In celebration of freedom

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — As is customary, a late-night vigil was held at the centre of this south-central town on the eve of Emancipation Day (August 1) to mark the freeing of slaves in Jamaica and other British colonies in 1838. Read More

Manchester mother banks on empowerment opportunities, second chances
PORUS, Manchester —Porus resident Stacey-Ann Johnson, now in her early 40s, recalls that after completing her secondary education her life and career paths were marred by uncertainty.... Read More

PAUL 'PABLO' HARE: Dedicated family man who loved his cricket
Kind, caring father, community-spirited, and cricket authority, reverberated throughout the tearful, and sometimes delightful send-off for the late Paul “Pablo” Hare held on July 28, at Kitson Town Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Catherine.... Read More

Jamaica School of Agriculture old boys reconnect
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — All former students of the Jamaica School of Agriculture (JSA) share an unbroken bond, Dr Karl Wellington told the Jamaica Observer Central recently.... Read More

Joy for Goule

Monday, August, 12 2019    

Former Manchester High School star Natoya Goule struck her first major senior title when she won the women's 800-m gold medal at the Pan American games in Lima, Peru, last week. Read More

'One hand can clap'

BY KATRICH WALKER Jamaica Observer writer | Monday, August, 12 2019    

GOSHEN, St Elizabeth — The Jamaican saying, “one hand cyah clap,” is proven wrong by many single parents on the island. Read More


Monday, August, 12 2019    

(1) Saturday, August 17Optimist ClubZone 7Fourth Quarter MeetingVilla Gardens RestaurantVilla RoadMandeville Manchester - 2:00 pm (2) Monday, August 19-Wednesday, August 21 Read More

Sandals butlers inducted into Guild of Professional English Butlers

Monday, August, 5 2019    

Ninety-two butlers from Sandals Royal Plantation and Sandals Ochi Beach Resort were recently presented with their certificates and pins signifying their induction to the Guild of Professional English Butlers following a five-day training session at Sandals Ochi. Read More

Manchester constables lauded for service

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 29 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — District Constable Traceya Smith and Constable Nickroy Neish this month walked away as the winners in the female and male category of the Top Cop Awards initiative of the Mandeville Police Civic Committee. Read More

Wait continues for new courthouse in Mandeville

Monday, July, 29 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The long wait to find a suitable location for a new courthouse in this crowded south-central town seems set to continue. Read More

From childhood dream to reality

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, July, 29 2019    

CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon — Jukie Chin was just 14 years old, in the mid-1970s, when it came to him that he was destined for the patty business. Read More


Monday, July, 29 2019    

New custos rotolorum for Manchester Garfield Green (centre) greets Dr Stephen Chung at the Percy Junor Hospital in Manchester, during a tour of the health facilities in Manchester recently. Green, a businessman and former president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, will be formally... Read More

Fenella Mitchell - An enthusiastic educator

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 29 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — She spent just over a year as a pre-trained teacher at her alma mater, Morgan's Forest Primary and Infant school in Clarendon after high school, and that was enough to signal to those looking on that Fenella Mitchell had a natural aptitude for the... Read More

Jamalco employs 70 tertiary students for the summer

Monday, July, 29 2019    

HALSE HALL, Clarendon — Seventy students from tertiary institutions across Jamaica are gaining work experience as part of the Jamalco 2019 Summer Employment Programme at locations in Manchester and Clarendon. Read More

Hundreds benefit from south Manchester health fair

Monday, July, 29 2019    

MANDEVIILLE, Manchester — Scores of residents in the rural community of Farm in south Manchester and surrounding areas benefited from free medical and dental services at a health and information fair held at the Farm Community Centre recently. Read More


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