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'Act of treason'

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie has described as treacherous the behaviour of councillors who he has been informed are dissuading people from paying property taxes.“There is some disturbing information coming about some elected... Read More

MBU, Arnett Gardens clash in second-leg RSPL quarter-final play-off
 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will on Monday hope to advance to a fourth-consecutive semi-final of the Red Stripe Premier League when they take on Arnett Gardens in the return leg of their quarter-final...... Read More

Filthy!
 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Noting that a number of clogged drains has contributed to the filthiness of Falmouth, Chairman of the Trelawny Municipal Corporation Colin Gager says an estimated $8.5 million is urgently needed to undertake...... Read More

PHOTO: Thank YOU, ATL
Andre Thomas (left) sales executive at ATL Automotive hands over car keys to customer Rudolph Dawkins, production manager at Trelawny Aggregate (centre), while Petrena Purser, head of business ATL Automotive, looks on. The occasion was ATL Automotive’s Approved Pre-owned Broadcast...... Read More

SEBI brings social enterprise forum to western Ja

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI), the joint JN Foundation and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) venture, in conjunction with the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will today host a panel discussion at the... Read More

Petersfield High lead western Ja teams to Penn Relays

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 27 2017   

 After an outstanding season, the coaching staff at Petersfield High in Westmoreland are confident that they will break new ground and win Championships of Americas titles at this weekend's 123rd Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field... Read More

'Herbie' seek second win in U-14 basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, April, 27 2017   

ORANGE BAY, Hanover - Defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical High will go after back-to-back wins in the ISSA Western Conference Under-14 boys' basketball competition when they take on William Knibb Memorial High in the first game of a double-header at... Read More

Western Confed Super League semis set for Sunday

Thursday, April, 27 2017   

 MONTEGO BAY, St James — All four teams in Sunday's return-leg semi-final of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley's JB Rum Super League will have everything to play for after last weekend's first-leg matches both ended in... Read More

Peter Phillips to address leadership breakfast

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prominent leaders from business, government and civil society now have another outlet to spread their messages of hope while providing relevant information to the public, with the inauguration of the Leadership Breakfast Series in Montego Bay. Read More

RIU Reggae Hotel reopens after explosion

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The RIU Reggae Hotel in St James, which was closed last Thursday following an explosion at the property which left one dead and four others injured, has been reopened.President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist... Read More

Photo: Glorious!

Sunday, April, 23 2017   

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... Read More

Manchester High making strides in foreign language education

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 23 2017   

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Modern Languages Department at the Manchester High School, Petrena Ledgister, says that learning a foreign language can reap rich rewards, both on a personal and professional levels. Read More

JTA pays homage to history at Mizpah Primary

Sunday, April, 23 2017   

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. Read More

Major road rehabilitation in south Clarendon

Sunday, April, 23 2017   

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... Read More

Certification upgrade for 128 basic school teachers

Sunday, April, 23 2017   

May Pen, Clarendon — One hundred and twenty-eight early childhood practitioners from Clarendon and Manchester recently completed a year-long teacher certification course through the Advancing Childhood Education Programme (ACEP). Read More



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