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Animal thieves target Skibo in Portland

THE recurring theft of livestock by criminal elements in the Skibo community of West Portland has frustrated farmers to the point where reports are no longer made to the police. Read More

Please, come and learn to earn
The people who manage Retreat Skills Training Centre in St Mary have one major problem — not enough young people are making use of the facility.... Read More

No help
ALMOST a decade after the tragic Rio Grande Valley crash in Portland, which claimed the life of 14 people, survivors, some with permanent injuries, say they have received no help from authorities.... Read More

Norman Dunn lists recording studio among plans for St Mary SE
THE Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP's) Dr Norman Dunn, who ran against late People's National Party Member of Parliament Dr Winston Green in the February 2016 General Election, has furnished a 16-page manifesto outlining his plans for the St Mary South Eastern constituency when the...... Read More

BPO venture among Shane Alexis' plans for St Mary SE

Monday, September, 18 2017    

PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) candidate for St Mary South Eastern Dr Shane Alexis has outlined a 12-point plan he is hoping to fulfil should he become the next Member of Parliament for the constituency. Below are the areas of focus: Read More

Past students raise $1.2 million for York Castle High

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 18 2017    

YORK Castle High School in Brown's Town, St Ann, received a major boost to its sports programme recently when past students handed over a cheque valued at $1.2 million to the institution. Read More

York Castle High to supply farmers with disease-free ginger plantlets

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 18 2017    

A move to produce disease-free ginger is shaping up to be a success, principal of York Castle High School in Brown's Town, St Ann, Raymond Treasure, has said. Read More

Morant Bay Primary gets literacy day boost from FLOW Foundation

Monday, September, 18 2017    

MORANT Bay Primary School in St Thomas has benefitted from a further boost to its literacy programme. This was possible through the donation of a 55-inch SMART television from FLOW Foundation. Read More

PHOTO: Sports boost

Monday, September, 18 2017    

Jennifer Small (fourth left) and other past students present a $1-million cheque to Principal Raymond Treasure (third right). Sharing in the moment are students from the school. Read More

Dr Winston Green: A passionate nation builder

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 4 2017    

LATE People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Mary South Eastern, Dr Winston Green, was last Saturday hailed as “a passionate nation builder” when family, friends, colleagues, and constituents gathered at St Andrew Parish Church to bid him... Read More

Guns coming through 145 illegal ports of entry — security minister

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 4 2017    

National Security Minister Robert Montague says the country is slated to receive a surveillance aircraft next March to assist with the monitoring of the island's waters.This in addition to two new ships purchased in recent times. Read More

Morant Bay Primary introduces 'special ed' units

Monday, September, 4 2017    

MORANT Bay Primary School in St Thomas has introduced two special education units for the 2017/2018 academic year. Read More

New curriculum for Airy Castle Primary

Monday, September, 4 2017    

PRINCIPAL of Airy Castle Primary School in St Thomas, Dawn Graham, says the school is looking to roll out, fully, the National Standards Curriculum (NSC) for the 2017/2018 academic year. Read More

New head of police Area 2 says change is coming

Monday, September, 4 2017    

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Norman Heywood, who has responsibility for Police Area Two, last week assured St Ann residents that under his leadership, policing in the parish will improve. Read More

Triple murder: Cops or gunmen?

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 4 2017    

THERE are conflicting reports surrounding the shooting deaths of three men, said to be farmers, in Long Road, St Mary, last Monday. Read More



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