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Ward uses COVID-19 downtime to create $5-m gym for employees

MONTEGO BAY, St James - While many businesses across western Jamaica were downsizing amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, prominent Montego Bay businessman, Howard Ward, was busy converting a section of his Ironshore offices to a gym... Read More

'A little push' from Kindred Sisters Foundation
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Dietitian Rosalee Brown's story is not unique to many young girls who live in rural Jamaica with a dream to pursue higher education, but have little or no financial support. Even though her parents were lovingly supportive they...... Read More

Water Square fountain to be restored as TMC intensifies drive to beautify Falmouth
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - As the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) intensifies its drive to improve the aesthetics of the historic town of Falmouth, plans are well advanced to get the fountain in the historic Water Square in Falmouth up and running...... Read More

More Westmoreland residents trained
SAVANNA-LA- Mar, Westmoreland - Twenty-five more Westmoreland residents were recently certified in vector aide management, insect screen and mesh cover construction, and small business management after participating in a two-month-long...... Read More


Thursday, July, 2 2020    

 President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Janet Silvera (centre), plays a game of hopscotch with the children of the inner-city community of Paradise Row in Montego Bay, last Saturday. Read More

'Where is my weed?'

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July, 2 2020    

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BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 2 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The four members of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Western Confederation have expressed disappointment that the second tier of professional club football will not be implemented for the start of the next... Read More

Frassdon upbeat about debut EP

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Montego Bay-based dancehall artiste Frassdon is in an upbeat mood as he prepares for the release of his debut EP titled Trap Dancehall Reggae. Read More

Red Carpet promoters give back to Hanover communities

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover - Ten vulnerable people from five Hanover communities recently received cash totalling $100,000 from Red Carpet Promotion in an effort to cushion the blow caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Learning from COVID-19: Trelawny business owners try to pick up the pieces

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused many Jamaicans to 'tun dem han and mek fashin' ̶ from registered taxi operators becoming farmers and fruit sellers to an increase in courier services aiming to satisfy a new demand. Read More

Bond Lane wants COVID-positive residents out

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 27 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A team from the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) were up to last evening conducting house-to-house surveillance in the Bond Lane section of Norwood, St James, in the wake of confirmation of novel coronavirus cases in the community. Read More

Vivian Reid hailed as 'super hero' for Lucea Learning Centre

BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer West writer | Thursday, June, 25 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover - On a day when he should be receiving gifts and be pampered, long-standing sponsor of the Lucea Learning Centre, Vivian Reid, chose instead to deliver gifts to 40 parents of the students at the centre on Father's Day. Read More

Hands on Professional Foundation fetes Cold Spring, Great Valley fathers

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, June, 25 2020    

GREAT VALLEY, Hanover - Over 100 fathers from the rural farming communities of Cold Spring and Great Valley in Hanover, were feted by the Hands on Professional Foundation on Father's Day.The event was held at Hamilton Park in Great Valley. Read More

Trelawny police could make breakthrough soon in killing of Reserve woman

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, June, 25 2020    

RESERVE, Trelawny - The Trelawny police are expecting to make an early arrest in the brutal killing of 36-year-old unemployed Tamara Geddes, who was gunned down in the presence of her 10-year-old daughter at their home here, Saturday night. Read More

Roaring River farmers to sign lease agreements with SCJH

Thursday, June, 25 2020    

ROARING RIVER, Westmoreland - Just under 190 farmers illegally occupying Sugar Company of Jamaica Holdings (SCJH) lands here are to sign lease agreements with the company by the end of the month, which will allow them to continue farming on roughly 300 acres of the... Read More


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