North & East

'We are devastated'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS AND EVERARD OWEN Observer reporters | Monday, February, 4 2019    

FAMILY members have been left “devastated” by the brutal killing of People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, the second resident murdered in Portland since the start of the year. Read More

'Give us the classrooms'

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, January, 21 2019    

SCORES of parents and students of Fair Prospect Primary School in east Portland, last Monday gathered outside the school's gate protesting the education ministry's failure to appoint a contractor for the construction of classrooms, they say, money has been allocated... Read More

Bethesda Basic celebrates 62 years

Monday, January, 21 2019    

BETHESDA Basic School in Port Antonio, Portland, last Wednesday celebrated its 62nd anniversary in a soft ceremony that included the cutting of a cake and various performances. Read More

Junction on track

Monday, January, 21 2019    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) has confirmed that work on the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road in St Mary is to be completed in the second quarter of the 2019/2020 financial year. Read More

Living in limbo

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, January, 21 2019    

SEVERAL months after the Government announced that it had executed the compulsory acquisition of the boyhood home of National Hero Marcus Garvey in St Ann's Bay, one occupant says her family is still in the dark about the move. Read More

St Hilda's High gets greenhouse

Monday, January, 7 2019    

ST Hilda's High School in Brown's Town, St Ann is the latest school in the parish to be equipped with a greenhouse.Noranda Bauxite recently handed over the greenhouse to the school along with a donation of romaine lettuce plants and seedlings. Read More

Hoolebury Primary gets much-needed facelift

Monday, January, 7 2019    

HOOLEBURY Primary School in Scarlett Hall, St Ann, recently received a much-needed facelift through the Bahia Principe Jamaica Resort Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Read More

100 and counting for Irene Massop

Monday, January, 7 2019    

IRENE Massop is thanking God now, more than ever, that she has joined club 100.The centenarian celebrated her birthday on Friday but was honoured the following day by family members and friends at Free Hill Presbyterian Church in St Mary. Read More

59 road deaths

Monday, January, 7 2019    

FIFTY-NINE people died as a result of injuries they sustained in road crashes across northern and eastern parishes last year, a report from the Ministry of Transport and Mining's Road Safety Unit (RSU) has outlined. Read More

PHOTO: Facelift

Monday, January, 7 2019    

Hoolebury Primary School in Scarlett Hall, St Ann gets a much-needed facelift. Read More

Portland families get early Christmas gifts

Monday, December, 24 2018    

ON December 16, Herboo Corporation Limited visited 18 families in Port Antonio, Portland, where groceries were distributed as part of the start-up company's Christmas project. Here are some highlights: Read More

Diamond residents to be relocated in 2019

Monday, December, 24 2018    

IF Member of Parliament for Portland Western Daryl Vaz has his way, residents of Diamond, an informal settlement in Buff Bay, will be relocated to the Lennox community by next year. Read More

St Mary shines

Monday, December, 24 2018    

Owen Speid (left), president-elect, Jamaica Teachers' Association, presents the Principal of the Year Finalist plaque to Evorine Henry-Tracey, principal at Brimmer Vale High School in St Mary, during the 2018 LASCO Ministry of Education, Youth & Information Teacher and Principal of... Read More

10 years no job …now entrepreneur

BY KIMONE EDWARDS Observer writer | Monday, December, 24 2018    

FOR more than 10 years, Bellinda Hall sat at home doing nothing. She was unemployed and destitute.That changed, however, when the 43-year-old woman said sat back and remembered how diligently her mother worked to put food on the table. Read More

Jeffrey Town women can do it all

Monday, December, 10 2018    

WIDESPREAD unemployment and a lack of male presence in some households in Jeffrey Town, St Mary, drove the idea of a women's group, the backbone of Jet Town Products, to fruition four years ago. Read More


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