Dental help

For the third year in a row, Canada-based nurse Jacqueline Henry Small (left) spent time with Grade Six students of the Craighead Primary School in northern Manchester providing guidance on how best to take care of their teeth. A past student of Craighead Primary, Henry Small also presented each... Read More

Ackee Tree group boosting education in Porus, environs
Mandeville , Manchester — A group named Ackee Tree, formed by a past student of Porus Primary, is now on a quest to strengthen Porus and surrounding communities through philanthropy, particularly in education.... Read More

Porteous proud to read freedom proclamation
Mandeville , Manchester — On the morning of August 1, 1838 the British colonial governor of Jamaica Sir Lionel Smith stood before a large crowd in Spanish Town, St Catherine, which was then Jamaica's capital, and read a proclamation from Queen Victoria granting...... Read More

National pride in Manchester
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — It had to be done in inclement weather, but the formalities here to usher in Jamaica's fifty-five years as an independent nation, though having less-than-usual i ndependence celebration turnout, was not significantly...... Read More

Robert Kennedy bats 103

By Alicia Sutherland Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 14 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester — There is no real winning formula for long life, guests were told, as centenarian Robert Nathaniel Kennedy was honoured last Thursday. Read More

New bridge for Pennants

Monday, August, 14 2017    

MAY PEN, Clarendon — A new US$5.537-million bridge in Pennants, northern Clarendon described by p rime m inister Andrew Holness as being part of a drive to improve connectivity, productivity and safety, was... Read More

PHOTO: Glorious

Monday, August, 14 2017    

Sprint hurdler Omar McLeod, native of Sanguinetti, northern Clarendon in central Jamaica, was the star performer for Jamaica at the just ended IAAF World Championships in London. McLeod, last year's Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro, sped to victory in the 110m hurdles... Read More

PHOTO: New bridge

Monday, August, 14 2017    

Like all other road users, this farmer and his faithful donkey find the new US$5.537-million bridge in Pennants, northern Clarendon, much to their liking. The bridge links northern Clarendon and points further to central and southern communities, including Clarendon's capital May Pen. Read More

Influential St Elizabeth politician Donald Horne dead at 98

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Donald Horne, who served for 25 years as parish councillor representing the People's National Party (PNP) in the Junction Division during the 1970s, 1990s and early 2000s, died on July 25 at age 98, family members have confirmed. Read More

The Zong Massacre

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — In May 2015, Canadian literary Professor Michelle Faubert was doing routine research in the acclaimed British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom, when she struck gold. Read More

Manchester Municipal Corp appoints Revenue Protection Officer

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserevr. com | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Administrators of the Manchester Municipal Corporation have appointed a Revenue Protection Officer. Read More

Farming and community intertwined, says PMO executive

Thursday, August, 3 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The close linkage between community organisation and successful farming came to the fore at a recent monthly meeting of the community-based Production Marketing Organisation (PMO) at Grey Ground, just east of this south-central... Read More

Alyssa Boothe looks to Miss Ja World

Monday, July, 31 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Boothe (Miss Bmull Auto), this month, took top spot in the Miss Jamaica World Middlesex pageant here. Read More

Charity group's gift to northern Clarendon

Monday, July, 31 2017    

Chapelton , Clarendon — The charity group LJDR Davis Foundation recently donated a range of health care items including 17 beds, 12 mattresses, four wheelchairs and two lifters to the Chapelton Community Hospital which serves more than 37,000 people in northern... Read More

Cooking gas tanker overturns in Williamsfield

Monday, July, 31 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — Residents in and around Williamsfield, central Manchester, had a shock last Friday when a tanker loaded with cooking gas overturned at the Williamsfield roundabout while travelling westward on the Winston Jones Highway in the direction of... Read More


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