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Shada Sinclair is indeed going places

EIGHT years ago Evol Beckford, vice-principal at Hampton School in Malvern, St Elizabeth, said Shada Sinclair was going places. Read More

Manchester: Crime trending down, seven wanted
MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Police here have revealed the names of seven men wanted for crimes committed in the parish, even while they report a 28 per cent reduction in serious and major offences since the start of the year.Wanted are:... Read More

Sugar talks hit sour note
SILOAH, St Elizabeth — For over an hour in late afternoon Thursday, cane farmers and sugar workers listened patiently to speeches about Italian spirits giant, Campari Group's, planned closure of the Appleton Sugar Factory here. ... Read More

Cautious approach as south coast reopens
Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Easily among Jamaica's most popular nature-based attractions, YS Falls in northern St Elizabeth reopened to visitors last Tuesday, after a near four-month break triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More

Patricia Duncan Sutherland is the 'Real Deal'

By Kimone Francis Observer senior reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 27 2020    

PATRICIA Duncan Sutherland does not believe her boycott of the March 2 by-election in Clarendon South Eastern will in any way ruin her chance at political office when Jamaicans go to the polls in the near future. Read More

Widow, son of former Mandeville Mayor Cecil Charlton shot and injured

Wednesday, July, 22 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Rose Charlton, the widow of former Mandeville Mayor Cecil Charlton, and her son David were yesterday hospitalised following a brazen gun attack along the George's Valley main road near their family home in the adjoining May Day community. Read More

VIDEO: St Elizabeth teen in need of eye surgery

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 22 2020    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — June 18, 2019 is a day Julian Ebanks will never forget. It was the day her daughter, Akalia Newell, was accidentally struck in the eye by a schoolmate while at her primary school. Read More

Opening of Spanish Town school still on, says Porteous

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 19 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Local representative of the charity group, Christel House International, Sally Porteous, says plans by that organisation for the opening of a school in St Catherine come September remain unchanged, despite the recent death of founder, Christel... Read More

Shaw awaiting briefing on Appleton before commenting

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 17 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Industry, Commerce and Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw says he is waiting to be “properly briefed” before commenting on reports that the Appleton sugar factory in Siloah, northern St Elizabeth, may cut staff or even shut down because of heavy... Read More

Man imprisoned without trial for over 20 years freed

Friday, July, 10 2020    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica—  One week after being granted bail, Abraham Lawrence, the mentally ill man who was imprisoned for over 20 years, this morning walked out of the St Elizabeth parish court a free man. Read More

Driver, cyclist hospitalised after Manchester crash

Friday, July, 10 2020    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Two people have been hospitalised after a car collided with a bicycle along Manchester Road, near Avondale on the outskirts of Mandeville this morning. Read More

Towards a stronger Hanbury community

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 5 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester— Until recently it took Carlton Cochrane two days to cut the grass at the Hanbury Community sports field, using an old-fashioned lawn mower. Read More

Municipal corporation addresses Manchester drainage

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 24 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — For years, business operators, motorists and pedestrians have been inconvenienced whenever there is a downpour of rain on Villa Road in Mandeville, due to flooding caused by inadequate drainage. Read More

It's action time, says new St Elizabeth police chief

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 21 2020    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Insisting she is about “action”, not “pretty talk”, new head of the St Elizabeth police, Deputy Superintendent Narda Simms has pledged to mix good communication, partnerships, and sound tactics in the drive to maintain law and... Read More

Business operators in Treasure Beach hoping for better days

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 14 2020    

TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth – Bartender Saphia Silva thought long and hard when asked how business had been going since bars reopened on May 19, following a lockdown in March caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More



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