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Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There were reductions in murder, shooting and robbery in St Ann between January 1 and May 9 this year, when compared to the similar period last year. Linton Bailey, deputy superintendent of police in charge of crime for St Ann, told councillors of...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents in the Benin community in Brown’s Town, St Ann, are desperately appealing for a fix to their ongoing water supply problem which they say leaves them without water for weeks at a time. The National Water Commission (NWC) says Benin is...

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

Director of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) North East Region, Carlyn Stewart, has reiterated that persons need not have proof of child abuse to make a report, stating that all suspected cases should be reported to the...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:27 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The five persons charged in connection with a case of buggery committed against a 13-year-old girl in St Ann on April 26 were remanded when they appeared in the St Ann Parish Court yesterday. The accused, two 16-year-old boys and three men aged 18...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A truck laden with marl overturned, crushing a Suzuki Grand Vitara with two men on board in a bizarre accident along the Rio Nuevo main road in St Mary on Thursday afternoon. But the driver of the Vitara and the passenger, his brother, both...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:32 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann pastor who put up stern resistance to the police lockdown of a church service in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) pleaded guilty when she appeared in the St Ann Parish Court on Tuesday. Christene McLean, who pastors the...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:28 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As two cases of violent sexual assault on minors spoil the start of Child Month in St Ann, parish leaders have expressed outrage, calling for greater protection of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens. In the first instance, the police reported...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

After showing remarkable improvement following her participation in a new student development programme, 11-year-old Alannah Morris of Drax Hall, St Ann, has been appointed the first life skills ambassador for the company behind the programme....

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For over a decade, self-described artist, community motivator, and herbalist Yah I steadily built a name for himself as the man who sells marijuana-flavoured brownies to tourists from his base along the main road in Lodge, St Ann. Yah I told The...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A fight between two brothers some time between Saturday night and Sunday morning has left one dead and the other in police custody, and the entire farming community of Springfield in St Mary in mourning. Dead is 53-year-old Osmund Senior,...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Three successive weekends of lockdowns to stem the spread of the coronavirus might have had the desired effect, at least to some extent, but for some business persons, the lockdown also meant a slowdown in business. But that’s not the case for...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Riding on the back of a positive rating from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) for its 2020 performance, the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary has started construction of a sea urchin nursery and is mulling over the establishment of...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

While Camille Carter grew up with her father in Westmoreland, she studiously watched as he cooked for friends. Little did he realise she was taking notes to extend generosity on a much broader scale. Those life lessons spurred the single mother of...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In a case that befits the Jamaican proverb, ‘Long run, short ketch,’ a 92-year-old Jamaican woman residing in Florida, USA, was sent back home in July last year by her daughter to escape the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic in that country, only to...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With the impending entry of global ride-sharing company Uber into Jamaica, north-coast outfit Aryvve (pronounced ‘Ar-rive’) has decided to expand into Kingston and Portmore where it will engage 500 drivers already operating legally in the transport...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader, has expressed delight that tourism workers have now begun to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, as Jamaica’s tourism industry slowly tries to regain ground lost...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Line staff at Couples Resorts are delighted at the hotel’s move to donate 172 tablets, valued over $4 million, to assist their children with online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools have been ordered closed during the pandemic,...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Rotary Club of Ocho Rios and the St Ann Justices of the Peace Association (SAJPA) recently pooled resources to distribute 700 masks in Ocho Rios, in an effort to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Rotarians and JPs walked the streets...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann Municipal Corporation has targeted approximately 70 persons living on the streets of major towns in St Ann to feed during the Easter weekend lockdown, which is aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19. The initiative, which Mayor...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 8:38 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When Reverend Peter Chambers made predictions of calamity befalling the family of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, most might be tempted not to pay any serious attention. But when his prediction of being arrested came to past, maybe that number...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In a strange twist of fate, four siblings from the Brown family in Runaway Bay, St Ann, have each been stricken with an unknown sickness by the time they turned 17 years old, leaving them partially paralysed and unable to walk. Two brothers and two...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Commercial Services Committee at the St Ann Municipal Corporation, Councillor Ian Isaacs, has pledged to solve the garbage woes at the Brown’s Town Market under the $15-million refurbishing exercise currently under way. Isaacs, as...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A pastor in Brown’s Town, St Ann, who had been waging a campaign on social media against Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the COVID-19 measures he had been implementing had predicted from as early as August 2020 that he was going to be arrested....

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry has condemned the killing of Phileman Wynter as a “wicked” act that has left staff at the public watchdog’s three locations in Kingston, Montego Bay, and Mandeville grieving and in need of counselling....

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

Already showing signs of increased efficiency since data collection began in 2016, Jamaica’s judicial system got another boost on Sunday with the launch of the Senior Judges of the Parish Courts Commission. The commission is made up of all senior...

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