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PHOTO: Greeting 'Axeman'

Thursday, October, 3 2019    

Former WBA Flyweight Champion and Anchovy High alum Nicholas “Axeman” Walters (left) greets his former teacher, Sharon Woodstock at last Wednesday's ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup Zone A return round game against Maldon High at Anchovy. (Photo: Paul Reid) Read More

Congratulations!

Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

Adrian Rhoden (centre) of Cornwall College is the recipient of the Gerald Chambers Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year and was presented with his award at school on Monday. The award is made in honour of the late Cornwallian and chairman of the school board who passed away in 2014. Two other... Read More

Port Maria market 85% complete

Monday, September, 30 2019    

The long-awaited market in Port Maria, St Mary is to be opened soon as it is approximately 85 per cent complete, according to the chair of the parish's Municipal Corporation Mayor Richard Creary.“Painting is to be finished, stalls need to be put in place,... Read More

The 'eyes' have it

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, September, 30 2019    

PRIESTMAN'S RIVER, Portland — Hundreds of Portlanders in Buff Bay and Priestman's River benefited last week from the annual eye care clinic staged by Canadian Vision Care and Port Antonio Lions Club. Read More

Iona Prep students ace PEP exam

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 30 2019    

There was much talk about the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam that replaced the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at the primary level, as parents and students were nervous about the change. Read More

Tahera Brown's passion for pageants hits the international scene

By Everard Owen Observer writer | Monday, September, 30 2019    

With a passion for pageants Tahera Brown was crowned Miss St Thomas Farm Queen in 2013 and returned the following year to win the Miss Portland Festival Queen title. Read More

Mangroves affect coastal clean-up at Folly, but other areas get attention

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, September, 30 2019    

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Portlanders last Saturday turned out in impressive numbers and participated in International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day, even as one group's effort to rid the beach at Folly of plastics was hampered by mangroves. Read More

New campus moving Port Antonio High away from shift system

By Everard Owen Observer correspondent | Monday, September, 30 2019    

Port Antonio High School is now hosting its grade seven students at a new campus as it continues its push towards eliminating the shift system. Read More

Garage crackdown

Monday, September, 30 2019    

The owner of a garage in Galina, St Mary is to present proof that the vehicles on his property are his, as this was his claim when the matter was brought before the court and subsequently referred to mediation recently. Read More

A bus for Mt Alvernia High

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 26 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — It was a joyous moment for the young ladies of the Catholic-run Mt Alvernia High School here last week Friday when, for the first time in the institution's 90 years of existence, its own bus drove through the gates of the premises onto the... Read More

CanEX Jamaica 2019 gets underway at MoBay Convention Centre

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The much-anticipated CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo gets underway today at Montego Bay Convention Centre, with one of the most impressive line-up of speakers addressing various aspect of the burgeoning cannabis industry, over... Read More

Off to Doha!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 26 2019    

Six athletes from western Jamaica, led by former World Champion Yohan Blake, will be part of the Jamaican team that will start their medal hunt at the 17th IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, which begins tomorrow and ends on Sunday, October 6. Read More

Downswell leads local gospel acts at Come Celebrate Jesus

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

ROSE HALL, St James — Gospel singer Kevin Downswell is among several acts to grace the stage at the eighth staging of Come Celebrate Jesus in Jamaica, scheduled for Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall on Saturday, October 5. Read More

Sport Diary — September 26

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

TODAYISSA Netball CompetitionZone BWilliam Knibb vs Spot Valley@ William Knibb — 2:15 pm FRIDAYISSA Netball competitionZone A Read More

In full control

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

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