North & East

'Home remedy'

A St Mary woman who was convinced that three of her family members contracted the dengue virus took matters into her own hands, administering “home remedy” which she claimed has cured them. Read More

Charles Town Primary student tops SDC public speaking competition
Ariana Bryan of Charles Town Primary School was last Tuesday crowned parish Champion in the Portland Social Development Commission (SDC) Junior Public Speaking Competition.The competition was held at SDC's office in Port Antonio.... Read More

Portland champions!
Port Antonio Primary on Friday defeated Manchioneal All Age 7-0 in the Portland INSPORTS Football final at Carder Park Complex with braces from Keandle Wilson, Tairese Wilson and Michael Jewell. The team will move on to represent Portland in the National INSPORTS Primary Schools Championships in...... Read More

Rafters restless
RAFTERS in St Margaret's Bay, east Portland, are forecasting a bleak Christmas as revenues over the last three years have virtually dried up, signalling the need for “better marketing strategies”, they say.The group of mostly men, some whose careers span...... Read More

Ocho Rios poised for record cruiseship arrivals

Monday, November, 25 2019    

Ocho Rios is posed for a record 2019/2020 cruiseship season with some of the largest vessels in the world scheduled to call at the resort town.Some 15 vessels have stopped in Ocho Rios since the start of November. Read More

15 CASE students to study agriculture in Israel

Monday, November, 25 2019    

Fifteen students from the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) will head to Israel today for an 11-month agricultural training programme. Read More

$109-m contract signed for new Yallas Fire Station

Monday, November, 25 2019    

Residents of Yallahs in St Thomas will have a new fire station by August next year.This follows the signing of a $109.49-million contract for construction of the facility last Friday at Jamaica House. Read More


Monday, November, 25 2019    

Students of Oracabessa Primary school in St Mary jump over a puddle as they make their way home. (Photo: Jason Tulloch) Read More

A cry for help

Monday, November, 25 2019    

AN elderly woman of Lloyd's Pen in Yallahs, St Thomas, is appealing for assistance to rebuild her home, after fire ravaged the three-bedroom wooden structure early last year. Read More

PHOTO: 'Ochi' ready

Monday, November, 25 2019    

Ocho Rios St Ann is poised for record 2019/2020 cruiseship season with some of the largest vessels in the world scheduled to call at the resort town. Read More

'It's wonderful'

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, November, 11 2019    

Residents of Ginger House in east Portland are expressing satisfaction following the installation of a new swing bridge. Read More

$30 million for Tom's Hope

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, November, 11 2019    

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has announced that plans are in place to repair the main road and bridge at Tom's Hope in the Rio Grande Valley, east Portland. Read More

PHOTO: Champions!

Monday, November, 11 2019    

Summer Hill CC of Brown's Town, St Ann, defeated Links CC of Alexandria in an exciting St Ann Premiere League Champion of Champions Final on Sunday, November 3 at Port Rhoades Sports Club, Discovery Bay,  to win the 2019 Noranda Cup for the parish cricket competition. Read More

Principal turned politician

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter | Monday, November, 11 2019    

PRINCIPAL of Yallahs High School in St Thomas Mark Malabver is set to enter representational politics after 19 years as an educator. Read More

Ferguson appeals to Diaspora for St Thomas support

Sunday, November, 3 2019    

Member of Parliament for St Thomas Eastern Dr Fenton Ferguson has challenged members of the alumni association of the Morant Bay High School to lead the march to achieve further development in that section of eastern Jamaica. Read More


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