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Lurking Danger

Monday, November, 27 2017    

Heavy rains that have been lashing the island have created this crater in the road just outside of Martin Primary School in St Mary. While hazard tape has been used to cordon the area, it still presents a danger to the motoring public.  Read More

Chef's murder shocks family

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 27 2017    

WHEN Tia McKnight spoke with her father last Monday, she did not know that was the last conversation she would have had with him. Read More

40 two-bedroom units handed over to St Mary residents

Monday, November, 27 2017    

FORTY two-bedroom housing units were on Friday handed over to residents in St Mary as part of Government's commitment to delivering 15,000 affordable houses by March 2020. Read More

Walker encourages young people to pursue entrepreneurship

Monday, November, 27 2017    

MANAGING Director of the Jamaica Observer Danville Walker last Monday hosted members of the National Youth Service, St Mary Chapter at the company's Beechwood Avenue office in Kingston. Read More

Thieves strike again in Skibo, Portland

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 13 2017    

THIEVES have again targeted the community of Skibo in Portland, butchering several animals and leaving their remains for carrion crows to devour. Read More

$10-million roof leaks

KIMONE FRANCS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 13 2017    

THREE months after the roof of Musgrave Market in Port Antonio, Portland, was repaired by the Portland Municipal Corporation, vendors are reporting that roof leaks are damaging their goods. Read More

St Thomas teachers reject Gov't wage offer

Monday, November, 13 2017    

JAMAICA Teachers' Association (JTA) President Georgia Waugh Richards says teachers in St Thomas are furious about the six per cent wage offer presented by Government. Read More

$160-m Ocho Rios roadwork to begin today

Monday, November, 13 2017    

THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says all efforts will be made to minimise disruptions to Main Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann, as road improvement works begin today. Read More

Photo: St Mary South Eastern's new MP

Monday, November, 13 2017    

Newly elected Member of Parliament for St Mary South Eastern, Dr Norman Dunn, is assisted in taking the Oath of Allegiance at Gordon House, last Tuesday, by the deputy clerk of the Houses of Parliament, Valrie Curtis. Dunn replaces former MP, the late Dr Winston Green, after winning the October... Read More

Enforce tough rules at Annotto Bay market, vendors urge

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Vendors at the Metcalfe market in Annotto Bay, St Mary, are urging the local municipality to enforce merchandising rules throughout the township. Read More

St Thomas man uses cookshop to support family, community

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 30 2017    

JOEL Ellington has been operating his cookshop in Golden Grove, St Thomas, for over a decade, and he plans to keep going. Read More

UDC not responsible for winnifred beach road work

Monday, October, 30 2017    

THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says it is not responsible for road repairs being carried out on the road leading to Winnifred Beach in Portland. Read More

TPDCo trains 15 to make authentic Jamaican craft items

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 30 2017    

A craft programme put on by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) is facilitating the training of 15 Jamaicans to make craft items, a move that should see them starting their own businesses. Read More

Drop-in centre soon for homeless, mentally ill — Belnavis

Monday, October, 30 2017    

MAYOR of St Ann's Bay, Michael Belnavis, says he is hoping that a drop-in centre, which is expected to open shortly in Ocho Rios, St Ann, will alleviate some of the challenges the resort town now faces with homeless and mentally ill people. Read More

Sandals Foundation helps over 50 with mammograms in St Ann, St Mary

Monday, October, 30 2017    

OVER 50 women from St Ann and St Mary communities received free mammograms courtesy of the Sandals Foundation to mark World Mammogram Day on October 20. Read More



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