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Put a national football programme in place, JFF

With Paul Reid | Thursday, June, 25 2020    

I was happy when the proposed two-tiered professional football structure to be implemented at the start of the next football season was delayed by a vote conducted among the stakeholders last week. Read More

Municipal corporation addresses Manchester drainage

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 24 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — For years, business operators, motorists and pedestrians have been inconvenienced whenever there is a downpour of rain on Villa Road in Mandeville, due to flooding caused by inadequate drainage. Read More

Trelawny mom killed, execution style, in front of daughter

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 21 2020    

RESERVE, Trelawny — Investigators from the Falmouth Criminal Investigation Branch say they are following leads into the gruesome killing of a mother in full view of her 10-year-old daughter by an armed robber who invaded their home Friday night. Read More

It's action time, says new St Elizabeth police chief

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 21 2020    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Insisting she is about “action”, not “pretty talk”, new head of the St Elizabeth police, Deputy Superintendent Narda Simms has pledged to mix good communication, partnerships, and sound tactics in the drive to maintain law and... Read More

JHTA, MoBay Chamber back DownSound's Catherine Hall lease bid

Sunday, June, 21 2020    

The spotlight of interest has again shifted to the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in St James, as some key stakeholders have given their views regarding the future of the venue which hosts the annual summer show, Reggae Sumfest. Read More

Drummond plans to address brain drain, if elected JTA president

BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer West writer | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

SAVANNA-LA- MAR, Westmoreland - Seasoned Westmoreland-based teacher Godfrey Drummond says if he becomes president of the 56-year-old Jamaica Teachers' Association (JT A), he plans to tackle the ongoing migration of the island's teachers... Read More

A moment of silence for Shahine Robinson

Thursday, June, 18 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Councillors at the St James Municipal Corporation observed a moment of silence for the late Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson at last Thursday's regular monthly meeting of the... Read More

Good news for St James's food handlers, barbers, and hairdressers

Thursday, June, 18 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The St James Health Department resumed its food handlers' clinics last week after a three-month suspension. Read More

Construction of US$500-m resort in Hanover could begin soon despite COVID-19

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — Country manager for Princess Hotels and Resorts, Rafael Millan, says despite the novel coronavirus pandemic the resort chain is committed to the planned construction of a US$500-million, five-star Grand Luxury Princess Hotels and Resorts in... Read More

Pay Up!

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — Chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation Sheridan Samuels has warned that the corporation will take legal action against tennants who occupy businesses on a section of it's propery at the Lucea Transportation Centre, if they fail to fulfil a lease agreement... Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Farmers, who, over the years, have collectively sustained billions of dollars in losses at the hands of thieves, have been given a lifeline with the commissioning of a Praedial Larceny Unit in the Trelawny Police... Read More

Learn from overseas counterparts,

With Paul Reid | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

Slowly, but surely, live sporting events are returning as COVID-19 restrictions are being relaxed and things get back to 'normal' or what will become the new normal whatever that will be. Read More

Dunkley pleased with academic award

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

Being named on the Summit Conference's All-Academic Team for the spring semester was a dream come through for Kino Dunkley, a thrower on the South Dakota track and field team, in what was a difficult season because of the COVID-19 pandemic that disrupted sports around... Read More

MSU bound!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James —The chance to pursue a degree in actuarial science and an opportunity to continue to compete in track and field were the reasons Tarique Gooden, the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships boys' Class 1 400m... Read More

Tablets for Hanover students

Thursday, June, 18 2020    

Andria Dehaney-Grant (back row, left), deputy mayor of Lucea, shares a moment with recipients of the 10 tablets — valued at over $200,000 — that she donated to students of six primary, three high school and one tertiary school in Hanover, recently. Read More


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