North & East

Big support for Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival

OVER 5000 students from across the island, along with their teachers and parents, attended the 19th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival in Brown's Town, St Ann, last Thursday. Read More

Showcasing Discovery Bay
RETIRED teacher Evadne Scarlett last month partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Discovery Bay to put on Discovery Bay's first small business exposition.... Read More

Celebrating JAMAICA
Teachers at Bethesda Basic School in Portland, Yanique White (left) and Donnalea Brown (right), interact with students on Jamaica Day. (Photo: Everard Owen)... Read More

Maroon herbalist breaks down the bush
MANY Jamaicans opt to use alternative medicine to treat both communicable and non-communicable diseases when diagnosed or to use it to complement conventional medicine.... Read More

PHOTO: Maroons today

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Charles Town Maroon Acting Colonel Marcia Douglas shows off the Asafu yard. This is where Maroon business is conducted. Read More

The Charles Town Maroons today

Monday, November, 12 2018    

THE Charles Town Maroons occupied Crawford Town high in the Blue Mountains before signing the peace treaty with the British when they moved down to Charles Town on the Buff Bay River. They remain there today. The then leader of the group was Nanny's captain, Quao. Today they are led by... Read More

Man gets 20 years for 3-y-o's murder

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 3 2018    

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann — A man who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of a three-year-old in Brown's Town, St Ann, was yesterday sentenced to 20 years at hard labour in the St Ann Circuit Court. Read More

A decade-old passion

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 29 2018    

THIRTY-four-year-old Shanika Campbell is passionate about caring for the elderly. Read More

St Ann honours 7 including handcart operator

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 29 2018    

THE St Ann Municipal Corporation on October 15 honoured seven outstanding residents for their contribution to various sectors in the parish. Read More

Port Antonio Hospital's X-ray department gets $25.8-m upgrade

Monday, October, 29 2018    

THE newly refurbished X-ray (x-radiation) Department at the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland was reopened last Thursday. Read More

Thousands benefit from vision, oral health programme in St Ann

Monday, October, 29 2018    

GREAT Shape! Inc, a United States (US)-based non-profit organisation, continues to give thousands of Jamaicans brighter smiles and clearer vision through its free optical and oral health programmes. Read More

PHOTO: 90's gift

Monday, October, 29 2018    

Members of the St Mary High School class of 1990 last Monday presented a cheque of $250,000 to school Principal Jullett Frazer-Sadaar (fourth left) to assist 27 students preparing to sit the upcoming Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education... Read More

York Castle 5k a success — alumni president

Monday, October, 29 2018    

PRESIDENT of the York Castle Alumni Jennifer Small has declared the inaugural Lasco iCool Water York Castle 5k Run/Walk a major success.“It was well supported! Parents, running clubs and schools from St Ann supported the [5k],” Small said. Read More

PHOTO: 'Hard road to travel'

Monday, October, 29 2018    

Residents of Norwich Heights in Port Antonio, Portland, take a break from repairing a section of the main road which runs through the community. Read More

PHOTO: Destitute

Monday, October, 29 2018    

These homeless people were spotted sleeping by the clock in Port Antonio square in Portland, last week. We hope that they will get the help they deserve. Statistics in 2016 indicated that there had been a 26 per cent jump in the number of homeless people across the island between 2012 and March... Read More



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