Tourism boost set for Falmouth

FALMOUTH, Trelawny— Hotel room stock in Trelawny is projected to grow by 12,000 in the next three years, which places the parish on track to boast the most hotel rooms in the region, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. Read More

Boys in alleged bus conductor attack remanded
THE three teenagers who allegedly attacked a bus conductor in Hanover last week were yesterday remanded when they appeared in the Children's Court Division of the Hanover Parish Court.... Read More

Jaguars roar to top spot in NBL-Western
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Granville Jaguars secured the top spot in the semi-finals of the NBL-Western Conference on Thursday after blowing away last-placed Inner-City Avalanche by 33 points (74-41) in their second-round game at the Montego Bay Cricket...... Read More

Sandals Negril's cook Royno Ricketts reveals growth recipe
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — “It doesn't matter where you start. What matters is where you end up, and that is up to you, ” said Royno Ricketts, a 27-year-old cook at Sandals Negril.... Read More

Students donate $100,000 to Cornwall Regional Hospital

Thursday, March, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The children's ward at the ailing Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) received a shot in the arm from a $100,000-donation from Unique Events. Unique Events represents the management class of the University of the West Indies, Open Campus in Montego Bay. The... Read More

Rotary Club of Sav recognises outstanding Westmoreland residents

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 15 2018    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar recently hosted a community and vocational awards ceremony in which eight outstanding citizens of the parish of Westmoreland were honoured. Read More

MoBay City run donates $500,000 to four early childhood institutions

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, March, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Four early childhood institutions in western Jamaica are now fully certified after meeting the standards of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) following receipt of funding totalling $500,000 from the proceeds of the 2017 staging of the MoBay City Run. Read More

THE RACE IS ON

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, March, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Campaigning for the top post of president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is expected to heat up over the next month as three individuals have so far thrown their hats into the ring to replace current president TShura Gibbs when the... Read More

UTech student wows audience with avant garde designs

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, March, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Patrons who turned up for Maxwell Royalty's Spring Tea Party and Fashion Show at the Montego Bay River Gardens, Portobello, St James, Saturday night, were wowed by the creativity of designer Saffron Maxwell, a University of Technology,... Read More

Granville seek to top NBL-Western Conference

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, March, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Granville Jaguars can secure the top spot in the semi-finals of the NBL-Western Conference today when they play Inner-city Avalanche in a second-round game at the Montego Bay Cricket Club starting at 6:15 pm. Read More

Last chance for MBU

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, March, 15 2018    

TUCKER, St James — If they are to maintain their slim hopes of making it to the play-offs in the Red Stripe Premier League, two-time champions Montego Bay United (MBU) must win their game against regular-season champions Portmore United at Wes p ow... Read More

Faulkland, RYouths set to advance

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Faulkland FC and Reggae Youths, mid-season finalists could secure their places in the semi-finals of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation/Charley's JB Rum Super League when third0-round action continues on Saturday. Read More

Community Colleges meet on the track this Saturday

Thursday, March, 15 2018    

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Two western-based community colleges, Bethlehem and Montego Bay, will be among the 10 institutions that will be seeking honours at the third staging of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica track and field and cheerleading championships at the... Read More

Western Sports Diary

Thursday, March, 15 2018    

March 15-21 2018 TODAYTrelawny FA Grandeur Transport/Monymusk Rums Major LeagueGranville United vs Invaders SC- Bounty Hall Comm Centre — 3:30 pmKinloss FC vs Rio Bueno FC — Kinloss Comm Centre — 3:30 pm Read More

Non-stop flights between Switzerland, Jamaica soon

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 12 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James —Jamaica is getting closer to a start-up of regular non-stop flights with Switzerland, one of the major developments coming out of the current ITB global tourism trade show in Berlin, Germany, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said. Read More



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