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Manchester JPs show kindness to prison inmates at Christmas

Monday, December, 28 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Inmates in lockups here had some merriment at Christmas, having received care packages from members of the Manchester chapter of the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica (LMAJ). Read More

Joy for lung disease victim, as Manning's teacher leads house renovation

BY ROSALEE WOOD Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland – Cornel Romans, 31, who has been diagnosed with bullous lung disease and is unable to work; and his retired parents could not mask their joy last week when a Manning's High School teacher spearheaded the renovation of their Smithfield house and... Read More

Crowds flock KFC Junction, amid calls for drive thru

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — Residents and at least one political representative in this booming south-central town are grateful for the increase in commercial activities particularly in the past two weeks with the opening of a KFC outlet. Read More

Bolt, Digicel brighten Trelawny village with gifts

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

SHERWOOD CONTENT, Trelawny – Residents of this western Jamaica community were in for a pleasant surprise when their most celebrated native, the legendary sprinter Usain Bolt, along with his team and Digicel representatives literally turned up at their doorsteps bearing loads of... Read More

Devon Missionary staying relevant at 145 years old

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

DEVON, Manchester — Pastor Phillip Cardis recalls that when he took over at the Devon Missionary Church in 2019, the first thing he did was to reactivate a HEART Trust training programme. Read More

Business people not targets of Manchester killings, police say

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here have sought to reassure members of the business community who are fearful following the murders of at least four business people in recent months. Read More

Doctor's Cave Clubhouse named in honour of 'Tony' Hart

Thursday, December, 24 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - An intimate group, consisting mainly of family members and friends of late Montego Bay businessman Anthony “Tony” Hart, gathered at the famous Doctor's Cave Bathing Club recently, for the renaming of the members... Read More

Whitter Group brings good tidings to the poor and needy

Thursday, December, 24 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The philanthropic Whitter Group on Monday donated cheques totalling $500,000 to three organisations that cater for less fortunate individuals in Montego Bay, the lion's share of which will provide a lifeline to the Committee for... Read More

Hanover Fire Dept prepares for increase motor vehicle accidents

Thursday, December, 24 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover - The Hanover Fire Department says it is prepared to deal with any increase in road accidents that may occur in the parish during the Yuletide season. Read More


Thursday, December, 24 2020    

FORMER Cornwall College athlete Orelle Bulgin graduated summa cum laude with a degree in physics, with a bioscience application option, from Chicago State University (CSU), which had a virtual commencement ceremony last Friday. Read More

Rethink Mt Pleasant's sponsorship, Chris Williams

With Paul Reid | Thursday, December, 24 2020    

It is cause for concern that Chris Williams, the chairman of the newly formed Professional Football Jamaica (PFJ)—the body that will run the Premier League, cannot see the potential for a conflict of interest with Mt Pleasant Academy being one of the sponsors of... Read More

Quarrie gives Cornwall College athletes pep talk

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 24 2020    

RICHARDO Thompson, co-captain of the Cornwall College track and field team, is hoping that a visit and pep talk by Olympic Games sprint gold medallist Donald Quarrie will have a long-lasting effect on the team, especially the sprinters. Read More

'Last-minute push'

Thursday, December, 24 2020    

WESTERN BUREAU - Some retailers across western Jamaica whose businesses have been taking a battering in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic say they are experiencing an uptick in sales over the Yuletide season, while others are frantically clinging on to the hope that there... Read More

$83-m pathology lab handed over to SRHA, but equipment needed

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 19 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A multimillion-dollar histopathology lab built as a partnership project involving the Lions Club and the Government was on Thursday handed over to the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA). Read More

VOX POP: Are you willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available in Jamaica?

Thursday, December, 17 2020    

Several countries across the world have started to administer COVID-19 vaccines in the fight against the coronavirus that has killed more than 1.6 million people and sickened over 73.4 million worldwide. Read More


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