Clarendon North Western schools proud of success in skill areas

SPALDING, Clarendon — Last Friday Alston High, Knox College High, Thompson Town High, Claude McKay High, Edwin Allen High, Spalding High and C Palmer Project Hope Skills Training Centre were each recipients of $500, 000 cheques for the growth of skill areas at their respective... Read More

Lyn heads new funeral directors' association
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Proprietor of Lyn's Funeral Home in Manchester, Calvin Lyn, has been elected as president of the newly formed Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Directors.... Read More

$54-m contract signed for May Pen Hospital roof repairs
Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton recently signed a contract to effect repairs to the roof of the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon valued at $54.7 million.... Read More

Keep plant pests out of the island, agriculture ministry urges
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is urging Jamaicans and visitors to the island to take every precaution when transporting foodstuff and other possessions lest plant pests are inadvertently brought into the...... Read More

Manchester hometown heroes

Monday, October, 23 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) in collaboration with the Manchester Municipal Corporation honoured eight community members here on National Heroes' Day. Read More

Parents must do more

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 23 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Commander of the Manchester Police Division Wayne Cameron has argued that parents should do more to control children and the responsibility for proper parental guidance should not be left up to law enforcement offcers. Read More

12 primary schools receive tablets from Jamalco

Monday, October, 23 2017    

In an effort to help improve e-learning opportunities for students in its operating areas, Jamalco has donated 100 tablets to 12 primary schools through its Tablets in Schools programme. The tablets were officially handed over at a ceremony held at the Wembley Centre of... Read More

Big plans for STETHS

Monday, October, 23 2017    

Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — A recently installed artificial lighting system at the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Sports Complex has provided a boost for sports in Santa Cruz and the wider St Elizabeth. Read More

Handling mental health issues at work

Monday, October, 23 2017    

A section of the audience listens intently to presentations on effectively dealing with mental health disorders in the workplace. The St Elizabeth Health Department hosted a symposium at the St Matthew's Anglican Church Hall in Santa Cruz, on October 11. Read More

For Your Diary

Monday, October, 23 2017    

1) Friday, October 27Manchester Chamber of CommerceLaunch of Manchester Police and Community Relations CommitteeGolf View HotelMandevilleManchester — 2:00 pm 2) Saturday, October 28 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

MoBay Expo 2017 gets thumbs up

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The 17th staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) biennial expo has been given the thumbs up by exhibitors and attendees. Read More

Lilliput resident cops Sandals/SDC product development competition

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Dorceen Jennings, a resident of Lilliput, St James, recently walked away with $100,000 courtesy of the Sandals Foundation after she was named the winner in the Sandals/Social Development Commission Product Development Competition. Read More

Scores of students flock UTech Open House

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The recently held University of Technology (UTech) Open House was a jam-packed affair as prospective students from institutions all over western Jamaica descended on the Montego Bay Cultural Centre to see what the university had to... Read More

Mount Alvernia High gets $12.5-m resource centre

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James— Students at the Mount Alvernia High School in Montego Bay now have better facilities in doing research. Read More


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