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Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

At only 17 years old, Alex Panton has seemingly stepped out of the shadows of his renowned mom and dad, Lisa Hanna and David Panton, and even while still immersing himself in his studies, has found time to help the community.Panton has formed...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

HIGHGATE, St Mary:It was a novel idea when, five years ago, then sixth-form student at Marymount High School, Shevonae Murphy, came up with the idea of students treating the needy at Christmastime in communities adjacent to the school, which is...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Ocho Rios Drop-In Centre, which opened in May and has been instrumental in assisting several homeless persons with meals and shower facilities, held its first Christmas treat on Monday evening in the resort town.Dozens of persons, mostly those...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary is showing a heart this Christmas. Creary says he has applied to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) to be part of the Take a Child Home for Christmas programme, and hopes...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Last year, the inaugural eight-a-side football competition that is the Galina Community Corner League attracted 12 teams. This year, for the competition that kicked off on December 2 at the Galina Primary School playing field, 20 teams will...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Scores of children and adults turned up at the Island Village Shopping Centre on Friday night for the annual 'Christmas at the Village' charity event presented jointly by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) St Ann Chapter and the St Ann...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Six trainees in the Universal Service Fund's (USF) Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) 1000 initiative turned out last Thursday to volunteer in fixing up the St Mary Infirmary in Port Maria.The six are part of the USF's programme to train 1,000...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The administration at Oracabessa High School in St Mary is appealing for assistance to erect more classrooms at the institution and to acquire a school bus.With 1,220 students enrolled and a staff complement of 63, the school is currently operating...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

MILE END, St Ann:Work began on Monday to build a studio apartment for 90-year-old Albert Osbourne of Mile End in St Ann after his plight of having to live in a dilapidated shack was featured on Prime Time News on November 5.Affectionately called '...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The St Mary Infirmary in Port Maria got some much-needed attention on Thursday as the St Mary Municipal Corporation led several other organisations and individuals into fixing up the institution, as part of Local Government and...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several craft traders in Runaway Bay, St Ann, whose stalls were allegedly destroyed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) last Friday morning, are angry that they have been left out in the cold with nowhere to sell their goods.The craft traders...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Dozens of parents, mostly mothers, turned out for the annual Oracabessa Primary School Parents Awards Day on Thursday as the school recognised them for their outstanding role.David White was selected as Parent of the Year and was presented with a...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

FELLOWSHIP HALL, St Mary:Farmers in several communities in St Mary are appealing to the municipal corporation to fix the roads they have to use to get their produce to market.Road conditions in areas such as New Ramble, Comma, Fellowship Hall,...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

York Castle 11th grade student Bobby Francis was last Thursday elected youth mayor of St Ann's Bay for 2018-2019 after a lengthy election process at the Ocho Rios High School.Nine-year-old Davi-Ann James, a grade-five student of Priory Primary and...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A new text and workbook by senior youth empowerment officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Anisa Wilson-Smith, aimed at addressing safety, especially of children, is now available.Safety and Security Text and Workbook is a...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of St Ann's Bay Michael Belnavis says the docking of the United States Coast Guard cutter Resolute in Ocho Rios for three days last week will impact positively on the resort area's economy. The shipped arrived on Thursday."The economic impact...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

From a mud-fest last year to a dust bowl this year, the grounds at Minard have never been an ideal location for patrons, but at the 19th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival last Thursday, thousands of persons turned out at the...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A team from the California, USA-based charitable organisation Great Shape Inc is back in Jamaica, with the help of Sandals Foundation, this time assisting the Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary through a language arts literacy project.Co-director...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For Prince Hall and his We Believe Foundation, the thought is that trees don't bear fruits for themselves, but for us to eat. So as people, we are obliged to help others.When Hall launched his gospel album, We Believe, on Father's Day, June 17, in...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the St Ann Parish Library Committee, Radcliffe Walters, is pleading for support to help build a library in Ocho Rios as space at the current facility is woefully inadequate to support the dispensing of proper service to the public....

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has underlined the importance of partnership between local government and the health ministry in helping to promote and maintain good public health.In giving the main address at the launch of Local Government...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton launched his ministry's Compassionate Care programme at the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital last Thursday, aimed at improving the quality of service and care offered in public hospitals and health centres in...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-one justices (JPs) of the peace, each of whom has served the parish of St Ann for decades, were honoured by the St Ann Justices of the Peace Association at its annual award ceremony at the Cardiff Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann, on Saturday.The...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Education Minister Ruel Reid made a quiet visit to Top Road in St Ann's Bay on Wednesday evening to offer support to the parents of slain teenager Ocho Rios High School student Raven Wilson, who was killed last weekend and her...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:The callous murder of 14-year-old Ocho Rios High School student Raven Wilson in St Ann's Bay last weekend has elicited several condemnations. Hurt by the death of the teen, who she knew and whose mother is her hairdresser, St Ann...

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