to invest in the human capital and do more to help the poor.Brown, who is heading a ZCI medical mission to Jamaica that generally provides medical,...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist

Evita's Italian Restaurant in Ocho Rios, St Ann began its Saturday's Bits and Munches with the introduction of several new dishes last weekend...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Councillors from both sides of the political divide in the St Ann Municipal Corporation have rejected the $20,000 being proposed by Chairman Michael Belnavis to stage town hall meetings across the parish.At the June monthly meeting, Belnavis...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 9:58 AMCarl Gilchrist

The island’s first Parish Justice Centre has been opened in St Ann. A government-owned building, left idle for years along Tucker Avenue in St Ann’s Bay, was renovated at a cost $30 million. The Centre will provide alternative...

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