North & East

Councillor wants help for farmers who lost produce, livestock to flooding

BY: RENAE DIXON Staff Reporter | Monday, January, 22 2018    

COUNCILLOR for the Sturge Town division Winston Lawrence wants the Government through the Rural Agriculture Development Agency (RADA) to do an assessment of the losses suffered by farmers as a result of heavy rains in St Ann and to help these farmers back on their... Read More

Portland suffers again

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, January, 22 2018    

AN assessment of the damage done to Portland has been conducted following heavy showers which lashed the eastern section of the island for weeks, leaving communities cut off and thoroughfares damaged. Read More

St Ann councillors concerned about the lack of street lights

BY: RENAE DIXON Staff Reporter | Monday, January, 22 2018    

SEVERAL councillors in the St Ann Municipal Corporation have expressed concerns about the lack of street lights across the parish. Read More

Jacob's Ladder gets US$17,000 cold room

Monday, January, 22 2018    

THEIR roots date back to 1978 in the impoverished community of Mona Commons in St Andrew. Read More

Photo: Neglect

Monday, January, 22 2018    

This section of the Junction Main Road in St Mary has been like this for more than a year. We hope that the government agency responsible will repair it before there are any fatalities. Read More

Photo: Balancing act

Monday, January, 22 2018    

This man drives his unicycle along the main road in Port Antonio, Portland. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

PHOTO: Portland suffers again

Monday, January, 22 2018    

Residents in Maidstone have been cut off due to flooding in Matty Hole. Here, a man uses a raft to help residents cross floodwater. (Photo: Karl McLarty) Read More

Disabled man excels at Sandals

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, January, 22 2018    

WHEN Henry Cameron, a resident of Hamilton, St Mary, was first employed by Sandals, many were sceptical. He had a physical disability. Read More

Woman among 3 arrested after Boscobel ganja bust

Friday, January, 19 2018    

POLICE assigned to the Area 2 Narcotics Division seized five pounds of ganja during an operation in Boscobel, St Mary, on Wednesday. Three people, including a woman, have since been arrested and charged for the find. Read More

Western Sport Diary

Thursday, January, 11 2018    

FRIDAY, January 12ISSA boys' basketballMuschett High vs St James High — U16 Muschett 2:30 pmMuschett High vs Spot Valley High —U19 Muschett 4:00 pm SATURDAY, January 13 Read More

Miss Independent

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, January, 8 2018    

Eighty-year-old Deloritta Dixon was busy making castor oil at her Golden Grove Meadows home in St Thomas when the Jamaica Observer North & East approached her. Read More

Illegally parked vehicles in St Ann's Bay will be clamped — Mayor

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, January, 8 2018    

THE St Ann Municipal Corporation, in its bid to reduce congestion in St Ann's Bay, has reintroduced the clamping of illegally parked vehicles.The clamping and towing of motor vehicles is expected to start today. Read More

Ready to fight

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, January, 8 2018    

THE family the Government is offering $3.2 million to leave the childhood home of National Hero Marcus Garvey say, contrary to stories accusing them of being squatters, they are title-holders of the land. Read More

Cold front brings heavy showers, floods Portland

Monday, January, 8 2018    

A cold front that lingered across the island last week dumped heavy showers over northern parishes, including Portland, flooding homes and thoroughfares. Read More

Princess Margaret Hospital gets ambulance

Monday, January, 8 2018    

Two ambulances, valued at $15.8 million, have been handed over to the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas and the Kingston and St Andrew Health Services to cover the Bustamante Hospital for Children, National Chest Hospital, Hope Institute and the Sir John Golding... Read More


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