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Hands on Professional Foundation stages back-to-school event

Thursday, September, 3 2020    

SANDY BAY, Hanover - More than 150 students from three primary schools in Hanover were gifted with back-to- school supplies by the charitable organisation Hands on Professional Foundation, recently. Read More

Cornwall College gets multimillion-dollar donation from old boys

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 3 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Students at the Montego Bay-based all-boys high school, Cornwall College, are to benefit from a collaboration between the local and United States- based old boys' chapters with the donation of furniture and equipment valued at several million... Read More

St James police hosts successful virtual literacy summer camp

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

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Some 70 children from the communities of Salt Spring and Cambridge participated in the recently completed St James Police Division Virtual Literacy Summer Camp 2020, which was successfully held via Zoom... Read More

BATTLE FOR THE WEST

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicobserver.com | Thursday, September, 3 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The two major political parties are brimming with confidence of gaining control of the majority of parliamentary seats across western Jamaica in today's general election. Read More

Bolt should have known better

Thursday, September, 3 2020    

Former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Charles Barkley appeared in a television advert some years ago saying sportsmen should not be role models, and it ignited a firestorm at the time. Read More

Nedrick Waiting

Thursday, September, 3 2020    

Former Petersfield High athlete Kevin Nedrick will be hoping to secure legal representation for his September 22 court date when he returns to the Hennepin County Court in Minnesota, where he faces a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Read More

NAJ calls for focus on Cornwall Regional Hospital

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 2 2020    

HEAD of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Carmen Johnson says the party that forms the Government after tomorrow's general election will have to immediately turn its attention to Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James, arguing that persistent challenges at the facility have... Read More

Stephenson plans to overturn 2,000-vote margin in St Elizabeth SW

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 31 2020    

PEDRO PLAINS, St Elizabeth — People's National Party (PNP) candidate Ewan Stephenson firmly believes that his candidacy will return the St Elizabeth South Western seat to the PNP just as in the days of former Member of Parliament (MP), the late Donald Buchanan, but with a greater... Read More

PNP, JLP diehards in Portland Eastern stand by candidates

Monday, August, 31 2020    

AHEAD of Thursday's general election, the Jamaica Observer visited the constituency of Portland Eastern, where the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz, and the People's National Party's (PNP) Purcell Jackson are expected to face off. Read More

Green works for second term in St Elizabeth SW

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 31 2020    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Confidence is extremely high for Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) incumbent Floyd Green, as he says his track record of achievements is more than sufficient to not only retain the St Elizabeth South Western constituency as Member of Parliament, but to increase... Read More

VIDEO: St Elizabeth SW diehards tell why their candidate should win

Monday, August, 31 2020    

LAST week, the Jamaica Observer visited the constituency of St Elizabeth South Western, where the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Floyd Green and the People's National Party's (PNP) Ewan Stephenson are expected to face off in Thursday's general... Read More

Good grade for Vaz but Portland Eastern farmers, youth want more

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 31 2020    

WHILE acknowledging that Portland Eastern has seen improvements since incumbent for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz took charge of the constituency a little over 16 months ago, some residents are calling for better Internet access and more opportunities for farmers and young... Read More

'Action Ann' eager to continue working in Portland Eastern

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 31 2020    

TIME, this is what the incumbent for Portland Eastern, the Jamaica Labour Party's Ann-Marie Vaz, says is her biggest challenge ahead of Thursday's general election. Read More

St Elizabeth SW: How electors voted 1989-2016

Monday, August, 31 2020    

1989PNP — Donald Buchanan: 7,479JLP — Derrick Sangster: 6, 478Registered voters: 16,653Voter turnout: 84.14%---------------------------------------- 1993 Read More

Portland Eastern: How electors voted 1989-2019

Monday, August, 31 2020    

February 9, 1989PNP — Sam Lawrence: 8,799JLP — Dennis Wright: 6,426Registered voters: 20,644Voter turnout: 74.23%---------------------------------------------------March 30, 1993 Read More



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