Beating the beet army worm

By Garfield Myers Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, June, 5 2017    

 Mandeville, Manchester — Experts and farmers agree that one main reason the destructive beet army worm infestation took hold in southern Manchester and southern St Elizabeth in April and May was that reaping had slowed to a crawl. Read More

Small but powerful

Monday, June, 5 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The nine-member Manchester Wellness Foundation was recently hailed for the work it has been doing over the past 14 years to build the capacity of some of the health care institutions in Central Jamaica. A director... Read More

Happier mommies, healthier babies

Monday, June, 5 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A better Jamaica starts with healthier Jamaican babies, says Kevin O'Brien Chang, managing director of the Fontana Pharmacy chain.That sentiment underlines Fontana's partnership with the Ministry of Health in the... Read More

Read Across Jamaica at Mayfield All Age

Monday, June, 5 2017    

Southfield , St Elizabeth — Read Across Jamaica Day, celebrated last month, took an interesting twist at Mayfield All Age at Southfield, southern St Elizabeth, when principal of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Keith Wellington and his... Read More

Photo: Congrats

Monday, June, 5 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester – Manchester High School won their first ISSA Rural Twenty20 cricket final when they defeated St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) by one wicket at Manchester High School here last week.Steths first made... Read More

For Your Diary - June 5, 2017

Monday, June, 5 2017    

Sunday, June 18Friends of Brooks Park presentFather's Day ExpoCelebrate HIMBrooks Park Sports and Recreational ComplexMandeville — 12 Noon- 6:00 pm Read More

Men Who Cook 2017 went very well, organisers say

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — The Lion's Club of Mandeville, hosts of the fund-raiser' Men Who Cook 2017' are hailing the event held on April 30 as a major success. In a news release the service club said many guests thought... Read More

Munro eyes Schools' Challenge dynasty

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, May, 22 2017    

 Malvern , St Elizabeth — It took very little time after capturing the 2017 Schools' Challenge Quiz title in late March for the Munro College team to resume training — preparing to defend their title in 2018. Read More

A brighter day for Mile Gully

By Garfield Myers Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, May, 22 2017    

  Mile Gully, Manchester — When acting principal of Mile Gully High School Claudette Shaw first came to work at that school in 2003 she heard of plans to build a new facility to replace aging, mostly wooden, run-down... Read More

St Elizabeth thankful for gift of fire trucks from Japan

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Junction , St Elizabeth — For St Elizabeth fire chief Deputy Superintendent Conroy Ghans the recent delivery of four fire trucks, donated by Japan to St Elizabeth came at an ideal time.“Right now, as we speak, the... Read More

Flood distress

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester - The heavy rains of last week eased on the weekend but mayor of May Pen and chairman of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation, Winston Maragh, says distress continues for residents of Clarendon.Maragh told Jamaica Observer... Read More

Life sentence for murder of two teenagers

Monday, May, 22 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth - Alton Baker, 33, of Thornton, St Elizabeth, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of two teenage boys in January 2014. The bodies of the two boys, Desrick Williams and Ashnell Coke, both 15 years-old of... Read More

For Your Diary - May 22, 2017

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Tuesday, May 23Labour Day activities Thursday, May 25Launch of Mount St Joseph Prep School's Children's Kiddies MarathonMandeville Hotel – 10:00 am Read More

PHOTO: Sizzling Elaine!

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson (centre) continued her outstanding early season form by cruising to victory in the 200metres at the Jamaica International Invitational meet at the National Stadium on Saturday night. Thompson, a native of Banana Ground in east-central... Read More

Men Who Cook 2017

Monday, May, 8 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Men Who Cook, the main fundraiser of the Lions Club of Mandeville, was held at the Brooks Park Sports and Recreational Complex on Sunday April 30.Club members are intent on putting in place a pathology laboratory... Read More


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