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Stories by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PASSLEY GARDENS, Portland: Ryan Gayle, a student of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) at Passley Gardens in Portland, is seeking to make his mark in creating a better future for livestock breeding as climate change takes its...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Inslington, St Mary: When 18-year-old Sherise Walker saw cops and residents chasing a man as she passed by the Islington Police Station in St Mary on Ash Wednesday, she didn’t think twice before alighting from the moving vehicle and summoned her...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:18 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Berrydale, Portland: Residents and business operators in Berrydale, Portland, are feeling the pinch as the ravishing effects of COVID-19 have crippled their ability to earn a living. The situation is further compounded by the near...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Pagee Beach, St Mary: Fishermen at Pagee Beach in St Mary, who once enjoyed large catches, are now struggling to earn a living as overfishing has drastically reduced earnings from the once-viable vocation. In addition to a struggle to find any fish...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Norwich Heights, Portland: Residents living in the upscale community of Norwich Heights in Portland are fuming over the deplorable state of the roadway which has caused undue hardships for them. Councillor Dexter Rowland remembers all too well the...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

BERRYDALE, Portland: Struggling to recover from an extended shutdown of the tourism sector brought about by the global pandemic COVID-19, raft captains assign to the Rio Grande rafting, Portland’s premier tourist attraction, have taken up new...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green has stressed the need for the adaptation and implementation of modern agricultural practices in order to move the sector forward. Green, who declared the CASE Alumni Association’s Jamaica Agriculture...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Residents in the district of Marlie in western St Mary have been urged to exercise patience as they await the rehabilitation of more than five kilometres of roadway in that community, which is long overdue. The call came from member of parliament (...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:18 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Describing the increase in COVID-19 cases in St Mary as cause for concern, medical officer of health for the parish, Dr Tamara Henry, said that residents are seemingly ignoring the basic protocols including wearing of mask and handwashing. Henry...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The Portland police have laid charges against two businessmen in the parish for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) and the Noise Abatement Act. Charged are Demar Bell, 35 years old, and his brother Colin Bell, 34, operators of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Berrydale, Portland: The Portland police have ramped up efforts to clamp down on operators of bars and entertainment venues who have been flouting orders made under the Disaster risk Management Act (DRMA) to curb the spread of the coronavirus on...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:19 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Highgate, St Mary Chinese businessman Haman Huang was yesterday fined approximately $4.6 million for breaches of the Building Act regarding a four-storey building in Highgate, St Mary, on which he will have to carry out significant demolition work...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: It was a special moment for the Hooda family out of the United States, who donated a variety of food items, toiletries, and other basic items to the Portland Infirmary, while spreading the love of Christmas on Monday. The...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Rio Grande Valley, Portland: Twelve years ago, Norma Taylor lost her brother, Winston Taylor, when a truck laden with agricultural produce crashed in Portland, killing him and 13 others as they headed to Kingston. Taylor said that, while most of...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Rio Grande Valley, Portland: The Rio Grande Valley in Portland Eastern still has a network of roads in deplorable condition, 12 years after a market truck crash which claimed the lives of 14 people, including a 10-year-old boy. Today marks the 12th...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:23 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Portland: Linford Jackson, a farmer who was pinned underneath a market truck for the better part of six hours during a horrific truck accident on December 19, 2008, now walks with a limp and is unable to actively assume his...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: The Portland Municipal Corporation has shelved plans for a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in the parish capital this year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Port Antonio Mayor Paul Thompson made the disclosure during...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is expected to name a caretaker for the Fellowship division of the Rio Grande Valley in Portland Eastern, in the wake of the recent passing of Irvin ‘Louie’ Brown, who died recently from complications associated with...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORTLAND: Twenty-two students from various schools in Rio Grande Valley in eastern Portland received tablet computers from businessman Zayne Phillips to assist with their online learning. Phillips, whose mother is originally from the upper Rio...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:13 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Janga Gully, Portland: Residents of several Portland communities are peeved at the authorities for the lack of maintenance of a deteriorating bridge along the Janga Gully road, which was ordered closed yesterday. A hole in the deck of the bridge,...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Several days of torrential rains have seriously impacted some roadways in west Portland, which are now being cleared by residents, even as they are still being affected by the inclement weather. Landslides and falling rocks, compounded by inundated...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Junction, St Mary: It will cost taxpayers approximately $321 million for the reconstruction of a section of the roadway at Chovey in Junction, St Mary, which was extensively damaged during heavy rains more than three weeks ago. Government minister...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Sixty-one-year-old Portland councillor Irvin Brown died yesterday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), where he had been admitted after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Brown, who represented the...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Three cousins living in Shrewsbury, a volatile community in west Portland, have excelled academically and are among some of the top achievers at their school in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. The impressive grades...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Carron Hall, St Mary: Despite having cerebral palsy, 17-year-old Carron Hall High School student Rajeeb Page has surprised many by passing four of the five subjects he sat recently in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)...

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