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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...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:The hope is for a miracle, that one morning she will wake up and there will be no more pain. Or, she will be led to where there is a cure.But for now, Venise McDermott-Hughes is being led to adjust her professional life in a way...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Chanoye Lee and Andrea Spencer emerged top male and female students at York Castle High School in Brown's Town, St Ann for 2016.Lee overcame the tragedy of losing his dad earlier this year to emerge the top student overall, scoring nine grade ones...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2016 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist

Maybe Keithlen Robert Mendez's love for General Degree's song Granny, which he used to perform while attending Brittonville All Age in St Ann, has been the influencing factor on what he is doing today. But there's no...

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

TOWER ISLE, St Mary:For 16 years, St Ann-based medical practitioner, Dr Osmond Tomlinson Jr, has awarded the Dr Osmond Tomlinson Trust Fund Scholarship, named in honour of his late dad, to a worthy student in the parish.The event this year, held at...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Family members may be called upon to play a more supportive role towards their cancer-stricken relatives during the ensuing year as the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) St Ann/St Mary Branch is facing a lack of funds.After setting a...

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Several residents in Mammee Bay, St Ann, whose properties were allegedly damaged by blasting activities during the construction of the North-South highway, are still waiting for compensation from the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), more...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Multitalented reggae artiste Petra Grant decided at an early stage to add an extra 'a' to her first name and create the stage name Petraa, as she sought to establish herself in the reggae music industry.Another, even more important, decision was to...

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