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Tufton lauds staff at Cornwall Regional Hospital

MONTEGO BAY, St James – Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has lauded staff of Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James for their continued commitment to outstanding service delivery, despite the challenges being experienced at the facility. Read More

Tufton, Guy against Cornwall Regional field hospital
MOUNT SALEM, St James — Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says there is no need for a general purpose field hospital for Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) here to assist with augmenting the services offered at the Type A facility.... Read More

Gangsters kill 3 in bloody MoBay shootings
MONTEGO BAY, St James – A flare-up of gang activities has been blamed for a shooting spree which has left three men, including a well-loved deaf mute, dead, and a woman shot and injured in two separate incidents in the inner-city community of Norwood here between Friday night and...... Read More

Cornwall College alumni donate $5.8m to renovate science lab
MONTEGO BAY, St James — A number of local and overseas chapters of the Cornwall College Alumni Association have pooled resources to undertake the renovation of a science laboratory at their alma mater, at a cost of $5.8 million.... Read More

JDF soldiers give Norwood Basic School facelift

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — On a normal school day, children at the Norwood Basic School in Montego Bay would be frolicking on the playground after it would have been nicely manicured – caring not who had done it. Read More

Tech for Youth donates tablets to Westmoreland students

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland-based Tech for Youth last month distributed 59 tablets to students across the parish. Read More

Frassdon moving forward

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James Dancehall artiste Frassdon is confident that it won't be long before he becomes a household name in Jamaican music. Read More


BY MARK CUMMINGS AND ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West reporters | Thursday, January, 14 2021    

GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western, Morland Wilson, has added his voice to calls for bike taxi operations in the parish to be formalised. Read More

When has there not been acrimony between the JFF and players over remuneration?

with Paul Reid | Thursday, January, 14 2021    

It seems there is not a year or a major competition when the administration of the JFF and its players have not been at each other's throats, and with threats of strike and boycott flying all over. Read More

Schools with face-to-face classes to keep temp teachers

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, January, 14 2021    

ORANGE BAY, Hanover — Director of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Region Four, Dr Michelle Pinnock, says schools that are participating in the face-to-face resumption of classes are exempted from an earlier decision by the ministry to end the engagement of... Read More

'Bright' Star

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 14 2021    

Former Cornwall College daCosta Cup striker Aiden Jokomba, who was recently named male scholar athlete for the month of December at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), is eagerly looking forward to the delayed start of the football season. Read More

Welcome Gifts!

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

Employees of the Montego Bay branch of Centerfield Call Center and representatives of Food For the Poor (FFP) share a photo op with Dappa Lane, Glendevon resident Burchell Hillary (front, right) and daughter Ann Marie (front, fourth left) recently, after they handed over a new house to... Read More

Farewell, 'Butch'

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

Employees of Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) Montego Bay branch pose beside a photo of late business icon Gordon “Butch” Stewart following the opening of a condolence book in his memory at the branch on Tuesday. Read More

Jae Hemmings eyes spotlight

Thursday, January, 14 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Dancehall artiste Jae Hemmings is ready to take her career to a higher level this year. Read More


Thursday, January, 14 2021    

PLUG (Premium Lifestyle — Unlimited Gains) director Kareem Jennings (second left) and PLUG affiliates (from right) Shari Munro, CEO, Aristo Kat Tours; Kelly Mollyneaux, CEO, Guangos Jerk Restaurant; Jason Russell, general manager, Pier One; Kimberley Rodriques, manager, Upscale... Read More


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