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Frome Tech student credits councillor for CSEC exam success

LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland - Frome Technical High School sixth form student Miguel James will be forever grateful for what Garfield James, the People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Sheffield Division in Westmoreland, has done to prepare him... Read More

Hope for the mentally ill
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Individuals in St James grappling with mental health issues could soon start receiving assistance from the Lakin Elizabeth Whispers of Hope Foundation.... Read More

St James Fire Dept launches fire prevention drive; trains cops, soldiers as safety wardens
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Expressing concern about an increase in fires resulting from equipment in homes, the St James Fire Department will, as of today, intensify its fire safety message across the parish with the use of public address (PA)...... Read More

COVID-19 halts Rotary Club of Negril major fund-raiser
NEGRIL, Westmoreland - Organisers of the Rotary Club of Negril annual fund-raising donkey race in the resort town say the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of next year's staging of the event.... Read More

Many thanks, officer

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

District Constable Coletha Minto Cole (right), who is assigned to the Rio Bueno Police Station in Trelawny, delivers a care package to a resident in the community recently. Read More

JGA Open returns to Tryall

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 29 2020    

The 53rd annual Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Open is set to be held at the Tryall Club in Hanover for the second-straight year in December, barring a major catastrophe, it was announced recently. Read More


BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 29 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - As a youngster, St James West Central constituent Derrick White harboured thoughts of migrating to the United States in search of a better life. Read More

Gager vows to take action against public peeing

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 29 2020    

 FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) plans to take punitive action against individuals who continue to urinate in public places, especially on roadways in the historic town of Falmouth. Read More

'Penny wise and pound foolish'

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

CHRISTIANA, Manchester — Mayor of Mandeville and chairman of the Manchester Municipal Corporation, Donovan Mitchell, says the developer of a three-storey building that collapsed during heavy rain in Christiana earlier this week has been given 14 days' notice to demolish the... Read More


BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 29 2020    

 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - The Westmoreland Football Association (WFA) is moving to have more coaches for youth and female footballers, as part of efforts to develop the sport in the parish. Read More

Mandeville to Spur Tree main road a pain for motorists

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — There is growing concern about safety on the roadway embracing Mandeville through Kingsland to Spur Tree, as well as the steep, winding, accident-prone Spur Tree Hill, because of the deteriorating surface. Read More

MoBay's Cornwall Court welcomes COVID-19 curfew

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Residents of Cornwall Court in this western Jamaica parish have, for the most part, welcomed the special area curfew that was imposed in their community starting at 6:00 pm until 5:00 am from Friday, October 23 to Friday, November 6, in the wake of the... Read More

Flooding headache in Mandeville

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 23 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Some residents were left marooned in their homes, and several roads in this south-central town were inundated by floodwaters following heavy and persistent rain yesterday. Read More

D R Foote Construction donates 10 tablets to Grange Pen students

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 22 2020    

GRANGE PEN, St James - When Cornwall College grade seven student Joniai Gayle received one of the 10 tablets that D R Foote Construction donated to students in this community on Saturday, his mother, Nickesha Lawrence Mingoes, was very ecstatic. Read More

Le Antonio's Foundation cops mayor's award for work in MoBay's innercities

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 22 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Many may know him as the CEO of McKoy News, an online news outlet, or as a building contractor. But Antonio McKoy is also a philanthropist who has created his non-profit organisation — Le Antonio's Foundation— to positively steer the children and young... Read More


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