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Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Beecher Town Give Back Association (BTGBA) recently marked its 10th anniversary of serving the residents of Beecher Town, St Ann, in a subdued manner because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually a three-day event that would include a fun day, two...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Law firm Murray...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for St Ann North East Dr Dayton Campbell has welcomed the news that the Government is allocating $15 million to repair the Brown’s Town Market in his constituency. In fact, the MP says he would welcome more election spending,...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The decision by long-time People’s National Party (PNP) affiliate Peter Shand to break ranks and run as an independent candidate in St Ann North West in the upcoming general election seems hardly a bother to the party. “We consider his bid to be...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chief Executive Officer of the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Delroy Morgan, says that staff safety is paramount and sought to give the assurance that security at the facility would be beefed up. His comments came after staff came under assault...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

An attack by allegedly gay men on a worker at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital on Monday has prompted a review of the security arrangements at the facility. Kevin Dixon, a health records clerk employed to the institution, was attacked and beaten...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A team of top executives from the charitable organisation, United Way of Jamaica (UWJ), journeyed to St Ann recently to join forces with one of its long-time partners, Noranda Bauxite, to distribute food and care packages to several institutions...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

At eight years old, Immaculate Conception Preparatory School grade two student Mika Beckford has done what many corporate companies have still failed to do in this coronavirus environment – have a heart. Having heard what the COVID-19 pandemic has...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Sydney Stewart, the newly installed Mayor of St Ann’s Bay, told the monthly meeting of the Municipal Corporation yesterday that he would review and reverse, if necessary, the approved sale of a lot of land in the heart of the capital for $10...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Michael Belnavis, the mayor and chairman of the St Ann’s Bay Municipal Corporation, is faced with a decision to relinquish his position or could possibly be unceremoniously toppled from his high seat. With a no-confidence motion from five People’...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Woodstock, near Claremont in St Ann, are eagerly awaiting a breakthrough in the June 21 murder of community member, 54-year-old farmer Donovan Davis. Efforts on Wednesday to get an update from the St Ann police proved unsuccessful, but...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) has come out strongly in defence of its members, demanding a withdrawal of comments and a public apology as it threatens legal action after a Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann police got some assistance in ensuring safety against the COVID-19 when they were gifted with hand sanitisers and dispensers by the St Ann Chamber of Commerce and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Ocho Rios-Runaway Bay...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann police got some assistance in ensuring safety against the COVID-19 when they were gifted with hand sanitisers and dispensers by the St Ann Chamber of Commerce and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Ocho Rios Runaway Bay...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Nearly 200 retired members of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), which was phased out several years ago, are being treated to care packages by the Public Sector Employees Co-operative Credit Union. The credit union team, which is...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Stewart Town in St Mary protested for a second straight day over a police killing, storming the nearby Oracabessa station on Tuesday and demanding to speak with a senior officer. Commander for the parish, Superintendent Bobette Morgan-...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When a team of investigators from a state anti-corruption watchdog swooped down on the offices of the St Ann Municipal Corporation last Friday, minority leader Winston Brown said that he was not surprised by the raid. Personnel from the Integrity...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 1:08 PMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN’S Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis has labelled as “bad-mind” detractors who have mounted a withering campaign against him since news broke of the reported $46m COVID-19 expenditure on sanitising the town of Ocho Rios and the $80,000 charging port...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 1:04 PMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In 2018, when the area known as Capture Land in Parry Town, St Ann, was last flooded, dozens of persons were severely affected. With the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season predicted to be above normal, persons living in the community are concerned...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Douglas Castle in southeast St Ann, near the border with Clarendon, are breathing easier as the 2020 hurricane season gets going after work was done to alleviate a flooding problem that devastated the community in 2017. Millions of...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Diversification has already begun in the tourism industry in Ocho Rios. Owner of the Landmark Plaza in Ocho Rios Dinesh ‘Danny’ Galani says that his investment in the plaza, which opened in 2016, shows a business diversified from a totally tourist-...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Risking stigmatisation, the Bahia Principe Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann, has taken the bold step to partner with the Government of Jamaica in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, offering several rooms to be used in the processing of returning...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Councillors who have walked the rugged terrain of St Ann North East canvassing for the Jamaica Labour Party have praised late Member of Parliament Shahine Robinson for her commitment to cause and her engagement skills on the hustings. Also the...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:29 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

FOR SOME time it had not rained in Claremont, St Ann, but the showers came down yesterday, forcing supporters of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament (MP) for St Ann North East, Shahine Robinson, to seek shelter inside her home or other...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Past students of the Brown’s Town High School in St Ann have provided much-needed support to the institution as it moves to assist students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The school is also preparing for partial reopening on June 8. The past...

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