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Monday, November, 6 2017    

Tuesday, November 7Manchester Municipal CorporationLocal Government and Community Development MonthPublic ForumNazareth Primary SchoolMaidstoneManchester — 5:30 pm Wednesday, November 8 Read More

67% of St James murder victims belonged to gangs — police

HORACE HINES Staff reporter | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The high command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has provided data revealing that 67 per cent of the 264 people killed in St James since the start of this year have been established gang members. Read More

Holness says fight to reduce crime in MoBay continues

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sought to assure members of the business community and other residents of St James that their pleas to address the spiralling murder toll in the parish will not go unheard. Read More

Enforce tough rules at Annotto Bay market, vendors urge

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Vendors at the Metcalfe market in Annotto Bay, St Mary, are urging the local municipality to enforce merchandising rules throughout the township. Read More

Farmers, exporters capitalising on services at Montego Bay Export Centre

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

FARMERS and exporters are capitalising on the services at the Montego Bay Export Centre, which was established by the Government to meet their export needs. Read More

Do not destroy new streetlights, McKenzie begs criminals

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Friday, November, 3 2017    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is pleading with criminals not to stone or shoot-up smart LED streetlights now being installed islandwide by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS). Read More

Climate change to take centre stage at UNWTO MoBay conference, says Bartlett

Friday, November, 3 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference will provide a platform to inform global tourism interests that less than 10 per cent of the Caribbean was devastated by the recent passage of... Read More

Flanker craft-maker receives national honours

Thursday, November, 2 2017    

FLANKER , St James — Baldwin Dulston had no aspirations to receive national recognition when he started to learn leather craft and jewellery design through a government skills-training programme in Flanker, St James, approximately thirty years ago. Read More

Bob Clarke for Retro on the Sea

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, November, 2 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James —Legendary disc jockey Bob Clarke will headline 'Retro on the Sea' on board the popular party boat, Treasure Queen, sailing from Pier 1 in Montego Bay this Saturday. Read More

Rusea's meet STETHS in daCosta semis

Thursday, November, 2 2017    

Ten time champions Rusea's High School will carry the hopes of western Jamaica when the semi-finals of the ISSA/ Flow daCosta Cup get underway later this month, after they completed a perfect quarter-final round last... Read More

PHOTO: For your track team

Thursday, November, 2 2017    

Winston Delgado (right), a member of the 1987 class at Cornwall College, hands over some ofthe 24 pairs of running spikes being donated to Richardo Smith (third left), the head of the Science/Sports department at the institution. The presentation, which was made on behalf of... Read More

VOX POP: Do you agree with the 60-day ZOSO extension in Mount Salem?

Thursday, November, 2 2017    

Parliament on Tuesday approved a request by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to extened the zone of special operations in Mount Salem, St James, which has been in effect since September 1, by another 60 days. Read More

All for Custos!

Thursday, November, 2 2017    

The Lay Magistrates'Association of Jamaica, St James Chapter, in collaboration with businessman Lachu Ramchandani, hosted an appreciation luncheon in honour of Custos of St James Ewen George Corrodus at the Mystic India Restaurant in the Whitter Village, Ironshore, last Thursday. Read More

Agent Agent Sasco delivers

Thursday, November, 2 2017    

Despite the inclement weather, Agent Sasco delivered an electrifying performance at the Appleton Estate Signature Nights at Montego Bay's Pier 1, last Thursday. Read More

High marks!

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November, 2 2017    

 MONTEGO BAY, St James The first 60 days of the declaration of the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem has received high marks for its success in maintaining peace in this St James community. Read More


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