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Barrett Town, Granville benefiting from JSIF's 'Safe Route to School' initiative

MONTEGO BAY, St James -  Principals for the Barrett Town All-Age and Granville Primary and Infant schools in St James are ecstatic about the new infrastructure built under the 'Safe Passages: Safe Routes to School' initiative guided by the Complete... Read More

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Veteran track and field official Lenford “Tony” Myers has called on the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to ensure that there are more certified technical officials for track meets in...... Read More

Bartlett predicts further economic decline for Falmouth, Ocho Rios
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says economies in Falmouth and other communities in western Jamaica where cruise shipping ports exist will be dealt a further blow in the wake of the announcement by major cruise lines that they will not resume sailing until sometime...... Read More

Montego Bay Conference Centre hosts health and wellness conference
ROSE HALL, St James - The Montego Bay Convention Centre hosted the second annual Jamaica Health and Wellness Tourism Conference under the theme: 'Reimagine, Reset, Restore' from November 18 -19, 2010.... Read More

Davis bats for face-to-face classes in Hanover Western

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, November, 26 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover - Member of Parliament (MP) for Hanover Western Tamika Davis is calling on the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to consider schools in her constituency for the second phase of face-to-face classes. Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter MONTEGO BAY, St James | Thursday, November, 26 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has commended the St James Police Division for being the only police division which has shown a reduction in major crimes since the states of public emergency (SOEs) ended in August just over two weeks... Read More

Thumbs up!

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

Celian Brown (right), a resident of New York, USA, gives the thumbs up, in affirmation of the warmth and welcome she is receiving from a group of Jamaicans representing various organisations, on her arrival at the Sangster International Airport in Montego. Read More

JaBA rues Jamaica Classic NCCA Men's Division cancellation

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 26 2020    

ROSE HALL, St James - President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Paulton Gordon, has described this year's cancellation of the Jamaica Classic NCAA Men's Division as a setback for the growth of the sport in Jamaica. Read More

Gordon named Student Athlete of the Week at UTRGV

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Former Cornwall College sprinter Ackeem Gordon was named Student Athlete of the Week at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), despite the absence of sporting events at the university due to the coronavirus... Read More

For the needy

Thursday, November, 26 2020    

Pastor France Chambers (right) oversees the loading of a truck with food items at the headquarters of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Mount Salem, St James, recently. Read More

Four more Wi-Fi hot spots for town centres by year-end

Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

MINISTER of Science, Energy and Technology Daryl Vaz says with nine public Wi-Fi hotspots established in major town centres across the island, Jamaica is on its way to becoming a digital society. Read More

Commissioner wants states of emergency

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 23 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — If Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson had his way, the states of public emergency (SOEs), which were lifted ahead of the September 3 General Election, would be still in effect. Read More

Water continuing to rise around New Market

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 22 2020    

NEW MARKET, St Elizabeth — When the Jamaica Observer visited on November 10, popular local, Denvan Hanson, was largely dismissive of the threat to New Market by rising waters. Read More

NSWMA prepares for increased solid waste this Christmas

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 20 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — As citizens eagerly await the Government's announcement on COVID-19 measures for the Christmas period, head of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Audley Gordon says the agency is prepared for the increased solid waste expected during the... Read More

St James residents get free breast cancer screening

Thursday, November, 19 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - More than 80 individuals from St James recently received free mammogram and prostate screenings as a result of a partnership forged between the Janet Richards Foundation (JRF), Hospiten Montego Bay and couple Mark and Gwendolyn... Read More


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