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Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

A Jamaica Public Service (JPS) pole that forced a delay in the construction of a multimillion-dollar police station in Port Antonio, Portland, has finally been relocated.The utility pole, with high-tension wires, was in the area earmarked for the...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

The Lions Club of Port Antonio, in keeping with its philanthropic mandate, recently donated a wheelchair to Rhoda Folkes, a retired district constable from Mill Bank in Portland.Folkes was presented with the much-needed wheelchair on Tuesday during...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

General Secretary of the People's National Party (PNP) Julian Robinson has dismissed reports that the Portland Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Linvale Bloomfield has been ordered to step down as the chairman of the constituency.But Robinson has...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Senior investigators are yet to make a breakthrough in the murder of two senior citizens in Mount Pleasant, west Portland, and are urging members of the public to share any information they might have.Yesterday, police identified the two victims as...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 11:34 AMGareth Davis Sr

About 15 people were hospitalised after a minibus crashed this morning in Spring Gardens, Portland.  A preliminary report from the Buff Bay police says a white Toyota Hiace mini bus, plying the Port Antonio to Ocho Rios, St...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Former-cop-now-businessman Paul Young is calling for more attention to be paid to the illicit operations of some Portland fishermen, who he suspects are involved in the drugs-for-guns trade.According to Young, the drugs-for-guns trade is taking...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 1:38 PMGareth Davis Sr

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is probing the fatal shooting of a man by the police in Durham district, Portland last night. The police say about 11:10 p.m. yesterday, members of the Portland Operations...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 1:43 PMGareth Davis Sr

The police in Portland are hunting a group of students who viciously beat a man to death in the Port Antonio bus park yesterday. The dead man, identified as 20-year-old Kerone Dixon, was set upon, beaten and stabbed in the chest by at least a...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 5:52 PMGareth Davis Sr

Ground was broken on Friday for the construction of a new police station in Port Antonio, Portland to replace the existing dilapidated structure. National Security Minister Robert Montague, who was accompanied by West Portland Member of Parliament...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Crime may be the major nightmare for residents of several communities across the island, but for residents of Portland, that is far down on their list of major problems.Roads and infrastructure,...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

A single shot to his head at point-blank range should have left him dead, but Lorenzo McLeggon is a fighter and he was determined to live, and live he did.But the then serving member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has seen his quality of life...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck is urging more Jamaicans to make themselves available to join the ranks of the nations justices of the peace (JPs).Chuck, who was addressing Portland JPs at their annual general meeting at the Buff Bay courthouse...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 5:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

BreastWorks, Portland:A family of 16 persons, including 12 children, are now homeless, following the collapse of a section of a house in Breastworks, Portland, yesterday morning during heavy rainfall.Sixty-two-year-old Yvonne Brown was awakened by...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Anchovy, Portland:Angry residents yesterday blocked the main road leading from Anchovy to Folly in eastern Portland after murky water from a sewage treatment plant inundated their homes.The residents, who reportedly woke up yesterday morning and...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Overnight rain last Friday into yesterday left several roadways in Portland flooded and impassable.Up to late yesterday, a section of the roadway in Hope Bay near Canewood was impassable with a pile-up of vehicles on either side as motorists decided...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:It was a colourful and carnival-like atmosphere at the Portland Municipal Corporation self-styled amphitheatre and park, as hundreds of children, accompanied by their parents, turned out for a special Christmas treat put on by...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:Still fresh in the minds of many is the memory of the horrific deaths of 14 persons, who perished in December 2008, just hours after a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Port Antonio, Portland.Fast-forward to 2017. This time...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Friends Church, Portland:A father's only wish for Christmas is for the full recovery of his eight-year-old daughter who is stricken by cancer and battling to survive the dreaded disease.Alray Rose has stood by the side of his daughter, Rayheisha,...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

With five murders recorded since the start of 2017, Portland is regarded as the safest parish in Jamaica, but Deputy Superintendent Oniel Thompson, who heads the police team in the parish, is warning residents not to become complacent.The eastern...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Businessman Samuel 'Frauty' Dixon is on a mission to provide needy assistance, which was quite evident earlier this week when he gave back to his alma mater, Port Antonio High School, while also making an invaluable...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Friends and church members gathered to show appreciation to Portland's oldest centenarian, Louise Williams, who was full of energy during the brief celebration earlier this week.Williams, a widow who celebrated her 104th birthday recently, was...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 1:51 PMGareth Davis Sr

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:Last Thursday's meeting of the Portland Municipal Corporation was not without controversy as councillors vigorously debated the circumstances that caused a man to set up a makeshift cardboard house under a bridge in Buff Bay....

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

He claims he had to flee his house in fear of persecution, now Anthony Johnson lives under a bridge in Buff Bay, Portland, in the most inhumane condition.Johnson's situation is compounded by the lurking danger of a nearby river which oftentimes...

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