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Donning masks

Thursday, April, 23 2020    

John Wallace (left) and his children don face masks while shopping at Progressive Foods supermarket in Fairview Shopping Centre, Montego Bay, recently. Read More

The uncertainties of sports returning anytime soon

With Paul Reid | Thursday, April, 23 2020    

All things being equal, the Penn Relays would have started today with thousands of Jamaicans from home and abroad making the trip to Philadelphia for the three-day event, and no doubt most would be expecting another “Jamination” by the high school... Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, April, 23 2020    

CARIB ROAD, Trelawny - CEO of Campbell's Egg Farm, Mark Campbell, has ceased the slaughtering of chickens on his farm, and is expressing gratitude for the tremendous support from the public, which has allowed him to significantly reduce his stockpile of... Read More

Former Cornwall College athlete in ACC all-academic team

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 23 2020    

Former Jamaica and Cornwall College junior representative Owayne Owens, who is now attending the University of Virginia, was last week named in the all- academic team for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for the indoor track and field season. Read More

Falmouth's mayor issues warning to St Catherine vendors

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Monday, April, 20 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Falmouth's mayor, Colin Gager is warning that the municipal police has been placed on high alert for any vendor who might have sneaked out of St Catherine, which is now under lockdown, to try to peddle their wares at the “bend-down market” in... Read More

Clarendon Poor Relief Department feeds homeless

Monday, April, 20 2020    

The Clarendon Municipal Corporation's Poor Relief Department has instituted a system where it feeds approximately 90 homeless and street people daily amidst concerns that more and more people are turning up on the street. Read More

NCU moves to soften COVID-19 blow

Monday, April, 20 2020    

The Northern Caribbean University (NCU) over the weekend announced a raft of measures to relieve the financial burdens students and their parents are encountering as Jamaica deals with the fallout from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Kilimanjaro proved right

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, April, 20 2020    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Mugabe Kilimanjaro, councillor for the Ipswich Division (People's National Party) in the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation, won't readily forget that organisation's monthly meeting in March. Read More

COVID-19 training for Clarendon barbers & hairdressers

Monday, April, 20 2020    

Despite reports of a massive fall-off in their business since the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported in Jamaica, barbers, hairdressers, cosmetologists and other registered beauticians in Clarendon have been getting help to ensure that they know the measures to... Read More

More support for health care workers in central Jamaica

Monday, April, 20 2020    

The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) has rolled out improved mental health and psychological support services for its health care staff members in the parishes of Manchester, Clarendon, and St Elizabeth. Read More

MoBay chamber donates personal protective equipment to hospital

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April, 18 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) this week handed over two monitors and personal protective equipment (PPE), valued at some $3.5 million, to the Cornwall Regional Hospital here. Read More

Keep it clean!

BY ROSEALEE WOOD Observer West writer | Thursday, April, 16 2020    

MORELAND HILL - WestmorelandThe Westmoreland Municipal Corporation is to launch an investigation into allegations that water trucked to residents in several communities in the parish in the wake of COVID-19 is contaminated. Read More

Multitalented Ketoria Aransevia continues to raise the bar

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, April, 16 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Ketoria Aransevia is an expert in adding layers to get a desired outcome.Her skillsets not only involve the ability to transfigure, but to also transmogrify. Read More

Hanover Municipal Corporation challenged to compile vendors' list for COVID-19 benefit

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, April, 16 2020    

The Hanover Municipal Corporation is facing challenges in compiling a list of market vendors in the parish who are to benefit from the Government's COVID-19 care package. Read More

No Social Distancing

Thursday, April, 16 2020    

Observer West roving photographer Philp Lemonte captured scores of shoppers in a section of Market Circle in the vicinity of the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay on Holy Thursday, despite calls from the Government for social distancing, as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the... Read More


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