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Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 11:42 AMGareth Davis

The Portland Police say they have started the routine searching students for guns based on intelligence that some of them are carrying offensive weapons. The Commanding Officer for the Portland division, Dwayne Wellington, says the police have also...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 10:57 AMGareth Davis

Residents at Berrydale in Portland are expressing fear that the continuous use of trucks and other heavy-duty equipment by sand mining operators to transfer aggregate from the Rio Grande, could compromise the integrity of the roadway. The mounting...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 2:24 PMGareth Davis

Residents of some communities that were ravaged following three days of intense torrential rainfall in East and West Portland have been provided with emergency relief supplies. The relief effort was spearheaded by Minister without portfolio in the...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Christopher Crooks has made a bold move in staging family-oriented events, with the latest being the inaugural 'Christmas in the Park', held recently at the Neville Antonio Park in Port Antonio.Crooks, who is the chief...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Boundbrook, Portland:He grew up in a Christian home where his parents were committed to the Seventh-day Adventist faith, and Lloyd Wynter is continuing that rich family tradition.Now a grown man in his golden years, Wynter, who has served in...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 6:44 PMGareth Davis

A Portland man, who is suspected to have killed a man early Monday morning, was rescued by the police from an angry mob, but not before he was badly beaten. The man, who is believed to be a drug addict, reportedly fled the crime scene after...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 5:19 PMGareth Davis

A Portland man, who is suspected to have killed a man early this morning, was rescued by the police from an angry mob, but not before he was badly beaten. The man, who is believed to be a drug addict, reportedly fled the crime scene after bashing...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 9:46 AMGareth Davis

A Portland man, who was on the run for two days after he allegedly stabbed and killed a male resident in Portland, is suspected to have committed suicide. He is Garfield McDonald a taxi driver and former employee at the National Solid Waste...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 9:57 AMGareth Davis

The murder toll in Portland now stands at six, following the chopping death of a farmer.

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:17 PMGareth Davis

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland A rare white marlin catch was the highlight on day two of the inaugural West Indies Petroleum-sponsored ‘Super Stars of Port Antonio’ International Marlin Tournament yesterday. Angler John Myers aboard the boat...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:The inaugural West Indies Petroleum-sponsored 'Super Stars of Port Antonio' International Marlin Tournament will begin this morning at the Errol Flynn Marina in Portland.The tournament, which was launched yesterday, will see 18...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 5:54 AMGareth Davis

Annotto Bay, St Mary:  Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night announced an October 9 nomination day and October 30 election day for by-elections in three vacant parliamentary seats during a mass meeting in Annotto Bay, St...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 6:01 PMGareth Davis

A policeman remains in hospital after being injured in a road crash early yesterday morning in Portland.  The incident happened along the Breastwork main road in the parish. The police say about 2:00 yesterday morning, the police ...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:10 PMGareth Davis

Residents of Portland are being urged to be vigilant in detecting migrating criminals, especially those coming from St James where a Zone of Special Operations has been declared in Mount Salem. Commanding Officer in charge of the Portland...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Retired teachers Angela Smith Bryan and Beverly Dinnall, who share a combined period of 89 years of invaluable service to education, were awarded at a special function held at Cliff Hanger restaurant and lounge in Portland.The...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 11:05 AMGareth Davis

The Portland police are to resume the search today for the head of decapitated man. The headless corpse was discovered in bushes at Fern Hill in the parish, about 6:30 p.m. The police were alerted by a group of residents who smelled...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:46 PMGareth Davis

Operations have resumed at the Rio Grande rafting facility in Portland following an emergency meeting yesterday between the Destination Assurance Council (DAC) and raft captains.  On Friday, raft captains withdrew their services after...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Two university students from humble beginnings are the recipients of the Stanley Taylor Memorial Fund, which was launched during a special ceremony at Bethesda Church in Port Antonio, Portland.The scholarship fund and its...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 3:50 PMGareth Davis

A male prisoner at the Port Antonio police station lock-up has reportedly contracted leptospirosis, which is spread mainly by rats. It’s reported that the prisoner, who is among 25 persons being held at the lock-up fell ill last week and was...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

HOPE BAY, Portland:It is not very often that law enforcement officers are recognised for their hard work. However, residents and church members took time out to show appreciation to three policemen during a special church service, held recently in...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:A huge pile-up of garbage, compounded by a leaking roof and mounting complaints from vendors, triggered strong criticisms from local government minister Desmond McKenzie, who condemned the deplorable state at the Musgrave...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Almost a week and a half after a female student was hit by a car along Allan Avenue in Port Antonio, Portland, a pedestrian crossing has been painted by two residents, in an effort to protect students crossing the roadway.Ian...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Port Antonio, Portland:Anticipating a spike in upscale development, Daney Ann Thomas, president of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, is optimistic that there is a bright future for sustainable employment in the parish.Thomas told The Gleaner that...

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