'No self-respecting donkey will travel on that'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 15 2017    

RESIDENTS in Epworth, St Ann say they are fed up with the inactions of their political representatives, who they described as mere visitors to the small community located on the outskirts of resort town Ocho Rios.The residents, who spoke to the... Read More

St Ann drug rehab centre enjoys 80% success rate — director

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 15 2017    

A rehabilitation programme designed to reintegrate people battling with addictions back into society has been reaping success, director Barbara Richards has said.Richards, head of Teen Challenge Jamaica women's centre, explained that the programme, now in its... Read More

'The people have no God in them'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 15 2017    

ST Ann native Salamon Higgins is among the nearly half a million centenarians living across the globe, but he wants to distinguish himself as a super-centenarian. Projections from the United Nations suggest that by 2050 there will be 3.7 million... Read More

'I lost everything'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 15 2017    

A St Thomas woman is claiming that she has been robbed of her pension and years of service gratuity after being “unfairly dismissed” from her job as deputy postmaster at Morant Bay Post Office in the parish.Saraline Gordon, 45, of... Read More

St Ann farmer loses over 20 cows to thieves

Monday, May, 15 2017    

A St Ann cattle farmer is lamenting the loss of more than 20 animals to thieves who, he said, have consistently preyed on his farm.The most recent heist, he recalled, occurred on Good Friday in the wee hours of the morning. He said two of his... Read More

PHOTO: Fed up!

Monday, May, 15 2017    

Residents weary of poor road condition in St Ann community  Read More

Men Who Cook 2017

Monday, May, 8 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Men Who Cook, the main fundraiser of the Lions Club of Mandeville, was held at the Brooks Park Sports and Recreational Complex on Sunday April 30.Club members are intent on putting in place a pathology laboratory... Read More

Natalie Wilson is Miss Sandals 'Ochi'

Saturday, May, 6 2017    

THERE was nothing but thunderous applause as Natalie Wilson was crowned Miss Sandals Ocho Rios 2017 at the all-inclusive St Ann property east Saturday night.“It was an awesome feeling to win this title. I've been rehearsing every day as I... Read More

Minister urges J'cans to learn a second language to compete

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 6 2017    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson is contending that Jamaicans must learn a second language in order to compete with the rest of the world, even for domestic jobs.Robinson, one of the speakers at a... Read More

Green expo at Castleton Gardens today

Friday, May, 5 2017    

THE Public Gardens Division in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will today be hosting a green expo at the Castleton Botanical Gardens, in St Mary.It will be staged under the World Earth Day theme 'Environmental and... Read More

How Linace Gordon-Coleman changed her life after years of unemployment

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 1 2017    

WHEN 30-year-old Linace Gordon-Coleman's back was against the wall from being unemployed for years, she made a decision that would change her life without end.Gordon-Coleman, against a climate of economic challenges which permeated every level of the Jamaican society, decided to... Read More



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