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Barita at forty

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Launched in September 1977, Barita Investments Limited this month marks 40 years in the financial services industry. Read More

Students first
Maggotty, St Elizabeth — It's tough. However, the Glen Stuart Primary School fraternity is fighting its way through following last week's closure of the school doors by health authorities because of a sewage problem. ... Read More

Undaunted!
Maggotty, St Elizabeth — She is totally blind, but 14-year-old Moneajah Elliott is not allowing that to hold her back.... Read More

Photo: Helping hand
Senior medical officer at the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH), Dr Everton McIntosh (second left), accepts a donation of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals valued at $2.6 million from Managing Director of Medical Disposables and Supplies (MDS) Myrtis Boothe. Looking on are Business...... Read More

Photo: My ball!

Monday, September, 25 2017    

Leon Stephenson (left) attempts to dribble past Maggotty High School's Lamar Thompson during their ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup game at the STETHS Sports Complex in Santa Cruz on Saturday. Lacovia High won the game 2-1 with goals from Deshawn Powell in the 27th minute and Oshane Staple in the 70th. Read More

Crime draining the economy, Manchester business leaders told

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The service sector, including business process outsourcing (BPO), mining and agriculture — all key industries for central Jamaica — were identified among areas experiencing serious effects of crime at a forum here... Read More

Trailer crushes mason on Oyster Bay hotel construction site

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 23 2017    

COOPERS PEN, Trelawny — Tragedy struck at the construction site of Excellence Oyster Bay hotel in Trelawny when a worker, who fell from an 18-wheeler tractor trailer he had hopped on to, was crushed to death yesterday morning. Read More

Battle for places in daCosta Cup second round heats up

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

LUCEA, Hanover — Zones B and D of the ISSA/ Flow daCosta Cup schoolboys' football competition are shaping up to be a battle to the end for places in the second round, even before they are halfway through. Read More

Bicycle cops to tackle tourist harassment in Falmouth

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Some 12 Trelawny cops who recently graduated from a one-month Area One bicycle course are expected to play a significant role in curbing tourist harassment in the historic town of Falmouth. Read More

Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar stages health fair

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Despite recent adverse weather conditions in sections of Jamaica due to the effect of Hurricane Irma, scores of people turned out at the Independence Park here for a back-to-school treat and health fair staged by the Rotary Club of... Read More

Barita celebrates 40th anniversary

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Led by chair and founder Rita Humphries-Lewin — a former chair of the Jamaica Stock Exchange — financial service providers Barita Investments, established in 1977, and Barita Unit Trusts, 1993, hosted clients and other stakeholders at a cocktail reception at the historic Bellefield... Read More

Jamaica Bridal Expo for MoBay Convention Centre

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — The sixth staging of Jamaica Bridal Expo, western Jamaica's premier bridal showcase, kicks off tomorrow at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James. Read More

Rotary Club of MoBay East hosts prostate cancer screening

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Rotary Club of Montego Bay East is partnering with the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) to host its seventh staging of prostate cancer screening, set for the Meeting Place in the resort city next Monday, from 6:00 am to 2:00pm. Read More

PHOTO: Let's celebrate

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Over 1,000 volunteers participated in International Coastal Clean up Day activities at 10 locations across Montego Bay on Saturday, September 16, collecting 7,471pounds of garbage. Among the sites cleaned by the students and organisations — including the Sandals Foundations, Jamaica... Read More

JPS fights back

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — With losses amounting to over US$7 million within the past 12 months due to electricity theft in the parishes of Hanover and St James, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is warning that people involved in the illegal activity will be... Read More



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