Western News

Negril welcomes US$2.7-m private hospital

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Members of the Negril community have welcomed the planned construction of the US$2.7-million Omega Medical Ambulatory Care Centre in the resort town. Read More

Five-time cancer survivor Pat Wright launches first book
MONTEGO BAY, St James — After years of pondering about publishing her life story, fashion designer, restaurant owner, cancer survivor and now author, Donna “Pat” Wright, celebrated her debut novel, The Wright Life at her book launch...... Read More

Desperate MBU seek first win at home against Waterhouse in RSPL
TUCKER, St James — Montego Bay United are hoping to snap a six-game winless run when they host Waterhouse FC at WesPow Park on Sunday as the first round of the Red Stripe Premier League comes to a close.... Read More

Different Strokes goes 'Yardie Style'
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Promoters of Negril's signature retro party series, the Charley's JB Overproof Rum-sponsored Different Strokes, has dubbed Saturday's staging of the event set for Cayenne Beach in the resort town “Yardie Style”.... Read More


BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — A firefighter assigned to the Negril Fire Station in Westmoreland, has called on the authorities and stakeholders in the resort town for help in addressing a number of issues that are having a negative impact on the professional men and women and the service... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

CATHERINE HALL, St James — “Relief,” was the first word from Cornwall College's striker Aiden Jokomba after his double on Saturday night to lead his school to a 2-0 win over Camperdown High and booked a place in tomorrow' semi-finals of the ISSA Champions Cup all-island... Read More

New home for Lennox Lewis League of Champions camps

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

HOPEWELL, Hanover — Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation camps now has a new home at the $80 million Hopewell Sports and Community Centre, which was opened last week. Read More

Sport Diary — Nov 15

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

FRIDAY, November 16COCAA Cross-country championships-Petersfield High 9:00am NCAA Men's basketball- Montego Bay Convention CentreAustin Peay vs Central Connecticut -11:30am Read More

PHOTO: Chinese donate textbooks to Trelawny nursing institute

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

Nicole Hoo Fatt, vice-president, Chinese Benevolent Association (CBA), points out a feature of this textbook on nursing to Ray Anthony McFarlane, representative of A Gentle Touch of Care Training Institute in Falmouth, Trelawny. The book was one in a collection of 25 donated by the CBA to the... Read More

Walters calls for more boxing events, gym in Mobay

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Nicholas Walters, the former WBA flyweight champion, has called for more boxing events being staged in his home town of Montego Bay, as well as “a fully functional boxing gym” to engage the youth of the city and its... Read More

Three Fairfield International students get scholarships totalling US$26,000

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 8 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Three Jamaican students attending the prestigious Fairfield International Academy (FIA), which opened in Reading, St James in September with 19 students, have been awarded scholarships totalling US$26,000. Read More

National Pen's CEO Peter Kelly

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November, 8 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Chief Executive Officer of National Pen, Peter Kelly is informing that his company is already reaping success since it started a contact centre in the Montego Bay Free Zone in August with approximately 175 Jamaican workers. Read More

Discussions underway for construction of another hotel in Negril - Bartlett

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is revealing that discussions are currently underway with an investor to construct a hotel in Negril. Read More

St James residents benefit from WJC Transforming Lives Foundation's health fair

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

MOUNT SALEM, St James — More than 200 individuals were beneficiaries of a free medical and fitness health fair organised by the WJC Transforming Lives Foundation (WJCTLF), held on the grounds of the West Jamaica Seventh-day Adventists Conference... Read More

American luxury shoe designer Vanessa Noel celebrates milestones at Round Hill

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

AMERICAN luxury shoe designer, hotelier, gallery owner and philanthropist, Vanessa Noel, celebrated her birthday and 30-year anniversary in the fashion industry with family, friends and well-wishers at the well-appointed Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Hanover, last... Read More


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