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Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s tourism sector has lost one of its outstanding servants with the recent passing of Herbert ‘Teddy’ Tucker, who served the industry for over 60 years. Tucker, whose last position was bartender at the renowned Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, died...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

With favourable poll ratings for the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the latest RJRGleaner Group-Don Anderson Poll, the party says it is ready to contest a general election. “The party’s quite ready,” JLP chairman Robert...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

Former CVM Television videographer Paul Sharpe was hailed as a family man and man of God at his thanksgiving service on Sunday, February 23, at the Port Maria Seventh-Day Baptist Church in St Mary. Sharpe, a former deacon in his church, died on...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

In 2017 when Cheridah Wilson of Tower Isle, St Mary, started a scholarship in honour of her grandson, Amiri Raja Takemoto Hamilton, it was with the chief aim of assisting children from single-parent homes in her parish. Designed to be in place over...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

In 2017 when Cheridah Wilson of Tower Isle, St Mary, started a scholarship in honour of her grandson, Amiri Raja Takemoto Hamilton, it was with the chief aim of assisting children from single-parent homes in her parish. Designed to be in place over...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

Construction of a building to house the Area Two Police Headquarters, the St Mary Divisional Headquarters and the Port Maria Police Station, is officially underway. The building is being constructed at a cost of $250 million from the...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

Oshin Levy has had a busy life. As a young child, 15 years ago, she joined her brothers Ovando and Oneil in the gospel group, Levy’s Heritage, which is still going strong today. With a musical career as a backdrop, she would finish high school and...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 1:22 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

The 134-year-old Porus Wesley Methodist Church in Porus, Manchester, is now a heritage site, having been declared so by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust some six months ago. The decision was taken due to the church’s connection to the late...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

The St Ann’s Bay Methodist Church has a rich history. Significantly, the church was established on Emancipation Day, Wednesday, August 1, 1838, the day all slaves were finally made free in Jamaica. Emancipation was a victory the Methodists in...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:38 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

Grace Baptist Church in Oracabessa, St Mary, has extended its service to residents beyond spiritual, having been involved in education for three decades, with the operation of the Grace Care Education Centre from its premises on Wharf Road in that...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

Over 7,000 pounds of compressed ganja was seized by the St Mary police in Boscobel Friday night. The lawmen say they recovered 289 plastic bags loaded with packages of compressed ganja which they say appeared ready for export. The police have...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:38 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

The St Mary police made a massive ganja seizure on Friday evening after raiding premises in the Boscobel area in the parish. The lawmen recovered 289 plastic bags loaded with packages of compressed ganja, weighing over 7,000 pounds, which they say...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

The police are reporting that there was a six per cent reduction in serious crimes for the parishes of St Mary, St Ann and Portland up to August 17, when compared to the same period in 2018. Serious crimes are classified as...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:28 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

Using bamboo to create some beautiful and creatively designed handcrafted items, students at the St Ann’s Bay Primary School are playing their part to save the environment. With assistance from parents and teachers, the youngsters showed that there...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

In an age when entrepreneurship is being touted as a way to beat unemployment, a young St Ann woman has taken the initiative to start a business venture that caters to the needs of householders and business owners. Using her initials, Kimayia...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

A St Ann family has shown that they can stay at the crease longer than cricket star Chris Gayle, whose famous triple century knock has covered less ground than the trio of centenarians from Jamaica’s Garden Parish. They are Melvin Scott, 100; wife...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

Five years after a fire destroyed a section of the Tacky High School in Gayle, St Mary, the school is still not back to the condition it was in before the blaze took place, according to principal Errol Bascoe. “No, we’re not back at where we were,...

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