The Zong Massacre

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — In May 2015, Canadian literary Professor Michelle Faubert was doing routine research in the acclaimed British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom, when she struck gold. Read More

Manchester Municipal Corp appoints Revenue Protection Officer

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserevr. com | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Administrators of the Manchester Municipal Corporation have appointed a Revenue Protection Officer. Read More

Farming and community intertwined, says PMO executive

Thursday, August, 3 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The close linkage between community organisation and successful farming came to the fore at a recent monthly meeting of the community-based Production Marketing Organisation (PMO) at Grey Ground, just east of this south-central... Read More

Alyssa Boothe looks to Miss Ja World

Monday, July, 31 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Boothe (Miss Bmull Auto), this month, took top spot in the Miss Jamaica World Middlesex pageant here. Read More

Charity group's gift to northern Clarendon

Monday, July, 31 2017    

Chapelton , Clarendon — The charity group LJDR Davis Foundation recently donated a range of health care items including 17 beds, 12 mattresses, four wheelchairs and two lifters to the Chapelton Community Hospital which serves more than 37,000 people in northern... Read More

Cooking gas tanker overturns in Williamsfield

Monday, July, 31 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — Residents in and around Williamsfield, central Manchester, had a shock last Friday when a tanker loaded with cooking gas overturned at the Williamsfield roundabout while travelling westward on the Winston Jones Highway in the direction of... Read More

Good fun in Black River

Monday, July, 31 2017    

Black River , St Elizabeth — Colour, music, food and plain fun, highlighted the 2017 staging of the annual Black River Day in this coastal town last Friday. Read More

For Your Diary

Monday, July, 31 2017    

Monday, July 31Emancipation VigilMandeville Courthouse GroundsManchester - 8:00 pm Emancipation VigilNew Market SquareSt Elizabeth - 9:00 pm Emancipation VigilSan San Square Read More

Clarendon College 75 hails past principals

Monday, July, 31 2017    

Chapelton , Clarendon — Hundreds of past students from Clarendon College returned to their roots on Sunday, July 23 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their school. Read More

Watch out! Pickpockets plaguing Mandeville

Monday, July, 31 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester Police are hopeful that bicycle patrols, scheduled to be rolled out today, will help to curb the prevalence of pickpockets in and around this central Jamaica town. Read More

Dr Garth Anderson heads Mandeville Rotary

Monday, July, 31 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Principal of the Church Teachers' College in Mandeville Dr Garth Anderson is leading the 2017-2018 administration of the Rotary Club of Mandeville. Read More

Central stars

Monday, July, 31 2017    

Last year's Olympic gold medalists Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod will be the lead representatives from the central region on the Jamaica team at the IAAF World Championships in London which will run from August 4 to 13. Read More

Haile lives!

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 30 2017    

SOUTHFIELD, St Elizabeth — With books that he has written to be published, a growing son who mirrors his mannerisms, and a plethora of memories not easily erased, those who knew the late Haile Clacken are sure that he will live on for years to come. Read More

Cops link Manchester double murder victims to lottery scamming

Saturday, July, 29 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Pockets of discussion ignited among concerned residents here on Thursday, after two men, who the police believe were involved in lottery scamming, were shot dead. Read More

Lucky escape!

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — As gunshots rang out at the commercial centre of this town last Monday leaving two people dead, one man who was test driving a car with a view to buying it barely escaped with his life. Read More


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