North & East

Work to begin soon on Dumbarton main road — NWA

THE National Works Agency (NWA) says the Dumbarton main road in St Ann is among several roads to be rehabilitated as part of a $3.2-billion road works project to begin shortly. Read More

Dunn’s River Falls expands with new central gardens
THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has invested $122.5 million to add another tier of excitement to Dunn’s River Falls and Park with a new Central Gardens.... Read More

Water to flow in Mount Pleasant
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‘Mi naah go thief or scam people’
NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD David Dixon did not finish high school, but despite this, he has managed to find his niche in goat farming.Dixon, who is originally from Clarendon, now rears goats in Albany, St Mary.... Read More

Living on the edge

Sunday, April, 2 2017   

THERE is anxiety among residents living in Bryan’s Bay, Portland, following heavy rains late last month which triggered landslides, causing the earth beneath their houses to shift.Twelve people occupy six houses in the affected area. Read More

Northeasterners rap Government over ‘wicked’ tax package

Tuesday, March, 21 2017   

TAXES amounting to $13.5 billion were included in a package tabled in the House of Representatives earlier this month by Finance Minister Audley Shaw. Read More

St Ann cop baptises 6 people

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 20 2017   

POLICE corporal and elder at Ocho Rios Seventh-day Adventist Church Wayne Bartley is a man on a mission. Read More

‘MP, we are human’

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 20 2017   

RESIDENTS in Mount Pleasant, west Portland, are pleading with their political representatives to address the water problems which, they say, have persisted for more than a decade. The residents, who spoke with the Jamaica Read More


BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 20 2017   

THE mother of a St Mary teen, who was allegedly assaulted sexually by a Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) elder in Heywood Hall in the parish, is facing backlash from some community and church members. Read More

More bee farmers needed in St Mary

Monday, March, 20 2017   

PRESIDENT of St Mary Bee Farmers Association in Orange River in the parish, Patrick Haywood, is urging more Jamaicans to become a part of the bee-keeping industry. Read More

St Ann police staging job fair next month

Monday, March, 20 2017   

AN event aimed at helping young Jamaicans gain employment is scheduled to be held next month by the St Ann police as part of efforts to maintain community safety and security. Read More

Seaview Basic meets standard 5 of Early Childhood Regulations

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, March, 20 2017   

SEAVIEW Basic School in Long Bay, Portland, last Tuesday received much-needed outdoor equipment to meet standard five of the Early Childhood Act and Regulations for institutions. Read More

PHOTO: ‘A madness!’

Monday, March, 20 2017   

This taxi operator was observed reading a copy of the Jamaica Observer while waiting to load his vehicle. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans)  Read More

NWA clears landslide that marooned over 4,000 people in Portland

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Saturday, March, 18 2017   

LONDON, Portland — The National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday cleared in London, Portland road of large boulders that had left more than 4,000 residents of Moore Town and Cornwall Barracks marooned from about 2:00 am. Read More

Horace Clarke High sports programme receives major boost

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Sunday, March, 5 2017   

Principal of the St Mary-based Horace Clarke High School, Christopher Walker, says he expects the rural institution to be among the top schools in cricket in coming years after ground was broken for a cricket pitch to be laid at the school, recently. Read More




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