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Hanover educators slam Samuda over 'something is wrong in Hanover' comment

LUCEA, Hanover — A number of Hanover educators have blasted minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information Karl Samuda for publicly decrying the poor performance of the parish's schools in the core subject areas of English and mathematics in the 2018 Caribbean... Read More

Police roll out 'Operation Secure Paradise' in St James
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Basking in the success of positive culture changes stemming from the recently launched multi-agency initiative, Operation Restore Paradise, the St James police have followed up with another initiative, dubbed, Operation Secure Paradise, which was launched on...... Read More

Hammersmith's princes and princesses have a ball
Hammersmith Preparatory School hosted its 2019 Annual MAS Awards Ceremony and Prince and Princess' Ball at the Black River Theatre at Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suites last Saturday.... Read More

MoBay-based entertainers raring to go at Sumfest
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Local and international reggae and dancehall music fans from all walks of life are expected to descend on the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre tomorrow and Saturday for the two final nights of Reggae Sumfest 2019.... Read More

Participants hail successful inaugural Mt Alvernia High coaching clinic

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 18 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The first coaching clinic hosted by Mt Alvernia High under the auspices of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) has been hailed as a success by the organisers and coaches. Read More

Thank you, Minister!

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

Author of On Becoming a Mature Christian, Pastor Damian Chambers presents a copy of the book to Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams as a thank- you token after she delivered the keynote address at the Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) conference held at the... Read More

Off to Costa Rica!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 18 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Five western Jamaica-based athletes — three attend high schools in the region, while the others are former students who pursued their secondary education at schools also in western Jamaica — are part of the Jamaica team that will... Read More

SUMFEST BUZZ

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July, 18 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — There is a marked increase in economic activity arising from the 26th staging of the week-long Reggae Sumfest, which kicked off on Sunday in the tourist resort city of Montego Bay. Read More

Sport Diary — July 18

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

TODAYHanover FA Major LeagueClaremont United vs Middlesex FC @ Watson Taylor Park - 3:30 pm Western Basketball Association Elite League Semis Read More

Cricket Club Knights seek win over Boys Club Warriors in WBA Elite League semis

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 18 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cricket Club Knights, last season's losing finalists in the Western Basketball Association Elite League, must win today's Game Two of the best-of- three semi-final against Montego Bay Boys Club Warriors if they are to stay in the race for a place in the... Read More

Past students' donation

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

Former ISSA daCosta Cup champions Godfrey Stewart High School was recently presented with football gear and cash valued at over $250,000 by its north American-based past students to help prepare for the upcoming season. The handing over was made at the school in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland last... Read More

Thank you, Minister!

Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

Author of On Becoming a Mature Christian, Pastor Damian Chambers presents a copy of the book to Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams as a thank- you token after she delivered the keynote address at the Global Adventist Internet Netwo Read More

Well done 'Chester'!

Monday, July, 15 2019    

Student cricketers and staff of Manchester High school formally accept the ISSA/Grace Headley trophy from GraceKennedy's Chief Executive Officer, Don Wehby during the ISSA Gracekennedy schoolboy cricket awards at Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston recently. Manchester High, the losing all-island... Read More

Old Harbour's Chevonne Beadle crowned Miss Universe Jamaica Central

Monday, July, 15 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Residents of this south-central town who turned up for the Miss Universe Jamaica Central coronation earlier this month at the Manchester High School had themselves a treat. Read More

A boost for Warminster Primary's fencing project

Monday, July, 15 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Colerlyn Nembhard, retired teacher and resident of the quiet community of Warminster, located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains not far from the JISCO/Alpart alumina plant, describes herself as a “beggar for my... Read More



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