Music used to improve students' performance at Retirement Primary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 24 2017    

It is not an easy task to teach two grades at the same time while performing duties as principal, but Nadine Fisher has shown that she is dedicated to the students at Retirement Primary and Infant School in St Ann. Read More

Hope for St Thomas

Monday, July, 24 2017    

The proposed $4-billion Morant Bay town centre, to be built in St Thomas, represents a blueprint for urban development, which Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is looking to replicate in other parish capitals. Read More

Lucky escape!

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — As gunshots rang out at the commercial centre of this town last Monday leaving two people dead, one man who was test driving a car with a view to buying it barely escaped with his life. Read More

Did Barham threaten others with his gun?

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — In the aftermath of last Monday's shooting at the heart of this south-central Jamaica town, there are persistent reports that businessman/ex-politician Warrenton Barham, who police said shot and killed 25-year-old Lotoya Williamson before being shot dead... Read More

Cops can't say motive for MoBay businessman's murder

Friday, July, 21 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Police are still unable to say what was the motive for the murder of Montego Bay businessman Winston Chue, who was shot and killed outside his business establishment Wednesday afternoon. Read More

Push for MoBay to become major centre for business

Friday, July, 21 2017    

MINISTER without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Dr Horace Chang says the Government is positioning Montego Bay as a major centre for business in western Jamaica. Read More

Government rescinds decision to sell land in St James

Friday, July, 21 2017    

THE Government has rescinded its approval for the sale of 96.5 acres of land at a section of the Success Estate in Rose Hall, St James, known as North Estate, to Celebrate Jamaica Limited for US$40.1 million. Read More

Hotel volunteers treat Hanover infirmary residents

Friday, July, 21 2017    

NEGRIL, WESTMORELAND — The approximately 70 residents of the Hanover Infirmary were pampered by staff from the Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Negril resorts during a recent lunchtime visit. Read More

'A Total Jamaican experience'

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

BUNKER'S HILL, Trelawny - Nature lovers from home and abroad can now explore the unspoilt biodiversity in areas of the Jamaican Cockpit Country, through the Bunker's Hill Cultural Xperience & River Tour, which was officially opened to the public last Friday in... Read More

Western bloodbath

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Sleuths from the St James and Westmoreland police divisions say they are working around the clock to make a breakthrough in the shooting death of four people, and the injuring of seven others in separate incidents across the two parishes on Tuesday. Read More

Use your influence to reduce crime, NWA's Shaw urges Lucea Rotarians

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

POINT, Hanover - Stephen Shaw, National Works Agency customer service manager, has challenged members of the Rotary Club of Lucea to use their influence in unburdening the parish of Hanover from the impact of crime. Read More

Now Open

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis (left) and regional director at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Dr Ken-Garfield Douglas, cut the ribbon to officially open the WRHA's Regional Office in the Fairview Shopping Centre, Bogue, St James, last Friday. The office was formerly located at... Read More

World U-18 400m champion Watson returns home

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland - Newly crowned IAAF World Under-18 400 metre champion Antonio Watson of Petersfield High returned home Tuesday with two medals from the championships that ended in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday. Read More

Race for EBL promotion heats up

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The race for the lone promotion place to the Western Basketball Association's Elite Basketball League will be intensified today as the best-of-three finals of the Tropical Blue Spring Water Men's Basketball Championships (MBC) between Cornwall Courts Chargers and... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Defending champions Catherine Hall All-Stars and former champions Granville Jaguars will meet in a repeat of last year's final in the Western Basketball Association iCool/iDrade Elite Basketball League as the best-of-three series start this... Read More


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