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Thieves strike again in Skibo, Portland

THIEVES have again targeted the community of Skibo in Portland, butchering several animals and leaving their remains for carrion crows to devour. Read More

$10-million roof leaks
THREE months after the roof of Musgrave Market in Port Antonio, Portland, was repaired by the Portland Municipal Corporation, vendors are reporting that roof leaks are damaging their goods.... Read More

St Thomas teachers reject Gov't wage offer
JAMAICA Teachers' Association (JTA) President Georgia Waugh Richards says teachers in St Thomas are furious about the six per cent wage offer presented by Government.... Read More

$160-m Ocho Rios roadwork to begin today
THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says all efforts will be made to minimise disruptions to Main Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann, as road improvement works begin today.... Read More

Photo: St Mary South Eastern's new MP

Monday, November, 13 2017    

Newly elected Member of Parliament for St Mary South Eastern, Dr Norman Dunn, is assisted in taking the Oath of Allegiance at Gordon House, last Tuesday, by the deputy clerk of the Houses of Parliament, Valrie Curtis. Dunn replaces former MP, the late Dr Winston Green, after winning the October... Read More

Enforce tough rules at Annotto Bay market, vendors urge

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Vendors at the Metcalfe market in Annotto Bay, St Mary, are urging the local municipality to enforce merchandising rules throughout the township. Read More

St Thomas man uses cookshop to support family, community

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 30 2017    

JOEL Ellington has been operating his cookshop in Golden Grove, St Thomas, for over a decade, and he plans to keep going. Read More

UDC not responsible for winnifred beach road work

Monday, October, 30 2017    

THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says it is not responsible for road repairs being carried out on the road leading to Winnifred Beach in Portland. Read More

TPDCo trains 15 to make authentic Jamaican craft items

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 30 2017    

A craft programme put on by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) is facilitating the training of 15 Jamaicans to make craft items, a move that should see them starting their own businesses. Read More

Drop-in centre soon for homeless, mentally ill — Belnavis

Monday, October, 30 2017    

MAYOR of St Ann's Bay, Michael Belnavis, says he is hoping that a drop-in centre, which is expected to open shortly in Ocho Rios, St Ann, will alleviate some of the challenges the resort town now faces with homeless and mentally ill people. Read More

Sandals Foundation helps over 50 with mammograms in St Ann, St Mary

Monday, October, 30 2017    

OVER 50 women from St Ann and St Mary communities received free mammograms courtesy of the Sandals Foundation to mark World Mammogram Day on October 20. Read More

UNION Basic meets ECC operational standards

Monday, October, 30 2017    

UNION Basic School is among the latest batch of schools to receive Early Childhood Commission (ECC) certification. Read More

Hurting - Father, son stabbed to death 20 years apart

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 30 2017    

A St Ann family has been left devastated after their loved one, 79-year-old William Patterson, was stabbed to death allegedly by a man said to be of unsound mind. Read More

Hospital ward renovation a team effort

Saturday, October, 28 2017    

A project that started in December last year, earlier this month saw Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Minister of Health Dr Christoper Tufton officiating the ribbon-cutting ceremony to renovated St Ann's Bay Hospital Male Surgical Ward. Read More

US charity RCM gives computer lab to Fair Prospect High

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | 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



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