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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

Scotiabank’s cocktails and conversations

Monday, April 24, 2017    

Dermatologist Dr Carol Burrell excitedly takes her turn at getting the feel of the Audi R8 Spyder.()

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Scotiabank took time out on March 16 to treat “premium banking” clients here to an intimate evening with members of the division. The occasion, called “Cocktails and Conversations”, was to reassure customers, many of whom have been longstanding businesspeople in Manchester, that their service is valued. Manager of Scotiabank Mandeville, Earl Blake, said that those customers have stayed with the bank in good and bad times. “In any ... Read More

Sutherland Global named Business of the Year

Monday, April 24, 2017    

Sutherland Global’s country director Odetta Rockhead-Kerr (second right), whose organisation won the Business of the Year award at the recent Manchester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards function at the Golf View Hotel, and members of her team. (Photos: Gregory Bennett)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce (MCC) Business Awards function. The other nominees in the category were Shoppers Fair Supermarket (Progressive Foods) and H&L True Value/H&L Agro. Sutherland Global started operations on Ward Avenue in Mandeville in late 2015, and its service is one of the alternatives aimed at ... Read More

Police worried by upsurge in crashes on Santa Cruz/Lacovia main road

Monday, April 24, 2017    

Overtaking on newly resurfaced roadway between Santa Cruz and Lacovia

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Local police are expressing extreme concern at an upsurge in fatal and other serious motor vehicle crashes on the main road from Santa Cruz to Lacovia since it was resurfaced a few months ago. Police say three people have died on the four-mile stretch since December and there have been several other major accidents causing injuries and property damage. The last fatality came on the night of April 14. Police say Richard Ellison of Leeds, three miles south of Sa ... Read More

Major road rehabilitation in south Clarendon

Monday, April 24, 2017    

Mayor of May Pen Winston Maragh (centre) discuss rehabilitation work on the main road from Lancelot Hall through Mitchell Town to Portland Crossing, with (from left) Stephen Shaw of the National Works Agency and Rudyard Spencer, Member of Parliament, Clarendon South Eastern. (Photo: Gregory Bennett)

May Pen, Clarendon — A total of $350 million is being spent on major road rehabilitation in southern Clarendon. The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that $200 million is being spent on the roadway from Lancelot Hall through Mitchell Town to Portland Cottage Crossing in South-east Clarendon. Another $150 million is going toward rehabilitation work on the Toll Gate to Rest main road in South-west Clarendon. The work includes bushing, drain repairs and construction, as well as and ... Read More

Photo: Glorious!

Monday, April 24, 2017    

Photo: Collin Reid

Student athletes from the south-central region were outstanding as Jamaica again outclassed the Caribbean region at track and field’s junior level, topping the Carifta Games medal table for the 33rd year in a row. Jamaica won 86 medals for the third-straight year, finishing with 39 gold, 28 silver and 19 bronze. Photo shows Vere Technical High’s Britany Anderson (left) who broke the Carifta Girls Under-18 100m hurdles record in 13.16 seconds, and her teammate Daszay Freeman of Manche ... Read More

Central Junior Schools Classic set for tomorrow

Friday, April 21, 2017    

From left: Founder and chairperson for the Central Junior Schools Classic organising committee Deon Hemmings-McCatty, committee member Twitty-Ann Sajabi, meet director Garth Burke and senior brand manager at Cari-Med Allison Dexter during the presentation of the sponsorship cheque at a press conference at Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville on Tuesday. (Photo: Gregory Bennett)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The sixth staging of the Central Junior Schools Classic Track and Field meet is set to take place at Kirkvine Sports Complex here tomorrow. Participating educational institutions are Vaz Preparatory, Ardenne Preparatory, Bethabara Primary, Black River Primary, Knox Junior School, Mandeville Primary, Mount Saint Joseph Preparatory, Our Lady of the Angels Preparatory, Rock Hall Primary, St Catherine Preparatory, Yabnel Care Centre, El Instituto de Mandevilla Prepara ... 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

Gift boosts blood storage at Percy Junor Hospital

Monday, April 10, 2017    

Senior Medical Officer of the Percy Junor Hospital, Dr Carlos Wilson (second left) receives the cheque from President of the Jamaica Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Hugh Meredith (right) watched by Minister of Finance and Public Service, Audley Shaw (left) and Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority, Wayne Chen.

SPALDING, Clarendon — The Percy Junor Hospital on the border of north-east Manchester and north-west Clarendon is now able to increase its intake of blood and blood donations, following the gift of $500,000 from the Jamaica Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers. A news release from the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) said the money has gone towards the purchase of a Compact Blood Bank Refrigerator. The (SRHA), which manages the hospital, provided the additional cos ... Read More

Fine Art and Finance

Monday, April 10, 2017    

Participant Talijhe Bowen (left) strikes a pose with JMMB’s Client Relations Officer Saskia Williams

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Junction and Santa Cruz branches hosted an all-female audience at its “Fine Art & Finance” event held in late March at the Junction Guest House. Organisers say the event was designed to empower the participants by providing information on financial planning in a fun and engaging way. Michelle Sinclair-Doyley, manager of client financial education, told the gathering that women had a longer life expectancy t ... Read More

Inspirational!

Monday, April 10, 2017    

STETHS captain Michael Frew led from the front with bat and ball. (Photo: Ainsley Clarke)

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Led by an outstanding all-round performance from their captain Michael Frew, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Manchester High and their 30th all-rural ISSA/Grace Headley Cup cricket title at the STETHS Sports Complex here on Saturday. Frew — a former Jamaica Under-19 captain and a member of the triumphant West Indies Under-19 team at last year’s ICC Under-19 World Cup — first made a patient unbe ... Read More



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