Western News

Peter Phillips to address leadership breakfast

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prominent leaders from business, government and civil society now have another outlet to spread their messages of hope while providing relevant information to the public, with the inauguration of the Leadership Breakfast Series in Montego Bay. Read More

RIU Reggae Hotel reopens after explosion
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The RIU Reggae Hotel in St James, which was closed last Thursday following an explosion at the property which left one dead and four others injured, has been reopened.President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist...... Read More

Not satisfied!    
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Family members of 27-year-old Federhori McIntosh, who was killed in a bizarre accident at RIU Reggae in Ironshore, St James on Thursday, have expressed disappointment at the hotel’s handling of the tragedy.... Read More

Teachers urged to remember principles of JTA
MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Howard Isaacs has urged members to constantly remind themselves of the principles under which the association was formed.... Read More

Get Typsy for Burwood Beach

Thursday, April, 13 2017   

The Kreative Events-produced Get Typsy party is expected to transform the spacious Burwood Beach in Trelawny into a sea of red and white on Good Friday. Read More

Chukka Good Hope gets US$4-m adventure park

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, April, 13 2017   

GOOD HOPE, Trelawny - Chukka Good Hope has ratcheted up its attraction experience with the latest addition of a US$4-million adventure park. Read More

New season for Robin’s River greenhouse

Wednesday, April, 12 2017   

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Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College to house $62-m infant school and diagnostic centre

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer GRANVILLE, St James | Wednesday, April, 12 2017   

Principal of the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College Dr Lorna Gow-Morrison says the $62- million diagnostic centre and infant school to be constructed at the college will make special education more accessible to western Jamaica residents. Read More

Friends of Clark’s Town to stage run/walk for school

Wednesday, April, 12 2017   

The Friends of Clark’s Town Charity Foundation in collaboration with the administration of the Clark’s Town Primary School will stage its inaugural Five-mile Run/Walk on Saturday, commencing at 6:00 am. Read More

Kids Around the World donates US$25K playground to Flanker Primary

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 12 2017   

The over 400 students at the Flanker Primary and Junior High in St James are now benefitting from a playground, thanks to the Atlanta, USA-based group Kids Around the World and other stakeholders. Read More

16-y-o Muschett High student shot by passenger in minibus, not motorist

Wednesday, April, 12 2017   

CONTENT, St James - New information has emerged that the bullet which killed 16-year-old Muschett High student Shanique Rose, last Friday, was fired from inside the minibus in which she was a passenger, and not by an angry motorist. Read More


BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Wednesday, April, 5 2017   

Up until the moment Alfred Johnson was visited by a team from the Trelawny Victim Support Unit, the distressed father of murdered teen Oray was bent on avenging his son’s murder then committing suicide. Read More

Jamaica expecting 4.2 million visitors in 2017

Saturday, April, 1 2017   

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has projected that tourist arrivals will reach 4.2 million by the end of this year, surpassing last year’s 3.84 million, to set a new record in Jamaica. Read More

Holness reassures hoteliers

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 31 2017   

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Thursday, March, 30 2017   

THURSDAY, March 30 Exotic Thursdays @ SundazeBar & Grill Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Time: 10:00 pm Heineken All Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Read More


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