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Appleton anxiously awaits rail service for US$7.2-M tourist attraction

APPLETON, St Elizabeth – There was just one discordant note at Thursday's triumphant formal unveiling of the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience at the Appleton Estate in northern St Elizabeth. Read More

Councillor wants help for farmers who lost produce, livestock to flooding
COUNCILLOR for the Sturge Town division Winston Lawrence wants the Government through the Rural Agriculture Development Agency (RADA) to do an assessment of the losses suffered by farmers as a result of heavy rains in St Ann and to help these farmers back on their...... Read More

Portland suffers again
AN assessment of the damage done to Portland has been conducted following heavy showers which lashed the eastern section of the island for weeks, leaving communities cut off and thoroughfares damaged.... Read More

St Ann councillors concerned about the lack of street lights
SEVERAL councillors in the St Ann Municipal Corporation have expressed concerns about the lack of street lights across the parish.... Read More

Jacob's Ladder gets US$17,000 cold room

Monday, January, 22 2018    

THEIR roots date back to 1978 in the impoverished community of Mona Commons in St Andrew. Read More

Photo: Neglect

Monday, January, 22 2018    

This section of the Junction Main Road in St Mary has been like this for more than a year. We hope that the government agency responsible will repair it before there are any fatalities. Read More

Photo: Balancing act

Monday, January, 22 2018    

This man drives his unicycle along the main road in Port Antonio, Portland. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

PHOTO: Portland suffers again

Monday, January, 22 2018    

Residents in Maidstone have been cut off due to flooding in Matty Hole. Here, a man uses a raft to help residents cross floodwater. (Photo: Karl McLarty) Read More

Disabled man excels at Sandals

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 22 2018    

WHEN Henry Cameron, a resident of Hamilton, St Mary, was first employed by Sandals, many were sceptical. He had a physical disability. Read More

Five shot, 1 dead in St James

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

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'

By Mark Cummings cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 20 2018    

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

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large WESTERN BUREAU cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 19 2018    

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

Friday, January, 19 2018    

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

Woman among 3 arrested after Boscobel ganja bust

Friday, January, 19 2018    

POLICE assigned to the Area 2 Narcotics Division seized five pounds of ganja during an operation in Boscobel, St Mary, on Wednesday. Three people, including a woman, have since been arrested and charged for the find. 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



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