Jamaica Gleaner News
Published: Monday Thursday | August 6, 2009
Good old 'Porti', a world away
Good old Port Antonio (or Porti as some call it) seems a world away. The inviting waters off the shore, the flora and the crisp air make the Corporate Area look like it's in another country. A majestic new courthouse, a very popular marina... Read More...The 'sole' man of Port Antonio
If you're ever in Port Antonio and 'your boot heel lef' yuh a road' look no further than Frederick Cox. His shop is just outside the centre of the capital, a few steps from the famous CC Bakery. As he stitched, threaded and hammered at the various pairs... Read More...Teacher, comic or dreamer?
Henry Lindo is an educator by profession but he may have missed his calling as a comedian. He is one of the many individuals who passed by Frederick Cox during our visit, but he took a seat to shoot the breeze with us... Read More...Talking shop
You never know who or what you'll find when you go tramping around a town.We found a lively group inside a tuck shop with an interesting cast of characters. Tina, who runs the little tuck shop, is probably the most quiet one... Read More...Ruddy in the dark
Like other high-ranking health officials, Minister of Health Rudyard Spencer is in the dark and does not yet have the details of the unfolding 'malaria money saga' spawned by allegations of abuse and mismanagement of a specially approved on-call payment ... Read More...Murder conviction quashed
A man who was in prison since November 2006 was freed last week by the Court of Appeal because the pathologist's finding contradicted the evidence of the sole eyewitness. The court ordered that 32-year-old Andrew Manning, who was convicted of murder... Read More...Ministry getting tough on wayward students
In an attempt to stamp out violence in schools, the Ministry of Education will be deploying deans of discipline to 86 secondary schools across the island, starting September. The enforces are to implement the ministry's behaviour management strategy... Read More...NEWS BRIEFS
Free your mind - PM: Prime Minister Bruce Golding on Saturday implored residents of St Catherine to cherish emancipation as a meaningful achievement.Addressing a civic ceremony held at Emancipation Square in Spanish Town, Golding also urged Jamaicans... Read More...Vera Grant-Sharpe - A Samaritan goes home
Using the words of I Thessalonians 4:15 as his frame of reference, Rev Dr Barry Davidson spoke about the importance of the home in an individual's life. He recalled his days as a student in Chicago, Illinois when the late Vera Grant-Sharpe provided him with a home... Read More...Ruby Valentine - Truly a remarkable soul
Ruby Valentine Smalling-Steer entered this life on September 30, 1918. She was truly a remarkable soul who did very well as a wife, mother and citizen of this world. As a wife, she and her husband, Vincent Walton-Steer, shared a truly exemplary relationship... Read More...