Western News

Police identify shooter in Sav-la-Mar supermarket killing

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
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
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

JPS takes spotlight in Expo 2017 Industry Showcases
MONTEGO BAY, St James - The final in the series of Expo 2017 Industry Showcases by the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) was held at the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) power plant at Bogue in Montego Bay last Thursday.... Read More

Spiritual blessings at Come Celebrate Jesus

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

Patrons were in for a spiritual treat at Come Celebrate Jesus 2017, which saw gospel acts delivering soul-stirring performances at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Saturday night. Read More

Safer Jamaica by year end

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

MOUNT SALEM, St James - The Community Safety and Security Branch, headed by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Steve McGregor, has been tasked to make one community in each of the island's 19 police divisions safe by the end of the year, starting... Read More

Good support for TSO, despite inclement weather

Thursday, October, 12 2017    

Despite the inclement weather last Thursday, scores of shoppers descended on stores across the western city of Montego Bay to make the most of the bargains being offered by stores participating in the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO). Read More

PHOTO: Hanging with the star

Thursday, October, 12 2017    

Olympian Yohan Blake (centre) takes a selfie with Grade 3 students at the Mount Alvernia Preparatory School in Montego Bay, during a recent visit to the institution.During the visit, the international track star highlighted the importance of participating in sporting activities and staying... Read More

Revamp the new-look second round d'Cup format

With Paul Reid | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

The new-look second round of the ISSA/ Flow daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition got underway yesterday with 10 of the scheduled 16 games being played. Read More

Maggotty High to host Cross Country

Thursday, October, 12 2017    

Maggotty High School in St Elizabeth will host the 2017 County of Cornwall Athletics Association's (COCAA) Cross Country championships, set tentatively for mid-November, as the high school track and field season gets underway in western Jamaica. Read More

PHOTO: Good move, GG

Thursday, October, 12 2017    

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen (sixth left) makes a move during a game of chess between students of the Chess Club at Green Island High School during a recent tour of Hanover. Sharing in the moment are Custos of Hanover David Stair (third left), and other members of the governor general's... Read More

PHOTO: Planting a tree

Thursday, October, 12 2017    

Community Relations assistant at the National Water Commission (NWC) Blondel Lawrence (left) joins President of the Catherine Hall Primary Environmental Club, Kourtney McBean in planting a tree on the school's compound recently to mark National Tree Planting Day 2017. Sharing in the moment... Read More

PM reaffirms commitment to building MoBay bypass

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 6 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says studies are now being conducted for the construction of a bypass road around Montego Bay as he pressed home his commitment to address the acute traffic congestion issue in the resort city. Read More

Observer's 'Reading for Good' seminar lauded

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - The recently held Jamaica Observer “Reading Together for Good” seminar, held in Westmoreland, has been hailed as “a well needed success and a motivating” event, by those who attended. Read More

Westmoreland Municipal Corporation launches $48-m water project

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

DARLISTON, Westmoreland - The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation recently launched a $48.3 million Local Government Adaptation to Climate Change project, aimed at improving local governance capacity in the parish. Read More


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