Western News

Another tragedy on Spur Tree

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Saturday's tragic death of a 62-year-old woman in a motor vehicle crash has reignited concerns about the Spur Tree main road which links St Elizabeth and western Jamaica with Mandeville and points east including Jamaica's capital... Read More

Spirit of Independence awardee
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Robert Blake, who is visually impaired, was happy to be among the 10 individuals to be bestowed with the Spirit of Independence award during the St James Municipal Corporation/Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Independence Civic Ceremony on...... Read More

Sandals Resorts International team members get taste of 'Sweet Jamdung'
Team members at Sandals Resorts International were on Friday treated to an afternoon of fun, culture and amazing food, as the company hosted its pre-independence celebrations dubbed 'Sweet Jamdung'.... Read More

MoBay Jerk Fest pulls hundreds of patrons
The highly popular MoBay Jerk Festival was attended by hundreds of patrons inside the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay with its sizzling jerk offerings and strong line-up of entertainment acts. The event was held on Emancipation Day, August 1.... Read More

Jamaica Military Band to perform at JDF ex-soldiers fund-raiser

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — The JDF ex-Soldiers Association – Western Chapter, Montego Bay Branch Jamaica Legion, presents the Jamaica Military Band in Concert on Sunday, starting at 4:00 pm, at the Half Moon Conference Centre, Rose Hall, St James. Read More

Done deal

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

GRANVILLE, St James —Starting next month, residents of western Jamaica and environs are to have access at the Sam Sharpe Teachers' College in St James, to a number of sport-related short courses in a variety of disciplines, offered by the St Catherine-based GC Foster College of... Read More

Belmont Academy to make daCosta Cup debut

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland - Belmont Academy of Westmoreland are one of two new schools that will make their first appearance in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association daCosta Cup schoolboys football competition when it kicks off on September 8 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in... Read More

Sport Diary — August 9

Thursday, August, 9 2018    

TODAYWestern Basketball Association EBLCornwall Courts Chargers vs Inner City Avalanche — Cricket Club 6:15 pmHolland Saints vs Lucea Flames — Cricket Club 8:00 pm FRIDAY AUGUST 10 Read More

Bring back the library

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 9 2018    

GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — There are echoing calls from Hanoverians as well as an executive of the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) for financial assistance to repair the derelict building which once housed the Green Island Branch Library in Hanover. Read More

Royale Pharmacy health fair delivers free medical care

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Scores of people from across Westmoreland turned out in Savanna-la-Mar last Friday, for the 10th annual staging of the Royale Pharmacy's community health fair, which was held under the theme: “Empowering our Communities Through Health... Read More

Health minister commends Adventists for relentless spirit of community

Thursday, August, 2 2018    

MOUNT SALEM, St James — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has commended the Seventh-day Adventist Church in western Jamaica for its relentless spirit of care and volunteerism to the community. Read More

From Rising Stars to Broadway

Thursday, August, 2 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland —You may remember her from a popular television show a few years ago.She was the young lady who did a controversial dancehall move during one of her performances in the singing competition. Read More

PIOJ installs automatic weather station at Mount Peto Primary

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

MOUNT PETO, Hanover — The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) in collaboration with a number of stakeholders, including the Meteorological Service, recently installed an automatic weather station at the Mount Peto Primary School in Hanover. Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August, 2 2018    

RETIREMENT, St James — Garnett Edmonson, the regional manager for Western Parks and Markets (WPM) — a subsidiary of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) — is praising the fire brigade and employees of the WPM/NSWMA for their efforts in bringing the... Read More

PM Holness hails Rhonda Dennis at service of thanksgiving

Thursday, August, 2 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hailed the late Rhoda Metilla Dennis, “for giving us such a great son”, in the person of Cabinet member, Dr Horace Chang. Read More


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