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Not Enough!

Thursday, August, 20 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James -The six independent candidates nominated on Tuesday to contest parliamentary seats across the western region have vowed to undertake a raft of social and economic programmes, if elected in the September 3 General... Read More

JAAA must modernise or die

With Paul Reid | Thursday, August, 20 2020    

Last week's announcement by Dr Warren Blake that he will not be seeking to retain the presidency of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), opens the door for a new person who will have the not so enviable task of leading Jamaica's track and field... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 20 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover - While former Rusea's High's Aliesha Shaw is thrilled to have received a scholarship offer from her “dream school” Kent State University in Ohio, she is saddened that she will be away from her twin sister... Read More

Tip Sip opens in ICON Feare-View Mall

Thursday, August, 20 2020    

Annette Maxwell (third left), CEO, Tip Sip Nails Bar, and Caroline Jarrett (fourth left) raise a toast with staff members of the new salon, during a grand opening cocktail party inside the business located at Icon Feare-View Mall at Fairview in Montego Bay, recently. Read More

COVID lockdown or not, St Thomas Western in full election mode

BY CANDIECE KNIGHT Staff reporter knightc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 20 2020    

DESPITE not being able to host weddings, funerals, entertainment or civic services in St Thomas for at least another 14 days, the hotly contested St Thomas Western constituency is in full election mode. Read More

Alexis thinks second time's the charm, but Dunn unwavering

BY KELLARAY MILES Staff reporter milesj@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 20 2020    

AFTER a large show of support for him on nomination day, People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St Mary South Eastern Dr Shane Alexis has said that, unlike the by-election contested three years ago, his chance of winning the seat is much better now. Read More

Colour, confidence mark nomination day in western Jamaica

Wednesday, August, 19 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The colourful side of Jamaican politics was on display across the western region during nomination day yesterday, even as established health protocols due to COVID-19 might have impacted the activities. Read More

VIDEO: Manchester Southern diehards tell why their party should win

Monday, August, 17 2020    

Here are the comments of some members of the constituency of Manchester Southern regarding which party they will likely vote for in the September 3 General Election: Read More

Protect Holland Estate farmers, say JAS officials

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, August, 17 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth – President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth Fulton and head of St Elizabeth's JAS branch Kayon Whyne are urging that the interests of farmers on Holland Estate lands be protected as a matter of priority. Read More

Mixed reactions in western Jamaica to decision to end SOEs

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, August, 15 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — At least two custodes in western Jamaica say they are not disappointed with Parliament voting to end the states of public emergency (SOEs) in order to facilitate the September 3 General Election. Read More

'Don't lock us down'

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 14 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism stakeholders are pleading with the Government to keep the COVID Resilient Corridor open, as closing it would be rubbing salt in the wounds of investors who are yet to recover from the millions of dollars in losses brought on by the the novel... Read More

Claremont, Jericho residents get water; roads to come

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, August, 13 2020    

CLAREMONT, Hanover - Residents of Claremont and Jericho in Hanover, is soon to benefit from a multimillion-dollar road rehabilitation project, according to Member of Parliament for the area, Dave Brown. Read More

Paradise Acres residents get dental care supplies from student dentist

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 13 2020    

PARADISE, St James - This year's Weatherly Independence Day Dental treat for residents of Paradise Acres in the resort city of Montego Bay, took on a new look as Ambriel Weatherly, daughter of noted dentist and football coach Dr Dean Weatherly, took over the tradition... Read More

Gateway to set up shop in Trelawny

Thursday, August, 13 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Gateway Co-operative Credit Union, which opened a new branch in the Fairview area of Montego Bay on Monday, plans to set up shop in the parish of Trelawny by year end, as it seeks to take root across the county of... Read More

Bartlett Town?

JLP councillor wants Barrett Town in St James East Central to be named in honour of MP | Thursday, August, 13 2020    

BARRETT TOWN, St James - Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Rose Hall Division Anthony Murray says he will move a resolution in the St James Municipal Corporation to rename the Barrett Town community in St James, in honour of Member of... Read More


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