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MoBay chamber gives neighbourly love to inner-city communities

Thursday, May, 14 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Needy residents in some of St James toughest inner-city communities are today breathing a little easier, courtesy of over $5 million worth of care packages from the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Read More

HIV positive women and their families receive care packages on Mother's Day

Thursday, May, 14 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Still victims of stigmatisation some 40 years after HIV was first discovered in humans in the United States, 25 western Jamaica-based women and children living with the disease were recipients of care packages on Mother's Day, last weekend. Read More

St Barnabas Anglican Mother's Union gives back for Child's Month

Thursday, May, 14 2020    

GEORGE'S PLAIN, Westmoreland - In recognition of Child's Month and during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mother's union department of the St Barnabas Anglican Church, in this rural community, donated a care package consisting of toiletries,... Read More

Persons who fit profile of COVID-19 patients in Hanover will be tested, says Greene

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 14 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover - Regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority, Errol Greene, is assuring Hanover residents that those in the parish who fit the profile of a coronavirus (COVID-19) patient will be tested. Read More


Thursday, May, 14 2020    

Western Parks and Markets employees (from left) Hyacinth Carey, public cleansing inspector; Julian Robinson, senior public cleansing inspector; Karen Clayton, regional administrator; Garnet Edmonson, regional operations manager; Serina Reid-Samuels, customer service assistant; and Mark... Read More

'Correct the narrative'

Thursday, May, 14 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Businessman Mark Campbell, the brother of retired policeman Errol Campbell, who was badly injured during the 1963 Coral Gardens massacre, has called for the police high command to undertake a “balanced research” on the... Read More

Huge Increase!

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 14 2020    

 LUCEA, Hanover - Rev Robergeau Fremond, the minister in charge of the Lucea-based Cecile Clare Kitchen of Love, says the charity organisation, which prepares hot meals for persons in need, has seen a more than 30 per cent increase in the demand for meals since the onset... Read More

Hanover Strong sanitisation project helping to keep parish COVID-19-free, says Hayles

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 14 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover - Three-term People's National Party (PNP's) Member of Parliament for Hanover Western, Ian Hayles, believes that the sanitisation of public passenger vehicles and bus sheds being undertaken by Hanover Strong, is a contributing factor for... Read More

Former Rusea's High's Colley makes Big 12 Conference all-academic first team

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 14 2020    

Balancing academics and track and field is crucial to former Rusea's High's middle distance runner Ackeen Colley who was last week named on the Big 12 Conference all-academic first team for the NCAA Division One indoor season. Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 14 2020    

Ackeem Gordon was surprised when he was named Rookie of the Year at the annual sports awards of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), just over a week ago. Read More

Greene: Western Jamaica coping in fight against COVID-19

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 11 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Errol Greene, is assuring the public that western Jamaica is currently coping in its fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. Read More

Tropics View Hotel is temporary quarantine centre

Monday, May, 11 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Tropics View Hotel at Hatfield, on the western fringe of Mandeville, is being used, temporarily, as a quarantine facility for people who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Read More

FOOD...is still the call by St Mary residents on lockdown

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 11 2020    

FINANCIALLY devastated and hungry, residents locked down in some St Mary South Eastern communities are calling for food. Read More

A sigh of relief for Manchester firemen

Sunday, May, 10 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester —Like farmers and numerous householders who depend on rainwater harvesting, firemen in this mountainous south-central parish are giving thanks for recent showers. Read More


BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 7 2020    

BRIGHTON, Westmoreland - The chronic water shortage being experienced by residents in many communities across the constituency of Westermoreland Western is expected to be eased soon, as several entities are working assiduously to bring the much-needed... Read More


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