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Stories by Gareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | November 1, 2021 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

As countries around the world continue to grapple with the effects brought about by climate change, Jamaica is now desperately seeking to preserve and conserve on water, which is a scarce commodity, especially in some communities. The change in...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

COOPERS HILL, Portland: DEPLORABLE ROAD conditions, compounded by a lack of piped water, are among the plight faced by residents living in the farming community of Coopers Hill in West Portland who are now appealing for help. Businessman...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

A MINI park, which was built to accommodate persons seeking an evening of relaxation and comfort while engaging in social gathering in Port Antonio, Portland, has been transformed into a dumping site. The once beautiful and picturesque park with...

Published:Tuesday | July 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

THE BOUNDBROOK Industrial Estate in Port Antonio, Portland, is to undergo major redevelopment in a bid to transform that area into a $1 billion state-of-the-art integrated business complex, where there will be an amalgamation of services provided...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

ESHER, St Mary: Residents at Esher community in St Mary have been without piped water for more than three weeks, which have caused high levels of frustration among them, as they are unable to carry out their domestic chores. The absence of the...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

HOPE BAY, Portland: Irate taxi operators, who staged a peaceful protest in Hope Bay Portland on Wednesday, are now directing their anger and frustration at what they described as the escalating food prices and the high cost for fuel at the pumps...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old student Nathan Douglas has a deep passion for diving and despite harbouring thoughts of representing Jamaica at the Olympics, he continues to excel academically. Douglas, who is a resident of Palmetto Grove district located in...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:14 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Rudolph Genius’ last memory of his mother was her jovial mood as she handed him $100 to buy food from a nearby shop on Tuesday. But that cheerfulness was stilled in the wee hours of Wednesday when residents of Barracks, Manchioneal, were jolted by...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary: DESCRIBING THE loss of life of a newborn baby as very unfortunate, chairman of the North Eastern Regional Health Authority (NERHA), Laura Heron, has revealed that plans are in place to upgrade the Annotto Bay Hospital from a...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:20 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Describing the spike in COVID-19 cases in Portland as alarming, Port Antonio Mayor Paul Thompson is appealing for residents to be more responsible and to adhere to health and safety protocols. Thompson’s comments came hours after the Ministry of...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Four persons, including an eight-year-old girl, who suffered losses in a fire which destroyed their dwelling last Thursday afternoon, are awaiting the findings from a report from the St Mary Fire Department to determine the way forward. Ann Marie...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: The Portland police are clamping down on bars and operators of entertainment venues who are allegedly flouting the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA). Commanding officer for the Portland Police Division, Superintendent...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

ORANGE BAY, Portland: Stricken with a health condition commonly known as ‘brittle bone’, seven-year-old Dominique White of Orange Bay, Portland, has received the perfect Christmas present in the form of a wheelchair to assist with moving about. The...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:09 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad said he is impressed with Jamaica’s coronavirus preparation, response, and state of readiness, noting that it is exemplary. Ahmad was speaking at the launch/groundbreaking of...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

ST MARY: Carron Hall High School in deep rural St Mary operated an excellent farm programme at the school, which allowed for its population to eat what they grew. However, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, activities on the...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Parents of Tranquility Primary and Infant School would be disappointed to hear that their school has opted out of the two week face-to-face pilot by the Ministry of Education which is set to begin on Monday. The parents of Tranquility Primary and...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: It is out of an abundance of love that businessman Telef Hall said that he still retains his employees despite the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall, who operates a fine-dining restaurant, Roots 21...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: REELING FROM the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled their livelihoods, craft vendors in Port Antonio are struggling to cope with the ongoing crisis and are now seeking new occupations. The picturesque...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:12 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

When Robert Montague lost the St Mary Western seat in 2011, it probably came as a shocker to many, but five years later he miraculously regained that seat in an impressive fashion. Montague, who is the incumbent for that constituency, attributed...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Two rural communities in St Mary Western received Internet access and computers through a joint initiative between the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Ministry of Science, Energy, and Technology. The availability of Internet service at...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:25 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Normal operations have resumed at Rio Grande rafting, Portland’s premier tourist attraction site, but a shortage of rafting vessels and other equipment could seriously hamper raft captains from earning their livelihood. In...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:20 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Declaring that the town of Port Antonio in Portland is heavily congested and that future development on the horizon could be hampered and delayed, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has proposed a bypass for the resort town. Holness, who toured the...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:28 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

BERRYDALE, Portland: Raft captains on the Rio Grande, a key tourist attraction in Portland, are appealing for assistance in the wake of a weeks-long lay-up since the closure of water bodies to the public and the shutdown of the tourism industry as...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Hugh Perry has died. Perry died in hospital this morning after ailing for some time.  Perry served as JFF president from 1981 to 1983. Last year, he was recognised by the...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

A former correctional officer died in a motor vehicle crash in Portland yesterday.  He has been identified as Rollin Brown, a former warden.  He was allegedly hit from his bicycle in Buff Bay as two motor vehicles sped and crashed into a...

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