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Everybody 'fraid

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large South/Central Bureau | Monday, March, 23 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Residents of tight-knit Burton Town, in remote Rose Hall, on the steep slopes below Malvern in the Santa Cruz Mountains, freely confess they are afraid. Read More

Another Negril hotel closes

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 22 2020    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Jamaica's tourism sector continues to be hit hard with the continued closure of hotels due to the lack of forward bookings caused by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID 2019) across the world. Read More

Food vendors experience decline in sales in the wake of COVID-19

BY ONOME SIDOO Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 19 2020    

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Entertainment players in western Ja support govt's move to contain spread of COVID-19

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 19 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Entertainment industry players in western Jamaica are hailing the move by the Government to close nightclubs and ban public gatherings as a step in the right direction to curtail the spread of the dreaded novel coronavirus disease... Read More

Lucea Primary stages African mock wedding

Thursday, March, 19 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — The grade one department at the 61-year-old Lucea Primary School in Hanover, recently hosted an African mock wedding at the school as part of that grade's curriculum. Read More

Trelawny police launch wellness programme

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 19 2020    

Former Cornwall College footballer Jourdaine Fletcher scored his first goal in a national jersey, when he gave the ReggaeBoyz the lead in their 2-0 win over Bermuda in the friendly international played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last week. Read More

Fletcher scores first goal for national team

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer CATHERINE HALL, St James | Thursday, March, 19 2020    

Former Cornwall College footballer Jourdaine Fletcher scored his first goal in a national jersey, when he gave the ReggaeBoyz the lead in their 2-0 win over Bermuda in the friendly international played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last week. Read More

VOX POP: Is the Govt doing enough to prevent spread of novel coronavirus?

Thursday, March, 19 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Monday announced a raft of measures designed to stem further spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These include the closing of bars, nightclubs, and other places of entertainment, the scaling down of clinics, hospital visits, no gathering... Read More

MIXED BAG

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, March, 19 2020    

Montego Bay, St James — The cancellation of the highly anticipated Inter-secondary Schools Association (ISSA) /GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Championships which was set for next week at the National Stadium has been met with mixed emotions by a number of coaches... Read More

'Herbie' take fourth in ISSA boys' basketball U-19

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 19 2020    

Six-time ISSA Western Boys' Under-19 champions Herbert Morrison Technical ended the season with a fourth place finish in the all-island play-offs after losing their third place play-off against Old Harbour High by three points (52-55) at GC Foster Sports College last... Read More

COVID-19 blow

Thursday, March, 19 2020    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Michael Grandison, general manager of Veraclub Negril, one of the resorts in the western end of the island hardest hit by the pandemic COVID-19, has called for greater levels of collaboration between the Government and the hotel industry... Read More

Dunn to the rescue

Monday, March, 16 2020    

Three sisters who have spent the past several years living in a house in Annotto Bay, St Mary, which seemed on the verge of collapsing, with a roof which leaks when it rains and no proper sanitary convenience, are finally getting help. Read More

St Elizabeth told how to fight COVID-19 - hygiene! hygiene! hygiene!

Monday, March, 16 2020    

Black River , St Elizabeth – Those at last Thursday's monthly meeting of the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation were left in no doubt. Read More

No refunds, please, just defer your events, says PC

Monday, March, 16 2020    

Black River, St Elizabeth – The St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation is hoping people whose entertainment permits have been cancelled as a result of the threat posed by COVID-19 will be seeking deferments rather than refunds. Read More

St Ann residents prepare for coronavirus

Monday, March, 16 2020    

Last Friday news came that three of the eight persons confirmed as contracting the coronavirus were being treated at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, but long before that announcement residents of the “Garden Parish” started preparing for the... Read More



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