North & East

Boscobel 'problem' development almost completed

Carol Burey collects her title from Member of Parliament for St Mary West Jolyan Silvera, while Karl Bennett looks on.
(PHOTOS: RENAE DIXON)

BOSCOBEL, St Mary — After repeated flooding and protests from residents regarding the many inconveniences caused, the housing development at the Hills of Boscobel is at the finishing stages and the many issues which residents faced have been addressed, the Ministry of Housing has said. &ldquo ... Read More

bloody knife St Thomas man accused of killing brother gets bail
A St Thomas man accused of stabbing his brother to death over a headphone was yesterday offered $250 ... Read More

Students of Avacot Primary and Junior High display their project. (PHOTOS: EVERARD OWEN) Port Maria Primary, Port Antonio High cop science awards
PASSLEY GARDENS, Portland — Port Maria Primary and Port Antonio High schools are the winners o ... Read More

Goat ride Rural Routes - Dec 8
Goat ride This goat appears quite comfortable travelling in the back of this pick-up in Portland, r ... Read More

JN gives back to Brown's Town Health Centre

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December 08, 2014    

Ransford Davidson (second left), business relationship and
sales manager at Jamaica National makes a presentation to
Leon Gordon (second right), chairman of North East Regional
Health Authority Board, while looking on are Bentley Steer
(left), parish manager of St Ann Health Department and Dr
Innocent Francis, medical officer, Brown's Town Health Centre.

THE Brown's Town Health Department received well-needed assistance from Jamaica National Foundation to upgrade its medical records department to include an improvement of its electrical system. The recent donation follows a number of other contributions to the health facility by the foundation which readily responded to the challenges being faced by the facility. The property was also fenced and the health centre's kitchen upgraded on a prior occasion. Business Relationship and Sales Manager a ... Read More

Increased membership for Mammee Bay Optimist Club

Monday, December 08, 2014    

Immediate Past President Grace Brown (right) ceremonially
hands over the bell and gavel to new President Barbara
Watson. (PHOTOS: RENAE DIXON)

THE Optimist Club of Mammee Bay in St Ann has welcomed its expansion with the recent induction of several new members during the group's 11th installation luncheon held in Ocho Rios. The rainy weather could not dampen the spirits of excited members who attended the event. Past International Vice President Shirley Jarrett, in expressing delight at the increase in membership, called on members to make "optimism a way of life". "Optimist is still alive and we are growing," she said. Debbian Li ... Read More

Support group for children launched in St Ann

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December 08, 2014    

Resident Magistrate Icolin Ferron-Reid leads participants and stakeholders in prayer during the launch of the programme. (PHOTOS: RENAE DIXON)

A support programme which will address the needs of children, including those with behavioural problems, was launched recently at the Moneague Church of God of Prophesy in St Ann. The ICHNOS Plus, Positive Behaviour Support and Intervention Services which is expected to help hundreds of children, is the initiative of pastor and educator Clifford Senior. The programme will provide general counselling, behavioural assessment and management, academic testing and tutoring, addiction and substance ... Read More

Increased membership for Mammee Bay Optimist Club

Monday, December 08, 2014    

New members being inducted by Lieutenant Governor Eunice Blake-Brown.

THE Optimist Club of Mammee Bay in St Ann has welcomed its expansion with the recent induction of several new members during the group's 11th installation luncheon held in Ocho Rios. The rainy weather could not dampen the spirits of excited members who attended the event. Past International Vice President Shirley Jarrett, in expressing delight at the increase in membership, called on members to make "optimism a way of life". "Optimist is still alive and we are growing," she said. Debbian Li ... Read More

Sewerage, road work cripples Port Antonio's commercial district

Monday, December 08, 2014    

A sewerage and road construction project which has been ongoing for moths throughout the town of Port Antonio is hitting businesses deep in the pockets as the congestion throughout the town has caused many persons to stay away from the parish capital. The usually bustling commercial district has been in a state of chaos for months now with several traffic changes causing great inconvenience to pedestrians, motorists and businesses alike. Throughout the town, roads have been dug up or blocked ... Read More

St Ann SDC gets communities involved

Monday, December 08, 2014    

Members of the winning Alexandria
Development Area Committee team
pose for a photo with sponsors of the
event. (PHOTO: RENAE DIXON)

The St Ann arm of the Social Development Commission has introduced a debating competition as a new way of getting communities involved in discussions on several areas of development. Residents of several communities recently participated in a Local Economic Development (LED) debating competition which was launched as part of the SDC's community month activities. At the end of the robust debates held at the organisation's parish office in Addison Park in Brown's Town, Alexandria Development Are ... Read More

Infirmary relief - New ward opened for male residents

Monday, December 08, 2014    

Local Government and Community Development Minister Noel Arscott (second left) is assisted by Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson (third left) in performing
the symbolic ribbon-cutting exercise to formally open the newly constructed male ward at St Thomas Infirmary in Morant Bay. Also participating in the formalities
(from left) are: Morant Bay Mayor and St Thomas Parish Council Chairman Councillor Ludlow Mathison; Chairman of the Council’s Poor Relief Committee,
Councillor Rohan Bryan; Member of Parliament for Western St Thomas James Robertson; and Custos Rotulorum of St Thomas Marcia Bennett.

The 47 male residents of St Thomas Infirmary in Morant Bay are now enjoying much improved facilities, following the construction of a new ward by the government at a cost of $31 million. Financed by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, the ward features double occupancy rooms; bathrooms; a doctor's examination room and matron's office; as well as a visiting area. The facility's opening has significantly imp ... Read More

Cops arrest man for taking their photo

Tuesday, December 02, 2014    

The offending photograph taken by Errol Nisbeth that landed him in trouble.

BROWN'S TOWN, St Ann — Errol Nisbeth, an information technology professional and founder of the St Ann 360 advocacy group which operates a website and Facebook page that highlight happenings in the parish, said he was recently arrested after taking a photograph of a group of policemen talking to a handcart vendor in this town. Nisbeth said that on Saturday, November 22 he was in the town, where he has lived for several years, when the police who were carrying out their dutie ... Read More

March against drug abuse in Steer Town today

Saturday, November 29, 2014    

Volunteer at the National Council on Drug Abuse, Gail Van-Reid
(right), educates students from Long Road Primary School,
Kwesi-Ann Wallen (left) and Janell Harrison, on the hazards of
smoking. They were at the National Schools ‘No Tobacco’
Poster and DJ competition, held at the Sts Peter and Paul
Church Hall on May 30.

STEER TOWN, St Ann — Residents of Steer Town in St Ann will today march against drug abuse and other social ills affecting youngsters, in response to research findings from the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA). The NCDA, in a needs assessment survey in May, found that drug use as well as risky sexual behaviour was high among the youth in the community. Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) community liaison officer for Steer Town, Kadian Hutchinson, said the NCDA is aiming ... Read More

St Thomas PC to get new $250-m home

Tuesday, November 25, 2014    

ARSCOT… does not convey the idea that the local government ministry is in safe
and competent hands

A new building is to be constructed to house the St Thomas Parish Council at a cost of approximately $250 million. Local Government and Community Development Minister Noel Arscot last Friday broke ground for the project, on which work is scheduled to start soon. The proposed two-storey structure, to be built on three acres of land adjoining the St Thomas Infirmary in Morant Bay, will replace the office complex currently being used, which is situated in the town's commercial district. The faci ... Read More



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