Mom, baby die in Hanover crash

The mangled wreck of the Toyota Rav 4 in which a mother and her baby daughter died after the vehicle crashed with a garbage turck on the Point Hill main road in Hanover yesterday. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

POINT HILL, Hanover – Tragedy struck along the Point Hill main road in Hanover yesterday evening when a mother and her baby daughter died after suffering multiple injuries in a motor vehicle crash. Up to press time last night, the police did not disclose the identity of the deceased. Police ... Read More

Montego Bay Convention Centre manager Dittie Guise (second left) accepts the award for ‘Caribbean’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre’ from Chris Frost, VP, World Travel Awards (second right) at the awards ceremony held at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort last Saturday, while two hostesses share in the moment. (Mark Hakansson) Montego Bay Convention Centre wins sixth consecutive World Travel Award
The picturesque Montego Bay Convention Centre recently copped its sixth consecutive World Travel Awa ... Read More

Curious onlookers at the site of a recent three-vehicle collision at the intersection of the Northern Coastal Highway and the road that leads to the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium (Mark Cummings) Wanted: Traffic lights
ROCK, Trelawny — Emphasising the need for traffic signals to be installed at two critical inte ... Read More

Heavy-duty equipment working on the Baggie Valley roadway HOPE up and running across the western region  
MONTEGO BAY, St James — There is a buzz of activity in several rural communities across the we ... Read More

International Clean-up Day working in the west

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, September 22, 2016    

Grand Palladium hotel employees, members of the Rotary and Rotaract clubs of Lucea and community members with bags of garbage collected at the Seaview Drive Beach in Hanover.

LUCEA, Hanover — Project manager at the Rotary Club of Lucea Mervin Spence says it appears that residents of Lucea and its environs are becoming more conscious about the need for a clean environment. “People are getting more educated about garbage and, speaking to the community, they are more passionate about keeping the community clean because they realise the health risk, especially with the Zika virus. A lot of them are talking about that they don’t want their baby to bor ... Read More

Talent on show

Thursday, September 22, 2016    

Best male model, Christopher McKoy of Sandals Whitehouse working the runway during the event.

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — There was no shortage of star-studded performances inside the Le Caberet theatre at Sandals Whitehouse last Wednesday, as the resorts in the west — Sandals Whitehouse, Sandals Negril and Beaches Negril — presented their regional finalists in the Sandals and Beaches Resorts Festival of the Arts Talent and Model Search Competition. As the night unfolded, a fully engaged audience shared in the passion, views and remarkable gifts of the region’s ... Read More

55th Montego Bay Marlin Tournament underway

Thursday, September 22, 2016    

Members of Team ‘Too Contagious’ pause for a quick photo before yesterday’s start of the fishing tournament.

Angler Lawrence Taylor of the Stewfish boat yesterday landed the first marlin catch as day one of the fishing competition in the 55th Annual Montego Bay International Marlin Tournament got under way. Some 40 boats with competitors from Jamaica and the Caribbean are participating in the competition, which will end tomorrow. The tournament officially kicked off on Tuesday with a short presentation by marine-biologist and conservationist Guy Harvey. Commodore of the Montego Bay Yacht Club, ... Read More

Western derby

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September 22, 2016    

MBU’s Allan Ottey (left) gets away from Boys’ Town’s Xavian Virgo in Sunday’s Red Stripe Premier League game at Wespow Park. Ottey set up Dino Williams for the first goal, then scored the winner in the 2-1 victory.Photo: Paul Reid

Surprise leaders FC Reno and defending champions Montego Bay United will meet in the first of three western derbies in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Frome on Sunday, starting at 3:30pm. Both teams have won their last two games. FC Reno, who have struggled the last two seasons to stay in the league, are coming off back-to-back 1-0 wins to lead the table with seven points after three games. Montego Bay United are a point behind in a tightly bunched top half of the table, as after losi ... Read More

All set for CUMI 5K/10 K Run

Thursday, September 22, 2016    

The Sandals and Beaches Negril team, led by Beaches Negril General Manager Adrian
Whitehead (second left), were in high spirits following their completion of the 2015
CUMI Come Run 5K Run/Walk event at the Tryall Club in Hanover. (File Photo)

More than 700 people have already signed up for the 8th annual CUMI Come Run, set for this Saturday, at the Tryall Club in Hanover. “All is in place for the event and we look forward to a great race day. We are grateful to all who have registered and the number of sponsors who have come on board this year,” said Junior Taylor, chairman of the organising committee of CUMI (Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill). Since 2008, the 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk have been the primar ... Read More

Hip Strip - Sept 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016    

From left: Sandria Wong-Small, senior judge of the St James Parish Court, Sandra Miller-Hall and Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck got in a photo op at the installation ceremony for Justices of Peace for St James at the Montego Bay Convention Centre recently.

DOING JUSTICE - From left: Sandria Wong-Small, senior judge of the St James Parish Court, Sandra Miller-Hall and Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck got in a photo op at the installation ceremony for Justices of Peace for St James at the Montego Bay Convention Centre recently. HANGING WITH THE CEO - Business account manager at Digicel Business, Steffan-Chad Haughton (left), and colleague Audia Lawrence (right) hang out with Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International, at the Montego Bay Ya ... Read More

Thank you, gentlemen!

Thursday, September 22, 2016    


Inspector Everton Henry (left) of Montego Bay Freeport Police Station gladly receives paints from Berger Paints sales representative Patrick Lawson (centre), and Glenroy Myers, western regional marketing officer for Kris an Charles Investments, during a refurbishing exercise at the station’s CIB offices recently. Spearheaded by Chris an Charles, the project, which was undertaken at a cost of roughly $500,000, included the installation of two air conditioning units; installation of four gla ... Read More

Teams vie for St James CA T20 semi-final spots

Thursday, September 22, 2016    

The semi-finalists in the St James Cricket Association’s TEF T20 cricket competition will be known this weekend following the playing of the quarter-finals at Barnett Oval. On Saturday, Gutters and Police will meet in the first game, set to start at 10:00am, followed by Elgin Town against Full 100 starting at 2:00 pm. Another two games will be played on Sunday at the same venue: Green Pond against Rose Heights and Farm Heights taking on Orange. The winners of the four games will advanc ... Read More

ISSA to rule on Spot Valley’s controversial D’Cup games today

Thursday, September 22, 2016    

Spot Valley High’s position in Zone C of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/Flow daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition could be affected after today’s meeting of the management committee of the competition in Kingston. Spot Valley leads Zone C with seven points from three games — on goal difference over Cedric Titus High who have played four games — but depending on the result of the meeting, the St James team could increase their lead by three points or ... Read More

PHOTO: For your invaluable service

Thursday, September 22, 2016    

As part of the Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay 50th anniversary celebrations, four members of the Montego Bay community were honoured for their service and contribution to the development of St James during the club’s dinner banquet at the Grandiosa Hotel in Montego Bay last Thursday. The awardees were: (from left) Anthony Pearson, managing director of Lloyds Department Store (Business Leader); Ernest Sterling, proprietor of Verney House Hotel (Spirit of Service); Vilma Campbell, principal of ... Read More



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