North & East

Portland's top teacher

Monday, December, 11 2017    

Portland's top teacherLASCO/ Ministry of Education, Youth and Information 2016-17 Teacher of the Year first runner-up Heavon Brown (centre), of Port Antonio High School, is flanked by his vice-principal Jacqueline Campbell (left), and grade 12 student Anray Labeach at the awards luncheon at the... Read More


Monday, December, 11 2017    

ICWI's Vice-President of Finance Sandra Johnson (centre — back row),Personnel Manager Rosemarie Wilks (center — second row), manager ofICWI Brown's Town Branch Sandra Touzalin Butler (third left — first row)and IT Programmer Hartley Fisher (right — first row) pause for a... Read More

Over $250,000 in scholarships for Brown's Town students

Monday, December, 11 2017    

EIGHTEEN students from schools in the Brown's Town, St Ann, area were recipients of scholarships from ICWI Group Foundation after emerging top three winners for their respective schools in the foundation's essay competition. Read More

Brown's Town High reports success, aims to improve public image

BY RENAE DIXON Staff reporter | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

THERE is a negative perception among many persons about the Brown's Town High School in St Ann. Read More

Two guards shot dead, another injured

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Saturday, December, 9 2017    

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary — This rural town was very busy when the Jamaica Observer visited yesterday, which was expected as it was a regular day for shopping, more so with Christmas approaching. Read More

'Jamaica is in trouble'

Monday, November, 27 2017    

FARMERS of Rio Grande Valley in Portland are calling on Minister of Agriculture Karl Samuda to compensate them for animals and produce lost as a result of recurring floods. Read More

Heavy rains cause landslides, damage Portland roads

Monday, November, 27 2017    

RELENTLESS rains over the past week have left some sections in Port Antonio, Portland, impassable to pedestrians, while several schools were forced to close early due to flooding. Read More

'Leave if you must,' McKenzie tells Portlanders as showers persists

Monday, November, 27 2017    

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie is appealing to residents of Portland to be prepared for disasters and to be ready to move to higher ground in case of rising waters. Read More

88 parents recognised by Oracabessa Primary

Monday, November, 27 2017    

EIGHTY-eight parents were last Thursday recognised by Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary, for their outstanding contribution to their children's development, at the school's annual parents' day celebrations. Read More

Lurking Danger

Monday, November, 27 2017    

Heavy rains that have been lashing the island have created this crater in the road just outside of Martin Primary School in St Mary. While hazard tape has been used to cordon the area, it still presents a danger to the motoring public.  Read More

Chef's murder shocks family

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, November, 27 2017    

WHEN Tia McKnight spoke with her father last Monday, she did not know that was the last conversation she would have had with him. Read More

40 two-bedroom units handed over to St Mary residents

Monday, November, 27 2017    

FORTY two-bedroom housing units were on Friday handed over to residents in St Mary as part of Government's commitment to delivering 15,000 affordable houses by March 2020. Read More

Walker encourages young people to pursue entrepreneurship

Monday, November, 27 2017    

MANAGING Director of the Jamaica Observer Danville Walker last Monday hosted members of the National Youth Service, St Mary Chapter at the company's Beechwood Avenue office in Kingston. Read More

Thieves strike again in Skibo, Portland

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, November, 13 2017    

THIEVES have again targeted the community of Skibo in Portland, butchering several animals and leaving their remains for carrion crows to devour. Read More

$10-million roof leaks

KIMONE FRANCS Observer staff reporter | Monday, November, 13 2017    

THREE months after the roof of Musgrave Market in Port Antonio, Portland, was repaired by the Portland Municipal Corporation, vendors are reporting that roof leaks are damaging their goods. Read More


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