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  1. Portland schools struggle to ready for back-to-schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | The Gleaner

    With the start to 2015-2016 academic year less than a month away, some educational institutions in Portland are struggling to find money to carry out the necessary repairs, which is further compounded by severe drought conditions. One such school is Mount Pleasant All-Age, which is plagued by termites, and as a result, Principal Dian Vidal pointed out that the thought of getting a new building would be a welcome sight for the entire school population and the community.


  2. Road at last! - Rio Grande Valley to get major infrastructure projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Ian Allen/PhotographerTransport Minister Dr Omar Davies hands the contract for the May Pen to Dawkins Pen road to Xutao Chen , general manager for the Jamaica North-South Highway Project, China Harbour Engineering Company Limited. The road is to be rehabilitated under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme.


  3. Portland firefighters on alertRead the original story

    May 14, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Firefighters in Portland have been kept busy as a result of frequent bush-fires in farming communities, amid the shortage of water caused by the drought and ongoing water lock-offs. With two fire trucks for the rural parish, covering a distance of approximately 56 miles from West Portland to Hector's River in East Portland, the improbable task of extinguishing fires oftentimes have both fire teams stretched to their limit.


  4. FIRE! DROUGHT! - Dry spell bedevils farmers but expect more than average rainfallRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | The Gleaner

    A fire brigade official observes, from the safety of the Mavis Bank main road, the massive fire in Guava Ridge, St Andrew, yesterday. THE BREADBASKET Parish of St Elizabeth is currently reeling from the effects of severe drought conditions, with farmers said to be experiencing significant losses as their crops dry up in the field.


  5. Cricket, where are we going?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Action from a 2014 Senior Cup match between the Jamaica Defence Force and Melbourne Kangaroos at Up Park Camp. The batsman is Dennis Bulli of the Jamaica Defence Force.


  6. NAJ expresses alarm at attack on nursesRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2015 | The Gleaner

    PRESIDENT OF the Nurses Association of Jamaica Janet Coore-Farr has joined Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson and Member of Parliament for West Portland Daryl Vaz in condemning Sunday night's vicious attack on two Cuban nurses attached to the Buff Bay Community Hospital in Portland. Swift action by the police in Portland yesterday has resulted in the detention of a man believed to be the person who attacked the nurses.


  7. Are backbenchers' committee, greater gov't involvement in public services necessary?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Two interesting suggestions emerged during parliamentary sittings last week, which the advocates feel that if they are embraced, may have far-reaching impact on governance. One of the suggestions relates to creating a framework in the House of Representatives to allow for greater inclusion of backbenchers in parliamentary affairs.


  8. Chronixx captivates PortlandersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Reggae/dancehall artiste, Chronixx, gave a lengthy but entertaining performance witnessed by hundreds of Portlanders and tourists as part of his Capture Land Jamaica Tour, Part 1. Chronixx, who hit the stage shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, easily showed signs of maturity as he captivated the approximately 3,000 patrons on the tropical lawns of Oyster Bay, and his melodious voice seemingly echoed throughout the hills of Dolphin Bay and Drapers.


  9. Leave me out of it, says DabdoubRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Attorney-at-law Abe Dabdoub has fired back at Jamaica Labour Party member, Delroy Chuck, telling him to leave him out of the party's internal politics. At a party conference in Portland yesterday, Mr. Chuck said JLP leader, Andrew Holness, has Dabdoub, who is a former party member, to advise him on constitutional matters.


  10. MP prays for Jamaica in ParliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | The Gleaner

    It was not quite the call for divine intervention, but a Government Member of Parliament yesterday made it clear through prayers that Jamaica requires the guiding hands of the Almighty God. "We need you because we have not quite managed our affairs over these many years," Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, the MP for East Portland said as he offered prayers at the start of the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives.


  11. 'We need you Lord', says MPRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2015 | The Gleaner

    It was not quite the call for divine intervention, but a Government Member of Parliament today made it clear, through prayers, that Jamaica requires the guiding hands of the Almighty. "We need You because we have not quite managed our affairs over these many years", said Dr Lynvale Broomfield, the MP for East Portland, as he offered prayers at the start of today's Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives.


  12. I was paid to lie! - Murder plot born at Belmont Road - - Accused...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | The Gleaner

    The man charged in connection with the false claim that a plot had been crafted to kill Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness and the party's general secretary, Dr Horace Chang, has told investigators that he was contracted to tell the lies during a job-seeking trip to the party's Belmont Road headquarters. Maxie Robinson, who has been charged with creating public mischief, is now alleging that two JLP operatives offered him big rewards if he reported the fabricated murder plot to the police.


  13. Daryl Vaz walks - Case collapses as cop admits to inaccuracies in statementRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | The Gleaner

    "Who God bless, no man curse!" That is what a beaming Daryl Vaz, opposition parliamentarian, declared yesterday shortly after he was freed of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. The prosecution was forced to offer no further evidence in the case against him after the main witness, Sergeant Jubert Llewelyn, admitted during his Vaz, the member of parliament for West Portland, commenting further on his acquittal, said he now leaves the public to be judge of the matter, however, he is thankful for the support he received.


  14. I'm no enemy to Andrew HolnessRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2015 | The Gleaner

    I read with intrigue and interest the article written by your columnist, George Davis, 'Holness needs Daryl Vaz', which appeared in your publication on February 4, 2015. It left me no choice but to respond.


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