Western News

Fewer volunteers show up but several projects completed in western Jamaica

Friday, May, 25 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Despite a lower turnout of volunteers than previous years, several projects were undertaken across western Jamaica on Wednesday — Labour Day. Read More

Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records arrives in MoBay

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

The city of Montego Bay welcomed Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records (UBT&R) on the city's famed Hip Strip (Gloucester Ave)with an official opening led by the man himself, Usain Bolt, last week Wednesday. Read More

Adventists rally to support grief-stricken Grange Hill community

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland — The inclement weather did not deter scores of Seventh-day Adventists from across western Jamaica from converging on the Grange Hill community recently. Read More

Pursue emotional and mental health with professional goals — Lisa Hanna

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Miss World 1993 and Member of Parliament for St Ann South Eastern, Lisa Hanna, has urged women to put their emotional and mental health first as they pursue their professional goals. Read More

Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records to add life to Hip Strip — MoBay businessmen

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Anticipation is high among business interests that the newly opened Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records (UBT&R) location in Montego Bay will add life to the entertainment scene along Gloucester Avenue, popularly known as the 'Hip... Read More

Super Star YC Hanover FA mid-season finals

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer5 | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

LUCEA, Hanover — Linford Galloway scored twice, including the winner in extra time, to lead Super Star YC to the Hanover Football Association's Island Lux Beach Park/Negril & MP Ian Hayles Western Hanover/CDF Major League, beating Mt Pelier DC 2-1 at Watson Taylor Park in... Read More

Hundreds turn out for MoBay Crab Fest

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite the threat of inclement weather, hundreds of patrons turned out for season-favourite MoBay Crab Festival at Pier One in Montego Bay, last Saturday. Read More

Out front

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Falmouth United and Duanvale FC both take leads into Sunday's return-leg semi-finals against Friendship FC and Coopers Pen FC, respectively, in the Trelawny Football Association Grandeur Transportation Services/Monymusk Rum Major League competition at the... Read More

Worrying sign

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Director of Safety and Security in the Ministry of Education, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Coleridge Minto, informed that the ministry's Region Four now holds the unenviable record for having the highest number of student dropouts in... Read More

West falls short in NBL

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Both western representatives fell short in the Jamaica Basketball Association National Basketball League (NBL) after they were beaten by Southern Conference teams in Sunday's quarter-finals. Read More

Buckingham Primary makes Western Primary Champs debut

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Buckingham Primary School in St James are the only newcomers to this year's 10th staging of the Western Primary Schools' Athletic Championship set for the Montego Bay Sports Complex over June 8-9. Read More

Jaguars, All-Stars hunt back-to back wins in WBA Elite League

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, May, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former champions Granville Jaguars and Catherine Hall All-Stars will be going after back-to-back wins today while Lucea Flames and Holland Saints will be making delayed debuts, as the Western Basketball Association Elite Basketball League continues with a... Read More

Sandals treats team members to 'Mad Hatter' tea party

Thursday, May, 17 2018    

Last Friday was no ordinary Friday at Sandals Resorts International as the team got fancy for the first ever Mad Hatter Tea Party held on the lawns of the company's headquarters in the resort city of Montego Bay. Read More

New Flanker Skills Training Institute a positive reality

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large WESTERN BUREAU cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 17 2018    

FLANKER, St James — Twenty-one-year-old Flanker resident Odene Johnson believes that the recent opening of the Flanker Skills Training Institute is going to be a game changer in diverting himself and other residents away from deviant behaviour. Read More

Sangster International Airport football team donates US$4,000 to charity

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 17 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James —The Poor Relief Department of the St James Municipal Corporation and the Good Shepherd Foundation were the recent beneficiaries of a combined donation of US$4,000 ($2,000 each) from the Sangster International Airport's football... Read More


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