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Bennett welcomes plans for cricket centre in Middlesex

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth – President of the St Elizabeth Cricket Association Junior Bennett has welcomed plans for the development of a... Read More

JPS pledges electricity stability for Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — For years residents and business operators of this bustling south-central town have had to deal with the debilitating consequences of power outages, sometimes multiple times per day.... Read More

Thumbs up for Mandeville Art Fair
Mandeville , Manchester — The annual Mandeville Art Fair held recently over three days at the St John Bosco Auditorium in Hatfield, just west of here was highly successful, organisers say.... Read More

Relief soon!
Mandeville , Manchester — Phase one of drainage work on Ward Avenue at the intersection with Perth Road, Caledonia Road and Manchester Road close to the commercial centre of this highlands' south-central town should be completed soon.... Read More

CC eye DCup

Monday, November, 19 2018    

May Pen , Clarendon — ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup semi-finalists Clarendon College represent central Jamaica's only hope of schoolboy football glory this year after St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) and Lennon High were eliminated within 24 hours in their respective... Read More

Whylma Spence takes second stint at helm of Mandeville Optimist Club

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 19 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Financial advisor and longtime Optimist, Whylma Spence is leading the Optimist Club of Mandeville for the 2018/19 administrative year. Read More

Hundreds benefit from NCU health fair

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Hundreds of people from communities in Mandeville and its environs received a range of health services during a four-day health and wellness fair hosted recently by Northern Caribbean University (NCU) at its main campus. Read More

Crime in St Elizabeth worries councillors

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Up to last Thursday, November 8, there were 18 murders in St Elizabeth this year compared to 24 for the similar period last year. Read More

Oral Health Month

Monday, November, 5 2018    

Students repeat the theme, “Say Aah, Think Mouth, Think Health” for the Oral Health Month competition held at the Cecil Charlton Hall in Manchester on Monday, October 29. For more than 20 years, the Southern Regional Health Authority has been staging the oral health competition,... Read More

Boosting school leadership

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 5 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — An educator for more than thirty years, now holding the title as LASCO principal of the year and presented with a platform to make greater impact, Howard Salmon recently launched a mentorship programme for colleagues. Read More

Sports and safety coordinators honoured

Monday, November, 5 2018    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — JISCO Alpart Jamaica recently honoured nine long-serving sports coordinators of the Alpart Essex Valley Sports Council (EVSC) and one coordinator of the Alpart Home School Street (HSS) Safety Programme during a luncheon at the Alpart Sports Club. Read More

Centre for special needs children opens in Mocho

Monday, November, 5 2018    

MAY PEN, Clarendon — Children with special needs in Mocho, Clarendon now have access to a state-of-the-art unit that will facilitate development of their academic, behavioural and social skills. Read More

Balancing football and academics at Genesis

Monday, November, 5 2018    

Mandeville, Manchester – It's coming from small beginnings but Andrew Edwards, head of Genesis Football Academy, has big plans for his project to help in the transformation of local football in the years to come. Read More

STETHS advance .

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Monday, November, 5 2018    

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth ญญ– St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) are one of just two daCosta Cup teams that survived the first round of the ISSA Champions Cup, after upsetting defending champions Kingston College 6-5 in sudden death penalties in the repeat... Read More

Step up!

By Alicia Sutherland Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 5 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Two central Jamaica-based researchers have suggested that though Alligator Pond has been targeted from the 1980s by successive governments as a prime area for community tourism, not much progress has been made. Read More



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