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COVID-19 brings water to residents of Friendship division
FRIENDSHIP, Westmoreland - In light of the increased cases of the global pandemic COVID-19, water is now being trucked to residents in several communities in the Friendship Division of Westmoreland who have been without piped water since last...... Read More

'Six to Six is better'
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Vendors plying their wares at the Falmouth and Charles Gordon markets in Falmouth and Montego Bay respectively, are ecstatic that Government has adjusted the opening hours for markets islandwide by four hours from Thursday to...... Read More

TMC renovates old police station in Falmouth for quarantine centre
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Work, estimated to cost over $4 million, is on in earnest to renovate a section of the old, abandoned Falmouth Police Station building along Rodney Street here to house an isolation station for any resident at the nearby Falmouth Infirmary who might be required to be...... Read More

Keeping them clean

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

A shopper (right) on Tuesday gets a dose of antibacterial cleanser at the entrance of Alexia Haberdashery on Market Street, Montego Bay, before commencing her shopping as part of efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Scores of businesses across western Jamaica have implemented... Read More

'Double Whammy'

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - President of the Jamaica Union of Travellers (JUTA) Falmouth Chapter Dawn Henry has described the fallout in the ground transportation subsector, due to COVID-19, as “the most devastating thing” the sector has ever... Read More

'Meet Pier One at curbside'

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Pier One on the Montego Bay waterfront, known for its fine food and entertainment, has embarked on an innovative initiative to serve its clients, while at the same time adhering to the various guidelines set by Government in an effort to curtail... Read More

Virtual parties take centre stage amid COVID-19

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Following the order by the Government for a ban on nightclubs and public events, which has subsequently been reinforced with a national curfew, local entertainers and DJs have been getting creative and utilising Instagram live feeds to cater to the entertainment... Read More

'Give them a chance'

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland - Stephen Smith, president of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association COCAA), the organisation responsible for organising high school track and field in the county of Cornwall, including the Western Championships, agrees that students in... Read More

'Heartbroken'

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

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'Wi a feel di pressure!'

BY ONOME SIDOO Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 26 2020    

ALBERT TOWN, Trelawny — The farmer is an essential stakeholder in Jamaica's growing economy. Read More

Adella Graham is 100 not out

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 26 2020    

LOGWOOD, Hanover — According to Psalms 90, verse 10, the life expectancy of a man is three score and ten (70 years). Read More

No disruption of service for mentally ill in St James, says MOH

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Medical officer of health for St James Dr Marcia Johnson-Campbell says despite the challenges being experienced by the health sector in the wake of COVID-19, there will be no disruption of service for mentally ill patients in the... Read More

COVID-19 couldn't stop Venesha Williams from realising her dream

BY ONOME SIDOO Observer writer | Thursday, March, 26 2020    

Moving to a new country can be an exciting adventure. Read More

Holland United get well-needed boost from Simtours

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, March, 26 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Holland United Club got a well-needed boost on the weekend, when ground transport operator, Desmond Simpson, donated jerseys and shorts to the cash-strapped club, and committed to providing transportation for team members to all away games... Read More



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