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Scores turnout for UTech Western Jamaica Open House

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The University of Technology Jamaica, (UTech) boasted a tremendous turnout at their Western Jamaica Campus Open House held last Thursday at the St John’s Methodist Church Hall in Montego Bay.Over 300 students turned out for the Open House from 10 schools in and around western Jamaica for information on the [...]

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Possible jet skis operation in Long Bay Beach

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — TOURISM Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill has expressed the likelihood of the Long Bay Beach area of Negril being used as a launch area for jet ski operations.“There’s a discussion on now,” said McNeill, “we got the okay and basically it looks like it is going to be Long Bay. UDC [Urban Development [...]

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PHOTO: Job Rush!

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — People from all across western Jamaica turned out from early Wednesday morning seeking to be registered as the Hyatt Ziva Hotel (formerly Ritz Carlton Rose Hall) staged a job fair. The former Ritz Carlton Rose Hall is currently undergoing major renovation to reopen as the Hyatt Ziva in November. (PHOTO: PHILLIP [...]

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BPO employees hail sector

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter Friday, October 10, 2014     MONTEGO BAY, St James — Yoni Epstein, chairman of the Business Processing Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) has dispelled the notion that customer service agent positions in the BPO sector are dead-end jobs.He stoutly defended the sector, which employs over 10,000 persons at call [...]

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PHOTO: WELL DONE!

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Bickersteth Primary and Infant School students who placed second in the recent First Global Bank’s Mastermind Quiz competition are joined by teachers, as they displaythe symbolic cheque for $250,000 presented to the school by representatives of the bank, for their outstanding achievement. The money will be used to assist in the erection of a perimeter [...]

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Bartlett launches welfare programme for elderly, shut-in

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ROSE HALL, St James — EAST Central St James Member of Parliament Edmund Bartlett on Sunday launched a welfare programme for the elderly in his constituency.Bartlett has also formed a group of young ladies in his community, named Ed’s Tulips, who has been mandated to address the needs of the senior citizens within the constituency.“There [...]

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Tough Super Cup first round Saturday

MONTEGO BAY, St James – WESTERN Jamaica’s three representatives in the inaugural Lime Super Cup all drew tough oppositions for this Saturday’s first round of matches that will feature triple-headers at the Montego Bay Sports Complex and the national stadium. Cornwall College, Godfrey Stewart and St James High, all former daCosta Cup champions are among [...]

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Mom who thought she was having twins has triplets instead

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at- Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com Thursday, October 09, 2014     A St James mom, who thought she was delivering twins,got an unexpected bonus in the delivery room when a third baby emerged. Jacqueline Miller-Brown, 40, a grocery shop operator of Cambridge, recently gave birth in August to three girls — two identical [...]

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Westmoreland foster mom to get national recognition

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MONDAY will be a special day for Miranda Judith Townsend.The Holly Hill, Westmoreland, senior citizen will be presented with a Badge Of Honour For Long And Faithful Service to the Child Protection Sector at the National Honours and Awards ceremony, which will be held at King’s House.Townsend, who worked as a basic school teacher and [...]

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OBSERVER WEST: HIP STRIP

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