North & East

Poor roads take bite out of 'Kruncy Nuts' in St Mary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, June, 25 2018    

AT least one family in Tremolesworth, St Mary, is speaking out about the poor condition of the main road there, arguing that the thoroughfare has been “extremely” bad for business. Read More

Annotto Bay residents, taxi operators welcome curfew

BY TRUDI-ANN CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Monday, June, 25 2018    

RESIDENTS in Annotto Bay, St Mary, last week welcomed a curfew imposed by the Jamaica Constabulary Force on the area, following a series of murders and shootings that have now disrupted activities in the parish. Read More

Friends of St Ann's Bay Hospital donate vital signs machines

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, June, 25 2018    

The Friends of the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, a charity group which has been making donations to the facility since the early 1970s, continued its contribution by donating four vital signs machines. Read More

Canadian to invest $12 million in early childhood development

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, June, 25 2018    

CANADIAN Mike Pickersgill is passionate about early childhood education. As a result, he has committed to investing $12 million in early childhood development across Portland. Read More


BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, June, 25 2018    

THE brazen murder of a British couple last Friday sent shock waves throughout the quiet farming community of Mount Pleasant in Portland, leaving some to speculate about the motive for the killings. Read More


Monday, June, 25 2018    

Members of the security forces patrol the streets of Annotto Bay in St Mary, where a curfew was imposed last Wednesday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Read More

Top boys, girls from north-eastern parishes react to GSAT results

Monday, June, 11 2018    

THE results from the final sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) were released last Thursday, signalling the end of an era for the secondary school placement examination. Jamaica Observer North & East writer Everard Owen visited several schools in St Mary and Portland to hear from... Read More

Steer town scholarship recipient vows to get out of poverty

Monday, June, 11 2018    

Shantoy Howard cried tears of joy last Monday when it was announced that she is the 2018 recipient of the Ex-police Officers Association scholarship. Read More

Bellaire II is Jamaica's first safe community

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, June, 11 2018    

RESIDENTS of Bellaire II, a community in Runaway Bay, St Ann, are excited to be living in the country's first 'safe community'. Read More

PHOTO: Maths Champs

Monday, June, 11 2018    

Members of Boundbrook's Mathematics team (front left) Lacie-Ann Ferguson, Trevieka Thompson, Malaika Williams, Renae Henry, and Mikaili Williams pose with their trophies after winning the quiz competition put on by the Port Antonio Area Development Committee, Ministry of Education, Youth and... Read More

'Rich man country'

BY FALON FOLKES Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 28 2018    

A St Mary woman says that she has grown impatient with several government agencies which she believes have failed to put measures in place that would prevent the Pencar River from eroding acres of her land. Read More

Sandals staff makes a difference on Labour Day

Friday, May, 25 2018    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — In a true labour of love, more than 200 managers and team members from Sandals Resorts participated in community, environment and education-related activities — the three pillars of the Sandals Foundation — on Wednesday, Labour... Read More


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