Porteous proud to read freedom proclamation

Mandeville , Manchester — On the morning of August 1, 1838 the British colonial governor of Jamaica Sir Lionel Smith stood before a large crowd in Spanish Town, St Catherine, which was then Jamaica's capital, and read a proclamation from Queen Victoria granting... Read More

National pride in Manchester
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — It had to be done in inclement weather, but the formalities here to usher in Jamaica's fifty-five years as an independent nation, though having less-than-usual i ndependence celebration turnout, was not significantly...... Read More

Robert Kennedy bats 103
Mandeville, Manchester — There is no real winning formula for long life, guests were told, as centenarian Robert Nathaniel Kennedy was honoured last Thursday.... Read More

New bridge for Pennants
MAY PEN, Clarendon — A new US$5.537-million bridge in Pennants, northern Clarendon described by p rime m inister Andrew Holness as being part of a drive to improve connectivity, productivity and safety, was...... Read More

PHOTO: New bridge

Monday, August, 14 2017    

Like all other road users, this farmer and his faithful donkey find the new US$5.537-million bridge in Pennants, northern Clarendon, much to their liking. The bridge links northern Clarendon and points further to central and southern communities, including Clarendon's capital May Pen. Read More

Influential St Elizabeth politician Donald Horne dead at 98

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Donald Horne, who served for 25 years as parish councillor representing the People's National Party (PNP) in the Junction Division during the 1970s, 1990s and early 2000s, died on July 25 at age 98, family members have confirmed. Read More

Gov't mulls bypass for Hopewell, Lucea

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, August, 10 2017    

 NEGRIL, Westmoreland — An overwhelming outcry by residents of Lucea and Negril for the construction of a bypass road for the Hanover capital of Lucea has caught the attention of Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Read More

Third World for Boys Club 75th anniversary show

Thursday, August, 10 2017    

 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Internationally renowned reggae band Third World will perform at the Hard Rock Café Montego Bay on Saturday as part of the Montego Bay Boys' and Girls' Club 75th anniversary celebrations. Read More

SRI comes alive with Jamaica 55

Thursday, August, 10 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — There was no shortage of vibes at Sandals Resorts International's headquarters last Friday, as the company celebrated Jamaica's Independence with an event dubbed 'Ketch Di Vibe Wid Jamaica 55'. Read More

Final fight

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 10 2017    

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15th staging of Rose Hall Football Camp ends on a high

Thursday, August, 10 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The 15th annual staging of the SOS Children's Village Rose Hall Football Camp ended on a high at the Rose Hall 18th Century Aqueduct with the traditional awards ceremony on Friday. Read More

New president of Rotary Club of Negril announces social projects

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, August, 10 2017    

 Newly installed president of the Rotary Club of Negril, assistant Superintendent of Operations assigned to the St James Fire Department, Rudolph Seaton, has announced a raft of projects that he plans to implement during his tenure. Read More

St James FA U-20 heats up

Thursday, August, 10 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Petersfield High and Bogue FC were winners on Tuesday in the St James Football Association /Sandals Resorts International Under-20 competition, as they race for places in the semi-finals set for later this... Read More

PHOTO: Emancipendence in the west

Thursday, August, 10 2017    

Jumping into Emancipendence like… This was what team members from Sandals Negril were doing with flags held high as the resort celebrated Jamaica's 55th year of Independence.  Read More

PHOTO: Independence Day Awardees

Thursday, August, 10 2017    

Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis (centre) and Claudette Bryan, the acting custos of St James (fifth right) stand with Spirit of Independence and Mayor'sSpecial awardees following the Independence Civic Ceremony in Montego Bay on Sunday.From left are: Jason Russell of Pier... Read More


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