North & East

St Thomas residents to benefit from disaster risk project

Monday, August, 7 2017    

RESIDENTS in St Thomas are expected to benefit from the implementation of 3D Model for Disaster Risks to reduce loss of crops, livestock and homes, such as the damage caused by flood rains in March and April of this year. Read More

Frustrated St Thomas resident

Monday, August, 7 2017    

A disgruntled St Thomas resident is demanding answers from the National Water Commission (NWC) after repeatedly receiving meter readings on monthly bills, despite not having a meter on her premises or access to tap water. Read More

St Ann Homecoming and Heritage Foundation celebrates Jamaica 55

Monday, August, 7 2017    

The St Ann Homecoming and Heritage Foundation is set to host an awards banquet in celebration of 'Jamaica 55' this weekend. Read More


Monday, August, 7 2017    

A dispute between a taxi operator and a motorcyclist last week in Brown's Town, St Ann, has left three children without a father.Nicholas Fowler, also known as Pablo, was stabbed to death allegedly by Rojay Hagigal for allegedly 'bad driving' him. Read More

Sandals Corporate University Days a hit at Beaches Ocho Rios

Wednesday, August, 2 2017    

THE Sandals Corporate University (SCU) Days instituted at Beaches Ocho Rios has been a big hit with team members wishing to take up opportunities offered by the educational arm of the island's leading tourism resort group. Read More

'Ackee nice, but treat it right'

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 24 2017    

THE St Ann Health Department has launched a public education campaign aimed at sensitising residents on how to prevent ackee poisoning. Read More

Orange Park farmers donate computer to basic school

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 24 2017    

Farmers of the Hinds Town/Orange Park Progressive Farmers Benevolent Society last week donated a computer to Orange Park Basic School as part of efforts to give back to the community. Read More

Bethany Primary boys outshine girls in GSAT — principal

Monday, July, 24 2017    

SPECIAL intervention programmes implemented at Bethany Primary School, geared towards improving the academic performance of boys, have been reaping success, Principal Orville Harris has said. Read More

St Thomas residents wary of development plans for parish

Monday, July, 24 2017    

Government has announced plans for the development of St Thomas starting with the construction of a south coast highway and urban centre there. Work on the highway is scheduled to begin in early 2018, while construction of the urban centre is to begin in December and is expected to be completed... Read More

Music used to improve students' performance at Retirement Primary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 24 2017    

It is not an easy task to teach two grades at the same time while performing duties as principal, but Nadine Fisher has shown that she is dedicated to the students at Retirement Primary and Infant School in St Ann. Read More

Hope for St Thomas

Monday, July, 24 2017    

The proposed $4-billion Morant Bay town centre, to be built in St Thomas, represents a blueprint for urban development, which Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is looking to replicate in other parish capitals. Read More

Kiwanis Campvention builds children's character

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

SCORES of teenagers converged at Moneague College in St Ann for the five-day 'Campvention 2017', which was hosted by The Kiwanis Club of North St Andrew. Read More

Work on St Thomas leg of South Coast Highway to begin 2018

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Saturday, July, 15 2017    

WORK on the St Thomas leg of the South Coast Highway is to begin in 2018, the National Works Agency (NWA) has said. Read More

Retirees happily oversee Rio Nuevo Battle Site Museum

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 10 2017    

A group of senior retirees, including a number of returning residents are ensuring that the Rio Nuevo Battle Site Museum in St Mary is preserved for all Jamaicans. Read More


Monday, July, 10 2017    

Students who attend Prospect College, which was started by Sir Harold Mitchell in 1956, are provided with full scholarships. Sir Harold is a former British parliamentarian. Read More


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