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Certification upgrade for 128 basic school teachers

Sunday, April, 23 2017    

May Pen, Clarendon — One hundred and twenty-eight early childhood practitioners from Clarendon and Manchester recently completed a year-long teacher certification course through the Advancing Childhood Education Programme (ACEP). Read More

Men Who Cook set for April 30

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 23 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Establishing a pathology lab for the Southern Health Region, which serves public hospitals and clinics in Manchester, St Elizabeth and Clarendon is high on the agenda of the Lions Club of Mandeville. Read More

Scotiabank’s cocktails and conversations

Sunday, April, 23 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Scotiabank took time out on March 16 to treat "premium banking" clients here to an intimate evening with members of the division. Read More

Slow down!

Sunday, April, 23 2017    

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Local police are expressing extreme concern at an upsurge in fatal and other serious motor vehicle crashes on the main road from Santa Cruz to Lacovia since it was resurfaced a few months ago. Read More

Sutherland Global named Business of the Year

Sunday, April, 23 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce (MCC) Business Awards function. Read More

Not satisfied!    

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 21 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Family members of 27-year-old Federhori McIntosh, who was killed in a bizarre accident at RIU Reggae in Ironshore, St James on Thursday, have expressed disappointment at the hotel’s handling of the tragedy. Read More

Teachers urged to remember principles of JTA

Friday, April, 21 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Howard Isaacs has urged members to constantly remind themselves of the principles under which the association was formed. Read More

Get Typsy for Burwood Beach

Thursday, April, 13 2017    

The Kreative Events-produced Get Typsy party is expected to transform the spacious Burwood Beach in Trelawny into a sea of red and white on Good Friday. Read More

Chukka Good Hope gets US$4-m adventure park

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, April, 13 2017    

GOOD HOPE, Trelawny - Chukka Good Hope has ratcheted up its attraction experience with the latest addition of a US$4-million adventure park. Read More

New season for Robin’s River greenhouse

Wednesday, April, 12 2017    

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Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College to house $62-m infant school and diagnostic centre

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer GRANVILLE, St James | Wednesday, April, 12 2017    

Principal of the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College Dr Lorna Gow-Morrison says the $62- million diagnostic centre and infant school to be constructed at the college will make special education more accessible to western Jamaica residents. Read More

Friends of Clark’s Town to stage run/walk for school

Wednesday, April, 12 2017    

The Friends of Clark’s Town Charity Foundation in collaboration with the administration of the Clark’s Town Primary School will stage its inaugural Five-mile Run/Walk on Saturday, commencing at 6:00 am. Read More

Kids Around the World donates US$25K playground to Flanker Primary

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 12 2017    

The over 400 students at the Flanker Primary and Junior High in St James are now benefitting from a playground, thanks to the Atlanta, USA-based group Kids Around the World and other stakeholders. Read More

16-y-o Muschett High student shot by passenger in minibus, not motorist

Wednesday, April, 12 2017    

CONTENT, St James - New information has emerged that the bullet which killed 16-year-old Muschett High student Shanique Rose, last Friday, was fired from inside the minibus in which she was a passenger, and not by an angry motorist. Read More

Accused extortionist pleads guilty

Thursday, April, 6 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Twenty-four-year-old Careba Salmon, one of the accused in an extortion racket targeting business operators here, pleaded guilty on Wednesday and is to be sentenced on April 21. Read More



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