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Death of young woman in canefield still under probe by INDECOM

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it is yet to decide on the proper resolution of the matter in which the death of 21-year-old Shantel Wright, whose body was discovered in a canefield a short distance from her Little London home... Read More

Granville Jaguars take WBA League crown

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

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St Simon United cop Hanover FA Div One League

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

St Simon United won the Hanover Football Association's Captain's Bakery & Grill Division One after beating Esher United 2-1 in the final played at Watson Taylor Park, Lucea, on Sunday. Read More

Cornwall Courts Chargers to play in WBA Elite League

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

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cornwall Courts Chargers will play in the Western Basketball Association's Elite Basketball League next season after beating Sav-Elite Titans 2-1 in their best-of-three Tropical Blue Natural Spring Water Men's Basketball Championships finals that ended on Sunday at... Read More

Grand victory! Grand Palladium defeat Sandy Bay 1-0, promoted to Western Confed League

BY PAUL REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 27 2017    

LUCEA, Hanover - Grand Palladium qualified for the Western Confederation Super League for the first time after beating former champions Sandy Bay FC 1-0 in extra time in the final of the Hanover Football Association Charley's JB Rum/Captain's Bakery and Grill Major... Read More

Westmoreland police name 10 most wanted men

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

 The Westmoreland police have named the parish's 10 most wanted men, many of whom are suspects in murders committed in the parish. Other offences include wounding with intent, housebreaking and receiving stolen goods. Read More

No surrender!

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 27 2017    

Amid strong resistance from scores of vendors who ply their wares on Barnett Street and St James Street in the resort city of Montego Bay to relocate, Mayor Homer Davis has vowed to rid those streets of vending. Read More

Petersfield High School track team coach appeals for help

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

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland -  Coach of the Petersfield High School track team Machel Woolery has called for assistance to grow the Westmoreland school's athletic programme, saying “track and field is saving our... Read More

'Ackee nice, but treat it right'

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 24 2017    

THE St Ann Health Department has launched a public education campaign aimed at sensitising residents on how to prevent ackee poisoning. Read More

Orange Park farmers donate computer to basic school

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 24 2017    

Farmers of the Hinds Town/Orange Park Progressive Farmers Benevolent Society last week donated a computer to Orange Park Basic School as part of efforts to give back to the community. Read More

Bethany Primary boys outshine girls in GSAT — principal

Monday, July, 24 2017    

SPECIAL intervention programmes implemented at Bethany Primary School, geared towards improving the academic performance of boys, have been reaping success, Principal Orville Harris has said. Read More

St Thomas residents wary of development plans for parish

Monday, July, 24 2017    

Government has announced plans for the development of St Thomas starting with the construction of a south coast highway and urban centre there. Work on the highway is scheduled to begin in early 2018, while construction of the urban centre is to begin in December and is expected to be completed... Read More



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