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Gov't offers Thai boys, coach all-expense-paid vacation in Jamaica

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 20 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended an invitation to the 12 Thai boys and their football coach who were recently trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand for more than two weeks, to spend an all-expense-paid vacation in the... Read More

GG awardee among five newly minted pastors

Friday, July, 20 2018    

ST MARY, Jamaica — Recent governor general awardee for the parish of St Mary, Pastor Gordon Lindsay was among five Adventist ministers ordained into service last Saturday. Read More

BPO sector significantly reducing unemployment

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Recently re-elected president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) Gloria Henry, is claiming that the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector has significantly contributed to the record reduction in unemployment in Jamaica. Read More

All for a worthy cause

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The third staging of the Negril Chamber of Commerce's International Food and Wine event unfolded recently on the beautiful white sands of the Boardwalk Village in the resort town. Read More

TEF's executive director underscores need to safeguard environment

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny — The importance of safeguarding the environment was underscored by executive director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Dr Carey Wallace, at the official opening of a computer room furnished with 27 laptops and other computer equipment, valued at $2.5... Read More

Cornwall Regional Hospital oversight committee to make first progress report in two weeks

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) oversight committee, commissioned by the Ministry of Health in May, is expected to give its first progress update to the nation on the rehabilitation work currently being undertaken at the ailing institution, in two weeks. Read More

Over 160 swimmers compete in Milo-sponsored swim meet

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Read More

Rotary Club of Negril, Calgary North to undertake US$400,000 project at Negril clinic

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The Rotary Club of Negril is working with their counterparts from Calgary North in Canada to equip the Negril Health Centre with a maternal and child care facility, valued at approximately, US$400,000. Read More

Reggae Sumfest moves into high gear Reggae Sumfest moves into high gear Reggae Sumfest moves into high gear

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The new-look 26th staging of Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest moves into high gear tonight with World Clash at Pier One in Montego Bay. Read More

Issia Thelwell is Miss Jamaica World Cornwall

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Twenty-four-year-old Issia Thelwell, who wore the sash Miss Tropical Bliss, was last Thursday crowned Miss Jamaica World Cornwall 2018 during a glitzy coronation show held at Pier One in Montego Bay. Read More

$3.8-billion MIDP moves into high gear across the west

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Motorists travelling a number of roadways across the western region of the island are set to soon benefit from improved road conditions as the Government has earmarked some $3.8 billion under its Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) to... Read More

Not on our beach!

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

 Jamaica generates at least 50 to100 million pounds of plastic debris each year, land ess than 10 per cent of t hat is recycled. Read More

Trelawny Under-18 football semis kick off in Falmouth on Sunday

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny —Three teams take perfect win records into this Sunday's semi-finals of the Trelawny Football Association's Under-18 competition at the Elleston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth. Read More

Mt Pelier DC set to take lead in Hanover Major League football

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

LUCEA, Hanover — Read More

'They got to move'

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon has vowed to have the more than 20 people living on the Retirement disposal site in St James, relocated. Read More



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