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Dave Wright memorial scholarship for STETHS students

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — A memorial scholarship has been established by family members of the late school bus operator Dave Wright — described as a “father figure” for many young people. Wright died in February of this year. Read More

Mandeville councillor wants more sidewalks, safety for pedestrians
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Councillor for the Mandeville Division at Mandeville Municipal Corporation, Jones Oliphant (PNP) is lobbying for more sidewalks in and around Mandeville and for existing pedestrian crosswalks to be repaired.... Read More

Motorcyclists under close police watch in Manchester
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are concerned about the increasing murders, robberies and accidents resulting from the use of motorcycles.... Read More

Getting set for Pan Chicken grand final
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Carlene Daley from Hibiscus Gardens, Manchester, and Alva Morrison from Corn Piece District in Clarendon, will be among those competing in the grand finale of PAN 2019, which takes place on Sunday, October 27 at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in St...... Read More

Bellefield High at 50

Monday, October, 21 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Bellefield High School wasn't only celebrating its 50th anniversary it also embraced the sacrifice and legacy of Jamaica's national heroes during a special function at the school last Wednesday. Read More

Contrasting triumphs for STETHS, B B Coke High

Monday, October, 21 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and B B Coke High advanced to the quarter-finals of the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition in contrasting style, at STETHS Sports Complex here Saturday (October 19). Read More

Joy for B B Coke

Monday, October, 21 2019    

B B Coke High from Junction, St Elizabeth advanced to the quarter-finals of the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup on the away goals rule when they defeated more-fancied opponents Lennon High 1-0 at the STETHS Sports Complex on Saturday. Lennon High had won the first leg of the twoway tie 2-1 in Clarendon. B... Read More

Finally... a bridge over troubled water

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 20 2019    

Only against the backdrop of the growing climate problem can one fully appreciate Jamaica's pristine rural landscape. The scenic ride to Chesterfield, St Mary last Wednesday, for the official opening of the newly erected Chesterfield Bridge was cause for reflection on the need for... Read More

Little London High principal says implementation of bike taxi ban successful

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

LITTLE LONDON, WestmorelandPrincipal of Little London High School Garfield James has hailed the implementation of the ban on students commuting to and from school on illegal bike taxis, which commenced on Monday as a major success. Read More

Police says Salt Spring benefiting from social intervention programmes

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Constable Shantel Watson of the St James Community Safety and Security Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says the fractured trust between the police and members of the Salt Spring community is being repaired through social intervention programmes... Read More

PAN 2019 finalist Natasha Williams says natural herbs, spices are her secret to success

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — When Westmoreland resident Natasha Williams received encouragement from her boyfriend Collin Grant to enter PAN 2019, little did she know that he had similar intentions.As fate would have it, both were competitors for their parish of Westmoreland and... Read More

Elite quick response bike squad begins training in MoBay

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Some 24 cops drawn from across western Jamaica have been selected to form a quick response team to police in and around Montego Bay, commenced a three-week training exercise in the resort city on Monday. Read More

St James doctor warns residents against becoming complacent in dengue fight

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Medical officer for St James, Dr Francine Phillips Kelly, has called on residents not to let up their guard in fight against dengue, as the parish continues to grapple with an increase in the number of suspected cases of... Read More

Fishing champs

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

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All set for Mayhem in Negril this Sunday

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Billed as the 'Caribbean's Favourite Water Party,' Mayhem Soaka Playground washes into the resort town of Negril this Sunday at Kool Runnings Adventure Park, with the vibes moving later on in the day to its official after party 'AftaMath', at Island Lux Beach Park,... Read More



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