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High Court judge urges public not to shirk jury duty

DUNCANS, Trelawny — High Court Judge Justice Sharon George is reminding members of the public who are summoned to act as jurors that they should not shirk the civil responsibility which plays an integral part in the disposal of court matters in the justice... Read More

Students at Chetwood Primary appointed
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Over 50 students at Chetwood Memorial Primary School in Montego Bay have been trained as Internet safety monitors.... Read More

More social intervention programmes coming for high-crime areas in western Jamaica
MONTEGO BAY, St James — High crime areas in western Jamaica are to be targeted this year as the government ramps up its social intervention programmes in 20 communities across the island.... Read More

Hanover councillors support Hopewell lockdown
HOPEWELL, Hanover — The Hanover Municipal Corporation has given its support to the recent decision by the Hanover Police to place the Hopewell district in the parish “under police lockdown”. ... Read More

NCB upgrades Baywest branch, relocates St James Street

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Executives at National Commercial Bank (NCB) say their multimillion-dollar investment to refurbish its Baywest location in Montego Bay is yet another signal that demonstrates their commitment to the development of western Jamaica. Read More

Wrong reason!

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 21 2019    

LUCEA, Hanover — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is facing harsh and intense criticism from People's National Party (PNP) councillors at the Hanover Municipal Corporation over a town-hall meeting scheduled for today in Lucea, which they say is expected to focus on obesity,... Read More

Sip and paint

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

Banker and ‘birthday girl’ Saudia Jenkins (stooping, second left) is joined by a host of co-workers and friends as they display their paintings after a ‘sip and paint’ session which formed part of her birthday celebrations at 100 MoBay recently. Read More

Record-breaking jump

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

Rusea's High's Nia Robinson makes her record-breaking jump, setting a new COCAA Western Champs Class 2 girls long jump record on Saturday at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex when she jumped 5.86m to beat the nine year-old mark of 5.75m held by Rochelle Farquharson of STETHS. It was... Read More

FIA stages successful 5K Colour Walk/Run

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

Over 300 people, aged three years to 69, participated in the inaugural staging of the Fairfield International Academy (FIA) 5K Colour Run/Walk in Ironshore, St James, last Sunday. Read More

Struggling MBU host Cavalier in crucial RSPL third round game

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 21 2019    

TUCKER, St James — The stakes will be high on Sunday when embattled Montego Bay United (MBU) host title contenders Cavalier FC in their third round Red Stripe Premier League game at Wes p ow Park, starting at... Read More

Mt Alvernia, Herbert Morrison meet in crucial girls' basketball game

Thursday, February, 21 2019    

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Mt Alvernia High and Herbert Morrison Technical will put their respective three-game winning start on the line today when they meet in a crucial ISSA Western Conference Girls' Open basketball game at Muschett High in... Read More

Ocho Rios Primary students train in online safety

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Forty students from Ocho Rios Primary School in St Ann have been trained to act as online safety monitors, both at school and in their respective communities. Read More

St Ann, St Mary schools celebrate World Read Aloud Day

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Every year, on World Read Aloud Day people all around the world read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Read More

Sweet victory

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Kerrisan Lawrence's hat-trick guided Titchfield High to a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Port Antonio High, as the Portland Football Association Ann Marie Vaz Women's League got under way last Tuesday. Read More

'Help Leroy'

Monday, February, 18 2019    

LEROY Barton desperately wants to get to Kingston. His life depends on it.The 61-year-old St Mary man has been afflicted with a large facial tumour and urgently needs medical attention. However, he has no money; he has no family and he has no friend. Read More



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