North & East

Holness says Portland Eastern ready for change

THE Jamaica Labour Party has won the Portland Eastern constituency three of 16 times in parliamentary elections. Read More

St Mary High dominate 2019 Eastern Champs
St Mary High School dominated the 2019 Eastern Championships at National Stadium from March 4-5, to retain their hold on that leg of the Digicel Grand Prix series.... Read More

Phillips says two futures before East Portland constituents
THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has been successful in 11 of the 16 contested parliamentary elections in Portland Eastern.... Read More

PHOTO: St Mary rule
St Mary High School's track & field team poses with Digicel Jamaica's Elon Parkinson (left) after emerging champions in the Digicel Grand Prix Eastern Championships. (Photo: Everard Owen)... Read More

'Sexist comments'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 18 2019    

JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer for the Portland Eastern by-election, Ann Marie Vaz says comments questioning her ability to represent the rural constituency are sexist. Read More

Damion's regret

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 18 2019    

PEOPLE'S National Party candidate for the Portland Eastern by-election Senator Damion Crawford says he regrets telling constituents in St Andrew East Rural that he tricked them. Read More

Beaches Ocho Rios celebrates Safer Sex Week

Monday, March, 4 2019    

Facials, manicures, foot massages, haircuts, and other spa treatments were extended to team members of Beaches Ocho Rios recently, during the resort's celebration of Safer Sex Week. The event, which was put on by Beaches Ocho Rios in association with the Ministry of... Read More

Sandals Foundation celebrates Jamaica Day with students

Monday, March, 4 2019    

JAMAICA Day was this year celebrated across the country on February 22. Teachers and children wore Jamaican colours to celebrate our culture and traditions — especially our food and music. Read More

Eye specialists treat 1,000 in Portland

Monday, March, 4 2019    

THE Port Antonio Rotary Club and a team of eye care specialists linked to the Rotary Club of Detroit Lakes, in the United States, last week treated approximately 1,000 persons at a special clinic set up in Portland. The team was headed by Dr Larry Morrison and included 29 volunteers. Read More

'Give us jobs'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 4 2019    

WITH all eyes on Portland Eastern where a by-election to replace slain People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale is scheduled for March 25, residents are reiterating the issues that have plagued the rural constituency for years. Read More

PHOTO: Water woes?

Monday, March, 4 2019    

These two trucks spotted in Portland last week, were being filled at a National Water Commission outstation. The island continues to experience a month-long water shortage which, it is hoped, will soon be solved. Read More

Suicide, injury in Castleton

Monday, March, 4 2019    

A St Mary woman is believed to have committed suicide and is said to have seriously injured her three-year-old son before committing the act. Read More

'VICIOUS SHOCK'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 4 2019    

WHEN Tyrone Bryan woke up in the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland last August he had only a hand and a foot. Read More

Ocho Rios Primary students train in online safety

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Forty students from Ocho Rios Primary School in St Ann have been trained to act as online safety monitors, both at school and in their respective communities. Read More

St Ann, St Mary schools celebrate World Read Aloud Day

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Every year, on World Read Aloud Day people all around the world read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Read More



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