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Stories by Carl Gilchrist

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 9:11 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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...

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

ALEXANDRIA, St Ann:As a student at Aabuthnott Gallimore High School in Alexandria, St Ann in 2008, Jelen-Ann Brown witnessed violence at its worst, when a student stabbed another outside the school gate and the victim died at her feet.In the ensuing...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Several Jamaican gospel artistes, including Lubert Levy, URIM 7 and NexChange, have made their acting debut in the film 70xSeven. It premieres on Friday, March 31, at Moxons Beach Club in Stewart Town,St Mary.The film will be shown at Church on the...

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

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC), on Thursday, officially opened its newest attraction, the $122-million Central Gardens at the world-famous Dunn's River Falls and Park in St Ann.What was once an area that served as a car park for patrons has...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:The trend is for beauty queens to launch a project or choose a charity to focus on, after they have been crowned.Not so for beautiful Candice McLeod, current Miss Universe Jamaica North East.Her charity, JoJo's Angels, which she...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Despite persistent showers, which became heavy at times, scores of well-wishers packed the St Mark's Anglican Church in Brown's Town, St Ann, to pay their last respects to a well-loved and respected resident and businessman, Herbert 'Herbie' Logan....

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Multi-platinum selling Australian duo Air Supply returns to Jamaica on June 24 for a concert being staged by the Issa Trust Foundation at Couples Sans Souci Resort, Ocho Rios. Their hits include Lost in Love, All Out of Love, Every Woman in the...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

At just 14 years old, one might think that budding American teen star Iliana Eve might be shooting above her weight with her latest track, Mommy.But with the issue of child abuse being topical worldwide, the song could strike the right note with...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

In 2000, Nadine Campbell's sister was raped and killed. Then, it was the most traumatic experience for her. Until last December.On December 14 in Ocho Rios, right before her eyes, her "pride and joy", her 20-year-old daughter, Alisa Carey, was...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

The multimillion-dollar rehabilitation work undertaken by the National Works Agency (NWA) in Fern Gully, St Ann, ending in 2014, where a section of the roadway in the tourist attraction was concreted, seems to be paying dividends.After three years,...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Princeton Brown's latest track, Be Your One, has been gaining tremendous reaction, according to words from his manager and dad, Dermoth 'Reverend' Brown."The song is well received, everyone loves it. Everywhere it is played, people gravitate to it...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

FOREST, ST Ann:Put it down to her love of reading. Hilda Williams Jones became attached to The Gleaner while she was still in school at Brittonville Primary in St Ann, becoming a regular reader as a child.As an avid reader during her adult years in...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:The Rotary Club of Ocho Rios, through its link with Rotary International, has teamed with Missouri, United States-based medical mission, Building Bridges, to serve Jamaicans in need of medical assistance, for the last 18 years.The...

Published:Saturday | February 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Reggae lovers, and especially fans of Live Wyya, can look forward to more positive music from one of reggae's favourite backing-band-turned-show bands during 2017.Band leader Carl 'C-Wyya' Edwards, describes his band's music as "clean, conscious,...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Carlton Hinds and his siblings Maxwell, Donald and Avery, all children of late Jamaican music pioneer Justin Hinds, are bent on maintaining their father's legacy.Hinds, singer of ska hit Carry Go Bring Come, as well as Sinners and Botheration, among...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:For law student Daniel Stefano Lattery, life is much more than falling in line with the status quo. It's this attitude that actually inspired the birth of a management company, Ideas Made Perfect (IMP), which Lattery started in...

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

RUNAWAY BAY, St Ann:Adult men and women, and even some children have found beverages produced by Julie's Nutritional Foods favourable to their palate and to their health.The five-year-old company is finding that products such as Julie's Irish Moss...

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