North & East

NY Kiwanians to host wellness programme for St Ann kids

President of the Kiwanis Club of Montego Freeport Dr Martin Taylor (right) presents a cheque for
$200,000 to West Haven Children’s Home board member Gloria Veira while Dennis Pryce, the club’s
chairman, looks on. The presentation was made at the institution recently. (Photo: Alan Lewin)

KIWANIANS from several clubs in New York will visit Jamaica from August 28 to 31 to conduct a Children's Wellness Service Project in Runaway Bay, St Ann. The Kiwanians will partner with the Discovery Bay Kiwanis club for a service project to provide children in the Runaway Bay area with back to s ... Read More

Rasheed Habib (right) with Minister of Agriculture Roger
Clarke and friend Mackoy McNeish. Rasheed Habib's future lies in agriculture
WHILE many young people dream of becoming doctors, lawyers and teachers, Rasheed Habib's dream is to ... Read More

A man carefully manoeuvres a section of the bridge that is
missing a part of its wooden floor. (PHOTOS: RENAE DIXON)
A section of the main road in Retreat, St Mary, that was
blocked by residents, yesterday. Fix it, now!
RETREAT, St Mary — Residents of Retreat yesterday protested for a third day, blocking the main ... Read More

A worn tyre taken from the fire truck assigned to the Port
Antonio Fire Station. Anxious moments as limping Fire Brigade fights blaze in Buff Bay
BUFF BAY, Portland — Portland firefighters fought hard between Tuesday night and Wednesday mor ... Read More

Shauna Kay Martin did not disappoint, scoring eight CSEC distinctions

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, August 18, 2014    

Martin shows off some of her numerous medals, trophies and certificates following her graduation in July.

SHE won many awards, was considered exceptional and many expected only the best from her, and Shauna Kay Martin did not disappoint. The St Hilda's High School head girl and valedictorian scored distinctions in eight subjects she sat in the 2014 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. In an interview following Martin's graduation in July, her mother Marva Martin told the Jamaica Observer North East that her daughter's achievement was evident in their Brown's Town community, with ... Read More

LASCO scholarship recipients

Monday, August 18, 2014    

LASCO Marketing Manager Kelia-Gaye Dunbar pose for this photo op after making presentations to Rashell Davis from Water Valley Primary and Zorian Clarke (left) from Brown's Town Primary, recipients of the LASCO/ Curves GSAT Scholarship 2014-2015. The girls will be attending St Mary High School and St Hilda's High School respectively this academic year. The scholarship presentations were made at LASCO Distributors Ltd at White Marl recently. LASCO Distributors Ltd through their personal care bra ... Read More

More than just another venue

BY Ingrid Brown Associate editor- special assignment | Monday, August 18, 2014    

Di Atlantic Entertainment Centre.

ONE of the latest entertainment spots along the Portland coastline, Di Atlantic Entertainment Centre, has ambitious plans to become more than just another venue. Located in Manchioneal, the facility is proposing to offer clean, family-friendly fun to locals and visitors alike and wants to have the Jamaica Tourist Board's stamp of approval. "When we are done with construction, we want to be able to register with the Jamaica Tourist Board because the parish needs something like this," said mana ... Read More

MP provides hundreds of students with free medical care

By Renae Dixon Observer staff reporter | Monday, August 18, 2014    

Dr Campbell addresses
constituents during one of
the many health fairs he
has been hosting in his
constituency. (PHOTOS BY

Medical practitioner and Member of Parliament (MP) for North West St Ann Dr Dayton Campbell has used his medical training to the benefit of hundreds of students in his constituency. Dr Campbell, with the support of other health-care providers, has been going through communities in the constituency to do back-to-school medical checks for students. When the Jamaica Observer North East spoke with Dr Campbell last week, he said approximately 1,200 students had already benefited from a series of hea ... Read More

New bikes for police in St Ann and St Mary

By Renae Dixon Observer staff reporter | Monday, August 18, 2014    

General Manager of Sandals Grande Riviera Brian Roper (left) presents Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell with a key to one of the bikes while other
members of the JCF and stakeholders who donated the bikes look on. (PHOTO: RENAE DIXON)

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Runaway Bay/Ocho Rios chapter has donated three new bikes to the St Ann and St Mary police which the lawmen say will better help them to police the newly opened leg of the North/South highway. Two of the three new bikes will go to the St Ann police and the other to the St Mary police. The donation comes at a time when The St Ann police say the donation comes at a time when they could face additional challenges as a result of the new leg of the ... Read More

Jamaican cadets top Caribbean rifle shooting competition

By Everard Owen Observer writer | Monday, August 18, 2014    

The winners pose with the PJ Patterson Rifle Trophy
along with Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites.

The Jamaica Combined Cadet Force topped four other cadet units to win the rifle shooting competition with 402 points over St Lucia with 284, Cayman Islands 277, Trinidad and Tobago 155 and St Vincent at 95 points during the recently concluded Caribbean Cadet camp held at Titchfield and Port Antonio High schools in Portland. Jamaican cadet Private Shamarie Dixon won the PJ Patterson award as the best shooter while the first-class shooting badge went to St Lucian Corporal Aquileh Smith. Private ... Read More

Discovering Reach Falls

BY INGRID BROWN Associte editor - special assignment | Monday, August 18, 2014    

Customer Service
Representative Floyd Simpson
points to the waterfall which
is a favourite for visitors to the

IT may very well be one of Portland's best kept secrets, but for those who have discovered the beauty of Reach Falls, it is an adventure they believe no one should miss out on. Cool, crystal clear, natural pools and waterfalls surrounded by lush vegetation provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing day with nature, whether you're a tourist, high school student or just an individual wishing to get away from the daily grind. The experience at this Urban Development Corporation (UDC)-operated f ... Read More

First Regional awards $3 million in scholarships

By Renae Dixon Observer staff reporter | Monday, August 18, 2014    

Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell presents Michael Campbell, a
medical student, with his award.

First Regional Co-operative Credit Union which has been offering assistance to students in the north eastern parishes throughout the years will be forking out some $3 million this year in scholarships, bursaries and book grants this year, as it incorporates recipients outside of this area. And although it was no easy feat selecting this year's awardees, given how well the applicants performed, especially in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), several students from St Ann and St Mary along wi ... Read More

St Ann police step up a notch

BY RENAE DIXON Sunday Observer staff reporter | Sunday, August 10, 2014    

Members of the winning Bamboo Police
Youth Club during the first match on

THE Community, Safety and Security Branch of the St Ann police has unfolded yet another programme set to improve the relations between law enforcers and communities in the parish. The St Ann police launched the St Ann Police Youth Club Quiz competition at the police headquarters in St Ann's Bay on Thursday evening, August 7. The quiz competition comes weeks after the inaugural staging of the St Ann High Schools' Debating Competition. Twelve youth clubs from across the parish are participating ... Read More

New jerk sauce makes mark at Denbigh

BY RENAE DIXON Sunday Observer staff reporter | Sunday, August 10, 2014    

Marlon Francis (left), co-owner and managing director of Aunt Lola's, shows off a sample to
Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn, and Jamaica Agricultural Society President,
Senator Norman Grant at Denbigh.

Aunt Lola's Jerk Sauce, although relatively new on the market, was a big hit in the St Ann Pavilion at the Denbigh Agricultural show in Clarendon last weekend. The beautiful arrangement of the products quickly disappeared as people bought and sampled the item. Vaughn Barnaby, parish manager for RADA in St Ann said that Aunt Lola's Jerk Sauce made a big impression although it was a first timer. "I think they did well. This is the first time we have invited them to Denbigh," he said. The new j ... Read More



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