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Health minister commends Adventists for relentless spirit of community

Thursday, August, 2 2018    

MOUNT SALEM, St James — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has commended the Seventh-day Adventist Church in western Jamaica for its relentless spirit of care and volunteerism to the community. Read More

From Rising Stars to Broadway

Thursday, August, 2 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland —You may remember her from a popular television show a few years ago.She was the young lady who did a controversial dancehall move during one of her performances in the singing competition. Read More

PIOJ installs automatic weather station at Mount Peto Primary

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

MOUNT PETO, Hanover — The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) in collaboration with a number of stakeholders, including the Meteorological Service, recently installed an automatic weather station at the Mount Peto Primary School in Hanover. Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

RETIREMENT, St James — Garnett Edmonson, the regional manager for Western Parks and Markets (WPM) — a subsidiary of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) — is praising the fire brigade and employees of the WPM/NSWMA for their efforts in bringing the... Read More

PM Holness hails Rhonda Dennis at service of thanksgiving

Thursday, August, 2 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hailed the late Rhoda Metilla Dennis, “for giving us such a great son”, in the person of Cabinet member, Dr Horace Chang. Read More

More Water

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Member of Parliament for St James East Central, Edmund Bartlett, and residents of the constituency are upbeat over the commencement of the first phase of a $900-million water upgrade programme in the area, which they believe will bring an end to the chronic... Read More

Inaugural Eaton's Jerk Fest set for Saturday, August 11

Thursday, August, 2 2018    

HAGUE, Trelawny — The inaugural staging of Eaton's Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day is set for the Hague Industrial Estate in Trelawny on Saturday, August 11. The event features a strong line-up of artistes for the day and night event. Read More

Tifa for Jamaica International Beauty Expo

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James —Dancehall diva Latifa Brown, popularly known as “Tifa”, will be one of the main highlights on Sunday, August 12, at the final day of the inaugural Jamaica International Beauty Expo, which begins at the Montego Bay Convention Centre next week... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Holland United completed a perfect season on Saturday, when they beat Harmony FC 1-0 in the final of the Trelawny Football Association's Under-18 competition at Elleston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth. Read More


Thursday, August, 2 2018    

Acting president of the Trelawny Football Association Marline Brown (left) presents a cheque for $100,000 to Samuel Evans of the Overton cricket team on behalf of the Trelawny Cricket Association (TCA) during the TCA's awards function held at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium on Saturday. Evans'... Read More

Bogue FC seek second win in St JFA U-17 league

Thursday, August, 2 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Bogue FC will seek their second win in the St James Football Association/ Sandals International Under-17 competition today when they take on MoBay City FC in the second game of a double-header at the UDC field in Montego Bay. Read More


Thursday, August, 2 2018    

TODAYSt James FA Sandals International Under- 17•MBU vs West Green - UDC 2:00 pm•MoBay City vs Bogue FC - UDC 4:00 pm FRIDAY AUGUST 3St James FA Sandals International Under - 20 Read More

Spotlight on Hammersmith Prep students at awards, recognition ceremony

Thursday, July, 26 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — The MAS Programme Hammersmith Prep School in Trelawny hosted its annual MAS Awards and Recognition Ceremony and 'Princes and Princess' Ball at the Black River Theatre, Iberostar Hotel in Rose Hall, St James, recently. Read More

Church Hill Primary honours five former employees

Thursday, July, 26 2018    

SHEFFIELD, Westmoreland —The Church Hill Primary School, located at Santoy in Hanover recently honoured five former team -members at a function held at the Negril Hills Golf Club in Westmoreland. Read More

Flanker Skills Training Institute gets $4-million gift from CHEC

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 26 2018    

FLANKER, St James — Almost $4 million worth of construction equipment was on Tuesday last handed over by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to the Flanker Skills Training Institute in St James. Read More


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