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High Court judge urges public not to shirk jury duty

DUNCANS, Trelawny — High Court Judge Justice Sharon George is reminding members of the public who are summoned to act as jurors that they should not shirk the civil responsibility which plays an integral part in the disposal of court matters in the justice... Read More

Students at Chetwood Primary appointed
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Over 50 students at Chetwood Memorial Primary School in Montego Bay have been trained as Internet safety monitors.... Read More

More social intervention programmes coming for high-crime areas in western Jamaica
MONTEGO BAY, St James — High crime areas in western Jamaica are to be targeted this year as the government ramps up its social intervention programmes in 20 communities across the island.... Read More

Hanover councillors support Hopewell lockdown
HOPEWELL, Hanover — The Hanover Municipal Corporation has given its support to the recent decision by the Hanover Police to place the Hopewell district in the parish “under police lockdown”. ... Read More

NCB upgrades Baywest branch, relocates St James Street

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Executives at National Commercial Bank (NCB) say their multimillion-dollar investment to refurbish its Baywest location in Montego Bay is yet another signal that demonstrates their commitment to the development of western Jamaica. Read More

Wrong reason!

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 21 2019    

LUCEA, Hanover — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is facing harsh and intense criticism from People's National Party (PNP) councillors at the Hanover Municipal Corporation over a town-hall meeting scheduled for today in Lucea, which they say is expected to focus on obesity,... Read More

Sip and paint

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

Banker and ‘birthday girl’ Saudia Jenkins (stooping, second left) is joined by a host of co-workers and friends as they display their paintings after a ‘sip and paint’ session which formed part of her birthday celebrations at 100 MoBay recently. Read More

Record-breaking jump

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

Rusea's High's Nia Robinson makes her record-breaking jump, setting a new COCAA Western Champs Class 2 girls long jump record on Saturday at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex when she jumped 5.86m to beat the nine year-old mark of 5.75m held by Rochelle Farquharson of STETHS. It was... Read More

FIA stages successful 5K Colour Walk/Run

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

Over 300 people, aged three years to 69, participated in the inaugural staging of the Fairfield International Academy (FIA) 5K Colour Run/Walk in Ironshore, St James, last Sunday. Read More

Struggling MBU host Cavalier in crucial RSPL third round game

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 21 2019    

TUCKER, St James — The stakes will be high on Sunday when embattled Montego Bay United (MBU) host title contenders Cavalier FC in their third round Red Stripe Premier League game at Wes p ow Park, starting at... Read More

Mt Alvernia, Herbert Morrison meet in crucial girls' basketball game

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Mt Alvernia High and Herbert Morrison Technical will put their respective three-game winning start on the line today when they meet in a crucial ISSA Western Conference Girls' Open basketball game at Muschett High in... Read More

Knockalva Polytechnic holds cannabis colloquium

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KNOCKALVA, Hanover — Principal of Knockalva Polytechnic College in Hanover, Pauleen Reid, has described the staging of the institution's inaugural cannabis colloquium held at the college recently, as a tremendous success. Read More

Charity groups donate $400,000 to Sav Public General Hospital

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 14 2019    

The Dreams To Reality (DTR) Foundation in collaboration with Friends of Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital and Misty Blue Cancer Foundation, on Monday, made a donation of $400,000 to the hospital towards the purchase of medical supplies and equipment and renovations at the state-run... Read More

Cruising with Lady Sandals

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

Deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts International Adam Stewart last Monday night hosted over 50 senior employees from the ATL Group of Companies from across the western region and St Ann on Chairman Gordon Stewart's luxury yacht, Lady... Read More

Hard road ahead

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 14 2019    

TUCKER, St James — Saving Montego Bay United from relegation in the Red Stripe Premier League “will be difficult, but not impossible”, says Brazilian Luciano Traina Gama, who took over the duties on the sideline in the team's come-from-behind 3-3 draw... Read More



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