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Monday, December, 16 2019    

As is usual at this time of year, the attractive Cecil Charlton Park at the centre of Mandeville has been lit up by a decorated Christmas tree. Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie joined members of the local community on December 9 for the tree-lighting ceremony. Read More

Volunteer Day

Monday, December, 16 2019    

Visitors led by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie brought light to the lives of residents and staff of the St Elizabeth Infirmary in Santa Cruz on Volunteer Day recently. The visitors, including representatives of the Social... Read More

Mayor offers hope ...following May Pen market fire

Monday, December, 16 2019    

MAY PEN, Clarendon — It's unlikely to be a merry Christmas for scores of vendors who suffered heavy losses in a massive fire, which destroyed much of the market here on December 1. Read More

'Home remedy'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 9 2019    

A St Mary woman who was convinced that three of her family members contracted the dengue virus took matters into her own hands, administering “home remedy” which she claimed has cured them. Read More

Charles Town Primary student tops SDC public speaking competition

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, December, 9 2019    

Ariana Bryan of Charles Town Primary School was last Tuesday crowned parish Champion in the Portland Social Development Commission (SDC) Junior Public Speaking Competition.The competition was held at SDC's office in Port Antonio. Read More

Making a difference

By Jonathan Morrison Observer writer | Monday, December, 2 2019    

PORUS, Manchester — Porus Primary School Parenting Club in Manchester, a grass roots community self-help project, was started 19 years ago by two school teachers and a Roman Catholic sister. Read More

St Elizabeth hosts disabilities events today and tomorrow

Monday, December, 2 2019    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Help group, Nathan Ebanks Foundation will be seeking to make a big difference for children with disabilities during events at JISCo Alpart Sports Club here today and tomorrow. Read More

Pride and joy!

Monday, December, 2 2019    

BB Coke High School brought jubilation to Junction in south-east St Elizabeth on Saturday, after beating Clarendon-based Garvey Maceo High 4-2 on penalties to take the Ben Francis Cup knockout title for rural high schools. It's the first football title for BB Coke High. Prior to the penalty... Read More


Monday, December, 2 2019    

Clarendon College's Earl Simpson (second right) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal in Saturday's ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup finals against Dinthill Technical at Montego Bay Sports Complex. Clarendon College won the game 3-0 to retain their title and their ninth hold on the... Read More

For Your Diary

Monday, December, 2 2019    

Tuesday, December 3, 2019Nathan Ebanks Foundation Family Expo & Special Needs Resource Fair @ Alpart Sports Club, Nain, St ElizabethSaturday, December 7, 2019: Read More


BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large South/Central Bureau | Monday, December, 2 2019    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Member of Parliament for St Elizabeth South Eastern, Frank Witter says the immediate situation is temporary. Read More

Justice minister wants new courthouse for Manchester in 18 months

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 21 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says he wants to see a new courthouse built for Mandeville within the next 18 months. Read More

The joys of art!

Monday, November, 18 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Organisers are expressing satisfaction with the 28th Mandeville Art Fair staged recently over three days at the St John Bosco Auditorium in Hatfield, west of here. Read More


Monday, November, 18 2019    

Manchester recently honoured two of its valiant sons — Stanley Francis, 98, and Aston Senior, 95, two living survivors of World War II, which ended 74 years ago. It was Remembrance Sunday, November 10 — a day before the November 11 official commemoration of Armistice Day,... Read More

Food safety training for Chinese employers and their workers

Monday, November, 18 2019    

MAY PEN, Clarendon — Local health authorities say a training programme has influenced significant improvements in food safety compliance among Chinese nationals who operate businesses in this south-central parish. Read More


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