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Stories by Gareth Davis

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 | 9:44 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...

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

Port Antonio, Portland:Daney Ann Thomas, the president of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, wants commercial operators in the parish to come on board and partner with the chamber in an effort to boost their businesses and renew consumer confidence....

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:With rats and roaches running around loosely in the parish capital, a pest, insect, and rodent control company, Kirk Distributors, has responded to a distress call from the Portland Municipal Corporation to assist with its...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 5:58 PMGareth Davis

A probe has been launched by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) into the fatal shooting of a man by the Portland police this morning at Light house road in the parish. The dead man has been identified as Phillip Grant, who is...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 3:07 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:The streets of Port Antonio, Portland, which was heavily littered with commercial garbage, is now very clean, and with the impeding arrival of a cruise ship, it is obvious that the powers that be have pulled out all the stops...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Years of neglect by successive governments, which has resulted in an economic downturn in Port Antonio are seemingly at an end, with tourism minister Edmund Bartlett pointing to better days ahead.Once a booming tourist resort...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

DRAPERS, Portland:At least 40 persons including the elderly, who reside in the community of Drapers in Portland, were provided with sumptuous meals during a special dinner put on by Jamaicans living in the United States on Tuesday.The pre-Christmas...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Seventy-six-year-old Millicent Wilson is a People's National Party (PNP) loyalist who, despite her ailments, vowed to exercise her democratic right in support of her movement.Wilson, who is blind in one eye and unable to walk on her own, was spotted...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:36 PMGareth Davis

On the eve of the local government elections, there is tension between the People's National Party (PNP) and the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in Portland. This after a bus transporting JLP supporters was attacked and stoned in Cascade in...

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