Western News

Jamaica's first artisan village 75 per cent complete, says Bartlett

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica's first artisan village which is being constructed at a cost of US $5.7 million in the burgeoning tourism town of Falmouth, is three-quarters complete, and is projected for full completion in time for the... Read More

Hanover Municipal Corporation lauds efforts to stem crime in the parish
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2727 Lounge launches 27 Reasons
The operators of 2727 Lounge in Montego Bay launched 27 Reasons last Saturday as its weekly party series in an effort to lure partygoers in the west and visitors to the island to the venue. The initiative, a collaboration between 2727 Lounge and Fiction Nightlife, pulled a sizeable crowd that...... Read More

Read Across Jamaica out west
Politicians, representatives from corporate Jamaica, parents and Jamaicans of all walks of life participated in the recent Read Across Jamaica Day in early childhood and primary schools across the island. The annual observance, which began in 2005 as an initiative of the Ministry of Education,...... Read More

Sport Diary — May 16

Thursday, May, 16 2019    

TODAY BMW Jamaica Classic PGALatinoAmerica — Cinnamon Hill St James FA/VM Foundation Under-13Hosanna Prep vs MBC Academy — UDC field @ 10:00 am Read More

All To Play For

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Wadadah FC and Faulkland FC will meet in the final of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley's JB Rum Super League at Jarrett Park on Saturday, starting at 6:00pm — the second-year the St James clubs... Read More

Not Welcome

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

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Western Basket Association's Men's Div One tips off Sunday

Thursday, May, 16 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Western Basketball Association's Men's Division One starts on Sunday with three games two to be played in western Jamaica. Read More

Coopers Pen, Kinloss FC seek semi-finals berth in TFA Major League

Thursday, May, 16 2019    

 KINLOSS, Trelawny —The first semi-finalists in the Trelawny Football Association Major League will be known this weekend when the second round of the quarter-finals are played on Saturday and Sunday. Read More

Petersfield, Little London take lead into return leg of WFA Major League semis

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

LLANDILO, Westmoreland — Petersfield FC and Little London FC will take contrasting leads into tomorrow's return leg semi-finals of the Westmoreland Football Association Dujon Construction Major League at the Llandilo playfield in the parish. Read More

Cornwall College, St James High to represent western region in ISSA all-island basketball play-offs

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

 MONTEGO BAY, St James — ISSA Western Confederation Boys Under-14 basketball champions Cornwall College and runners-up St James High, will represent the west in next week's all-island play-offs set for GC Foster Sports College in St Catherine. Read More

MoBay mayor to partner with stakeholders to roll out social intervention programmes in St James

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis says he plans to partner with a number of agencies to build out a slew of social intervention programmes in an effort to make the recently implemented state of public emergency (SOE) in St James, a success. Read More

Mobile Reserve West still on the cards, says Dr Chang

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The police unit which was to be dubbed Mobile Reserve West, and operate out of Montego Bay, will undergo a name change and manned by personnel from the new entity that will replace the decades-old Mobile Reserve, according to National Security Minister Dr... Read More

St James police start breakfast programme at two Salt Spring schools

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

SALT SPRING, St James —The St James Police Division, in partnership with stakeholders, started a breakfast feeding programme in two schools in the tough inner-city Salt Spring community last week. Read More

St James native Swean Wright-Frazer creating waves at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort

Thursday, May, 9 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James – St James native Swean Wright-Frazer is making waves at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa and continues to receive praises and applause from management for her continuous strides in the hospitality industry. Read More


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