North & East

Drop-in centre soon for homeless, mentally ill — Belnavis

Monday, October, 30 2017    

MAYOR of St Ann's Bay, Michael Belnavis, says he is hoping that a drop-in centre, which is expected to open shortly in Ocho Rios, St Ann, will alleviate some of the challenges the resort town now faces with homeless and mentally ill people. Read More

Sandals Foundation helps over 50 with mammograms in St Ann, St Mary

Monday, October, 30 2017    

OVER 50 women from St Ann and St Mary communities received free mammograms courtesy of the Sandals Foundation to mark World Mammogram Day on October 20. Read More

UNION Basic meets ECC operational standards

Monday, October, 30 2017    

UNION Basic School is among the latest batch of schools to receive Early Childhood Commission (ECC) certification. Read More

Hurting - Father, son stabbed to death 20 years apart

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 30 2017    

A St Ann family has been left devastated after their loved one, 79-year-old William Patterson, was stabbed to death allegedly by a man said to be of unsound mind. Read More

Hospital ward renovation a team effort

Saturday, October, 28 2017    

A project that started in December last year, earlier this month saw Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Minister of Health Dr Christoper Tufton officiating the ribbon-cutting ceremony to renovated St Ann's Bay Hospital Male Surgical Ward. Read More

US charity RCM gives computer lab to Fair Prospect High

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

It took an investment of US$120,000 (about J$15.3 million) to make the dream of Fair Prospect High School having its own computer laboratory come true. Read More

JET donates 89 garbage drums to Nine Miles community

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 16 2017    

RESIDENTS in Nine Miles, St Ann, are calling on the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to ensure that garbage collection is timely and done regularly in their community. Read More

'We need to trust God'

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, October, 16 2017    

PORTLAND'S Mello Agers group earlier this month honoured centenarian Louise Williams to mark International Day of Older Persons.Williams, who is 104 years old, was presented with a plaque at her home in Folly, Portland. Read More

Dunn, Alexis sign Political Code of Conduct

Monday, October, 16 2017    

Candidates for the October 30 by-election in St Mary South Eastern Dr Norman Dunn (right) and Dr Shane Alexis (second right) pose with certificates after signing the Political Code of Conduct, which governs the actions of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), People's National Party (PNP) and all... Read More

Observer seminar in St Ann focuses on mental health

Monday, October, 16 2017    

At a time when many continue to frown on mental illness in Jamaica and other countries across the world, several students from schools in St Ann and St Mary received lessons on mental health at a recent seminar hosted by the Jamaica Observer at Ferncourt High School in... Read More

Missing funds?

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 16 2017    

THERE are conflicting reports about whether or not money collected by the Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society to assist with the rehabilitation of the road leading to the free beach was in fact used to do so. Read More

Rural Routes

Monday, October, 16 2017    

1. Graffiti spray-painted at the entrance to the School Hill community in St Mary South Eastern.(Photos: Garfield Robinson) 2. St Mary vendor Kenroy Angel shows off bananas for sale. 3. Eslime Francis is all smiles while carrying load in St Mary. Read More

Northeasterners out in numbers for TSO

Monday, October, 16 2017    

NORTHEASTERNERS were out in their numbers for the Jamaica Observer Take Style Out one-night sales event held on October 5. Bargain hunters were not disappointed when they descended on Appliance Traders Limited on Newlin Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann, and it was the same for Portland Jewellers,... Read More

Not vote-buying, McKenzie says as he releases funds for St Mary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Friday, October, 13 2017    

PORT MARIA, St Mary — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie was yesterday hesitant to release funds to councillors in the St Mary Municipal Corporation for drain cleaning, advising them that he did not want to be accused of... Read More

Sandals volunteers plant 300 trees in St Ann watershed

Friday, October, 13 2017    

THE Forestry Department has praised the continued efforts of the Sandals and Beaches hotel chain in assisting the department with planting trees across Jamaica. Read More


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