Western News

10 arrested after assault rifle, shotguns seized in St James

Friday, September, 15 2017    

TEN people are now in police custody after lawmen yesterday seized five illegal firearms on Ducketts Road in Cambridge, St James.The Police have not yet released the names of those arrested. Read More

Oralee Jackson is JN scholar for Westmoreland

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Oralee Jackson is no ordinary child; the 12-year-old has been an avid reader from she was three years old, a pastime that has served her well in becoming a top performer in this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Read More

Counselling and mediation centre for Ulster Spring

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Councillor for the Ulster Spring Division in Trelawny, Dr Pauline Foster, has announced that the Ulster Spring Resource Centre will be officially opened on Monday, October 2. Read More

Itel-BPO hosts Expo 2017 Industry Showcase

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Itel-BPO Smart Solutions at Montego Freeport, threw open the doors of its newly built, ultra-modern 70,000-square-feet call centre headquarters last Thursday, hosting the Montego Bay Chamber and Commerce and Industry and its guests for the Expo 2017 Industry... Read More

Jourdaine Fletcher scores first goal for San Jacinto South Junior College

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Montego Bay, St JamesFormer Cornwall College daCosta Cup football star Jourdaine Fletcher has scored his first goal for San Jacinto South Junior College in their 5-1 win over Paris Junior College to take their record on the season to one win and one loss. Read More

Sandals South Coast hosts After Midnite's 'Story Behind the Songs'

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) last week welcomed countrymusic fans to Sandals South Coast for the resort company's 'Story Behind the Songs' concert event. Read More

Bogue Hill gets $15m resource centre

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Member of Parliament for St James West Central Marlene Malahoo Forte has highlighted the need for residents to utilise their community centres. Read More

Ken Boothe pleases at 'Sunday Sip'

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Veteran singer Ken Boothe took fans down memory lane recently during the inaugural staging of the Island Smokehouse's 'Sunday Sip' concert on Montego Bay's 'Hip Strip'. Read More

Get them!

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Recently assigned commander of the Westmoreland Police Division, Superintendent Lanford Salmon has vowed to capture gangsters who have been tarnishing the reputation of the parish, now classified as the third-bloodiest of the 19 police divisions. Read More

Spot Valley on top

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

HOLLAND, Trelawny - Spot Valley High will go after back-to-back wins this afternoon when they travel to Holland High in Trelawny in one of three games scheduled in Zone C of the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup schoolboys football competition. Read More

Children live what they learn

With Paul Reid | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Schoolboy football – the daCosta Cup and Manning Cup – easily commands the most attention on Jamaica's sporting calendar, and rivals even the uber intensity of the five-day Boys' and Girls' National Athletics Championship. Read More

Two PNP members eye Kellier's seat

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 10 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — At least two People's National Party (PNP) members are expressing interest in replacing veteran politician Derrick Kellier in the constituency of St James Southern, should he decide to quit representational politics. Read More

Top schools eyeing daCosta Cup crown

Saturday, September, 9 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The 2017 ISSA/ Flow daCosta Cup schoolboys football season kicks off this afternoon, with 87 schools from 13 parishes gunning for a place in the final on December 1. Read More

Joy Crooks to leave CUMI after 25 years

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 7 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James  Read More

Cambridge Youth Club gets USAID $1.3m grant

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 7 2017    

CAMBRIDGE, St James — As lotto scamming takes root in several communities across western Jamaica, President of the Cambridge Police Youth Club, Oneil Gordon, says his club is willing to mentor individuals from the community who may be involved in the illicit... Read More


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