North & East

David Lane mourns slain teacher

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.con | Monday, August, 5 2019    

The police have arrested the main suspect in last Tuesday's killing of schoolteacher Latoya Hill in David Lane, Portland, but that has not eased the pain for the family and friends who are continuing to mourn. Read More

'Sisterhood of a Second Chance'

Monday, August, 5 2019    

Scores of teenage mothers are now back in the formal school system, or doing skills training through the support of the Port Antonio and Highgate women's centres. Read More


Monday, August, 5 2019    

Desperate for water “Calvin” set off in search of the precious commodity in Portland last week with his donkey “Rude Boy” to carry the load.  Read More

We were losing

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter | Monday, July, 22 2019    

Chief executive officer (CEO) of Seprod Limited, Richard Pandohie says the company has paid out $55 million in redundancy packages to workers at Golden Grove Sugar Factory in Duckenfield, St Thomas. Read More

VIDEO: We can't eat

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter | Monday, July, 22 2019    

THERE is growing tension among residents in Duckenfield, St Thomas, following the decision to close the Seprod-controlled Golden Grove Sugar Factory later this week. Read More

An Evening of Excellence with Port Antonio Theatre Group

Monday, July, 22 2019    

The Port Antonio Theatre Group last Saturday hosted its 13th Evening of Excellence at Linnette Williams Multi-Purpose Hall in Port Antonio, Portland.The function featured speech, dance, and drama productions. Read More

VIDEO: 'We are suffering'

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 22 2019    

Three years after the official opening of the Caymanas to Mammee Bay leg of the north-south stretch of Highway 2000, craft vendors in Fern Gully, St Ann are still reeling from its effects. Read More

PHOTO: An Evening of Excellence

Monday, July, 22 2019    

Children perform a drama piece Wolfee Tribulation (Photo: Everard Owen) Read More

'We are worried'

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, July, 8 2019    

One Portland family has had sleepless nights since discovering the rapid rate at which land erosion has been taking place, threatening to destroy the place family members have called home for decades. Read More

VIDEO: NW St Ann off the mark with revolving pig project

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter | Monday, July, 8 2019    

In St Ann North Western, a thriving, revolving pig project which began in 2018 has been assisting residents financially, following concerns raised about unemployment. Read More


Monday, July, 8 2019    

Sachique Daneika (centre) was on Saturday crowned St Mary Festival Queen. The event took place at St Mary Anglican Church Hall in Port Maria. Under the theme 'Strong Jamaican Woman... Woman of Culture', Sachique stood out, walking away with the sectional prizes of Most Culturally Aware and Best... Read More

'St Thomas crisis'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter | Monday, July, 8 2019    

Intermittent water supply in White Horses, St Thomas, has forced residents out of their homes and onto the streets to carry out basic household chores, even as monthly National Water Commission (NWC) bills continue to come. Read More

VIDEO: Should the Government legalise obeah?

Monday, June, 24 2019    

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck earlier this month announced that he would be taking a submission to Cabinet which would outline the reasons the 1898 Obeah Act should be repealed. Read More

'I am of God'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter | Monday, June, 24 2019    

For 35 years, a St Thomas woman says she has been healing the sick in and around the parish. Read More


Monday, June, 24 2019    

The North-East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) recently donated a new Nissan panel van to the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland. Earlier this month, NERHA donated two new ambulances. (Photo: Everard Owen) Read More


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