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Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:24 PMGareth Davis

A 55-year-old vendor is dead and a woman hospitalised in serious condition after they were attacked by gunmen in Buff Bay, Portland yesterday evening. Reports are that the incident took place about 9:40 p.m. as the deceased, Patrick Brown, who is from...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:17 PMGareth Davis

A man was hospitalised with life-threatening injuries after a motor vehicle crash along the Hope Bay main road in Portland last night. Reports that the hospitalised man was speeding in a white Honda Civic motor car towards Port Antonio when he lost...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:The business community and other interests turned out in large numbers to celebrate with the 2016 School's Challenge Quiz winner, Titchfield High School, at a special dinner put on by Mayor of Port Antonio Wayne McKenzie and...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:The recent clean-up exercise to rid several communities in Portland of garbage, discarded wares, and water-holding containers by varied state agencies in the fight against the Zika virus has been met by residents with mixed...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Determined to one provide assistance to his alma mater, Rural Hill Primary School, Paul Thompson is ensuring that each step the students climb that leads to the upper classrooms is safe.Only recently, the former student assisted with the...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Realising that his spiritual gift is to praise God through singing, Kevin Shelton, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian is doing just that through his ministry and Portlanders are in for a special treat at a Gospel concert slated...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:The relief efforts for those ravaged during the recent flood rains in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland is far advanced, with the distribution of medication and other supplies by West Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Daryl...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 4:11 PMGareth Davis, Gleaner Writer

At least a dozen students narrowly escaped serious injuries when the bus they were travelling in overturned in the vicinity of Little Spring Gardens near Hope Bay in Portland, this morning. The Toyota Hiace public passenger vehicle, which plies the...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Following three second-place finishes and a semi-final loss, Titchfield High is celebrating its first hold on the Television Jamaica-sponsored Schools' Challenge quiz trophy - after defeating Campion College in a nail-biting contest on Thursday...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:The importance of learning and adopting Christian values and attitude is one way of grooming Pathfinders within the Seventh-day Adventist Church.The life of a Pathfinder begins at age six and ends at 15 years where they are...

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Uneducated but determined to make a difference, 52-year-old Derron Speed can be seen digging away at the mother earth daily to grow crops as a means of survival.Speed, who is popularly known as 'Black Dust', hails from one of...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:It was high celebration for members of the Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church recently after two preteens surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ.The two - Rojaun Wilks and Rajaun Minott, who are both 12 years old -...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 11:09 PMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Twenty-four-year-old Tameka Hall said her Christian lifestyle has allowed her to blossom spiritually and educationally, despite being born in one of the most depressed communities, Manchioneal in Portland.Hall, a graduate of...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

The Portland Infirmary has benefited from a state-of-the-art washing machine, which was donated by a foundation, to assist with reducing the workload of handwashing.The washing machine, which costs approximately $200,000, was acquired by the...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:19 AMGareth Davis

PORTLAND WESTERN Seventy-nine-year-old Zetty Ferguson, who was given three months to live by doctors, but has survived at length, allowing her to exercise her democratic right on election day. Ferguson, who hails from the community of Black...

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

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:One of the oldest high schools islandwide, Titchfield on Sunday launched its 230th anniversary year-long celebrations with a church service in Port Antonio, Portland.The church service was held at Christ Church in Port Antonio...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Education Minister Ronald Thwaites last Thursday handed over six newly constructed classrooms to Titchfield High School, Portland.The project to build the six classrooms was undertaken at a cost of $19.3 million and took 12...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Growing up in a Christian home, where both parents were deeply rooted in their faith allowed Marion Patterson to easily accept Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour.Patterson, now 25 years old, is a graduate of Northern...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

BOUNDBROOK, Portland:Surviving the many challenges of 2015 was no easy task for many, but Pastor of the Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist district of churches, Damion Clarke, told members of his flock that it was only the saving grace of Jesus Christ...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: The problem of crime, which continues to affect residents and other interests islandwide, is just one of the concerns highlighted by two sector leaders in Portland that needs to be fixed in 2016.According to mayor of Port...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:HIS LOVE for bamboo came about by chance, but for Wilburne King, his newly found livelihood is a part of his everyday life, which has allowed him to invest and grow in the local tourism sector.King, who spent the better part...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Four houses were destroyed and 14 people left homeless after more than six hours of intense rainfall in the eastern parish of Portland.The heavy rains, which started at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, pounded the eastern side of the parish. The situation was...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

Port Antonio, Portland:Confusion, chaotic, and instability are just some of the words being used to describe the troubling situation now facing the People's National Party (PNP) in East Portland ahead of the impending parliamentary election.The...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO:The local canoe tournament, the highlight for local residents in the Port Antonio Blue Marlin tournament, lived up to its expectations on Wednesday with the landing of a Blue Marlin by Caiphas McLeggon, captain of the boat Conqueror....

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis

PORT ANTONIO:The Port Antonio Blue Marlin tournament takes a break this morning to make way for the one-day canoe competition, which has attracted approximately 70 local fishermen.After two gruelling days of competition, nine marlins have been...

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