North & East

Finally... a bridge over troubled water

Only against the backdrop of the growing climate problem can one fully appreciate Jamaica's pristine rural landscape. The scenic ride to Chesterfield, St Mary last Wednesday, for the official opening of the newly erected Chesterfield Bridge was cause for reflection on the need for... Read More

Still no word on missing Portland educator
The police say they are yet to locate missing educator Fiju Matthews.... Read More

Murder, rape down in Portland
THE police are reporting a 28 per cent reduction in major crimes in Portland when compared to a similar period last year.The figure for shootings, however, remains the same.... Read More

Blue Mountain fun
Operations at Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours (BMTours) in Portland have expanded to include zipline activities, Manager Rohan McLeod has revealed.... Read More

Over $1m raised for mammograms for Portland women

Monday, October, 14 2019    

The Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association (SHMAA) says it has raised just over $1 million to pay for mammograms for Portland women. Read More

Africa trip cut short saved breast cancer victim's life

Monday, October, 14 2019    

Carol Whyte cut her trip to Africa short when she discovered a lump in one of her breasts.A week and several tests later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Read More

TSO fires up Portland

Monday, October, 14 2019    

Several shoppers flocked the streets of Port Antonio in Portland to capitalise on the hottest deals at this year's Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO). TSO is an exhilarating shopping initiative, by Jamaica's number one daily newspaper, to stimulate retail sales... Read More

Another dog attack

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

A 26-year-old woman who was attacked by dogs in her Fair Prospect community in East Portland last month is demanding compensation from the owner, after stating that the incident has not only left her traumatised, but seriously injured. Read More

Port Maria market 85% complete

Monday, September, 30 2019    

The long-awaited market in Port Maria, St Mary is to be opened soon as it is approximately 85 per cent complete, according to the chair of the parish's Municipal Corporation Mayor Richard Creary.“Painting is to be finished, stalls need to be put in place,... Read More

The 'eyes' have it

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, September, 30 2019    

PRIESTMAN'S RIVER, Portland — Hundreds of Portlanders in Buff Bay and Priestman's River benefited last week from the annual eye care clinic staged by Canadian Vision Care and Port Antonio Lions Club. Read More

Iona Prep students ace PEP exam

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 30 2019    

There was much talk about the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam that replaced the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at the primary level, as parents and students were nervous about the change. Read More

Tahera Brown's passion for pageants hits the international scene

By Everard Owen Observer writer | Monday, September, 30 2019    

With a passion for pageants Tahera Brown was crowned Miss St Thomas Farm Queen in 2013 and returned the following year to win the Miss Portland Festival Queen title. Read More

Mangroves affect coastal clean-up at Folly, but other areas get attention

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, September, 30 2019    

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Portlanders last Saturday turned out in impressive numbers and participated in International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day, even as one group's effort to rid the beach at Folly of plastics was hampered by mangroves. Read More

New campus moving Port Antonio High away from shift system

By Everard Owen Observer correspondent | Monday, September, 30 2019    

Port Antonio High School is now hosting its grade seven students at a new campus as it continues its push towards eliminating the shift system. Read More

Garage crackdown

Monday, September, 30 2019    

The owner of a garage in Galina, St Mary is to present proof that the vehicles on his property are his, as this was his claim when the matter was brought before the court and subsequently referred to mediation recently. Read More



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