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Blackwood eyes consistency

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Former Holmwood Technical High School star cricketer Jermaine Blackwood will be in search of greater consistency as a batsman during the West Indies two-Test tour of Zimbabwe later this month. Read More

Farmers, stakeholders honoured at Manchester Denbigh Awards

Monday, October, 9 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A number of PMO (Production and Marketing Organisation) groups, individual farmers and other farming stakeholders were on September 30 honoured here. Read More

Lacovia bridge needs repair

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Sections of the railing of Lacovia bridge spanning Black River in St Elizabeth are broken, and locals are urging the authorities to correct the problem. “It is dangerous,” one resident told the Jamaica Observer Central recently. (Photo: Gregory Bennett) Read More

For Your Diary

Monday, October, 9 2017    

1) Tuesday, October 10Projects Abroad Jamaica/Ebenezer HomeWorld Homeless Day ActivitiesGrey GroundManchester — 9:00 am RSVP Caribbean VolunteersWorld Homeless Day Activities Read More

Lions Club of Mandeville forms partnership to assist students

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 2 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Lions Club of Mandeville recently partnered with the Manchester Youth Information Centre and local business Fancy Fruits to assist students in their preparation for the new school year. Read More

Barita at forty

Monday, September, 25 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Launched in September 1977, Barita Investments Limited this month marks 40 years in the financial services industry. Read More

Students first

Monday, September, 25 2017    

Maggotty, St Elizabeth — It's tough. However, the Glen Stuart Primary School fraternity is fighting its way through following last week's closure of the school doors by health authorities because of a sewage problem. Read More

Undaunted!

Monday, September, 25 2017    

Maggotty, St Elizabeth — She is totally blind, but 14-year-old Moneajah Elliott is not allowing that to hold her back. Read More

Photo: Helping hand

Monday, September, 25 2017    

Senior medical officer at the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH), Dr Everton McIntosh (second left), accepts a donation of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals valued at $2.6 million from Managing Director of Medical Disposables and Supplies (MDS) Myrtis Boothe. Looking on are Business... Read More

Photo: My ball!

Monday, September, 25 2017    

Leon Stephenson (left) attempts to dribble past Maggotty High School's Lamar Thompson during their ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup game at the STETHS Sports Complex in Santa Cruz on Saturday. Lacovia High won the game 2-1 with goals from Deshawn Powell in the 27th minute and Oshane Staple in the 70th. Read More

Crime draining the economy, Manchester business leaders told

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The service sector, including business process outsourcing (BPO), mining and agriculture — all key industries for central Jamaica — were identified among areas experiencing serious effects of crime at a forum here... Read More

Government to regularise informal settlements in Clarendon Central

Saturday, September, 16 2017    

GOVERNMENT is taking steps to acquire lands in sections of Clarendon Central with a view to regularising informal community settlements. Read More

First Heritage celebrates five years

Monday, September, 11 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Last month First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union celebrated its fifth anniversary.The entity came about in 2012 due to the merger of the Churches Co-operative Credit Union and the GSB Co-operative Credit Union. Read More

High-tech surgeries at southern regional hospitals

Monday, September, 11 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — As part of its strategic plan, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) is improving access to laparoscopic surgeries to residents in central Jamaica. Read More

Tough times at Rocky Point fishing beach

Monday, September, 11 2017    

Rocky Point , Clarendon — Fishing boat owner Althea Harriott didn't seem pleased as she tallied freshly arrived fish from the Pedro Cays when the Jamaica Observer Central visited Rocky Point last Thursday. Read More



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