North & East

700 team members benefit from Sandals back-to-school fairs

MORE than 700 team members from Sandals Ochi Beach Resort and Sandals Royal Plantation benefitted from special back-to-school fairs hosted by both resorts last week. Read More

They call him 'Mr Fix It'
THERE is no one on this planet who could convince Hector Matthews that he is a part of a dying craft.... Read More

59 years as an organist
THE St Ann Parish Church recently honoured organist Karl Fuller for his years of service to the rural institution.... Read More

'Dem days did nice'
SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD Matilda Williams laughed uncontrollably as she reflected on her pre-Independence years growing up in Baileys Vale, St Mary.... Read More

'We used to travel on mule carts and donkeys'

Monday, August, 7 2017    

“It was fantastic.”That is how Lance Neita, a St Ann native, described 1962 —the year Jamaica gained Independence. Read More

St Thomas residents to benefit from disaster risk project

Monday, August, 7 2017    

RESIDENTS in St Thomas are expected to benefit from the implementation of 3D Model for Disaster Risks to reduce loss of crops, livestock and homes, such as the damage caused by flood rains in March and April of this year. Read More

Frustrated St Thomas resident

Monday, August, 7 2017    

A disgruntled St Thomas resident is demanding answers from the National Water Commission (NWC) after repeatedly receiving meter readings on monthly bills, despite not having a meter on her premises or access to tap water. Read More

St Ann Homecoming and Heritage Foundation celebrates Jamaica 55

Monday, August, 7 2017    

The St Ann Homecoming and Heritage Foundation is set to host an awards banquet in celebration of 'Jamaica 55' this weekend. Read More

Fatherless

Monday, August, 7 2017    

A dispute between a taxi operator and a motorcyclist last week in Brown's Town, St Ann, has left three children without a father.Nicholas Fowler, also known as Pablo, was stabbed to death allegedly by Rojay Hagigal for allegedly 'bad driving' him. Read More

PHOTO: FATHERLESS

Monday, August, 7 2017    

Nicholas Fowler and his children in happier times. Read More

Sandals Corporate University Days a hit at Beaches Ocho Rios

Wednesday, August, 2 2017    

THE Sandals Corporate University (SCU) Days instituted at Beaches Ocho Rios has been a big hit with team members wishing to take up opportunities offered by the educational arm of the island's leading tourism resort group. Read More

'Ackee nice, but treat it right'

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 24 2017    

THE St Ann Health Department has launched a public education campaign aimed at sensitising residents on how to prevent ackee poisoning. Read More

Orange Park farmers donate computer to basic school

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 24 2017    

Farmers of the Hinds Town/Orange Park Progressive Farmers Benevolent Society last week donated a computer to Orange Park Basic School as part of efforts to give back to the community. Read More

Bethany Primary boys outshine girls in GSAT — principal

Monday, July, 24 2017    

SPECIAL intervention programmes implemented at Bethany Primary School, geared towards improving the academic performance of boys, have been reaping success, Principal Orville Harris has said. Read More

St Thomas residents wary of development plans for parish

Monday, July, 24 2017    

Government has announced plans for the development of St Thomas starting with the construction of a south coast highway and urban centre there. Work on the highway is scheduled to begin in early 2018, while construction of the urban centre is to begin in December and is expected to be completed... Read More



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