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Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Patrick 'Tony Rebel' Barrett, whose Rebel Salute show has been sponsored over the years by Jewel Resorts and Hilton Rose Hall, was awarded the Key to the Resorts at the show's international media launch at Jewel Dunn's River on Wednesday night....

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two indigents in St Ann on Friday (January 4) got the furnished houses they were promised by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie after a delay in the arrivalof furniture prevented their handover before Christmas...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Egg Farmers Association is reporting a $4.2-million operating loss for 2018, after another year of General Consumption Tax (GCT) and a mid-year glut which pushed prices below production costs.In his report at the association's annual...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Residents in the Charles Town, Windsor Heights, and St Ann's Bay areas in St Ann are being urged to prepare bulky waste items, such as old refrigerators, stoves, tyres and other items, that may be breeding sites for mosquitoes...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:The monthly meeting of the St Ann Municipal Corporation ended in chaos shortly before noon on Thursday amid claims and counterclaims that funds were misappropriated during December.People's National Party (PNP) councillor for...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

President of the St Mary Chamber of Commerce, Frederick Young, is hailing 2018 as a positive year for the parish, even while admitting that there are still concerns by his business group."It has been a positive year, with some concerns," Young told...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The construction of a community centre in Wild Cane district in St Ann South West, which started several years ago, might finally be completed in the first quarter of this year.Councillor for the Borobridge division in the St Ann Municipal...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several community groups in Discovery Bay, St Ann, are expressing concern over two men who have occupied an open lot next to the library along Main Street in that town, over an extended period.Frustrated residents have told The Gleaner that for both...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

At only 17 years old, Alex Panton has seemingly stepped out of the shadows of his renowned mom and dad, Lisa Hanna and David Panton, and even while still immersing himself in his studies, has found time to help the community.Panton has formed...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

HIGHGATE, St Mary:It was a novel idea when, five years ago, then sixth-form student at Marymount High School, Shevonae Murphy, came up with the idea of students treating the needy at Christmastime in communities adjacent to the school, which is...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Ocho Rios Drop-In Centre, which opened in May and has been instrumental in assisting several homeless persons with meals and shower facilities, held its first Christmas treat on Monday evening in the resort town.Dozens of persons, mostly those...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary is showing a heart this Christmas. Creary says he has applied to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) to be part of the Take a Child Home for Christmas programme, and hopes...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Last year, the inaugural eight-a-side football competition that is the Galina Community Corner League attracted 12 teams. This year, for the competition that kicked off on December 2 at the Galina Primary School playing field, 20 teams will...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Scores of children and adults turned up at the Island Village Shopping Centre on Friday night for the annual 'Christmas at the Village' charity event presented jointly by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) St Ann Chapter and the St Ann...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Six trainees in the Universal Service Fund's (USF) Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) 1000 initiative turned out last Thursday to volunteer in fixing up the St Mary Infirmary in Port Maria.The six are part of the USF's programme to train 1,000...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The administration at Oracabessa High School in St Mary is appealing for assistance to erect more classrooms at the institution and to acquire a school bus.With 1,220 students enrolled and a staff complement of 63, the school is currently operating...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

MILE END, St Ann:Work began on Monday to build a studio apartment for 90-year-old Albert Osbourne of Mile End in St Ann after his plight of having to live in a dilapidated shack was featured on Prime Time News on November 5.Affectionately called '...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The St Mary Infirmary in Port Maria got some much-needed attention on Thursday as the St Mary Municipal Corporation led several other organisations and individuals into fixing up the institution, as part of Local Government and...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several craft traders in Runaway Bay, St Ann, whose stalls were allegedly destroyed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) last Friday morning, are angry that they have been left out in the cold with nowhere to sell their goods.The craft traders...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Dozens of parents, mostly mothers, turned out for the annual Oracabessa Primary School Parents Awards Day on Thursday as the school recognised them for their outstanding role.David White was selected as Parent of the Year and was presented with a...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

FELLOWSHIP HALL, St Mary:Farmers in several communities in St Mary are appealing to the municipal corporation to fix the roads they have to use to get their produce to market.Road conditions in areas such as New Ramble, Comma, Fellowship Hall,...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

York Castle 11th grade student Bobby Francis was last Thursday elected youth mayor of St Ann's Bay for 2018-2019 after a lengthy election process at the Ocho Rios High School.Nine-year-old Davi-Ann James, a grade-five student of Priory Primary and...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A new text and workbook by senior youth empowerment officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Anisa Wilson-Smith, aimed at addressing safety, especially of children, is now available.Safety and Security Text and Workbook is a...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of St Ann's Bay Michael Belnavis says the docking of the United States Coast Guard cutter Resolute in Ocho Rios for three days last week will impact positively on the resort area's economy. The shipped arrived on Thursday."The economic impact...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

From a mud-fest last year to a dust bowl this year, the grounds at Minard have never been an ideal location for patrons, but at the 19th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival last Thursday, thousands of persons turned out at the...

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