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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There’s more to Mount Pleasant Academy than just football. As Jamaica’s top football school, the academy has forged several alliances with local and overseas institutions that, along with a curriculum delivery system called CHOICE, have placed the...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

THE LIBERTY Learning Centre in Tower Isle, St Mary, received a boost to its sports programme on Tuesday when the Texas-based Standard Of Athletics (SOA) Association donated to the school a cheque for $450,000, along with sporting outfits and...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

SHE IS currently enrolled at The University of the West Indies (UWI) pursuing chemistry. This is merely a few months after picking up her Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results at York Castle High School in Brown’s Town, St Ann...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The administration at Discovery Bay High School in St Ann has initiated several health awareness measures at the school that have received support from not just the school family and community, but corporate Jamaica as well. Principal Dwayne...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A compromise has been reached that will see classes start at Cascade Primary School in St Ann South West on Wednesday following Monday’s protest for the removal of principal Dr Marcia Thomas-Powell from her post. Parents have alleged that Thomas-...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Melvyn Tennant believes he and his team can save an extra 3,000 turtles a year. The 2018 Gleaner Honour Award winner and 2021 inductee as Member of the Order of the British Empire has been duly recognised for his nearly 20 years of rescuing...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Andrea Martin-Swaby has said that CARICOM is deeply concerned about the threat of cybercrimes, and called for the region to be included in the development of a multilateral convention to address the global...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is exploring a partnership with the Canadian province of Manitoba on matters of health to tackle a nursing shortage and other human resource challenges as well as the digitising of the health system in the island. Jamaica’s health and...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Over 70 young adults from the Bensonton division in St Ann recently benefited from a ‘Voice Your Vision’ forum, organised by councillor for the division, Lydia Richards, as part of the Jamaica 60 celebrations. Richards told The Gleaner that the...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The police have closed Little Dunn’s River following Saturday night’s murder of 25-year-old Roshane Housen near the beach and are warning that more murders could occur unless the owners of the property take charge of it. Housen, otherwise called...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A multimillion-dollar development plan for Priory Beach in St Ann is currently being finalised with the holding of a second town hall meeting on Sunday to discuss the way forward. Work is set to begin at the site, also known as Fantasy Beach, in...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When Shamoui Glaves enrolled at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) in 2008 to read for a Bachelor in Education degree, he had all intention to mould young minds as an educator. However, despite graduating a decade ago with a BEd in...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Three teachers have resigned their posts at Brown’s Town High School in St Ann, which have since been filled. However, three vacancies still remain at the institution, according to principal Alfred Thomas. “We would have had three resignations...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A collaboration between St Ann schools – York Castle and Brown’s Town High – has seen the schools solve, to some extent, the perennial teacher shortage issue in Jamaica that has this year reached an alarming level. York Castle principal, Raymon...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

While a migration crisis has been causing anxiety over attrition numbers ahead of the new school year, schools like Marcus Garvey Technical have been struggling to find educators, especially in the industrial arts, in recent years. Kirk Smith, head...

Published:Monday | August 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Led by the main organiser Everton Dawkins, the chorus “We did it!” rang out at the end of the inaugural staging of the Roots Play Awards last Saturday night at the Hibiscus Lodge Hotel in Ocho Rios, as roots theatre practitioners were honoured by...

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

“To God be the glory. Great things He hath done”, rang out several times on Friday as six needy residents in St Ann got the keys to their own homes from Prime Minister Andrew Holness under the New Social Housing Programme. The beneficiaries are in...

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For the first time ever, Jamaican roots play actors and actresses will be formally recognised for their work. The Jamaica Roots Theatre Foundation, in association with Dynamite Productions and Lacell Entertainment, presents the inaugural Roots Play...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a shift in client base for several tourism entities in St Ann, which are now focusing more on the local market. Reggae Hill, the tranquillising hideaway along the banks of the White River that separates St Ann and...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With bright and colourful murals, Brown’s Town, St Ann, has a new, refreshing look, thanks to the Ministry of Local Government’s Paint the City Beautification project and a team of talented artists from Art Evolution in Kingston. Last October, St...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There has hardly ever been a more celebrated centenarian than Imogene Biggs, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, August 14, in Brown’s Town, St Ann. She is specific about her age in a humourous way, informing The Gleaner that she only...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The two women sitting on a bench just metres from the door leading to the St Mary Circuit Court recently, showed strength beyond belief. For one, a woman in her 40s, two of her sons, ages nine and four at the time, were among a group of several...

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

After being staged virtually for the past two years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Emancipation Jubilee returns to the Seville Heritage Park in St Ann on Sunday, July 31, with special guest performers from Nigeria as part of the Jamaica 60...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2022 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A cloud of mystery surrounds the discovery of three bodies at a family home in Free Hill, St Ann, as stunned relatives and a shocked community were plunged into mourning on Monday morning as investigators try to find motives and the perpetrator...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Ian Clough doesn’t keep all the accolades to himself; he continuously mentions the donors in the United States who assist in making his contributions to Jamaican students each year a reality. His commitment, however, goes beyond measure. “I want...

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