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Things looking up for Mount Salem

RESIDENTS of Mount Salem — a zone of special operations (ZOSO) — have benefited from outreach activities aimed at providing them with job-readiness skills and improved access to critical social services. Read More

Negril municipality push
NEGRIL, Westmoreland —Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has given him a directive to fast track discussions surrounding the possibility of giving the resort town of Negril municipality status. ... Read More

St James Municipal Corporation to provide
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mayor of Montego Bay and chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Homer Davis is revealing that the corporation will be spending just over $7.6 million in the coming weeks to assist parents in the parish with their back-to-school...... Read More

Inaugural Eaton's Jerk Fest delights patrons
HAGUE, Trelawny - The many patrons who turned out for the first staging of the Eaton's Jerk Festival were treated to good entertainment and a variety of food options, as the Hague Industrial Complex in Trelawny was transformed for the family-friendly event, last...... Read More

Gov't has no intention of making the SOE permanent in St James, says Dr Chang

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

CORAL GARDENS, St James - National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, has told residents in the Carol Gardens community, that Government has no intention of making the State of Public Emergency a permanent feature in the parish of St James. Read More

Jamaica International Beauty Expo a success – organisers

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James —Organisers of the recently held inaugural staging of the Jamaica International Beauty Expo at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James, last weekend, have hailed the event as a success. Read More

Bickersteth Primary and Infant School seeks help to refurbish resource centre

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

BICKERSTETH, St James — Bickersteth Primary and Infant School in rural St James is in need of assistance to refurbish its resource centre and to rehabilitate the school buildings in time for the reopening of school in September. Read More

MY BALL!

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

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'BULL-BULL' STILL WATERS

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 16 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Despite suffering a stroke recently, which has significantly impacted his mobility, former Trelawny Northern Member of Parliament, Wendell 'Bull-Bull' Stewart's zeal to continue with his voluntary project, the beautification of his native seaside town of... Read More

Scores of overseas-based Jamaicans expected at Lifestyle Ja's All White Music Festival

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Party-goers from the d iaspora and locals are expected to converge on Pier One in Montego Bay this Saturday, for the Tri-City Entertainment production Lifestyle Ja event, dubbed 'All White – Cabana Lifestyle Music... Read More

Jericho senior citizens urged to mentor

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 16 2018    

TRYALL, Hanover — Anthony Walker, a representative of the Victims Services Division of Hanover which falls under the Ministry of Justice, has called on senior citizens in the parish to assist in the mentoring of young people in the society. Read More

CUMI Come Run targets 1,000 participants

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 16 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Organisers of the CUMI (Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill) Come Run 5Kwalk/run are targeting 1,000 participants for their 10th staging of the event, set for Saturday, September 22, at the Tryall Club in Sandy Bay, Hanover. Read More

Lucea FC, Mt Pelier DC to battle for Hanover FA Major League title

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

LUCEA, Hanover — The fourth and final qualifier for next season's Western Confederation Super League will be decided on Sunday, when former champions Lucea FC and Mt Pelier DC, meet in the final of the Hanover Football Association Island Lux Beach Park / Negril and MP Ian Hayles... Read More

Sport Diary, August 16-22, 2018

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

TODAYWestern Basketball Association Elite LeagueInner-city Avalanche vs Catherine Hall Stars - Cricket Club - 6:15 pmCornwall Court Chargers vs Lucea Flames - Cricket Club - 8:00 pm  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



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