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Tesori Brands opens headquarters in Jamaica

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Jewellery manufacturing and distribution company, Tesori Brands was officially launched at a function held recently at the Whitter Village in Montego Bay. At the launch, Tesori Brands also opened its flagship jewellery store, BYTESORI. Read More

Making the 'Wright' moves
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Danesha Wright recalls that a spark was ignited within her when her church started a dance ministry. At the time, she was just seven years old.... Read More

Hanover Drop-in Centre transforming lives
LUCEA, Hanover — Less than a year after Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie opened the Hanover Drop-in Centre in Lucea, which is geared towards rehabilitating and reintegrating homeless residents of the parish through various programmes, the...... Read More

$300 million water supply project for St James
SOMERTON, St James — Ground was broken last week in St James East Central for the construction of a 300,000 gallon water storage tank, which represents the initial phase of the $300-million Canaan/ Adelphi Water Supply System.... Read More

Beenie Man thrills Falmouth at Children of Icons concert

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — King of the Dancehall Beenie Man produced a majestic display of showmanship during a well-received performance as he brought the curtains down on the Children of Icons and Emerging Artistes Concert held here in historic Water Square Saturday... Read More

PHOTO: Moving ahead

Thursday, February, 13 2020    

Cornwall College's Tedre Butt (right) leads his heat of the high school boys' 110m hurdles at last Saturday's 42nd staging of the Milo Western Relays at GC Foster Sports College in Angels, St Catherine. Read More

On Track!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former champions Wadadah FC and Falmouth United are on course to qualify for the mid-season final of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation/Charley's JB Rum Super League as they lead their respective zones going into this weekend's final set... Read More

Do more

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — As the Georgian town of Falmouth marks its 250 years of existence, several stakeholders are complaining that while there have been investments in the town in recent years, the majority of residents are not benefiting. Read More

Sports Diary — Februaury 13

Thursday, February, 13 2020    

TODAYCOCAA Girls' Western Champs elimination - @ Rusea's High- 9:00 am ISSA Western Conference Girls' Open BasketballWilliam Knibb Memorial vs Mt Alvernia High @ Herbert Morrison - 1:30 pm Read More

Falmouth Saints, Knights search for more wins in NBL

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Falmouth Saints will be trying to make it three consecutive wins while Cricket Club Knights will be hoping for back-to-back victories when they face Rae Town Raptures and Central Celtics, respectively, in a National Basketball League Super 12 round... Read More

Boys Club seek lead in St James FA Major League

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 13 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former champions Montego Bay Boys Club will be seeking to join Reggae Youths atop Zone One of the St James Football Association/Sandals Resorts International Major League when they play promoted Cambridge FC at UDC field today, starting at 3:00... Read More

Some stranded TUI passengers happy with extra days in sunny Jamaica

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 8 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James – There were mixed reactions from the nearly 300 Belgium-bound passengers who were left stranded in the island since Tuesday when their charted TUI Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was forced to be grounded at Sangster International Airport due to technical... Read More

EU ready to assist Jamaica amid threat of coronavirus

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 8 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Head of the delegation of the European Union (EU) to Jamaica Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska says the EU stands ready to assist Jamaica, should the need arise, as the country prepares to deal with any eventuality arising from the threat of... Read More

Edram calls for more support for Hanover's needy

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 6 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — Inspector of Poor at the Hanover Municipal Corporation's Poor Relief Department, Neika Edram, is calling on corporate Jamaica for more support, in an effort to meet the growing demands of its annual health fair, which caters to... Read More

Bingham McKenzie pleased with We Inspire Women initiative

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 6 2020    

ROSE HALL, St James — Founder and CEO of We Inspire Women Limited, Cortia Bingham McKenzie, says her initiative, which is celebrating five years of inspiring women and girls to be strong women, has been widely received by the public. Read More



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