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Making it easier to donate

TUFTON... I want to make it a lot easier for people to give, wherever that giving is coming from, as long as it is legitimate (Observer)

MOUNT SALEM, St James — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says the ministry is seeking to make it easier for charities and benevolent organisations to make donations to the public health sector. Last year, just under 200 charities contributed items valued at some $3.5 billion to the s ... Read More

Contract killings up in the West?
At least one senior investigator theorises that Tuesday night’s deadly shooting of a male and ... Read More

Bunkers Hill So Fresh’s Oshane Hunter rides a tackle from Holland United’s Austin Dixon in Sunday’s return leg semi-finals of the Trelawny FA Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League at Elleston Wakeland Centre. The game ended in a 1-1 draw as Holland advanced to the finals against Rio Bueno FC. (Observer) Holland faces Rio Bueno
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Former champions Holland United will start slight favourites in Sunday&rs ... Read More

Cedric Titus  action from a 2014 daCosta Cup first-round game in which Cedric Titus hosted Marcus Garvey High in Clarks Town, Trelawny. (Observer) Zone change for Cedric Titus
CLARKS TOWN, Trelawny — For the first time, Cedric Titus High School will play their first-rou ... Read More

Hanover Charities gives $37 million in scholarships, grants

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, June 30, 2016    

ROUND HILL, Hanover — The Hanover Charities presented a record $37 million in grants and scholarships at its annual grant ceremony at Round Hill Hotel and Villas a week ago. The 2016 annual and general grants accounted for some $23 million of the allocations, while over $14 million was set aside for the 125 mostly tertiary students who were the recipients of the Morris/Watkis Memorial Scholarships. “In our 16th year of this scholarship programme, Hanover Charities will award 125 s ... Read More

New DCs to be deployed in Negril, Mobay

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, June 30, 2016    

BARTLETT... you can’t ‘see and blind and hear and deaf’ and achieve the safety and security that you are asking for (Observer)

NEGRIL,Westmoreland — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has disclosed that the lion’s share of a cohort of 87 new district constables to graduate next month will be deployed to the resort town of Negril. The remaining portion will be assigned to the second city. “We have to take action to support and to strengthen the formal security arrangements in your community. As a result I am to advise you that on the 19th of July we will be graduating 87 new district constables to b ... Read More

Management Units to be established in resort towns, says Bartlett

Thursday, June 30, 2016    

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett

Government will be establishing Resort Management Units in towns across the island, beginning with Negril, as early as September of this year. Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, who made the announcement in Negril in a meeting with tourism stakeholders last week, said the units will be established to provide a formal management structure for the country’s resort areas. The units will receive support from existing tourism agencies, such as the Tourism Product Development Company, the Ja ... Read More

St James cricket season bowls off

PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, June 30, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The St James Cricket Association’s season will get underway on Sunday with the six-a-side competition, set to start at 10:00am, and will be followed next week with the start of the 50-overs competition. Both competitions will be sponsored by Member of Parliament for Central St James Heroy Clarke, St James Cricket Association president Cecil Fletcher told the Jamaica Observer West this week. The curtain-raising six-a-side, as well as the 50-overs games will b ... Read More

Mt Alvernia wins debate contest

Thursday, June 30, 2016    

(From left) Coach of the Mount Alvernia Prep debate team Alex Hepburn and his charges Alyssa Dobson, Timothy Simpson and Amelia Chattoo. (Observer)

Montego Bay’s Mt Alvernia Preparatory School got the better of Kingston’s St Aloysius Primary School in a fiercely contested match as the curtains came down on the Junior Debate International competition at the Police Officers’ Club in Kingston last week. The teams debated the moot, “Jamaica should have a fixed election date” with St Aloysius proposing and Mount Alvernia opposing. When the dust settled, the Mount Alvernia Prep contingent of Amelia Chattoo, Alyssa ... Read More

Photo: Cricket coaching

Thursday, June 30, 2016    

Veteran cricket coach Jerry Reid (left) instructs a young player on the correct stance while batting on Tuesday’s first day of a three-day camp for prep school cricket players at Barnett Oval. The camp was organised by the St James Cricket Association and sponsored in part by the Tourism Enhancement Fund. The camp ends on Friday with an award ceremony at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. (Observer)

Veteran cricket coach Jerry Reid (left) instructs a young player on the correct stance while batting on Tuesday’s first day of a three—day camp for prep school cricket players at Barnett Oval. The camp was organised by the St James Cricket Association and sponsored in part by the Tourism Enhancement Fund. The camp ends on Friday with an award ceremony at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. (Photo: PAUL REID) Read More

Hip Strip - June 30, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016    



DARK CHOCOLATE 
(From left) Kemesha Myles, Neikesha Kozer and Alicea Johnson got in a quick snap at Dark Chocolate at Bambooze in Negril last Friday.(Observer)

CURVES AHEAD Shanice Bryan caught the attention of our photog at Dark Chocolate at Bambooze in Negril last Friday. (Observer) Read More

Photo: Farewell!

Thursday, June 30, 2016    

(From left) Businessman Lachu Ramchandani, Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris, and Head of Marketing, Advertising and Communications at the Jamaica Observer Natalie Chin joined outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica Pratap Singh at a farewell party in his honour at Flavour of India Restaurant at Blue Diamond Shopping Centre in Montego Bay last Friday. (Observer)

(From left) Businessman Lachu Ramchandani, mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris, and Head of Advertising and Marketing at the Jamaica Observer Natalie Chin joined outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica Pratap Singh at a farewell party in his honour at Flavour of India Restaurant at Blue Diamond Shopping Center in Montego Bay last Friday. Read More

Cosmos and Canvas opens in Montego Bay

Thursday, June 30, 2016    

Katherine Gopie (left), co-owner, interacts with patrons during the official opening of Cosmos and Canvas in Montego Bay. (Observer)

A new dimension has been added to Montego Bay’s burgeoning entertainment scene with the official opening of Cosmos and Canvas on the city’s popular Hip Strip (Gloucester Ave) last Saturday. The concept allows patrons to receive art lessons and step-by-step instructions in painting a chosen piece while sipping on choice selections of wine. “It is a fun, relaxed and interesting event perfect for groups or date night and at the end of the night you get to leave with a piece o ... Read More

Entertainment diary - June 30, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016    

THURSDAY, June 30 Reggae Night @ Facebaar Night Club and Lounge Ironshore, Montego Bay Adm: $1000 Exotic Thursdays @ Sundaze Bar & Grill Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Time: 10:00 pm Heineken All Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 10:00 pm FRIDAY, July 1 Beauty Pleasures Make Up Party @ Facebaar Nightclub & Lounge Ironshore, Montego Bay Music By: Crazy Neil, Crazy Chris, DJ Jigga Adm: $700 pre-sold, $700 B4 12 Formula # ... Read More



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