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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two men died on Sunday night after a Discovery Bauxite Partners locomotive they were travelling on derailed in Retreat, a community roughly two miles west of Brown’s Town in St Ann. The deceased have been identified as Orlando Brown, of an Orange...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two persons died on Friday in an accident along the Laughlands main road, near Richmond in St Ann, after a motor car collided with a bus transporting security personnel. The driver of the car, Alwayne Smith, a fisherman of Steer Town in the parish...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Issa Trust Foundation (ITF) raised US$417,000 from the charity gala ‘For The Children’ which was held at Sony Hall in New York City on Saturday. The concert featured Reggae Ambassadors, Third World, and was aimed at raising US$200,000 towards...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Noting that the gene pool of local cattle is seeing an improvement, the agriculture ministry is expecting further growth this year, building on the increase in the production of beef and pork for the local market seen last year. Speaking at the...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Health minister Christopher Tufton has announced plans for the construction of a new health centre for the resort town of Ocho Rios in St Ann at a cost of over $200 million. The health centre is to be built on lands in Pineapple Place, and with...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2022 | 3:29 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several raftsmen who operate on the White River along the border of St Ann and St Mary have signalled their intention to resist what they perceive as efforts by state agencies to prevent them from continuing to make a living from rafting....

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two St Ann-based teachers, a mother and her daughter, have taken their dedication to caring for their young charges beyond the classroom as they seek to help needy students. Alejandra Williams, a teacher at York Castle High in Brown’s Town, and...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Founder and CEO of the Florida-based Wynter Law Practice, Jamaican attorney Dionnie Wynter Pfunde, was on Saturday elected to serve a 12-month term as chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida chapter. “The education...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The global services sector is pumping roughly US$890 million (J$136 billion) into the Jamaican economy annually, equivalent to six per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), says the industry’s leading lobbyist Anand Biradar. Biradar, who is...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Business and tourism stakeholders have been heaping praises on the St Ann police for work over the usually busy holiday weekend which saw much improved traffic flow in the resort area and its environs. The Ocho Rios Runaway Bay Portland Chapter of...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A man has been held in connection with the fire that killed four-year-old Sariak Kowen early Tuesday morning in Dean Pen, St Mary. Deputy Superintendent Kevin Francis, acting commandant for the St Mary Police Division, told The Gleaner that the...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A letter from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has cleared former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Mayor of St Ann’s Bay Michael Belnavis of any breach involving the installation of a 220-volt car-charging port at...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for Western St Mary Robert Montague handed over a digital defibrillator to the Oracabessa Health Centre on Thursday after working with councillor for the division Sheldon Kidd and the St Mary Charities organisation to raise...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

District Constable Petrina McDonald, who is stationed at the Brown’s Town Police Station, has come in for commendation on social media for intervening in a dispute between two high-school students at the bus park in that town. McDonald then went...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Dozens of security guards happily took advantage of the visit of the Private Security Regulation Authority’s (PSRA) mobile unit to Ocho Rios on Wednesday, ensuring that they complete their registration process. The security personnel expressed...

Published:Friday | October 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for St Ann North West Krystal Lee says progress has been slow in implementing the billion-dollar water plans she announced during the State of the Constituency Debate last year. Making her contribution to this year’s debate on...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents of St Ann turned out in their numbers at the Ocho Rios Primary School on Sunday to take advantage of a free health camp hosted by the Indian High Commission, assisted by the Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC). Indian doctors in the Ocho...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A NUMBER of placard-bearing members of the Ocho Rios Ministers’ Fraternal, supported by a group of chanting, drumbeating Rastafari brethren, protested on Monday against the continued closure of Little Dunn’s River, a beach used primarily by...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There’s more to Mount Pleasant Academy than just football. As Jamaica’s top football school, the academy has forged several alliances with local and overseas institutions that, along with a curriculum delivery system called CHOICE, have placed the...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

THE LIBERTY Learning Centre in Tower Isle, St Mary, received a boost to its sports programme on Tuesday when the Texas-based Standard Of Athletics (SOA) Association donated to the school a cheque for $450,000, along with sporting outfits and...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

SHE IS currently enrolled at The University of the West Indies (UWI) pursuing chemistry. This is merely a few months after picking up her Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results at York Castle High School in Brown’s Town, St Ann...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The administration at Discovery Bay High School in St Ann has initiated several health awareness measures at the school that have received support from not just the school family and community, but corporate Jamaica as well. Principal Dwayne...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A compromise has been reached that will see classes start at Cascade Primary School in St Ann South West on Wednesday following Monday’s protest for the removal of principal Dr Marcia Thomas-Powell from her post. Parents have alleged that Thomas-...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Melvyn Tennant believes he and his team can save an extra 3,000 turtles a year. The 2018 Gleaner Honour Award winner and 2021 inductee as Member of the Order of the British Empire has been duly recognised for his nearly 20 years of rescuing...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Andrea Martin-Swaby has said that CARICOM is deeply concerned about the threat of cybercrimes, and called for the region to be included in the development of a multilateral convention to address the global...

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