St James MP gives $5m to scholarship for inner-city students

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter | Monday, August, 28 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Member of Parliament for St James North Western Dr Horace Chang is spending $5 million from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to fund his scholarship programme for tertiary students across his tough urban constituency this year. Read More

'Give us two ministries of education' PR consultant says proposal would strengthen early childhood education

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau | Monday, August, 28 2017    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Public relations consultant Lance Neita wants the Ministry of Education split in two as a way to place “maximum focus” on early childhood education. Read More

Retirement talk in Christiana

Monday, August, 28 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Scotia Insurance on Wednesday, August 16 hosted Christiana residents for a seminar and cocktails evening at its branch in the area.The event was to educate clients on how to plan for retirement. Read More

Gung-ho about Chess

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Monday, August, 28 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Last school year Mount Saint Joseph Preparatory was introduced to the game of chess through a privately operated club here called Smart Chess. Read More

Chef closes restaurant due to violence, continues cooking at hotel

Saturday, August, 26 2017    

FROM an early age, Van Dyke Bernard developed a passion for cooking. With no formal training, this self-taught chef has catered to celebrities and scores of foodies. Read More

Marco Polo heads to MoBay

Saturday, August, 26 2017    

FOR the first time in its eight-year existence, the popular party series Smirnoff Marco Polo will be heading to Montego Bay on Sunday, August 27. Read More

Bail extended for Haile Clacken murder accused

Friday, August, 25 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The bail of 38-year-old Shawn Cole, who is charged for murder in relation to the death of mentally ill St Elizabeth man Haile Clacken, was extended when he apepared before the Balaclava Court yesterday. Read More

MoBay Chamber's expo has title sponsor for the first time

Thursday, August, 24 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Participants in the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (MBCCI) Expo 2017 are in for exciting changes as, for the first time in its staging, the premiere trade show and largest of its kind in western Jamaica has attracted a title sponsor, with Yello Media... Read More

We lost too many students to violence, says JTA past president

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter ROSE HALL, St James | Thursday, August, 24 2017    

Immediate Past President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Howard Isaacs is lamenting the high number of students who lost their lives in violent attacks during his tenure at the helm of the association. Read More

Spot Valley upset Heights FC

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 24 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Valley High knocked out last season's finalists Heights FC in the semi-finals of the St James Football Association's Sandals International Under-20 competition on Tuesday at the UDC field, outscoring them 4-2 with Rogewayne Thompson scoring... Read More

ATL opens Panasonic Proshop in MoBay

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West write | Thursday, August, 24 2017    

As the summer heat sizzles and the cost of electricity mounts, head of engineering at Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) Mark Blair says a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioner from Panasonic could assist commercial customers in reducing their electricity bill by up to 45 per... Read More

CPJ disburses $1.5 million in scholarships

Thursday, August, 24 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) on Tuesday awarded $1.5 million in scholarships to 49 students who are children of employees at the company. Read More

St James councillors to get $6.8m for back-to-school

Thursday, August, 24 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James —  Some $6.8 million has been allocated to councillors across the parish of St James under the Municipal Social Assistance Programme/Fund to assist constituents within their respective divisions with back-to-school purchases. Read More

Smirnoff Marco Polo for Aquasol Theme Park

Thursday, August, 24 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The new-look Smirnoff Marco Polo party had a successful staging in Ocho Rios on Emancipation Day and the promoters are now set to end the month with a sizzling edition at Aquasol Theme Park in Montego Bay this Sunday. Read More

PHOTO: Roadwork

Thursday, August, 24 2017    

Workmen undertake repairs on a section of the sidewalk on Harbour Street in Montego Bay earlier this week as part of a $75-million project being undertaken by the St James Municipal Corporation. So far improvements have been carried out on a number of roadways including sections of Barnett... Read More


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