North & East

PHOTO: Environment Watch

Monday, August, 6 2018    

Red Lane Spa staff members share a photo opportunity with environmental, health and safety manager at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort Gavin Palmer (centre) after judging the Beaches Ocho Rios recycling competition held recently. (Photo: Renae Dixon) Read More

Teach the Teachers workshop under way in St Ann

Saturday, July, 28 2018    

EDUCATORS in Ocho Rios, St Ann, are learning new techniques to boost literacy rates in language arts and practising new strategies to positively motivate their students and hold them accountable. Read More

Family of boy killed by boulder gets 5-bedroom house

Monday, July, 23 2018    

THE Government has delivered on its promise to provide a house for the family of 12-year-old Raheem Davey, who died when boulders crashed into his Broadgate, St Mary, home on November 11, 2016. Read More

600 cadets being trained as first responders

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 23 2018    

CADETS from across the country and some from the neighbouring Cayman Islands are currently at the College of Agriculture Science and Education (CASE) in Port Antonio, Portland undergoing training for further leadership roles and as community activists. Read More

Ocho Rios Seafood Festival organisers upbeat

Monday, July, 23 2018    

Organisers of the upcoming Ocho Rios Seafood Festival are confident the event will continue to make “further inroads” into the lucrative global gastro-tourism market. Read More

PHOTO: Bushfire alert

Monday, July, 23 2018    

This hillside in Junction, St Mary, was on fire when the Jamaica Observer North & East visited the parish last Wednesday. We hope that it was nothing serious. Read More

'Big loss'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 23 2018    

PERSISTENT drought-like conditions in St Ann and St Mary have crippled agricultural activities there as small farmers suffer heavy losses with the trend of below-average rainfall for the island continuing through to the secondary rainfall season, which started in... Read More

New-look Ocho Rios Fishing Village now listed as a major attraction

Friday, July, 20 2018    

THE Ocho Rios Fishing Village — now referred to as the Ultimate Chill Spot — at Sailor Hole, Main Street, Ocho Rios, St Ann, was officially opened last week Thursday at a fun-filled ceremony at the facility that attracted directors, managers and staff of the Port Authority of... Read More

GG awardee among five newly minted pastors

Friday, July, 20 2018    

ST MARY, Jamaica — Recent governor general awardee for the parish of St Mary, Pastor Gordon Lindsay was among five Adventist ministers ordained into service last Saturday. Read More

Ocho Rios Fishing Village no longer 'unsightly'

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — The transformed Ocho Rios Fishing Village was officially opened on Thursday, with scores of people describing the new look as world-class. Read More

Alligator Head to the rescue

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 9 2018    

A large number of marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and sea birds often become entangled in marine debris —derelict fishing nets, crab pots, packing bands — and suffer injury or death. Read More

PHOTO: Bromley's top student

Monday, July, 9 2018    

Top student at Bromley Primary School in St Mary, Shevaun-Eve Harris, says the Grade Six Achievement Test was a bit challenging, although she managed to score a 96 per cent average. Harris will attend St Mary High School in September. Read More

Flow 'Ball & Blaze' thrills St Thomas with World Cup mania

Monday, July, 9 2018    

Last Friday all roads led to Walkers' Plaza in St Thomas, where telecommunications firm Flow hosted a viewing session of the quarter-final match between Brazil and Belgium in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018. Read More

More PEP concerns

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 9 2018    

A St Mary school is expressing concern about the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination and is calling on the Ministry of Education to revise sections of the placement test following complaints from students who sat the June mock examination. Read More

Keeping Garvey alive in St Ann

Monday, June, 25 2018    

The St Ann Homecoming & Heritage Foundation earlier this month held its seventh annual Marcus Garvey Lecture at the St Ann Parish Library. Read More



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