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Manchester bracing for COVID-19 spike

BY: KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 11 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Health authorities in this south-central parish are bracing for a spike in COVID-19 cases with entertainment events being held in contravention of the Disaster Risk Management Act. Read More

Falmouth mayor vows to prevent vending in Water Square

Thursday, December, 10 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Mayor of Falmouth and chairman of the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC), Colin Gager, has warned that vending in the historic Water Square in the town will be prohibited during the Yuletide season. Read More

Glendevon Primary to get new building for infant department

Thursday, December, 10 2020    

The much-sought-after infant department of the Glendevon Primary and Infant School in St James, which have been turning away prospective students because of a lack of space, should have a new building of their own in time for the new academic... Read More

Westmoreland councillors bemoan lack of water in sections of the parish

BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 10 2020    

LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland - People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Little London Division in Westmoreland Western, Ian Myles, says the “aggressive expansion” of housing developments in sections of the constituency, and the... Read More

JPA launches Para Sports Federation in St James

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 10 2020    

ROSE HALL, St James - St James became the first parish to establish a Paralympic sports federation following its launch at a press conference held at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Hotel in Rose Hall, last Thursday. Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December, 10 2020    

DUANVALE, Trelawny - Pressure is mounting on the Trelawny Municipal Corporation to fulfil a promise made by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond Mc Kenzie to name a street in Duanvale in honour of late supercentenarian... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 10 2020    

Soyinne Grenyion made a good start to her college track and field career, winning her first race, the 60m dash at the Strive for Greatness Indoor Invitational hosted by her school Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Indiana, recently, clocking 7.64 seconds in the... Read More

VOX POP: Do you agree with MoBay mayor's decision not to have the customary Grand Market event this year?

Thursday, December, 10 2020    

Mayor of Montego Bay Leeroy Williams recently announced that there will be no Grand Market in the resort city this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.In recent weeks, the parish of St James has seen an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases. Read More

J'cans in the Disapora urged to come home for Christmas

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 9 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) President Clifton Reader is inviting Jamaicans in the Diaspora to book hotel stays on the resilient corridors of their native land for Christmas vacation. Read More

HAJ promises to address issues at Green Pond housing scheme

Monday, December, 7 2020    

THE Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) promised yesterday to give immediate attention to the issues raised by residents of the Green Pond housing scheme in St James. Read More

It's a tradition of service, as Haughton's Pharmacy celebrates 100

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 6 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – The family name, Haughton, is well known in this south-central town. Read More

CMA-Montego Bay to open next month

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December, 3 2020    

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Trelawny Police Division awards members for outstanding performance

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 3 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The hierarchy of Trelawny Police Division awarded three policemen assigned to the division for exemplary service at an awards ceremony held at the divisional headquarters in Falmouth last Thursday. Read More

EU lauded for funding $45-million Mount Salem Police Station, other projects

Thursday, December, 3 2020    

MOUNT SALEM, St James - Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other stakeholders have commended the European Union (EU) for funding the construction of the new Mount Salem Police Station under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund's (JSIF) Poverty Reduction... Read More

Congrats to Gayle, now let the work begin

with Paul Reid | Thursday, December, 3 2020    

Congratulations are in order for the new president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, after his comprehensive win at the polls over iconic Olympic champion Donald Quarrie at the annual general meeting (AGM) held at the National Arena on... Read More


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