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'Unacceptable and irresponsible'

People's National Party caretaker for St Mary South Eastern, Dr Shane Alexis says activities along the Junction main road in St Mary are posing “a clear and present danger” to the public. Read More

British chef cooks for Portland's needy
For the past six years, Executive Chef Kadian Patterson has been feeding residents of the Port Antonio Infirmary and the homeless in Portland.... Read More

St Thomas native heads to Germany after EU Short Film win
St Thomas native, Deron Douglas, is the winner of the 2019 environment-themed European Union Short Film Competition, Jamaica, with the film The Tree Speaks.It is the first time the EU is staging the competition in Jamaica.... Read More

PHOTO: Dangerous!
A worker waits to give directions to motorists on the Junction main road in St Mary where a road improvement project is under way.... Read More

SHEER JOY! - Portland's indigent grateful for Gov't housing

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, January, 20 2020    

TWO Portland couples are to receive houses valued at approximately $5 million from the Government after their poor living conditions were brought to the attention of Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie. Read More

Hidden cameras to identify litterbugs in western Jamaica

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 18 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says it will be using hidden cameras across sections of western Jamaica to expose litterbugs, as it continues to grapple with illegal dumping. Read More

Tough measures needed for delinquent parents says JTA president

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

ANCHOVY, St James — President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Owen Speid is calling for tough sanctions against parents who neglect the role of raising their children. Read More

Third Northern Championships set for next Saturday

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

St Mary High School will be aiming to defend the boys' and girls' titles when the Northern Championships track and field meet gets under way at Grizzly's Plantation Grove in Priory, St Ann, next Saturday, January 25. Read More

Shaw to launch 2020 Hague show next Wednesday

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

HAGUE, Trelawny — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw will launch the 65th staging of the Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show on the show grounds next Wednesday under the theme: 'Agricultural Resilience and Adaptation to Climate... Read More

We Inspire Women's Brunch set to sparkle

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Puisne judge Sonia Bertram-Linton is among a group of influential female speakers who will address the third staging of the We Inspire Women's Brunch set for Sunday, January 26 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall, St James. Read More

Chang predicts JLP will sweep St James

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — General secretary of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Dr Horace Chang has expressed confidence that his party will win the five parliamentary seats up for grabs in the parish of St James in the next general election, which political... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The race for places in the mid-season final of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation/Charley's JB Rum Super League is expected to intensify when the return round games get underway this weekend with six matches. Read More

Lois Maud Harriott Scholarship Fund gets $150,000 boost

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Lois Maud Harriott Scholarship Fund got a well-needed boost recently when Bishop Maurice Clarke presented Falmouth New Testament Church of God with a cheque for $150,000 to assist with the tertiary education of several students who attend the... Read More

Nice vibes at All January Born, despite venue change

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Despite an abrupt change of venue from Whitter Village to Pier One in Montego Bay last Saturday, the 9th staging of All January Born Birthnight Party welcomed a sizeable turnout. Read More

Sandals saves Green Island

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer GREEN ISLAND, Hanover | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Green Island Branch Library, which has been closed for more than eight years due to the dilapidated state of the building, is expected to be reopened soon, thanks to Sandals Foundation which is spending $13 million to rehabilitate the 43-year-old facility. Read More


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