North & East

Jeffrey Town women can do it all

WIDESPREAD unemployment and a lack of male presence in some households in Jeffrey Town, St Mary, drove the idea of a women's group, the backbone of Jet Town Products, to fruition four years ago. Read More

23 gang members apprehended in St Mary, St Ann, Portland
MINISTER of National Security Dr Horace Chang has commended members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for continuing to “take the fight” to gangs in communities across the island.... Read More

Highgate Primary crowned Stanley Amritt champions
Highgate Primary School were crowned Stanley Amritt Primary School football champions after defeating Lewisburg Primary School 2-0 on Friday at the Richmond Community Centre football field in St Mary.... Read More

Food for Jamaica
THE passage of Hurricane Ivan along Jamaica's south coast in September 2004 left residents in Jeffrey Town, St Mary, without food for weeks.... Read More

Unfertilised food key to long life, says centenarian

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, November, 26 2018    

ALFRED Patterson spends most of his time in the House of the Lord. Read More

Committed teachers

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, November, 26 2018    

PRINCIPAL of Horace Clarke High School in Islington, St Mary, Christopher Walker says the school has been seeing significant improvement in academics despite numerous setbacks due to limited resources. Read More

Horace Clarke guidance counsellors working to boost student morale

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, November, 26 2018    

THE guidance counselling department at Horace Clarke High School in St Mary is very busy on any given day of the week. Read More

PHOTO: Closed for construction

Monday, November, 26 2018    

Main Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann, is closed for construction. Some $160 million was allocated to upgrade the road as part of the multimillion-dollar redevelopment project being undertaken by the Urban Development Corporation in the resort town. Read More


Monday, November, 26 2018    

LESTER Griffiths needs help.The 83-year-old man is living in poor conditions and has not been in contact with relatives for years, triggering severe depression and anxiety in him. The story never gets old, although the former St Ann Municipal Corporation employee has been living below... Read More

Big support for Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, November, 12 2018    

OVER 5000 students from across the island, along with their teachers and parents, attended the 19th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival in Brown's Town, St Ann, last Thursday. Read More

Showcasing Discovery Bay

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, November, 12 2018    

RETIRED teacher Evadne Scarlett last month partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Discovery Bay to put on Discovery Bay's first small business exposition. Read More

Celebrating JAMAICA

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Teachers at Bethesda Basic School in Portland, Yanique White (left) and Donnalea Brown (right), interact with students on Jamaica Day. (Photo: Everard Owen) Read More

Maroon herbalist breaks down the bush

Monday, November, 12 2018    

MANY Jamaicans opt to use alternative medicine to treat both communicable and non-communicable diseases when diagnosed or to use it to complement conventional medicine. Read More

PHOTO: Maroons today

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Charles Town Maroon Acting Colonel Marcia Douglas shows off the Asafu yard. This is where Maroon business is conducted. Read More

The Charles Town Maroons today

Monday, November, 12 2018    

THE Charles Town Maroons occupied Crawford Town high in the Blue Mountains before signing the peace treaty with the British when they moved down to Charles Town on the Buff Bay River. They remain there today. The then leader of the group was Nanny's captain, Quao. Today they are led by... Read More




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