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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...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Waiting long hours to see a doctor at the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital is still a daily occurrence but should soon be a thing of the past, according to regional director at the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) Fabia Lamm.When The...

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

One is from the east, the other from the western end of Jamaica, but one thing they have in common is positive music, as heard on their latest tracks, One Step by Jamiek King on the New Step rhythm, and Teacha Dee's Rastafari Way.Mentored by Tarrus...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Students at the Muirhouse Primary and Junior High School in North East St Ann have welcome the end of the pit latrine era at the school with the opening of a newly constructed sanitation block on Monday.Principal Jason Simpson,...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Reggae artiste Cali P is currently away for shows in Europe and the United Kingdom, and is aggressively promoting his new album, i Thoughts.The album's first single, Dem A Go Burn Up, which features Capleton, recently debuted at number 10 on the...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2016 | 12:27 AMCarl Gilchrist

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Treading through villages and towns of St Ann as local tourists is bound to evoke memories of a Jamaica long past, while at the same time could serve to encourage folks currently involved in economic activities in these...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Principal Claridine Allen-Wilson of Higgins Land Primary School in St Ann is expressing thanks to Jamaica Project USA for the assistance rendered to the school recently."I am excited to know somebody cares about us," Allen-...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2016 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:The threat of Hurricane Matthew might have delayed it event for a week but there was no stopping them last weekend.Around a dozen residents from the St Ann Infirmary spent an enjoyable day at Club Hotel RIU Ocho Rios, as the hotel'...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Mayor of St Ann's Bay, Desmond Gilmore has expressed gratitude to the government agencies and private-sector entities that rallied to help the parish prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew."I have to say thanks to the...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:With the St Ann/St Mary branch of the Jamaica Cancer Society targeting to get 50 men over 40 years old to do prostate examinations during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the response has been encouraging, says branch manager...

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

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Just like he did last year, American gospel artiste and minister, Donnie McClurkin took his brand of ministry to Ocho Rios last week, much to the delight of persons who benefited.Aided by a team of 30 people from Faith Care,...

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

After a limited first run earlier this year, Everton Dawkins of St Ann-based Dynamite Production has returned with the play Single Parents, to help schools raise funds for their operations.Single Parents will be staged on Saturday, October 15 at...

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

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Approximately 50 young people in St Ann, between 17 and 30 years old, who might have dropped out of school or are without academic qualification, recently got a chance to improve themselves.The Marcus Garvey Youth Information...

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

The entertainment scene in Ocho Rios just got faster - a whole lot faster.After a soft opening in time to match the action at the Rio Olympics, the first Usain Bolt's Tracks...

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

WITH UNAUTHORISED vending being a source of illegal dumping, and given the recent flooding along Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston and Montego Bay, St James, as a result of blocked drains and gullies, fines for illegal street vending could soon be...

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

The recently opened Mainland China Restaurant at Landmark Plaza in Ocho Rios serves everything - from a variety of delectable dishes from China, India and Jamaican cuisine."There is something for everyone," declared manager Mark Madam. "Nowhere else...

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

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Young football enthusiasts in St Ann recently benefited from a free coaching session, thanks to Argentine football coach Carlos Volpini, who, for yet another year, offered his coaching expertise for free to the kids.Organised by...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:It was early Sunday morning and church member Marcia Hendricks was up to ensure that the Lily of the Valley Spiritual Healing Temple in Harrison Town, Ocho Rios, was clean and ready to host another missionary convention over four...

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

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:With 2016 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results showing a decline over the previous year, the Seventh-day Adventist owned St Ann's Bay High and Preparatory schools are celebrating the success of its students...

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