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Another first for St James woman firefighter

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Divisional commander for St James Fire Department, acting Superintendent Winsome Grant boasts a few important firsts for women in her field of work. Read More

Beaches Negril's Imari Dawes overcomes odds, gains respect and admiration
NEGRIL, Westmoreland - Two promotions in quick succession, one of the most coveted awards given to employees at Beaches Negril — the Diamond Team Member of the Year — and the respect and admiration of many are now a part of the story of a once shy and harshly bullied Imari...... Read More

Tourism interests in Negril say Hurricane Delta brought much-needed sand
NEGRIL, Hanover - Tourism interests in Negril have attributed the deposit of tons of sand to the previously eroded seven–mile white sand beach in the resort town over the past week, to Hurricane Delta, which recently passed about 165 miles south-west of the town causing up to 30...... Read More

Name them, shame them!
LUCEA, Hanover - Disgusted at the behaviour of those who refuse to observe COVID-19 guidelines as part of efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton wants such people to be publicly identified...... Read More

Accomplished drummer delivers musical instruments to alma mater

Thursday, October, 15 2020    

GRANVILLE, Trelawny - For over 18 years, talented drummer Kirk Bennett has been a staple of the Harmony House outfit which backs reggae icon Beres Hammond during his local and international gigs, but still etched in his memory are his formative years as... Read More

Caring for the Needy

Thursday, October, 15 2020    

His Worship the Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Leeroy Williams (centre) is joined by (from left) Chairman of the Civic and Community Affairs Committee Councillor Dwight Crawford; Atlanta- Montego Bay Sister Cities committee members Jasmine Tomlinson Bro. Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 15 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Expressing concern that more than 50 per cent of the 18 murders committed in Trelawny so far this year stem from domestic violence, commanding officer for the parish, Superintendent Kirk Ricketts, is seeking collaboration to address... Read More

COCAA calls for development meets before Champs

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 15 2020    

The County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) has called on national sporting bodies, including the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) and the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), to stage more development meets in the lead up to... Read More

History-Maker Kemba Nelson believes switch from UTech to University of Oregon is the right move

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 15 2020    

By signing the scholarship offer sheet to attend the University of Oregon, former Mt Alvernia High sprinter Kemba Nelson created history, becoming the first Jamaican-born and -bred female athlete to attend the institution. Read More

Hanover mother wants justice for dead baby

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 11 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — The mother of a two-day-old baby who died in January is calling for justice as she questions the whereabouts of her baby's body, nine months later. Read More

Plans in place to reopen hospital's operating theatre closed for 30 years

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Friday, October, 9 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says plans are in place to undertake improvement work on the Noel Holmes Hospital in Hanover that will result in the reopening of the operating theatre, which has been closed for about 30... Read More


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


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