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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...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

In the mood to be spoilt? There's a place for that. The ultra-luxurious Villa Dora Mae has opened its doors in Mammee Bay, St Ann, with an offering that is filled with the finer things in life."Luxury starts from the moment you enter through the...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Medical officer of health for St Ann, Dr Debra Weir, has confirmed five cases of Zika virus in the parish, among the 264 reports of suspected cases.Weir made the disclosure while speaking at a Zika community meeting in St Ann's...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

"I am really pleased," is how principal Gertrude McFarlane has reacted to the upgrading work currently under way at Ocho Rios Primary School in St Ann.Thanks to the Jamaica Social Investment Fund the institution has a new eight-classroom block,...

Published:Monday | August 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Chairman of the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital board, Michael Belnavis, is warning against the possible economic impact the Zika virus could have on Jamaica if it significantly impacts St Ann.Speaking with The Gleaner during a community meeting in...

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:More than 3,200 people benefited recently from a medical mission to Jamaica made possible by Bishop Craig Brown of New York-based Zion Care International.A team of 60 persons, inclusive of medical and dental personnel and support...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Students returning to 66-year-old Mount Zion Preparatory School in Buckfield, Ocho Rios, for the new school year in September, will see some real changes at the institution.Hugh Johnson has taken over as principal and has...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:The Northgate Parenting Empowerment Place (N-PEP), collaborating with volunteering medical practitioners from Jamaica and overseas, held its third annual Health, Wellness and Beauty Fair and Medical Clinic earlier this week at the...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Tevin Richards, CEO of Ocho Rios, St Ann-based YGF (Young Generation Fraternity) Records, is lauding the benefits of cyber-marketing, which he has used to get his music to a wider market."Social media has played a significant role for the...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Initially, drivers were made to believe there would have been significant benefits in using the Mammee Bay-to-Kingston leg of the North-South Highway, but high toll rates might have put paid to that notion.However, there are still benefits to be...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:The third staging of the St Ann Jerk Festival at Turtle River Park on Independence Day, Saturday, August 6, was the main celebratory event in that resort town for the holiday season.Jamaicans from home and abroad turned out for the...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Paul Foster is a bitter man. At the same time, he is thankful and also concerned about his fellow Jamaicans based on his encounter with the justice system in Jamaica.Foster is thankful mostly for the fact that he is reunited with his family,...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

In just about two years of online business operations in Jamaica, the St Ann-based Clickmarket Online has emerged as a leading locally-owned business of its sort.And after introducing online back-to-school shopping in Jamaica last year, Clickmarket...

Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is appealing to Jamaicans to put an end to violence.Using the platform of Emancipation Jubilee at Seville Heritage Park in St Ann, Holness pleaded with all sectors of the society to work together to make Jamaica the...

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Jody Wilson-Hinds is not supposed to be alive. At least that's what doctors thought a year ago. But today, through faith in God, Wilson-Hinds is able to testify about how she beat the dreaded breast cancer that was supposed to gobble up her life....

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Mark Daley, popularly known as DJ Face Money (da Musical Pilot), hosts the popular First Class Flight music show every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. on Reggae King Radio in Jamaica, Queens, New York.The show has grown in popularity over the past two...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

It was a proud moment, last Thursday, for principal, Antonette White and chairperson, Reverend Veronie Irons, when the Ebenezeer Methodist Basic School, located in Bamboo, St Ann received its certificate of registration from the Early Childhood...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

After his 2014 album, titled Stranger, opened doors for him in Europe, Africa and other parts of the world, it was expected that the St Ann-based artiste would return with something new before long.Finally, Leon Wint, who reggae lovers know as the...

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