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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In a massive Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) victory in the September 3 general election, reminiscent of the 1980 polls, the People’s National Party (PNP) again managed to keep one of their safest seats in Jamaica, St Ann South East, which they have...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Lisa Hanna retained the St Ann South Eastern seat for the People’s National Party (PNP) at the end of the judicial recount at the St Ann’s Bay Courthouse on Wednesday. Hanna eventually won by a margin of 31 as she secured 5,150 votes to the...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Peter Shand, the independent candidate who contested the St Ann North Western seat in the September 3 general election, has raised allegations of vote buying by persons aligned to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the constituency in last week’s...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Warning of dire consequences, tourism stakeholders in the island’s resort towns are cautioning the new Government against closing down the borders as a result of the uptick in coronavirus cases. Jamaica has seen a steep increase in coronavirus...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP’s) Krystal Lee knocked the wind out of the sails of bombastic People’s National Party (PNP) incumbent Dr Dayton Campbell with a decisive victory in St Ann North Western. Campbell, a two-term member of parliament, saw...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 12:31 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Thirteen years ago, she lost her leg in an accident. She has learned to cope with it, so Thursday, it was no problem for her to go out and support her candidate, Dayton Campbell, two-time member of parliament for St Ann North West. She gave her...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Counting the years when, as a little child of three or four years old, his parents would take him to political meetings, it has been four decades since Petouchia Martin has been a supporter of the People’s National Party (PNP) in St Ann North East...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

New outdoor agent Monique Walker is looking forward to her job of getting people to vote for the People’s National Party (PNP), which she believes is the party “for the people” and the best choice for Jamaicans at this time. Walker grew up in...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Parry Town in St Ann exhaled on Friday after the Police High Command disclosed that the parish’s most wanted man who was implicated in several murders and shootings in that community was killed by the police. Described as “one of...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Peter Shand, the independent candidate nominated on Tuesday to contest the St Ann North Western seat against incumbent Dr Dayton Campbell of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Krystal Lee on September 3, has...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Mammee Bay Resorts Limited says it owns the 29-acre property in St Ann that members of the Steer Town and Mammee Bay Fishing and Recreation Association Limited are claiming belongs to them. Vice-president of the fishermen’s association, Ricardo...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The decades-old struggle for ownership of a 29-acre seaside property in Mammee Bay, St Ann, again erupted in street protests on Friday as residents of the Mammee Bay and Steer Town communities resisted efforts to permanently deny them access to the...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Ground was broken last Friday for the construction of a $40-million police post at the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St Mary, to replace a container used for several years and is now in a state of disrepair. Minister without...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Digicel Foundation’s 15th anniversary grant to the Bonnygate Women’s Group in St Mary is reviving the seemingly dying art forms of embroidery, crochet, and hardanger while empowering the women in the group. The grant, which was approved in late...

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

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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...

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