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Published:Monday | February 6, 2023 | 12:28 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Elderly folk in St Ann and St Mary who are in need of medical attention will be able to avail of those services at home. Dr Jennice Baker’s JenMed Home Health Care Services has recently launched this new service to cater to the elderly. Baker said...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2023 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several transport operators who attended a meeting called by the St Mary Police Diivision to discuss the new Road Traffic Act on Wednesday at the Port Maria Transport Centre vented their frustration at problems affecting them in the sector. “Some...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2023 | 12:28 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

William Tatham assumed the position of director of cruise shipping with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) in 1998 and after four years was shifted to the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) as vice-president in charge of cruise shipping. At the end of...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2023 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Moon Palace Foundation Jamaica, the social and welfare arm of Moon Palace Jamaica hotel, has increased its support of staff at the Ocho Rios-based hotel, with the introduction of its PHD Help Centre to assist workers’ children at the primary level...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2023 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For decades, Miss Annie hustled to build a solid foundation for her and her family, from selling stuff while in school to eventually opening Annie’s Mart in Pagee, Port Maria. She worked hard to send her children to high school, then to college,...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2023 | 12:45 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Five years after Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Pastor Omar Oliphant was called to the bar, his wife, Sharette (nee Kirby), has followed in his footsteps, overcoming pandemic hurdles to form a husband-and-wife lawyer couple. “The truth is, it really...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2023 | 1:50 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There was a groundswell of support among parents for Steer Town Academy Principal Omar Mongal on Thursday as a probe looms over alleged cheating at the school in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams last year. The Overseas Examination...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2023 | 1:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

An explosion at a restaurant at the Bahia Principe Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann, early Wednesday morning left two workers with minor injuries and damage to sections of the property. The hotel said the incident happened at around 4:45 a.m. at one...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2022 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Discovery Bauxite’s goal of planting 200,000 trees over a three-year period in support of the National Tree Planting Initiative is ahead of schedule, the company has indicated. The project, Operation Discovery Tree, was launched last year December...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2022 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) Assistant Superintendent Garnett Douse was presented with a Badge of Honour for meritorious service on National Heroes Day nearly two months ago, he had promised to personally show his medals to son Larenzo when he...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2022 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residential customers at Richmond in St Ann are fuming over an application by their water suppliers Richmond Environmental Services Limited (RESL) to raise water and sewage rates by some 244 per cent. RESL’s current rate per 1,000 litres for up to...

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

St Ann’s Bay Mayor Sydney Stewart says the road traffic law should adopt draconian measures to stem the tide of indiscipline on the roads. Stewart was speaking on Friday as he and several fellow councillors from the St Ann Municipal Corporation...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two men died on Sunday night after a Discovery Bauxite Partners locomotive they were travelling on derailed in Retreat, a community roughly two miles west of Brown’s Town in St Ann. The deceased have been identified as Orlando Brown, of an Orange...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two persons died on Friday in an accident along the Laughlands main road, near Richmond in St Ann, after a motor car collided with a bus transporting security personnel. The driver of the car, Alwayne Smith, a fisherman of Steer Town in the parish...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Issa Trust Foundation (ITF) raised US$417,000 from the charity gala ‘For The Children’ which was held at Sony Hall in New York City on Saturday. The concert featured Reggae Ambassadors, Third World, and was aimed at raising US$200,000 towards...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Noting that the gene pool of local cattle is seeing an improvement, the agriculture ministry is expecting further growth this year, building on the increase in the production of beef and pork for the local market seen last year. Speaking at the...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Health minister Christopher Tufton has announced plans for the construction of a new health centre for the resort town of Ocho Rios in St Ann at a cost of over $200 million. The health centre is to be built on lands in Pineapple Place, and with...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2022 | 3:29 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several raftsmen who operate on the White River along the border of St Ann and St Mary have signalled their intention to resist what they perceive as efforts by state agencies to prevent them from continuing to make a living from rafting....

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two St Ann-based teachers, a mother and her daughter, have taken their dedication to caring for their young charges beyond the classroom as they seek to help needy students. Alejandra Williams, a teacher at York Castle High in Brown’s Town, and...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Founder and CEO of the Florida-based Wynter Law Practice, Jamaican attorney Dionnie Wynter Pfunde, was on Saturday elected to serve a 12-month term as chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida chapter. “The education...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The global services sector is pumping roughly US$890 million (J$136 billion) into the Jamaican economy annually, equivalent to six per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), says the industry’s leading lobbyist Anand Biradar. Biradar, who is...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Business and tourism stakeholders have been heaping praises on the St Ann police for work over the usually busy holiday weekend which saw much improved traffic flow in the resort area and its environs. The Ocho Rios Runaway Bay Portland Chapter of...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A man has been held in connection with the fire that killed four-year-old Sariak Kowen early Tuesday morning in Dean Pen, St Mary. Deputy Superintendent Kevin Francis, acting commandant for the St Mary Police Division, told The Gleaner that the...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A letter from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has cleared former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Mayor of St Ann’s Bay Michael Belnavis of any breach involving the installation of a 220-volt car-charging port at...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for Western St Mary Robert Montague handed over a digital defibrillator to the Oracabessa Health Centre on Thursday after working with councillor for the division Sheldon Kidd and the St Mary Charities organisation to raise...

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