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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...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has urged the St Ann police to prosecute the owners of two pit bulls that mauled a 61-year-old woman after they wandered through an open gate on Saturday afternoon. The case offers the first major opportunity to test...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Considered a crime hotspot for years, Parry Town, which sits near Ocho Rios in St Ann, has seen relative peace and quiet in recent months and residents are welcoming the change. There has not been a murder in Parry Town in almost a year, compared...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) councillor for the Beecher Town division in St Ann, Ian Bell, has broadened his scope to include farming, citing the food and employment benefits of the venture. Bell, who has been councillor for over 14 years, has...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The announcement by Prime Minister (PM) Andrew Holness that the Government has abandoned plans to allow mining in the Puerto Bueno Mountain, also called Dry Harbour Mountain, in St Ann has been met with both rejoicing and quiet disappointment....

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several market vendors in Brown’s Town, St Ann, are shouldering thousands of dollars in losses arising from a flash flood which washed away much of their produce on Saturday. Sixty-year-old Lindsay James, who said he has spent nearly five decades...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Kelvin Peart, the selfless Ferncourt High School third-form student who captured the hearts of Jamaicans after The Gleaner published a story highlighting him teaching young children in his community of Queenhythe, St Ann, says he is thankful for...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The image of a bloodied five-year-old with his pants torn off, shirt soaked in blood, and flesh torn from his arm and head shook Jamaicans on November 16 last year, when The Gleaner broke the story of Mickele Allen being mauled by dogs in St D’Acre...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Ernest ‘Ernie’ Smatt, the tourism pioneer who played a huge role in the early development of the sector in Ocho Rios, died Thursday in Miami, Florida, while receiving treatment. He was 88. As news of his passing spread, tourism sector personnel...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The man on the street in Brown’s Town, in the North Western St Ann constituency seat that the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Dr Dayton Campbell ruled for two terms as member of parliament (MP), was largely unaware of the latest development...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The family of 90-year-old Maud Brown is alleging that neglect by staff at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital ultimately led to her death on May 16 at the institution. Chief executive officer (CEO) at the hospital, Dennis Morgan, declined to...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There were reductions in murder, shooting and robbery in St Ann between January 1 and May 9 this year, when compared to the similar period last year. Linton Bailey, deputy superintendent of police in charge of crime for St Ann, told councillors of...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents in the Benin community in Brown’s Town, St Ann, are desperately appealing for a fix to their ongoing water supply problem which they say leaves them without water for weeks at a time. The National Water Commission (NWC) says Benin is...

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

Director of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) North East Region, Carlyn Stewart, has reiterated that persons need not have proof of child abuse to make a report, stating that all suspected cases should be reported to the...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:27 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The five persons charged in connection with a case of buggery committed against a 13-year-old girl in St Ann on April 26 were remanded when they appeared in the St Ann Parish Court yesterday. The accused, two 16-year-old boys and three men aged 18...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A truck laden with marl overturned, crushing a Suzuki Grand Vitara with two men on board in a bizarre accident along the Rio Nuevo main road in St Mary on Thursday afternoon. But the driver of the Vitara and the passenger, his brother, both...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:32 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann pastor who put up stern resistance to the police lockdown of a church service in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) pleaded guilty when she appeared in the St Ann Parish Court on Tuesday. Christene McLean, who pastors the...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:28 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As two cases of violent sexual assault on minors spoil the start of Child Month in St Ann, parish leaders have expressed outrage, calling for greater protection of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens. In the first instance, the police reported...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

After showing remarkable improvement following her participation in a new student development programme, 11-year-old Alannah Morris of Drax Hall, St Ann, has been appointed the first life skills ambassador for the company behind the programme....

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For over a decade, self-described artist, community motivator, and herbalist Yah I steadily built a name for himself as the man who sells marijuana-flavoured brownies to tourists from his base along the main road in Lodge, St Ann. Yah I told The...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A fight between two brothers some time between Saturday night and Sunday morning has left one dead and the other in police custody, and the entire farming community of Springfield in St Mary in mourning. Dead is 53-year-old Osmund Senior,...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Three successive weekends of lockdowns to stem the spread of the coronavirus might have had the desired effect, at least to some extent, but for some business persons, the lockdown also meant a slowdown in business. But that’s not the case for...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Riding on the back of a positive rating from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) for its 2020 performance, the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary has started construction of a sea urchin nursery and is mulling over the establishment of...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

While Camille Carter grew up with her father in Westmoreland, she studiously watched as he cooked for friends. Little did he realise she was taking notes to extend generosity on a much broader scale. Those life lessons spurred the single mother of...

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