North & East

US charity RCM gives computer lab to Fair Prospect High

It took an investment of US$120,000 (about J$15.3 million) to make the dream of Fair Prospect High School having its own computer laboratory come true. Read More

JET donates 89 garbage drums to Nine Miles community
RESIDENTS in Nine Miles, St Ann, are calling on the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to ensure that garbage collection is timely and done regularly in their community.... Read More

'We need to trust God'
PORTLAND'S Mello Agers group earlier this month honoured centenarian Louise Williams to mark International Day of Older Persons.Williams, who is 104 years old, was presented with a plaque at her home in Folly, Portland.... Read More

Dunn, Alexis sign Political Code of Conduct
Candidates for the October 30 by-election in St Mary South Eastern Dr Norman Dunn (right) and Dr Shane Alexis (second right) pose with certificates after signing the Political Code of Conduct, which governs the actions of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), People's National Party (PNP) and all...... Read More

Observer seminar in St Ann focuses on mental health

Monday, October, 16 2017    

At a time when many continue to frown on mental illness in Jamaica and other countries across the world, several students from schools in St Ann and St Mary received lessons on mental health at a recent seminar hosted by the Jamaica Observer at Ferncourt High School in... Read More

Missing funds?

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 16 2017    

THERE are conflicting reports about whether or not money collected by the Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society to assist with the rehabilitation of the road leading to the free beach was in fact used to do so. Read More

Rural Routes

Monday, October, 16 2017    

1. Graffiti spray-painted at the entrance to the School Hill community in St Mary South Eastern.(Photos: Garfield Robinson) 2. St Mary vendor Kenroy Angel shows off bananas for sale. 3. Eslime Francis is all smiles while carrying load in St Mary. Read More

PHOTO: 'Nuh dutty up Jamaica'

Monday, October, 16 2017    

A member of Jamaica Environment Trust labels a garbage drum to be placed in the Nine Miles community in St Ann. (Photo: Renae Dixon) Read More

Northeasterners out in numbers for TSO

Monday, October, 16 2017    

NORTHEASTERNERS were out in their numbers for the Jamaica Observer Take Style Out one-night sales event held on October 5. Bargain hunters were not disappointed when they descended on Appliance Traders Limited on Newlin Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann, and it was the same for Portland Jewellers,... Read More

Not vote-buying, McKenzie says as he releases funds for St Mary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 13 2017    

PORT MARIA, St Mary — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie was yesterday hesitant to release funds to councillors in the St Mary Municipal Corporation for drain cleaning, advising them that he did not want to be accused of... Read More

Sandals volunteers plant 300 trees in St Ann watershed

Friday, October, 13 2017    

THE Forestry Department has praised the continued efforts of the Sandals and Beaches hotel chain in assisting the department with planting trees across Jamaica. Read More

From $100 a day to successful entrepreneur

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 2 2017    

WHEN Conrad Webster left Hanover for St Ann 11 years ago, he was making as little as $100 per day washing cars. Read More

Lower Buxton Primary tops FLOW literacy competition

Monday, October, 2 2017    

Lower Buxton Primary School in St Ann is the FLOW Foundation Literacy Video Competition winner. Read More

Popcaan, Fenton Ferguson team up for St Thomas road development

Monday, October, 2 2017    

THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says popular dancehall artiste Andrae Sutherland, popularly known as Popcaan, has joined forces with Member of Parliament for St Thomas Eastern Dr Fenton Ferguson to lobby for “greater improvements” in the road infrastructure in... Read More

St Mary farmer wants Government to do more for small farmers

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 2 2017    

A St Mary farmer is today chiding Government over what he believes is its “poor” management of the agriculture sector. Read More



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