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Happy Grove High resumes face-to-face classes, despite challenges

HECTORS RIVER, Portland — Happy Grove High will resume face-to-face classes this morning after meeting COVID-19 safety standards required by the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Read More

Constable Conroy Miller of the Annotto bay Police Station, receives the Icons Trophy from medical practitioner Dr Alekya Daram, after he was chosen as the station's Policeman of the Year earlier in January. ... Read More

St Ann's Bay Hospital staff angry over alleged COVID-19 incentives denial
STAFF at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital (SABRH) are furious over alleged denial of COVID-19 incentives by hospital CEO Dennis Morgan.... Read More

Indian mission, Icons join forces to distribute COVID-19 items in schools
THE High Commission of India, Kingston, Jamaica on Friday provided medical equipment including masks, sanitisers, swabs, among other items, for local schools in St Mary through social service group, Icons of Annotto Bay.... Read More

Icons assist needy children with tablets, other school supplies

Monday, January, 4 2021    

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary – Charity organisation, Icons of Annotto Bay, with the help of sponsors, successfully treated needy pupils and students from institutions in St Mary and Portland with school-based items on New Year's Day. Read More

Men living under St Mary bridge hoping for better year

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 3 2021    

They have been living under a bridge longer than even they can remember. Read More


Sunday, January, 3 2021    

Motorists utilise the only option they have of negotiating fierce potholes by going extremely slowly along the Junction road, near Castleton Gardens in St Mary, on New Year's Day. For several weeks the road surface has been proving challenging to drivers utilising the busy thoroughfare, with... Read More

Icons of Annotto Bay treat St Mary Infirmary residents to lunch

Sunday, January, 3 2021    

The St Mary Infirmary was the latest stop on the road of benevolence for charity group Icons of Annotto Bay, with the donation of lunches to residents and staff to mark the new year. Read More

Portland businessman hopes for quick tourism revival

Sunday, November, 29 2020    

“Battered and bruised” by the fallout from the novel coronavirus, which has basically crippled every sector locally, businessman Telef “Peter” Hall is optimistic about a revival in tourism for his beloved Port Antonio. Read More

TitchfieId High honours beloved former principal

Monday, November, 16 2020    

The main driveway at Titchfield High School in Port Antonio, Portland, has been officially named the Lloyd O Chin Drive, in honour of one of the key personalities behind the success of the 234-year-old institution, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reported... Read More

'Flood out!'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 9 2020    

DISTRAUGHT residents of Nine Miles, Bull Bay, in St Andrew, are blaming yesterday's widespread flooding of several houses in the community on substandard desilting work being done by men in the channels of the Chalky River. Read More

'Rain mash up everything'

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendricks@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 7 2020    

Farmers in Hordley Crossing, St Thomas, say they are losing big as flood rains dumped on the island by the outer bands of tropical storms Zeta and Eta have devastated their crops and killed livestock. Read More

Logwood, Swamp Road residents fearful

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

Residents of Logwood and Swamp Road districts in St Thomas were on edge yesterday morning after floodwaters surged through their communities, downing trees and triggering landslides along roads. Read More

Flooded roads, land slippage in Portland

Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

Rain from the outer bands of Hurricane Eta continued to impact Jamaica yesterday, resulting in flooded roads and land slippage on the Craig Mill main road, which has been reduced to single-lane traffic.(Photos: Everard Owen) Read More

$5-m drug bust in Portland after car crash

Wednesday, November, 4 2020    

Ganja with a street value of more than $5 million was seized by police in Buff Bay, Portland, yesterday morning from a motor car that was involved in a two-vehicle crash. Read More


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