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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr

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...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:The chief executive officer (CEO) of the Portland Municipal Corporation will shortly be writing to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), asking the agency to extend its street-sweeping programme to sections of...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Moore Town, Portland:Hundreds of persons comprising family members, friends, and well-wishers packed the St Paul's Anglican Church in Moore Town, Portland, last weekend to celebrate the life of former Maroon Colonel Collin Lloyd George Harris, who...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Ten outstanding achievers drawn from the four parishes in the county of Surrey were recipients of the prestigious Governor General's Achievement Award at a special function held at the College of Agriculture Science and Education (CASE) in Portland...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 4:34 PMGareth Davis Sr

A Portland man is now in police custody following the stabbing death of another man over a bag of coconut in the community of Norwich last evening. Dead is 21-year-old Adrian Wynter. The suspect, whose identity has been withheld, is the owner of a...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Faced with the challenge of attending classes without lunch money, 11-year-old Daynia Deans has defied the odds by becoming the highest achiever in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at Nonsuch Primary since the school's inception.Deans, who...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr

Grants Gate, Portland:A common-law couple, ravaged by a massive landslide that demolished their house at Grants Gate in Hope Bay, Portland recently will be getting much-needed assistance from their member of Parliament (MP) Daryl Vaz.The couple,...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

The true spirit of Labour Day was evident across the eastern parish of Portland as dozens of patriotic community residents turned out in large numbers to participate in various projects.Despite the inclement weather, which was heavy at times, a team...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Long regarded as Jamaica's safest parish, Portland has recorded a 24 per cent reduction in serious and major crimes so far this year when compared to the corresponding period last year.Head of the Portland police, Deputy Superintendent Rex Swearing...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

It was a positive response from residents of Buff Bay, Portland, last Friday, as they welcomed an initiative from the Child Development Agency (CDA) to educate and sensitise them about the rights and needs of the nation's children.Chief Executive...

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:A Portland man who was on the run for almost a week after killing his nephew at David Lane in the parish on April 26, died at hospital from injuries received after he was attacked and chopped by an angry mob.Fifty-five-year-...

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