Mixed reaction to TSO in Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The majority view seemed to be that the shopping promotion Takes Style Out (TSO) last Thursday was “slow” in this south central town.... Read More

In honour of Miss Lou
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Fontana Pharmacy is spending $2 million on a project to use 1,700 storyboards in a drive to educate young Jamaicans about Jamaica's cultural icon, the late Louise Bennett Coverley, popularly known as “Miss Lou”.The Fontana initiative is...... Read More

Prevent the harmful effects of lightning
The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reminding the public that lightning strikes are harmful to health and are potentially fatal.... Read More

Weather no problem as women rule at PAN 2019 Regional 2

Monday, October, 7 2019    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Weather forecasts for lightning, thunder and heavy rain triggered a safety-first decision by organisers to hold the PAN 2019 Regional 2 without public participation. Read More


Monday, October, 7 2019    

Shericka Jackson, a past student of Vere Technical High School in Clarendon, was a star at the just-ended IAAF World Championships in Doha. A native of St Ann, 25-year-old Jackson ran her lifetime best of 49.47 seconds for bronze in the women's 400m. Drafted into the 4x100m relay team at short... Read More

Garvey Maceo High gets $1-m technology boost from Jamalco

Monday, October, 7 2019    

HALSE HALL, Clarendon — Students at Garvey Maceo High School are set to benefit from 10 desktop computers donated by bauxite/alumina company Jamalco. Read More

High achieving Glenmuir High celebrates 61 years

Monday, September, 23 2019    

MAY PEN, Clarendon - Glenmuir High celebrated its academic achievements as the school marked its 61st anniversary here recently. Read More

Ambitious 10 year-old gets scholarship

Monday, September, 23 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Ten -year-old Rhyeme Dunn is the 2019 recipient of the Elsie Barnett Smith Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a student of Ardenne Preparatory in this south-central town. Read More

New Zealand high commissioner tours Mandeville

Monday, September, 23 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - On Thursday, September 5 New Zealand high hommissioner to Jamaica, Anton Ojala made a visit to Manchester. Read More

'Jamalcoans' raise money for charity

Monday, September, 23 2019    

HALSE HALL, Clarendon - It was all about fun and fitness as Jamalco employees from across the company's operations descended on the grounds of the Jamalco Employees' Sports Club for the annual Jamalcoans in Motion (JIM) charity event held recently. Read More

On the Go!

Monday, September, 23 2019    

Fabian Allen, a native of Neif Mountain in south-east St Elizabeth and past student of Vere Technical High School in Clarendon, broke Jamaica Tallawahs' heart with superb batting for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Sabina Park... Read More

Summer's passion!

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, September, 23 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - For three years Summer James has lived her passion through her Anita Elizabeth Boutique, creatively located in a revamped container at the parking lot of the Golf View Hotel. Read More

Gov't should do more to assist Kendal crash site development plans says advocate

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 9 2019    

KENDAL, Manchester— Author Beverley East lost 14 family members in the historic 1957 disaster, the Kendal train crash. Read More

Ms Bikini

Monday, September, 9 2019    

Ayanna Powell, a nurse from Manchester, recently topped the seventh annual Ms Jamaica Bikini International competition at Neil's Auditorium in Mandeville. Organisers say 11 contestants from seven parishes vied for over $600,000 in cash and other prizes. Powell took first place ahead of Toni Ann... Read More


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