North & East

Massive police station for Port Maria

Monday, April, 2 2018    

Former National Security Minister, Robert Montague, last month broke ground for construction of a new police station in the St Mary capital of Port Maria. Read More

Buff Bay's Champion Boy

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 2 2018    

ROMAINE Beckford was disappointed with his placement at Buff Bay High School following his sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), but that disappointment has morphed into joy. Read More

$24-million river training for Buff Bay

Monday, April, 2 2018    

MEMBER of Parliament for Portland Western Daryl Vaz has announced a $24-million river training programme for Buff Bay, which now threatens a housing scheme in the parish of Portland. Read More

$200-million renovation for Buff Bay hospital

Monday, April, 2 2018    

MEMBER of Parliament for Portland Western Daryl Vaz says that the Buff Bay Community Hospital is to be refurbished to the tune of $200 million from the National Health Fund. Read More

Past students assist St Mary High School with computers

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, March, 19 2018    

Past students of St Mary High School, the 'Batch of 1997', recently presented eight computers to their alma mater in a bid to improve the academic standing of present day students and to provide much needed technology for the school. In addition, exercise mats and running spikes were... Read More

Injured policeman Lorenzo McLeggon gets more help

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer Portland correspondent | Monday, March, 19 2018    

Lorenzo McLeggon, the former policeman who was shot in the head while on duty in 1976, four years after joining the Jamaica Constable Force, has received more help from compassionate Jamaicans. Read More

We have been forgotten

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Observer staff reporter morrisond@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 19 2018    

Residents of the remote district of Long Road, close to Annotto Bay in St Mary, fear that they have been forgotten by their local government representatives. Read More

St Thomas celebrates Observer 25

Monday, March, 19 2018    

As the Jamaica Observer celebrates its 25th anniversary, vendors and sales representatives are on the road in St Thomas promoting this special moment for the newspaper. Read More

Ready, Set — GSAT

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Observer staff reporter morrisond@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 19 2018    

Despite the recent sick-out by teachers across the island, it was business as usual for most Grade Six Achievement (GSAT) students in St Mary, who will be sitting their exams on Thursday and Friday of this week. Read More

Ready for GSAT

Monday, March, 19 2018    

This year is the final year for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), and the excitement that usually comes along with the sitting of the examination is no different. Read More

Linton Park All Age seeks sponsorship to improve facilities

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

For principal Arlene Clarke-Dunbar and the staff of Linton Park All Age School in St Ann, their role as educators is not only about teaching students in classrooms. Read More

Sally Henzell's long walk to Jakes

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth — Sally Henzell, artist and founder of Jakes Hotel, laughed long and hard when it was suggested to her that she and her late husband, film-maker Perry Henzell, were never very good at business. Read More

Mother of 10 needs help to get land for FFP house

Monday, March, 5 2018    

A mother of 10 who had to flee her home in Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew, after hoodlums issued death and rape threats to her and her 13-year-old daughter needs help. Read More

Ganja on the way for St Mary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 5 2018    

Residents in Islington, St Mary, are embracing a multimillion-dollar marijuana industry investment in their community. Castleblack is in the licensing phase of business and is expected to be in full operation later this year. Read More

Coffee troubles

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 5 2018    

COFFEE farmers in Portland are reeling from the effects of the fall in price for the mild-flavoured commodity which many say is their livelihood. Read More



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