Western News

MoBay's Finest unearthing new talents

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The second staging in the series MoBay's Finest brought out young and upcoming talents from Montego Bay, delivering songs across various genres to an appreciative audience inside Music Lounge two Saturdays ago. Read More


Thursday, June, 14 2018    

ORANGE, St James — Cambridge Primary and St Mary's Prep were crowned champions of the Scotiabank St James Primary and Prep s chools c ricket competition on Monday, after beating Catherine Hall Primary and St... Read More

'Give unto MoBay its due'

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Winston Lawson has called on Government to expedite planned projects for the tourist resort city, which, he said, has been making a sterling contribution to the national... Read More

Build Expo attracts scores of exhibitors, patrons

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

The second staging of the annual Build Expo & Conference attracted several exhibitors and hundreds of patrons at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James, from June 8-11. Read More

Hopewell Chargers move on

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

LUCEA, Hanover — Hopewell Chargers moved into the second round of the Hanover Football Association's Island Lux Beach Park/Negril & Ian Hayles Western Hanover CDF Hanover FA Knock-out Competition on Monday after beating Mt Pelier DC 7-6 in sudden— death... Read More

Sport Diary — June 12-18

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

TODAY JUNE 12Western Basketball Association EBLGranville Jaguars vs Cricket Club Knights— MBCC — 6:15 pmLucea Flames vs Inner-city Avalanche— MBCC — 8:00 pm Read More

Painted set to transform Negril into 'Land of Imaginations'

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Plans are in high gear for the eight staging of Painted, one of the most anticipated events in the resort town of Negril, which is set to unfold at Cayenne Beach on June 30. Read More

PHOTO: Big Buss winner

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

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Dolla Financial Services signs up for inaugural, Jamaica International Beauty Expo

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Organisers of the inaugural Jamaica International Beauty Expo (JIBE) has signed Dolla Financial Services as the 'presenting sponsor' of the event, which being promoted as the ultimate convergence of stakeholders in the beauty and wellness industry. JIBE is... Read More

Mobile Reserve West to be established in MoBay

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — In an effort to increase security presence in western Jamaica, the g overnment will be setting-up a permanent branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Mobile Reserve unit in Montego Bay. Read More

'Quantum leap'

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 8 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke has described last week's approval by Cabinet of a set of guidelines for the nomination, selection and appointment of board members to public sector bodies as “a quantum leap in the governance... Read More

Sandals teams with Real Madrid for kiddies clinics

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Friday, June, 8 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Fifty Jamaican children under the age of 13 years and 30 coaches will benefit from a collaboration between Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Spanish football giants Real Madrid after the joint announcement of a five-day clinic to be held in Jamaica in... Read More

Mentorship programme launched at Spot Valley High to curb indiscipline

Thursday, June, 7 2018    

SPOT VALLEY, St James — The Spot Valley High School in St James has launched a mentorship programme for students, many of whom are from the so-called 'troubled' communities in the parish, in an effort to address indiscipline at the school, and in general the... Read More

Westmoreland records drop in road fatalities

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, June, 7 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Despite last week's two motorcycle collision which resulted in the death of four people in Westmoreland, the parish is enjoying a 73 per cent reduction in road fatalities since the start of the year. In fact, the parish is seeing 83 per cent fewer road deaths... Read More


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