Rankine named Sandals South Coast MVP

 WHITEHOUSE, WestmorelandLeonardo Rankine was on Monday night named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for Sandals South Coast, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Western Confederation Charley's JB Rum Super League champions,... Read More

A brighter day for Mile Gully

By Garfield Myers Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, May, 22 2017    

  Mile Gully, Manchester — When acting principal of Mile Gully High School Claudette Shaw first came to work at that school in 2003 she heard of plans to build a new facility to replace aging, mostly wooden, run-down... Read More

St Elizabeth thankful for gift of fire trucks from Japan

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Junction , St Elizabeth — For St Elizabeth fire chief Deputy Superintendent Conroy Ghans the recent delivery of four fire trucks, donated by Japan to St Elizabeth came at an ideal time.“Right now, as we speak, the... Read More

Flood distress

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester - The heavy rains of last week eased on the weekend but mayor of May Pen and chairman of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation, Winston Maragh, says distress continues for residents of Clarendon.Maragh told Jamaica Observer... Read More

Life sentence for murder of two teenagers

Monday, May, 22 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth - Alton Baker, 33, of Thornton, St Elizabeth, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of two teenage boys in January 2014. The bodies of the two boys, Desrick Williams and Ashnell Coke, both 15 years-old of... Read More

For Your Diary - May 22, 2017

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Tuesday, May 23Labour Day activities Thursday, May 25Launch of Mount St Joseph Prep School's Children's Kiddies MarathonMandeville Hotel – 10:00 am Read More

PHOTO: Sizzling Elaine!

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson (centre) continued her outstanding early season form by cruising to victory in the 200metres at the Jamaica International Invitational meet at the National Stadium on Saturday night. Thompson, a native of Banana Ground in east-central... Read More

Hanover cattle farmer endorses call for tax on agriculture imports

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

RAMBLE, HanoverVeteran Hanover farmer Collin Wright, who recently received an award for being a cattle farmer of 60 years, has endorsed calls by president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society Norman Grant for the imposition of a tax on the importation of animal... Read More

Give them guns!

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

 President of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Pastor Glen Samuels is questioning the idea outfitting members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with non-lethal weapons as dangerour criminals wield deadly... Read More

Trelawny Municipal Corporation must take the lead in parish development

By Fernandez Smith | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

For decades the local authority of the parish of Trelawny has been playing a catch-up game with the development of the parish. In fact, chairmen of the local authority have consistently centred their development policies around... Read More

PHOTO: Read Across Jamaica

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Guest of Sandals Negril Laurinda Rice (right) engage students of the ABC Learning Centre, Ayla Myers (left) and Tiona Barton, in a reading session during the recent ReadAcross Jamaica Day. Read More

NWA starts $236-m roadwork in south Trelawny

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

The National Works Agency (NWA) has commenced a major road rehabilitation project along the Wire Fence to Highgate Hall corridor in Southern Trelawny at a cost of $236 million.The approximately 15-kilometre roadway serves several communities, including Wire... Read More




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