North & East

Port Antonio Hospital gets much-needed ambulances

Port Antonio Hospital in Portland last Wednesday received a major boost to its emergency response system, thanks to the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) which supplied two new ambulances valued at $28.4 million, to the facility. Read More

VIDEO: Airy Castle bounces back
When fire destroyed a section of St Thomas-based Airy Castle Primary School in February 2017, no one thought that the rural institution would have bounced back as quickly as it did, but donations came pouring in.... Read More

Scheduled domestic flights begin this month — Montague
SCHEDULED domestic flights are to begin this month, Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague has said.The disclosure was made two Fridays ago at the opening of the pilot's lounge at the Ken Jones Aerodrome in St Margaret's Bay, Portland.... Read More

PHOTO: New additions
Ambulances supplied by the North East Regional Health Authority to Port Antonio Hospital in Portland, are parked on the compound. (Photo: Everard Owen)... Read More

VIDEO: Nowhere to go

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 10 2019    

A notice from the National Works Agency (NWA) ordering residents to vacate their homes in Junction, St Mary has left one family in limbo. Read More

PHOTO: Nowhere to go

Monday, June, 10 2019    

 Junction roadwork to displace family; no compensation given Read More

Working towards making Ocho Rios Primary a 'five-star' school

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 27 2019    

“My plan is to make Ocho Rios Primary a five-star school. Just as how you have five-star hotels that have certain characteristics, I try to instil in our students that they need to have a 'five-star behaviour', and that means not just being excellent in academics, but in mannerisms... Read More

Illegal garage matter heading to court

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 27 2019    

In a new development concerning the saga involving the operations of an illegal garage located on Idlewild Crescent in Galina, St Mary Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary is now informing that after the operators have ignored three notices given by the municipal corporation, the matter... Read More

Smart street lights for St Mary

Monday, May, 27 2019    

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) announced recently that they have started the process of installing light-emitting diode (LED) lights, known by many as “smart street lights,” on some of the main roads in St Mary. Read More

'Hot Trends' takes Sandals Jerk Festival

Monday, May, 27 2019    

“It was all about winnings, we came to have a great time and just win. We knew we could be the top team because we had a game plan that was out of this world,” said Andre Simpson, a chef at Beaches Ocho Rios and one half of the “Hot Trends' team. Read More

Portland's Labour Day projects

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, May, 27 2019    

Heavy morning showers on Labour Day (May 23) impacted many of the over 30 projects registered in Portland but that could not stop Portlanders from labouring. Read More

Labour Day at the Annotto Bay Hospital

Monday, May, 27 2019    

Over 80 volunteers, inclusive of staff members from JP St Mary's, the Annotto Bay Hospital and members of the St Mary Football Association Major League team, joined hands to beautify the health institution which is a Type C facility on Labour Day (May... Read More

Dia de espaņol en la primaria Ocho Rios

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 27 2019    

In order to adequately meet the requirements of the new curriculum for primary schools in Jamaica, Ocho Rios Primary started their first Spanish Day, where students showcased some of the lessons they learnt during the school year, and the Jamaica Observer North & East was present to... Read More

A historic first

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, May, 27 2019    

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Port Antonio High School is set to create history as the first school in the island to establish a Anti-Human Trafficking Club targeting Grades 10 and 11 students. Read More

JTA reads in North & East

Monday, May, 13 2019    

President-Elect of the Jamaica Teachers' Association Owen Speid reads to students of his alma mater, Windsor Castle Primary in Portland, last Tuesday morning and handed a set of books to p rincipal Claudet... Read More



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