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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...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Two of dancehall's top female stars, Spice and Macka Diamond, will headline Shades Night Club's fifth annual day-and-night party, Shades Pon De Beach 2016.The event takes place on Sunday, July 31, at its regular venue, Sugar Pot Beach, Rio Nuevo, St...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

After years of trying to fulfil certain requirements, 17 of Jamaica's approximately 2,700 early-childhood institutions received their certificate of registration on Thursday at a ceremony at Riu Hotel in Mammee Bay, St Ann.Seven of the schools are...

Published:Friday | July 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

The mother and stepfather of the three-year-old girl whose body was found with chop wounds in Orange Hill, St Ann last week, were denied bail when they appeared in the St Ann Parish Court yesterday.Twenty-four-year-old Mahalia Poyser and her common-...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Three years ago when The Gleaner carried a story about Teen Challenge, the Ocho Rios, St Ann-based non-profit organisation dedicated to helping persons suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, it sparked the interest of the USA-...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

As the police revealed yesterday that a person of interest had been held and the mother of three-year-old Nevalesia Campbell is to face charges of neglect under the Child Care and Protection Act, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he was monitoring...

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

With lyrics such as "You are the greatest shining star, be proud of who you are and reach so far; believe in yourself I'm sure you can make it; There's always a way be brave and take it," Swiss recording artiste, Cookie The Herbalist, is presenting...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

BROWNS TOWN, St Ann:St Hilda's High School student Tishieka Thompson not only won her age group category, 12-14 years old, but also emerged with the top score overall as the St Ann chapter of the National Reading Competition climaxed with a prize-...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

The stock of reggae practitioners keeps improving.In Princeton Brown, who shares his time between Runaway Bay in St Ann and Minneapolis, USA, the genre possibly has the most accomplished young, yet-to-be-discovered practitioner of the art form.He...

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