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Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchirst

A renovated and expanded male surgical ward costing $170 million courtesy of the National Health Fund was opened recently at the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital in St Ann, much to the delight of everyone.Of tremendous significance, also, was the...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 10:46 AMCarl Gilchirst

After spending millions to pave a section of north coast highway in St Ann, the National Works Agency (NWA) will have to find more money to again fix the road due to poor condition. The road was recently paved as part of an ongoing $100...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchirst

Patrick Williams celebrated his 21st birthday on Wednesday, May 10. It wasn't a particularly happy day for the young man from Ocho Rios, St Ann, but it was still one in which he nevertheless gave God thanks for several things in his life.One thing...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchirst

The resort town of Ocho Rios is to get a $3.7 billion upgrade, which Prime Minister Andrew Holness said is to start this year.In the first in a series of town hall meetings dubbed HOPE for Jamaica, held at the Ocho Rios High School on Thursday night...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 3:59 PMCarl Gilchirst

For decades, the residents of Epworth district in southeast St Ann have pleaded unsuccessfully to have the deplorable condition of the road leading to their community addressed.In April 2016, the St Ann Municipal Corporation disclosed that it could...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchirst

Several former employees of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) are alleging they were injured while on the job and have not been compensated, despite several attempts to settle the matter.The men worked on sections of the North South Highway...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchirst

Come December, Jeffnia Hartley will be 11 years old. She won't be able to celebrate her birthday. She never has. The harsh reality is that she won't be able to do anything at all. That's how she lives because of the neurological disorder cerebral...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchirst

Jim and Darcy Fangman journeyed from Missouri in the United States to the home of Couple's Resort's Exectvie Chef Stefan Spath, to enjoy a meal fit for a king last week.For the eighth consecutive year, the Fangmans outbid everyone in an eBay auction...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchirst

After years of trying to fulfil the requirements, 17 of Jamaica's approximately 2,700 early-childhood institutions received their certificate of registration last Thursday in a ceremony at Riu Hotel in Mammee Bay, St Ann.Seven of the schools are in...

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