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Jae Hemmings eyes spotlight

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Dancehall artiste Jae Hemmings is ready to take her career to a higher level this year. Read More


Thursday, January, 14 2021    

PLUG (Premium Lifestyle — Unlimited Gains) director Kareem Jennings (second left) and PLUG affiliates (from right) Shari Munro, CEO, Aristo Kat Tours; Kelly Mollyneaux, CEO, Guangos Jerk Restaurant; Jason Russell, general manager, Pier One; Kimberley Rodriques, manager, Upscale... Read More

Minister urges compliance with COVID-19 measures in Negril

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has called on stakeholders in Negril, Westmoreland, to exercise a greater level of compliance in keeping with the enhanced coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for the parish. Read More

Happy Grove High resumes face-to-face classes, despite challenges

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, January, 11 2021    

HECTORS RIVER, Portland — Happy Grove High will resume face-to-face classes this morning after meeting COVID-19 safety standards required by the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Read More

Travel horror as heavy downpour leads to St James flooding

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

ANCHOVY, St James — Even though Cinderella Bigbie was yesterday confined to her bed at home in Wiltshire near here, she is giving thanks for her narrow escape from death. Read More


Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Constable Conroy Miller of the Annotto bay Police Station, receives the Icons Trophy from medical practitioner Dr Alekya Daram, after he was chosen as the station's Policeman of the Year earlier in January. Read More

St Ann's Bay Hospital staff angry over alleged COVID-19 incentives denial

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

STAFF at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital (SABRH) are furious over alleged denial of COVID-19 incentives by hospital CEO Dennis Morgan. Read More

Indian mission, Icons join forces to distribute COVID-19 items in schools

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

THE High Commission of India, Kingston, Jamaica on Friday provided medical equipment including masks, sanitisers, swabs, among other items, for local schools in St Mary through social service group, Icons of Annotto Bay. Read More

Hampton to resume face-to-face classes tomorrow

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Just like 'brother' boarding school, Munro College, four miles away, all girls' Hampton School plans to reopen tomorrow for face-to-face classes with drastically reduced student numbers. Read More

New Fortress Energy celebrates its 2020 community heroes

Saturday, January, 9 2021    

WHEN Montego Bay's celebrated online mathematics tutor, Richard James, along with Evon Bartley, a teacher from Old Harbour Bay, Elder Carolyn Phillips from Hayes and three other individuals were summoned to meetings in their respective parishes, they had no idea that they would be... Read More

Butch was a father to me, says longest-serving Sandals worker

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 8 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James – The longest-serving worker at Sandals, Dalton “Red Youth” Smith, who has grown from a bus boy to become the maitre'd at Sandals Montego Bay, yesterday described Gordon “Butch” Stewart, late chairman of the Sandals hotel chain, as a... Read More

Harbour Street craft vendors pay tribute to 'Butch'

Friday, January, 8 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Members of the Harbour Street Craft Traders Association on Wednseday paid tribute to hotel mogul Gordon “Butch” Stewart during a brief ceremony at the Harbour Street Craft and Cultural Village in this resort city. Read More

Greenwood residents protest after flooding allegedly caused by new development

Friday, January, 8 2021    

GREENWOOD, St James —The St James Municipal Corporation (SJMC) is threatening court action against the property owner of a multimillion-dollar development who has reportedly defied stop orders from the municipality and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) following... Read More

Munro College implements strict regime for boarders

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 8 2021    

POTSDAM, St Elizabeth — Munro College has advanced plans to accommodate students for boarding as the institution prepares to resume face-to-face classes with fewer student next Monday when it officially reopens. Read More

Tributes continue to pour in from western Ja for 'Butch' Stewart

Thursday, January, 7 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Tributes continue to pour in from individuals from all walks of life across western Jamaica whose path crossed the phenomenal hotel mogul Gordon “Butch” Stewart, the late chairman of Sandals Resorts International. Read More


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