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Published:Friday | May 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Portland: The Portland police are on high alert as Moore Town Colonel Wallace Sterling has expressed fear that his life has been threatened, having received a chilling phone call that not only would he lose the election in the...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Describing the conditions on the main thoroughfare leading from Folly Road in Port Antonio to Manchioneal in east Portland as the worst road that he has ever driven on, Opposition Leader Mark Golding is appealing for more to be done to improve the...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

WHITE RIVER, St Mary: A former Cabinet minister is calling on the Government to end what seems to be a free-for-all in the river rafting industry, saying that any mishap resulting from unregulated operations could spell disaster for the island’s...

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

It was pure joy on the faces of attendees at the inaugural St Mary Kite and Food Festival on Sunday at Buccaneer’s Jerk and Juice Lawn in St Mary. The event, which was billed as a family-oriented entertainment function, was, from all indications, a...

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

BUFF BAY, Portland: It was honesty on the part of grade nine student, Rodaine Green of Buff Bay High School in Portland, who found and returned an android phone to a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), even though he was in dire need of...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Mark Golding said that he is encouraged by the turnout of People’s National Party (PNP) supporters and business interests during a ‘Power of the Dream tour’ of West and East Portland last Friday. Golding, accompanied by general...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

BUFF BAY, Portland: Residents of at least three adjoining communities in the Buff Bay Valley of Portland yesterday staged a protest seeking to get the authorities to pay urgent attention to a bridge in Craig Mill, which is in a deplorable state....

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2022 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary: After being ravaged by flood rains on February 1, vendors occupying shops at the Port Maria Arcade in St Mary have received cheques from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) as part of a relief effort by the...

Published:Friday | March 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

DURHAM, Portland: Sighs of relief have been echoing throughout Portland following Wednesday night’s arrest of Davian Bryan in the hills of Durham in the Hope Bay Valley after being on the run for five months. Bryan, who was facing firearm and rape...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

FAIRY HILL, Portland: It was a tense situation, for the most part, among residents during a town hall meeting held to discuss the development of the Winnifred Beach in Fairy Hill, Portland, on Sunday. From the outset, it was obvious that there were...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

BUFF BAY, Portland: The Transport Authority (TA) is to delay the issuing of 45 new road licences to owners/operators of taxis for a month, as the transport regulator seeks to create a balance among those desiring to operate and those commuting the...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2022 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PASSLEY GARDENS, Portland: President of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), Derrick Deslandes, has promised to implement improved security measures in the wake of the abduction and sexual assault of a student on Thursday....

Published:Saturday | February 12, 2022 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-eight-year-old Saquino Farr, who is charged with seven counts of obtaining goods by means of false pretence and conspiracy to defraud, is to return to court on March 25 and 29 to answer to the charges. Farr also had his bail extended when he...

Published:Friday | February 11, 2022 | 12:05 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary: Eleven primary schools in St Mary have received 270 books from the office of the Indian High Commission to Jamaica to assist with their development and also to learn about India’s culture. The books were handed out to the...

Published:Thursday | February 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

SEAMAN’S VALLEY, Portland: Farmers in sections of Portland Eastern whose fields were devastated by heavy rains in recent days are hoping that various state agencies will be able to help them to get back on their feet in short order. The farmers...

Published:Thursday | February 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Boundbrook, Portland: TRIBUTES ARE pouring in for former Jamaica youth cricketer and express fast bowler, Lee ‘Babba lee’ Lawrence, who passed away at his residence in the United States (US) recently. Lawrence, who was affectionately called Babba...

Published:Friday | February 4, 2022 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

ZION HILL, Portland: Dozens of students were left stranded and had to return home on Monday after taxi and minibus operators withdrew their services in protest over the deplorable road conditions from Anchovy to Hector’s River in east Portland. The...

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2022 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary: St Mary Central Member of Parliament Dr Moras Guy has appealed for state support after three days of torrential rainfall caused devastation across the northern parish. Neighbouring St Ann was also hit by flooding, especially in...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

FAIRY HILL, Portland: The Portland police have confirmed that they have received reports that truckloads of white sand are being stolen in the dead of night from Winnifred Beach in east Portland. Commanding officer of the Portland police,...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

TOM’S HOPE, Portland: Jermaine Miller, a 31-year-old Portland man who was electrocuted while clearing vegetation from power lines – leaving him paralysed from the waist down – is receiving much-needed help. Miller, who fell from a tree after being...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

While the Port Antonio Hospital is reportedly coping amid the alarming nationwide increase in COVID-19 cases and other illnesses, two health facilities in the northeast parish of St Mary are either nearing capacity or bursting at the seams. Acting...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Portland’s medical officer of health, Dr Sharon Lewis, is appealing for more to be done to adequately tackle the chronic garbage problem plaguing the parish, which, according to her, could result in an increase in the rodent population. Lewis...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:05 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 300 households in Portland are benefiting from food and other items through a special distribution package being undertaken by the Jamaica Red Cross, Portland chapter, which is aimed at providing assistance to the indigent and the...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: SIMILAR TO the rest of the island, the northeastern parish of Portland has been experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases since late December, a situation health authorities believe was driven by an increase in social events...

Published:Tuesday | January 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Having been out of school for almost two years, last week’s late notification that face-to-face lessons would have resumed on Monday resulted in several students in Portland missing the first day of the Easter term as dressmakers were not able to...

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