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Stories by Gareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Two rural communities in St Mary Western received Internet access and computers through a joint initiative between the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Ministry of Science, Energy, and Technology. The availability of Internet service at...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:25 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Normal operations have resumed at Rio Grande rafting, Portland’s premier tourist attraction site, but a shortage of rafting vessels and other equipment could seriously hamper raft captains from earning their livelihood. In...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:20 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Declaring that the town of Port Antonio in Portland is heavily congested and that future development on the horizon could be hampered and delayed, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has proposed a bypass for the resort town. Holness, who toured the...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:28 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

BERRYDALE, Portland: Raft captains on the Rio Grande, a key tourist attraction in Portland, are appealing for assistance in the wake of a weeks-long lay-up since the closure of water bodies to the public and the shutdown of the tourism industry as...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Hugh Perry has died. Perry died in hospital this morning after ailing for some time.  Perry served as JFF president from 1981 to 1983. Last year, he was recognised by the...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

A former correctional officer died in a motor vehicle crash in Portland yesterday.  He has been identified as Rollin Brown, a former warden.  He was allegedly hit from his bicycle in Buff Bay as two motor vehicles sped and crashed into a...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

EPSOM, St Mary: With tears flowing, Kimesha Stewart recounted her ordeal Monday night when her eight-year-old daughter, Kimona Whyte, whose body was fished from the sea on Tuesday, did not return home from school. Stewart, who kept repeating that...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:35 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: The dumping of garbage along the coastline of Port Antonio, in the vicinity of Foreshore Road, which has transformed that area into a breeding ground for rats, has angered Mayor Paul Thompson. Thompson, who spoke with The...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:31 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: The Portland police have released the names of five persons who are wanted for various crimes in the parish, including murder, shooting with intent, burglary, and robbery with aggravation. Deputy superintendent of police in...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

A new street-parking system has been established in Port Maria, St Mary, in an attempt to reduce congestion in the parish capital and also to restore public order. The new parking initiative was implemented by the St Mary Municipal Corporation and...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Concerned about what she describes as the high level of illiteracy among some students in East Portland, Member of Parliament (MP) Ann-Marie Vaz is urging educators to focus on the development of early-childhood education to guarantee a solid...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Informal settlers occupying lands along river banks in St Mary are at risk of suffering great loss to life and property in the event that a hurricane hits Jamaica. Residents in several squatter settlements, which appear to have grown overnight,...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:15 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary: Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary has lashed out against the practice of illegal vending, which he claimed is plaguing the streets of the parish capital of St Mary. Creary, who was addressing the monthly sitting of the St Mary...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Moore Town, Portland: With the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) campaigns in full swing in Portland East, the Maroons of Moore Town in the Rio Grande Valley will be among the electorate heading out to cast their...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:Faced with the dengue fever outbreak, Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Audley Gordon is pleading with residents in Portland to rid their surroundings of bulky waste.Gordon's...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

ENFIELD, St Mary:For more than 20 years, residents in Enfield, St Mary, have been without consistent electrical power, a situation that has exposed them to criminal elements, especially at nights. However, thanks to a partnership agreement, that is about to...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland:WITH A capacity crowd cheering her on in Portland Eastern, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer Ann-Marie Vaz urged female supporters to strive for leadership roles in the society.Vaz's comments came Sunday night during...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Investigators from the Port Antonio fire station are conducting a probe into the cause of an explosion of a 40-ft container in the farming community of Kensington in east Portland yesterday. At least three houses, a church, and two vehicles suffered...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Valerie Neita-Robertson, the newly installed People's National Party (PNP) standard-bearer in West Portland, has said that she is on a mission to smash the Vaz (pun intended) in creating well-needed changes in West Portland.Neita Robertson is...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Major rehabilitation of Lynch Park, the premier playground in Portland, which has fallen into a state of disrepair, is to begin next week Monday at a cost of $45 million.The pronouncement was made by Daryl Vaz, government minister and member of...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Lorraine Grant, a heart-broken mother, is struggling to come to grips with the untimely passing of her 20-year-old son, Kerone Dixon, whose life was snuffed out last Thursday afternoon at a bus park in Port Antonio.According to the police, about 6 p...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:After several months of deliberation, councillors assigned to the Portland Municipal Corporation are now benefiting from a new initiative dubbed 'Round Robin', where they will each receive a substantial amount of money to...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

The years of living in squalor, coupled with enduring conditions way below the poverty line, could soon be over in a few months for retired and disabled ex-cop Lorenzo McLeggon, who is on the verge of owning his own home at Hart Hill in Portland....

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