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Rural St Elizabeth schools struggling to reach students

Kasey Williams Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 1 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Poor Internet connectivity and limited access to digital devices for students are causing major headaches for school leaders in deep rural northern St Elizabeth, ahead of the scheduled virtual reopening of schools on Monday. Read More

Le Antonio's Foundation Summer Art Programme winners receive prizes

Thursday, October, 1 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The winners of the inaugural two-week long Le Antonio's Foundation Summer Art Programme were recently awarded at the foundation's head office located in the inner-city community of Railway Lane, Montego... Read More

BETTER PREPARED!

Thursday, October, 1 2020    

MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny - President of the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS), Linvern Wright, says schools across western Jamaica are much more prepared for next week's start of the academic year, when compared to the start of... Read More

Jey-Ann Hayles toast of Grand Palladium back-to-school fair

Thursday, October, 1 2020    

POINT, Hanover - Seventeen-year-old Jey-Ann Hayles, the daughter of Grand Palladium Resorts and Spa bar attendant, Winsome Fairclough, was recently recognised by the hotel for her performance in this year's sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education... Read More

SADLY MISSED

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 1 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The late coach and physical education teacher Dwayne Humphrey, who died of a heart attack at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) last week, will be missed, says Stephen Smith and Sean Rhooms, two of the coaches who... Read More

More questions than answers, JFF

With Paul Reid | Thursday, October, 1 2020    

Sports— football in particular—fans were in for a dose of good news last week when it was announced that the Premier League football competition would start in mid-November, just about six weeks from now. Read More

Digital laryngoscopes for Mandeville Regional Hospital

Sunday, September, 27 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester —The use of three donated digital laryngoscopes valued at $1.2 million over the last two months has greatly assisted medical staff at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, according to Alwyn Miller, chief executive officer at the hospital. Read More

St Elizabeth, Manchester high schools ready for October 5 online classes

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 27 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Long before the Ministry of Education's plan to use a cloud-based learning management system, some schools in Manchester and St Elizabeth expanded on their virtual classes to accommodate students due to the onset of the... Read More

'COVID is no joke'

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large, South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 25 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Christopher Williams won't readily forget Sunday, August 23. Read More

Senator Janice Allen wants to hit the ground running

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 24 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - NEWLY minted Opposition Senator Janice Allen, who was on Monday named spokesperson on tourism by Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips, says she is ready to take on her new role. Read More

Cornwall College takes National Tourism Debate trophy

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large | Thursday, September, 24 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Montego Bay based-Cornwall College recently emerged winners of the 2020 renewal of the National Tourism Debate after defeating Jamaica College in the final, which was for the first time conducted using the videoconferencing tool ... Read More

Spike in rape cases in Trelawny worries senior cop

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 24 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Commanding officer for the Trelawny Police Division Superintendent Kirk Ricketts has expressed concern about the spike in rape cases even as the parish has seen a 30 per cent decline in major crimes. Read More

PNP councillor joins call for removal of tax from laptops, tablets

BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer writer | Thursday, September, 24 2020    

LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland Ian Myles, the People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Little London Division in Westmoreland, has joined the growing calls for the removal of import duty on laptop computers and tablets so as to make the equipment... Read More

Keeping our fingers crossed for live sports

By: Paul Reid | Thursday, September, 24 2020    

Even as most of Jamaica's locally-based sportsmen and women at the high school and club level continue to wait for the resumption of sports since the break in March out of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, sports in other parts of the globe are inching their way... Read More

Sandals, Beaches resorts

Thursday, September, 24 2020    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland - Housekeeping team members across all operating Sandals and Beaches Resorts in Jamaica, Barbados, Saint Lucia and Antigua were last week treated to a spate of celebratory events in recognition of International Housekeepers Week. Read More



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