North & East

Retirees happily oversee Rio Nuevo Battle Site Museum

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 10 2017    

A group of senior retirees, including a number of returning residents are ensuring that the Rio Nuevo Battle Site Museum in St Mary is preserved for all Jamaicans. Read More


Monday, July, 10 2017    

Students who attend Prospect College, which was started by Sir Harold Mitchell in 1956, are provided with full scholarships. Sir Harold is a former British parliamentarian. Read More

More to come from CCJ Meats and Groceries in Stewart Town, St Mary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 10 2017    

He just opened his business a month ago and already entrepreneur Owen Grant has big plans for his Country Court Jamaica (CCJ) Meats and Groceries located at Stewart Town, Boscobel, St Mary. Read More

Good 'Prospects'

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 10 2017    

As a high school, Prospect College is significantly different from the rest. If there were any doubts, the college's last graduation ceremony two Saturdays ago bore witness to the uniqueness of this semi-military institution. Read More


Monday, July, 10 2017    

The Prospect College band during their presentation at the school's recent graduation ceremony. The school is located in St Mary. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans) Read More

PHOTO: A sense of pride

Monday, July, 10 2017    

The entrance to the Rio Nuevo Battle Site Museum in St Mary. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans) Read More

Breadnut Hill Primary gets facelift

BY RENAE DIXON Observer writer | Monday, July, 3 2017    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Teachers, students, parents and other stakeholders of Breadnut Hill Primary School in St Ann were in a celebratory mood last Thursday as the Japanese Embassy officially handed over an improved facility to the institution. The embassy, through funding from the... Read More

Single father committed to his children

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, June, 26 2017    

Michael Christie is a single father who is determined to raise his two boys with respect and integrity. In order to achieve to achieve this goal, Christie says he places a lot of attention on discipline and hard work. Read More

Man was happy earning $2,000 a week

BY KERRY-ANN GOLDSON Observer writer | Monday, June, 26 2017    

Most Jamaicans would scoff at a salary of $2,000 weekly, given that the current national minimum wage is $6,200 for a 40-hour work week, or $155 per hour. But to 43-year-old Wayne Campbell, the pay was an acceptable start, even as his friends ridiculed... Read More

Top Manchioneal All Age students looking forward to high school

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer Portland correspondent | Monday, June, 26 2017    

The two top GSAT students at the Manchioneal All Age school are both looking forward to continuing their education at Titchfield High, after earning averages of over 90 per cent in the recently held examination. Read More

Sweet mango success

Sasha Rowe and Kerry-Ann Goldson | Monday, June, 26 2017    

A St Thomas man who went into mango farming just to survive when he was unable to earn a living from the sea during times of bad weather is now reaping the success of that decision. Read More


Monday, June, 26 2017    

Tastee recently opened their 51st outlet in Jamaica in Port Antonio. Cutting the ribbon signaling the start of business was deputy mayor of Port Antonio, Rohan Vassell. Kimani Robinson, chief executive officer of 360 Restaurants, the franchise holder, stands next to the deputy mayor, while group... Read More

Photo: The Gate Keeper

Monday, June, 26 2017    

Wayne Campbell standing in front of the sign of his beloved Yallahs Primary School.(Photo: Karl McLarty) Read More

UDC's plans to transform Ocho Rios on the way

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter | Friday, June, 23 2017    

GENERAL Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Dr Damian Graham says Ocho Rios is yet to realise its fullest ability as its growth potential has not been tapped into. Read More

Call made for speedy tender to get Morant Bay Urban Centre moving

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

FACTORIES Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) Chairman Lyttleton “Tanny” Shirley has given the assurance that the redevelopment of the old Goodyear factory, located on the outskirts of Morant Bay, St Thomas, to the Morant Bay Urban Centre will be business... Read More


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