BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

HADDO, Westmoreland — Residents of Haddo and Mackfield in Westmoreland are warning that “the strongest possible action will be taken” if the Government does not move speedily to address a number of worrying issues, including non-payment for lands being used as part of... Read More

Western-based schools show good form at STETHS/Wata Invitational

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland — Western-based athletes showed good form over the weekend as they were responsible for seven of the 24 records set at the 37th STETHS/Wata Invitational held at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex. Read More

Sport Diary — January 31

Thursday, January, 31 2019    

TODAYSt James FA Sandals Resorts International Major LeagueMarl Road vs MoBay City FC - UDC field - 3:00 pm FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1ISSA Headley Cup CricketZone B Read More

Planned irrigation scheme in Essex Valley a boon for farmers

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Monday, January, 28 2019    

LITITZ, St Elizabeth — A seasoned farmer, Margaret Webster is accustomed to the vagaries of agriculture, not the least of which is debilitating droughts. Read More

Skill training at STETHS

Monday, January, 28 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) recently showed off its efforts to provide a broad-based education on Tech/Voc Day. Read More

Kirk Distributors celebrate January 1 babies

Monday, January, 28 2019    

Kirk Distributors, which provides Jamaicans with a range of baby and personal comfort items, made presentations of baby products to mothers of the first babies born at hospitals in central Jamaica on January 1. Read More

Crime down in Manchester during 2018, police say

By Kasey Williams Observer Writer | Monday, January, 28 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester police are reporting a reduction in major crimes across the parish with the lowest figures being recorded in 2018 in comparison to the last six years. Read More

No to violence

Monday, January, 28 2019    

Members of the the Nurses Association of Jamaica, nurses from the Mandeville Regional Hospital and others march through the streets of Mandeville early last Saturday to protest violence against women and children. Read More

A while longer

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Monday, January, 28 2019    

LITITZ, St Elizabeth — Farmers in St Elizabeth and Southern Manchester can expect to have water from the proposed Essex Valley wells by latest 2023.This is according to chief executive officer of the National Irrigation Commission (NIC) Joseph Gyles. Read More


Monday, January, 28 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Founded on January 19, 1919 as an outreach of the Anglican Church, deCarteret College here is in its centennial year. Read More

Well done, Sir!

Monday, January, 28 2019    

Chadwick Walton, a native of northern St Elizabeth and past student of Munro College, was the toast of Jamaica's cricket just recently after guiding the Jamaica Scorpions to a four-wicket victory over the Windward Island Volcanoes in St George's Grenada. The 33 year-old... Read More

You Diary

Monday, January, 28 2019    

Monday, January 28 Catholic College of MandevilleBegins 4-week Level 2 CertificationICT Technical Support Programmefor Business Process Outsourcing sector Read More

Scores of Hanover homeless and registered poor benefit from health fair

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 24 2019    

LUCEA, Hanover — While some may not say it aloud, many people in this town on Jamaica's northwestern coast who spoke to the Jamaica Observer West last Friday expressed gratitude to the the Hanover Municipal Corporation's Poor Relief Department for hosting a health fair catering to... Read More

Chang announces multimillion-dollar water project for Norwood, Providence

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, January, 24 2019    

NORWOOD, St James — Member of Parliament for St James North Western Dr Horace Chang has announced that work on a multimillion-dollar project to rehabilitate a water supply system, aimed at serving over 7,000 residents in the communities of Providence and Norwood in his... Read More

PNP councillor thanks local gov't minister for prompt response to street light request

Thursday, January, 24 2019    

GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Green Island Division in Hanover, Marvell Sewell, is commending Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie for his “swift approval” of 10 street lights for the unlit Orange Bay to Negril main road... Read More


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