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Past students assist St Mary High School with computers

Past students of St Mary High School, the 'Batch of 1997', recently presented eight computers to their alma mater in a bid to improve the academic standing of present day students and to provide much needed technology for the school. In addition, exercise mats and running spikes were... Read More

Injured policeman Lorenzo McLeggon gets more help
Lorenzo McLeggon, the former policeman who was shot in the head while on duty in 1976, four years after joining the Jamaica Constable Force, has received more help from compassionate Jamaicans.... Read More

We have been forgotten
Residents of the remote district of Long Road, close to Annotto Bay in St Mary, fear that they have been forgotten by their local government representatives.... Read More

St Thomas celebrates Observer 25
As the Jamaica Observer celebrates its 25th anniversary, vendors and sales representatives are on the road in St Thomas promoting this special moment for the newspaper. ... Read More

Ready, Set — GSAT

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

Despite the recent sick-out by teachers across the island, it was business as usual for most Grade Six Achievement (GSAT) students in St Mary, who will be sitting their exams on Thursday and Friday of this week. Read More

Ready for GSAT

Monday, March, 19 2018    

This year is the final year for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), and the excitement that usually comes along with the sitting of the examination is no different. Read More

Linton Park All Age seeks sponsorship to improve facilities

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

For principal Arlene Clarke-Dunbar and the staff of Linton Park All Age School in St Ann, their role as educators is not only about teaching students in classrooms. Read More

Sally Henzell's long walk to Jakes

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth — Sally Henzell, artist and founder of Jakes Hotel, laughed long and hard when it was suggested to her that she and her late husband, film-maker Perry Henzell, were never very good at business. Read More

Mother of 10 needs help to get land for FFP house

Monday, March, 5 2018    

A mother of 10 who had to flee her home in Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew, after hoodlums issued death and rape threats to her and her 13-year-old daughter needs help. Read More

Ganja on the way for St Mary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 5 2018    

Residents in Islington, St Mary, are embracing a multimillion-dollar marijuana industry investment in their community. Castleblack is in the licensing phase of business and is expected to be in full operation later this year. Read More

Coffee troubles

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 5 2018    

COFFEE farmers in Portland are reeling from the effects of the fall in price for the mild-flavoured commodity which many say is their livelihood. Read More

$268-m police station for Port Antonio

Monday, March, 5 2018    

Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, broke ground two Fridays ago for the construction of a $268-million police station on Harbour Street in Port Antonio, to replace the 150-year-old building that is currently there. Read More

Police plan meeting to address Ferncourt High violence

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Saturday, March, 3 2018    

ST ANN'S Bay, St Ann — Senior Superintendent Michael Smith said he plans to meet with the principal, staff and parents of Ferncourt Court High School as the police try to get to the root cause of the problem that sparked a fight among a group of students on... Read More

Cops say four people now being questioned in murder of Chinese businessman

Saturday, March, 3 2018    

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann — The St Ann police are now questioning four people in relation to the murder of a Chinese man who was killed on Tuesday, February 27.Teng Fei Cheng was shot about 3:45 pm in Brown's Town where he operated a supermarket. Read More

Enfield Health Centre to be repaired under Adopt-A-Clinic initiative

Thursday, March, 1 2018    

ENFIELD Health Centre in St Mary is the first to benefit from the Ministry of Health's Adopt-A-Clinic initiative. Read More


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