North & East

Rural routes - Oct 13

This goat strikes a
relaxing pose on top
of a wall in Ramble,
St Thomas, recently.

(Photo 1: goat relax) This goat strikes a relaxing pose on top of a wall in Ramble, St Thomas, recently. (Photo 2: smile) These children smile for the camera as they walk home from school in Yallahs, St Thomas. (Photo 3: vendor) Vendor Junior Henry tends to his well-stocked stall at Poor Man's ... Read More

Tishauna Mullings (third right) with fellow staff of NexxStepp. 'I didn't want to be ordinary anymore' 
TWENTY-four-year-old Tishauna Mullings gives true meaning to the saying that it is not how one start ... Read More

Delroy Watson of the St Thomas
Health Department inspects a barrel
of water for any signs of mosquitoes
while homeowner Leon Burgher
looks on in Norris, St Thomas. CHIKV attacks livelihood
THE chikungunya virus (CHIKV) currently sweeping across the island is affecting more than the health ... Read More

Master of Ceremonies Ransford Davidson of Jamaica National Bank (left) and guest speaker Lesley Riley pose for a group photo
with awardees (from third left) Phyllis Green, Winston Lawrence, Dwight Russell, Neville Roy Tyndale, Juliet Campbell, and Oscar
Lawrence. (PHOTO: RENAE DIXON) St Ann senior citizens honoured
The St Ann Senior Citizens Association recently recognised six stalwarts who have given a combined 2 ... Read More

A passion for pastry

Monday, October 13, 2014    

A passion
for pastry

Since completing her studies in hospitality and tourism management at Moneague College in May of this year, 24-year-old Kayasan Green has been actively seeking employment but to no avail. However, instead of losing hope, Green has turned a talent for baking into a blooming business making a name for herself in Retirement, St Ann. This as Green, who is also certified in commercial food preparation by the HEART/Trust NTA, has been baking and selling goods from her home. "My neighbours told me t ... Read More

PHOTO: BEACH CLEAN-UP

Monday, October 13, 2014    

A group of Noranda Bauxite employees joined with the Discovery Bay University of the West Indies Marine Laboratory staff and community residents in the
international coastal clean-up drive recently. The Noranda volunteers focused on the waterfront from Old Folly to the public bathing beaches in Discovery Bay and
retrieved 27 bags of debris from the underwater and dry land exercises. Noranda's Safety and Environment Superintendent Sheridah Watkis said the monitoring
of the coastal areas will continue with other environment upgrade activities to be carried out in partnership with schools and community-based agencies.

A group of Noranda Bauxite employees joined with the Discovery Bay University of the West Indies Marine Laboratory staff and community residents in the international coastal clean-up drive recently. The Noranda volunteers focused on the waterfront from Old Folly to the public bathing beaches in Discovery Bay and retrieved 27 bags of debris from the underwater and dry land exercises. Noranda's Safety and Environment Superintendent Sheridah Watkis said the monitoring of the coastal areas will con ... Read More

Content Garden Police Youth Club creating an impact

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October 13, 2014    

Members of the Content Gardens Police Youth Club pose for a photo after the
recent quiz competitio

ALTHOUGH it has only just celebrated its first anniversary, the Content Garden Police Youth Club in St Ann is already making its mark throughout the parish as it focuses on community development. A recent quiz competition has highlighted the strength of the newly established club, whose membership includes a large number of young men from the community. Although the team finished second, after failing to defeat its Ocho Rios Police Youth Club counterparts, the club has been congratulated for i ... Read More

St Mary residents doubtful mosquitoes cause Chik-V

Monday, October 13, 2014    

CREARY... How do we get people who don't believe it is
mosquitoes to clean up

Several councillors in the St Mary Parish Council said many persons do not believe the Chikungunya virus is caused by mosquitoes and are not taking the necessary steps to stem the breeding of the insects. While persons are being encouraged to clean up their surroundings to destroy mosquito breeding sites and to take other critical steps to protect themselves, Councillor for the Richmond Division Richard Creary said it is very hard to convince persons that mosquitoes are the carriers of the viru ... Read More

Charity giving St Ann residents hope

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October 13, 2014    

Fabian Clayton and his wife Sadie.

FOR 71-year-old St Ann resident Fabian Clayton it was a joyous moment when his sight was restored after not being able to see for many years. What many thought was an impossible feat became a reality following a cataract surgery performed by doctors at a free eye clinic hosted by Dr Kiran and Pallavi Patel Foundation along with the Mind Body and Soul Health Ministry. "Mi happy about it. Mi give God thanks," an elated Clayton told the Jamaica Observer North East. "Him feeling good because he c ... Read More

Special Needs Centre for Portland

Monday, October 13, 2014    

From left to right) Mayor of Port Antonio Benny White; Member of Parliament for West
Portland Daryl Vaz; Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Foundation Samantha Chrantrelle;
Executive Director of the Early Stimulation Programme (ESP) Antonica Gunter-Gayle and
Minister of Labour and Social Security Derrick Kellier break ground at the location of the
ESP's Intervention Centre for children with special needs at Low Leyton, Orange Bay,
Portland on October 1.

FAMILIES of children with special needs in eastern Jamaica will soon have access to a state-of-the-art, fully equipped Early Intervention Centre in Portland, under the Early Stimulation Programme (ESP). Executive Director of the ESP Antonica Gunter-Gayle was close to tears at the recent official ground-breaking for the centre as she marvelled at the journey of the ESP in the parish from when they operated from a small space in Buff Bay. "I am so happy and overwhelmed about this development. Th ... Read More

Two share championship trophy at Marlin tournament

Monday, October 13, 2014    

Raymond Campbell and the team from ‘See me’ show off their catch of the day.

Two teams shared the championship trophy at the 18th annual Oracabessa Marlin Tournament held last month in St Mary. The championship trophy and prizes were split between Raymond Campbell from team 'See Me' and Jermaine Edwards of 'Go Cheryl' after both groups caught marlins weighing 100 pounds. Organisers of the event dubbed it a " great success". Other prize winners included: second place Steve Anderson of 'King of the Sea' with a 74-pound fish and third place Rory Bennett 'Goldeneye' w ... Read More

St Ann shoppers, retailers happy with TSO

BY RENAE DIXON Sunday Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October 05, 2014    

Shoppers flock Payless Shoe Source in Ocho Rios. (PHOTOS: RENAE DIXON)

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Large numbers of people in St Ann used the opportunity presented by the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out to get deals on items in stores across the parish Thursday night. Payless Shoe Source Ocho Rios was among those flooded with customers throughout the five-hour shopping spree. When the Jamaica Observer visited the store more than half-hour before the discounted prices took effect, customers had already identified the items they wanted and were standing in line waiti ... Read More

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

BY INGRID BROWN Associate editor-special assignment browni@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September 29, 2014    

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 and St Ann, and most importantly, the time to meet many people on a daily basis. Butler is better known by the moniker 'Creamie' as he travels through the parishes selling ice cream products from a c ... Read More

Nashawn's medical dream back on track

BY INGRID BROWN Associate editor — special assignment browni@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October 01, 2014    

Nashawn Madourie

THE days of walking four miles uphill to and from school without food are continuing to pay off for 17-year-old Nashawn Madourie, who reaped success in the recent Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), passing all six of the units he sat. The story of the Seaforth High School student was first highlighted in the Jamaica Observer North East last October after the teen gained nine Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects with grade ones in information technology, so ... Read More



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