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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...

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2021 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Recently-appointed chairman of the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA), Laura Heron, says getting people vaccinated and back to work are top of her agenda as she assumes a position made vacant by the passing of former chairman Tyrone...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Having built the unenviable reputation as one of St Ann’s crime hotspots, Parry Town is benefiting from a tree-planting project that involves 600 fruit and food trees, courtesy of Food For The Poor (FFTP). The project, which started recently, is...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2021 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The principal of a private school in Manchester is seeking to borrow $10 million from the Government to restructure her school and keep it afloat as the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues. In the interim, Sharon Denny-Tomlinson...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A woman, who in January made a report to the St Ann police that she was abducted and raped, has been charged with public mischief after later confessing to the lawmen that her report was false. She is to appear in the St Ann Parish Court on April...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Head of the paediatric department at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Dr Coralie Antoine, has added her voice to those encouraging Jamaicans to take the AstraZeneca vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. Antoine, who was the first person in St Ann to...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Mustard Seed Communities’ Widow’s Mite in St Ann is now able to transport wheelchair-bound children more comfortably, thanks to the California-based Motra Foundation, which on Tuesday donated a bus to the organisation. In its first foray into the...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The flouting of COVID-19 restrictions by a pentecostal pastor should not be used to broad-brush Christians in St Ann, the former chairman of the Ocho Rios Ministers Fraternal has said. The Rev Jonathan Hemmings said that churches have, by and large...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Hampered by curfew restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, several vendors were unable to respond fast enough to save their goods on Saturday night as fire razed several stalls at the Ocho Rios Market in St Ann. The St Ann Fire...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The pastor of a church in Windsor Heights, St Ann’s Bay, has been charged with breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act after the police were called to a worship service. Charged is Christine McLean of the City of Refuge Endtime Prophetic...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A dispute over the dumping of garbage led to the murder of a 19-year-old woman and the wounding of another in the rural community of Carlton Mountain, near Claremont in St Ann, on Tuesday. The police are now seeking a security guard for...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Like reggae king Bob Marley, Neville Livingston attended Stepney Primary School in St Ann as youngsters, having moved to the Garden Parish from his birthplace in Kingston. For years, he and his younger sisters, Vinette, Millicent, and Pearl, made...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

By the end of July, residents of Gayle and nearby communities who utilise the health centre should soon have a refurbished and upgraded facility as the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) undertakes extensive repairs. Although not...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With a $90.87 million price tag to rehabilitate the St Ann Family Court in St Ann’s Bay, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has demanded of contractor Stephen Chung of Contraxx Enterprise Limited to not only deliver on time, but to also ensure that a...

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