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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...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Buff Bay, Portland:Five children and 12 adults were evacuated by firefighters on a day when torrential rain lashed sections of western Portland, also triggering rescue efforts at a basic school in Settlement in Orange Bay.The unfavourable weather...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Faced with a sharp increase in gun-related crime and murders, the private sector, individuals, and a political representative have pledged money to assist with crime-fighting efforts.At a stakeholders meeting at the Ken Wright...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

SHREWSBERRY, Portland:A daring early morning killing of two residents in the community of Shrewsberry, Portland, has pushed the parish's murder rate into double figures.The gruesome killings came less than eight hours after high-ranking officials...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 11:47 AMGareth Davis

Faced with a sharp increase in gun-related crimes, including a double-digit increase in murders for the first time, millions have been pledged by private interests to assist the police in Portland. The private sector, individuals, and a political...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 11:12 AMGareth Davis

A daring early morning double killing in the community of Shrewsberry, Portland, has pushed the parish's murder rate into double figures. The gruesome killings this morning come less than eight hours after high-ranking...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

With candidates representing the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in Portland duly nominated, the focus has shifted to the days ahead as campaigning is expected to heighten leading up to the local government elections.Candidates Paul Thompson of the...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Bellevue, Portland:Unless Government directs resources to Bellevue in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland, where thousands of residents, including students, have been marooned due to multiple land slippages, conditions could worsen in a community...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

STONY HILL, Portland:Growing up in the depressed community of Stony Hill, Portland, was not easy for Thelma Patterson, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, who has invested heavily in family life and is now reaping the fruits of her labour. Patterson...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

STONY HILL, Portland:One of the first things that Mordecai Patterson, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian at Boundbrook will tell you, is that God is large and still in charge, which according to him, is the motivating factor behind his religious...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

The Caribbean Broilers (CB) regional Pan 2016 competition, experienced by the people of Port Antonio for the first time, was a huge success.Held last Saturday at the parish's premier cricket ground of Folly Oval, the event attracted dozens of...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Life has its struggles and mother and wife, Dahlia Wood-Skyers knows this all too well. Although she is now on a pathway to success, it has not been any easy road for her.Skyers, who is a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian, recounted her challenging...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Having proven the miraculous healing power of Jesus Christ, Tasha-Gaye Smith surrendered her life to her saviour, a decision that she considers to be the only logical one.Smith, who first got baptised at the age of 12 in 2004...

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Rowena Beckford, a senior elder at Boundbrook Seventh-Day Adventist Church, prepares healthy food for persons making a lifestyle change, as she seeks to heal their bodies as they work on healing their souls.Beckford, who is also a vegetarian, is...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

BOUNDBROOK, PORTLAND:Life has not always been easy for Aaron Skyers, an elder at Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church, who is a living testimony to the truth and belief that God takes care of his own.Skyers, who joined the Seventh-day Adventist...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

LONG BAY, Portland:Four schools are to benefit from proceeds of this year's staging of a grand gala held on Independence Day in Long Bay, Portland, which, from all indication, was a huge success.Held on the white sand beach at Long Bay, the event...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Donneka Clarke, a student of Nonsuch Primary School in Portland, who despite being absent from school more often than she is present, managed to secure good grades in the recent Grade Six Achievement Tests (GSAT). For her efforts, she will be...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Poverty is hardly an excuse for failure, and as such, Shanique Noyan and Cardiff McKenzie have proven just that. The two emerged as top girl and boy, respectively, at Buff Bay Primary in Portland, where they both secured...

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