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Cops put heat on Beenie Man

By Kasey Williams Staff reporter | Friday, January, 1 2021    

THE St Elizabeth police say they are in possession of a summons to be served on Corporate Area-based dancehall deejay Beenie Man for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) at an event held on November 29 in the parish. Read More

Bartlett optimistic about frequent flights between Nigeria, Jamaica

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 1 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Coming on the heels of the recent inaugural flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is optimistic that Jamaica could see a biweekly flight service established between the two countries. Read More

Children in Salt Spring receive computers

Friday, January, 1 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Sixteen tablet computers and a laptop have been presented to children living in the Salt Spring community of St James, under the No Student Left Behind electronics campaign. Read More

Davis pledges support for CTEP

Thursday, December, 31 2020    

CAMBRIDGE, St James - Member of Parliament for St James Southern Homer Davis has given his commitment to the Community Training for Empowerment Programme (CTEP), conceptualised by his predecessor, Derrick Kellier, 16 years ago. Read More

St JMC partners with New Fortress Energy to bring Christmas cheer to children's homes

Thursday, December, 31 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The St James Municipal Corporation recently partnered with LNG provider, New Fortress Energy (NFE), through its foundation, to provide Christmas gifts for the Blossom Gardens Childcare facility, Robin's Nest and the SOS Children's Village in Barrett Town—... Read More

Pastors challenged to preach the gospel despite COVID-19

Thursday, December, 31 2020    

MOUNT SALEM, St James - Amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus worldwide, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica continues to focus on the mission of the church — saving souls for God's eternal Kingdom. Read More

'FOR THE KIDS'

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 31 2020    

PARADISE, St James - Scores of children in Paradise Acres and sections of Norwood received belated Christmas gifts on Sunday from World Championships Under-20 double gold medallist Briana Williams. Read More

'BETTER DAYS AHEAD'

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December, 31 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Spiritual leaders across western Jamaica are hopeful that the vaccines for the coronavirus will result in improvements in the country's economy in the new year. Read More

VOX POP: What is your new year's wish for Jamaica?

Thursday, December, 31 2020    

As Jamaicans approach the dawn of 2021, Jamaica Observer West photographer Alan Lewin yesterday asked people across parishes in the western region:“What is your new year's wish for Jamaica?”Here are some of the responses: Read More

Keep changes made to 2021 Champs, ISSA

Thursday, December, 31 2020    

Optimism is high in track and field circles that the world-renowned Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' athletics Championships, better known as 'Champs,' will resume next year. Read More

UWI medical students donate equipment to Falmouth hospital

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December, 31 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The Falmouth Public General Hospital received a shot in the arm with a $2.6-million donation of well-needed equipment from The University of the West Indies (UWI) Smoker 2019 on Monday. Read More

Repair starts on fire-damaged courthouse in Mandeville

Thursday, December, 31 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Work has begun to restore a section of the historic Mandeville courthouse which was damaged by fire on November 7, 2019. Read More

Government putting fight to cyber criminals

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, December, 31 2020    

GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland — Project portfolio manager in the Ministry of National Security, Thaddeti Tulloch, says the ministry will, as of next month, start to roll out a programme on cybersecurity as part of efforts to further protect citizens from the evolving threat of... Read More

Some Manchester businesses say Christmas sales better than expected

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 30 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Business operators across the island have reported reduced Christmas sales as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Candle in the Dark lights up Christmas for less fortunate

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 28 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Despite the harsh economic challenges since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Mandeville-based Candle in the Dark drop-in centre brought light through a Christmas treat last week for many homeless individuals. Read More



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