Working towards making Ocho Rios Primary a 'five-star' school

“My plan is to make Ocho Rios Primary a five-star school. Just as how you have five-star hotels that have certain characteristics, I try to instil in our students that they need to have a 'five-star behaviour', and that means not just being excellent in academics, but in mannerisms... Read More

Illegal garage matter heading to court
In a new development concerning the saga involving the operations of an illegal garage located on Idlewild Crescent in Galina, St Mary Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary is now informing that after the operators have ignored three notices given by the municipal corporation, the matter...... Read More

Smart street lights for St Mary
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) announced recently that they have started the process of installing light-emitting diode (LED) lights, known by many as “smart street lights,” on some of the main roads in St Mary. ... Read More

'Hot Trends' takes Sandals Jerk Festival
“It was all about winnings, we came to have a great time and just win. We knew we could be the top team because we had a game plan that was out of this world,” said Andre Simpson, a chef at Beaches Ocho Rios and one half of the “Hot Trends' team.... Read More

Portland's Labour Day projects

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, May, 27 2019    

Heavy morning showers on Labour Day (May 23) impacted many of the over 30 projects registered in Portland but that could not stop Portlanders from labouring. Read More

Labour Day at the Annotto Bay Hospital

Monday, May, 27 2019    

Over 80 volunteers, inclusive of staff members from JP St Mary's, the Annotto Bay Hospital and members of the St Mary Football Association Major League team, joined hands to beautify the health institution which is a Type C facility on Labour Day (May... Read More

Dia de espaņol en la primaria Ocho Rios

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter | Monday, May, 27 2019    

In order to adequately meet the requirements of the new curriculum for primary schools in Jamaica, Ocho Rios Primary started their first Spanish Day, where students showcased some of the lessons they learnt during the school year, and the Jamaica Observer North & East was present to... Read More

A historic first

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, May, 27 2019    

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Port Antonio High School is set to create history as the first school in the island to establish a Anti-Human Trafficking Club targeting Grades 10 and 11 students. Read More

'It's the biggest Labour Day project ever in St James'

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Saturday, May, 25 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Ministry of Tourism, and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport collaborated to spearhead a massive Labour Day project which had a major emphasis on road safety for the benefit of two primary... Read More

Sandals Resorts improve child safety on Labour Day

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

SOME 200 volunteers from Sandals South Coast, worked together to paint a section of Carmel Basic School during Labour Day activities. Beaches and Grand Pineapple resorts participated in Labour Day activities on Thursday, painting and refurbishing a number of schools, with special... Read More

Epican sets up shop in MoBay

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Epican Medicinal has reinforced its footprint in the burgeoning medical marijuana industry with the official opening of a medical marijuana store in the resort city of Montego Bay, St James last week. Read More

Cop miraculously escapes death in motor vehicle mishap

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-large | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

LIMA, St James — Veteran police officer Deputy Superintendent Alwyn Brown is counting his blessings after he narrowly escaped death or serious injury when the motor vehicle he was driving veered off the Lima main road in St James, and ended up with its rear wheels hanging precariously over... Read More

Fontana Pharmacy is new title sponsors of JIB expo

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Fontana Pharmacy, a leading supplier in Jamaica of beauty and wellness products, has increased its support and sponsorship of the Jamaica International Beauty Expo, set for June 28 to 30 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James. Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

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Work begins on first traffic signals in Trelawny

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-large | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The National Works Agency (NWA) has commenced a $11.5 million project to signalise the intersection of the Northern Coastal Highway and the main road that leads to Daniel Town in Trelawny. Read More


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