Negril welcomes US$2.7-m private hospital

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Members of the Negril community have welcomed the planned construction of the US$2.7-million Omega Medical Ambulatory Care Centre in the resort town. Read More

Five-time cancer survivor Pat Wright launches first book
MONTEGO BAY, St James — After years of pondering about publishing her life story, fashion designer, restaurant owner, cancer survivor and now author, Donna “Pat” Wright, celebrated her debut novel, The Wright Life at her book launch...... Read More

Desperate MBU seek first win at home against Waterhouse in RSPL
TUCKER, St James — Montego Bay United are hoping to snap a six-game winless run when they host Waterhouse FC at WesPow Park on Sunday as the first round of the Red Stripe Premier League comes to a close.... Read More

Different Strokes goes 'Yardie Style'
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Promoters of Negril's signature retro party series, the Charley's JB Overproof Rum-sponsored Different Strokes, has dubbed Saturday's staging of the event set for Cayenne Beach in the resort town “Yardie Style”.... Read More


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

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — A firefighter assigned to the Negril Fire Station in Westmoreland, has called on the authorities and stakeholders in the resort town for help in addressing a number of issues that are having a negative impact on the professional men and women and the service... Read More


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

CATHERINE HALL, St James — “Relief,” was the first word from Cornwall College's striker Aiden Jokomba after his double on Saturday night to lead his school to a 2-0 win over Camperdown High and booked a place in tomorrow' semi-finals of the ISSA Champions Cup all-island... Read More

New home for Lennox Lewis League of Champions camps

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

HOPEWELL, Hanover — Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation camps now has a new home at the $80 million Hopewell Sports and Community Centre, which was opened last week. Read More

Sport Diary — Nov 15

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

FRIDAY, November 16COCAA Cross-country championships-Petersfield High 9:00am NCAA Men's basketball- Montego Bay Convention CentreAustin Peay vs Central Connecticut -11:30am Read More

PHOTO: Chinese donate textbooks to Trelawny nursing institute

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

Nicole Hoo Fatt, vice-president, Chinese Benevolent Association (CBA), points out a feature of this textbook on nursing to Ray Anthony McFarlane, representative of A Gentle Touch of Care Training Institute in Falmouth, Trelawny. The book was one in a collection of 25 donated by the CBA to the... Read More

Big support for Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, November, 12 2018    

OVER 5000 students from across the island, along with their teachers and parents, attended the 19th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival in Brown's Town, St Ann, last Thursday. Read More

Showcasing Discovery Bay

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, November, 12 2018    

RETIRED teacher Evadne Scarlett last month partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Discovery Bay to put on Discovery Bay's first small business exposition. Read More

Celebrating JAMAICA

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Teachers at Bethesda Basic School in Portland, Yanique White (left) and Donnalea Brown (right), interact with students on Jamaica Day. (Photo: Everard Owen) Read More

Maroon herbalist breaks down the bush

Monday, November, 12 2018    

MANY Jamaicans opt to use alternative medicine to treat both communicable and non-communicable diseases when diagnosed or to use it to complement conventional medicine. Read More

PHOTO: Maroons today

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Charles Town Maroon Acting Colonel Marcia Douglas shows off the Asafu yard. This is where Maroon business is conducted. Read More

The Charles Town Maroons today

Monday, November, 12 2018    

THE Charles Town Maroons occupied Crawford Town high in the Blue Mountains before signing the peace treaty with the British when they moved down to Charles Town on the Buff Bay River. They remain there today. The then leader of the group was Nanny's captain, Quao. Today they are led by... Read More


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