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A welcomed gift

Nurse Desiree Dunns (third left) of the Mid West Jamaican Corps Diaspora presents a Pulse Ox machine to Director
of Nursing Service Lelete Holson-Patterson at Port Antonio Hospital (second left) and CEO Jasmin Campbell (fourth
left) as Janice Watson (right) Patients Affairs and Patrick Campbell (left) Hospital Administrator share in the moment.

Port Antonio Hospital in Portland was the beneficiary of medical supplies courtesy of United States -based nurse Desrene Dunns who was part of the recent Diaspora team to Jamaica "I came down on a medical mission in Hanover with the Diaspora team and we had a whole lot of things and I thought of Po ... Read More

Students walk past
the renamed reading
lab at Robert
Lightbourne High
School in Trinityville,
St Thomas. Robert Lightbourne High reaping success
ROBERT Lightbourne High in Trinityville, St Thomas, which previously struggled with underperformance ... Read More

Delano Seiveright (file photo) JLP blames Ferguson, Gov't for poverty in St Thomas Eastern
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has accused Dr Fenton Ferguson of poor representation, saying that th ... Read More

A Port Antonio Post Office staff member explains the new mail
service. (PHOTO: EVERARD OWEN) Port Antonio Post Office attracts customers with zip mail service
The Port Antonio Post Office is hoping to attract more individuals and businesses to utilise its im ... Read More

New mattresses for St Ann's Bay Hospital

Monday, August 03, 2015    

Members of the organisation Friends of the St Ann's Bay Hospital pose for a group photo with
staff of the hospital following the handing over of mattresses to the facility.

The group Friends of the St Ann's Bay Hospital recently donated 10 new mattresses to the hospital much to the appreciation of Chief Executive Officer Leo Garrel who noted that the facility welcome various types of gifts. He noted that while many organisations donate equipment to the hospital smaller items such as mattresses are also welcomed at the facility which serves hundreds of patients across St Ann, St Mary, Portland and even sections of Clarendon. In expressing appreciation to the grou ... Read More

Murray Mount Primary GSAT students feted by former headgirl

Monday, August 03, 2015    

Students and teachers pose for a group photo with sponsor Kayon Wild (right, back row) before embarking on their cruise.

Excited students of Murray Mount Primary were recently treated to a boat cruise by a past student of the institution to celebrate their success in the recent Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Operator of Kay's Bridal in Ocho Rios and former head girl at the school Kayon Wild ensured the students had a day filled with fun when they were treated to a three hour-long cruise along the North Coast. "They did well in GSAT. I'm in the island so I decided to do something nice for the children," said ... Read More

Camping with a difference

Monday, August 03, 2015    

preparing items
for exhibition.

The College of Agriculture, Science and Education had a successful staging of its fifth Camp to the World where campers are exposed to cultural arts, sports, farming activities and tours to various attractions in Portland. Conceptualiser Dr Donald Rhodd said the camp focuses on a child's total development and developing of good morals and values as the campers are exposed to various things to help them become better individuals. Read More

Rural routes - August 2

Monday, August 03, 2015    

These women and children tend to this wayside stall stocked with agricultural produce in

These women and children tend to this wayside stall stocked with agricultural produce in Portland. This mother keeps her daughter close as she peddles guinep in Portland. This little boy and his guardian fetch water from a drum outside their gate in Portland. These boys enjoy the scenery while fishing in Portland. These children cool down from the summer heat with a bag drink as they made their way home in Portland. (Photos: Kenyan Hemans) Rural routes - August 2 --> Read More

St Thomas comes alive with Makka Pro surfing competition

Monday, August 03, 2015    

Icah Wilmot’s talent on display.

Hundreds of spectators turned out for the ninth staging of Jamaica's premier international surfing Makka Pro and the after party at the Makka beach in Southhaven, Yallahs, St Thomas, last weekend. The event sponsored by the Sports Development Foundation and the Jamaica Tourist Board's Jamaica Sport also included a kiddies' fun park complete with various rides from ferris wheel and merry-go-round to gigantic water slides, mini arcade, clown and face painting. Cappuccinos, snow cones and slushe ... Read More

PHOTO: What a splash

Monday, August 03, 2015    

What a splash!

These children enjoyed cooling off in the water at Makka beach in Yallahs St Thomas on Sunday. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) What a splash --> Read More

Rural Routes - July 20

Monday, July 20, 2015    

This pine vendor tries to
make a sale in the
Junction, St Mary.

This pine vendor tries to make a sale in the Junction, St Mary. This man walks beside this woman while she carries a box on her head in St Mary. (PHOTOS: KENYAN HEMANS) This young boy is quite the gentleman as he shades this woman and a baby from the sun in St Mary. This man does brisk business selling these sweet mangoes in Black Hill, Portland, recently. Soup vendor Lloyd Bennett prepares a tasty janga soup in Castleton, St Mary Read More

New fishing association formed in St Mary

Monday, July 20, 2015    

Director of Fisheries Andre Kong addressing members of the newly initiated Rio Nuevo/Stewart Town Fisherman’s Association on International Fisherman’s Day.

DIRECTOR of Fisheries Andre Kong has hailed the formation of the newly installed Rio Nuevo/Stewart Town Fisherman's Association as a new day for the local fishing industry. The body was recently initiated, to mark International Fisherman's Day, at the Shiloah Apostolic Church, Stewart Town in St Mary. “We respect the work that you have been doing and are very pleased that you have seen it fit to get yourselves properly organised,” Kong said. He urged them not to try and accomplish ... Read More

Desperate family of four sharing one bed seeks home of their own

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, July 20, 2015    

The family of four (from left) Leanna Lee, Carmeka Lee, Jacqueline Thompson and Okeno Holgate all share one bed in the backroom of a relative’s house where
they live. (PHOTO: EVERARD OWEN)

A family of four, which includes a wheelchairbound man is desperately in need of a home to get out of the crammed space they share in the back room of a relative’s house in Waybridge, Portland for the past few years. The mother, two teen daughters and her 24-year-old physically challenged son all share a single bed, in the room which an aunt allowed them to stay in after they had been living in the garage for some time. The mother, Jacqueline Thompson, said she is unable to earn a livi ... Read More

Murray Mountain health fair a success

Monday, July 20, 2015    

Sandals Foundation representative Lyndsay Isaacs (third right) hanging out with these male patients following the staging of a
great health fair.

APPROXIMATELY 250 people, recently, benefited from a free health fair in Murray Mountain, St Ann, as the quiet rural town came a buzz. Services offered included: immunisation, pap smear, HIV testing and counselling, blood pressure and sugar check, medical check-up, dental and eye check. Give-a-ways included care packages, reading glasses, school supplies and medication. This was the 4th annual health fair to be held at the Church of God Body of Christ Seventh-day in collaboration with Food fo ... Read More



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