Western News

Five shot, 1 dead in St James

MONTEGO BAY, St James — One man was shot and killed and at least five others injured during a funeral for alleged Quarry, Glendevon 'area leader' Oshane “Ganda” Duhaney, in that inner-city community of St James, yesterday. Read More

'Safety first'
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Some business operators across the resort city of Montego Bay are already reporting a reduction in sales since the imposition of the state of public emergency on the parish on Thursday.... Read More

Gov't gets support for public state of emergency
MONTEGO BAY, St James —The Government's decision to impose a state of public emergency in St James, has received overwhelming support from several individuals and groups across the western parish.... Read More

'Herbert' face arch-rivals Cornwall College in U-16 match-up
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Herbert Morrison Technical will be in the unfamiliar position today of seeking to rebound from a loss when they take on arch-rivals Cornwall College in a rescheduled ISSA Western Conference boys' Under-16 game at Herbert Morrison.... Read More

Rich and famous flock to Jamaica over holidays

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

WESTERN BUREAU — Jamaica experienced a surge in wealthy and celebrity tourists who vacationed at private villas and exclusive resorts around the island over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Read More

Suspects held for Hanover's first four murders, police say

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

LUCEA, Hanover — The Hanover police are reporting that they have taken suspects into custody in connection with the first four murders committed in the parish since the start of the year. Read More

All set for Capricorn 'Be Sophisticated'

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Promoters say all is now in place for the premium annual party event Capricorn 'Be Sophisticated', set to unfold on the lawns of the beautiful Rose Hall Great House in St James on Saturday. Read More

Multi-purpose skills-training centre for Flanker

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

FLANKER, St James — Several unattached youth in the inner-city community of Flanker, St James, and its environs are set to be trained in a wide range of marketable skills through a training institution that will be established in Flanker next month. Read More

Did Stewart do the right thing?

With Paul Reid | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

On Tuesday night Jamaica time, the West Indies Under-19 team, for the second-successive ICC Under-19 World Cup, stirred controversy by getting an opposing batsman out in a manner considered “not cricket”. Read More

PHOTO: HIRED!

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

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I'll forgive my son's killer, but...

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The father of a Cornwall College old boy who was shot dead by another of the school's past students in Lauderhill, Florida, on New Year's Day has said that he is willing to forgive his son's killer, but only after he reveals his motive for... Read More

PHOTO: For Better Health Care

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

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Hezron shows love for MoBay

BY ALAN LEWIN Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite the high levels of crime and violence in sections of Montego Bay, St James, Montegonian recording artiste Hezron is still in love with the resort city. Read More

December challenging month for JPS in Hanover, Westmoreland

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

LUCEA, Hanover — The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has reported that December was a challenging month for the company in the parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland. Read More

Confed Heats up

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

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



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