A bridge is on the way

The foundation for the bridge promised to residents of Chesterfield in Castleton, St Mary, is being installed. Holes have so far been drilled and steel reinforcement placed. In August 2017, People's National Party Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Winston Green died, leaving the St Mary South Eastern... Read More

Women embrace farming technology in St Ann
A recent meeting of greenhouse farmers in Water Valley, Alexandria, St Ann, revealed that a large number of women are embracing farming technologies.... Read More

Joint venture agreement for Morant Bay Urban Centre approved
A joint venture agreement for the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St Thomas has been approved by Cabinet.... Read More

TSO draws crowd in north & eastern Jamaica
IT was very difficult to move through the aisles of stores two Thursdays ago as the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO) got under way across the island.... Read More

St Ann educator receives CD today

Monday, October, 15 2018    

EDUCATOR, 92-year-old Dr Joyce Louise Glasgow, will be recognised for her contribution to science education in Jamaica and internationally, during the 2018 national honours and awards ceremony at King's House today. She will be invested in the Order of Distinction in the Rank of... Read More

Port Antonio High hosts health and wellness day

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The Port Antonio High School in Portland, last Thursday, hosted a Health and Wellness Day at its auditorium for staff. Read More

St Ann councillors urge JPS to address street light issue

Monday, October, 15 2018    

THE lack of street lights is a major issue which continues to plague a number of St Ann communities. Read More

Crime down

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 15 2018    

HEAD of the St Ann police Senior Superintendent (SSP) Michael Smith says public order strategies implemented by his division in February, 2018 have been working, as the parish continues to see a decline in major crimes. Read More

PHOTO: TSO draws crowd

Monday, October, 15 2018    

Shoppers take advantage of sales at the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out on October 4. (Photo: Everard Owen) Read More

PHOTO: Junction upgrade

Monday, October, 15 2018    

A backhoe is used to clear a hillside as work at Chovey in Junction, St Mary, continues. The roadwork forms part of a wide-scale road improvement project taking place in sections of the island. (Photo: Everard Owen) Read More

Spalding High welcomes gifts from MP, former principal

Friday, October, 12 2018    

SPALDING, Clarendon – As part of an effort to improve reading capacity, Member of Parliament for Clarendon North Western, Richard Azan recently handed over $500,000 to the Spalding High School from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). Read More

Hanover priest laments large number of youth in need of remedial attention

Thursday, October, 11 2018    

LUCEA, Hanover - Rev Carl Clarke, the priest in charge of the St Philip and James Catholic Church in Lucea, Hanover, is bemoaning the number of youths in the parish who need remedial attention. Read More

HIP STRIP - October 11

Thursday, October, 11 2018    

A LEG UP We snapped the lovely Carrie Wilson partying at Tightlines in Montego Bay last Saturday. (Photos: Aceion Cunningham)AHOY MATES Keniel Lee (left) and Jodi-Ann Foster made fast friends with our Hip Strip lens at Tight Lines in Montego Bay last Saturday. Read More


Thursday, October, 11 2018    

Last Thursday, the Jamaica Observer's Takes Style Out hit the second city of Monetgo Bay with discounts on a variety of items from clothes to electronics at all of the participating stores in the city. Read More

Good showing by local acts at Couples

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer Writer | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Couples Negril and Couples Swept Away Anniversary Weekend is a marquee date on the resort chain's calendar and is generally marked with much fanfare. Read More


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