North & East

Unfertilised food key to long life, says centenarian

ALFRED Patterson spends most of his time in the House of the Lord. Read More

Committed teachers
PRINCIPAL of Horace Clarke High School in Islington, St Mary, Christopher Walker says the school has been seeing significant improvement in academics despite numerous setbacks due to limited resources.... Read More

Horace Clarke guidance counsellors working to boost student morale
THE guidance counselling department at Horace Clarke High School in St Mary is very busy on any given day of the week.... Read More

PHOTO: Closed for construction
Main Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann, is closed for construction. Some $160 million was allocated to upgrade the road as part of the multimillion-dollar redevelopment project being undertaken by the Urban Development Corporation in the resort town.... Read More

Desperate!

Monday, November, 26 2018    

LESTER Griffiths needs help.The 83-year-old man is living in poor conditions and has not been in contact with relatives for years, triggering severe depression and anxiety in him. The story never gets old, although the former St Ann Municipal Corporation employee has been living below... Read More

Big support for Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 12 2018    

OVER 5000 students from across the island, along with their teachers and parents, attended the 19th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival in Brown's Town, St Ann, last Thursday. Read More

Showcasing Discovery Bay

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 12 2018    

RETIRED teacher Evadne Scarlett last month partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Discovery Bay to put on Discovery Bay's first small business exposition. Read More

Celebrating JAMAICA

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Teachers at Bethesda Basic School in Portland, Yanique White (left) and Donnalea Brown (right), interact with students on Jamaica Day. (Photo: Everard Owen) Read More

Maroon herbalist breaks down the bush

Monday, November, 12 2018    

MANY Jamaicans opt to use alternative medicine to treat both communicable and non-communicable diseases when diagnosed or to use it to complement conventional medicine. Read More

PHOTO: Maroons today

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Charles Town Maroon Acting Colonel Marcia Douglas shows off the Asafu yard. This is where Maroon business is conducted. Read More

The Charles Town Maroons today

Monday, November, 12 2018    

THE Charles Town Maroons occupied Crawford Town high in the Blue Mountains before signing the peace treaty with the British when they moved down to Charles Town on the Buff Bay River. They remain there today. The then leader of the group was Nanny's captain, Quao. Today they are led by... Read More

Man gets 20 years for 3-y-o's murder

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 3 2018    

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann — A man who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of a three-year-old in Brown's Town, St Ann, was yesterday sentenced to 20 years at hard labour in the St Ann Circuit Court. Read More

A decade-old passion

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 29 2018    

THIRTY-four-year-old Shanika Campbell is passionate about caring for the elderly. Read More

St Ann honours 7 including handcart operator

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 29 2018    

THE St Ann Municipal Corporation on October 15 honoured seven outstanding residents for their contribution to various sectors in the parish. Read More

Port Antonio Hospital's X-ray department gets $25.8-m upgrade

Monday, October, 29 2018    

THE newly refurbished X-ray (x-radiation) Department at the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland was reopened last Thursday. Read More



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