JTA pays homage to history at Mizpah Primary

Mizpah Primary is of special significance to teachers and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Members of the teachers’ union, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), gathered in their numbers at the Mizpah Primary School in Walderston, northern Manchester, earlier this month for their Founders Day ceremony. As explained by Byron Farquharson, secre ... Read More

An official march during the Modern Languages’ Celebration on the Manchester High School grounds (Photos: Gregory Bennett) Manchester High making strides in foreign language education
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Modern Languages Department at the Manchester High School ... Read More

Manager, Corporate Services at Jamalco, DonnaMarie Brooks-Gordon (left) presents a certificate of completion to ACEP graduate Latoya Bryan. Certification upgrade for 128 basic school teachers
May Pen, Clarendon — One hundred and twenty-eight early childhood practitioners from Clarendon ... Read More

The foundation for the regional pathology lab on a property owned by the Mandeville Regional Hospital. The lab is a Legacy Project of the Lions Club of Mandeville (File photo) Men Who Cook set for April 30
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Establishing a pathology lab for the Southern Health Region, which se ... Read More

I-Octane delivers at Pier Pressure

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

I-Octane performs in front of a large audience at Appleton Estate Pier Pressure

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay’s premier Friday night event was relaunched last week Friday when Appleton Estate officially presented Pier Pressure at the resort city’s hot spot, Pier 1. Patrons were in for a double dose of fanfare as Appleton Estate Pier Pressure kicked off the carnival week of feting with the ‘Carnival Unmasked’ theme. Vibrant soca and dancehall fusion, along with Appleton Estate V/X Signature Blend specials, set the ambiance for what can a ... Read More

Tiana Wilson named girls’ basketball MVP

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, April 20, 2017    

Tiana Wilson of Mt Alvernia High (left) receives her MVP award from Deon Williams, coordinator of the ISSA Western Conference girls’ basketball competition, after last week’s final against Holland High. Wilson also won the award for most steals. (Photo: Paul Reid)

Mt Alvernia High’s Tiana Wilson was last week named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) after she led the Montego Bay school to their second Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association Western Conference girls’ basketball title in three years. Mt Alvernia upset the previously unbeaten Holland High 31-28 in the exciting final played at the Montego Bay Cricket Club recently. Wilson, who had a double-double with a game-high 14 points and 10 rebounds, also won the award for most steals in th ... Read More

PHOTO: Moving away

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

Photo: Paul Reid

Montego Bay United’s (MBU) Owayne Gordon (left) tries to get away from two Jamalco FC players, Ajuran Brown (centre) and Tyrone Buddah, in Sunday’s Red Stripe Premier League third-round game at WesPow Park. Gordon scored the first goal as MBU won the game 4-0 and finished third in the table. (Photo: Paul Reid Read More

Gilpin on fire as Relevation FC clobber Mt Villa

Thursday, April 20, 2017    

Revelation FC’s Orlando Gilpin went on a goalscoring spree on Tuesday, scoring five times to lead his team to a 6-0 win over Mountain Villa FC in a clash between cellar dwellers in the St James Football Association Sandals International Senior League third-round game at Spot Valley High. After Oliver Marston gave the visitors the lead in the 33rd minute, Gilpin took over to produce one of the best displays of scoring in a single game in the local league. Gilpin got his first goal in the ... Read More

Belle Air residents mum on killing of pregnant woman

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, April 17, 2017    

The section of the house that was set ablaze by the gunman. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans)

COMMUNITY members in Belle Air, St Ann, have shied away from commenting publicly on the recent killing of a pregnant woman and the wounding of a man in ‘Crocodile City’ there, recently. Except for one individual who agreed to speak but asked not to be named, residents insisted that for their safety they will remain quiet about the incident which they shrugged off as common assault in that part of town. “I wasn’t here, I went to [a next parish] to work. I never hear nothing,” on ... Read More

‘Mi go look fi girl and dem shoot mi’

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, April 17, 2017    

Hansel Small at his usual selling spot in Ocho Rios..

Twenty years ago Hansel Small’s life changed forever. He was left disabled after being shot multiple times by men unknown to him in St Catherine. “Ride mi ride go look for a girl and them shoot me,” he told the Jamaica Observer North & East, as he reflected on the night of April 10, 1997. Since then, he said his life has been filled with pain and struggles. Despite this, the Lluidas Vale resident remains determined to make a living for himself scoffing at the ve ... Read More

Happy blues

Monday, April 17, 2017    

Brown-Wes students and supporters jump for joy after winning one of several 4x100-m races..

THE rivalry between Danvers House and Brown-Wes House at Boston Primary and Infant School in Portland was settled last Tuesday when Danvers House finished atop the points table at the school’s annual sports day. After 40 events, which included the exciting 100 metres and the 4x100-metresrelay, Danvers (Blue) finished with 595 points, Brown-Wes (Red) with 533 points and Weston (Yellow) with 516 points. Danvers House also won last year. Here are some highlights. Read More

Over 200 employed at police job fair

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, April 17, 2017    

Long lines were a feature at the packed job fair..

OVER 200 people gained employment at a recent job fair put on by the St Ann police in Ocho Rios in the parish. The event, which also formed part of efforts to maintain community safety and security, was held under the theme ‘Reducing’. Over 3,000 people attended the event, organiser Constable Winston Burke told the Jamaica Observer North & East. Burke said that the turnout for the event exceeded his expectations and noted that people from other parishes, including Manchester, ... Read More

Open for business

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, April 17, 2017    

The entrance to Brown’s Town Market in St Ann..

FOOD vendors at Brown’s Town Market in St Ann are optimistic sales will pick up in the coming weeks following a 6-week closure of cook shops at the facility due to sanitation problems. The vendors were ordered to cease operations by the St Ann Health Department until sanitary practices at the facility met required standards. At the time the shops were ordered closed the 12 vendors who would have been affected raised concerns that it would limit their ability to provide for their families ... Read More

Yush at the falls

Monday, April 17, 2017    

Junior Titus and Marvalyn Bennett make it an all-white affair at Wray & Nephew Yush..

IT was the coming together of Generation X and millennials at Wray & Nephew Yush staged at Dunn’s River Falls and Park in Ocho Rios, St Ann, last Saturday. Here are some highlights from the best of the 90s event held over the Easter weekend. Read More



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