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Political reps say 'yes' to JISCo dust control project

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Political representatives are giving a guarded thumbs up to efforts by JISCo Alpart Jamaica to contain dust pollution from the bauxite/alumina waste disposal area referred to locally as the 'red mud lake'. Read More

Manchester custos lauds emergency responders
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The emergency services in this south-central town continue to be commended for their response to last month's massive fire at Heaven's Fesco gas station, which resulted in $100 million in damage.Custos rotulorum for Manchester Garfield...... Read More

Tough times!
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Taxi drivers, vendors and businesses in this south-central town, like many others islandwide, are bemoaning the harsh impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on their livelihood.... Read More

Go, Jermaine!
Jermaine Blackwood, proud past student of Holmwood Technical High School in Christiana, northern Manchester, laid strong claims for a return to the West Indies Test team with outstanding batting in the Caribbean 4-day cricket season which has been suspended after eight rounds because of...... Read More

NCU partners with US university

Monday, March, 23 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Mandeville-based Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has partnered with University of West Georgia (UWG) for an annual debate and communication exchange to benefit communication studies students and debaters. Read More

Everybody 'fraid

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large South/Central Bureau | Monday, March, 23 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Residents of tight-knit Burton Town, in remote Rose Hall, on the steep slopes below Malvern in the Santa Cruz Mountains, freely confess they are afraid. Read More

St Elizabeth told how to fight COVID-19 - hygiene! hygiene! hygiene!

Monday, March, 16 2020    

Black River , St Elizabeth – Those at last Thursday's monthly meeting of the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation were left in no doubt. Read More

No refunds, please, just defer your events, says PC

Monday, March, 16 2020    

Black River, St Elizabeth – The St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation is hoping people whose entertainment permits have been cancelled as a result of the threat posed by COVID-19 will be seeking deferments rather than refunds. Read More

Labour of Love

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau | Monday, March, 9 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Social activist and business operator Wendy Freckleton vividly remembers how she first got caught up in a drive to establish a shelter for the homeless in this south-central town. Read More

Murders the same as last year in Manchester


MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The police are reporting eight murders in this south-central parish since the start of 2020, up to last Thursday. This is the same number as for the similar period last year. Read More

Park Mountain Primary celebrates special week

Monday, March, 9 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Park Mountain Primary School and Infant Department, just west of here, recently celebrated its annual Park Mountain Week under the theme: 'Park Mountain Primary School: paving the pathway to excellence.' Read More

New clothing line for the trendy set launched in Mandeville

BY KATRICH WALKER Observer writer | Monday, March, 9 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Designz by Vas was officially brought to life at Mandeville Hotel where new lines of clothes were showcased and a brief history of the company's development shared. Read More

Too Black to Succeed: The FIN$AC Experience

Monday, March, 9 2020    

The Mandeville-based husband and wife team of Valerie and Alvin Dixon partnered in the publishing of Valerie's tale, which includes their shared experience of what she describes as “the FINSAC debacle”. Read More

Big Up!

Monday, March, 9 2020    

Just two and a half weeks after escaping serious injury in a frightening car crash on Highway 2000, Clarendon native fast bowler Oshane Thomas played a heroic role as West Indies swept Sri Lanka 2-0 in a Twenty20 International series in that country last week. Read More

One more step for Knox nursing and health care students

Monday, March, 9 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — More than 200 student nurses and others being trained in health care at the Cobbla Campus of the Knox Community College in northern Manchester celebrated another step towards professional status recently. Read More


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