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St Ann church surprises pastor with car

Hudson Taylor, pastor of Ocho Rios Church of God of Prophecy in St Ann, is a humble man who believes in working for what he wants, and so it was not easy for his church family to surprise him with a car. Read More

Sunset Optimist Club hosts quiz competition for basic schools
Children from five schools in Annotto Bay, St Mary, were last Monday exposed to a modest quiz competition put on by the Sunset Optimist Club of Annotto Bay in an effort to present the community in a positive light.... Read More

St Ann councillors again raise street light matter at monthly meeting
Councillors of the St Ann Municipal Corporation are again expressing concerns about the shortage of street lights in their respective divisions.... Read More

March date for Ground breaking at Morant Bay Urban Centre
Ground- breaking for the Morant Bay Urban Centre is expected to be done in March 2018.... Read More

A house for McLeggon

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, February, 19 2018    

THE former policeman who was shot in the head while on duty in 1976 and is now suffering as a result is to receive help. Read More

PHOTO: Eastern Champions!

Monday, February, 19 2018    

Members of St Mary High School team pose with their trophy after topping the Eastern Championships — the first in the Digicel Grand Prix series. (Photo: Everard Owen) Read More

St Mary High top Eastern Champs

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, February, 19 2018    

St Mary High School topped the Eastern Championships — the first in the Digicel Grand Prix series — amassing 710 points during action last Monday and Tuesday to retain their title. Read More

Parent place for Mount Salem by end of March

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

THE community of Mount Salem in St James — the first to be named a zone of special operations — will have a parent place by the end of March. Read More

St Mary High's Howell wants to dominate distance running

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer Tamera Howell will not be tamed. | Friday, February, 16 2018    

Seventeen-year-old Tamera Howell middle distance runner from St Mary High School is ready to dominate the entire island. Read More

Two records fall as Rusea's girls, Petersfield boys soar

Friday, February, 16 2018    

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending girls champions Rusea's High and Petersfield boys strengthened their leads in their respective sections on yesterday's second and penultimate day of the County of Cornwall (COCAA) Digicel Western Championships as the action moved to the Montego... Read More

ISSA bans basketball coach Beckford for two years

Friday, February, 16 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — George Beckford, coach of William Knibb Memorial High basketball teams, has been banned for two years from all events run by the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) after he was found guilty of bringing Game Two of the ISSA Western Conference... Read More

Churches challenged to help make Jamaica 'Positively exceptional again'

Friday, February, 16 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Seventh-day Adventists and the wider Christian community have been challenged to make Jamaica positively exceptional again by incorporating outreach programmes that reflect their stewardship responsibilities for all facets of the lives of Jamaicans. Read More

Business drop!

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A number of business operators across Montego Bay are offering huge discounts on merchandise as they seek to lure customers to retail stores, in the wake of the imposed state of public emergency on St James, which they say has resulted in declining sales. Read More

Bring Back the Love set for Sunset Brewery Saturday

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — With the parish of St James currently under a state of public emergency due to its spiraling crime rate, the latest edition of the Bring Back the Love party series is an apt edition. Read More

Let there be more arrests, punishment

With Paul Reid | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

Less than a week after American doctor and osteopathic physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40-175 years for decades of molesting hundreds of young women, yet another male coach – a Jamaican – has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of one of his... Read More



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