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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...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:The Port Antonio Police Station, which is in a dire state of disrepair, is to undergo major repairs through an initiative to be undertaken by the National Housing Trust (NHT).The unsightly look of the station's physical...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

PORTLAND:Except for a few minor glitches, the 2017-2018 academic year got off to a relatively smooth start for most schools in Portland.At Port Antonio High School, Johnnie Lee Leslie, who has a physical disability, told The Gleaner that he was...

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

Port Antonio:Angered by the activities of vendors peddling goods at the entrance to their stores, business operators in Port Antonio are appealing to the Portland Municipal Corporation and its self-styled Revenue Enforcement Unit to restore public...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Jerk vendors plying their trade at the internationally renowned Boston Jerk Centre in Portland have vowed to stamp out the perennial problem of visitor harassment and over-pricing, which are threatening their businesses.The commitment was given...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Bryans Bay, Portland:A Portland family whose house is nearing collapse is blaming the National Works Agency (NWA) for its part in refusing to construct a retaining wall, which could halt the continuous landslide.For more than a decade, husband and...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Stony Hill, Portland:Once an avid street person, who was rather popular in the secular world, Lindel Thompson, head deacon at Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church in Port Antonio, has dedicated his life to serving Jesus Christ.Thompson, who spoke...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Berrydale, Portland:Rafting has resumed on the Rio Grande, Portland's premier tourist attraction, following an emergency meeting held with representatives of the parish's Destination Assurance Council (DAC) and raft captains.The meeting was held at...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Berrydale, Portland:Normal operations at Rio Grande Rafting, Portland's premiere tourists attraction, was brought to a halt yesterday after three of the rafts were damaged, allegedly by the police. It has angered raft captains, who have since...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 10:06 AMGareth Davis Sr

The Portland Police have launched a special initiative to keep criminals out of the peaceful parish. Acting Commanding Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, O’Neil Thompson, says with the enactment of the zones of special operation...

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