North & East

30 farmers trained in crop production

Thirty farmers from St Mary will be among the third batch of participants to receive certification in crop production through a collaborative training programme between the HEART Trust/NTA and the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS). The participants, who started their training at the Orange River R ... Read More

Rain or sunshine, Leslie Green is determined to get to his destination. He was spotted in Portland last Tuesday. (Lionel Rookwood) Rural Routes - January 8
Rain or sunshine, Leslie Green is determined to get to his destination. He was spotted in Portland l ... Read More

Camels Cindy (left), Moses and Riaata (right) can adapt to any environment they find themselves in. A ride with a difference
WHEN most of us hear or think about camels, our minds immediately travel to the Middle East, a place ... Read More

A tour guide helps a visitor to mount a horse as they prepare for a tour. Horsing around in Mammee Bay
CONROY Williams has been operating his horseback-riding tour business for 25 years in Mammee Bay, St ... Read More

‘Him affi guh get police lock me up a million and 99 times’

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January 09, 2017    

This dry-good vendor was given until January 7 to leave the street.

NEWLY installed Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary is disclosing that one of his immediate tasks is to get vendors off the streets of the parish’s capital and into the market designated for them to sell. While Creary is putting forward plans to construct a two-storey facility, which, he said, will be like no other in the Caribbean, some vendors are unhappy with moving, saying it will kill their earning power. “To me, the way how we build markets now, it is a waste of valuable real ... Read More

Epworth community grieves for JP Corrodus

BY RENAE DIXON dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January 09, 2017    

Colin Corrodus

IT was a very sad and sombre mood in the air when the Jamaica Observer North East visited the Epworth community in St Ann where popular businessman and Justice of the Peace Colin Corrodus was murdered at his home last Monday. Corrodus was killed after four armed men opened gunfire on him while he played dominoes with friends. The men reportedly demanded his licensed firearm before shooting him and knocking his wife unconscious. Residents openly expressed grief as they shared their personal mem ... Read More

St Ann councillor wants hanging to resume

BY RENAE DIXON dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January 09, 2017    

BELL... I want the minister to start to speak again on hanging. When you look at an 82-year-old man brutally murdered, I want to say ‘an eye for an eye’. (Photo: Renae Dixon)

Councillor for the Beecher Town Division in the St Ann South Eastern constituency, Ian Bell, is calling for the resumption of hanging in the country. Bell made the call following the murder of his colleague, Justice of the Peace Colin Corrodus, last Monday. Corrodus, proprietor of Colvile Hardware and Construction, was shot dead at his home in Epworth in the parish. “I call on the authorities and the powers that be to think seriously about the resumption of hanging in Jamaica if we are ... Read More

Sergeant credits deep community engagement for murder-free year

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January 09, 2017    

The Castleton Police Station in St Mary Police Division

Castleton in St Mary is one of two outstations in the St Mary Division that did not record a single murder in 2016. Sub-officer in charge of the Castleton out-station, Sergeant Christopher Ward has credited heavy community involvement and interaction with the residents of Castleton and its environs for the good results at his out-station. “Last year for Castleton was really challenging but tolerable in terms of crime. Why I say that is because out of the 11 out-stations in St Mary we ar ... Read More

It doesn’t take only more guns, vehicles to solve crime

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January 09, 2017    

Sub-officer in charge of the Castleton outstation, Sergeant Christopher Ward, says deeper community involvement can prevent major crimes. (Photos: Lionel Rockwood)

SUB-OFFICER in charge of the Castleton outstation in the St Mary Police Division, Sergeant Christopher Ward is calling on whoever takes on the job of commissioner of police to lobby for legislative changes that will result in harsher punishment for criminals. Former Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams retired from office effective January 6. Deputy Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant has since been given the reins to act until a new commissioner is identified. The process is expected to ... Read More

‘Mi can’t sleep; mi ‘fraid’

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January 09, 2017    

PARSLEY...Mi cyah believe this. Mi and him nuh have nothing. And as much as dem seh him lock up mi can’t sleep. (Photo: Lionel Rockwood)

TWENTY-nine-year-old Odayne Keyes has been charged with the brutal Christmas Day killing of his 19-year-old girlfriend Tashoy Barrett and is in police custody, but that has not erased the fear of Barrett’s cousin, whom he allegedly attacked days after her murder. Fifty-year-old Amoy Parsley was chopped viciously in her face and on her hands, which, she told the Jamaica Observer North East, she used to shield the incoming blows. “Mi can’t sleep; mi ‘fraid. Each time mi t ... Read More

LASCO’s top cop Kimaryo Pinnock builds peace park

Monday, January 09, 2017    

LASCO Top Cop Corporal Kimaryo Pinnock renews the mural on the walls of the peace park at Morant Bay Primary School with a fresh coat of white paint. (Photos: Contributed)

LASCO’s Top Cop of the year, Corporal Kimaryo Pinnock, broke ground for the construction of a peace park at the Morant Bay Primary School in St Thomas last month. The project was originally undertaken by Morant Bay Primary School in 2015, but was left incomplete for over a year due to a lack of funding. As a result of the project being stalled, the school’s administration reached out to Corporal Pinnock for his assistance. “I have always had a passion for giving back to my pa ... Read More

Temporary footbridge constructed at Dumbarton breakaway

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January 09, 2017    

The section of the Dumbarton main road which collapsed in December last year.

WEEKS after floodwaters destroyed a bridge which formed part of the Dumbarton main road in Discovery Bay, St Ann, a temporary bridge has been constructed to ease the travel pains of residents in and around the area. Authorities are yet to give a timeline for the repair of the main road, which connects Discovery Bay to Brown’s Town. The temporary bridge was constructed with funds allocated by councillor for the Dry Habour Division Carlton Ricketts, after the Jamaica Observer North East re ... Read More

Puerto Seco Beach to reopen in March

Monday, January 09, 2017    

Work being done at Puerto Seco.

VENDORS in Discovery Bay, St Ann, say they are eagerly anticipating the reopening of the Puerto Seco Beach in March. The Jamaica Observer North East understands that the first phase of the facility is expected to be completed by March and will be open to the public. The beach was previously scheduled for reopening last February after it was closed in December 2015. “Since the beach close the town dead,” one vendor said. “We use to push we cart go over there and when it reo ... Read More

PHOTO: A different ride

Monday, January 09, 2017    

Peruvian David Calderon says he loves Jamaica and loves to ride the camels and will be back for a second visit. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans)

Peruvian David Calderon says he loves Jamaica and loves to ride the camels and will be back for a second visit. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans) Read More



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