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Third Northern Championships set for next Saturday

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

St Mary High School will be aiming to defend the boys' and girls' titles when the Northern Championships track and field meet gets under way at Grizzly's Plantation Grove in Priory, St Ann, next Saturday, January 25. Read More

Building peace and safety

Garfield Myers Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, January, 13 2020    

ALLIGATOR POND, Manchester — There was some disappointment at the modest turnout for a function focused on how best to build peace and safety, at home and beyond. Read More

'We want more jobs'

Monday, January, 6 2020    

A decrease in the unemployment rate is high on the 2020 wish list of some Jamaicans living in the north-eastern end of the island.That is closely followed by residents' hope for a reduction in crime. Read More

'A heavy burden'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 6 2020    

A St Mary mother is seeking assistance for her disabled son, who she says has been unable to consistently attend school because of a lack of resources. Read More

St Ann infirmary gets 10 beds

Monday, January, 6 2020    

Noranda Bauxite's Vice-President and General Manager Delroy Dell (second right) and Councillor Dallas Dickenson (second left) shake hands following Noranda's donation of 10 beds to the infirmary, recently. Also pictured are St Ann's Bay mayor, Councillor Michael Belnavis (left) and St Ann... Read More

High praises - Grange hails Noranda's efforts in sport

Monday, January, 6 2020    

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has lauded Noranda Bauxite for what she said has been an excellent contribution to sports development in St Ann. Read More

'Proud informa'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 6 2020    

The latest appeal for residents to work with the police in a bid to reduce crime in the country was delivered through the video recording of a song which has since gone viral on social media. Read More

'A fitting send-off'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 6 2020    

WHEN business slowed in the construction industry several years ago, carpenter Mervin Davis and his team turned to 'grave shelters' for supplemental income. Read More

St Thomas welcomes their Miss World

Monday, December, 23 2019    

Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh waves to residents of Bath, St Thomas, where she was born, during her visit yesterday. The Jamaican beauty queen was given an extremely warm welcome in the parish which has been in the throes of excitement since she won the crown on December 14 in... Read More

Somerset Falls flows again

Monday, December, 23 2019    

For months, water had not flowed at Somerset Falls in Hope Bay, Portland. Severe drought-like conditions affecting the island had taken a toll on the popular picturesque waterfalls, surrounded by lush green flora. Read More

Piggy's set for Christmas opening after James Bond film donation

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, December, 23 2019    

Piggy's in Port Antonio, Portland, is set to open for Christmas, proprietor Eustas Lindsay has confirmed. Read More

A nursery for crocodiles

BY DENAE Barrett Observer intern | Monday, December, 23 2019    

Before the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) was established in 2001, Lawrence Enriques has been lobbying for the protection of crocodiles in the country.Despite this, the crocodile population continues to decline. Read More

'Home remedy'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 9 2019    

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

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, December, 9 2019    

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!

Monday, December, 9 2019    

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


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