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Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Evergo Jamaica, the company at the forefront of the electric vehicle (EV) charging network infrastructure in Jamaica, marked its first anniversary with a small ceremony in Ocho Rios, St Ann, on Saturday night, where it announced a new partnership...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Upset over a lack of regular electricity supply, angry residents of Retreat, St Ann, blocked the main road leading from their community to Stewart Town, Trelawny, on Monday, causing scores of students to miss school in both parishes. Several...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Political turncoat Ivan Anderson has returned to the People’s National Party (PNP) a decade after expulsion and is eyeing a challenge for the St Ann North West seat held by the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Anderson, who has not yet formally...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Touched by the fact that her dear mother spent extended periods in hospital before she died in 1991, Senior Public Health Nurse Dawn-Marie Richards says her drive to serve and care for the sick comes from the heart. Taking, too, inspiration from...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

President of the Northern Jamaica Law Society, Pearline Bailey, says the temporary court arrangements in Brown’s Town are inconvenient for lawyers and other persons using the facility. The Brown’s Town courthouse was destroyed by fire on February...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Since its launch in 2020, the Plantation Smokehouse in Richmond, St Ann, has developed an enviable reputation as a choice location for foodies. Many journey from Kingston to St Ann to experience Plantation Smokehouse’s tantalising dishes; however...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) used Read Across Jamaica Day to unveil its child protection mascot, a bunny rabbit named Mr Protector, at Bamboo Primary School in St Ann on Tuesday. Quite fittingly, the mascot was designed...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Miss Universe Jamaica 2021 Daena Soares brought the message of the importance of children expressing themselves as Ocho Rios High School launched its slate of activities for Child Month on Monday. Emphasising the theme for Child Month, ‘Listen Up...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The multibillion-dollar North Coast Highway Improvement Project, for which the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation is currently doing a feasibility study, is expected to ease the severe traffic congestion at Priory in St Ann, one of the...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Encouraged by two massive drugs and cash busts last week, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the Government’s investment in the security forces is bearing fruit. Within days apart last week, the security forces seized $88 million...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

THOUGH FORMULA Woman driver Sara Misir was unable to compete after her engine blew during practice on Sunday, it was a welcome return to racing at the Dover Raceway on Easter Monday, with Senna Summerbell taking the spotlight. The Jamaica Race...

Published:Monday | April 18, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Following an emergency meeting between stakeholders at the St Ann Municipal Corporation on Sunday, a ban has been placed on permits for events at Pearly Beach, which has been cited as the main cause of Saturday’s gridlock in St Ann. “Immediately...

Published:Monday | April 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A team from local robotics champions York Castle High School will depart for Texas on Monday to participate in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Championship. York Castle will compete in the grades nine...

Published:Monday | April 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Not content with the world-renowned Dunn’s River Falls and Park (DRFP) in Ocho Rios being the top tourist attraction in Jamaica and the Caribbean, the management of the state-owned facility has introduced yet another drawing card in its ever-...

Published:Monday | April 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As Marcus Garvey Technical High School marks its golden anniversary this academic year, the St Ann-based institution is seeking to retain 100 students for its sixth-form programme, but it is in dire need of additional classroom spaces. “Help us....

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited (JBM) on Tuesday handed over a cheque for $600,000 to the St Ann Infirmary to assist with the operation of the facility. Part of the funds will be used to effect much-needed repairs to sections of the infirmary...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann North West Member of Parliament (MP) Krystal Lee has expressed surprise at Monday’s protest by taxi operators and residents over the poor road condition between Brown’s Town and Runaway Bay, and extending to Discovery Bay. “I am actually...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In one of the biggest housing development projects to be announced for local shores by foreign investors, the London-based Wots Hot Energy is to pump $4.5 billion into the Mahogany Hill development in Chester, St Ann. Founder of Wots Hot, Craig...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chester Primary and Infant School is benefiting from a multibillion-dollar housing development planned for that northwestern St Ann community by Wots Hot Energy, a London based construction company. The school currently has 138 students enrolled...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Born in St Mary, 24 year-0ld Lacey Williams recalls spending her teenage years at Iona High School in Tower Isle, where she won the Miss Iona title in 2013. She says that her first love at that time were dance and poetry. Fast-forward to 2019 and...

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

WOODPARK IN St Mary Western became the first community in that constituency to receive the Universal Service Fund’s (USF) community Wi-Fi, with Member of Parliament Robert Montague hailing the “fastest” speed that the service offers. At the...

Published:Monday | April 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With most hotels reporting full or near-maximum occupancy, the shortage of workers in the tourism sector remains critical, with outreach being made with overseas work programme directors to help ramp up training locally. In the meantime, two of St...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Noranda Jamaica Bauxite, in its effort to reach its target of planting 200,000 trees, on Thursday broke ground to officially launch its Operation Discovery tree-planting nursery in Water Valley, St Ann. The goal of planting 200,000 trees was set...

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Inmates will soon be forced to participate in rehabilitation programmes within the prison system when the review of the Corrections Act is completed, says State Minister Zavia Mayne. That is likely to be welcome news for stakeholders overseeing...

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Executive Chef Randie Anderson is urging the building of awareness of the importance of gastronomy so that Jamaica may benefit even more from its culinary offerings. Anderson, who is also a culinary evaluator, certified culinary administrator,...

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