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Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis has revealed that almost $50 million has been earmarked for road-improvement works in the resort town of Ocho Rios and adjoining communities as well as the road leading to Murphy Hill in St Ann. Pimento Walk,...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Franklyn D Resort and Spa (FDR) in Runaway Bay, St Ann, once again hosted the top spellers from the annual Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee Competition for a weekend at the family hotel. Champion speller Tori-Ann Beckford of McAuley...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann Municipal Corporation will continue its anti-dengue campaign with a clean-up of the Ocho Rios division, starting today. Saturday’s move comes after a similar campaign was carried out in the Exchange division on January 25. In making the...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Just days before leaving Jamaica for Africa, reggae star Buju Banton paid a surprise visit to the Mount Pleasant Football Academy (MFPA), St Ann, on Monday. Scheduled to leave Jamaica yesterday to fulfil a February 8 engagement in Nairobi, Kenya,...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The business community in St Ann has welcomed the announcement that the Brown’s Town Tax Office is to be relocated, but has expressed concerns about the new relocation. There is also a call for the St Ann’s Bay tax office to also be relocated, as...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Next month’s annual staging of Reggae Month in Jamaica will see the introduction of Sound System Echoes – The Showdown at Sundown, a clash featuring 12 sound systems. The new feature, introduced to appease disgruntled reggae lovers who feel Reggae...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For the last five years, Thora Daley and her team has staged the Elegant You Tea Party in Toronto, Canada, from which funds raised are used to support the St Ann Infirmary, here in Jamaica. The Elegant You team includes executive chef Selwyn...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:50 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The artistes billed for the opening show of Rebel Salute 2020 have, according to promoter Tony Rebel, more than 300 hit songs combined to deliver and will perform before an audience that includes Dr Julius Garvey, a son of Jamaica’s National Hero...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Ann Police Division is facing an “acute shortage of personnel”, a departmental document leaked to The Gleaner has shown. Commander of the division, Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Small, declined to comment on the issue. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

While the norm is for a spike in bookings as the date draws closer to the event, the accommodation sector in St Ann is already hailing the impact that Rebel Salute is having on business. Last Friday, chairperson for the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several small manufacturers are hoping that their products will make it to Rebel Salute this weekend and give them much-needed exposure. The two-day festival, which has acted as a source of income for St Ann artisans in previous years, promises...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:35 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Even though murder figures in the parish showed a slight decline in 2019 compared to the previous year, the St Mary Chamber of Commerce is seeking to work with the police and other stakeholders on cutting the figure even further. In 2017, there...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In the face of increased crime and violence across the island, the Jamaica Police Federation is urging members to step up the fight against criminal elements with the assurance that the organisation will protect their rights. In a release late on...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:47 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Community and Workers of Jamaica (C...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 7:05 PMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Each year at Christmas time, the Holiday Helpers of the Highgate, St Mary-based Marymount High School spread joy to the elderly, presenting them with gift baskets and singing carols. This year, the Holiday Helpers chose to visit Annotto Bay, and...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 6:51 PMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Playa Hotels and Resorts has given up the management of the Runaway Bay Golf Course in St Ann after just one year after assuming responsibility because of weak guest interest and the poor state of the course. The company will cease operating the...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Eighteen-year-old Ritvik Chatani has once again excelled academically, this time accepted to Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League institution in the Philadelphia, United States of America. Wharton is...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

It was the perfect combination of fashion, food and music, as First in Line Entertainment’s day party, Revue – Wake Me up for Brunch, pulled out the crowd at Pearly Beach in Ocho Rios last weekend. The annual event featured music from DJ Ashile,...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

When gospel artiste Prince Hall, along with Doreen Crowther and other members of the We Believe Foundation, with the support of several others, handed over a new house to Levy Neath, popularly known as ‘Shakey Bunny’, on the occasion of his 67th...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Amid criticisms regarding the police’s response to the general public, commandant for St Ann, SSP Calvin Small, has revealed that come early next year, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members in St Ann will undergo training in customer service....

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:40 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

District Constables (DCs) are dissatisfied with the treatment meted out to them by the members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to whom they report, and they are demanding that Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson address the...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:49 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Nine major sporting organisations in St Ann have recognised Noranda Bauxite for its contribution to sports in the parish over the years. Noranda is the leading sponsor and supporter of sports in St Ann, with its sponsorship touching nearly a dozen...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:37 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chief executive officer (CEO) of the St Mary Municipal Corporation, Ethlyn Douglas, has dismissed bureaucratic red tape for the slow pace in approving subdivision applications and insists that a shortage of hands at the corporation is the cause....

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In what the police suspect to have been an illicit deal gone sour, three men of St James addresses died in St Ann on Saturday night, while one is in police custody and a firearm recovered. One man was shot dead in the car park of a popular St Ann...

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Donnington, St Mary, and the Donnington Primary School celebrated their 110th anniversary on Sunday with a full church hearing the homily presented by Archbishop of Kingston the Most Reverend Kenneth D....

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