North & East

59 road deaths

Monday, January, 7 2019    

FIFTY-NINE people died as a result of injuries they sustained in road crashes across northern and eastern parishes last year, a report from the Ministry of Transport and Mining's Road Safety Unit (RSU) has outlined. Read More

PHOTO: Facelift

Monday, January, 7 2019    

Hoolebury Primary School in Scarlett Hall, St Ann gets a much-needed facelift. Read More

Portland families get early Christmas gifts

Monday, December, 24 2018    

ON December 16, Herboo Corporation Limited visited 18 families in Port Antonio, Portland, where groceries were distributed as part of the start-up company's Christmas project. Here are some highlights: Read More

Diamond residents to be relocated in 2019

Monday, December, 24 2018    

IF Member of Parliament for Portland Western Daryl Vaz has his way, residents of Diamond, an informal settlement in Buff Bay, will be relocated to the Lennox community by next year. Read More

St Mary shines

Monday, December, 24 2018    

Owen Speid (left), president-elect, Jamaica Teachers' Association, presents the Principal of the Year Finalist plaque to Evorine Henry-Tracey, principal at Brimmer Vale High School in St Mary, during the 2018 LASCO Ministry of Education, Youth & Information Teacher and Principal of... Read More

10 years no job …now entrepreneur

BY KIMONE EDWARDS Observer writer | Monday, December, 24 2018    

FOR more than 10 years, Bellinda Hall sat at home doing nothing. She was unemployed and destitute.That changed, however, when the 43-year-old woman said sat back and remembered how diligently her mother worked to put food on the table. Read More

Jeffrey Town women can do it all

Monday, December, 10 2018    

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

Monday, December, 10 2018    

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

Monday, December, 10 2018    

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

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 10 2018    

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 dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | 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 dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | 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

Desperate!

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



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