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Hidden cameras to identify litterbugs in western Jamaica

LUCEA, Hanover — The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says it will be using hidden cameras across sections of western Jamaica to expose litterbugs, as it continues to grapple with illegal dumping. Read More

Tough measures needed for delinquent parents says JTA president
ANCHOVY, St James — President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Owen Speid is calling for tough sanctions against parents who neglect the role of raising their children.... Read More

Shaw to launch 2020 Hague show next Wednesday
HAGUE, Trelawny — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw will launch the 65th staging of the Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show on the show grounds next Wednesday under the theme: 'Agricultural Resilience and Adaptation to Climate...... Read More

We Inspire Women's Brunch set to sparkle
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Puisne judge Sonia Bertram-Linton is among a group of influential female speakers who will address the third staging of the We Inspire Women's Brunch set for Sunday, January 26 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall, St James.... Read More

Chang predicts JLP will sweep St James

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — General secretary of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Dr Horace Chang has expressed confidence that his party will win the five parliamentary seats up for grabs in the parish of St James in the next general election, which political... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The race for places in the mid-season final of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation/Charley's JB Rum Super League is expected to intensify when the return round games get underway this weekend with six matches. Read More

Lois Maud Harriott Scholarship Fund gets $150,000 boost

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Lois Maud Harriott Scholarship Fund got a well-needed boost recently when Bishop Maurice Clarke presented Falmouth New Testament Church of God with a cheque for $150,000 to assist with the tertiary education of several students who attend the... Read More

Nice vibes at All January Born, despite venue change

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Despite an abrupt change of venue from Whitter Village to Pier One in Montego Bay last Saturday, the 9th staging of All January Born Birthnight Party welcomed a sizeable turnout. Read More

Sandals saves Green Island

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer GREEN ISLAND, Hanover | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Green Island Branch Library, which has been closed for more than eight years due to the dilapidated state of the building, is expected to be reopened soon, thanks to Sandals Foundation which is spending $13 million to rehabilitate the 43-year-old facility. Read More

SPORT DIARY – January 16

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

TODAYISSA Western Conference boys basketballYork Castle vs Rhodes Hall @York Castle - 3:00 pm FRIDAYISSA/Grace Headley Cup CricketZone A Read More

PHOTO: Get Set!

Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Meet director for the Milo Western Relays Ray Harvey (right) and Meet Manager Anthony Myers (second left) accept the sponsors cheque from Chevanne Lawrence (left), trade marketing manager (beverages), Nestle Jamaica Limited at Tuesday's media launch of the 42nd staging of the Milo Western Relays... Read More

King Gate seek second-straight win in St JFA Div One

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

ANCHOVY, St James — King Gate FC will seek to make it two wins from two starts when they take on Norwood Strikers in their St James Football Association/Sandals Resorts International Division One game at Anchovy High tomorrow, starting at 3:00pm. Read More

Building peace and safety

Garfield Myers Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, January, 13 2020    

ALLIGATOR POND, Manchester — There was some disappointment at the modest turnout for a function focused on how best to build peace and safety, at home and beyond. Read More

Cannabis sector players express concern over granting of hemp licences

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, January, 9 2020    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — At least two experts in the cannabis sector have expressed disappointment over the Government's decision to give the greenlight to two companies to cultivate medical hemp in western Jamaica, citing the threat cross pollination poses to the indigenous ganja... Read More

Edwards pushes to unearth talent across the west

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 9 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Okarie Edwards, the driving force behind Dyce Empire Recording Label, is on a mission to unearth and expose new and emerging talent especially in western Jamaica. Read More


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