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Stories by Carl Gilchrist

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

The Jamaica Constabulary Force has said that there is an almost 18 per cent decline in reported cases of rape since the start of this year, but the attacks on females remain a big concern for the police in St Mary.Last Thursday, head of the St Mary...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:59 AMCarl Gilchrist

Senior Superintendent of Police for St Ann, Michael Smith, said the police are expecting to capture the man suspected of chopping his former girlfriend and her son to death in Linton Park, St Ann, on Tuesday night. The suspect, 41-year-old Orville...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Members of the Discovery Bay Community Development Committee (CDC) yesterday took to the streets of the town to show their disgust at what they claimed is an attempt by the operators of the Puerto Seco Beach to take over the adjoining beaches....

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) recently handed over two newly retrofitted ambulances, valuing more than $24 million, to the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital and the Port Maria Hospital to supplement the existing fleet in the region....

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Corporal Arlene McBean is the new head of the Jamaica Police Federation.McBean was elected immediately following the federation's 75th annual conference at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort in St Ann last Thursday.She is the first woman to head the...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 5:39 PMCarl Gilchrist

Two students of the Ferncourt High School in St Ann have been admitted to the St Ann’s Bay Hospital after being stabbed in an incident at the school this morning. Attempts to reach principal Lenworth Sterling were not successful. However, the...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 9:18 AMCarl Gilchrist

Come Monday, motorists in St Ann’s Bay and Ocho Rios, St Ann, will face strict measures geared at achieving free flow of vehicular traffic in the two towns. The St Ann Municipal Corporation says these measures include the reintroduction...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Ocho Rios-based artist Dwayne Hamilton has made a strategic shift from producing pointillism pieces to creating beautiful, Jamaican-themed, handmade greeting cards that have impressed many persons."I've been doing greeting cards for a while on my...

Published:Saturday | December 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

For 26 years, the Restoration of Life Mission in Christ Apostolic Church at No. 1 Jail Lane in St Ann's Bay has been helping that community and the wider St Ann.Last weekend, Pastor Alberta Boswell-James held the annual Christmas treat for children...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Residents of the St Ann Infirmary in Priory, St Ann, have one more reason to be grateful this Christmas, thanks to the kindness of several Jamaicans living in Canada.In August, Thora Daley of Thora's Elegant Design and celebrity chef Selwyn Richards...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Hits from the '80s and '90s permeated the atmosphere late Saturday night into Sunday morning as stalwarts King Yellowman and Admiral Tibet brought back memories at Mongoose Jamaica Restaurant and Lounge in Ocho Rios, St Ann.The artistes performed at...

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...

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