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Men Who Cook 2017 went very well, organisers say

Mandeville , Manchester — The Lion's Club of Mandeville, hosts of the fund-raiser' Men Who Cook 2017' are hailing the event held on April 30 as a major success. In a news release the service club said many guests thought... Read More

Flood distress

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester - The heavy rains of last week eased on the weekend but mayor of May Pen and chairman of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation, Winston Maragh, says distress continues for residents of Clarendon.Maragh told Jamaica Observer... Read More

Life sentence for murder of two teenagers

Monday, May, 22 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth - Alton Baker, 33, of Thornton, St Elizabeth, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of two teenage boys in January 2014. The bodies of the two boys, Desrick Williams and Ashnell Coke, both 15 years-old of... Read More

For Your Diary - May 22, 2017

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Tuesday, May 23Labour Day activities Thursday, May 25Launch of Mount St Joseph Prep School's Children's Kiddies MarathonMandeville Hotel – 10:00 am Read More

PHOTO: Sizzling Elaine!

Monday, May, 22 2017    

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson (centre) continued her outstanding early season form by cruising to victory in the 200metres at the Jamaica International Invitational meet at the National Stadium on Saturday night. Thompson, a native of Banana Ground in east-central... Read More

Hanover cattle farmer endorses call for tax on agriculture imports

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

RAMBLE, HanoverVeteran Hanover farmer Collin Wright, who recently received an award for being a cattle farmer of 60 years, has endorsed calls by president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society Norman Grant for the imposition of a tax on the importation of animal... Read More

Give them guns!

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

 President of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Pastor Glen Samuels is questioning the idea outfitting members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with non-lethal weapons as dangerour criminals wield deadly... Read More

Trelawny Municipal Corporation must take the lead in parish development

By Fernandez Smith | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

For decades the local authority of the parish of Trelawny has been playing a catch-up game with the development of the parish. In fact, chairmen of the local authority have consistently centred their development policies around... Read More

PHOTO: Read Across Jamaica

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

Guest of Sandals Negril Laurinda Rice (right) engage students of the ABC Learning Centre, Ayla Myers (left) and Tiona Barton, in a reading session during the recent ReadAcross Jamaica Day. Read More

NWA starts $236-m roadwork in south Trelawny

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

The National Works Agency (NWA) has commenced a major road rehabilitation project along the Wire Fence to Highgate Hall corridor in Southern Trelawny at a cost of $236 million.The approximately 15-kilometre roadway serves several communities, including Wire... Read More

Keen tussle! Race on for remaining three places St James FA Senior League semi-finals

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

 The race for the remaining three places in the semi-finals of the St James Football Association's Sandals Resorts International Senior League is expected to intensify as the third round quickly draws to a close. Read More

JPS increases sponsorship of Western Primary Schools Champs

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, May, 18 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St JamesThe Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) ,title sponsors of Western Primary Schools Championship, has pumped $2 million into the 9th staging of the event, which will be held at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex on June 9 and 10. Read More



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