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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 1:08 PMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN’S Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis has labelled as “bad-mind” detractors who have mounted a withering campaign against him since news broke of the reported $46m COVID-19 expenditure on sanitising the town of Ocho Rios and the $80,000 charging port...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 1:04 PMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In 2018, when the area known as Capture Land in Parry Town, St Ann, was last flooded, dozens of persons were severely affected. With the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season predicted to be above normal, persons living in the community are concerned...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Douglas Castle in southeast St Ann, near the border with Clarendon, are breathing easier as the 2020 hurricane season gets going after work was done to alleviate a flooding problem that devastated the community in 2017. Millions of...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Diversification has already begun in the tourism industry in Ocho Rios. Owner of the Landmark Plaza in Ocho Rios Dinesh ‘Danny’ Galani says that his investment in the plaza, which opened in 2016, shows a business diversified from a totally tourist-...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Risking stigmatisation, the Bahia Principe Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann, has taken the bold step to partner with the Government of Jamaica in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, offering several rooms to be used in the processing of returning...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Councillors who have walked the rugged terrain of St Ann North East canvassing for the Jamaica Labour Party have praised late Member of Parliament Shahine Robinson for her commitment to cause and her engagement skills on the hustings. Also the...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:29 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

FOR SOME time it had not rained in Claremont, St Ann, but the showers came down yesterday, forcing supporters of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament (MP) for St Ann North East, Shahine Robinson, to seek shelter inside her home or other...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Past students of the Brown’s Town High School in St Ann have provided much-needed support to the institution as it moves to assist students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The school is also preparing for partial reopening on June 8. The past...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A CONTINUING dry spell in St Ann has manifested in a massive increase in bush fires for the month of April 2020 compared to the similar period the previous year. The Jamaica Fire Brigade’s report for April, tabled at this month’s meeting of the St...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite what appears to be a disregard by many Jamaicans of the Ministry of Health and Wellness’s directives to practise social distancing, medical officer of surveillance at the St Ann Health Department, Dr Micas Campbell-Foreman, believes the...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minority leader and People’s National Party (PNP) councillor for the Borobridge division in St Ann, Winston Brown, says he intends to write to the auditor general seeking an investigation into how $46.6m was spent recently to sanitise the resort...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Smarting from backlash over quarantine conditions for returning Jamaicans at two St Ann hotels, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday apologised for a slew of logistical foul-ups, including rooming delays...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

NEWLY MINTED charity, the Karen Dale Foundation, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Ocho Rios, recently donated equipment valued at more than $300,000 to the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital. The items included 130 digital thermometers, 200...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Kiwanis Club of Alexandria-Charlton in St Ann has joined several other organisations in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with the launch of their COVID Care project on Sunday. The advent of the coronavirus has brought about a sense of...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

This could never be Ocho Rios, the Caribbean’s top cruise-ship destination, said one responder in light of the virtual lockdown of the resort town caused by the coronavirus pandemic. All around, shopping centres that house dozens of in-bond shops,...

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

There is a Spanish Flu survivor in St Ann who is now experiencing a second pandemic in his lifetime, as COVID-19 continues to spread. Arguments about the current COVID-19 pandemic invariably shift to the Spanish Flu of 1918 to 1919, which killed...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

It should have been another typical Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday for 62-year-old Charmaine Henry and her family. But in a bizarre series of events, Sunday was spent by the family mourning Henry’s untimely death and giving statements to the...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:40 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A website has been launched to assist students preparing for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, offering resource materials for several subjects and an interactive forum for discussion. The creator, 15-year-old Campion...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann chapter of the Jamaica Association of Administrative Professionals (JAAP) has answered the call for assistance from the Household Helpers Association (HHA). As part of Administrative Professionals Week, the JAAP handed over several care...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Since its elevation to the National Premier League, Mount Pleasant Football Academy has provided home parish, St Ann, and the wider Jamaica, with excitement on the football pitch. Today, under more trying conditions brought on by the coronavirus...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The colourful kites that used to line the St Ann sky at Easter time were absent this year. Kites of varying colours, shapes and sizes, with only a long tail being their commonality, were expertly crafted by skilled kite makers in St Ann, in...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Paper has never looked so beautiful. It has taken a love of art and a desire to be one’s own boss for Prescella Asmar to start PA Arts and Craft, a business that specialises in paper decorations for virtually all forms of celebrations. For parties...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two families in St Ann’s Bay are grieving following a bloody attack that left one man dead and a teenage boy in the St Ann’s Bay Hospital. The suspect in the attack, a man known as ‘Carlos’, is in police custody. Dead is 56-year-old Delroy Smith of...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Past student of Aabuthnott Gallimore High School in Alexandria, St Ann, and now business professor living in New York, Daren Johnson has been adding some bright moments to the lives of several outstanding Jamaican women across the globe, even as...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

It took the group of St Ann men calling themselves ‘Mi and Mi Bredda Dem Good’ less than two weeks to change their recipe from cooks competing in a social media quarantine cook-off to a team helping needy residents in the parish. But such is the...

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