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Stories by Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:29 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The severe shortage of computers at the Tacky High School in St Mary has been eased with a significant donation from Food For the Poor (FFP). A fire at the school in 2014 left the institution short of several pieces of equipment and furniture and...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Following the launch of the Ministry of Education’s Safety and Security Ambassadors Programme in Region Three in May, training is set to begin next week in St Ann and Trelawny, which make up the region. “We are now about to start the implementation...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A week after The Gleaner published a story on St Ann artist Phillip Robinson, highlighting his talent and his desire to attend Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, he was accepted at the college on a full scholarship. It has been...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 2:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

  Several lawyers practising in Ocho Rios, St Ann, have been left shocked by the murder of 31-year-old attorney Sashakay Fairclough, who was shot and killed Friday afternoon in the Brook Green community there. According to the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Under the theme ‘Healthy Ageing Begins Now,’ the St Mary Health Department celebrated Caribbean Wellness Day 2019 on Wednesday with a ceremony at the Anglican Church Hall in Port Maria. The event, which is being celebrated across the Caribbean...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Scores of children and adults benefited from the annual health and social fair put on by the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in Exchange, Ocho Rios, just in time for back to school. The fair, held in the community of Hand-to-Mouth in Exchange,...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For 28 years now, Pastor Alberta Boswell James of the Restoration of Life Mission in Christ Apostolic Church in St Ann’s Bay has been serving children in the parish through back-to-school and Christmas treats, in addition to other charity work that...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann schools seemed to have had a seamless resumption of classes yesterday as the new academic year got under way. Two of the top primary schools in the parish have reported a smooth start, with their principals saying there were no major issues...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

GAYLE, St Mary: Tacky High School in Gayle, St Mary, reopened yesterday but is still short of the several computers that were destroyed in a fire that ravaged a section of the building five years ago. “No, we have not received any computers,”...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Dr Osmond Tomlinson Trust Fund Scholarship for 2019 has gone to Sheri-Ann Ashman, a student of St Hilda’s Diocesan High School, the second consecutive year that a student from the Brown’s Town-based institution was copping the award. It is the...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

After a year in the post, principal of Marcus Garvey Technical High School (MGTHS) in St Ann’s Bay, Anniona Jones, has declared a new day at the institution and has set about making the school more reflective of the national hero in whose honour it...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In KEEPING with of its commitment to improving Jamaica’s health sector, the Issa Trust Foundation recently sponsored a two-day seminar aimed at helping the sector convert from film to digital medical imaging. The seminar, which started at Couples...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Police Area Two Headquarters, consisting of St Mary, St Ann and Portland, has reported a six per cent reduction in serious crimes up to August 17 this year, compared to the corresponding period in 2018. The current figures also compare...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, as St Ann remembered one of its national and international icons, Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, several observers expressed that enough was not being done in Jamaica to honour him. Dr Jahlani Niaah, coordinator,...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Phillip Robinson’s dream of attending Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has come true. The talented artist from the rural community of Watt Town in St Ann, whose works have elicited overwhelming response since The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Moneague College’s Port Maria campus, located in Llanrumney Square, St Mary, is to introduce two short coaching courses in the new academic year. Campus Director and principal lecturer Delroy Granston told The Gleaner on Tuesday that the campus...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Seemingly brushing aside the saying, a king is without honour in his own land, Advanced Integrated System’s (AIS) CEO Douglas Halsall returned to the parish of his birth, St Ann, after 49 years away building a legacy, to be honoured by the St Ann...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:27 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Describing himself as the most unlikely Garveyite because of his mixed heritage, businessman James Moss-Solomon has urged followers of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey to be faithful to the Garvey movement. Delivering the keynote address at the...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Friends think he is extremely talented, and even some strangers who have seen some of his work say that they are the best pieces of drawings they have ever seen. Recognising his artistic talent, Phillip Robinson, known as ‘Ramon’ in his community...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Imagine being encouraged to leave your job to take up a new offer, simply because you’re so good at what you do, only to be fired two days after starting your new job because, you were told, “you were hired at the wrong time”. Well, that is exactly...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has seen improvements in all levels of the education system – early childhood to tertiary – since Independence in 1962, but there is still some way to go, says veteran educator James Walsh. “We’ve come quite far ... . To my mind, there have...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 800 Scouts from eight Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, have converged on Ocho Rios to celebrate the 15th triennial Caribbean Cuboree, the first time in 28 years that Jamaica is hosting the event. The Scouts, ages seven to 11,...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Scores of residents turned out to access free health services last Thursday and Friday during the Beecher Town Give Back Association’s (BTGBA) biennial trip to Jamaica to serve residents of Beecher Town and neighbouring communities in St Ann. The...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Faced with the prospect of an inadequate number of teachers at their institutions come September, high-school principals in St Ann and Trelawny staged a job fair on Wednesday in Brown’s Town, St Ann. Dayle Evans, principal of Holland High School in...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Principal of Three Hills Primary School in Charles Town, St Mary, Slean Harris, has commended the contributions of overseas sponsors who, along with Couples Tower Isle hotel, have effected repairs to several classrooms at the institution. Gene and...

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