Crocodile watching - Reptile named 'Phillip' an attraction in Leith Hall

The crocodile which has
been living in a canal in
Port Morant, St Thomas
rises partially to the
surface. (PHOTO:

Viewing a crocodile living in a canal along the main road in Leith Hall, St Thomas has become a favourite past time for some of this rural community's residents who have affectionately named the reptile 'Phillip'. The crocodile has been living in that body of water ever since it was a hatchling, ac ... Read More

(From left) We Care board member, Candis Craig; CEO of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH)
Anthony Smikle; Matron Gillian Ledgister; Roger Lyn, marketing manager of Rainforest Seafoods;
Dr Winston Jadusingh; Denny Chandiram, We Care board member; and Brian Jardim, CEO
Rainforest at last week’s cheque handing-over ceremony at the CRH. (PHOTO: PHILP LEMONTE) Cornwall Regional gets $8.5 m from third Rainforest Seafood Festival
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Rainforest Seafoods last week presented the We Care for Cornwall Regio ... Read More

Members of the Dental team at work at the Ocho Rios Baptist church. Great Shape brings great smiles
Veronica Cousins could hardly contain her excitement on becoming the recipient of an anterior stay p ... Read More

The Rowlandsfield Health Centre in St. Thomas, which was recently refurbished at a cost of
$13.9 million. An upgraded Rowlandsfield Health Centre to offer more services
THOUSANDS of residents of Rowlandsfield and surrounding districts in St Thomas now have access to im ... Read More

Ocho Rios students among beneficiaries of Sandals Foundation environmental programme

Monday, October 12, 2015    

Dr Harvey addresses students.

SANDALS Foundation has partnered with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and CARIBSAVE to implement the Save our Seas, Schools Programme which is expected to run in 40 schools in the 10 regions of the Caribbean where the Sandals Foundation operates. The programme was launched at Beaches Ocho Rios last month. Schools in the Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril, and Whitehouse areas are expected to benefit from the programme which will educate students on protecting the environment, particularly marine l ... Read More

1,000 St Ann residents to benefit from MP's second chance initiative

Monday, October 12, 2015    

Dayton Campbell (file photo)

OVER 1,000 persons are said to have registered for North West St Ann Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell's Second Chance Initiative aimed at giving adults in his constituency a second chance at education. Addressing last month's orientation exercise at St Hilda's Diocesan High in Brown's Town for the programme which is now in its third year, Dr Campbell said education was the way forward. He encouraged the youth to make use of the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty. "No politi ... Read More

Portland Credit Union gives back big with scholarships

Monday, October 12, 2015    

Ricardo Allen receives a cheque from Howard Paulwell.

THE Portland Credit Union recently awarded scholarships valued at $800,000 to students at secondary and tertiary levels. Assistant General Manager of the credit union Melvine Berry said this year's scholarship fund reflects an increase of 12 per cent over last year. Speaking at the recent ceremony in Port Antonio to present recipients with their cheques, Berry urged the students to make use of the assistance. The awardees are children of parents who are members of the credit union. Twenty st ... Read More

PHOTOS: Rural Routes - October 12

Monday, October 12, 2015    

These students of Logwood Basic School in St Thomas smile for the camera.

These students of Logwood Basic School in St Thomas smile for the camera. This farmer is all smiles as he proudly shows off the fruits of his labour at the Port Antonio market in Portland recently. This rider demonstrate the versatility of a motorcycle in transporting various types of goods as he travelled through St Thomas This guinep vendor does brisk business in Manchioneal Portland The owner of some of these mongrel dogs ride on as they engaged in a fight with other dogs along the busy m ... Read More

Police hold Hanover massacre suspect

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter | Sunday, October 11, 2015    

Minister of National Security Peter Bunting meets residents of Campbellton, Hanover. (PHOTOS: PHILP LEMONTE)

CAMPBELLTON, Hanover — The police have in their custody one of the prime suspects fingered in Thursday night's bloodbath in this rural community, where 10 members of a family were shot, six fatally, by gunmen who sprayed bullets on their five-bedroom board house, then firebombed it. The suspect was handed over to the police by a relative late Friday afternoon, after the police went to his home and did not find him. Reports say that the police were preparing the process for an interrogatio ... Read More

Prison not the answer, says Holness

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Sunday, October 11, 2015    

HOLNESS ... the essence of prison reform is not to build more

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Alleging that the current People's National Party (PNP) administration is a "spineless government that will sell you out" Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness has reiterated his party's objection to a proposed prisoner transfer deal with Britain. Holness told enthusiastic Labourites at the latest of a series of 'Poverty to Prosperity' meetings late Thursday that while the proposed deal involving the building of a modern maximum security prison would ... Read More

New private hospital opens in Western Jamaica

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Saturday, October 10, 2015    

Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill (third left) and Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson (third right) participate in the ribboncutting
ceremony to signal the opening of the $2.3-billion private hospital by Hospiten in Rose Hall, St James, yesterday. Also
pictured from left are: Pedro Luis Cobiella Jnr, Diana Cobiella, Dr Pedro Luis Cobiella Snr, Juan Jose Hernandez and Dr Rafael
Cobiella, all of the Hospiten group.

ROSE HALL, St James -Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill says the much touted health tourism has received a major boost with yesterday's official opening of a $2.3 billion private hospital by the Spanish-owned group, Hospiten. The facility will cater to international visitors and Jamaicans alike. "I want to say today is an important day and we are living in an important time in Jamaica. Because for years we have been talking about the different areas that we are going to work on and one of t ... Read More

Spike in Hanover murders linked to lottery scam players

Saturday, October 10, 2015    

THOMPSON… number extremely high

THE police have linked a spike in murders committed in the western parish of Hanover to criminals involved in the lottery scam. Assistant Commissioner of Police Assan Thompson said that a total of 46 murders have been committed in the parish since the start of the year. "This (number of murders), we believe, is extremely high. In fact, it is the first in the history of the JCF (Jamaica Constabulary Force) since we have been keeping records on murder that the parish ( Hanover) would have record ... Read More

Former JLP Mayor Floyd Patterson crosses floor

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Friday, October 09, 2015    

selection took
place and I was
thrown aside

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Former Port Antonio Mayor Floyd Patterson crossed the floor of the Portland Parish Council yesterday to join the ruling People's National Party (PNP). Patterson, who was the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) representative for the St Margaret's Bay Division, had not enjoyed a good relationship with Portland Western Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz. A few months ago, Patterson lost a selection exercise to Steven Williams, who will now represent the JLP in the division. " ... Read More

Chaplain to Queen of England, House of Commons honoured by MoBay High Alumnae Association

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Past students of Montego Bay High School and members of MBHSAA of New York pose for a
photo during the recent fund-raiser in New York.

NEW YORK, USA — The Montego Bay High School Alumnae Association of New York (MBHSAA of NY) hosted its 2nd annual fund-raising events recently with over 500 Montego Bay High School (MBHS) alumnae storming New York city to reconnect. The highlight of the event was celebrating their distinguished alumna Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, chaplain to the Queen of England and the House of Commons, whose journey from her humble background in Montego Bay to her current role at Westminster Abby and The Hous ... Read More



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