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Parent place for Mount Salem by end of March

THE community of Mount Salem in St James — the first to be named a zone of special operations — will have a parent place by the end of March. Read More

St Mary High's Howell wants to dominate distance running
Seventeen-year-old Tamera Howell middle distance runner from St Mary High School is ready to dominate the entire island.... Read More

Two records fall as Rusea's girls, Petersfield boys soar
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending girls champions Rusea's High and Petersfield boys strengthened their leads in their respective sections on yesterday's second and penultimate day of the County of Cornwall (COCAA) Digicel Western Championships as the action moved to the Montego...... Read More

ISSA bans basketball coach Beckford for two years
MONTEGO BAY, St James — George Beckford, coach of William Knibb Memorial High basketball teams, has been banned for two years from all events run by the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) after he was found guilty of bringing Game Two of the ISSA Western Conference...... Read More

Churches challenged to help make Jamaica 'Positively exceptional again'

Friday, February, 16 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Seventh-day Adventists and the wider Christian community have been challenged to make Jamaica positively exceptional again by incorporating outreach programmes that reflect their stewardship responsibilities for all facets of the lives of Jamaicans. Read More

Business drop!

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A number of business operators across Montego Bay are offering huge discounts on merchandise as they seek to lure customers to retail stores, in the wake of the imposed state of public emergency on St James, which they say has resulted in declining sales. Read More

Bring Back the Love set for Sunset Brewery Saturday

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — With the parish of St James currently under a state of public emergency due to its spiraling crime rate, the latest edition of the Bring Back the Love party series is an apt edition. Read More

Let there be more arrests, punishment

With Paul Reid | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

Less than a week after American doctor and osteopathic physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40-175 years for decades of molesting hundreds of young women, yet another male coach – a Jamaican – has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of one of his... Read More

St James High's empowerment seminar gets thumbs up

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — “A life-touching experience,” that's how some students who attended a recent St James High School Grade 11 Empowerment Seminar have described the event. Read More

Sunscape Montego Bay rewards excellence

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Sunscape Montego Bay recognised over 30 employees for their sterling service at their quarterly Employees & Leader Awards Dinner held at the hotel recently. Read More

CC88 Inc presents $300k in scholarships to students at alma mater

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

Members of the CC88 (Cornwall College Class of 1988) Inc, a non-profit organisation that is incorporated in Florida and Jamaica, recently presented five scholarships valued at over $300,000 to students — based on academic merit and financial needs — during a visit to the... Read More

All set for Sugar Cane Ball

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

ROUND HILL, Hanover — The glitz and the glamour of the highly anticipated Sugar Cane Ball, a notable highlight on the social calendar, will unfold at the beautiful Round Hill Hotel this Saturday. Read More

Granville Jaguars, Catherine Hall clash in Western Conference final

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Granville Jaguars and Catherine Hall All-Stars will meet this evening at the Montego Bay Cricket Club in a repeat of the last two finals of the NBL-Western Conference after both scored wins in their opening games on... Read More

Gilchrist, Ashman named MVPs in boys' basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Read More

Western Derby

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

TUCKER, St James — Former champions FC Reno and Montego Bay United (MBU) will meet in what will is arguably the most important western derby in the Red Stripe Premier League game in the last four seasons when they play in a third-round game at WesPow Park on... Read More



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