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Flooding headache in Mandeville

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 23 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Some residents were left marooned in their homes, and several roads in this south-central town were inundated by floodwaters following heavy and persistent rain yesterday. Read More

D R Foote Construction donates 10 tablets to Grange Pen students

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 22 2020    

GRANGE PEN, St James - When Cornwall College grade seven student Joniai Gayle received one of the 10 tablets that D R Foote Construction donated to students in this community on Saturday, his mother, Nickesha Lawrence Mingoes, was very ecstatic. Read More

Le Antonio's Foundation cops mayor's award for work in MoBay's innercities

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 22 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Many may know him as the CEO of McKoy News, an online news outlet, or as a building contractor. But Antonio McKoy is also a philanthropist who has created his non-profit organisation — Le Antonio's Foundation— to positively steer the children and young... Read More

Lucky Dollar donates bunk bed to Negril All-Age

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland - The Savanna-la-Mar branch of Lucky Dollar Furniture and Appliance Store, recently donated a bunk bed to the Negril All-Age School in Westmoreland. Read More

Albert Town High past students donate 32 smartphones for online learning

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 22 2020    

ALBERT TOWN, Trelawny -The Albert Town High School last week received 32 smartphones valued at roughly $280,000, courtesy of the past students from the 1998-1999 class cohort, under the institution's 'Device Drive,' aimed at ensuring that all students at the... Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 22 2020    

MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny - Stakeholder s in Trelawny have expressed delight that the birthplace of former Jamaica Prime Minister Hugh Lawson Shearer in Martha Brae, the former capital of Trelawny, is to be declared as a heritage site, arguing that the move could strengthen... Read More

Gang-violence victim launches tree-planting project in western Jamaica

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

CANTERBURY, St James - Seventy-three-year old St James businessman Carl Hill, who has been marred by the infamous Montego Bay tribal war in the 1970s, recently launched a tree-planting project, aimed at giving children hope. Read More

We anxiously await the details for the staging of CARIFTA Games, Mr Sands

With Paul Reid | Thursday, October, 22 2020    

Many track and field fans were caught completely by surprise last weekend when the president of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC), Mike Sands, said they were going ahead with preparation for the CARIFTA Games to be held in... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 22 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Most track and field coaches across the western region agree that if an extra day is added to the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships (Champs), it could help to minimise the... Read More

Grave concern

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 19 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Respected funeral home operator Calvin Lyn has given the assurance that unmarked graves, in a section of Melrose Cemetery, which had been badly damaged — with coffins exposed in some cases — are being repaired. Read More

Still not safe!

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 18 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Eight months after chief executive officer (CEO) of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), Shane Dalling raised concerns about licensed firearm holders being exposed to security risks at the FLA's Mandeville Regional Office, there is yet to be a relocation. Read More

Water supply brings added energy to Junction

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 18 2020    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — Frank Witter knows that as was the case for other Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) winners in the September 3 General Election, the popularity of Prime Minister Andrew Holness contributed immensely to his success. Read More

Another first for St James woman firefighter

BY ONOME SIDO Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 18 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Divisional commander for St James Fire Department, acting Superintendent Winsome Grant boasts a few important firsts for women in her field of work. Read More

COVID-19 death caution

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 18 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of the Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Directors Calvin Lyn is calling on the Government to swiftly pass long-awaited regulations to govern funeral homes. Read More

Beaches Negril's Imari Dawes overcomes odds, gains respect and admiration

Thursday, October, 15 2020    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland - Two promotions in quick succession, one of the most coveted awards given to employees at Beaches Negril — the Diamond Team Member of the Year — and the respect and admiration of many are now a part of the story of a once shy and harshly bullied Imari... Read More


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