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Pleasant ‘Creamie’ the choice for ice cream lovers in St Mary, St Ann

Kimmar Butler gets ready to start the day

IT may not be what most people would regard as their dream job but for Kimmar Butler he could not have found a more exciting way to earn a living. His job is one which affords him the flexibility to work on desired days while giving him the opportunity to travel throughout the parishes of St Mary ... Read More

Nashawn Madourie Nashawn's medical dream back on track
THE days of walking four miles uphill to and from school without food are continuing to pay off for ... Read More

The late
Campbell Greatly missed
Brown's Town, St Ann -Tears streamed down the faces of teachers and students at York Castle High Sch ... Read More

It was a mystery how this car ended in a culvert along the North Coast Highway in the vicinity of Bryans Bay in Portland.

(Everard Owen)
Rural Routes - Sept 29
Photo 1 It was a mystery how this car ended in a culvert along the North Coast Highway in the vicin ... Read More

Community star

Monday, September 29, 2014    

Mayor Desmond Gilmore makes a presentation to the young football star.

Jody Brown, a young Jamaican football star who represented Jamaica at the CANCACAF Under-15 football competition in Cayman Islands, was honoured in her Lime Hall, St Ann hometown, recently. The Lime Hall Citizens Association as well as residents, in and around the adjoining areas of the community staged an appreciation and award's function for the 12 -year-old who scored 21 goals for Jamaica to set a new record in the recent CANCACAF Under-15 football competition ... Read More

St Ann's 'Mother Theresa'

By Renae Dixon Observer staff reporter | Monday, September 29, 2014    

Carmen Wilson collects her award for volunteerism from Gordon 'Butch'
Stewart at the recent Butch Stewart Community Awards held at Sandals
Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, St Ann.

There is nothing Carmen Wilson enjoys more than serving others, especially the vulnerable and less fortunate in society. It is no wonder many have labelled her the 'Mother Theresa of St Ann'. "We are saved to serve," is the biblical principle which governs the life of this Christian woman, who is also an elder at the Free Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church in the parish. Given her selflessness in serving others, it is no wonder that Wilson was named one of nine winners of the inaugural Butch St ... Read More

Retired St Ann Custos honoured

Monday, September 29, 2014    

Former Custos Radcliffe Walters (centre) Member of Parliament Shahine Robinson and Governor General Sir Patrick Allen share a
light moment during the special ceremony.

Former Custos of St Ann Radcliffe Walters has expressed appreciation for being recognised by his peers for the contribution he has made to the parish. "It is really a good feeling to receive flowers when you are able to see, smell and appreciate them," he told a very large audience which turned out to the ceremony held at the Seville Heritage Park to show appreciation to a man described as a volunteer extraordinaire, committed to education and development of young people. The retired custos w ... Read More

Governor General's Achievement Awards ceremony

Monday, September 29, 2014    

Governor-Genera Sir Patrick Allen presents a plaque to Shanique Rogers from Portland at the Governor-General's Achievement Awards ceremony for the county of Surrey. Twelve outstanding Jamaicans from the county of Surrey have been bestowed with the 2014 Governor-General's award in recognition of their selfless contributions to the upliftment of their communities. The recipients, drawn from the parishes of St Thomas, Portland, St Andrew and Kingston, were presented with plaques by Sir Patrick d ... Read More

St Ann Parish Council's only truck down

BY RENAE DIXON Sunday Observer staff reporter | Sunday, September 21, 2014    

The parked water truck that belongs to the St Ann Parish Council needs a new gearbox.

CHAIRMAN of the St Ann Parish Council and Mayor of St Ann's Bay Desmond Gilmore has called on the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to do more in terms of maintaining Ocho Rios. Gilmore said that the council is tasked with maintaining the town with very little resources, and believes that the TEF is in a position to spruce things up. "Their funding comes from tourism and it's a resort town and we as a council don't benefit directly from tourism," Gilmore said. He said, while the agency has assis ... Read More

Moneague welcomes police walk-through

Monday, September 15, 2014    

Police personnel with other
stakeholders on tour in Moneague.
Here children of the community are
presented with back-to-school
items by members of the group.

MEMBERS of the Moneague Police station and members of the St Ann Community Safety and Security Branch recently conducted a walk-through in the Moneague area under the theme, "Building Stronger Communities". The team, led by Deputy Superintendent Michael Young, in charge of Operations for St Ann, and Inspector Cecil Gordon sub- officer in charge of the Moneague Police Station were accompanied by several residents including members from various denominations and neighbourhood watches. The group ... Read More

Designer graves

BY INGRID BROWN Associate editor — special assignment | Monday, September 15, 2014    

This mother would settle for nothing less than a castle for her teenage daughter. (PHOTOS: KENYON HEMANS)

ANNOTTO Bay Cemetery in St Mary has become less of a morbid graveyard and more like an attraction as passers-by stop daily to take pictures and examine the ‘designer graves’ depicting the lifestyles that the deceased once lived or wanted to live. From a fairytale castle to an aeroplane, the intricately designed tombs have given the cemetery a fanciful feel, and a well-needed facelift. Conceptualiser of the breathtaking designs and proprietor of Exodus Funeral Home, Errol Green, sai ... Read More

Black Hill's Bounty

Monday, September 15, 2014    

The residents have turned this community into a bustling market square.

WHEN residents of Black Hill in Portland could not find jobs in the formal sector, they capitalised on the community’s location on the main road, setting up shop in the square to sell produce to motorists traversing the busy thoroughfare. Their goods range from breadfruit, pear and soft yam, to plantains, apples and guineps, and despite the dry spell affecting the island, an abundance of ground provisions can always be found in the square where scores of residents, mainly men, eke out a ... Read More

Scotia gives back

Monday, September 15, 2014    

As part of its 125th Anniversary Random Act of Kindness Series Scotiabank representatives paid a surprise visit to Port Antonio Hospital in Portland to present wheelchairs to patients. Random Acts of Kindness is an initiative that spreads the Scotiabank celebration to Jamaicans across the island. So far the following activities have taken place: Scotiabank spent $125,000 treating customers to Devon House Ice-cream last month, 800 commuters got free rides to their destinations from Half Way Tr ... Read More

PHOTO: JPS gives back

Monday, September 15, 2014    

The Port Antonio branch of the Jamaica Public Service recently awarded scholarships to seven primary and high school students from across the parish. Here JPS representatives pose with the scholarship recipients at a special awards ceremony held at their Boundbrook offices in Portland last week. (Photo: Everard Owen) JPS gives back --> Read More



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