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Growth prospects good for Holland's agro-economic zone

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries J C Hutchinson says 112 small farmers are now cultivating land on the Holland Estate vacated by the J Wray & Nephew Ltd last year. Read More

Jamaica Day at Hatfield Primary
Students at Hatfield Primary in Manchester were in a joyous mood when the Jamaica Observer Central visited on Jamaica Day last Friday (February 21). Jamaica Day, celebrated in schools across the country, is part of the Culture in Education Programme, run by the Ministry of Education, Youth and...... Read More

Schoolboy commended for service to adult club
PORUS, Manchester – Porus High School student Dujon Carter came in for special mention recently at the Porus Primary School Parenting Club's pre-Valentine's Day tea party. ... Read More

Red hot Edwin!
Edwin Allen High School turned in a number of outstanding performances at the recent Central Athletics Championships at G C Foster College. Among the more outstanding was the record-breaking run by the Class Two quartet of (from left) Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Brandy...... Read More

Gearing up for Champs!

Monday, February, 24 2020    

As expected athletes from schools in south central Jamaica were standouts at the Central Athletics Championships held last week at the GC Foster College and the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex in Santa... Read More

Pathology lab to open soon

Monday, February, 24 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Three years after the Lions Club of Mandeville first launched the project, the health sector here is getting set to open a pathology lab to serve Manchester, St Elizabeth, and Clarendon. Read More


Monday, February, 24 2020    

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25,2020 - 8:30 AM TO 3:00 PMRosehall Primary & Infant School/Social Development Commission/Ministry of Health host Career, Health, Social and Wellness Fair on the grounds of Portsea Health Centre, St Elizabeth.  Read More

Major crimes down in Manchester, police say

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer | Monday, February, 10 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester- Police here are reporting a 34 per cent reduction in major crimes since the start of the year. This reduction is in comparison with the corresponding period for last year (January 1 to February 5). Read More

Time to get agro-smart — Shaw

By Kasey Williams Observer writer | Monday, February, 10 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The latest technology in agriculture was on display at the inaugural National Youth on Agriculture symposium held at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) recently. Read More

Manchester woman missing

Monday, February, 10 2020    

Thirty-year-old Mellisa Smith of Swaby's Hope, Manchester, has been missing since Thursday, February 6. She is of dark complexion, medium build and is about 165 centimetres ( 5 feet 5 inches) tall. Read More

Doctor orders volunteer work for healthy living

Monday, February, 10 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Medical practitioner Dr Clifton Reid has championed the findings of studies that, he said, support the theory that voluntary service is beneficial to the health and well-being of those who give of their time and resources. Read More

Northern Caribbean University drives research and innovation

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer | Monday, February, 10 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Northern Caribbean University (NCU) recently hosted its annual Research Week under the theme: 'Leveraging Research for the Public Good and Development in the 21st century'. Read More

Envision your future, women told

BY KATRICH WALKER Observer Writer | Monday, February, 10 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — An all-white vision board soiree hosted here recently facilitated an ambiance for networking, entertainment, and planning for the future. Read More

A case of tragedy averted!

BY JONATHAN MORRISON Observer writer | Monday, February, 10 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A community outreach programme focusing on domestic violence intervention and social rehabilitation may have averted a possible double murder and suicide. This according to Custos of Manchester Garfield Green, who spearheaded the establishment of the... Read More

Welcome back, Fabian!

Monday, February, 10 2020    

All-rounder Fabian Allen, from Neif Mountain in St Elizabeth and a past student of Vere Technical High School, has been recalled to the West Indies One-Day International (ODI) squad after recovering from a leg injury sustained while on tour of India late last year. Read More


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