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Kemteck to construct 900 houses in Trelawny

FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Over 100 people have so far gained employment on the first phase of Stonebrook Manor, a planned gated community which, when complete, will consist of roughly 900 housing units. Read More

Photo: Narrow escape
A wrecker pulls a car from a gully along the Haddo main road in Westmoreland last Thursday. The driver reportedly said he was driving at a slow pace when he fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle. He sustained minor injuries in the incident, which caused a pile-up of traffic along the...... Read More

Maude McLeod High withdraws from daCosta Cup
DARLISTON, Westmoreland ... Read More

2017 IAAF World Champs
To say the results of the IAAF World Championships that ended in London on Sunday was disappointing from a Jamaican perspective is to put it mildly.... Read More

Photo: Cleaning up

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

Workmen clean a drain in the Railway Gardens area of Montego Bay earlier this week. The massive draincleaning operation, which started on Monday in the innercity community, is spearheaded by Councillor for the Montego Bay South Division Richard Vernon. (Photo:Alan Lewin) Read More

75 Hanover students receive scholarships valued at US$80,000 from Tryall Fund

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

TRYALL, Hanover — Some 75 students from Hanover last week received scholarships valued at over US$80,000 under the Tryall Fund Scholarship programme.The award ceremony was held at the Tryall Club and Villa in the parish. Read More

Trelawny 50-over competition bowls off

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

After a 16-year absence, the Trelawny Cricket Association (TCA) has restarted its domestic 50-over competition in the parish. Read More

Trelawny leads island in property tax collection — Harrison

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Trelawny Municipal Corporation is reporting that the parish is leading in property tax collection islandwide for this financial year. According to acting chief executive officer for the corporation, Andrew Harrison, up to July 22 some $164 million of the... Read More

Sandals, SDC partner for 'Start Up X'

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

Sandals Resorts in the Montego Bay region and its philanthropic arm, the Sandals Foundation, have partnered with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) COMET II and the Social Development Commission (SDC) to execute the second phase of its entrepreneurship training... Read More

Zero tolerance!

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Recently assigned commander of the police in Area One, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Donovan Graham, has warned that he will be tackling the perennial menace of unruly motorists operating rampantly across the streets of Montego... Read More

Dental help

Monday, August, 14 2017    

For the third year in a row, Canada-based nurse Jacqueline Henry Small (left) spent time with Grade Six students of the Craighead Primary School in northern Manchester providing guidance on how best to take care of their teeth. A past student of Craighead Primary, Henry Small also presented each... Read More

Ackee Tree group boosting education in Porus, environs

Monday, August, 14 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — A group named Ackee Tree, formed by a past student of Porus Primary, is now on a quest to strengthen Porus and surrounding communities through philanthropy, particularly in education. Read More

Porteous proud to read freedom proclamation

Monday, August, 14 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — On the morning of August 1, 1838 the British colonial governor of Jamaica Sir Lionel Smith stood before a large crowd in Spanish Town, St Catherine, which was then Jamaica's capital, and read a proclamation from Queen Victoria granting... Read More

National pride in Manchester

Monday, August, 14 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — It had to be done in inclement weather, but the formalities here to usher in Jamaica's fifty-five years as an independent nation, though having less-than-usual i ndependence celebration turnout, was not significantly... Read More

Robert Kennedy bats 103

By Alicia Sutherland Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 14 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester — There is no real winning formula for long life, guests were told, as centenarian Robert Nathaniel Kennedy was honoured last Thursday. Read More



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