Audrey Schultz and friends: investing in Jamaica’s children

Erica Muirhead (right), principal of Martha Brae Basic School in Trelawny, and her students and teachers welcome Audrey Schultz (seated) on her visit to their school.

MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny —  For almost four decades, Audrey Schultz has been donating barrels of much-needed supplies to schools, medical centres and communities across western Jamaica. “We just give,” she said. “It really is that simple.” The relationship betwe ... Read More

A recent crime scene in Montego Bay Crime stress
Business leaders across western Jamaica say they are becoming extremely frustrated over the conti ... Read More

Supa Hype (right) gives dance lessons during his energetic performance. Montego Bay Blow Out Fete
Scores of soca lovers turned out for the Montego Bay Blow Out Fete as part of the Wray & Nephew- ... Read More

Donovan Carey of Montego Bay United (front) tries to block a Tivoli Gardens player in their  Red Stripe Premier League game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex two weeks ago. MBU won the game 3-1. (Photo: Paul Reid) Tough times
Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) and fellow western team Reno FC will both be desperate ... Read More

PHOTO: Breaking ground

Thursday, March 30, 2017    

(Photo: Anthony Lewis)

From left: Donald Moore, senior general manager for construction and development at the National Housing Trust (NHT); Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Dwayne Vaz, member of Parliament for Westmoreland Central; Ambassador Dr Nigel Clarke, chairman NHT; and Rudolph Uter, councillor for the Frome Division participate in the ground-breaking exercise for the construction of the Yeast Plant Housing Development in Frome, Westmoreland. The development is one of two joint housing solutions between the NHT ... Read More


Thursday, March 30, 2017    

Exotic Thursdays @ SundazeBar & Grill Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Time: 10:00 pm Heineken All Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 10:00 pm FRIDAY, March 31 Five in the City @ Margaritavlle Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 5:00 pm -9:00 pm SATURDAY, April 1 Gaza Vendetta Gully @ Pier One, Montego Bay Music By: Dexta Peppa, Shotta Hype and Crazy Chris Adm: $1,000 Time: 10:00 pm International Night @ Faceba ... Read More

Volunteerism is priceless, says educator

Alicia Sutherland Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver. com | Monday, March 27, 2017    

President of the Rotary Club of Mandeville David Fyffe (centre) sharing a moment with awardees (from left) Reverend Clarister Johnson, Dr Paul Auden, Faithline Campbell, and Robert Cunningham.()

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Those who volunteer their services for the good of community and country have been hailed as “priceless” by retired educator Byron Farquharson. “Volunteers, my friends, do not get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless,” Farquharson told his audience at the recent Annual Vocational Service Award ceremony hosted by the Rotary Club of Mandeville at the Golf View Hotel. Speaking against the back drop of the rece ... Read More

Schools and NGOs get $4.7-m Jamalco grant

Monday, March 27, 2017    

Jamalco Good Deeds volunteers and representatives of the various NGOs and institutions pause for a commemorative photo at the launch of the 2017 volunteer programme. Sharing the moment are Communications Specialist Ealane Livingston-Smith (standing, left) and Manager, Corporate Services, Donna Marie Brooks-Gordon (standing, right).

Halse Hall, Clarendon — Twenty schools and community-based institutions received grants totalling J$4.7 million from the Noble Foundation and Jamalco at the launch of their 2017 volunteer programme at the company’s refinery here recently. The projects were undertaken by 149 Jamalco volunteers who had to give a minimum of 50 hours of service to qualify for the US$250 grant each, according to a news release circulated by Jamalco. Twelve schools, a children’s home, a past st ... Read More

Technical training for health staff in southern Jamaica

Monday, March 27, 2017    

Artisan from the May Pen Hospital, Rodger Roache (right) at a training session with maintenance supervisor from the May Pen Hospital, Carlton Grant (left). Also in the photograph is artisan from the Manchester Health Department Nigel Henry.

Mandeville, Manchester — The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) in partnership with the Heart Trust/NTA has trained 14 staff members in electro-mechanic engineering maintenance. A news release from the SRHA said the project is part of an effort to strengthen the technical capacity of its operations and maintenance team to perform at international standards and meet the changing demands of the health sector. The participants, who were selected from facilities across the SRHA, w ... Read More

Edwin ready

By PAUL A REID Observer Central writer | Monday, March 27, 2017    

Members of the Edwin Allen High School contingent celebrate in the National Stadium after winning the Champs title last year.       (Bryan Cummings)

Frankfield, Clarendon — The battle for the boys title at the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association/GraceKennedy Boys’ & Girls’ Athletics Championships could come down to the wire. However, there is little doubt that Edwin Allen High will walk away with their fourth-straight – and fifth – girls’ title at Champs, which starts tomorrow and ends Saturday night at the National Stadium in Kingston. Edwin Allen High are expected to win in a canter and some ... Read More

STETHS to host Manchester High in ISSA/Grace Headley Cup final

Monday, March 27, 2017    

Garvey Maceo High’s left arm spinner Warren Campbell took a first innings 4-28 in a losing cause.Photo: Gregory Bennett

SANTA CRUZ, ST Elizabeth — Schoolboy cricket powerhouse St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) will be challenged by Manchester High in the all-rural ISSA/Grace Headley Cup final set for April 6 at STETHS. The finalists were decided on Saturday at the close of two drawn, two-day semi- final games, with defending champions STETHS and Manchester High gaining first- innings advantage over Munro College and Garvey Maceo High respectively. At STETHS, the home team made a first-innings 16 ... Read More

PHOTO: Proud Jamaican

Monday, March 27, 2017    

Photo: Gregory Bennett

Jamaican Manchester High School student Celine Nicholson showed off Jamaica’s national colours with pride, style and verve last week during the modeling segment of a celebration of the Spanish and French languages put on by the school’s Modern Language Department. The event was held under the theme ‘Languages - Embracing the world of culture’. (Photo: Gregory Bennett) Read More

Career Day at Caledonia Early Childhood

Monday, March 27, 2017    

Headed for the office and the classroom

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Caledonia Early Childhood institution here had its Career Day on Thursday, March 16. The occasion allowed the toddlers to role play a range of professions. Here are photo highlights. Read More

Clarendon local authority targets reliable water supplies

Monday, March 27, 2017    

Community members at Coffee Piece have engineered a water system from a local source

May Pen, Clarendon — The Clarendon Municipal Corporation is taking steps to improve domestic water supplies for the parish’s northern communities where residents are mostly without a reliable supply. As part of that drive, Mayor of May Pen Winston Maragh has engaged the support of water resource experts from the National Water Commission, Rural Water Supply Limited, and Water Resources Authority, a news release said. Maragh reiterated at a recent Minor Water committee meeting t ... Read More



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