Western News

Trailer crushes mason on Oyster Bay hotel construction site

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 23 2017    

COOPERS PEN, Trelawny — Tragedy struck at the construction site of Excellence Oyster Bay hotel in Trelawny when a worker, who fell from an 18-wheeler tractor trailer he had hopped on to, was crushed to death yesterday morning. Read More

Battle for places in daCosta Cup second round heats up

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

LUCEA, Hanover — Zones B and D of the ISSA/ Flow daCosta Cup schoolboys' football competition are shaping up to be a battle to the end for places in the second round, even before they are halfway through. Read More

Bicycle cops to tackle tourist harassment in Falmouth

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Some 12 Trelawny cops who recently graduated from a one-month Area One bicycle course are expected to play a significant role in curbing tourist harassment in the historic town of Falmouth. Read More

Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar stages health fair

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Despite recent adverse weather conditions in sections of Jamaica due to the effect of Hurricane Irma, scores of people turned out at the Independence Park here for a back-to-school treat and health fair staged by the Rotary Club of... Read More

Barita celebrates 40th anniversary

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Led by chair and founder Rita Humphries-Lewin — a former chair of the Jamaica Stock Exchange — financial service providers Barita Investments, established in 1977, and Barita Unit Trusts, 1993, hosted clients and other stakeholders at a cocktail reception at the historic Bellefield... Read More

Jamaica Bridal Expo for MoBay Convention Centre

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — The sixth staging of Jamaica Bridal Expo, western Jamaica's premier bridal showcase, kicks off tomorrow at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James. Read More

Rotary Club of MoBay East hosts prostate cancer screening

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Rotary Club of Montego Bay East is partnering with the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) to host its seventh staging of prostate cancer screening, set for the Meeting Place in the resort city next Monday, from 6:00 am to 2:00pm. Read More

PHOTO: Let's celebrate

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Over 1,000 volunteers participated in International Coastal Clean up Day activities at 10 locations across Montego Bay on Saturday, September 16, collecting 7,471pounds of garbage. Among the sites cleaned by the students and organisations — including the Sandals Foundations, Jamaica... Read More

JPS fights back

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — With losses amounting to over US$7 million within the past 12 months due to electricity theft in the parishes of Hanover and St James, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is warning that people involved in the illegal activity will be... Read More

PHOTO: Messy!

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

The Jamaica Observer West's roving photographer spotted this pile-up of garbage along Harbour Street in the resort town of Montego Bay on Tuesday. Some business operators in the area say the receptacle at the location is inadequate to accommodate the large volume of garbage that is deposited... Read More

PLCA directors must step down

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Based on the ruling by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the agreement by all the football stakeholders that Montego Bay United (MBU) must be paid all the monies owed by the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) from last year, it should be a given that Carvel... Read More

Photo: On the go

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

St James High's national under-20 player Calwayne Allen (right) manages to get away from Cornwall College's Michael Heaven in Saturday's ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup Zone A top-of-the-table clash at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Both players scored in the game, but Heaven's second-half goal made the... Read More

All set for CUMI Come Run

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

It's all systems go for the sixth staging of the annual Tryall Club CUMI Come Run scheduled for this Saturday at the historic 18-hole Tryall Golf Club in Hanover. Read More


Thursday, September, 21 2017    

THURSDAY, September 21Exotic Thursdays@ SundazeBar & GrillGloucester Ave, Montego BayTime: 10:00 pm Heineken All Star Thursdays@ MargaritavilleGloucester Ave, Montego BayAdm: Free Read More

Bunting suggests joint force should select zones of special operations

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 15 2017    

MOUNT SALEM, St James — In a bid to rule out partisan influence, Opposition spokesperson on national security Peter Bunting is suggesting that, instead of the National Security Council, the joint forces should select areas to be declared zones of special operations... Read More


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