Manchester Co-op Credit Union awards $1.9 million to students

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The central Jamaica-based Manchester Co-operative Credit Union (MCCU) has this year awarded grants to 29 students totalling $1.9 million to assist them with their secondary and tertiary level education. Read More

Charity and friendship for Manchester Infirmary, Ebenezer Home
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Overseas-based nurse Stravina Thomas says she has always wanted to help the “less fortunate”. That's why she became a nurse in the first place.... Read More

Jamalco awards $11.88 million in scholarships/grants
HALSE HALL, Clarendon — Bauxite/alumina company Jamalco recently awarded $11.88 million dollars in scholarships and grants to 60 tertiary students through its education assistance programme. ... Read More

As part of an ongoing islandwide mosquito control programme, health workers (seen here) recently marched through Mandeville as part of a campaign to highlight the dangers posed by mosquito-borne diseases and the need for Jamaicans to play their part in eradicating the pest. There were similar...... Read More


Monday, August, 26 2019    

The North St Elizabeth Cane Farmers Association recently provided 10 grants worth $20,000 each to students about to enter high schools. The students will be attending Lacovia High, Maggotty High, Black River High, Munro College, Manchester High, Bishop Gibson High, and St Elizabeth... Read More

Never give up, students told

Monday, August, 26 2019    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Sujae Boswell and Sacavia Henry have a fair deal in common.Both sprung from poor homes with mothers working their fingers to the bone to support their children. Read More

Warming up!

Monday, August, 26 2019    

After a slow start to the 2019 track and field season Omar McLeod, native of Sanguinetti, northern Clarendon, in Central Jamaica showed pleasing form ahead of next month's IAAF World Championships winning the 110m hurdles at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham, England,... Read More


Monday, August, 26 2019    

1) Saturday August 31Kendal Crash CommemorationCandlelight VigilKendal Missionary ChurchKendalManchester — 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (2) Sunday September 1 Read More

PHOTO: School vibes!

Monday, August, 26 2019    

Students, parents, teachers turned out in large numbers at the Alpart Sports Club earlier this month for the annual back-to-school awards function facilitated by JISCO/Alpart, the Alpart Community Council and its business arm, EVC. $20 million is being allocated this year for support to 2,500... Read More

Ed Bartlett cites educational assistance to students his greatest accomplishment

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 22 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite his many accolades, including the World's Best Tourism Minister award, executive member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Edmund Bartlett has singled out the provision of educational grants to students in his St James East Central... Read More

Sandals, Beaches Negril team members delight at cook-offs

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Guests and team members at Sandals and Beaches Negril resorts witnessed a very exciting and competitive event recently, as chefs, cooks and cooking enthusiasts squared off in culinary competitions at both properties. Read More

Montego Bay Convention Centre hosts Jehovah's Witnesses 'Love Never Fails' conventions

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

ROSE HALL, St James — Scores of Jehovah's Witnesses from western Jamaica and other parts of the island, as well as Europe, the USA and Canada, will tomorrow begin the final in a series of three-day conventions that began last weekend at Montego Bay Convention Centre in... Read More

Back-to-school events across the west

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

Over the last few weeks there have been a number of activities across the western region to assist parents as they prepare their children for the new academic year, which begins next on Monday, September 2. Read More

Fund-raising through food and wine

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Scores of patrons decked in white flocked the pristine white sands of the Boardwalk Village in the resort town of Negril last Saturday for the fourth staging of the Negril Chamber of Commerce's International Food and Wine event. Read More

Deep Concentration

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

Dennis Allen (right) and his Strike Force partner Hezron Whyn (second left) engage Shawn Bird (left) and his teammate Mark Coates of Fighter Jet in their Western Jamaica Domino Association Charley's JB Overproof Rum-sponsored Premiere League game at Pecus Lawn on Barnett St, Montego Bay last... Read More


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