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Trelawny police reports 16 per cent drop in major crimes

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 21 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Commanding officer for Trelawny Police Division Senior Superintendent Kirk Ricketts has attributed the novel coronavirus pandemic and strategies implemented by the police high command for the 16 per cent drop in major crimes in the parish since the start of the... Read More

Gager commends Warsop residents for observing COVID-19 protocols

Thursday, May, 21 2020    

WARSOP, Trelawny — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Warsop Division Colin Gager has commended residents in the division for observing the protocols aimed at mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read More


Thursday, May, 21 2020    

President of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (SDA) Pastor Glen Samuels (left) presents a care package to Montego Bay resident Priscilla Walker (right), on the grounds of the West Jamaica Conference Centre in Mount Salem on Monday, while her son... Read More

COVID-19 punches hole in HMC coffers

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 21 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — Faced with a multimillion-dollar financial deficit due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has embarked on a massive revenue collection drive. Read More

COVID-19 pushes Club Ville online

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 21 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St JamesMargaritaville has stepped on the virtual entertainment train with the launch of their Club Ville product online, on their Instagram page @clubvilleja. Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 21 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Faulkland FC, the defending champions of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Super League and mid-season champions Falmouth United, have expressed their disappointment in the cancellation of all organised football competitions in the island... Read More


Thursday, May, 21 2020    

Bartender and proprietor of Jerk Mi Seh bar on Foreshore Road in Falmouth, Trelawny, Deborah “Debbie” Levy (right), pours drink for customer Ukel Powell on Tuesday, the first day of the reopening of community bars and taverns, which were shuttered by Government on March 18,... Read More

Former Cornwall College footballer excels at FGCU

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 21 2020    

Former Cornwall College daCosta Cup striker Aiden Jokomba ended his first year at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) on a high, after scoring a 3.8 grade point average (GPA) while studying health science. Read More


BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer MONTEGO BAY, St James | Thursday, May, 21 2020    

Construction of the $1.3-billion Closed Harbour Beach Park development project in the resort city of Montego Bay is on track for completion by year end, despite the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Good COVID-19 news for St Elizabeth

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Health officials brought good news to the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation's monthly meeting here last Thursday. Read More

Meeting planned to address Santa Cruz crime surge

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large South/Central Bureau editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 18 2020    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — The St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation plans to urgently organise a “consultation” involving the police, business leaders, political representatives, and community leaders in Santa Cruz to discuss a sharp rise in armed robberies... Read More

Extend the opening hours for tax offices – Mandeville mayor

Monday, May, 18 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell has suggested an extension of opening hours at collectorates, often referred to as tax offices, to limit the rush and assist in crowd control amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read More

Designer Mark Anthony donates face masks to health care workers, police

Monday, May, 18 2020    

Designer Mark Anthony has donated face masks produced by his company to health care workers at May Pen Hospital and University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), as well as to the police force. Read More

Lounge for medical staff at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital

Monday, May, 18 2020    

Doctors and nurses on call at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) now have a lounge courtesy of Sandals Foundation and United States company Tito's Handmade Vodka. Read More

Mandeville mayor lashes Scotiabank

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 16 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell has scolded Bank of Nova Scotia for opting not to encash cheques, which he says has negatively affected people and institutions, including the Manchester Municipal Corporation. Read More


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