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Sponge Music joins forces with Xclusive Management to showcase new acts

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Charles Alexander, otherwise called “Sponge” of Sponge Music, is working hard to take his record label to the top of the music industry. Read More

Former SJMC chairman hails LED as a success story
MONTEGO BAY, St James - FORMER Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis says one of the success stories during his helm at the St James Municipal Corporation (SJMC) has been the establishment of the Local Economic Development (LED) programme, which has so far disbursed over $25 million in grants...... Read More

LOCK THEM UP!
LUCEA, Hanover - Mayor of Lucea Sheridan Samuels has called for more arrests of people breaching the nightly curfew hours— imposed by the Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19— in the parish of Hanover.... Read More

GOOD RUN!
Former Spot Valley High and Jamaica junior representative Tyrese Reid made a positive in his first cross-country season for Barton Community College (BCC) when he finished in the top 10 in Friday's Ollie Isom Invitational held in Ed Dorado, Kansas, in the...... Read More

Clean Sweep!

Thursday, September, 17 2020    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - When the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Daniel Lawrence was declared the victor at the end of a judicial recount for the Westmoreland Eastern seat on Tuesday, it meant that his party had taken a clean sweep of all the five parishes in the... Read More

Albert Town school for disabled to re-engage students negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

BY ONOME SIDO Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 17 2020    

ALBERT TOWN, Trelawny - Cognisant that the closure of her school—which offers a programme for people with varying disabilities such as Down's syndrome and autism from sections of southern Trelawny— is hurting the students, Nicole Nugent, the founder of Nikki... Read More

Rhooms to be inducted in Morgan State University's NSLS

Thursday, September, 17 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Former Cornwall College athlete Kobe-Jordan Rhooms will next Monday be inducted in Morgan State University's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) following his nomination earlier in August. Read More

Battle over rejected ballots

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 14 2020    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Lawyers representing the Member of Parliament (MP)-elect for Westmoreland Eastern Luther Buchanan are expected to make a second attempt at getting the Westmoreland Parish Court to accept ballots previously ruled as rejected. Read More

Leeroy Williams takes the reins in SJMC

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 14 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Declaring that he has “no intention of reinventing the wheel”, new mayor of Montego Bay, and chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation (SJMC), Councillor Leeroy Williams has vowed to continue the outstanding work of his predecessor Homer... Read More

Beckles wants region's COVID-19 successes highlighted

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 14 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has expressed disappointment at what he sees as the international media's failure to highlight the success of regional countries in the containment of the novel... Read More

Hanover mayor threatens lawsuit

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 11 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — Chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation Sheridan Samuels is threatening legal action against the person responsible for a message being circulated, which alleges that funds were stolen from the corporation and used to sabotage the People's National Party... Read More

Outgoing mayor says 'bittersweet' farewell to 'poster' corporation

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 11 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — It was with mixed emotions when St James Southern Member of Parliament-elect Homer Davis delivered his final speech as chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation and mayor of Montego Bay yesterday. Read More

MP-elect in western Jamaica talks winning strategies

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 11 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Successful Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidates in the September 3 General Election have shared their winning strategies in western Jamaica, and acknowledged the benefit they derived from the popularity of party leader Andrew Holness. Read More

Sandals bartender is face of online marketing campaign

Thursday, September, 10 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — If things had gone according to plan, Rajiv Johnson would have either been a professional footballer or a member of the army. Read More

Help, please!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 10 2020    

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