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‘Don’t cry over nurses leaving; train more,’ says educator

Striping is meant as recognition of students’ progress in nursing courses at Knox Community College.

Mandeville, Manchester — Rather than responding to a migration-spurred shortage of trained registered nurses as if the “sky is falling”, Jamaican authorities should be concentrating on training more nurses, says principal of the Knox Community College, Dr Gordon Cowans. Furthermo ... Read More

Friendship and culture on display. Jamaica Day @ Manchester High School
MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Schools at all levels of the education system celebrated Jamaica Day on Fri ... Read More

Jamaica Day was fun at Sacred Heart Academy (Photos: McKoy Patterson) Jamaica Day at Sacred Heart
Mandeville, Manchester — In line with tradition, Jamaica Day celebrations at the Roman Catholi ... Read More

Olympian Deon Hemmings (left) makes a presentation to Dr Paul Auden for outstanding service to athletics and sports medicine during the PUMA/JAAA development meet at the Kirkvine Sports Club. Veteran sports administrator and former president of the JAAA, Pat Anderson, is at centre. (Photo: Carl Levy) Pat Anderson wants all-weather track at Kirkvine
Mandeville, Manchester — Veteran sports administrator and former president of the JAAA Pat And ... Read More

PHOTO: Juici Big Driva

Monday, February 27, 2017    

Jukie Chin (second left) chief exceative officer of Juici Patties congratulates Lascelles Gyles winner of the JuiciBigDriva promotion at Clarendon Park last Friday. Sharing the moment are Karen Rosen (left) group marketing manager Wisynco Group and Michaela Francis, brand marketing manager at Coca Cola. Gyles walked away with a new 2017 Nissan Xtrail SUV after entering the competition from the Bog Walk Juici Patty location. Customers were asked to purchase four Juici patties and two Coca Cola 591ml to enter. The grand prize also included one-year free insurance and a year’s supply of gas from Total Jamaica. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Jukie Chin (second left) chief exceative officer of Juici Patties congratulates Lascelles Gyles winner of the JuiciBigDriva promotion at Clarendon Park last Friday. Sharing the moment are Karen Rosen (left) group marketing manager Wisynco Group and Michaela Francis, brand marketing manager at Coca Cola. Gyles walked away with a new 2017 Nissan Xtrail SUV after entering the competition from the Bog Walk Juici Patty location. Customers were asked to purchase four Juici patties and two Coca Cola 59 ... Read More

STETHS Grand Prix

Monday, February 27, 2017    

Photo: Digicel

Digicel’s Head of Public Relations, Elon Parkinson (red shirt), presents a symbolic cheque for $250,000 to the STETHS Boys’ track team, for taking first place in the Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championships at Western Champs in Montego Bay recently. STETHS girls won $100,000 for second place in the women’s category. Read More

PHOTO: BLESS THEIR HEARTS

Monday, February 27, 2017    

Photo: McKoy Patterson

These two five-year-olds share their love of country on Jamaica Day at Sacred Heart Academy in Christiana, Manchester. (Photo: McKoy Patterson) Read More

PHOTO: Go Edwin!

Monday, February 27, 2017    

Bryan Cummings

Northern Clarendon school Edwin Allen High dominated the girls’ competition at the Gibson McCook Relays in Kingston on Saturday. Among their more impressive performances was a spectacular victory in the Class Three 4x100 metres, clocking 44.91 seconds to erase Holmwood Technical’s 2011 record of 45.77. Photo shows the Edwin Allen High team completing their final changeover in that event. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Read More

Help for the disabled

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February 27, 2017    

Reverend Dr  Derrick Martin blessing the new vehicle

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — It’s readily accepted that ambulances are crucial in the delivery of emergency services offered by the voluntary relief organisation Red Cross. However, acting on the observation that more could be done particularly for people with disabilities, the Manchester branch of the Jamaica Red Cross has acquired what is termed a “specialised wheelchair vehicle”. The addition of that vehicle allows the Red Cross to help beyond the emergency services, as ... Read More

Westmoreland pair found dead in cane field

Friday, February 24, 2017    

The bullet-riddled bodies of a man and woman were on Wednesday found in a cane field in Mount Eagle, Westmoreland, with their hands and feet bound. Police say the deceased have been identified as 47-year-old Mark Walker, otherwise called ‘Tallist’, and Tanisha Buchanan, otherwise called ‘TanTan’, both of Crowder district, Grange Hill in the parish. Reports from the Morgan’s Bridge police are that residents discovered the bodies about 4:45 pm and summoned them. Th ... Read More

Today for you, tomorrow for me, Mr Butler

Paul Reid | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

The Jamaican football establishment has come under serious attack in the past few weeks from well-known antagonist Craig Bulter, the owner of the Phoenix Academy and agent of Leon Bailey, one of the brightest prospects in European football. Bailey, who was born and bred in Kingston, made his European Champions League debut on Tuesday for German club Bayer Leverkusen after moving in the January transfer window from Belgian club Genk, which he led in scoring in the Europa League. The sky is th ... Read More

PHOTO — Champs

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Photo: Alan Lewin

Member of Parliament for St James North Western Dr Horace Chang (front, right) presents Jason Edwards (front, left), the captain of the victorious Army football team, with the Norwood five-aside championship trophy at the Norwood Multi-purpose Court on Sunday. Army defeated Hurricane 3-2 on penalties, after both teams had played to a 1-1 scoreline at full time. Some 18 teams participated in the competition which was sponsored by the Norwood Achievers Youth Club and Dr Chang’s Constituency ... Read More

Rainforest Seafood Festival provides $25m for Cornwall Regional Hospital

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

The Cornwall Regional Hospital has benefited from some $25 million from proceeds raised from three stagings of the Rainforest Seafood Festival, which was first held in 2013. The financial benefits that the hospital has reaped from the partnership with the family festival, held at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, has positively impacted the standard of service offered at the health care facility, according to the hospital’s CEO Anthony Smikle. He said that the much ... Read More

PHOTO: Cornwall College victory

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Photo: Paul Reid

Washington Brown (right) anchors the Cornwall College Class 1 4x100m team to victory in Saturday’s COCAA/Digicel Western Championships at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. The Cornwall College team clocked 41.35 seconds and were followed by Green Island and Petersfield High. (Photo:Paul Reid) Read More



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