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'Remove it!'

RESIDENTS in Water Valley, St Ann, are calling for the removal of a pond built by Noranda Bauxite in the community following the death of 10-year-old Rajaun Brown late last month. Read More

Buff Bay athletics coach laments lack of resources
HEAD coach at Buff Bay High Kevin Brown is convinced that access to greater resources for his school would lead to improved showing at various track and field championships.... Read More

'Help us'
Buff Bay High head boy and high jumper Raymond Richards clears the rope during training at the school on THursday. (Photo: Jason Tulloch)... Read More

Announcement of new Port Maria police station 'big motivation' for cops
Sub-officer in charge of the Port Maria Police Station Sergeant Rochelle McGibbon-Scott says the new multimillion, four-storey police station to be constructed in the St Mary capital is one of the “biggest motivational factors” for herself and...... Read More


BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 17 2020    

WITH 117 sexual offences reported in the parish of St Mary last year commanding officer for the police division Superintendent Bobette Morgan-Simpson is issuing a stern warning to offenders that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law when caught. Read More


BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 3 2020    

Widely circulated images of the deadly airport crash, which claimed the lives of four men, including two brothers, have left at least two families torn, even as they struggle to come to terms with the tragedy. Read More

Rural Routes

Monday, February, 3 2020    

This trio dances in Port Antonio to raise funds ahead of their competition.Cement is used to patch a section of this main road in east Portland. (Photos: Jason Tulloch)These men attempt to flip a worn motor vehicle in western St Mary. Read More

Hi-Lo bows out

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 3 2020    

Several employees of Hi-Lo Food Stores in Port Maria, St Mary, say they have been left in a spot of bother since the supermarket chain announced that it would close its Stennett Street location on January 30. Read More

Plastic invasion

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 3 2020    

A call from one environmental group in eastern St Thomas for local authorities to address plastic waste believed to be drifting from other Caribbean countries has seemingly gone unanswered, an issue the group says is negatively impacting marine life in the... Read More

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Monday, February, 3 2020    

This closing down sale sign hangs at Hi-LO Food Stores in Port Maria, St Mary. On Thursday, the supermarket chain closed its Stennett Street location definitively.(Photo: Jason Tulloch) Read More

105-year-old among 55 honoured by Ferguson in St Thomas

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

SENIOR members of the People's National Party (PNP) in the constituency of St Thomas Eastern have a renewed sense of pride and appreciation after they were honoured for their dedication and service, last Wednesday, by their Member of Parliament Dr Fenton Ferguson. Read More

'Unacceptable and irresponsible'

Monday, January, 20 2020    

People's National Party caretaker for St Mary South Eastern, Dr Shane Alexis says activities along the Junction main road in St Mary are posing “a clear and present danger” to the public. Read More

British chef cooks for Portland's needy

Monday, January, 20 2020    

For the past six years, Executive Chef Kadian Patterson has been feeding residents of the Port Antonio Infirmary and the homeless in Portland. Read More

St Thomas native heads to Germany after EU Short Film win

Monday, January, 20 2020    

St Thomas native, Deron Douglas, is the winner of the 2019 environment-themed European Union Short Film Competition, Jamaica, with the film The Tree Speaks.It is the first time the EU is staging the competition in Jamaica. Read More

PHOTO: Dangerous!

Monday, January, 20 2020    

A worker waits to give directions to motorists on the Junction main road in St Mary where a road improvement project is under way. Read More


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