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Thursday, October, 8 2020    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland - Despite the uncertainties within the tourism industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandals Negril still continues to provide hope to its employees. Read More

HMC supports resolution to name building in honour of former minister of labour

Thursday, October, 8 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover - The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has come out in support of a resolution moved by the St James Municipal Corporation seeking to name the recently refurbished building that houses the St James parish office of the Ministry of Labour and Social... Read More

MoBay deputy mayor challenges church to commit to restoration of city

Thursday, October, 8 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Newly minted deputy mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Richard Vernon has challenged religious leaders in Montego Bay to assist in the restoration of the western city to its former glory. Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 8 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Members of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA), organisers of Western Championships, have given their backing for the staging of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) National Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships next year, but... Read More

Ganja farmers hijack water

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large, South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 8 2020    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Her agitation was obvious as Melva Clarke spoke by telephone to the Jamaica Observer about water problems at the Southfield Housing Scheme last Monday. Read More

Single moms get care packages under 'Bless a Sister Day' initiative

Thursday, October, 8 2020    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica - Loving Care Wailing Women Ministries recently distributed school supplies and other items, through their “Bless a Sister Day” programme, to single mother families in sections of western Jamaica. Read More

YAYA ministry donates school supplies to Petersville ECI

BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 8 2020    

PETERSVILLE, Westmoreland - The Westmoreland Church of God of Prophecy Youth and Young Adult (YAYA) ministry recently donated much-needed back- to-school supplies to the Petersville Early Childhood Institution (ECI) in the parish. Read More

Limiting the number of fans to watch games would be ideal

With Paul Reid | Thursday, October, 8 2020    

With the Jamaican premier league set to kick off in just over a month, the Jamaica Golf Association's Open set to be staged in December, track and field starting in January and the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association National Boys' and Girls' Championships later in the year, as... Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 8 2020    

ROCK, Trelawny - Citing a drastic falloff in business in the Rock community, president of the Trelawny Chamber of Commerce, Delroy Christie, is imploring newly elected Trelawny Northern Member of Parliament Tova Hamilton to lobby Government to take the necessary steps that will lead to... Read More

Albert Town High launches drive for devices

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 8 2020    

ALBERT TOWN, Trelawny - Principal of Albert Town High School Dwayne Edwards has launched a 'Device Drive' in an effort to ensure every student at the Trelawny-based school is able to participate in online learning. Read More

Lucea mayor on the defensive, threatens another lawsuit

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 7 2020    

Hanover — Chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation, Sheridan Samuels is threatening legal action against the individuals responsible for a message being circulated which alleges that the corporation has, over the past four years, awarded contracts valued at roughly $7 million... Read More

She has been changing tyres since age 11

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

It was the influence of her mother and stepfather which led Tyreka Smith, now 14, to develop the love for working with tyres — changing and repairing them from early in life. Read More

Tufton praises Sutherland for COVID-19 compliance

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The infection prevention and control measures implemented by business processing outsourcing (BPO) company, Sutherland were given full marks during a recent tour of its facility at Kingsland by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and local... Read More

Crippling cement shortage in St Elizabeth, Manchester

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Cement retailers in Manchester and St Elizabeth are struggling to meet demand because of what they say is a sharp dip in supply by the east Kingston-based Caribbean Cement Company. Read More

Gager calls for upgrading of Falmouth Public General Hospital

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 1 2020    

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