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In celebration of freedom

BY KATRICH WALKER Jamaica Observer writer | Monday, August, 12 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — As is customary, a late-night vigil was held at the centre of this south-central town on the eve of Emancipation Day (August 1) to mark the freeing of slaves in Jamaica and other British colonies in 1838. Read More

Manchester mother banks on empowerment opportunities, second chances

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 12 2019    

PORUS, Manchester —Porus resident Stacey-Ann Johnson, now in her early 40s, recalls that after completing her secondary education her life and career paths were marred by uncertainty. Read More

PAUL 'PABLO' HARE: Dedicated family man who loved his cricket

Monday, August, 12 2019    

Kind, caring father, community-spirited, and cricket authority, reverberated throughout the tearful, and sometimes delightful send-off for the late Paul “Pablo” Hare held on July 28, at Kitson Town Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Catherine. Read More

Jamaica School of Agriculture old boys reconnect

Monday, August, 12 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — All former students of the Jamaica School of Agriculture (JSA) share an unbroken bond, Dr Karl Wellington told the Jamaica Observer Central recently. Read More

Joy for Goule

Monday, August, 12 2019    

Former Manchester High School star Natoya Goule struck her first major senior title when she won the women's 800-m gold medal at the Pan American games in Lima, Peru, last week. Read More

'One hand can clap'

BY KATRICH WALKER Jamaica Observer writer | Monday, August, 12 2019    

GOSHEN, St Elizabeth — The Jamaican saying, “one hand cyah clap,” is proven wrong by many single parents on the island. Read More

FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday, August, 12 2019    

(1) Saturday, August 17Optimist ClubZone 7Fourth Quarter MeetingVilla Gardens RestaurantVilla RoadMandeville Manchester - 2:00 pm (2) Monday, August 19-Wednesday, August 21 Read More

Kiwanis Club of Hopewell gifts Hopewell Basic School a playground

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

HOPEWELL, Hanover — When the new academic year begins next month, the over 60 students enrolled at Hopewell Basic School in Hanover, will enjoy a state-of-the-art playground valued at over $1 million, recently handed over to the school by the... Read More

Jerkfest pulls crowd despite rain

Thursday, August, 8 2019    

The 10th anniversary of MoBay Jerkfest attracted hundreds of patrons, despite a downpour that threatened to dampen the day's activities at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay on Emancipation Day. Read More

Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise embarks on clean-up drive

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

LILLIPUT, St James — The Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise recently partnered with a number of stakeholders to undertake a massive clean-up initiative, dubbed, 'Let's Clean Things Up', in the Lilliput, St James community. Read More

Dream Weekend gets thumbs up

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The annual Dream Weekend party series, which started on Friday and ended on Tuesday in Negril, has reportedly registered a record number of patrons in attendance, and it appears that the police were well prepared to make public safety and order... Read More

17-y-o set sights on breaking into events promotion market

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The world of events promotion can be one of uncertainty and disappointments, but on the flip side it can also be one filled with personal fulfilment and financial success. Read More

Drain-Blocking Scheme

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Colin Gager has revealed that the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) has uncovered a scheme in which unscrupulous individuals seeking employment to clear drains in the historic town of Falmouth are deliberately dumping boulders and other... Read More

Esher, Super Stars secure spots in Hanover FA Major League semis

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

LUCEA, Hanover — Mid-season champions Esher United and Knock-Out winners Super Stars FC stayed on course to win a second title after both qualified for the semi-finals of the Hanover Football Association Major League which were decided after Monday's final set of games in the... Read More

Jackson Town, Holland High march into TFA Under-18 final

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny – Jackson Town and Holland High are to meet in Saturday's final of the Trelawny Football Association (TFA) Under-18 competition at the Elleston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth, after semi-final wins over the previously unbeaten Invaders and Duncans... Read More



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