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School principal lauds Lasco Chin Foundation for donating care packages to St James parents

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Michael Ellis, the principal of Cornwall College, says the recent distribution of care packages by the Lasco Chin Foundation to parents of students from schools across St James, could not have come at a better time. Read More

HMC mulls extension of building plans amnesty due to COVID-19
LUCEA, Hanover - The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) is mulling the extension of its amnesty for people found in breach of various building codes, due to the coronavirus pandemic.... Read More

$5.6-m bus stop shelter renovation project underway in Trelawny
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The Trelawny Municipal Corporation has secured some $5.6 million in funding from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to undertake the renovation of 10 of the bus stop passenger shelters which are in an acute state of disrepair along...... Read More

Trelawny Police Division gets nine service vehicles worth $50 million
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Sirens and prayer opened the official handing-over ceremony for nine service vehicles, valued at $50 million, which were commissioned into service across the Trelawny Police Division, last Thursday. ... Read More

Blackness fire victims get help

BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer West writer | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Savanna-la-Mar community has rallied around the family of Rasheka Andrews— a grade 10 student at the Manning's School in that town— who lost everything when a fire destroyed their dwelling in the Blackness community in Westmoreland,... Read More

Former COCAA winners listed as Indoors all- Americans for first time

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

Three former County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Champs winners were last week named Indoors all-Americans for the first time after the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) published the list for the NCAA Division 1 and Division 2... Read More

Roll the ball!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Three high-profile schoolboy football coaches in western Jamaica are calling for the staging of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) daCosta Cup competition this year. Read More

All set!

BY ANTHONY LEWIS AND ONOME SIDO Observer West writers | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Principals of high schools across the western region say all is in place to ensure a seamless start on Monday to the temporary reopening of schools to facilitate students sitting secondary level exit examinations in... Read More

Mitchell Town Primary gets multimillion-dollar upgrade from New Fortress Energy

Monday, June, 1 2020    

While Jamaica continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in all schools being closed, New Fortress Energy (NFE), founded by American businessman and philanthropist Wes Edens, funded a robust school refurbishment project in Clarendon that will touch the hearts and... Read More

Little Bay commends principal for devising plan to assist students with school work

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 28 2020    

LITTLE BAY, Westmoreland - Keron King, the principal of the Little Bay All-Age School in Westmoreland, is being lauded for devising a plan to deliver work-sheets to his students, utilising a motorbike, in the wake of the closure of schools islandwide due to the COVID-19... Read More

DTR Foundation donates care packages to Shaolin

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - The Dreams To Reality (DTR) Foundation headed by Garold Hamilton, a native of Shaolin in Westmoreland, recently donated 155 care packages to the community and its environs. Read More

WMC reports almost 50 per cent drop in property tax collection

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - CHAIRMAN of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC), Bertel Moore is reporting that the parish recorded a roughly 50 per cent decline in property tax collection during the last financial year, when compared to the previous... Read More

Large turnout at inaugural Trelawny ABS farmers' market

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

HAGUE, Trelawny - The Trelawny Association of Branch Society (ABS) staged its inaugural farmers' market at the Hague Agricultural Show Ground in the parish last Friday in an effort to help farmers boost produce sales and give patrons a chance to benefit from the heavily... Read More

Former Faulkland midfielder makes the best of the COVID-19 pandemic

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 28 2020    

 Former Cornwall College and Faulkland FC star midfield footballer Peter-Lee Vassell says he is using the downtime in the sport caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic to socialise with friends and family members. Read More


BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer writer | Thursday, May, 28 2020    

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