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St Mary SE tell why Dunn should win

The Jamaica Observer visited the constituency of St Mary South East where sitting MP Dr Norman Dunn (JLP) is being challenged by . Residents were asked: “Why should your party's candidate win the upcoming election?” Here is how they responded: Read More

Dunn lists accomplishments in St Mary SE
ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary — Sitting Member of Parliament for St Mary South Eastern Dr Norman Dunn is the first to concede that he hasn't completed all the tasks he set out to do in the constituency in his near three years in the seat. However, he says they are high on his to-do list if...... Read More

Voting patterns in St Mary SE since 1989
YEAR JLP PNP NDM UPP1989 Alva Ross 6,476 Harry Douglas 7,3191993 Alva Ross 5,342 Harry Douglas 5,7551997 Don Creary 4,976 Harry Douglas 6,470 Lorane Ferguson 556... Read More

'Soupy' at work
James McPherson, more popularly known as “Soupy”, prepares to share a cup of soup from his pot in Yallahs, St Thomas, yesterday.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)... 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

St Ann Municipal Corporation defends $47-m contract with cleaning company

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 5 2020    

THE St Ann Municipal Corporation has defended its $46.8-million sanitisation contract with a National Contracts Commission (NCC)-approved company for the resort town of Ocho Rios and other areas, to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More

FOOD...is still the call by St Mary residents on lockdown

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 11 2020    

FINANCIALLY devastated and hungry, residents locked down in some St Mary South Eastern communities are calling for food. Read More

Dunn to the rescue

Monday, March, 16 2020    

Three sisters who have spent the past several years living in a house in Annotto Bay, St Mary, which seemed on the verge of collapsing, with a roof which leaks when it rains and no proper sanitary convenience, are finally getting help. Read More

St Ann residents prepare for coronavirus

Monday, March, 16 2020    

Last Friday news came that three of the eight persons confirmed as contracting the coronavirus were being treated at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, but long before that announcement residents of the “Garden Parish” started preparing for the... Read More

COVID-19 rush causes supermarkets in Ocho Rios to ration some items

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 16 2020    

Supermarkets in Ocho Rios have restricted the number of Lysol sprays that each person can purchase in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).In Champion Supermarket, a sign read, “Only one Lysol disinfectant spray per customer.” Read More

Portland gets 66 new JPs

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writter | Monday, March, 16 2020    

Port Antonio, Portland - Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck urged 66 new justices of the peace (JPs) in Portland to refrain from engaging in illicit activities and cooperate with each other, as well as with other justice sector stakeholders, in order to root out wrongdoing and criminality... Read More


Monday, March, 16 2020    

Police Constable T Moncrieffe, is taking no chances with the coronavirus as he places these protective gloves onto his hands before conducting his daily proceedings, in Ochio Rios, St Ann last Wednesday.(Photo: Jason Tulloch)  Read More


BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 16 2020    

Scores of motorists could be putting themselves at risk by travelling along the Junction Road in St Mary during the period when it is officially closed each day. These motorists are being assisted by unscrupulous persons, believed to be employees of the company... Read More

'Ancestral Gardens' opens in Woodside, St Mary

Monday, March, 2 2020    

Woodside, St Mary marks August 1 each year with a gathering of residents and visitors who re-enact the Declaration of Emancipation. Read More


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