North & East

Canadian to invest $12 million in early childhood development

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, June, 25 2018    

CANADIAN Mike Pickersgill is passionate about early childhood education. As a result, he has committed to investing $12 million in early childhood development across Portland. Read More


BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, June, 25 2018    

THE brazen murder of a British couple last Friday sent shock waves throughout the quiet farming community of Mount Pleasant in Portland, leaving some to speculate about the motive for the killings. Read More


Monday, June, 25 2018    

Members of the security forces patrol the streets of Annotto Bay in St Mary, where a curfew was imposed last Wednesday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Read More

Top boys, girls from north-eastern parishes react to GSAT results

Monday, June, 11 2018    

THE results from the final sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) were released last Thursday, signalling the end of an era for the secondary school placement examination. Jamaica Observer North & East writer Everard Owen visited several schools in St Mary and Portland to hear from... Read More

Steer town scholarship recipient vows to get out of poverty

Monday, June, 11 2018    

Shantoy Howard cried tears of joy last Monday when it was announced that she is the 2018 recipient of the Ex-police Officers Association scholarship. Read More

Bellaire II is Jamaica's first safe community

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, June, 11 2018    

RESIDENTS of Bellaire II, a community in Runaway Bay, St Ann, are excited to be living in the country's first 'safe community'. Read More

PHOTO: Maths Champs

Monday, June, 11 2018    

Members of Boundbrook's Mathematics team (front left) Lacie-Ann Ferguson, Trevieka Thompson, Malaika Williams, Renae Henry, and Mikaili Williams pose with their trophies after winning the quiz competition put on by the Port Antonio Area Development Committee, Ministry of Education, Youth and... Read More

'Rich man country'

BY FALON FOLKES Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 28 2018    

A St Mary woman says that she has grown impatient with several government agencies which she believes have failed to put measures in place that would prevent the Pencar River from eroding acres of her land. Read More

Sandals staff makes a difference on Labour Day

Friday, May, 25 2018    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — In a true labour of love, more than 200 managers and team members from Sandals Resorts participated in community, environment and education-related activities — the three pillars of the Sandals Foundation — on Wednesday, Labour... Read More

Teachers heap praises on Sandals Ochi

Friday, May, 18 2018    

TEACHERS from Glowell Preparatory in Portmore, St Catherine, are singing the praises of Sandals Ochi Beach Resort after a recent visit to the property during which the teachers got a chance to let their hair down and enjoy the vaunted Sandals hospitality Read More

St Ann health department opens adolescent clinic

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 14 2018    

The St Ann Health Department has started its adolescent clinic at St Ann's Bay Health Centre in the parish. Read More

Police youth Club partners with churches for health fair

Monday, May, 14 2018    

The Content Gardens Police youth club, in a bid to promote health and wellness among residents in Ocho Rios, partnered with two churches the Blood Bought Church of God and the Restoration House to host a health fair in the community, recently. Read More

Social worker opens aftercare facility in Ocho Rios

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 14 2018    

The issue of parents leaving their young children unattended at nights while they go to functions or work is one that has been plaguing Jamaica for years. And although several children have died as a result, the trend continues. Read More

Fair Prospect women to get free mammograms

Monday, May, 14 2018    

At least 55 women from Fair Prospect in Portland will benefit from free mammograms later this month, following a donation of $250, 000 from the United States-based Caribbean Medical Mission to Jamaica Cancer Society's St Ann/St Mary branch. Read More

Eight years homeless

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 14 2018    

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