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MoBay Expo 2017 gets thumbs up

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The 17th staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) biennial expo has been given the thumbs up by exhibitors and attendees. Read More

Lilliput resident cops Sandals/SDC product development competition
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Dorceen Jennings, a resident of Lilliput, St James, recently walked away with $100,000 courtesy of the Sandals Foundation after she was named the winner in the Sandals/Social Development Commission Product Development Competition.... Read More

Scores of students flock UTech Open House
MONTEGO BAY, St James - The recently held University of Technology (UTech) Open House was a jam-packed affair as prospective students from institutions all over western Jamaica descended on the Montego Bay Cultural Centre to see what the university had to...... Read More

Mount Alvernia High gets $12.5-m resource centre
MONTEGO BAY, St James— Students at the Mount Alvernia High School in Montego Bay now have better facilities in doing research.... Read More

Heroes in Act!on brought exposure to Falmouth, says Mayor Gager

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Mayor of Falmouth Councillor Colin Gager says that last weekend's Heroes in Act!on Run/Walk, which recorded some 1,600 participants, has brought exposure and economic value to the historic town of Falmouth. Read More

East v West showdown

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

FROME, Westmoreland - Former champions FC Reno will be gunning to extend their good start in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they host high-flying UWI FC at the Frome Sports Complex on Sunday, starting at 3:30 pm. Read More

'Bring back the love'

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) has secured commitments of some $5 million to introduce a massive awareness and advertising campaign, dubbed 'ilovemobay', geared towards restoring pride in the resort... Read More

CC start defence of ISSA/Freshhh titles tomorrow

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Cornwall College will start the defence of both titles won last year when they take on Herbert Morrison Technical in the ISSA/Freshhh Under -14 and Under-16 football competition on Friday. Read More

Thank you, pastors

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Apostle Mervelyn Scott (centre) and Prophetess Jonice Frew (right) of the Signs and Wonders Deliverance Ministries International in Montego Bay, jointly accept a plaque from church member Ionie Jackson on Sunday during an appreciation service for the two pastors for their sterling contribution... Read More

'Papa D' wants more reggae on local airwaves

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Alarmed by the overwhelming number of foreign acts now satisfying the demand for reggae music, especially in Europe, seasoned roots crooner Papa D is calling for local radio disc jockeys to spin more of that genre of music in a bid to make it more appealing in its... Read More


Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Donica Dennis (centre) lead singer for the group Too Good, is caught in a soulful performance during the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce & Industry Yello Media Group Expo 2017 lunch hour concert on Sunday at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Dennis is a past student of St James High School... Read More

Sam Sharpe awardees

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis (fifth left) with the seven recipients of the 2017 Sam Sharpe Awards following the National Heroes Day Salute, Civic and Awards Ceremony, held in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, on Monday. The awardees from left are: Adrian Anglin, industry and... Read More

Police identify shooter in Sav-la-Mar supermarket killing

Thursday, October, 12 2017    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - The Westmoreland police have released the identity of the alleged shooter who was seen in a widely circulated video peppering supermarket worker Ochille Hall with gunshots at his workplace on August 15. Read More

Bolt to start Heroes in Act!on Run/Walk

Thursday, October, 12 2017    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The world's fastest man Usain Bolt will start the Heroes in Act!on Run/Walk on Sunday at the Falmouth Cruise Port in Trelawny at 7:00 am. The event is being staged by the JN Foundation in partnership with the Usain Bolt Foundation. Read More

Hopeful - Sandals South Coast seek first RSPL win

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

FROME, Westmoreland - Fresh from earning their first point in the Red Stripe Premier League, promoted club Sandals South Coast will hope to get their first win when they host Cavalier SC at Frome on Sunday, starting at 3:30 pm. Read More


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