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Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Forced into retirement from a job that was her passion, 59-year-old diabetic Anita Amazon - former teacher and caregiver at Windsor All Age School in Portland - is unable to pay for her monthly medication.Left penniless as a result of frequent...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 1:49 PMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:Everton Powell has been preaching the gospel from the age of seven under the watchful eyes of his grandmother, who instilled in him the basic values and attitude needed in charting the way forward to becoming a good Christian....

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Hector's River, Portland:Accepting Jesus Christ as her personal saviour at an early age was fulfilling and rewarding for Cheryl-Ann Dehaney, whose Christian journey was disrupted by a failed marriage, which left her heartbroken.Dehaney, who got...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Ravaged by three days of heavy rainfall, farmers in the Rio Grande valley of Portland are appealing for assistance to resume their livelihood after losing hundreds of fully grown plants.The affected farmers, who hail from the adjoining communities...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:In the wake of the capture of one of the country's most wanted in Portland, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Oneil 'Merciless' Thompson has issued a warning to criminals seeking refuge in the peaceful parish.Thompson, who...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

The resurgence in cruise ship arrivals to Port Antonio, Portland, appears to be on the horizon, with the town seeing three vessels dock last week - something that has not been seen since 1985.The so-called renaissance, which has provided tourism...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Boundbrook, Portland: Deeply rooted in Christianity, Jermaine 'David' Morgan is passionate about singing for Jesus Christ, and at just about every opportunity, he presents his message in song with his melodious voice.Morgan, who will be the first to...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

A designated fishing beach at Prospect in Portland is now overrun by informal settlers who have constructed houses on that property on the outskirts of the parish capital, Port Antonio, with neither sanitary conveniences nor piped water.The informal...

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Craft vendors in the resort town of Port Antonio, Portland, are being urged to fashion unique products that could boost their sales among tourists and other visitors, as the town seeks to reposition itself to grab a larger slice of...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 2:45 PMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, PortlandWhile admitting that his weakness is abstaining from the use of alcoholic beverage, Samuel Williams is holding on to his faith of serving Jesus Christ, despite his short coming.It was after attending a crusade in 1985, in...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Declaring that the honeymoon was over with the passing of the festive season, newly installed mayor of Port Antonio, Paul Thompson, said the perennial problems of untimely garbage collection, road repairs, malfunctioning street lights and improper...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:The resort town of Port Antonio in Portland had its first cruise ship visit for 2017 when Star Flyer docked at the Ken Wright shipping pier shortly after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.The Star Flyer, which is a mini cruise vessel/sail...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland, has become overrun by rats and other rodents, creating panic among business operators whose commercial waste has been left uncollected for several days.The garbage pile-up, which has led to an unbearable stench lingering...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett is projecting a bright future for Port Antonio, Portland, this winter tourist season.According to Bartlett, while Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, and Negril are expected to get the lion's share of the business throughout the...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:The tragic death of 18-year-old trainee pilot, Romone Forbes, in a plane crash last week has plunged staff and students at Titchfield High School in Portland in shock and grief. They are still trying to come to grips with...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Bellevue, Portland:After nearly two weeks of suspension because of multiple land slippages, classes have resumed at Bellevue Primary School in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland - with a 90 per cent turnout of students.The resumption of classes at...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

The collapse of a retaining wall at Pleasant Hill district, Portland, during heavy rains on Saturday night has left three occupants of a two-bedroom concrete house on edge as ongoing earth shifting is now threatening their lives.The downing of the...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

BELLEVUE, Portland:The smiles and shouts of jubilation were evident among residents at Bellevue in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland, who received much-needed food, water, sanitary items and emergency supplies, after being trapped in their community...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2016 | 1:40 PMGareth Davis Sr

Windsor, Portland:For the second time in six months, farmer Frederica Appleby has lost hundreds of fully grown bananas on the verge of harvesting. This, after three days of torrential rainfall last week, which ravaged her farm at Windsor in Portland...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 11:36 PMGareth Davis Sr

Buff Bay, Portland:The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) has received a major boost with a donation of $1 million from West Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Daryl Vaz during a Region Two Certification Fair held at Lynch Park in Buff Bay, Portland,...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 11:16 AMGareth Davis Sr

Stony Hill, PortlandWith the belief that Jamaica was spared the onslaught of hurricane Matthew by Gods intervention, Shanice Richards a 23-year-old back-sliding Seventh day Adventist is contemplating a return to the fold.Richards, who was baptised...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2016 | 3:53 PMGareth Davis Sr

Worsening weather conditions brought about by Hurricane Matthew have forced the abandonment of a visit to Portland by a high-ranking official of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and a minister of government.Chief of Defence Staff of the JDF Major...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 1:39 PMGareth Davis Sr

Two more murders in Portland have left some residents worried that the crime which has plagued other sections of the island is making its way to the usually peaceful parish.In the latest incidents, two men were killed in the quiet district of...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

President of North-East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, Arlington Woodburn, said that one of the main objectives of its members is to take time out to examine self, in order to identify strengths and weaknesses, especially in these...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 1:53 PMGareth Davis Sr

Portland:In three violent incidents that have rocked the usually peaceful parish of Portland, one man has been shot and killed, another is suffering from gunshot wounds, and a woman was raped at gunpoint.In the first incident, the body of an...

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