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HIGH HOPES

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 13 2018    

T UCKER, St James —Optimism is going to be notched up this weekend as the 2018-19 season of the Red Stripe Premier League kicks off with a full slate of matches for western based-clubs Montego Bay United and FC Reno starting their quest for the title, at... Read More

PHOTO: Many Thanks!

Thursday, September, 13 2018    

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'Everything falling apart'

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 13 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland - Opposition spokesperson on tourism, and Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western, Dr Wykeham McNeil, is calling for the resumption of work on the stalled multi-million-dollar, Norman Manley Beach Park project in the resort town of... Read More

Hopewell High meet Frome Tech in daCosta Cup Zone B clash

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 13 2018    

KENILWORTH, Hanover - Minnows Hopewell High host former champions Frome Technical in an ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup Zone B top of the tables clash at the Kenilworth Heart Academy field today, after both teams opened their seasons with victories. Read More

Chuck seeks guidance on Mandeville Courthouse

Monday, September, 10 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — All agree that the more than 200-year-old Mandeville Courthouse needs to be retired, possibly for conversion to a museum. Read More

Students benefit from Jamalco scholarships and grants

Monday, September, 10 2018    

Hayes, Clarendon — Bauxite/alumina company Jamalco has awarded some $7m in scholarships and grants to 60 high school and tertiary level students in Clarendon and Manchester. Read More

Police Youth Club gives back

Monday, September, 10 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Battersea/Clark's Town Police Youth Club here was recently among organisations providing back-to-school support to the community. Read More

PHOTO: Classy Fabian

Monday, September, 10 2018    

Vere Technical High past student and St Elizabeth native Fabian Allen turned in a breathtaking performance to help his team, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, to victory over the Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 cricket tournament last week. Read More

NCU president pleased with first-generation grads

By Alicia Sutherland Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 10 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Last month the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) headquartered here graduated 453 students in diverse disciplines and at different educational levels. Read More

New drain eases 'heavy water' in Santa Cruz

Monday, September, 10 2018    

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Motorists and pedestrians on Pagon Drive, also known as the Santa Cruz Bypass, and 'back street' had reason to be pleased following heavy rain here on Saturday afternoon. Read More

Remembering the Kendal crash

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 10 2018    

KENDAL, Manchester — In early September 1957, this quiet community a few miles north of Mandeville gained global notoriety after close to 200 people died when a Jamaica Railway Corporation train derailed. Read More

Cops appeal for info after schoolboy, two men shot in brazen attack

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 7 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — A 13-year-old male student of Muschett High School in Trelawny was among three people shot in a brazen attack by a gunman in Falmouth yesterday morning. Read More

A historic first international school for western Jamaica

Friday, September, 7 2018    

Buju Banton said it best: “Many see the glamour and the glitter and think (it's) a bed o' rose…” For decades, generations even, many parents from western Jamaica — wanting an international education for their children — would dispatch them across the globe,... Read More

Sandals Resorts International hosts back-to-school treat for team members, family

Thursday, September, 6 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Team members from Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and their children gathered at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay on Saturday (September 1, 2018) for a day of fun and frolick as the company hosted its Back-to-School Extravaganza. Read More

Frasswel looks to Grateful to really launch career

BY ALAN LEWIN Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 6 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James —St James native Noel Swaby is on the cusp of pushing his career to the next level and possibly beyond. Read More



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