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Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: A Portland man is dead while another is battling for life in the hospital following a late-night shooting at a bar along West Street in Port Antonio on Thursday. The dead man has been identified as 24-year-old Tevin McKenzie...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: A Portland woman was stabbed to death during a heated argument with a man in a bar in Port Antonio on Monday night. She has been identified as Ebony Harris. Police reports indicate that sometime on Monday afternoon, Harris...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Portland Eastern, Damion Crawford, has come under withering criticism from Desmond McKenzie, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) chairman for Area One, ripping into him for earlier comments made against election...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Carder Park, East Portland: In a show of unity, supporters of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) last Wednesday staged a football match at the Carder Park in Portland. The game, which was organised by Sharon...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Portland East, Damion Crawford, has revealed that while older voters in the constituency have remained loyal over the years, it’s the younger generation who are now gravitating to...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:31 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: After days of rigorous campaigning, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Damion Crawford and the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz will be nominated today to become their respective parties’ candidate for the April 4...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:17 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Manchioneal, Portland: As the race to win the hearts and minds of the electorate in Portland East heats up, the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) are pulling out all the stops to give their candidate the...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:53 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

MANCHIONEAL, Portland: West Portland Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz has thrown cold water on the results of an internal poll by the People’s National Party (PNP) showing its prospective candidate, Damion Crawford, leading the Jamaica Labour Party’...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Convinced that East Portland will again vote along party lines, the People’s National Party (PNP) is confident of victory in the March 25 by-election. PNP Vice-President Mikael Phillips, who spoke to The Gleaner yesterday...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Several East Portland homeowners are basking in the windfall from the increasing demand for accommodation as the campaign for the seat vacated by murdered Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield heats up. Political...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Investigators probing the February 2 murder of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield have again taken a man into custody as the probe deepens. The 21-year-old, who was first detained by the cops on February 13 and released...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Ann-Marie Vaz, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for East Portland, is throwing cold water on comments made by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips that the constituency is People’s National Party (PNP) territory....

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: While the People’s National Party (PNP) has not officially settled on a standard-bearer for Eastern Portland, the options could eventually narrow down to PNP Vice-President Damion Crawford and former Member of Parliament (MP...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Buff Bay, Portland:The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday launched a probe into an incident in which a policeman was reportedly injured by friendly fire during an early morning operation at the Olivere Housing Scheme in...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, PORTLAND:The resort town of Port Antonio, Portland, is being overrun by rats, which now poses a serious health risk to commercial businesses and residents, who are already being plagued by a dengue outbreak.The rodent population, which...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Ten years after a horrific truck accident in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland, which took the lives of 14 people, at least one resident who claims that the then deplorable condition of the roads contributed to the crash has said that very little has...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Smatt Road, Portland:It was a fitting way to mark the festive season when charity group Change A Life Foundation (CALF) handed out cash and kind to dozens of needy persons.The special pre-Christmas initiative was held recently at Friends Church in...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Portland:Administrators at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland are in a jubilant mood following a visit to that institution by permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information, Dean-Roy...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

On the day when Jamaica joined the rest of the world in marking International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, the Portland police were called to a scene where the body of yet another murdered woman was found.The body, which was clad only in...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The police have intensified their search for a group of men who allegedly shot and killed two residents in Annotto Bay, St Mary, Saturday night.Saturday night's attack increased the number of killings in the parish to four since Thursday.The latest...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie last Thursday officially opened a state-of-the-art drop-in centre in Port Maria, St Mary, which is geared towards providing assistance to those in need of state care.McKenzie, who was...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary:For more than a decade, Phillip Brown, a school warden at Port Maria Primary in St Mary, has been ensuring that students cross the busy roadway safely to get to school.Brown, who hails from Paggee in Port Maria, carries out his...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland:With the conviction that the coming of Jesus Christ is near, members of the Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church in Portland have been spreading the Gospel along the streets of Port Antonio as part of a last-ditch attempt...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 11:03 PMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland:With the conviction that the coming of Jesus Christ is near, members of Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church in Portland have been spreading the gospel along the streets of Port Antonio as part of a last-ditch attempt to...

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