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Quite a variety at Denbigh 2018

Monday, August, 13 2018    

The annual staging of the Jamaica Agricultural Society's premier showcase, the Denbigh Agricultural Show took place, as is usual, from August 4 – 6 at the Denbigh Showground in Clarendon. Read More

Emancipation vigil a celebration of 'spiritual freedom'

Monday, August, 13 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Performance after performance had many who were out to the annual Emancipation Vigil here on their feet in exhilaration as the event took the form of a gospel concert. Read More

For Your Diary

Monday, August, 13 2018    

1) Monday, August 13Miss Universe Jamaica CentralBack-to-School TreatGolf View HotelMandevilleManchester — 11:00 am 2) Thursday, August 16CHANCE Information HubPitch Expo & Film Festival Read More

Another tragedy on Spur Tree

Monday, August, 13 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Saturday's tragic death of a 62-year-old woman in a motor vehicle crash has reignited concerns about the Spur Tree main road which links St Elizabeth and western Jamaica with Mandeville and points east including Jamaica's capital... Read More

3,500 youths to start summer employment programme Monday

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, August, 11 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Approximately 3,590 young people from across the island will on Monday embark on a six-week Ministry of Local Government and Community Development Youth Summer Employment Programme. Read More

Spirit of Independence awardee

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Robert Blake, who is visually impaired, was happy to be among the 10 individuals to be bestowed with the Spirit of Independence award during the St James Municipal Corporation/Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Independence Civic Ceremony on... Read More

Sandals Resorts International team members get taste of 'Sweet Jamdung'

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

Team members at Sandals Resorts International were on Friday treated to an afternoon of fun, culture and amazing food, as the company hosted its pre-independence celebrations dubbed 'Sweet Jamdung'. Read More

MoBay Jerk Fest pulls hundreds of patrons

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

The highly popular MoBay Jerk Festival was attended by hundreds of patrons inside the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay with its sizzling jerk offerings and strong line-up of entertainment acts. The event was held on Emancipation Day, August 1. Read More

Jamaica Military Band to perform at JDF ex-soldiers fund-raiser

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — The JDF ex-Soldiers Association – Western Chapter, Montego Bay Branch Jamaica Legion, presents the Jamaica Military Band in Concert on Sunday, starting at 4:00 pm, at the Half Moon Conference Centre, Rose Hall, St James. Read More

Done deal

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

GRANVILLE, St James —Starting next month, residents of western Jamaica and environs are to have access at the Sam Sharpe Teachers' College in St James, to a number of sport-related short courses in a variety of disciplines, offered by the St Catherine-based GC Foster College of... Read More

Belmont Academy to make daCosta Cup debut

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland - Belmont Academy of Westmoreland are one of two new schools that will make their first appearance in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association daCosta Cup schoolboys football competition when it kicks off on September 8 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in... Read More

Sport Diary — August 9

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

TODAYWestern Basketball Association EBLCornwall Courts Chargers vs Inner City Avalanche — Cricket Club 6:15 pmHolland Saints vs Lucea Flames — Cricket Club 8:00 pm FRIDAY AUGUST 10 Read More

Bring back the library

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — There are echoing calls from Hanoverians as well as an executive of the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) for financial assistance to repair the derelict building which once housed the Green Island Branch Library in Hanover. Read More

NW St Ann youth parliamentarian impacting lives

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 6 2018    

SHE is only 17 years old, but already Sandrene McKenzie is displaying signs of a good politician. McKenzie, who just completed her studies at Westwood High School in Trelawny, is the youth parliamentarian for St Ann North Western. Read More

'Sterling Contribution'

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 6 2018    

PARENTS, teachers and well-wishers who attended Prospect College graduation in St Mary last month responded with thunderous applause when it was announced that several students passed up to seven subjects in grade 10 and that the seven young men who graduated were already accepted into... Read More



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