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Stories by Carl Gilchrist

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:00 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 | 8:00 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 17, 2017 | 8:00 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 10, 2017 | 8:00 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 | 7:00 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 | 7:00 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 | 7:10 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 | 7:00 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 | 7:58 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...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Fitz Bailey has warned that Jamaica's Vision 2030 initiative is in trouble unless individuals shoulder the responsibility to reduce the level of violence in the society.Children, Bailey said, are being fed a...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 7:11 AMCarl Gilchrist

Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) top achievement stories are not just limited to success with high scores that are matched with placements at schools of choice.Success is sometimes measured from the depths from which a student has to rise to reach...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:17 AMCarl Gilchrist

"You know that when work is in you, you can't afford to sit down. It is embedded in you to be helpful; that is the school system," is the explanation that retired school teacher, Jacinth Clarke of Coxheath in Runaway Bay, St Ann, gave for her...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

GSAT joy in St AnnStudents from schools across St Ann are still celebrating their successes in this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT ), where, in most instances, results seem to have improved when compared to 2016.At Ocho Rios Primary, top...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 6:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

St Ann's Bay, St Ann:On the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the United Deliverance Church of God in St Ann's Bay, overseer, Bishop Marchillion Jarrett, took time out to speak to Family and Religion to share his views on how to make Jamaica a...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:From a rented apartment in 1985, the United Lifeline Deliverance Church of God, located on Main Street in St Ann's Bay, has grown in more ways than one to now become a beacon, delivering the Word of God to the community.The 32...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 5:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

The Kiwanis Club of Moneague in St Ann is celebrating 14 years of sterling service to the community and, at the same time, working to complete its main project by year end.The club marked the milestone at its regular meeting at Moneague College...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 5:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

It was a joyous occasion on April 20 when St Ann's oldest person on record, Eunis Pryce, marked her 108th birthday in the quiet farming community of Borobridge.Pryce is the latest family member to reach 100 years old after her father died at 105...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 4:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Simply put, social media is the new frontier when it comes to mass communication.It's where it's at, users of social media will tell you. As the term "social media" would seem to suggest, the medium was first deemed as a means of social interaction....

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

It is estimated that there are over 4,000 different religions in the world, although in terms of the main ones, the list could be reduced drastically to about a dozen or so.This shortened list would include Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam,...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Charly Black, still riding the waves of popularity with his international hit Gyal You a Party Animal celebrated his birthday in style, recently, with a show that featured several other top reggae and dancehall acts.Dubbed Reggae on the Beach and...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 4:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

After a one-year break, the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival returns to its familiar turf at Turtle River Park on Emancipation Day, Tuesday, August 1.The festival, which will be staged by Dynamic Events Services, will be launched next month at Usain Bolt'...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:11 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:There is no compelling reason why Wenford Patrick Simpson has to come back to Jamaica annually to seek to motivate and inspire young people. After all, his childhood years in Jamaica, and in particular St Ann, where he attended...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 4:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Following the publication of his previous works, Chat Jamaican, Black America Why and Obama's Drama, Ocho Rios-based writer James 'JJ' Thomas has released his fourth book, one that seems headed for some amount of controversy.With...

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 4:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:When Alrick Pryce and Susan Gordon tied the knot two years ago, they were confident that their relationship would grow and blossom into something beautiful and special.Today, the relationship has followed that projected path as the...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2017 | 3:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Putting aside the figures and donning fabulous ensembles for the day, the team from Sagicor Bank turned up the style-o-metre on Sunday by hosting 250 of their clients from across the island to a fabulous Corporate and Commercial Banking Brunch and...

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