'When I left Bible school I bought a tractor trailer'

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The more than 500 students who graduated from Northern Caribbean University (NCU) this month, with qualifications ranging from associate to doctoral degrees, were advised not to feel limited by their studies. Read More

700 team members benefit from Sandals back-to-school fairs
MORE than 700 team members from Sandals Ochi Beach Resort and Sandals Royal Plantation benefitted from special back-to-school fairs hosted by both resorts last week.... Read More

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

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

DARLISTON, Westmoreland  Read More

2017 IAAF World Champs

With Paul Reid | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

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

Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise donates incubators valued at $6.5m to CRH

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

 The paediatric department at the ailing Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James was recently presented with 10 incubators valued at over $6.5 million by the Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise. 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 | 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

Showdown! St James FA Under-20 semi-finalists to be decided this weekend

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

 The semi-finalists in the St James Football Association Sandals International Under- 20 will be decided this weekend as the regular season of the competition winds down. Read More

Marion Hall for 'Come Celebrate Jesus'

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

Minister Marion Hall is set to deliver her debut gospel performance in western Jamaica during the sixth staging of Come Celebrate Jesus, to be staged by BA&D Gospel Production at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, on Saturday, October 7. 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


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