North & East

Great Huts — Portland's very own rustic attraction

BY ANNA-KAYE MCDONALD Observer writer | Monday, June, 12 2017    

HAVE you ever wanted to just get away and be at one with nature?A trip to Great Huts Eco-Resort in Boston Bay, Portland, is likely to fulfil that desire. Read More


BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, June, 12 2017    

GEORGE Duncan attempted to smile, but the pain of losing his wife of nine years to a brutal attack made what should have been a simple expression difficult. Read More

Mr and Miss Manchioneal 2017

Monday, June, 12 2017    

M ANCHIONEAL All-Age School in Portland recently held its Mr and Miss Manchioneal 2017 contest. Here are some highlights: Read More

St Ann Municipal Corporation tackles homelessness

BY RENAE DIXON Observer satff reporter | Monday, June, 12 2017    

A committee for the homeless in St Ann was last week revamped as part of efforts to reduce the number of street people in the parish. Read More

Photo: Broken

Monday, June, 12 2017    

Paulette Duncan is pictured here with husband George. The 60-year-old woman was found dead in bushes in Exchange, St Ann. Read More

Bensonton community group encourages children to eat healthy

Monday, June, 12 2017    

THE Bensonton Community Development Committee in St Ann, is encouraging healthy eating among students in the rural community. Read More

Cop concerned as 'small' disputes turn deadly in St Ann

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Friday, June, 2 2017    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — At least one police officer has raised concerns about the way people are now settling disputes, following several stabbing deaths in fights that stemmed from “minor issues”.“Persons don't believe they... Read More

Narrow escape!

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 29 2017    

 AN elderly couple narrowly escaped death after their two-bedroom house in Fruit Vale, Portland, collapsed during heavy showers which battered sections of the island two weeks ago.The couple, Millicent Graham and Lloyd... Read More

Port Antonio mayor eyes Long Bay Beach for development

Monday, May, 29 2017    

PORT Antonio Mayor Paul Thompson has indicated that Long Bay Beach in Portland could be developed and marketed as a public beach if tourism interests come on board.“…I think I will have discussions with TPDCo (Tourism Product... Read More

Farmers' group making impact in Swift River

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, May, 29 2017    

 Headley Wilson admits that he has not had the benefit of formal education. That, though, didn't prevent him from mobilising his community to form a farmers' group that he insists “can make a change”.That... Read More

Photo: Narrow escape!

Monday, May, 29 2017    

Portland couple, Lloyd Mitchell and Millicent Graham, has been left homeless after their two-bedroom house collapsed during heavy showers. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans) Read More

'No self-respecting donkey will travel on that'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 15 2017    

RESIDENTS in Epworth, St Ann say they are fed up with the inactions of their political representatives, who they described as mere visitors to the small community located on the outskirts of resort town Ocho Rios.The residents, who spoke to the... Read More

St Ann drug rehab centre enjoys 80% success rate — director

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 15 2017    

A rehabilitation programme designed to reintegrate people battling with addictions back into society has been reaping success, director Barbara Richards has said.Richards, head of Teen Challenge Jamaica women's centre, explained that the programme, now in its... Read More

'The people have no God in them'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 15 2017    

ST Ann native Salamon Higgins is among the nearly half a million centenarians living across the globe, but he wants to distinguish himself as a super-centenarian. Projections from the United Nations suggest that by 2050 there will be 3.7 million... Read More

'I lost everything'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 15 2017    

A St Thomas woman is claiming that she has been robbed of her pension and years of service gratuity after being “unfairly dismissed” from her job as deputy postmaster at Morant Bay Post Office in the parish.Saraline Gordon, 45, of... Read More


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