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St Ann Municipal Corporation defends $47-m contract with cleaning company

THE St Ann Municipal Corporation has defended its $46.8-million sanitisation contract with a National Contracts Commission (NCC)-approved company for the resort town of Ocho Rios and other areas, to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More

FOOD...is still the call by St Mary residents on lockdown
FINANCIALLY devastated and hungry, residents locked down in some St Mary South Eastern communities are calling for food.... Read More

Dunn to the rescue
Three sisters who have spent the past several years living in a house in Annotto Bay, St Mary, which seemed on the verge of collapsing, with a roof which leaks when it rains and no proper sanitary convenience, are finally getting help.... Read More

St Ann residents prepare for coronavirus
Last Friday news came that three of the eight persons confirmed as contracting the coronavirus were being treated at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, but long before that announcement residents of the “Garden Parish” started preparing for the...... Read More

COVID-19 rush causes supermarkets in Ocho Rios to ration some items

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 16 2020    

Supermarkets in Ocho Rios have restricted the number of Lysol sprays that each person can purchase in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).In Champion Supermarket, a sign read, “Only one Lysol disinfectant spray per customer.” Read More

Portland gets 66 new JPs

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writter | Monday, March, 16 2020    

Port Antonio, Portland - Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck urged 66 new justices of the peace (JPs) in Portland to refrain from engaging in illicit activities and cooperate with each other, as well as with other justice sector stakeholders, in order to root out wrongdoing and criminality... Read More


Monday, March, 16 2020    

Police Constable T Moncrieffe, is taking no chances with the coronavirus as he places these protective gloves onto his hands before conducting his daily proceedings, in Ochio Rios, St Ann last Wednesday.(Photo: Jason Tulloch)  Read More


BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 16 2020    

Scores of motorists could be putting themselves at risk by travelling along the Junction Road in St Mary during the period when it is officially closed each day. These motorists are being assisted by unscrupulous persons, believed to be employees of the company... Read More

'Ancestral Gardens' opens in Woodside, St Mary

Monday, March, 2 2020    

Woodside, St Mary marks August 1 each year with a gathering of residents and visitors who re-enact the Declaration of Emancipation. Read More

Eastern Champs honours Brigadier Errol Johnson

Monday, March, 2 2020    

The Eastern Secondary Schools Sports Association (ESSA) last Tuesday honoured Brigadier Errol Johnson for his contribution to the development of Eastern Athletics Championship over the years. Read More

Port Maria market almost ready

Monday, March, 2 2020    

Five months after he told the Jamaica Observer North and East that the long-awaited market in Port Maria, St Mary, was approximately 85 per cent complete, chairman of the parish's municipal corporation, Mayor Richard Creary, now says the facility is almost ready to... Read More

Eastern Champs spills and thrills

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 2 2020    

The Eastern Athletics Championships, which is the longest regional school track and field meet in Jamaica, continued its tradition of providing fans with thrills and spills at the National Stadium last Monday and Tuesday. Read More

Port Antonio High shines at World School Cheerleading Championship

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 2 2020    

Port Antonio High School placed second at the recent School World Cheerleading Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, in Florida. Read More

Peaceful Portland - No murders in eastern parish so far this year

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer Staff Reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 2 2020    

With Portland holding the distinction of being the only parish in the island where no murders were recorded in the first two months of this year, the man who leads the police team in the parish, Superintendent Duane Wellington, says every effort is being made to ensure that the crime... Read More

Titchfield schools them in cheerleading at Eastern Champs

Monday, March, 2 2020    

Titchfield High School pulled off a major upset at the just-concluded Eastern Athletics Championships by taking the cheer-leading title over the highly favoured Port Antonio High who had just returned home from the World School Cheerleading Championships in... Read More


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