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Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Fathers turned out in their numbers for the third annual ‘Invite Your Father to School Day’ at Brown’s Town Primary School in St Ann on Thursday, leaving principal Saloman Smith to declare the day a success. Over a hundred fathers visited and...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Salem Basic School in Runaway Bay, St Ann, got a much-needed facelift and several school items recently thanks to a partnership between California, USA-based Sober Vacations International and Jewel Paradise Cove Resort. According to Lisa Gastaldo,...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Red Cross, usually on the giving end in times of disaster, is now appealing for help after a fire destroyed its St Ann’s Bay office on March 18. Reports are that fire was spotted coming from the rear section of the rented wooden...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Gayle is a rural farming community located in the western region of the parish St Mary on Jamaica’s northern coastline, with a population of just over 3,300. The Gayle Health Centre, as a Type 3 facility, offers a wide range of services under the...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Scores of tertiary-level students benefited from the inaugural one-day symposium on social work held on Thursday at the Moneague College in St Ann under the theme ‘Social Work, Gender and Sexuality; Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion’. The...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Major crimes in St Mary between January 1 and March 9 this year have seen a decrease of 26 per cent, falling from 46 to 34, compared to the similar period in 2018. Addressing the monthly meeting of the St Mary Municipal Corporation in Port Maria on...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary is warning officers of the St Mary Municipal Corporation against improper conduct in the handling of building plans and permits and is threatening to report suspected cases to the Public Service Commission. At...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN’S BAY, St Ann: More than 50 nurses have resigned their posts at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital to take up offers overseas between September last year and January 2019, a source have informed The Gleaner. When contacted, regional director of the...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:27 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The St Mary-based Elliott Farmers Community Enterprise (EFCE) launched its greenhouse project last month, signalling a boost to productivity in the Cromwell Land area of the parish. The project, sponsored by the Special Climate Change Adaptation...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Kiwanis International Division 24, which launched a project last December to build security posts at four primary schools, has started the second such facility at Brown’s Town Infant School in St Ann. According to lieutenant governor of the...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Tacky High School in Gayle, St Mary has received a new, state-of-the-art surveillance system to replace the one that was destroyed when fire damaged a section of the school in 2014. Director of Moulton Surveillance and Security Services, Everol...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Flow has reached out to disgruntled St Mary customers by attending the parish’s Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Industry monthly meeting at the Casa Maria Hotel to hear their grouses and offer solutions. Late last year, Chamber President...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary: Telecommunications company F low Jamaica has reached out to disgruntled St Mary customers by attending the parish’s Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Industry monthly meeting to hear their grouses and offer solutions. Late...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Tacky High School in Gayle, St Mary, has received a new, state-of-the-art surveillance system to replace the one that was destroyed when fire damaged a section of the school in 2014. Director of Moulton Surveillance and Security Services, Everol...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Psychiatric nursing aides in the parishes of St Mary, St Ann, and Portland have returned to work after intervention from the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA). In a press statement on Monday evening, NERHA said the workers involved in...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A certified-ready Liberty Hill Infant School was officially opened in Dumbarton, St Ann, last week Wednesday, with Education Minister Ruel Reid announcing that for the first time, the Government has allocated $346 million to the early childhood...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Paggee Beach in Port Maria, St Mary, was the location where the National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ) launched its GreenPath Initiative recently, as it aims to rid the environment of millions of plastic bottles it is now polluted with. Over 2,...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Patrick 'Tony Rebel' Barrett, whose Rebel Salute show has been sponsored over the years by Jewel Resorts and Hilton Rose Hall, was awarded the Key to the Resorts at the show's international media launch at Jewel Dunn's River on Wednesday night....

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two indigents in St Ann on Friday (January 4) got the furnished houses they were promised by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie after a delay in the arrivalof furniture prevented their handover before Christmas...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Egg Farmers Association is reporting a $4.2-million operating loss for 2018, after another year of General Consumption Tax (GCT) and a mid-year glut which pushed prices below production costs.In his report at the association's annual...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:Residents in the Charles Town, Windsor Heights, and St Ann's Bay areas in St Ann are being urged to prepare bulky waste items, such as old refrigerators, stoves, tyres and other items, that may be breeding sites for mosquitoes...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:The monthly meeting of the St Ann Municipal Corporation ended in chaos shortly before noon on Thursday amid claims and counterclaims that funds were misappropriated during December.People's National Party (PNP) councillor for...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

President of the St Mary Chamber of Commerce, Frederick Young, is hailing 2018 as a positive year for the parish, even while admitting that there are still concerns by his business group."It has been a positive year, with some concerns," Young told...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The construction of a community centre in Wild Cane district in St Ann South West, which started several years ago, might finally be completed in the first quarter of this year.Councillor for the Borobridge division in the St Ann Municipal...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several community groups in Discovery Bay, St Ann, are expressing concern over two men who have occupied an open lot next to the library along Main Street in that town, over an extended period.Frustrated residents have told The Gleaner that for both...

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