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

Youth Mayors selected across Jamaica as part of Local Government and Community Development month in November, are once again to be given $500,000 each to do a sustainable project which is to be completed during their tenure.Additionally, infirmaries...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With participants from the length and breadth of Jamaica turning out for the third Conu'co Market at the Cove, at Grizzly's Plantation in Priory, St Ann, patrons were delighted to see the wide variety of made-in-Jamaica items available.With the...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ORACABESSA, St Mary:In what has been described by Vice-Principal Donovan Thomas as a "paradigm shift," a programme aimed at increasing the pass rate in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics examination has yielded results...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two hundred and twenty recruits graduated in a passing out ceremony at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) training facility in Moneague, St Ann, on Saturday, after completing the army's 16-week training module.The recruits represent the fourth cohort...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The Port Maria Drop In Centre, now getting finishing touches, will be completed and open to coincide with the start of Local Government Month on November 1.The centre, located at Claude Stewart Park, next to the St Mary Parish...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

GALINA, St Mary:A St Mary man who was hit by a car in 2009 is still suffering after sustaining multiple injuries in the incident. Today, because of his debilitating condition, he is unable to walk properly without the aid of two crutches but is...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:A humble, mild-mannered farmer who, for several years, has donated produce from his small farm in Brown's Town, St Ann, to the St Ann Infirmary, was among seven people receiving special awards on National Heroes Day in the...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of St Ann's Bay Michael Belnavis and several other councillors and administrative staff spent time at the Drop-In Centre in Ocho Rios, treating homeless persons in observance of World Homeless Day on October 10.They were supported by teams...

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

As a devout Christian, journalist and toastmaster, Mary White could not understand why she could not get in touch with God like other Christians were doing. So she started on a mission to find the answer.That search ended in White putting together a...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Reggae star Sizzla will headline Chase The Cure Cancer Awareness and Benefit show next Sunday, October 14, at Turtle River Park, Ocho Rios, St Ann.The show, presented by Kloude9ine Entertainment, will also feature Tommy Lee Sparta, Macka Diamond,...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Blingers Foundation in Ocho Rios, St Ann, has come to the assistance of First Step Pre-School and Day Care in St Ann's Bay, which was damaged by fire in September.The fire destroyed all the contents of the building and displaced...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

More than 900 students at Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary are now benefiting from a new computer lab and refurbished restroom facilities, thanks to the combined efforts of several private-sector entities.Initiated by the Issa Trust Foundation (...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

MAMMEE BAY, St Ann:Representative from community-based organisations, drawn from four Caribbean countries, began a three-day procurement for community-based organisations workshop at the Jewel Dunn's River Hotel in Mammee Bay, St Ann.Presented by...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

She spent over 39 years serving Jamaica as a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), rising to the position of senior superintendent before retiring in 2015. Yet, Patricia Colbourne-White cannot go home and relax and enjoy her retirement....

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The York Castle Alumni, led by new president Jennifer 'Jenny Jenny' Small, on Wednesday, September 19 handed over a cheque for one million dollars to the school, while launching the inaugural 5K Walk/Run on October 13 to raise additional funds for...

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

Councillor for the Lime Hall division in the St Ann Municipal Corporation, Genevor Gordon Bailey, has completed the construction of restroom facilities at the Steer Town playing field as her $1.3 million Legacy Project.The corporation has mandated...

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

GOVERNOR'S PEN, St Mary:The recurring breakaway of a road in the community of Governor's Pen in St Mary is continuing to infuriate residents and motorists alike and with the country in the middle of the hurricane season, some are expressing fear...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Several volunteers turned out on International Coastal Clean-up Day last Saturday to give beaches in St Mary a much-needed tidying.The Port Maria Beach, near to the parish library in the capital town, and the Rio Nuevo Beach,...

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

Properties with a combined estimated value of $23.7 million were damaged by fire in St Mary during August, according to figures released by the Jamaica Fire Brigade in the parish.Addressing the monthly meeting of the St Mary Municipal Corporation on...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A similar scene might have been played out in other sections of the island but at the St Ann Infirmary in Priory, Hurricane Gilbert's fury brought terror to the residents, workers and Red Cross volunteers who turned out to help in the heights of the...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

"Each time mi see mi son Tengsang, mi remember Hurricane Gilbert because I was pregnant and him born eight days after the hurricane," Annie Reid of Ocho Rios, St Ann told The Gleaner.With the approach of the hurricane Reid was worried...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

One of the Caribbean's leading family resorts, Franklyn D Resort (FDR), in Runaway Bay, St Ann, has joined a growing list of entities supporting the move to preserve the environment, by banning the use of plastic straws on the property.And the move...

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

There were no complaints reaching The Gleaner in St Ann as schools reopened for the new academic year on Monday.Several high schools contacted have reported no concerns for the new year.At Ferncourt High in Claremont, principal, the Reverend...

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

While attending Gibraltar All-Age School in St Ann, it wasn't difficult for one to detect that Ntini Edwards would emerge to become a brilliant student, such was her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.The Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results of...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite appeals by head of the St Ann police Senior Superintendent of Police Michael Smith that residents do not take the law into their own hands, they exacted jungle justice on accused killer Orville Scarlett early Friday morning in Watt Town in...

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