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

National pride in Manchester

Monday, August, 14 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — It had to be done in inclement weather, but the formalities here to usher in Jamaica's fifty-five years as an independent nation, though having less-than-usual i ndependence celebration turnout, was not significantly... Read More

Robert Kennedy bats 103

By Alicia Sutherland Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 14 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester — There is no real winning formula for long life, guests were told, as centenarian Robert Nathaniel Kennedy was honoured last Thursday. Read More

New bridge for Pennants

Monday, August, 14 2017    

MAY PEN, Clarendon — A new US$5.537-million bridge in Pennants, northern Clarendon described by p rime m inister Andrew Holness as being part of a drive to improve connectivity, productivity and safety, was... Read More

PHOTO: Glorious

Monday, August, 14 2017    

Sprint hurdler Omar McLeod, native of Sanguinetti, northern Clarendon in central Jamaica, was the star performer for Jamaica at the just ended IAAF World Championships in London. McLeod, last year's Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro, sped to victory in the 110m hurdles... Read More

PHOTO: New bridge

Monday, August, 14 2017    

Like all other road users, this farmer and his faithful donkey find the new US$5.537-million bridge in Pennants, northern Clarendon, much to their liking. The bridge links northern Clarendon and points further to central and southern communities, including Clarendon's capital May Pen. Read More


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