Western News

PHOTO: Off to Morgan State University

Thursday, August, 24 2017    

Cornwall College high jumper Kobe Jordan Rhooms (left) left the island recently to take up a track and field scholarship at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Rhooms, photographed with his mother Kerry-Ann Rigg-Rhooms at Sangster International Airport, has represented the in island... Read More

Campbell is new western referee president

Thursday, August, 24 2017    

Paul Campbell of Trelawny is the new chairman of the Western Referees Group after a one-vote win over Recordo Sailsman at a meeting held at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday. Read More

Coaches hail Caribbean Hoopfest

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 24 2017    

The third Caribbean Hoopfest that was held at the Montego Bay Community College last weekend has been commended by the three overseas coaches who were involved in the event, won by Team NYC out of New York. Read More

PHOTO: Happy 30th Pier 1

Thursday, August, 24 2017    

Pier 1, one of Montego Bay's well-known eatery and entertainment spot, which was recently awarded the Mayor's Special award for commerce, entertainment and eatery, is celebrating 30 years of existence this year. The celebrations climaxed on Tuesday night when Pier 1 rolled out the red carpet for... Read More

Grave concern!

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 24 2017    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny —  Concerns are mounting that some of the cemeteries in the parish of Trelawny are running out of burial space. Read More

Kemteck to construct 900 houses in Trelawny

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Over 100 people have so far gained employment on the first phase of Stonebrook Manor, a planned gated community which, when complete, will consist of roughly 900 housing units. Read More

Photo: Narrow escape

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

A wrecker pulls a car from a gully along the Haddo main road in Westmoreland last Thursday. The driver reportedly said he was driving at a slow pace when he fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle. He sustained minor injuries in the incident, which caused a pile-up of traffic along the... Read More

Maude McLeod High withdraws from daCosta Cup

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

DARLISTON, Westmoreland  Read More

2017 IAAF World Champs

With Paul Reid | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

To say the results of the IAAF World Championships that ended in London on Sunday was disappointing from a Jamaican perspective is to put it mildly. Read More

Photo: Cleaning up

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

Workmen clean a drain in the Railway Gardens area of Montego Bay earlier this week. The massive draincleaning operation, which started on Monday in the innercity community, is spearheaded by Councillor for the Montego Bay South Division Richard Vernon. (Photo:Alan Lewin) Read More

75 Hanover students receive scholarships valued at US$80,000 from Tryall Fund

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

TRYALL, Hanover — Some 75 students from Hanover last week received scholarships valued at over US$80,000 under the Tryall Fund Scholarship programme.The award ceremony was held at the Tryall Club and Villa in the parish. Read More

Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise donates incubators valued at $6.5m to CRH

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

 The paediatric department at the ailing Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James was recently presented with 10 incubators valued at over $6.5 million by the Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise. Read More

Trelawny 50-over competition bowls off

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

After a 16-year absence, the Trelawny Cricket Association (TCA) has restarted its domestic 50-over competition in the parish. Read More

Trelawny leads island in property tax collection — Harrison

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Trelawny Municipal Corporation is reporting that the parish is leading in property tax collection islandwide for this financial year. According to acting chief executive officer for the corporation, Andrew Harrison, up to July 22 some $164 million of the... Read More

Sandals, SDC partner for 'Start Up X'

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

Sandals Resorts in the Montego Bay region and its philanthropic arm, the Sandals Foundation, have partnered with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) COMET II and the Social Development Commission (SDC) to execute the second phase of its entrepreneurship training... Read More


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