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USAID donates to Flanker Primary, community amid coronavirus pandemic

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Fifty students attending the Flanker Primary and Junior High School were last week each gifted with a $29,000 voucher to purchase tablets and other school supplies under the Local Partner Development Programme (LPDP), funded by the US Agency for International... Read More

Westmoreland police tracking 30 planned illegal parties

BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - The Westmoreland police say they are tracking the more than 30 illegal parties advertised to be staged in the parish during the Yuletide season. Read More

GraceKennedy, FFP donate food items to western Ja diabetes support group

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Seventy children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with diabetes and are a part of the Western Regional Health Authority Diabetes Support Group for Children and Adolescents (WRHA-DSGCA) have been receiving care packages containing a variety of food items... Read More

WRIGHT QUITS!

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The leadership of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is to meet today to select interim chairman for the party's Region 1 and the Trelawny Northern constituency, following the sudden resignation of former Member of... Read More

Animals enjoying 'early Christmas' in Granville, says PNP councillor

Thursday, December, 17 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Granville Division Michael Troupe says animals in his division are having a field day this Yuletide season due to a pile-up of garbage in sections of... Read More

GO AHEAD!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - At least two top coaches have agreed that with the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) pushing a head with plans to organise a national high schools track and field championships next year, it would be prudent for... Read More

Top Jamaican pro misses share of US$75,000 prize money in JGA Open

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

TRYALL, Hanover - Despite being the highest placed Jamaican professional in the 53rd Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Open that ended at Tryall Club in Hanover, on Tuesday, Half Moon's Orville Christie just missed a share of the US$75,000 prize after he finished 16th overall with a 10 over... Read More

Former JTA president supports reopening of schools

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 14 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — One of the country's most senior educators, Dr Garth Anderson, is in support of the Ministry of Education's decision to reopen schools as he says students have been at a disadvantage since the onset of COVID-19. Read More

Toll Authority donates court to Toll Gate Primary

Monday, December, 14 2020    

The Toll Authority of Jamaica, an agency of the Ministry of Transport and Mining, has outfitted the Toll Gate Primary School in Clarendon with a new, state-of-the-art multipurpose court. Read More

Junction welcomes KFC

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — Residents and commercial operators are describing today's scheduled opening of an outlet for popular fast food chain KFC as yet another landmark in this southern town's rapid growth. Read More

MoBay merchants blame pandemic for rough business

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Merchants in this western city are complaining that early Christmas shopping in the tourism resort has dipped significantly due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which has put the brakes on the economy. Read More

Jamaica records 300,000 arrivals since June

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 12 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says since the June reopening of the country's borders, Jamaica has welcomed 300,000 visitors. Read More

Western Hospitality Institute undergoes US$10-m renovation

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 12 2020    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Students of Western Hospitality Institute (WHI) who have been having challenges accessing the Internet are now breathing a sigh of relief, following the refurbishing of a section of the Negril campus — which was gutted by fire in 2005 — by the... Read More

Abducted toddler reunited with mother

Friday, December, 11 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Akelia Patten, the toddler who was snatched by armed men in Montego Bay, St James, on Monday, was yesterday reunited with her mother as the police are said to be hot on the heels of the abductors. Read More

Mayor warns councillors as Christmas activities scaled down in Manchester

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 11 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Stakeholders in this south-central town, including councillors, are being warned to be leaders in the fight against the novel coronavirus over the Christmas period, and not to be found in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act. Read More



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