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Trelawny Police Division awards members for outstanding performance
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The hierarchy of Trelawny Police Division awarded three policemen assigned to the division for exemplary service at an awards ceremony held at the divisional headquarters in Falmouth last Thursday.... Read More

EU lauded for funding $45-million Mount Salem Police Station, other projects
MOUNT SALEM, St James - Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other stakeholders have commended the European Union (EU) for funding the construction of the new Mount Salem Police Station under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund's (JSIF) Poverty Reduction...... Read More

Congrats to Gayle, now let the work begin
Congratulations are in order for the new president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, after his comprehensive win at the polls over iconic Olympic champion Donald Quarrie at the annual general meeting (AGM) held at the National Arena on...... Read More


BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 3 2020    

MOUNT SALEM, St James - Delroy Fray, the clinical coordinator for the State-run Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, has expressed concern over the increase in COVID-19 and gunshot wound cases that are turning up for treatment at the Type A... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 3 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The restart of basketball competitions in western Jamaica could be at least another five months away as the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) awaits a response to their competition protocols from the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Read More

Giving a helping hand

Thursday, December, 3 2020    

Lieutenant Governor for Zone 3 Optimist clubs Natanish Hines (left) presents a cheque for $75,000 to Denetra Tucker-Steele, mother of Akeela Steele, towards her daughter’s bone marrow transplant. Read More

Fury after motorcyclist killed in Manchester crash

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 30 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Tempers flared yesterday as residents of Battersea in Mandeville expressed anger after one of their own, a motorcyclist, was killed in a crash on the Winston Jones Highway. Read More

Christmas trees from the breadbasket parish

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large, South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 30 2020    

SOUTHFIELD, St Elizabeth — All his life, Edward Richards has been fascinated by trees.That's one reason he joined the State-run Forestry Department in 1977 as a 23-year-old, staying put for 43 years until March this year when he retired. Read More

Manchester Custos condemns Chin-you's murder

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 29 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Custos of Manchester Garfield Green has joined those condemning the murder of businesswoman Marcia Chin-you, even as police here are reporting further progress in their investigation into Thursday's stabbing death of the 63-year-old. Read More

Portland businessman hopes for quick tourism revival

Sunday, November, 29 2020    

“Battered and bruised” by the fallout from the novel coronavirus, which has basically crippled every sector locally, businessman Telef “Peter” Hall is optimistic about a revival in tourism for his beloved Port Antonio. Read More

Archbishop Dufour goes back into the field

Sunday, November, 29 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former Roman Catholic bishop of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Montego Bay, the Most Rev Charles Henry Dufour, who has retired as the archbishop emeritus of Kingston, was back in the field carrying out priestly duties in Above Rocks, St Catherine,... Read More

No Christmas grand market in MoBay

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 28 2020    

MONTEGO Bay Mayor Leeroy Williams says there will be no grand market in the second city next month as COVID-19 cases climb steadily in the western end of the island. Read More

Gov't calling out National Reserve

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Saturday, November, 28 2020    

MOUNT SALEM, St James — The Government says it is calling out the Jamaica National Reserve to enhance the security forces' presence in communities islandwide in a push back against increasing criminal activities. Read More

Speid slams principals who have returned to school

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 27 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Owen Speid has slammed some principals who he has accused of trying to look better than their peers by going out to school despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, thus putting the lives of others at risk. Read More


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