Regional

St James doctor warns residents against becoming complacent in dengue fight

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Medical officer for St James, Dr Francine Phillips Kelly, has called on residents not to let up their guard in fight against dengue, as the parish continues to grapple with an increase in the number of suspected cases of... Read More

Fishing champs

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

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All set for Mayhem in Negril this Sunday

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Billed as the 'Caribbean's Favourite Water Party,' Mayhem Soaka Playground washes into the resort town of Negril this Sunday at Kool Runnings Adventure Park, with the vibes moving later on in the day to its official after party 'AftaMath', at Island Lux Beach Park,... Read More

Western Sport Diary

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

TODAYISSA/Wata daCosta Cup second- round first legAnchovy vs Alston@ Cornwall College — 2:00 pmGreen Pond vs Clarendon College @ Cornwall College — 4:00 pm Read More

DaCosta Cup

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — After varying periods of absence, four of the nine western Jamaica-based schools who advanced past the first round of the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup football competition will be hoping to make an impact and get into the... Read More

'Herbie', Holland win preseason basketball rally

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

HOLLAND, Trelawny — Herbert Morrison Technical won the Under-19 title and hosts Holland High took the Under-16 title at last week's Holland High preseason one-day basketball rally held at the Trelawny school. Read More

Absence of track in MoBay could hurt Jamaica's track and field

The EDGE Sporting With Paul Reid | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

As the celebrations from the recently staged IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar continues, preparations for the 2020 season leading up to the Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan, has started in some quarters. Read More

Heaven sent

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

Lincoln Robinson (right), sales and marketing officer at The Best Dressed Chicken, converses with first-year associate degree in social work student Imani Heaven after she donated blood during the National Blood Transfusion Service's blood drive at Montego Bay Community College yesterday. The... Read More

Death by crab?

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny - A grieving Rastafarian couple is livid over allegations that it was shortly after consuming crab meat at school that their 10-year-old daughter Makeda Sheba Cole fell ill and died in Trelawny last week. Read More

All set for Mayhem in Negril this Sunday

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Billed as the 'Caribbean's Favourite Water Party,' Mayhem Soaka Playground washes into the resort town of Negril this Sunday at Kool Runnings Adventure Park, with the vibes moving later on in the day to its official after party 'AftaMath', at Island Lux Beach... Read More

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BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter MONTEGO BAY, St James | Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

Some 24 cops drawn from across western Jamaica have been selected to form a quick response team to police in and around Montego Bay, commenced a three-week training exercise in the resort city on Monday.A part of the training will involve the riding of motorcycles, which were chosen... Read More

Fishing champs

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

Members of Insatiable, the winning boat team in the 58th staging of the annual Montego Bay Yacht Club Marlin Fishing Tournament, pose with their trophies and symboliccheque for $500,000 at last Friday's presentation ceremony. (Photo: Philp Lemonte) Read More

Still no word on missing Portland educator

Monday, October, 14 2019    

The police say they are yet to locate missing educator Fiju Matthews. Read More

Murder, rape down in Portland

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

THE police are reporting a 28 per cent reduction in major crimes in Portland when compared to a similar period last year.The figure for shootings, however, remains the same. Read More

Blue Mountain fun

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

Operations at Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours (BMTours) in Portland have expanded to include zipline activities, Manager Rohan McLeod has revealed. Read More



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