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Fish and vegetables keep Hanover senior going

Leanora Watson, 105, is confident she will live to see the fourth generation of children in her family. (Kenyon Hemans)

It’s not every day someone lives to be actively involved in the rearing of children from the third generation of their family. Centenarian Leanora Watson, an example of such, is confident that she will live to nurture and raise her fourth generation of relatives. “Me gwaan live to see d ... Read More

Police questioning a motorist (File Photo) Police tell Manchester residents to be vigilant
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Superintendent Wayne Cameron of the Manchester Police Division has ur ... Read More

Women attend a round-table talk at Sandals Royal Caribbean in St James on Wednesday. (Photos: Philp Lemonte) Top cop lashes out at people who back wrongdoers
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant has lashed out at people ... Read More

Members of the Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, in their uniforms donated by Michelle-Ann Tinglin, are joined by other stakeholders after a recent performance at the Falmouth pier. More help for Trelawny All Stars Marching Band
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The financially-strapped Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, which was earl ... Read More

‘MP, we are human’

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March 20, 2017    

Small farmer Calva says the lack of water has prevented his crop from fully developing..

RESIDENTS in Mount Pleasant, west Portland, are pleading with their political representatives to address the water problems which, they say, have persisted for more than a decade. The residents, who spoke with the Jamaica Observer North East last Wednesday, say for years they have been promised water, but, to date, that promise has not been fulfilled. “We affi a live off rainwater and tank. If yuh look inna everybody yard inna di community, a pure big black tank yuh a see. A over ... Read More

St Ann police staging job fair next month

Monday, March 20, 2017    

BURKE... if 10 people get employed we would have been successful in reducing unemployment. (Photo: Renae Dixon)

AN event aimed at helping young Jamaicans gain employment is scheduled to be held next month by the St Ann police as part of efforts to maintain community safety and security. The job fair, which is being held under the theme ‘Reducing’, is planned for April 2 at Ocho Rios police station in the parish. The event is being spearheaded by Constable Winston Burke, who has been knocking on the doors of several business establishments in the resort town and surrounding areas to solicit t ... Read More

St Ann cop baptises 6 people

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March 20, 2017    

Police Corporal Wayne Bartley prepares to baptise his colleague, woman constable Claudine Johnson..

POLICE corporal and elder at Ocho Rios Seventh-day Adventist Church Wayne Bartley is a man on a mission. The cop, who has been a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for 14 years, is not only dedicated to fighting crime, but also to winning souls for Christ. Bartley, an ordained leader at the St Ann church, baptised six people, including his colleague woman Constable Claudine Johnson, two Saturdays ago. The feeling, he told the Jamaica Observer North East, was a fulfilling one as he ... Read More

More bee farmers needed in St Mary

Monday, March 20, 2017    

President of St Mary Bee Farmers Association, Patrick Haywood helps this patron to identify the queen bee. (Photos: Everard Owen).

PRESIDENT of St Mary Bee Farmers Association in Orange River in the parish, Patrick Haywood, is urging more Jamaicans to become a part of the bee-keeping industry. Haywood, who spoke with the Jamaica Observer North East at the St Mary Creative Arts and Skills Festival at Claude Stewart Park two Fridays ago, said the association provides the technical support bee farmers need. He said the association also offers training at the Orange River base where there are two apiaries. An apiary, also ... Read More

Scorned!

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March 20, 2017    

THE mother of a St Mary teen, who was allegedly assaulted sexually by a Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) elder in Heywood Hall in the parish, is facing backlash from some community and church members. The woman, who timidly spoke to the Jamaica Observer North East last Wednesday, said she has had to attend a different church because of how “difficult” and “awkward” the situation has got. “They talk behind my back and say that I knew it (alleged sexual assault) was ... Read More

Seaview Basic meets standard 5 of Early Childhood Regulations

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, March 20, 2017    

SMITH... says the school is still in need of a sickbay

SEAVIEW Basic School in Long Bay, Portland, last Tuesday received much-needed outdoor equipment to meet standard five of the Early Childhood Act and Regulations for institutions. Standard 5, which covers equipment and furnishing, says early childhood institutions should have indoor and outdoor equipment and furnishings that are safe, child-friendly and promote optimal development of children. Last September, Principal Claudia Smith told the Jamaica Observer North East that the school was se ... Read More

PHOTO: ‘A madness!’

Monday, March 20, 2017    

This taxi operator was observed reading a copy of the Jamaica Observer while waiting to load his vehicle. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans)   Read More

NWA clears landslide that marooned over 4,000 people in Portland

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Sunday, March 19, 2017    

Men working at the breakaway at West Retreat, east Portland, yesterday. (Photos: Everard Owen)

LONDON, Portland — The National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday cleared in London, Portland road of large boulders that had left more than 4,000 residents of Moore Town and Cornwall Barracks marooned from about 2:00 am. The Jamaica Observer was told that the land started slipping from last Tuesday when the parish was under flash flood watch. “I came down with my wife in the car and we saw a car parked there, so we thought the driver ran out of gas. We came out to help and realised t ... Read More

Police to host concert, sports day in St James

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

ALBION, St James — The Area One police say they will be using two upcoming events in St James to foster a better relationship with residents in western Jamaica. The two events, a concert and a sports day, form part of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF’s) 150th anniversary celebrations. “We have always done hardcore policing. So, this is the softer side of policing to reach out to the communities and the various cross-section of St James... Area One on a whole, that ... Read More

Bail denied for alleged extortionists

Friday, March 17, 2017    

Accused extortionists Sheila Smith (second left) and Careba Salmon being taken back into police custody yesterday outside the Manchester Parish Court. (Photo: Gregory Bennett)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Accused extortionist Careba Salmon, 24, and Sandre Bogle, 20, were denied bail when they appeared in the Manchester Parish Court yesterday. The two are among five people answering to extortion and conspiracy to extort charges in connection with a racket targeting business operators in Manchester and Clarendon. The others are Sheila Smith, 62, Keeno Powell, 21, and Beko March, who is also 21 years old. However, no bail requests were made for them. Salmon and Bogl ... Read More



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