East v West showdown

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

FROME, Westmoreland - Former champions FC Reno will be gunning to extend their good start in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they host high-flying UWI FC at the Frome Sports Complex on Sunday, starting at 3:30 pm. Read More

'Bring back the love'

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) has secured commitments of some $5 million to introduce a massive awareness and advertising campaign, dubbed 'ilovemobay', geared towards restoring pride in the resort... Read More

CC start defence of ISSA/Freshhh titles tomorrow

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Cornwall College will start the defence of both titles won last year when they take on Herbert Morrison Technical in the ISSA/Freshhh Under -14 and Under-16 football competition on Friday. Read More

Thank you, pastors

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Apostle Mervelyn Scott (centre) and Prophetess Jonice Frew (right) of the Signs and Wonders Deliverance Ministries International in Montego Bay, jointly accept a plaque from church member Ionie Jackson on Sunday during an appreciation service for the two pastors for their sterling contribution... Read More

'Papa D' wants more reggae on local airwaves

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Alarmed by the overwhelming number of foreign acts now satisfying the demand for reggae music, especially in Europe, seasoned roots crooner Papa D is calling for local radio disc jockeys to spin more of that genre of music in a bid to make it more appealing in its... Read More


Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Donica Dennis (centre) lead singer for the group Too Good, is caught in a soulful performance during the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce & Industry Yello Media Group Expo 2017 lunch hour concert on Sunday at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Dennis is a past student of St James High School... Read More

Sam Sharpe awardees

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis (fifth left) with the seven recipients of the 2017 Sam Sharpe Awards following the National Heroes Day Salute, Civic and Awards Ceremony, held in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, on Monday. The awardees from left are: Adrian Anglin, industry and... Read More

JET donates 89 garbage drums to Nine Miles community

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 16 2017    

RESIDENTS in Nine Miles, St Ann, are calling on the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to ensure that garbage collection is timely and done regularly in their community. Read More

'We need to trust God'

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, October, 16 2017    

PORTLAND'S Mello Agers group earlier this month honoured centenarian Louise Williams to mark International Day of Older Persons.Williams, who is 104 years old, was presented with a plaque at her home in Folly, Portland. Read More

Dunn, Alexis sign Political Code of Conduct

Monday, October, 16 2017    

Candidates for the October 30 by-election in St Mary South Eastern Dr Norman Dunn (right) and Dr Shane Alexis (second right) pose with certificates after signing the Political Code of Conduct, which governs the actions of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), People's National Party (PNP) and all... Read More

Observer seminar in St Ann focuses on mental health

Monday, October, 16 2017    

At a time when many continue to frown on mental illness in Jamaica and other countries across the world, several students from schools in St Ann and St Mary received lessons on mental health at a recent seminar hosted by the Jamaica Observer at Ferncourt High School in... Read More

Missing funds?

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, October, 16 2017    

THERE are conflicting reports about whether or not money collected by the Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society to assist with the rehabilitation of the road leading to the free beach was in fact used to do so. Read More

Rural Routes

Monday, October, 16 2017    

1. Graffiti spray-painted at the entrance to the School Hill community in St Mary South Eastern.(Photos: Garfield Robinson) 2. St Mary vendor Kenroy Angel shows off bananas for sale. 3. Eslime Francis is all smiles while carrying load in St Mary. Read More

Northeasterners out in numbers for TSO

Monday, October, 16 2017    

NORTHEASTERNERS were out in their numbers for the Jamaica Observer Take Style Out one-night sales event held on October 5. Bargain hunters were not disappointed when they descended on Appliance Traders Limited on Newlin Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann, and it was the same for Portland Jewellers,... Read More

Not vote-buying, McKenzie says as he releases funds for St Mary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Friday, October, 13 2017    

PORT MARIA, St Mary — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie was yesterday hesitant to release funds to councillors in the St Mary Municipal Corporation for drain cleaning, advising them that he did not want to be accused of... Read More


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