Past students assist St Mary High School with computers

Past students of St Mary High School, the 'Batch of 1997', recently presented eight computers to their alma mater in a bid to improve the academic standing of present day students and to provide much needed technology for the school. In addition, exercise mats and running spikes were... Read More

Injured policeman Lorenzo McLeggon gets more help
Lorenzo McLeggon, the former policeman who was shot in the head while on duty in 1976, four years after joining the Jamaica Constable Force, has received more help from compassionate Jamaicans.... Read More

We have been forgotten
Residents of the remote district of Long Road, close to Annotto Bay in St Mary, fear that they have been forgotten by their local government representatives.... Read More

St Thomas celebrates Observer 25
As the Jamaica Observer celebrates its 25th anniversary, vendors and sales representatives are on the road in St Thomas promoting this special moment for the newspaper. ... Read More

Ready, Set — GSAT

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

Despite the recent sick-out by teachers across the island, it was business as usual for most Grade Six Achievement (GSAT) students in St Mary, who will be sitting their exams on Thursday and Friday of this week. Read More

Mandeville Rotary toasts retired educator, midwife

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Retired educator Reverend Dr Kenneth Thaxter and former midwife Delores Pitter are the recipients of this year's Vocational Service Award of the Rotary Club here. Read More

Ready for GSAT

Monday, March, 19 2018    

This year is the final year for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), and the excitement that usually comes along with the sitting of the examination is no different. Read More

Linton Park All Age seeks sponsorship to improve facilities

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

For principal Arlene Clarke-Dunbar and the staff of Linton Park All Age School in St Ann, their role as educators is not only about teaching students in classrooms. Read More

Tourism boost set for Falmouth

BY HORACE HINES STAFF REPORTER | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny— Hotel room stock in Trelawny is projected to grow by 12,000 in the next three years, which places the parish on track to boast the most hotel rooms in the region, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. Read More

Boys in alleged bus conductor attack remanded

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

THE three teenagers who allegedly attacked a bus conductor in Hanover last week were yesterday remanded when they appeared in the Children's Court Division of the Hanover Parish Court. Read More

Jaguars roar to top spot in NBL-Western

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Granville Jaguars secured the top spot in the semi-finals of the NBL-Western Conference on Thursday after blowing away last-placed Inner-City Avalanche by 33 points (74-41) in their second-round game at the Montego Bay Cricket... Read More

Sandals Negril's cook Royno Ricketts reveals growth recipe

Thursday, March, 15 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — “It doesn't matter where you start. What matters is where you end up, and that is up to you, ” said Royno Ricketts, a 27-year-old cook at Sandals Negril. Read More

Students donate $100,000 to Cornwall Regional Hospital

Thursday, March, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The children's ward at the ailing Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) received a shot in the arm from a $100,000-donation from Unique Events. Unique Events represents the management class of the University of the West Indies, Open Campus in Montego Bay. The... Read More

Rotary Club of Sav recognises outstanding Westmoreland residents

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 15 2018    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar recently hosted a community and vocational awards ceremony in which eight outstanding citizens of the parish of Westmoreland were honoured. Read More

MoBay City run donates $500,000 to four early childhood institutions

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, March, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Four early childhood institutions in western Jamaica are now fully certified after meeting the standards of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) following receipt of funding totalling $500,000 from the proceeds of the 2017 staging of the MoBay City Run. Read More


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