North & East

Ocho Rios Fishing Village no longer 'unsightly'

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — The transformed Ocho Rios Fishing Village was officially opened on Thursday, with scores of people describing the new look as world-class. Read More

Alligator Head to the rescue
A large number of marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and sea birds often become entangled in marine debris —derelict fishing nets, crab pots, packing bands — and suffer injury or death.... Read More

PHOTO: Bromley's top student
Top student at Bromley Primary School in St Mary, Shevaun-Eve Harris, says the Grade Six Achievement Test was a bit challenging, although she managed to score a 96 per cent average. Harris will attend St Mary High School in September.... Read More

Flow 'Ball & Blaze' thrills St Thomas with World Cup mania
Last Friday all roads led to Walkers' Plaza in St Thomas, where telecommunications firm Flow hosted a viewing session of the quarter-final match between Brazil and Belgium in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.... Read More

More PEP concerns

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 9 2018    

A St Mary school is expressing concern about the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination and is calling on the Ministry of Education to revise sections of the placement test following complaints from students who sat the June mock examination. Read More

World Cup mania

Monday, July, 9 2018    

Proud even in defeat, this Brazil fan waves his flag while being flanked by two Belgium supporters at Walkers' Plaza in St Thomas, where FLOW hosted its Blaze & Ball viewing session of the World Cup quarter-final match between Belgium and Brazil. Belgium won 2-1. Read More

Keeping Garvey alive in St Ann

Monday, June, 25 2018    

The St Ann Homecoming & Heritage Foundation earlier this month held its seventh annual Marcus Garvey Lecture at the St Ann Parish Library. Read More

Poor roads take bite out of 'Kruncy Nuts' in St Mary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, June, 25 2018    

AT least one family in Tremolesworth, St Mary, is speaking out about the poor condition of the main road there, arguing that the thoroughfare has been “extremely” bad for business. Read More

Annotto Bay residents, taxi operators welcome curfew

BY TRUDI-ANN CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Monday, June, 25 2018    

RESIDENTS in Annotto Bay, St Mary, last week welcomed a curfew imposed by the Jamaica Constabulary Force on the area, following a series of murders and shootings that have now disrupted activities in the parish. Read More

Friends of St Ann's Bay Hospital donate vital signs machines

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, June, 25 2018    

The Friends of the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, a charity group which has been making donations to the facility since the early 1970s, continued its contribution by donating four vital signs machines. Read More

Canadian to invest $12 million in early childhood development

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, June, 25 2018    

CANADIAN Mike Pickersgill is passionate about early childhood education. As a result, he has committed to investing $12 million in early childhood development across Portland. Read More


BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, June, 25 2018    

THE brazen murder of a British couple last Friday sent shock waves throughout the quiet farming community of Mount Pleasant in Portland, leaving some to speculate about the motive for the killings. Read More


Monday, June, 25 2018    

Members of the security forces patrol the streets of Annotto Bay in St Mary, where a curfew was imposed last Wednesday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Read More

Top boys, girls from north-eastern parishes react to GSAT results

Monday, June, 11 2018    

THE results from the final sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) were released last Thursday, signalling the end of an era for the secondary school placement examination. Jamaica Observer North & East writer Everard Owen visited several schools in St Mary and Portland to hear from... Read More

Steer town scholarship recipient vows to get out of poverty

Monday, June, 11 2018    

Shantoy Howard cried tears of joy last Monday when it was announced that she is the 2018 recipient of the Ex-police Officers Association scholarship. Read More


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