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Holland United meet Harmony FC in TFA Under-18 league

Thursday, July, 26 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Holland United and Harmony FC will put their perfect win records on the line when they meet in the final of the Trelawny Football Association's Under-18 competition at the Elleston Wakeland Centre on Sunday, after wins in the semi-finals last... Read More

Game Time

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 26 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Western Basketball Association Elite Basketball League (EBL) resumes this Saturday, after a three-week break with two games at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Read More

New look brings high energy to Reggae Sumfest

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 26 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reggae Sumfest 2018 wrapped its new-look festival format after a whirlwind eight days of high- energy events, including performances on the main stage for Festival Night 1 and 2 on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the Catherine Hall... Read More

Packing for a purpose

Thursday, July, 26 2018    

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Westerners express mixed views on Jamaican visit of Thai boys, coach

Thursday, July, 26 2018    

Last week, tourism minister and Member of Parliament for St James East Central Edmund Bartlett announced that the Government will be inviting the 12 boys from a youth football team in Thailand and their coach — who were recently rescued from a flooded cave —... Read More

'Unacceptable'

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 20 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Montego Bay business community is fuming over the smoke nuisance being caused by a fire at the Retirement disposal site in St James. Read More

Gov't offers Thai boys, coach all-expense-paid vacation in Jamaica

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 20 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended an invitation to the 12 Thai boys and their football coach who were recently trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand for more than two weeks, to spend an all-expense-paid vacation in the... Read More

BPO sector significantly reducing unemployment

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Recently re-elected president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) Gloria Henry, is claiming that the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector has significantly contributed to the record reduction in unemployment in Jamaica. Read More

All for a worthy cause

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The third staging of the Negril Chamber of Commerce's International Food and Wine event unfolded recently on the beautiful white sands of the Boardwalk Village in the resort town. Read More

TEF's executive director underscores need to safeguard environment

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny — The importance of safeguarding the environment was underscored by executive director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Dr Carey Wallace, at the official opening of a computer room furnished with 27 laptops and other computer equipment, valued at $2.5... Read More

Cornwall Regional Hospital oversight committee to make first progress report in two weeks

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) oversight committee, commissioned by the Ministry of Health in May, is expected to give its first progress update to the nation on the rehabilitation work currently being undertaken at the ailing institution, in two weeks. Read More

Over 160 swimmers compete in Milo-sponsored swim meet

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

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Rotary Club of Negril, Calgary North to undertake US$400,000 project at Negril clinic

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The Rotary Club of Negril is working with their counterparts from Calgary North in Canada to equip the Negril Health Centre with a maternal and child care facility, valued at approximately, US$400,000. Read More

Reggae Sumfest moves into high gear Reggae Sumfest moves into high gear Reggae Sumfest moves into high gear

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The new-look 26th staging of Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest moves into high gear tonight with World Clash at Pier One in Montego Bay. Read More



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