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Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 11:05 PMCarl Gilchrist

In 1825 when then Bishop of Jamaica, Right Reverend Christopher Lipscombe, advocated that slaves be taught to read, it marked the beginning of a period of long and successful involvement by the Church in Jamaica with the island's education system....

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2017 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist

St Ann and the wider Jamaican community have reacted with shock and anger at the brutal murder of senior justice of the peace (JP), 82-year-old Colin Corrodus, at his home in Epworth in the parish on Monday night. Four gunmen invaded the home...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Fifteen years after his breakout single, By His Deeds, Valton Craigie, known by his stage name VC, has returned with a remake of Danish Band Lukas Graham's big hit, 7 Years.Only this time, VC is not alone, but with his son, who attends Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Councillor for the Ocho Rios division and Mayor of St Ann's Bay Michael Belnavis expects to succeed where no one else seemed to have succeeded in years past, in getting and keeping Ocho Rios clean.Belnavis, in an interview with The...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:A clean town and the removal of street people from the resort town of Ocho Rios are among the main things that residents want to see happen in the new year.Issues pertaining to road repairs, congestion, drain cleaning and tourist...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Positive feedback from his songs on Reverbnation and from Barbados-born American rapper Doug E Fresh on his Poze Radio have boosted the confidence of St Ann artiste Inzpiration and set him in good stead for a positive showing in 2017."Right now,...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Several persons registered with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) used the opportunity of the recent launch of the Moving Outside Vulnerability for Economic Development (MOVED) programme in St Ann's Bay to...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Basil Smith's Hand-in-Hand Help Foundation brought joy to the students and teachers at Mount Zion Primary and Infant School in St Ann on Friday with a pre-Christmas treat.Just about the entire student population turned out for an...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of sisters Alluwanna Vernon and Jennifer Vernon-Jarrett, Jamaica now has a hair-delivery business, appropriately registered as Mobile Hair.Mobile Hair is a store on wheels, a Toyota Coaster bus...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

On December 25 each year Jamaica joins more than 160 countries (contributing over two billion people) in celebrating Christmas, a Christian holiday marking the birth of Jesus Christ. In a few countries, the occasion is referred to as Family Day,...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Reggae star Nadine Sutherland has made another rare appearance on a single, this time teaming up with California-based reggae singer Zyon I on the new track titled Remedy.Remedy is produced by Kenroy 'Yah Breeze' Archibald of 876Records, who has had...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

RUNAWAY BAY, St Ann:Approximately 20 retired special constables were recently treated to a day of relaxation at FDR Resort in Runaway Bay, St Ann, thanks to the CEO and board of National Security Employees Credit Union.The retirees, members of the...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Mayor of St Ann's Bay, Michael Belnavis, says rehabilitation on the Mount Edgecombe gully in Runaway Bay, to prevent a recurrence of Sunday's massive flooding in the St Ann town, could cost in the region of $50 million.The massive flooding that...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

RUNAWAY BAY, St Ann:Blocked drains have again been blamed for a major flooding event, this time in sections of Runaway Bay, St Ann, yesterday morning, where the onslaught of heavy rain and rushing water tore away a box culvert on the main road linking...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Love and trust are two key elements that must be in place if a family is to stick together through thick and thin.This is the view of a young mother of two, who grew up in an adoptive home from birth and has learned the importance of these key...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

She wears many hats, this former model. Originating from the parish of St Ann, Shana Blair McCormack first entered the modeling arena at age 15 when she signed for Pulse in 1998.She later moved on to Zahni International Modeling Agency, later...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:57 AMCarl Gilchrist

If his time had come to die, he wanted to know that he had fulfilled his dream, lived his passion of becoming a pilot. Nineteen-year-old Danshuvar Joshua Gilmore of St Ann did that, albeit shortlived, and more. Captain Errol Stewart, founder and...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:After six years as a Christian and with a young and growing family, 27-year-old Clement Campbell believes the church is the right place for young people.While admitting to challenges, Campbell, who attends the Ocho Rios Seventh-day...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

After a quiet start to his musical career, followed by a break to study overseas, conscious DJ Amlak Redsquare (birth name Omar Gordon) was inspired to return to music by the death of his cousin, Carlyle Grant, son of entertainer Spragga Benz.It was...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

BROWN'S TOWN, St Ann:There seemed no words to express the joy felt by students at the St Christopher's School for the Deaf in Brown's Town, St Ann, as they were feted by the C...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Fresh on the heels of signing a distribution deal with VPAL for her breakthrough single Monitor, Safira Mono has scored with prisoners at the Spanish Town prison.The conscious reggae artiste recently performed at the prison where she sang Monitor...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

It seems quite appropriate that The Gleaner's Managing Director Christopher Barnes should dine at Christopher's at Hermosa Cove during the recently concluded Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week.The Ocho Rios restaurant welcomed Barnes and a team from...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:It might have taken the Ocho Rios High School's social studies department's recognition of the work of Corporal Natalee Williams to drive home the point that she has played a crucial role in...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Jimmy Riley may have passed away, but his influence continues to play a part in Jamaica's music industry, as evidenced by The Celebrityy's latest track, Money Freedom.The St Ann-born, New York-based singjay, whose real name is Adrian Campbell, has...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Regional Environmental Health Officer for the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) Karen Brown, has walked away with the inaugural National Award for Excellence in Public Health.The prestigious award was given jointly by the Pan American...

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