North & East

Ocho Rios Primary students train in online safety

Forty students from Ocho Rios Primary School in St Ann have been trained to act as online safety monitors, both at school and in their respective communities. Read More

St Ann, St Mary schools celebrate World Read Aloud Day
Every year, on World Read Aloud Day people all around the world read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. ... Read More

Sweet victory
Kerrisan Lawrence's hat-trick guided Titchfield High to a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Port Antonio High, as the Portland Football Association Ann Marie Vaz Women's League got under way last Tuesday.... Read More

'Help Leroy'
LEROY Barton desperately wants to get to Kingston. His life depends on it.The 61-year-old St Mary man has been afflicted with a large facial tumour and urgently needs medical attention. However, he has no money; he has no family and he has no friend.... Read More


BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, February, 4 2019    

DIANA Raffington was weak, but the lives of her two children were more important than hers. The 51-year-old Portland woman, wounded and confused about the situation she found herself in, could only urge her 11-year-old son to “run”. Read More

Deer hunting?

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter | Monday, February, 4 2019    

REPORTS of a proposal from United States (US) hunters seeking permission to pursue the white-tailed deer in Portland have received mixed reviews by farmers and residents, some directly affected by the animals. Read More

Ocho Rios orchid show for February 10

Monday, February, 4 2019    

CHARITY group Ocho Rios Orchid Society is set to host its annual show on February 10, at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann. Read More

'We are devastated'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS AND EVERARD OWEN Observer reporters | Monday, February, 4 2019    

FAMILY members have been left “devastated” by the brutal killing of People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, the second resident murdered in Portland since the start of the year. Read More

'Give us the classrooms'

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, January, 21 2019    

SCORES of parents and students of Fair Prospect Primary School in east Portland, last Monday gathered outside the school's gate protesting the education ministry's failure to appoint a contractor for the construction of classrooms, they say, money has been allocated... Read More

Bethesda Basic celebrates 62 years

Monday, January, 21 2019    

BETHESDA Basic School in Port Antonio, Portland, last Wednesday celebrated its 62nd anniversary in a soft ceremony that included the cutting of a cake and various performances. Read More

Junction on track

Monday, January, 21 2019    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) has confirmed that work on the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road in St Mary is to be completed in the second quarter of the 2019/2020 financial year. Read More

Living in limbo

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, January, 21 2019    

SEVERAL months after the Government announced that it had executed the compulsory acquisition of the boyhood home of National Hero Marcus Garvey in St Ann's Bay, one occupant says her family is still in the dark about the move. Read More

St Hilda's High gets greenhouse

Monday, January, 7 2019    

ST Hilda's High School in Brown's Town, St Ann is the latest school in the parish to be equipped with a greenhouse.Noranda Bauxite recently handed over the greenhouse to the school along with a donation of romaine lettuce plants and seedlings. Read More

Hoolebury Primary gets much-needed facelift

Monday, January, 7 2019    

HOOLEBURY Primary School in Scarlett Hall, St Ann, recently received a much-needed facelift through the Bahia Principe Jamaica Resort Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Read More

100 and counting for Irene Massop

Monday, January, 7 2019    

IRENE Massop is thanking God now, more than ever, that she has joined club 100.The centenarian celebrated her birthday on Friday but was honoured the following day by family members and friends at Free Hill Presbyterian Church in St Mary. Read More


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