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Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Without even knowing it, customers of Blingers in Ocho Rios are supporting children from a wide cross section of Jamaica by contributing to their well-being in several ways.That's because proprietor Mark Pai donates part of the proceeds from...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Some 25 shop operators at the renovated Ocho Rios Fishing Village, which will be opened near the end of April, have been trained in business skills in several sessions organised by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ).Institutions such as the Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Ten male students from the St Ann's Bay Primary School have benefited from training in sift skills, thanks to the Children of Our Village Project, an ongoing partnership between the St Ann Homecoming Foundation and HEART Trust/NTA - Employment...

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

Regarded as a strict but good man, George Theophilus Linton died the day before his 77th birthday, and for granddaughter, Susan Gordon-Pryce, it was hard to take.Not just because they were looking forward to a birthday celebration, but because of...

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

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:After being rebuilt following destruction by fire in the late 19th century, the Methodist Church in Jamaica has again committed to rebuilding the St Ann's Bay Church, which was gutted by fire on Tuesday morning.The building and...

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

Established on Emancipation Day, August 1, 1838 and later to become the childhood church of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the St Ann's Bay Methodist Church was gutted by fire early yesterday morning, leaving losses valued at millions of...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has urged new Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) recruits to be courageous and to abide by the core principles of the JDF, which include discipline, integrity, honour, commitment, and loyalty.Malahoo Forte was...

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

Young entrepreneurs Nakeita Mullings and Daderia Dunn have teamed up to offer Ocho Rios and its environs a service that they believe is needed in that resort town.Flash Errand Services has opened its doors at Soni's Plaza, Main Street, Ocho Rios, to...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

This pastor plays the piano. That's good, but who cares? Hardly anyone, it seems. What people are really talking about is that this pastor is now a lawyer.Seventh-day Adventist pastor, Omar Oliphant, who is in charge of the Salem Pastoral District...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Solomon Higgins was born on December 24, 1912.He can't quite remember the year this incident happened, but one morning he woke up and couldn't get out of bed. He could not walk.Born and raised in Epworth, St Ann, Higgins worked as a carpenter in his...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

At 105 years old, Solomon Emanuel Higgins has spent his entire life in Epworth district in southeast St Ann, often making his December 24 birthday and Christmas, the following day, a two-day celebration.However, for the senior citizen, the one thing...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Hugh Johnson is to give up his post of Dean of Discipline at Steer Town Academy later this year, to concentrate on building Mount Zion Learning Centre in Ocho Rios, St Ann, as he pursues the vision of building a polytechnic institute.After four...

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