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Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), through the St Ann’s Bay branch, has donated two sets of books to the Marcus Garvey Study Centre, housed at the St Ann Parish Library. The books, five copies of...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture Dr Fenton Ferguson has warned that it is “watching closely” how the Holness administration proceeds with the buildout of the proposed Bernard Lodge city on prime agricultural lands in St Catherine, as well as...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is urging farmers to grow more pumpkins as he has found a market for the produce. Addressing the 2019 staging of the St Mary Agri-Expo at Gray’s Inn Sports Complex in Annotto Bay...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-op Credit Union (C...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Guild of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus in Ocho Rios and Brown’s Town, St Ann, have, taken up the responsibility of ensuring that outstanding Open Campus students are recognised, with the inaugural Guild Awards Ceremony on...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The fourth annual Elegant You Tea Party, presented by Thora’s Elegant Design and The Art of Catering, took place in Toronto, Canada, last year, where six women of the clergy were honoured during the Women of Purpose Awards. Part proceeds from the...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:40 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Applying the mantra, ‘it is better to serve than to be served’, approximately 20 young members of the Word of Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church in Drax Hall, St Ann, have adopted the male surgical ward at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital. The...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Mary has emerged as the rural parish and overall police division with the greatest reduction in murder rate, 64 per cent, for the period January 1 to April 6, compared to the corresponding period last year. Data released by the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Fathers turned out in their numbers for the third annual ‘Invite Your Father to School Day’ at Brown’s Town Primary School in St Ann on Thursday, leaving principal Saloman Smith to declare the day a success. Over a hundred fathers visited and...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Salem Basic School in Runaway Bay, St Ann, got a much-needed facelift and several school items recently thanks to a partnership between California, USA-based Sober Vacations International and Jewel Paradise Cove Resort. According to Lisa Gastaldo,...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Red Cross, usually on the giving end in times of disaster, is now appealing for help after a fire destroyed its St Ann’s Bay office on March 18. Reports are that fire was spotted coming from the rear section of the rented wooden...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Gayle is a rural farming community located in the western region of the parish St Mary on Jamaica’s northern coastline, with a population of just over 3,300. The Gayle Health Centre, as a Type 3 facility, offers a wide range of services under the...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Scores of tertiary-level students benefited from the inaugural one-day symposium on social work held on Thursday at the Moneague College in St Ann under the theme ‘Social Work, Gender and Sexuality; Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion’. The...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:32 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Major crimes in St Mary between January 1 and March 9 this year have seen a decrease of 26 per cent, falling from 46 to 34, compared to the similar period in 2018. Addressing the monthly meeting of the St Mary Municipal Corporation in Port Maria on...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary is warning officers of the St Mary Municipal Corporation against improper conduct in the handling of building plans and permits and is threatening to report suspected cases to the Public Service Commission. At...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN’S BAY, St Ann: More than 50 nurses have resigned their posts at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital to take up offers overseas between September last year and January 2019, a source have informed The Gleaner. When contacted, regional director of the...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:27 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Mary-based Elliott Farmers Community Enterprise (EFCE) launched its greenhouse project last month, signalling a boost to productivity in the Cromwell Land area of the parish. The project, sponsored by the Special Climate Change Adaptation...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Kiwanis International Division 24, which launched a project last December to build security posts at four primary schools, has started the second such facility at Brown’s Town Infant School in St Ann. According to lieutenant governor of the...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Tacky High School in Gayle, St Mary has received a new, state-of-the-art surveillance system to replace the one that was destroyed when fire damaged a section of the school in 2014. Director of Moulton Surveillance and Security Services, Everol...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Flow has reached out to disgruntled St Mary customers by attending the parish’s Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Industry monthly meeting at the Casa Maria Hotel to hear their grouses and offer solutions. Late last year, Chamber President...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary: Telecommunications company F low Jamaica has reached out to disgruntled St Mary customers by attending the parish’s Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Industry monthly meeting to hear their grouses and offer solutions. Late...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Tacky High School in Gayle, St Mary, has received a new, state-of-the-art surveillance system to replace the one that was destroyed when fire damaged a section of the school in 2014. Director of Moulton Surveillance and Security Services, Everol...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Psychiatric nursing aides in the parishes of St Mary, St Ann, and Portland have returned to work after intervention from the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA). In a press statement on Monday evening, NERHA said the workers involved in...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A certified-ready Liberty Hill Infant School was officially opened in Dumbarton, St Ann, last week Wednesday, with Education Minister Ruel Reid announcing that for the first time, the Government has allocated $346 million to the early childhood...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Paggee Beach in Port Maria, St Mary, was the location where the National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ) launched its GreenPath Initiative recently, as it aims to rid the environment of millions of plastic bottles it is now polluted with. Over 2,...

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