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'Remove it!'

RESIDENTS in Water Valley, St Ann, are calling for the removal of a pond built by Noranda Bauxite in the community following the death of 10-year-old Rajaun Brown late last month. Read More

Buff Bay athletics coach laments lack of resources
HEAD coach at Buff Bay High Kevin Brown is convinced that access to greater resources for his school would lead to improved showing at various track and field championships.... Read More

'Help us'
Buff Bay High head boy and high jumper Raymond Richards clears the rope during training at the school on THursday. (Photo: Jason Tulloch)... Read More

Announcement of new Port Maria police station 'big motivation' for cops
Sub-officer in charge of the Port Maria Police Station Sergeant Rochelle McGibbon-Scott says the new multimillion, four-storey police station to be constructed in the St Mary capital is one of the “biggest motivational factors” for herself and...... Read More


BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 17 2020    

WITH 117 sexual offences reported in the parish of St Mary last year commanding officer for the police division Superintendent Bobette Morgan-Simpson is issuing a stern warning to offenders that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law when caught. Read More

Tesori Brands opens headquarters in Jamaica

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Sunday, February, 16 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Jewellery manufacturing and distribution company, Tesori Brands was officially launched at a function held recently at the Whitter Village in Montego Bay. At the launch, Tesori Brands also opened its flagship jewellery store, BYTESORI. Read More

Making the 'Wright' moves

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Danesha Wright recalls that a spark was ignited within her when her church started a dance ministry. At the time, she was just seven years old. Read More

Hanover Drop-in Centre transforming lives

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — Less than a year after Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie opened the Hanover Drop-in Centre in Lucea, which is geared towards rehabilitating and reintegrating homeless residents of the parish through various programmes, the... Read More

$300 million water supply project for St James

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

SOMERTON, St James — Ground was broken last week in St James East Central for the construction of a 300,000 gallon water storage tank, which represents the initial phase of the $300-million Canaan/ Adelphi Water Supply System. Read More

Beenie Man thrills Falmouth at Children of Icons concert

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — King of the Dancehall Beenie Man produced a majestic display of showmanship during a well-received performance as he brought the curtains down on the Children of Icons and Emerging Artistes Concert held here in historic Water Square Saturday... Read More

PHOTO: Moving ahead

Thursday, February, 13 2020    

Cornwall College's Tedre Butt (right) leads his heat of the high school boys' 110m hurdles at last Saturday's 42nd staging of the Milo Western Relays at GC Foster Sports College in Angels, St Catherine. Read More

On Track!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former champions Wadadah FC and Falmouth United are on course to qualify for the mid-season final of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation/Charley's JB Rum Super League as they lead their respective zones going into this weekend's final set... Read More

Do more

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — As the Georgian town of Falmouth marks its 250 years of existence, several stakeholders are complaining that while there have been investments in the town in recent years, the majority of residents are not benefiting. Read More

Sports Diary — Februaury 13

Thursday, February, 13 2020    

TODAYCOCAA Girls' Western Champs elimination - @ Rusea's High- 9:00 am ISSA Western Conference Girls' Open BasketballWilliam Knibb Memorial vs Mt Alvernia High @ Herbert Morrison - 1:30 pm Read More

Falmouth Saints, Knights search for more wins in NBL

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Falmouth Saints will be trying to make it three consecutive wins while Cricket Club Knights will be hoping for back-to-back victories when they face Rae Town Raptures and Central Celtics, respectively, in a National Basketball League Super 12 round... Read More


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