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'Unacceptable and irresponsible'

People's National Party caretaker for St Mary South Eastern, Dr Shane Alexis says activities along the Junction main road in St Mary are posing “a clear and present danger” to the public. Read More

British chef cooks for Portland's needy
For the past six years, Executive Chef Kadian Patterson has been feeding residents of the Port Antonio Infirmary and the homeless in Portland.... Read More

St Thomas native heads to Germany after EU Short Film win
St Thomas native, Deron Douglas, is the winner of the 2019 environment-themed European Union Short Film Competition, Jamaica, with the film The Tree Speaks.It is the first time the EU is staging the competition in Jamaica.... Read More

PHOTO: Dangerous!
A worker waits to give directions to motorists on the Junction main road in St Mary where a road improvement project is under way.... Read More

SHARE JOY! - Portland's indigent grateful for Gov't housing

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, January, 20 2020    

TWO Portland couples are to receive houses valued at approximately $5 million from the Government after their poor living conditions were brought to the attention of Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie. Read More

Third Northern Championships set for next Saturday

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

St Mary High School will be aiming to defend the boys' and girls' titles when the Northern Championships track and field meet gets under way at Grizzly's Plantation Grove in Priory, St Ann, next Saturday, January 25. Read More

Building peace and safety

Garfield Myers Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, January, 13 2020    

ALLIGATOR POND, Manchester — There was some disappointment at the modest turnout for a function focused on how best to build peace and safety, at home and beyond. Read More

'We want more jobs'

Monday, January, 6 2020    

A decrease in the unemployment rate is high on the 2020 wish list of some Jamaicans living in the north-eastern end of the island.That is closely followed by residents' hope for a reduction in crime. Read More

'A heavy burden'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 6 2020    

A St Mary mother is seeking assistance for her disabled son, who she says has been unable to consistently attend school because of a lack of resources. Read More

St Ann infirmary gets 10 beds

Monday, January, 6 2020    

Noranda Bauxite's Vice-President and General Manager Delroy Dell (second right) and Councillor Dallas Dickenson (second left) shake hands following Noranda's donation of 10 beds to the infirmary, recently. Also pictured are St Ann's Bay mayor, Councillor Michael Belnavis (left) and St Ann... Read More

High praises - Grange hails Noranda's efforts in sport

Monday, January, 6 2020    

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has lauded Noranda Bauxite for what she said has been an excellent contribution to sports development in St Ann. Read More

'Proud informa'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 6 2020    

The latest appeal for residents to work with the police in a bid to reduce crime in the country was delivered through the video recording of a song which has since gone viral on social media. Read More

'A fitting send-off'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 6 2020    

WHEN business slowed in the construction industry several years ago, carpenter Mervin Davis and his team turned to 'grave shelters' for supplemental income. Read More

St Thomas welcomes their Miss World

Monday, December, 23 2019    

Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh waves to residents of Bath, St Thomas, where she was born, during her visit yesterday. The Jamaican beauty queen was given an extremely warm welcome in the parish which has been in the throes of excitement since she won the crown on December 14 in... Read More

Somerset Falls flows again

Monday, December, 23 2019    

For months, water had not flowed at Somerset Falls in Hope Bay, Portland. Severe drought-like conditions affecting the island had taken a toll on the popular picturesque waterfalls, surrounded by lush green flora. Read More



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