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Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

BOUNDBROOK, Portland:Dozens of Portland residents descended on the Portland High School, a Seventh-Day Adventist institution, where a 50-member medical team drawn from the United States (US), Canada, and the Caribbean recently provided free health...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

ST MARGARET'S BAY, Portland:It was a proud-looking bunch of graduates of St Margaret's Bay Primary School in Portland, who sat attentively during the out-pouring of accolades at their graduation ceremony, while basking in their recent Grade Six...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Despite the financial hardships experienced by her parents, which has resulted in her being absent from school regularly, Donneka Clarke has defied the odds and has emerged as the top student at Nonsuch Primary in...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Boundbrook, Portland:The impressive grades achieved by Rashanna Tashana Ireland and Jelani Michael Passley, respectively, are due to hard work and commitment, which have allowed them...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2016 | 2:44 PMGareth Davis Sr

A probe has been launched into the illegal dumping of garbage in a section of the upscale community of San San in Portland.The parish health department, the police, and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) are leading the probe...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:Young, gifted, and talented, are probably the most fitting descriptions of Shieann Georgianne Neysmith, who since being temporarily relocated to St Ann from Portland, due to educational opportunities, is excelling academically...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 6:23 PMGareth Davis Sr

With three disaster-ravaged residents at Mill Bank in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland pondering their next move, word has emerged that a team from Food For The Poor will visit that area today.The visit, among other things, is to determine whether...

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2016 | 2:00 PMGareth Davis Sr

A family of four, including a six-year-old girl, is now homeless following a landslide, which covered their four-bedroom house at Mill Bank in the upper Rio Grande Valley in Portland, as heavy rains continue to lash the eastern parish last Friday...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Windsor Castle, Portland:After taking the stage at approximately 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness told supporters in west Portland that members of his constituency of St Andrew west central were provoked by...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

The Portland Health Department yesterday authorised the reopening of the Boston Jerk Centre in Portland.Boston Jerk Centre, which is renowned internationally for its traditional and authentic jerk pork and other meals, was closed in January for...

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

The internationally renown Boston Jerk Centre in Portland has suffered a major setback, following the closure of that facility by a team from the Ministry of Health.The health ministry team cited, among other things, poor sanitation and preparation...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 12:10 PMGareth Davis Sr

Hectors River, Portland:Honouring his mother's request was always on the mind of Raymond Lewis, hometown boy and past student of Titchfield High School in Portland, who has not only constructed a home, but has completed a 19-bedroom villa.Lewis, who...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:With nine murders recorded in Portland so far this year, Superintendent of Police Oberlin Smith White is planning to implement new strategies to tackle crime in what has been dubbed the 'safest parish'.Last year, Portland...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, PortlandWith the belief that God provides everyone with varying, but special gifts, members of the group Golden Anchors are on a mission to spread and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ through their message in song.The group,...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Residents of East Portland who were hard hit by the recent flood rains are each to receive a maximum payout out of $2.2 million, through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS).The disclosure was made late last week by Social Security...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr, Gleaner Writer

A police constable and a district constable from Manchioneal in Portland have been hospitalised in serious condition after the service vehicle in which they were travelling overturned late Saturday afternoon. The constable was driving a recently...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 11:23 AMGareth Davis Sr

Making the switch from Christianity to Rastafarian was not easy for 54-year-old, Alvin Davis, who even today has high praise for Almighty God.Davis, who told Family...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:Once Left to rot or be annihilated by the forces of nature, the new-look craft village at Allan Avenue in Port Antonio is now a picturesque beauty with its wide array of locally made items on display.The beauty and splendour...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:28 PMGareth Davis Sr

Buff Bay, Portland:Students and teachers of the Buff Bay Seventh-day Adventist Academy have sought to highlight the importance of prayer, with a Week of Prayer.The west Portland school, which is nestled in the heart of Buff Bay, is traditionally...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

With the People's National Party (PNP) machinery in turmoil in East Portland, the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) standard-bearer in the constituency, Derron Wood, believes the stars have...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:ANGERED BY what they claim is the party's decision to sneak Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield through the backdoor, disregarding the results of an internal selection exercise, some irate supporters of the People's...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Despite being defeated in an internal election last month, embattled Member of Parliament for East Portland Dr Lynvale Bloomfield appears to be on the verge of being rescued by the hierarchy of the People's National Party (PNP).The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 10:12 AMGareth Davis Sr

Drapers Heights, Portland:Being the lone survivor in an accident that claimed the lives of his parents and sister, Kasey Williams, a teenager has chosen a Christian lifestyle - having conceded that God spared him for a specific reason.Williams, who...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2015 | 8:56 AMGareth Davis Sr

An increase in murders and gun-related crimes in Portland, which is dubbed as the most peaceful parish in the island, is no worry for Police Commissioner Carl Williams, who says there is no real cause for alarm.After delivering the main address at a...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 8:16 AMGareth Davis Sr

Wayne Road, Portland:Hubert Jackson, a Rastafarian who considers himself to be highly spiritual, is boasting about his own herbal treatment, which he claims is a special gift from Haile Selassie, a former Ethiopian emperor.The 65-year-old Portland...

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