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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:48 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite concerns about the pandemic and the state of readiness for a resumption of cruise-ship calls in Ocho Rios, St Ann, several industry players are delighted that today, a vessel will grace their shores after a 17-month absence. The Carnival...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The case against a St Ann pastor, who was arrested in March after making unsavoury remarks about Prime Minister Andrew Holness, continues to drag on, with a file to determine if he should be charged still incomplete, nearly five months later....

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

An 11-year-old girl, who just passed her Primary Exit Profile examination to attend Westwood High in September, has been left traumatised after gunmen shot and killed her mother at their home in Tank Lane, Oracabessa, St Mary, on Thursday night....

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The year 1987 marked a significant milestone in the life of Jamaica as a nation, as the country marked 25 years of independence from Britain. For a female student at the impressionable age of 11, though, seeing Roy Rayon perform his winning...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Festival Song contest, introduced in 1966 to add flavour to Jamaica’s Independence celebrations, has brought joy to Jamaicans over the years, many of who fervently look forward to the competition each year. Without a doubt, Roy Rayon is one of...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:36 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Moneague College in St Ann is to launch a new programme next academic year geared at unattached youth and women, especially those who are economically challenged. Moneague principal, Howard Isaacs, told The Gleaner that the college is also...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The police personnel implicated in the arrest and coercion of a Moneague, St Ann, resident remain on front-line duty on Thursday, a day after Commissioner Antony Anderson ordered a probe into their conduct. The incident, captured on video and...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

THE REVOLUTION in the public passenger transport sector takes on a new dimension in just a matter of weeks, as a cashless e-payment system, Alliance Epay, is ready to be piloted over the next month after which implementation should begin. The...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Camron Betton recorded a perfect score of 100 per cent in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) Ability Test to ensure that his school, Northview Christian Academy, a preparatory school in St Ann’s Bay with just 47 students on roll at last count, got some...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann resident Shaquille Higgins and his family have threatened to file a lawsuit against the police and the Jamaican Government after he was arrested and cajoled into submitting a public apology for a foul-mouthed tirade against the prime...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

MORE THAN 300 workers in the nursing department at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital were honoured during a luncheon held last Thursday to mark Nurses Week 2021. The honourees, who were presented with certificates of appreciation, included...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Operators in the public-transport sector are seeking to form a credit union and also to establish an insurance company that will directly address the needs of members. These were among several suggestions that came out of a report submitted to the...

Published:Tuesday | July 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Boscobel Primary’s brilliant grade-six student Seanjohn Clarke scored 98 in his Primary Exit Profile (PEP) ability test to emerge top student from his school, a performance that also places him among the top two per cent of performers in Jamaica...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When the novel coronavirus ravaged Jamaica’s tourism industry in 2020, thousands of workers like JUTA taxi driver O’Neil Duckie saw their incomes slashed. While the outbreak plunged many into despair, the 47-year-old from Airy Hill in Oracabessa,...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Forty-six new justices of the peace (JP) were commissioned on Thursday in a ceremony at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, with Justice Minister Delroy Chuck urging them to be their brother’s keeper. The new JPs were trained in May via video-conferencing...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Carla Gullotta, executive director of the human-rights non-governmental organisation Stand Up for Jamaica (SUFJ), is appealing for support in getting stationery and other school materials to assist inmates in the penal system. Speaking to The...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Over $5 million worth of food supplies were distributed on Tuesday to over a dozen local organisations, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Issa Trust Foundation, Cool Charities, and Royal Caribbean. The supplies were distributed in direct...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

An elderly Jamaican woman who resides abroad, broke her right shoulder after she fell into an open manhole in the vicinity of the Brown’s Town market while visiting relatives in that St Ann town recently. She is also awaiting X-ray results on her...

Published:Saturday | July 10, 2021 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The rainy spell being experienced in St Ann over the past few weeks has contributed to a reduction in the number of bush fires in the parish, but the St Ann Fire Department continues to advise against slash and burn, a practice used mainly by...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When Primrose Oliver parted ways with Irie FM in 2018, it presented an opportunity for her to start her own Internet radio station, Called Out Gospel Radio, with her husband Durville. And that’s what she did, over a year ago. Little did she know...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of St Ann’s Bay Councillor Sydney Stewart is warning entertainment promoters that they should comply with rules outlined by the Government to curtail the spread of COVID-19 or risk having more stringent measures reintroduced. With Ocho Rios...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has dismissed talks that recently announced relaxation of the COVID-19 containment restrictions as it relates to entertainment is in anticipation of early local government elections. The elections were...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The family of a St Mary man whose death the police reported on Saturday as a case of suspected suicide is dismissing the suicidal claim, saying that he got along well with everybody and never appeared to have had any problems that would lead him to...

Published:Monday | June 21, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When retired Nurse Cheridah Wilson of Tower Isle, St Mary, initiated a scholarship in the name of her grandson, Amiri Raja Takemoto Hamilton, in 2017, it was set to run for five years. Last Wednesday, the final edition was held at her home with...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:03 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In a rare thumbs up for the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, the family of dog-bite victim, 61-year-old Bavette Watson-Balfour, is praising the service that medical staff at the institution delivered to their relative over the weekend. Complaints...

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