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Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner team stepped off the main road in Annotto Bay and headed down several flights of stairs into Vincent Maragh’s yard. We were now level with the Pencar River, which was just a mere three feet away from one of several houses in the yard...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Otram river, which flows through the centre of the St Mary capital of Port Maria, is the main reason why the town has been flooded on several occasions and remains of great concern to residents in and around the town. Over the years, business...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Tears rolled down the face of Norma Walters as she watched her former schoolmate’s daughter being sworn in on Wednesday as vice-president of the United States. Walters, who attended school alongside Donald Harris decades ago in the northern Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the St Ann Municipal Corporation (SAMC) and mayor of St Ann’s Bay, Sydney Stewart, says the corporation is to investigate claims that there are unauthorised mining operations in the parish. The disclosure comes after enquiries by The...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Forced out of its home at Jail Lane, St Ann’s Bay, because of increasing rental cost, the 30-year-old Restoration of Life Mission in Christ Apostolic Church is nevertheless continuing its outreach programme, and in fact has increased it since the...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has opened a condolence book in memory of its late board chairman, Tyrone Robinson, who died in the United States of COVID-19 complications on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1. In a release, NERHA...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A woman who purchased a house from the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) in the Savannah Vista development in Runaway Bay, St Ann, is blasting the agency for the deplorable condition the house was delivered in, and is adamant that she will not pay an...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The death of North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) Chairman Tyrone Robinson from COVID-19 in Florida in the United States has sent shock waves throughout the local health sector. The 58-year-old Robinson had been a respected and beloved...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN: Can we forget about COVID-19 for a while and just open our hearts and celebrate the season for giving, by giving? Well, that was the sentiment of several persons and institutions in St Ann during the period leading up to Christmas, with...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Marymount High School’s Holiday Helpers hit the trail recently to bring holiday cheers to residents in communities close to the St Mary-based school. An annual event spearheaded by students since it was first introduced in 2012, the practice...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Oracabessa Foundation, assisted by Chris Blackwell, has come to the assistance of six basic schools in Oracabessa, St Mary, in their efforts to meet the requirements by the Government to reopen in 2021. The six basic schools are: Oracabessa...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Less than 24 hours after the father of her three-week-old baby was murdered in his restaurant in Discovery Bay, St Ann, Shante was still in a state of shock, her life torn apart by the brutality of the act. With the baby in her arms, she sought to...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The off-duty cop accused of fatally shooting 43-year-old Glester White in St D’Acre, St Ann, on Sunday has been removed from front-line duty as the police and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) carry out their probes. The...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite a water shortage limiting face-to-face classes to just three days last week at Oracabessa High School in St Mary, principal Natrecia Lothian has labelled the first week a success. A problematic pump at the National Water Commission...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Grand Market activities on December 24 will be greatly reduced in the major towns in St Ann, namely, St Ann’s Bay, Ocho Rios and Brown’s Town, in order to minimise the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 disease. Addressing the monthly general meeting...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There has been a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in St Ann over the last three months, according to the St Ann Health Department. Senior Public Health Inspector Leroy Scott told the monthly general meeting of the St Ann Municipal Corporation...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Sandals Foundation has delivered 28 tablets to the Ocho Rios Primary School in St Ann to serve grade six students, who are just above the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education programme threshold, but whose needs were assessed and...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Fitzroy Wickham’s selection as the 2021 Rhodes Scholar has put the York Castle High alumnus among prestigious company as he joins a list of outstanding Jamaicans who have been awarded the honour over decades. Wickham’s success, however, has come...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite an apology and a suggestion that a patient be returned to the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital for proper care, a traumatised family is unmoved after a woman believed to have been inflicted with COVID-19 was allegedly neglected, causing her...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The blurred yet graphic photograph of five-year-old Mickele Allen, his hands and feet lacerated and scalp blood-red from a ferocious attack by a pack of hounds, will embolden Justice Minister Delroy Chuck to press through passage of the new dog-...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A five-year-old boy is battling for his life in the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital after being mauled by dogs in St D’Acre, near Alexandria, on Sunday. He has been identified as Mickele Allen of a St D’Acre address in St Ann. The St Ann police...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness paid the ultimate tribute to former minister and member of parliament (MP) for St Ann North East, Shahine Robinson, on Thursday by naming the new Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) parish office in St Ann’s...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Dr Henroy Scarlett of the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) and The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, is now the president-elect of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH). The JAPHI said the...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

All three schools in St Ann that are part of a two-week coronavirus pilot reported a generally successful resumption of face-to-face classes on Tuesday although student absences put a slight damper on turnout expectations. Christine Badal-McBean...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Influential People’s National Party (PNP) member based in St Ann South East, Denzil McDonald, has hailed Mark Golding’s elevation to the post of president and leader of the party, saying he is the best person to be at the helm at this time....

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