Western News

Jah Wayne upbeat about Don't Wait

Thursday, September, 27 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Negril-based producer Dwayne 'Jah Wayne' Bacchas has been busy in the studio building beats and expanding the production arm of the business. Read More

Martin ends Blagrove's CUMI Come Run 10K winning streak

Thursday, September, 27 2018    

SANDY BAY, Hanover —When the dust settled after the 10th annual CUMI Come Run last Saturday, a new 10K female champion was crowned. Read More

'Bring it on' Calls for sustainable crime reduction

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 27 2018    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The cries of residents from Westmoreland are getting louder for a sustainable crime-reduction strategy to be implemented in an effort to stem the worrying crime problem across the parish. Read More

Mount Pleasant target MBU for third straight win in RSPL

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 27 2018    

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Newly promoted Mt Pleasant Football Academy, fresh from back-to-back wins in the Red Stripe Premier League season are set and ready to make their first appearance at this level in Montego Bay when they take on former champions Montego Bay United (MBU) at... Read More

Tourist arrivals continue to grow

Tuesday, September, 25 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Ministry of Tourism is reporting increased tourist arrivals and earnings up to August of this year. Read More

Newly constructed Falmouth Market to open soon - Mayor Colin Gager

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 20 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Work on the new multi-million-dollar Falmouth Market, which was originally scheduled for completion in 2016, is expected to be completed by the end of this month. Read More

Hanover students benefit from $17million

Thursday, September, 20 2018    

SANDY BAY, Hanover — Approximately 130 students from the parish of Hanover, who returned to school at the start of this academic year, are now benefiting from $17.2 million worth of scholarships, courtesy of The Tryall Fund, the philanthropic arm of The Tryall Club in Sandy Bay,... Read More

Ground broken for diagnostic centre at Cornwall Regional

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, September, 20 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — In a move aimed at cutting expenses after spending nearly $60 million to outsource diagnostic services from the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) last year, ground has been broken for the construction of a diagnostic centre on the compound of the 'Type A'... Read More

$14-m drop-in centre for Trelawny

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 20 2018    

 FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie has announced that Trelawny is to receive a drop in-centre, which will be constructed at a cost of $14 million. Read More

Donnie McClurkin to headline 'COME CELEBRATE JESUS'

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 20 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — Top selling American gospel and multiple Grammy award-winning singer and minister, Donnie McClurkin, will be the featured act for the highly anticipated gospel event, 'Come Celebrate Jesus', set for the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall in... Read More

Keeping it clean

Thursday, September, 20 2018    

Students from Broughton Primary School in Westmoreland joined with team members from Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Negril in cleaning up the beach in their community on International Coastal Cleanup Day, last Saturday.The team collected more than 35 bags of garbage. Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 20 2018    

TUCKER, St James — Both western Jamaica-based clubs, Montego Bay United and FC Reno, are hoping to show improvement when they travel to face promoted Dunbeholden FC and Tivoli Gardens respectively, as the Red Stripe Premier League continues on Sunday. Read More

CUMI organiser Junior Taylor lauds corporate Jamaica for supporting run/walk

Thursday, September, 20 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The support from corporate Jamaica of the annual Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI) run/walk has continued to strengthen, according to meet organiser Junior Taylor. Read More

Giving Blood

Thursday, September, 20 2018    

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daCosta Cup heats up

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September, 20 2018    

RAMBLE, Hanover — Little London High and Petersfield High, leaders in Zone D of the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup are both hoping to increase their leads when they take on newcomers Belmont Academy and Knockalva Technical respectively, today. Both games are set to kick off at 3:30... Read More


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