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Williams-Singh wants drone operation under JCAA control

MONTEGO BAY, St James — In light of the proliferation of drones, Director General of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) Nari Williams-Singh, is advocating that the operation of the unmanned aerial systems fall under the umbrella of the civil aviation... Read More

More men join Sandals/Beaches breast cancer fight
NEGRIL, Westmoreland— Sandals and Beaches resorts in Negril say this year more men were engaged and eager to learn about breast cancer than the previous years of its annual breast cancer awareness campaign dubbed 'Simply the Breast', held last month.... Read More

Rotary Club of Lucea renews call for dialysis machines at Noel Holmes Hospital
LUCEA, Hanover — President of the Rotary Club of Lucea, Nerris Hawthorne, is calling on Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to facilitate the equipping of Noel Holmes Hospital in Hanover with dialysis machines.... Read More

Battle Royale
Cornwall College will continue the defence of their ISSA Champions Cup KO title on Saturday, when they meet Clarendon College in the semi-finals, set for National Stadium, starting at 4:00pm.Cornwall College qualified for the semi-finals for the third time since 2016, after another...... Read More

DCP Blake decries police abuse of citizens

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November, 14 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A senior police officer is decrying the prevalence with which members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, during the execution of their duties, are caught on video abusing civilians. Read More

Skylark Resort stages second Film Nights

Thursday, November, 14 2019    

The projection lights came on for the second staging of Skylark Film Nights with six short films and two feature films over two nights at Skylark Resort on Negril's famous seven-mile white sand beach last weekend. Read More

St James FA wants control of UDC field

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November, 14 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — As part of plans to improve several playing fields in and around the city of Montego Bay, the newly elected executive of the St James Football Association will be seeking to get full control of the UDC field on Howard Cooke Boulevard, the most used venue in the... Read More

Win-at-all-costs mentality hurting sports

With Paul Reid | Thursday, November, 14 2019    

The win-at-all-costs mentality could be one of the biggest hindrances in the real development of young sports prospects, especially in team sports, on the island. Read More


BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, November, 14 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has answered the call for financial support from SOS Children's Villages to keep its facilities in Barrett Town, St James, and Stony Hill, St Andrew, afloat, pledging $500,000. Read More

Western Sport Diary— November 14

Thursday, November, 14 2019    

TODAYCOCAA Cross Country Ch ampionshipsPetersfield High, Westmoreland - 9:30 am ISSA Rural Area Boys Under-14/16 footballZone BIrwin High vs Hopewell High@ Irwin - 1:45 pm Read More

Petersfield to host COCAA Western Cross Country Champs

Thursday, November, 14 2019    

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland — For the first time in the history of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Cross Country Championships, all six age groups will run the same distance at today's event to be hosted by Petersfield High, starting at... Read More

PHOTO: Moving away

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

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Hanna praises Godfrey Stewart High's US$1,000-a-month breakfast programme

Thursday, November, 7 2019    

MIRAMAR, Florida— Shadow minister on foreign affairs and foreign trade Lisa Hanna has commended a breakfast programme at Godfrey Stewart High School in Westmoreland, saying such initiatives help build self-awareness among children and develop fractured societies. Read More

SRI hosts 'Costume Wid Wow' party

Thursday, November, 7 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Team members at Sandals Resorts International's Montego Bay headquarters had the opportunity to play dress up last Thursday as the company hosted its costume party and after-work lyme dubbed 'Costume Wid Wow'. Read More

Lack of funding could reverse dengue gains — WRHA

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, November, 7 2019    

IRONSHORE, St James — Acting regional vector control officer at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Ryan Morris, has expressed fear that a lack of funding could result in the reversal of gains made in the fight against dengue. Read More


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