Regional

Stop it! Henry calls for end to bad-mouthing of BPO sector

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, April, 5 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) Gloria Henry has lashed out at detractors for bad-mouthing the burgeoning business process outsourcing sector (BPO), which employs nearly 30,000 mostly young people. Read More

Director of tourism urges support of MoBay City Run

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, April, 5 2018    

Director of tourism Donovan White says the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) hopes to partner with the renowned MoBay City Run in making the event Jamaica's next marathon. Read More

Mount Alvernia rebound in Western Conference girls' basketball

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

HOLLAND, Trelawny — Defending champions Mt Alvernia High rebounded from their big loss to Holland High last week Monday in the ISSA Western Conference Girls basketball with a lopsided 48 points, win 57-9, over William Knibb Memorial in a rescheduled game at... Read More

Heights FC book semi-final spot in St James FA/ATL Senior League

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Heights FC secured the final semi-final spot in the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL Senior League after beating Marl Road FC 3-2 at the UDC field last week, knocking them out of contention. Read More

$50 million for Buff Bay Police Station

Monday, April, 2 2018    

Former Minister of National Security Robert Montague last month announced plans for the construction of a $50-million police station to replace the current one in Buff Bay, Portland. Read More

Career Day at Zion Hill Primary

Monday, April, 2 2018    

Zion Hill Primary school in St Mary recently held its career day under the theme 'Building the Future by Guiding the Present'. Read More

100 not out for Higgin Town's Maizie Rose

Monday, April, 2 2018    

Maizie Rose turned 100 years old last month and family and friends were there to celebrate with her. Read More

Massive police station for Port Maria

Monday, April, 2 2018    

Former National Security Minister, Robert Montague, last month broke ground for construction of a new police station in the St Mary capital of Port Maria. Read More

Buff Bay's Champion Boy

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 2 2018    

ROMAINE Beckford was disappointed with his placement at Buff Bay High School following his sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), but that disappointment has morphed into joy. Read More

$24-million river training for Buff Bay

Monday, April, 2 2018    

MEMBER of Parliament for Portland Western Daryl Vaz has announced a $24-million river training programme for Buff Bay, which now threatens a housing scheme in the parish of Portland. Read More

$200-million renovation for Buff Bay hospital

Monday, April, 2 2018    

MEMBER of Parliament for Portland Western Daryl Vaz says that the Buff Bay Community Hospital is to be refurbished to the tune of $200 million from the National Health Fund. Read More

MoBay welcomes Custos Pitkin

Thursday, March, 29 2018    

Montego Bay businessman Lachu Ramchandani recently hosted a luncheon at the Mystic India Restaurant in Whitter Village, Ironshore, for senior pastor of the Faith Temple Assembly of God, Bishop Conrad Pitkin, ahead of his official installation as custos rotulorum for St... Read More

Laura Smith snags Sandals South Coast Diamond Team Member of the Year award

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, March, 29 2018    

 WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — Twenty-four-year-old Laura Anika Smith is still on cloud nine after winning the prestigious Diamond Team Member of the Year Award for 2017 at the Rising Stars Sandals Prestige Awards ceremony held at Sandals South Coast in Westmoreland last week. Read More

New Route

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 29 2018    

 There will be a route change and turnaround for this year's fifth staging of the Montego Bay City Run, set for May 6, in the resort city of Montego Bay. Read More

Faulkland eye semi-final spot in Western Confed

BY PAUL A RED Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 29 2018    

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