North & East

Portland Credit Union gives a helping hand to students

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, September, 16 2019    

The Portland Cooperative Credit Union has handed out approximately $1.5 million in grants to 78 students in the parish. Read More

Champion farmer beating the drought

BY SHANAE STEWART Staff Reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 16 2019    

The extensive drought affecting most of the island has left several farmers facing ruin but Michelle Black, who was crowned Champion Farmer at the recent 67th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show has found a way to beat the heat. Read More

Tough on Titchfield

Monday, September, 16 2019    

After opening the 2019 ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup season with a two-nil victory over Fair Prospect at Carder Park last week, Titchfield High were brought back down to earth on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to Port Antonio. Read More

PAINFUL BLOW!

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, September, 16 2019    

MOUNT OAKLEY, Portland — A man and his son are now homeless after fire, sparked by a lightning strike, destroyed their two-bedroom house in this district last Tuesday morning. Read More

'Give us more money'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 2 2019    

PRINCIPAL of Yallahs High School in St Thomas Mark Malabver is calling on the Ministry of Education to provide more resources to rural and non-traditional schools, noting that for too long these institutions have been neglected. Read More

North, east competitors win big at PAN 2019 Regional 1

Monday, September, 2 2019    

Competitors from northern and eastern parishes were big winners at PAN 2019 Regional 1, held at Folly Oval in Portland.The event saw more than 6,000 patrons in attendance. Read More

Hundreds benefit from back-to-school fair in Portland

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, September, 2 2019    

More than 1,000 students from the Fairy Hill and Zion Hill communities in Portland benefitted from the Bright Hope Foundation back-to-school treat held two Saturdays ago at Zion Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Read More

Gloria's new location

Monday, September, 2 2019    

Gloria's Restaurant chain is set to officially open its third location at Island Village in Ocho Rios, St Ann, on Wednesday. Read More

PHOTO: Big win!

Monday, September, 2 2019    

Denton Gordon, winner of PAN 2019 Regional 1, is flanked by CB mascot Chikky and Nicole Hall, assistant brand manager CB Foods. Read More

'Rocky start'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 2 2019    

YALLAHS High School in western St Thomas has been staggered by the resignations of six teachers just before the start of the new academic year today. Read More

'I hope he will never die'

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, August, 19 2019    

Family and friends gathered at Dalvey Primary School, in St Thomas, to celebrate with centenarian Albert George 'Mass Cappy' Lynch. Read More

PAN 2019 Regional 1 set for Folly Oval

Monday, August, 19 2019    

Twenty pan chicken vendors from North and Eastern parishes will be among 35 competing in PAN 2019 Regional 1 at Folly Oval in Portland, which kicks off the annual series this Saturday. Read More

$1.5 million in scholarship for St Mary students

Monday, August, 19 2019    

Six St Mary students pursuing tertiary education in the upcoming academic year will benefit from scholarships amounting to $1.5 million from the Sydney A Phillips Scholarship Trust Fund. Read More

BMX riding and skate park coming to Boston

Monday, August, 19 2019    

A new BMX riding and skatepark is set to open next month in Boston, Portland, the first of its kind in the eastern end of the island, organiser and former professional BMX rider Darryl Munroe has said. Read More

Blind cop rises

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, August, 19 2019    

WHEN Rohan Brown met in a motor vehicle accident in 1995, life as he knew it would change.The injuries he sustained, at the time, were minor with occasional headaches. Read More



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