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Confed Heats up

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Title contenders Faulkland FC will kick off the second round of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation/Charley's JB Rum Super League on Saturday when they host promoted Roaring River FC in a Zone Two game at Jarrett Park, set to start at 3:00... Read More

Sport Diary — January 18
TODAYRed Stripe Premier LeagueFC Reno vs Harbour View - Frome 3:30 pm FRIDAYISSA Western Conference boys' basketball... Read More

Jordan Maxwell gets scholarship to
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former Spot Valley High School student, 17- year-old Jordan, Maxwell has been granted a scholarship to attend the University of Maine, Fort Kent, in the USA.... Read More

Rats! Harry Watch Health Centre closed
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — chief public health inspector in Manchester, Charmaine Palmer-Cross has confirmed that the Harry Watch Health Centre was closed due to rodent infestation and because of its aged and unsafe structure.... Read More

Maroon Christmas

Monday, January, 15 2018    

ACCOMPONG, St Elizabeth — The annual Maroon celebrations here took place on January 6, marking the 280th year since the signing of a peace treaty with the British. Read More

Goodbye 'chi chi'

Monday, January, 15 2018    

BALACLAVA, St Elizabeth — For many, including health workers and patients, the best aspect of the renovated Balaclava Health Centre is that it now has a concrete slab roof. Read More

British envoy hails Maroons

Monday, January, 15 2018    

ACCOMPONG, St Elizabeth — British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad said his attendance at the celebration in Accompong earlier this month indicates continued respect for the relationship and agreement between the Maroons and the British, following the signing of a peace... Read More

PHOTO: New year babies

Monday, January, 15 2018    

Mothers Judene Green (second left) and Tamar Scott (second right) with their babies born at Black River Hospital on New Year's Day. Also in photo are registered nurse-midwife at the hospital Enafica Earle (left), Kirk Distributors representative Glenton Barhan, and representative from the... Read More

PHOTO: On the drive!

Monday, January, 15 2018    

After a lean spell with the West Indies team in recent months, former Holmwood Technical High School cricket captain and batting star Jermaine Blackwood returned to form with a bang late last week. Blackwood, a 26-year-old native of eastern Westmoreland, had polished, attacking knocks of 81 and... Read More

Corrodus to step down as St James custos

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Custos of St James Ewen Corrodus is set to demit office by the end of this month, the Jamaica Observer West has been reliably informed. Read More

PHOTO: Done deal

Thursday, January, 11 2018    

David Noel (third left) president and CEO, Scotia Group and Dr Rafael Echevarne, chief executive officer MBJ Airports Limited (third right) sign the loan agreement for US$40 million (J$5 billion) to facilitate expansion and renovation works for Sangster International Airport. The proposed works... Read More

$64-m damage to parochial roads, drains in Trelawny

Thursday, January, 11 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Chairman of the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC), Councillor Colin Gager says the preliminary estimate to parochial roads and drains damaged in the wake of last week's flooding in sections of Trelawny is approximately $64 million. Read More

Cornwall in mourning

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - UP to late yesterday evening, members of the Crime Investigation Branch were interviewing a man taken into custody in connection with Tuesday night's grisly murder of promising Cornwall College student Mark Williams. Read More

Public defender moves to implement Coral Gardens recommendations

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James: The Office of the Public Defender says it will be redoubling its efforts to have recommendations into the Coral Gardens atrocity, which took place in St James in 1963, implemented. Read More

MoBay bypass will cost US$150m, says PM

Thursday, January, 11 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says it will cost roughly US$150 million to construct the bypass around the city of Montego Bay, which he says should start this year. Read More



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