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Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary: DESCRIBING THE loss of life of a newborn baby as very unfortunate, chairman of the North Eastern Regional Health Authority (NERHA), Laura Heron, has revealed that plans are in place to upgrade the Annotto Bay Hospital from a...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:20 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Describing the spike in COVID-19 cases in Portland as alarming, Port Antonio Mayor Paul Thompson is appealing for residents to be more responsible and to adhere to health and safety protocols. Thompson’s comments came hours after the Ministry of...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Four persons, including an eight-year-old girl, who suffered losses in a fire which destroyed their dwelling last Thursday afternoon, are awaiting the findings from a report from the St Mary Fire Department to determine the way forward. Ann Marie...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: The Portland police are clamping down on bars and operators of entertainment venues who are allegedly flouting the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA). Commanding officer for the Portland Police Division, Superintendent...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

ORANGE BAY, Portland: Stricken with a health condition commonly known as ‘brittle bone’, seven-year-old Dominique White of Orange Bay, Portland, has received the perfect Christmas present in the form of a wheelchair to assist with moving about. The...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad said he is impressed with Jamaica’s coronavirus preparation, response, and state of readiness, noting that it is exemplary. Ahmad was speaking at the launch/groundbreaking of...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

ST MARY: Carron Hall High School in deep rural St Mary operated an excellent farm programme at the school, which allowed for its population to eat what they grew. However, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, activities on the...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Parents of Tranquility Primary and Infant School would be disappointed to hear that their school has opted out of the two week face-to-face pilot by the Ministry of Education which is set to begin on Monday. The parents of Tranquility Primary and...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: It is out of an abundance of love that businessman Telef Hall said that he still retains his employees despite the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall, who operates a fine-dining restaurant, Roots 21...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: REELING FROM the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled their livelihoods, craft vendors in Port Antonio are struggling to cope with the ongoing crisis and are now seeking new occupations. The picturesque...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

When Robert Montague lost the St Mary Western seat in 2011, it probably came as a shocker to many, but five years later he miraculously regained that seat in an impressive fashion. Montague, who is the incumbent for that constituency, attributed...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Two rural communities in St Mary Western received Internet access and computers through a joint initiative between the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Ministry of Science, Energy, and Technology. The availability of Internet service at...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:25 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Normal operations have resumed at Rio Grande rafting, Portland’s premier tourist attraction site, but a shortage of rafting vessels and other equipment could seriously hamper raft captains from earning their livelihood. In...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:20 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Declaring that the town of Port Antonio in Portland is heavily congested and that future development on the horizon could be hampered and delayed, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has proposed a bypass for the resort town. Holness, who toured the...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:28 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

BERRYDALE, Portland: Raft captains on the Rio Grande, a key tourist attraction in Portland, are appealing for assistance in the wake of a weeks-long lay-up since the closure of water bodies to the public and the shutdown of the tourism industry as...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Hugh Perry has died. Perry died in hospital this morning after ailing for some time.  Perry served as JFF president from 1981 to 1983. Last year, he was recognised by the...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

A former correctional officer died in a motor vehicle crash in Portland yesterday.  He has been identified as Rollin Brown, a former warden.  He was allegedly hit from his bicycle in Buff Bay as two motor vehicles sped and crashed into a...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

EPSOM, St Mary: With tears flowing, Kimesha Stewart recounted her ordeal Monday night when her eight-year-old daughter, Kimona Whyte, whose body was fished from the sea on Tuesday, did not return home from school. Stewart, who kept repeating that...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:35 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: The dumping of garbage along the coastline of Port Antonio, in the vicinity of Foreshore Road, which has transformed that area into a breeding ground for rats, has angered Mayor Paul Thompson. Thompson, who spoke with The...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:31 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: The Portland police have released the names of five persons who are wanted for various crimes in the parish, including murder, shooting with intent, burglary, and robbery with aggravation. Deputy superintendent of police in...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

A new street-parking system has been established in Port Maria, St Mary, in an attempt to reduce congestion in the parish capital and also to restore public order. The new parking initiative was implemented by the St Mary Municipal Corporation and...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Concerned about what she describes as the high level of illiteracy among some students in East Portland, Member of Parliament (MP) Ann-Marie Vaz is urging educators to focus on the development of early-childhood education to guarantee a solid...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Informal settlers occupying lands along river banks in St Mary are at risk of suffering great loss to life and property in the event that a hurricane hits Jamaica. Residents in several squatter settlements, which appear to have grown overnight,...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:15 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary: Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary has lashed out against the practice of illegal vending, which he claimed is plaguing the streets of the parish capital of St Mary. Creary, who was addressing the monthly sitting of the St Mary...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Moore Town, Portland: With the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) campaigns in full swing in Portland East, the Maroons of Moore Town in the Rio Grande Valley will be among the electorate heading out to cast their...

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