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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In 2003, Ocho Rios woodcarver, Ralph Cameron stirred controversy when he displayed a piece of artwork in Fern Gully named Ready Freddie, which was that of a man with an unusually large and erect penis. The carving drew some amount of criticism and...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Five stalwarts in the tourism industry were honoured by the Government of Jamaica on National Heroes Day for their contribution to the development of the sector. They are Donald Grizzle of Charela Inn, Negril; Camille Needham, executive director...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two men who left their homes in Retirement, St Ann, early Monday morning to purchase cows and were reported missing after they failed to return home were a day later discovered to have been murdered. Dead are Samuel Johnson, 70, and Richard Harris...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:44 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic has economically impacted most sectors in Jamaica, including the church, where pastors have seen collections almost totally wiped out in some cases, as government-stipulated social-distancing rules kick in. To reverse...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:44 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE THE COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted the local education sector, a little-known nursing school in St Ann’s Bay is expanding as it trains nurses for both the local and international markets. Just six years since it opened its doors...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie, visited firefighters at the Ocho Rios fire station on Friday, to offer condolences to the men and women who recently lost two of their colleagues in a motor vehicle crash in Laughland, St Ann. The two...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Last week Monday when firemen from the Ocho Rios Fire Station responded to an emergency in Moneague, they grappled with the deaths of two men from noxious fumes from a septic tank. Another died the following morning. A week later, the same station...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

It was another day of disappointment for small traders in Ocho Rios, St Ann, as they failed to land a single sale despite making preparations to cash in on yesterday’s Carnival Sunrise cruise call. On its third visit to the island in a month, none...

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Noted St Ann tourism stalwart and businessman, Richard Salm, has died. He was 79. Salm died at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital at around 8:30 Wednesday night following a motor vehicle accident on the Llandovery main road in the parish, several...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With the pandemic forcing educators and students into an unfamiliar corner known as online learning, the past school year proved difficult to most persons in the education sector. Further proof of this came from 19-year-old University of the West...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Reiterating that the coronavirus is no joke, as the ‘dead bus’ comes to the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital everyday to pick up bodies, a healthcare worker is urging parents to get their children vaccinated to facilitate face-to-face learning....

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The death of former Member of Parliament for South West St Ann and prominent attorney-at-law Ernest ‘Ernie’ Smith has come as a shock for many, with tributes pouring in, including from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn, who...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Although docking at sunrise, the cruise call on Monday in Ocho Rios, St Ann, brought no carnival for many small players in the tourism sector, who had pinned high hopes on the first such voyage to the island in 16 months. “It’s not anything new”...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

While many persons in the tourism sector were rejoicing at the return of a cruise ship to Ocho Rios on Monday, and prepared to offer Jamaica’s best attractions, cuisine and other points of interest, one man had not much but was prepared to give of...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:48 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite concerns about the pandemic and the state of readiness for a resumption of cruise-ship calls in Ocho Rios, St Ann, several industry players are delighted that today, a vessel will grace their shores after a 17-month absence. The Carnival...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The case against a St Ann pastor, who was arrested in March after making unsavoury remarks about Prime Minister Andrew Holness, continues to drag on, with a file to determine if he should be charged still incomplete, nearly five months later....

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

An 11-year-old girl, who just passed her Primary Exit Profile examination to attend Westwood High in September, has been left traumatised after gunmen shot and killed her mother at their home in Tank Lane, Oracabessa, St Mary, on Thursday night....

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:05 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The year 1987 marked a significant milestone in the life of Jamaica as a nation, as the country marked 25 years of independence from Britain. For a female student at the impressionable age of 11, though, seeing Roy Rayon perform his winning...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Festival Song contest, introduced in 1966 to add flavour to Jamaica’s Independence celebrations, has brought joy to Jamaicans over the years, many of who fervently look forward to the competition each year. Without a doubt, Roy Rayon is one of...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:36 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Moneague College in St Ann is to launch a new programme next academic year geared at unattached youth and women, especially those who are economically challenged. Moneague principal, Howard Isaacs, told The Gleaner that the college is also...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The police personnel implicated in the arrest and coercion of a Moneague, St Ann, resident remain on front-line duty on Thursday, a day after Commissioner Antony Anderson ordered a probe into their conduct. The incident, captured on video and...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

THE REVOLUTION in the public passenger transport sector takes on a new dimension in just a matter of weeks, as a cashless e-payment system, Alliance Epay, is ready to be piloted over the next month after which implementation should begin. The...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Camron Betton recorded a perfect score of 100 per cent in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) Ability Test to ensure that his school, Northview Christian Academy, a preparatory school in St Ann’s Bay with just 47 students on roll at last count, got some...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann resident Shaquille Higgins and his family have threatened to file a lawsuit against the police and the Jamaican Government after he was arrested and cajoled into submitting a public apology for a foul-mouthed tirade against the prime...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

MORE THAN 300 workers in the nursing department at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital were honoured during a luncheon held last Thursday to mark Nurses Week 2021. The honourees, who were presented with certificates of appreciation, included...

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