North & East

600 cadets being trained as first responders

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 23 2018    

CADETS from across the country and some from the neighbouring Cayman Islands are currently at the College of Agriculture Science and Education (CASE) in Port Antonio, Portland undergoing training for further leadership roles and as community activists. Read More

Ocho Rios Seafood Festival organisers upbeat

Monday, July, 23 2018    

Organisers of the upcoming Ocho Rios Seafood Festival are confident the event will continue to make “further inroads” into the lucrative global gastro-tourism market. Read More

PHOTO: Bushfire alert

Monday, July, 23 2018    

This hillside in Junction, St Mary, was on fire when the Jamaica Observer North & East visited the parish last Wednesday. We hope that it was nothing serious. Read More

'Big loss'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 23 2018    

PERSISTENT drought-like conditions in St Ann and St Mary have crippled agricultural activities there as small farmers suffer heavy losses with the trend of below-average rainfall for the island continuing through to the secondary rainfall season, which started in... Read More

New-look Ocho Rios Fishing Village now listed as a major attraction

Friday, July, 20 2018    

THE Ocho Rios Fishing Village — now referred to as the Ultimate Chill Spot — at Sailor Hole, Main Street, Ocho Rios, St Ann, was officially opened last week Thursday at a fun-filled ceremony at the facility that attracted directors, managers and staff of the Port Authority of... Read More

GG awardee among five newly minted pastors

Friday, July, 20 2018    

ST MARY, Jamaica — Recent governor general awardee for the parish of St Mary, Pastor Gordon Lindsay was among five Adventist ministers ordained into service last Saturday. Read More

Ocho Rios Fishing Village no longer 'unsightly'

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

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

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 9 2018    

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

Monday, July, 9 2018    

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

Monday, July, 9 2018    

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 francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | 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

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 dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | 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 dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | 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



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