55 students benefit from Jamalco scholarships

Monday, September, 11 2017    

May Pen , Clarendon — Bauxite/alumina company Jamalco has committed to assisting 55 students in Clarendon and Manchester by awarding them scholarships worth a total of $7million dollars, according to a release circulated here. Read More

'I could easily have been trafficked'

Monday, September, 11 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Born to a teen mother in a poor rural family and with no support from his father were early indications that life for Garfield Angus would be anything but easy. Read More

Drainage plan for Rocky Point

Monday, September, 11 2017    

Rocky Point, Clarendon — Disgusted and weary of having to wade through knee-high water during and after heavy rain, Arthur Coleman, local resident and president of the Rocky Point Development Council Benevolent Society, had long dreamt of a drainage plan for his... Read More

Jordon Walcott receives 2017 Chudleigh Path JAS/Wilfred 'Jacksie' Reid Scholarship

Monday, September, 11 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Read More

Aiming high!

Monday, September, 11 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester — No school from this south central parish has ever won the daCosta Cup or, for that matter, any major under-19 football title. Read More

Violence rocks St Elizabeth South Western; politicians seek meeting with police

Monday, September, 4 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Political representatives in St Elizabeth South Western are seeking a meeting with the police this week to discuss murders and shootings in the constituency last week. Read More

Eco tourism park for popular shrimp village

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 28 2017    

MIDDLE QUARTERS, St Elizabeth — Now 50 years old, Sharon Ball has been selling peppered shrimp here since she was 18. Read More

'Give us two ministries of education' PR consultant says proposal would strengthen early childhood education

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 28 2017    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Public relations consultant Lance Neita wants the Ministry of Education split in two as a way to place “maximum focus” on early childhood education. Read More

Retirement talk in Christiana

Monday, August, 28 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Scotia Insurance on Wednesday, August 16 hosted Christiana residents for a seminar and cocktails evening at its branch in the area.The event was to educate clients on how to plan for retirement. Read More

Gung-ho about Chess

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 28 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Last school year Mount Saint Joseph Preparatory was introduced to the game of chess through a privately operated club here called Smart Chess. Read More

Bail extended for Haile Clacken murder accused

Friday, August, 25 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The bail of 38-year-old Shawn Cole, who is charged for murder in relation to the death of mentally ill St Elizabeth man Haile Clacken, was extended when he apepared before the Balaclava Court yesterday. Read More

'When I left Bible school I bought a tractor trailer'

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Sunday Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The more than 500 students who graduated from Northern Caribbean University (NCU) this month, with qualifications ranging from associate to doctoral degrees, were advised not to feel limited by their studies. Read More

Dental help

Monday, August, 14 2017    

For the third year in a row, Canada-based nurse Jacqueline Henry Small (left) spent time with Grade Six students of the Craighead Primary School in northern Manchester providing guidance on how best to take care of their teeth. A past student of Craighead Primary, Henry Small also presented each... Read More

Ackee Tree group boosting education in Porus, environs

Monday, August, 14 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — A group named Ackee Tree, formed by a past student of Porus Primary, is now on a quest to strengthen Porus and surrounding communities through philanthropy, particularly in education. Read More

Porteous proud to read freedom proclamation

Monday, August, 14 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — On the morning of August 1, 1838 the British colonial governor of Jamaica Sir Lionel Smith stood before a large crowd in Spanish Town, St Catherine, which was then Jamaica's capital, and read a proclamation from Queen Victoria granting... Read More


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