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A nursery for crocodiles

BY DENAE Barrett Observer intern | Monday, December, 23 2019    

Before the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) was established in 2001, Lawrence Enriques has been lobbying for the protection of crocodiles in the country.Despite this, the crocodile population continues to decline. Read More

Neglect of Trelawny Northern roads gives rise to hustlers

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December, 19 2019    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The neglect of the 14-mile pothole-riddled corridor stretching from Martha Brae to Spring Vale in Trelawny by successive governments has created a new breed of hustlers who solicit cash from tax-paying motorists for temporarily patching up the road surface using... Read More

JTB, Carnival bring Christmas cheer to Salvation Army students

Thursday, December, 19 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - A collaborative effort between the Jamaica Tourist Board's (JTB) Montego Bay and Ocho Rios offices and the Carnival Cruise Lines has brought bright smiles to the faces of scores of children at the Salvation Army Basic schools in both resort... Read More

McKenzie urges citizens to start campaign against criminality

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December, 19 2019    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie has called on Jamaicans to start a campaign to contain the country's runaway crime rate. Read More

Confed Heats Up!

Thursday, December, 19 2019    

FROME, Westmoreland - Former champions Wadadah FC and newcomers Coopers Pen FC, will both be going after their third straight win in Zone 2, when the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation/Charley's JB Rum Super continues on Sunday with a full schedule of six games, all set to... Read More

'Do more for us'

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 19 2019    

NEGRIL, Hanover - President if the Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) Richard Wallace has called on government to do more for the resort town, stressing that Negril contributes more than US$500 million annually in revenue to the economy. Read More

Tomlinson wants to better relationship with clubs during new term

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, December, 19 2019    

LLANDILO, Westmoreland - Newly re-elected president of the Westmoreland Football Association, Everton Tomlinson, says his new executive will seek to rebuild strained relationships with their affiliates. Read More

Club Knights, Falmouth Saints set for JABA NBL

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 19 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Western Conference will have two teams in the new look Jamaica Basketball Association's (JABA) National Basketball League (NBL) set to tip off in January, after champions Cricket Club Knights and Falmouth Saints both won their final... Read More

A worthy cause

Thursday, December, 19 2019    

The Negril Chamber of Commerce's annual gala dinner unfolded at the Royalton Negril in the resort town on Saturday night. The well-supported event, which is one of three annual fund-raisers for the chamber, attracted a wide cross-section of members of the business community, as well as... Read More

Team Sangster 5K Run/ Walk raises US$18,500

Thursday, December, 19 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Approximately US$18,500 was raised for charity from the inaugural Team Sangster 5K Run/Walk hosted by MBJ Airports Limited, operator of the Sangster International Airport (SIA), held recently in Montego Bay. Read More

Education fraternity mourns passing of Branford Gayle

Monday, December, 16 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Munro College, Manchester High School, and the broader education fraternity are mourning the passing of Branford Gayle, a former principal of those two schools, who died in hospital early Monday (December 9). Read More

New business co-working space for Mandeville

Monday, December, 16 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Cobblestone Business Centre, an affiliate of the OMG Restaurant and Cafe Ltd, which opened to the public in October, is being described as “Mandeville's newest co-working space which also doubles as a conference room, meeting room and boardroom... Read More

Digicel development gifts for White Shop, Auchtembeddie, Red Bank

Monday, December, 16 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Auchtembeddie in northwest Manchester, Red Bank in southeast St Elizabeth and White Shop, northern Clarendon are among 15 communities benefitting from $2 million development grants from the Digicel Jamaica Foundation. Read More

Monitoring children in the digital age

BY JONATHAN MORRISON Observer Writer | Monday, December, 16 2019    

PORUS, Manchester — The opportunities and challenges of the digital age and their significance to the role of parenting, has been emphasised by Don Dobson, director of communications at the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica. Read More

PHOTOS: Jubilation! ...STETHS stop CC!!

Monday, December, 16 2019    

Jubilant St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) footballers pay homage to their Coach Donovan Stone (centre) in unorthodox style, after beating Clarendon College 7-6 on penalties to win the ISSA Rural Area Under-16 Trophy at Manchester High on Friday. The score was tied 1-1 after regulation... Read More


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