A bus for Mt Alvernia High

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 26 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — It was a joyous moment for the young ladies of the Catholic-run Mt Alvernia High School here last week Friday when, for the first time in the institution's 90 years of existence, its own bus drove through the gates of the premises onto the... Read More

CanEX Jamaica 2019 gets underway at MoBay Convention Centre

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The much-anticipated CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo gets underway today at Montego Bay Convention Centre, with one of the most impressive line-up of speakers addressing various aspect of the burgeoning cannabis industry, over... Read More

Off to Doha!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 26 2019    

Six athletes from western Jamaica, led by former World Champion Yohan Blake, will be part of the Jamaican team that will start their medal hunt at the 17th IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, which begins tomorrow and ends on Sunday, October 6. Read More

Downswell leads local gospel acts at Come Celebrate Jesus

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

ROSE HALL, St James — Gospel singer Kevin Downswell is among several acts to grace the stage at the eighth staging of Come Celebrate Jesus in Jamaica, scheduled for Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall on Saturday, October 5. Read More

Sport Diary — September 26

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

TODAYISSA Netball CompetitionZone BWilliam Knibb vs Spot Valley@ William Knibb — 2:15 pm FRIDAYISSA Netball competitionZone A Read More

In full control

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

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Three new champions at CUMI Come Run

Thursday, September, 26 2019    

SANDY BAY, Hanover — Three new champions were crowned at the 11th Annual CUMI (Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill) 'Come Run' held at Tryall Club in Hanover on Saturday. Read More

Jamaica could win more than 13 medals at Doha

Paul Reid | Thursday, September, 26 2019    

Jamaican athletes will surprise many at the 17th IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, starting tomorrow morning and running until October 6, and could win anywhere between 13 and 15 medals. Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, September, 26 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Thirty-five-year-old Leezo Wallace's meteoric rise from an agent to general manager of the Jamaican operation of Unique Vacations Limited (UVL) should provide hope to the over 36,000 workers in the business processing outsourcing sector that the industry provides... Read More

Green Island High celebrates 50 years

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Wednesday, September, 25 2019    

GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — The Green Island High School in Hanover recently launched a 'Brick-by-Brick' project in which past students are expected to contribute a minimum of $50 each to the school's fund-raising efforts to purchase a school... Read More

High achieving Glenmuir High celebrates 61 years

Monday, September, 23 2019    

MAY PEN, Clarendon - Glenmuir High celebrated its academic achievements as the school marked its 61st anniversary here recently. Read More

Ambitious 10 year-old gets scholarship

Monday, September, 23 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Ten -year-old Rhyeme Dunn is the 2019 recipient of the Elsie Barnett Smith Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a student of Ardenne Preparatory in this south-central town. Read More

New Zealand high commissioner tours Mandeville

Monday, September, 23 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - On Thursday, September 5 New Zealand high hommissioner to Jamaica, Anton Ojala made a visit to Manchester. Read More

'Jamalcoans' raise money for charity

Monday, September, 23 2019    

HALSE HALL, Clarendon - It was all about fun and fitness as Jamalco employees from across the company's operations descended on the grounds of the Jamalco Employees' Sports Club for the annual Jamalcoans in Motion (JIM) charity event held recently. Read More

On the Go!

Monday, September, 23 2019    

Fabian Allen, a native of Neif Mountain in south-east St Elizabeth and past student of Vere Technical High School in Clarendon, broke Jamaica Tallawahs' heart with superb batting for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Sabina Park... Read More


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