Cornwall College, Munro vie for Jackson Shield Saturday

Thursday, August, 29 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cornwall College and Munro College, two of the oldest football rivals in the island, will clash on Saturday at Cornwall College in the annual Jackson Shield pre-season game as they continue their preparation for the ISSA daCosta Cup that starts in just over... Read More

Last lap!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 29 2019    

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Not true!

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, August, 29 2019    

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Act on principles, JAAA!

With Paul Reid | Thursday, August, 29 2019    

The next week or so, until the September 6 deadline for entries for the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships, will be interesting times in Jamaica's track and field recent history, and could affect the sport in the island for years to come. Read More

Local cannabis expert gives CanEx thumbs up

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 29 2019    

Local experts in the medical cannabis industry have given the thumbs up to the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo 2019, which will be staged at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall from September 26-28. Read More

More back-to-school events across the west

Wednesday, August, 28 2019    

Today, the Jamaica Observer West brings you more highlights of back-to-school events across the western region, ahead of the formal start of the new academic year on Monday. Read More

Manchester Co-op Credit Union awards $1.9 million to students

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Jamaica Observer Writer | Monday, August, 26 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The central Jamaica-based Manchester Co-operative Credit Union (MCCU) has this year awarded grants to 29 students totalling $1.9 million to assist them with their secondary and tertiary level education. Read More

Charity and friendship for Manchester Infirmary, Ebenezer Home

Monday, August, 26 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Overseas-based nurse Stravina Thomas says she has always wanted to help the “less fortunate”. That's why she became a nurse in the first place. Read More

Jamalco awards $11.88 million in scholarships/grants

Monday, August, 26 2019    

HALSE HALL, Clarendon — Bauxite/alumina company Jamalco recently awarded $11.88 million dollars in scholarships and grants to 60 tertiary students through its education assistance programme. Read More


Monday, August, 26 2019    

As part of an ongoing islandwide mosquito control programme, health workers (seen here) recently marched through Mandeville as part of a campaign to highlight the dangers posed by mosquito-borne diseases and the need for Jamaicans to play their part in eradicating the pest. There were similar... Read More


Monday, August, 26 2019    

The North St Elizabeth Cane Farmers Association recently provided 10 grants worth $20,000 each to students about to enter high schools. The students will be attending Lacovia High, Maggotty High, Black River High, Munro College, Manchester High, Bishop Gibson High, and St Elizabeth... Read More

Never give up, students told

Monday, August, 26 2019    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Sujae Boswell and Sacavia Henry have a fair deal in common.Both sprung from poor homes with mothers working their fingers to the bone to support their children. Read More

Warming up!

Monday, August, 26 2019    

After a slow start to the 2019 track and field season Omar McLeod, native of Sanguinetti, northern Clarendon, in Central Jamaica showed pleasing form ahead of next month's IAAF World Championships winning the 110m hurdles at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham, England,... Read More


Monday, August, 26 2019    

1) Saturday August 31Kendal Crash CommemorationCandlelight VigilKendal Missionary ChurchKendalManchester — 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (2) Sunday September 1 Read More

PHOTO: School vibes!

Monday, August, 26 2019    

Students, parents, teachers turned out in large numbers at the Alpart Sports Club earlier this month for the annual back-to-school awards function facilitated by JISCO/Alpart, the Alpart Community Council and its business arm, EVC. $20 million is being allocated this year for support to 2,500... Read More


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