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Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 9:49 AMGareth Davis Snr

Heavy-duty equipment are now working to clear a massive landslide along the Junction Main Road in St Mary. The landslide, which occurred shortly after 4:30 this morning, dumped huge boulders, tree trunks, and other debris unto the road....

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:21 PMGareth Davis Snr

The Buff Bay Primary School in Portland now has a new 29-seater school bus. Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica Hiromasa Yamazaki on Thursday handed over the new school bus to Buff Bay Primary in Portland, which was donated under its Grant Assistance...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 6:02 PMGareth Davis Snr

A growing crowd of people clad in green is now gathering in Port Antonio square in Portland in anticipation of the arrival of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader and Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness is expected to officially present...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:33 PMGareth Davis Snr

Chairman of the Ministry of Tourism's Destination Assurance Council Portland chapter Annmarie Vaz has encouraged jerk vendors at the world-renowned Boston Jerk Centre to main high standards. Vaz, who revisited the centre yesterday, four days...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 3:29 PMGareth Davis Snr

The Kensington Methodist Church, three houses and two vehicles were extensively damaged today when a 40-foot storage container exploded in the farming community of Kensington in East Portland. 

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 1:55 PMGareth Davis Snr

A police constable attached to the St Thomas Police is in custody in connection with the armed robbery of a businesswoman and three others in Manchioneal, Portland on Monday.  According to police sources, about 4 a.m. the businesswoman closed...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 2:58 PMGareth Davis Snr

The police have charged a man for stealing money from the accounts of the elderly Portland couple who were killed last month. Saqeino Farr, 24, was charged yesterday with seven counts of obtaining goods by means of false pretence and conspiracy to...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 1:10 PMGareth Davis Snr

A Portland couple was killed in a motor vehicle crash along the Iteboreale main road in St Mary on Wednesday, May 16. They have since been identified as 61-year-old Adrian Peters, a senior survey technician of East Harbour Road in Port Antonio and...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 1:39 PMGareth Davis Snr

The 14 raft captains assigned to Rio Grande rafting and attractions in Portland, who were served summonses for operating illegally, are to return to court on July 20. The rafts-men this morning appeared in the Port Antonio Parish Court where they...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:35 PMGareth Davis Snr

Several businesses including a commercial bank in Port Antonio, Portland were forced to close this morning as the police investigate the shooting of a man who allegedly attempted to disarm one of their colleagues. The man is in hospital undergoing...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:15 PMGareth Davis Snr

The body of an unidentified female was fished from the sea near Foreshore Road in Port Antonio this morning by a team from the Portland Municipal Corporation. The woman, who was wearing black underwear and brassier, was pronounced dead at hospital...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 5:02 PMGareth Davis Snr

Marooned residents of Darley and Maidstone in west Portland could have road access by tomorrow, Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz says. For seven days residents of several rural Portland communities have been unable to enter or leave due to the...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 4:57 PMGareth Davis Snr

Four accused persons have taken advantage of the Justice Ministry's plea deal in the Portland Circuit Court.

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:44 PMGareth Davis Snr

A Portland man, who is accused of fatally chopping a farmer to death, was offered bail in court yesterday.

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Snr

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:While conceding that Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is seemingly paying serious attention to Port Antonio, Portland, craft vendors are complaining that they are not receiving their fair share in that market.The more than 60...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 2:12 PMGareth Davis Snr

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 11:52 AMGareth Davis Snr

The Portland Police have taken a man into custody on allegations of making and selling illegal guns. The police say the man, who is a resident of Springfield in the Hope Bay Valley, turned up at hospital suffering from gunshot wounds to his fingers...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 3:22 PMGareth Davis Snr

There is concern that the ongoing issue of illegal rafting on Portland's Rio Grande will adversely affect the parish's tourism product. Chairman of the Destination Assurance Council in Portland, Errol Hanna, says a growing number of...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 12:10 PMGareth Davis Snr

The theft of a water pump at the Port Antonio Health Clinic in Portland has resulted in a major disruption of services at the facility. The pump was stolen last Thursday by thieves who allegedly cut through a grille and removed the equipment. A...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 5:23 PMGareth Davis Snr

A woman was fatally shot and her 11-year-old daughter shot and injured while sleeping in their one bedroom house in Reach, Portland about midnight. The woman's four-year-old son, who was in the house at the time, was not hurt. Reports are that...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 4:14 PMGareth Davis Snr

The Portland police are raising alarm that criminals have been invading the island's most peaceful parish. The hierarchy of the Portland police say since the announcement of a reorganisation of resources and crime fighting strategies by Police...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:38 PMGareth Davis Snr

A Portland man, who was on the run for almost a week, died at hospital last night after he was attacked and chopped by an angry mob. Fifty five-year-old Baldwin Walsh, who managed to elude the police for 11 days after...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Snr

Port Antonio, Portland:The saying that wise men came from the East was apparent at yesterday afternoon's swearing-in ceremony at the Portland Municipal Corporation building as Paul Thompson of the Manchioneal division in East Portland was installed...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Snr

Buff Bay, Portland:One person was killed and up to press time last night another three were battling for life at the Annotto Bay Hospital, following a two-vehicle collision along the Buff Bay main road, near Woodstock in Portland, shortly after 3 p....

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 2:57 PMGareth Davis Snr

Portland’s premiere tourist attraction, Rio Grande Rafting, has been plunged into further turmoil following last week's heavy rains, which destroyed approximately 80 per cent of the rafting vessels owned by Raft Captains. The bamboo...

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