PM reaffirms commitment to building MoBay bypass

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says studies are now being conducted for the construction of a bypass road around Montego Bay as he pressed home his commitment to address the acute traffic congestion issue in the resort city. Read More

Observer's 'Reading for Good' seminar lauded
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - The recently held Jamaica Observer “Reading Together for Good” seminar, held in Westmoreland, has been hailed as “a well needed success and a motivating” event, by those who attended.... Read More

Westmoreland Municipal Corporation launches $48-m water project
DARLISTON, Westmoreland - The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation recently launched a $48.3 million Local Government Adaptation to Climate Change project, aimed at improving local governance capacity in the parish.... Read More

Cop under probe in woman's death exonerated
LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland - The senior policeman who was being investigated by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Shantel Wright in june this year has been exonerated.... Read More

'Bury her here'

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

DUANVALE, Trelawny - Residents of this rural community are demanding that the body of their beloved late supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown, affectionately called Aunt V, be buried in the community's cemetery instead of being donated to the University of the West Indies... Read More

It's Island Bwoy

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Caymanian outfit Island Bwoy with a total of 800 points topped the 56th Annual Montego Bay Yacht Club International Marlin Tournament held last week in Montego Bay. Read More

Marion Hall promises 'powerful and mighty' performance at Come Celebrate Jesus

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James - When Minister Marion Hall, formerly dancehall artiste Lady Saw, takes the stage at Come Celebrate Jesus at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Saturday night for her debut gospel performance in western Jamaica, patrons should expect nothing less than... Read More

d'Cup heats up

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland - Today will be a big day for a number of western Jamaica schools which have hopes of qualifying for the revamped second round of the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition. Read More

Herbie retains Holland pre-season titles

Thursday, October, 5 2017    

HOLLAND, Trelawny - Herbert Morrison warmed up for the start of the defence of their ISSA Western Conference Under-16 and Under-19 titles by retaining both basketball titles on Friday at the Holland High School pre-season one day tournament played at the Martha Brae,... Read More

FC Reno seek to maintain unbeaten RSPL run

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

FROME, Westmoreland - FC Reno will be aiming to maintain their unbeaten run in the season when they host Humble Lion at Frome on Sunday, starting at 3:30pm, as the Red Stripe Premier League continues. Read More

JP pleased with professionalism of security forces in ZOSO

Saturday, September, 30 2017    

ST James Justice of the Peace (JP) Noel Hastings says he is pleased with the conduct of the joint security forces in the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO), noting that the residents' rights are being respected. Read More

New Falmouth tour guides to help curb harassment

Friday, September, 29 2017    

TEN newly appointed tour guides for the resort town of Falmouth, Trelawny, on Tuesday completed two weeks of training in Team Jamaica and tour guiding skills. Read More

Lucea Primary awards excellence, long service

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 28 2017    

ESHER, Hanover — The Lucea Primary School in Hanover, one of the oldest and preferred educational institutions, recently held its first staff appreciation and long service awards function for over 25 academic and ancillary staff members. Read More

Spend on books instead of hairstyles, pastor tells parents

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, September, 28 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Churches, Pastor Glen Samuels, has challenged mothers to set their priorities straight, arguing that instead of spending lavishly on things such as expensive hairstyles, they should... Read More

Rose Hall Great House hosts MoBay Chamber Expo 2017 showcase

Thursday, September, 28 2017    

ROSE HALL, St James — Rose Hall Developments Limited hosted guests of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Yello Media Group Expo 2017 Industry showcase on the lawns of the historic Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay last... Read More



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