Big Plans!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 27 2018    

CATHERINE HALL, St James — The Montego Bay Sports Complex could be getting an overhaul starting early next year as the St James Municipal Council seeks to expand the present offerings of the facility from only football and track and field to other sporting... Read More

Western Ja set to ring in New Year in style

BY ACEION CUNNINGHM Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 27 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Partygoers in the resort city of Montego Bay preparing for New Year's Eve parties have their pick of top entertainment spots to choose from, with many entities offering all-inclusive events, party favours plus other innovative offerings to ring in the New... Read More

Second staging better than first…more to come

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 27 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — The second staging of the Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic NCAA men's basketball tournament surpassed the first staging “and is a good omen for what is to come” stated Jacob Ridenhour, the executive director of the three-day event held recently at the... Read More

Police confident that Hanover will continue to be peaceful in 2019

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 27 2018    

LUCEA, Hanover — Deputy superintendent (DSP) in charge of the Hanover Police Division Sharon Beeput is optimistic that the parish is going to continue to be peaceful in the new year. Read More

Montego Bay Convention staff fetes SOS Children's Village children, employees

Thursday, December, 27 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — The SMG Montego Bay Convention Centre hosted over 80 children and employees from the SOS Children's Village Barrett Town for a Christmas luncheon at the centre last week Wednesday. Read More

Hip Strip 27-12-2018

Thursday, December, 27 2018    

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Yuletide scenes

Thursday, December, 27 2018    


Coopers Pen, Falmouth United, Duanvale, Salt Marsh advance to TFA KO semis

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 27 2018    

COOPERS PEN, Trelawny — Coopers Pen FC were the only semi-finalists from last season to survive the second round of the Trelawny Football Association's Victor Wright Knockout, as both finalists from last season were beaten on Sunday. Read More

MBU, Reno end year at bottom of Premier League points standings

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, December, 27 2018    

MONTGEO BAY, St James — Western-based clubs Montego Bay United (MBU) and FC Reno find themselves in the bottom three of the Red Stripe Premier League after both had underwhelming seasons thus far with victories few and far between. Read More

Hang Them!

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December, 27 2018    

MARCH PEN, Hanover —Family members of the six people who were wiped out during a brutal attack at their home by gunmen here three years ago, are adamant that the two persons recently convicted for the bloodbath should have gone to the gallows. Read More

Brisk Shopping

Thursday, December, 27 2018    

Shoppers hunt for bargains in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, on Monday, the final day for shopping before Christmas Day. Read More

Portland families get early Christmas gifts

Monday, December, 24 2018    

ON December 16, Herboo Corporation Limited visited 18 families in Port Antonio, Portland, where groceries were distributed as part of the start-up company's Christmas project. Here are some highlights: Read More

Diamond residents to be relocated in 2019

Monday, December, 24 2018    

IF Member of Parliament for Portland Western Daryl Vaz has his way, residents of Diamond, an informal settlement in Buff Bay, will be relocated to the Lennox community by next year. Read More

St Mary shines

Monday, December, 24 2018    

Owen Speid (left), president-elect, Jamaica Teachers' Association, presents the Principal of the Year Finalist plaque to Evorine Henry-Tracey, principal at Brimmer Vale High School in St Mary, during the 2018 LASCO Ministry of Education, Youth & Information Teacher and Principal of... Read More

10 years no job …now entrepreneur

BY KIMONE EDWARDS Observer writer | Monday, December, 24 2018    

FOR more than 10 years, Bellinda Hall sat at home doing nothing. She was unemployed and destitute.That changed, however, when the 43-year-old woman said sat back and remembered how diligently her mother worked to put food on the table. Read More


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