North & East

'It's wonderful'

Residents of Ginger House in east Portland are expressing satisfaction following the installation of a new swing bridge. Read More

$30 million for Tom's Hope
Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has announced that plans are in place to repair the main road and bridge at Tom's Hope in the Rio Grande Valley, east Portland.... Read More

PHOTO: Champions!
Summer Hill CC of Brown's Town, St Ann, defeated Links CC of Alexandria in an exciting St Ann Premiere League Champion of Champions Final on Sunday, November 3 at Port Rhoades Sports Club, Discovery Bay,  to win the 2019 Noranda Cup for the parish cricket competition.... Read More

Principal turned politician
PRINCIPAL of Yallahs High School in St Thomas Mark Malabver is set to enter representational politics after 19 years as an educator.... Read More

Ferguson appeals to Diaspora for St Thomas support

Sunday, November, 3 2019    

Member of Parliament for St Thomas Eastern Dr Fenton Ferguson has challenged members of the alumni association of the Morant Bay High School to lead the march to achieve further development in that section of eastern Jamaica. Read More

Making St Mary great again

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 28 2019    

Head of the St Mary Police Division, Superintendent Bobette Morgan-Simpson and her team are determined to make the parish safe for residents and businesses. Read More

HEART targets uncertified, skilled people through 'Heart of Communities' initiative

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 28 2019    

Officials at the HEART Trust/NTA has again issued a call to skilled, experienced people to take advantage of its HEART in Heart of Communities initiative, which is geared towards providing certification for people with experience in specific fields. Read More

PHOTO: Chasing goals

Monday, October, 28 2019    

Dejhanae Bailey of Tomlinson Preparatory School (left) and Matthew Turner of Sts Peter and Paul Preparatory School vie for the ball during a Jamaica Independent Schools Association (JISA) national Under-12 football match last Wednesday in St Ann. (Photo: Jason Tulloch) Read More

Portland pays tribute to national heroes

Monday, October, 28 2019    

Scores of Portlanders last Monday braved the weather to attend the annual Heroes' Day Parade led by custos Major Lincoln Thaxter, Members of Parliament Daryl and Ann-Marie Vaz, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, fire personnel, scouts, and cadets. Read More

PHOTO: Councillors Vibes

Monday, October, 28 2019    

St Mary Western Member of Parliament Robert Montague says a new initiative dubbed 'Councillors Vibes' has been launched in the constituency. The event is scheduled to be held biweekly in the different divisions. Read More

'We will not back down'

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, October, 28 2019    

DEPUTY colonel of the Accompong Maroons in St Elizabeth, Melvin Currie, has issued a stern warning to the Government that the group will not be backing down in its roll out of the maroon currency, Lumi, despite widespread opposition. Read More

Finally... a bridge over troubled water

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter | Sunday, October, 20 2019    

Only against the backdrop of the growing climate problem can one fully appreciate Jamaica's pristine rural landscape. The scenic ride to Chesterfield, St Mary last Wednesday, for the official opening of the newly erected Chesterfield Bridge was cause for reflection on the need for... Read More

Still no word on missing Portland educator

Monday, October, 14 2019    

The police say they are yet to locate missing educator Fiju Matthews. Read More

Murder, rape down in Portland

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, October, 14 2019    

THE police are reporting a 28 per cent reduction in major crimes in Portland when compared to a similar period last year.The figure for shootings, however, remains the same. Read More

Blue Mountain fun

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter | Monday, October, 14 2019    

Operations at Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours (BMTours) in Portland have expanded to include zipline activities, Manager Rohan McLeod has revealed. Read More


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