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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Noranda Bauxite has modified its Special Mining Licence (SML) 173 proposal to the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) for bauxite mining in sections of St Ann and Trelawny which will see agriculture and several communities in both...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents and the business sector served by the Alexandria Police Station in St Ann have been benefiting from an increased police presence in the form of community outreach programmes. The programmes, such as police youth clubs and church and...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Following a complaint from an unvaccinated Jamaican that she was not allowed to visit Island Village Shopping Centre in Ocho Rios while a cruise ship was in port, The Gleaner now understands that the issue not just affects Jamaicans, but also...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Mining Minister Robert Montague has maintained his silence on the controversial Clarendon Alumina Production (CAP) contract issue that has seen board chairman Norman Reid resign in protest. Approached by The Gleaner on Friday at a function in Ocho...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Far removed from the tragedy that shook a nation over 12 years ago in which seven young ladies perished in a fire, the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre in Alexandria, St Ann, now boasts a real new beginning. Transformed into the Alexandria...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:53 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard has stepped up its presence in the maritime space, with the formation of the Second District Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard as it seeks to repel the trafficking of drugs and weapons, and illicit...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

NORANDA’S VICE-PRESIDENT and General Manager Delroy Dell is cautioning Jamaicans against getting complacent in the fight against the COVID-19 disease, as the company staged it second vaccination drive on Monday. The event, which was for staff,...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A SMALL get-together with a large family and a few friends was how Brown’s Town centenarian Veronica Franklyn celebrated her 100th birthday on November 15, 2021. Blessed with 11 children and a husband who was a provider, Franklyn, looking back,...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

SUGGESTING THAT Jamaica’s legislative agenda has been crawling while other countries have been modernising, Lisa Hanna, the People’s National Party (PNP) member of parliament (MP) for South East St Ann, is advocating a raft of changes to get the...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament (MP) for South East St Ann Lisa Hanna is urging several changes to how public funds are spent, in the face of rising cost of living. In her contribution to the State of the Constituency Debate on Tuesday, Hanna proposed,...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

At 18 years old and in upper-sixth form at Hillel Academy, Kashish Thakurani is on her way to carving out a career in the medical profession. However, achieving that goal will not give her true satisfaction, which can only come if she is able to...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Some residents in Gibraltar in South West St Ann say they are being inconvenienced to some extent by mining operations by Noranda Bauxite but are not averse to mining in the community as it comes with real benefits. Residents say persons are...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Nearly 50 per cent of schools in St Mary that are on the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) list to resume face-to-face classes on Monday, November 8, will not open their doors as scheduled. Only 22 of the 43 schools certified by the Ministry of...

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Fayval Williams is urging parents and guardians to check the ministry’s website and their children’s schools for information on the schedule for the resumption of face-to-face classes. A total of 376 small primary and infant...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Special education students, such as the 183 who are registered at Edgehill School of Special Education’s four units in St Ann and St Mary, find it extremely more difficult to cope with online learning than regular students and are suffering even...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 2:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Kiwanis Club of Charlton-Alexandria (KCC-A) in St Ann has launched a scholarship valued at $40,000 in memory of former member, Phileman Wynter. Wynter, who was also an information and complaints officer at the Office of the Public Defender,...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 2:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Approximately $17 million will be spent on the beautification of Brown’s Town, St Ann, that will include murals to honour several of the parish’s outstanding personalities, including National Hero Marcus Garvey, reggae king Bob Marley, and Olympic...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament (MP) for St Ann North Western Krystal Lee says $1 billion will be spent to address the perennial water problems affecting residents of Brown’s Town and adjoining communities. In making her first presentation to the State of...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2021 | 4:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann North West Member of Parliament (MP) Krystal Lee says $1 billion will be spent to address the perennial water problems affecting residents of Brown’s Town and adjoining communities. In making her debut presentation to the State of the...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

At 28 years old, Daren Johnson, from a little-known district called Bun Hill in the deep rural community of Middle Buxton in St Ann, Jamaica, is the youngest full-time professor at Howard Community College in Colombia, Maryland, USA. As a young...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In 2003, Ocho Rios woodcarver, Ralph Cameron stirred controversy when he displayed a piece of artwork in Fern Gully named Ready Freddie, which was that of a man with an unusually large and erect penis. The carving drew some amount of criticism and...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Five stalwarts in the tourism industry were honoured by the Government of Jamaica on National Heroes Day for their contribution to the development of the sector. They are Donald Grizzle of Charela Inn, Negril; Camille Needham, executive director...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two men who left their homes in Retirement, St Ann, early Monday morning to purchase cows and were reported missing after they failed to return home were a day later discovered to have been murdered. Dead are Samuel Johnson, 70, and Richard Harris...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:44 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic has economically impacted most sectors in Jamaica, including the church, where pastors have seen collections almost totally wiped out in some cases, as government-stipulated social-distancing rules kick in. To reverse...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:44 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE THE COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted the local education sector, a little-known nursing school in St Ann’s Bay is expanding as it trains nurses for both the local and international markets. Just six years since it opened its doors...

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