North & East

St Ann honours 7 including handcart operator

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 29 2018    

THE St Ann Municipal Corporation on October 15 honoured seven outstanding residents for their contribution to various sectors in the parish. Read More

Port Antonio Hospital's X-ray department gets $25.8-m upgrade

Monday, October, 29 2018    

THE newly refurbished X-ray (x-radiation) Department at the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland was reopened last Thursday. Read More

Thousands benefit from vision, oral health programme in St Ann

Monday, October, 29 2018    

GREAT Shape! Inc, a United States (US)-based non-profit organisation, continues to give thousands of Jamaicans brighter smiles and clearer vision through its free optical and oral health programmes. Read More

PHOTO: 90's gift

Monday, October, 29 2018    

Members of the St Mary High School class of 1990 last Monday presented a cheque of $250,000 to school Principal Jullett Frazer-Sadaar (fourth left) to assist 27 students preparing to sit the upcoming Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education... Read More

York Castle 5k a success — alumni president

Monday, October, 29 2018    

PRESIDENT of the York Castle Alumni Jennifer Small has declared the inaugural Lasco iCool Water York Castle 5k Run/Walk a major success.“It was well supported! Parents, running clubs and schools from St Ann supported the [5k],” Small said. Read More

PHOTO: 'Hard road to travel'

Monday, October, 29 2018    

Residents of Norwich Heights in Port Antonio, Portland, take a break from repairing a section of the main road which runs through the community. Read More

PHOTO: Destitute

Monday, October, 29 2018    

These homeless people were spotted sleeping by the clock in Port Antonio square in Portland, last week. We hope that they will get the help they deserve. Statistics in 2016 indicated that there had been a 26 per cent jump in the number of homeless people across the island between 2012 and March... Read More

Schools doubling up

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 29 2018    

A rural school principal is expressing frustration with the Ministry of Education as the school struggles to cope with limited teachers. Read More

A bridge is on the way

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The foundation for the bridge promised to residents of Chesterfield in Castleton, St Mary, is being installed. Holes have so far been drilled and steel reinforcement placed. In August 2017, People's National Party Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Winston Green died, leaving the St Mary South Eastern... Read More

Women embrace farming technology in St Ann

Monday, October, 15 2018    

A recent meeting of greenhouse farmers in Water Valley, Alexandria, St Ann, revealed that a large number of women are embracing farming technologies. Read More

Joint venture agreement for Morant Bay Urban Centre approved

Monday, October, 15 2018    

A joint venture agreement for the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St Thomas has been approved by Cabinet. Read More

TSO draws crowd in north & eastern Jamaica

Monday, October, 15 2018    

IT was very difficult to move through the aisles of stores two Thursdays ago as the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO) got under way across the island. Read More

St Ann educator receives CD today

Monday, October, 15 2018    

EDUCATOR, 92-year-old Dr Joyce Louise Glasgow, will be recognised for her contribution to science education in Jamaica and internationally, during the 2018 national honours and awards ceremony at King's House today. She will be invested in the Order of Distinction in the Rank of... Read More

Port Antonio High hosts health and wellness day

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The Port Antonio High School in Portland, last Thursday, hosted a Health and Wellness Day at its auditorium for staff. Read More

St Ann councillors urge JPS to address street light issue

Monday, October, 15 2018    

THE lack of street lights is a major issue which continues to plague a number of St Ann communities. Read More



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