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

Tufton hails Adventist Church for its support

Sunday, April 16, 2017    

Tufton addresses an event in western Jamaica

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has saluted the Adventist Church for allowing use of its facility in St James to accommodate services offered by the Cornwall Regional Hospital. Since March, the Western Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has been housing several outpatient services as a result of noxious fumes emanating from the central ventilation system of the hospital. “I will continue to say … how grateful we are to the Adventist Church for the use of the fa ... Read More

Police believe stolen gun behind murders in Clarendon

Saturday, April 15, 2017    

Jamaica police say they are working on the theory that a dispute over a stolen gun may have led to the deadly attack in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, resulting in the murder of two brothers and injury to another on Thursday. Police said that three men armed with high-powered rifles entered a house and opened fire, killing 19-year-old Richard Blake and his 16-year-old brother Ricardo, a high school student. Their 13-year-old sibling, who was shot in the leg as he tried to escape, was treated and release ... Read More

Kids Around the World donates US$25K playground to Flanker Primary

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau | Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Flanker Primary and Junior High students enjoying the playground shortly after it was recently handed over to the school.

The over 400 students at the Flanker Primary and Junior High in St James are now benefitting from a playground, thanks to the Atlanta, USA-based group Kids Around the World and other stakeholders. Speaking at a dedication ceremony for the facility, valued at US$25,000, principal of the Flanker Primary and Junior High, Rupert Shaw, lauded the stakeholders for creating the playground as he stressed the importance of such a facility. “We are indeed grateful for the Kids Around the World org ... Read More

Chukka Good Hope gets US$4-m adventure park

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, April 13, 2017    

A section of the falls at the Good Hope attraction

GOOD HOPE, Trelawny - Chukka Good Hope has ratcheted up its attraction experience with the latest addition of a US$4-million adventure park. “This piece of the investment was done as part of our continuous expansion of the Good Hope facility, which will continue to evolve,” Marc Melville, Chukka’s director of group revenue & new development, explained in a recent interview with the Jamaica Observer West. Melville projected that with the latest segment, which is the third ... Read More

16-y-o Muschett High student shot by passenger in minibus, not motorist

Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Principal of Muschett High School Leighton Johnson (right) welcomes (from left) Rev Owen Watson, coordinator for the Trelawny Victim Support Unit; Sergeant Wayne Wallace and Constable Morris Patterson on Monday, before the start of a counselling session at the school following the untimely death of Shanique Rose.

CONTENT, St James - New information has emerged that the bullet which killed 16-year-old Muschett High student Shanique Rose, last Friday, was fired from inside the minibus in which she was a passenger, and not by an angry motorist. Initial reports of the fatal shooting were that the incident was triggered by an altercation between the bus driver and an irate motorist who opened fire into the minibus. But investigations have revealed that the story was a complete fabrication. The police had ... Read More

Sandals hosts team member ‘Olympics’

Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Excited teams line up for the opening parade in Sandals Resorts International’s first Procurement Division Games, launched recently at the company’s headquarters.

The Rio Olympics may be long behind us, but for the team members of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the Olympic spirit is in high gear. During the month of April, the company will host the first- ever ‘Procurement Olympics’, which will see team members randomly assigned to various teams and competing in a variety of sports and activities, including netball, volleyball, table tennis, endurance challenges and a quiz competition. Acting Custos of Montego Bay Claudette Bryan broug ... Read More

Mt Alvernia lifts ISSA Western Conference basketball title

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Mt Alvernia High’s captain Christine Clennon (front row, third left) hoists the ISSA Western Conference girls’ basketball trophy after they upset favourites Holland high 31-28 in the final played at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Tuesday.

Mt Alvernia High won their second Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Western Conference girls’ basketball title on Tuesday after upsetting the previously unbeaten Holland High 31-28 in an exciting final played at the Montego Bay Cricket Club in St James. Mt Alvernia, who first won the title three years ago and were playing their third final in four years, were led by the season’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) Tiana Wilson. Wilson scored a game-high 14 points and had 10 ... Read More

Get Typsy for Burwood Beach

Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Get Typsy ambassadors at last year’s event

The Kreative Events-produced Get Typsy party is expected to transform the spacious Burwood Beach in Trelawny into a sea of red and white on Good Friday. The Smirnoff-sponsored event, tagged the ‘Red & White Drink Inclusive Beach Party’ is celebrating its fifth year. Since its inception, the event has been steadily gaining traction with partygoers due in part to its high-quality production and all-inclusive theme. Wilfred Johnson of Kreative Events is promising patrons &ldquo ... Read More

Chatsworth Primary make winning start in VMBS U-13 football

Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Clive Davis of defending champions Granville Primary (left) plays the ball between two Barracks Road Primary players in last week’s opening game of the 27th VMBS St James FA Under -13 game at the UDC field in Montego Bay. Granville Primary won the game 1-0 to get their defense of the title off to a winning start. (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Chatsworth Primary scored their first win in the VMBS St James Football Association’s Under-13 competition after beating Barrett Town 1-0 in their Zone A game played at the UDC field on Tuesday. Chatsworth, who drew two of their five games played last year in their first season in the league, took their first victory with a goal from Ryan Gray as they joined defending champion Granville Primary and Cambridge on three points at the top of the zone. Also on Tuesday, ... Read More

Friends of Clark’s Town to stage run/walk for school

Thursday, April 13, 2017    

Clark’s Town
Primary School

The Friends of Clark’s Town Charity Foundation in collaboration with the administration of the Clark’s Town Primary School will stage its inaugural Five-mile Run/Walk on Saturday, commencing at 6:00 am. The scores of competitors expected to participate will begin their run/walk at the Clark’s Town Primary School ground and continue along the main thoroughfare towards Duncans, ending at the Spicy Hill/ Samuel Prospect crossing, and then back to the starting point. According t ... Read More



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