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‘Don’t neglect the people,’ new Port Antonio mayor, councillors told

Port Antonio Mayor Paul Thompson is robed by Silbert Davis and Fay Neufville, CEO Portland Municipal Council, at yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony of councillors. (Photo: Everard Owen)

PORT ANTONIO, Portland – Councillor Paul Thompson from the Manchioneal Division was yesterday afternoon elected and sworn in to head the Portland Municipal Corporation as mayor. He will be supported by Rohan Vassell, who was elected deputy mayor. The Portland corporation was won by the Jam ... Read More

It is a happy occasion for participants in the ribbon cutting at the handing-over ceremony of the Arcadia Primary School’s Infant Department. Here students look on as (from left) Executive Director of Food For The Poor Jamaica David Mair; field senior representative, Major Giving FFP Inc, Delane Bailey-Herd; Member of Parliament for St Thomas Eastern Dr Fenton Ferguson; and acting senior education officer, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Region 2, Claudette Henry Harris; Mavern Downie Galloway, principal of Arcadia Primary School’s Infant Department; and donors Matthew and Tricia Miclette cut the ribbon. A new day for Arcadia Basic School
RELIEF has come for parents with children enrolled at the Arcadia Basic School in St Thomas as a ne ... Read More

JLP councillor-elect for the Maroon Town Division, Everes Coke (left), with supporters in the division last Friday. (Photos: Alan Lewin) JLP wins Maroon Town Div after 30-year drought
MAROON TOWN, St James — When Everes Coke is sworn today at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre as ... Read More

Davis...expected to be sworn in as Montego Bay mayor today. 
JLP councillor-elect for Cambridge Division to be sworn in as mayor of MoBay
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Jamaica Observer West has been reliably informed that Jamaica Labo ... Read More

Unearthing The Diamond

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Tamika Williams (right) author of the book ‘Unearthing The Diamond’ presents Jeniffer Livingstone with a copy during the recent launch at Ahhh… Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, in Camrose, St James. (Photo: Alan Lewin)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The heavy downpour in the lush district of Camrose, St James, recently could not prevent Tamika Pomella Williams from launching her book, Unearthing The Diamond, at her home and businessplace at Ahhh…Ras Natango Gallery and Garden in that quiet rural community. Her husband Ian, and son Ayale, hosted the launch and welcomed guests at the function, held on November 25, the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. ... Read More

Cornwall College target JC for all-island schoolboy football supremacy

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Howard Dent of Cornwall College (left) takes on STETHS’ Rujay Robinson in Saturday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. (Photo: Paul Reid)

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Fresh from their daCosta Cup triumph over St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) last week, 12-time champions Cornwall College will seek to end the decade-long drought of a rural area team winning the Olivier Shield when they take on title holders and Manning Cup champions Jamaica College at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday, starting at 6:00pm. Jamaica College, who beat Wolmer’s Boys’ in the Manning Cup final, before losing the Walker ... Read More

‘Dream big’

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December 08, 2016    

General manager of the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Dittie Guise (left), presents a painting by Carol Hamilton-Small as a token of appreciation to President and CEO of Golden Crust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, Dr Lowell Hawthorne, after he delivered the keynote address at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Banquet Awards at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St James on Saturday night. (Photo : Aceion Cunningham)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President and CEO of Golden Crust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, Dr Lowell Hawthorne, has challenged western Jamaica business operators to venture on the international market. “I stopped by to tell you to expand your business beyond the shores of Jamaica, into the Americas where there are no borders. Think globally, think export, think Brand Jamaica and explore every opportunity to market our products, our country, in this unlimited resources to those ready and ... Read More

Esher Primary library reopens after seven years

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, December 08, 2016    

From left: Marvetta Stewart-Richards, acting regional director for the Jamaica Schools Library Service; Elaine Dickson, co-founder and chair of Reading Owl International; Katrin Casserly of Hanover Charities; Anthonette Wright, principal of Esher Primary; and teacher Aldith Stephens, look on, as the school’s head boy Antwane Beckford and head girl Ockasha Christie, navigate their way on two of the 12 computers donated by Hanover Charities. (esher)

ESHER, Hanover — Anthonette Wright, principal of the 24-year-old Esher Primary School in Hanover, is hoping that the recent reopening of the school’s library, which was closed seven years ago, will increase the reading and reasoning ability of her students. “Hopefully, with the introduction of our school library, I am expecting to see reading and reasoning abilities skyrocket,” asserted an optimistic Wright during the opening ceremony held last Thursday. The school ... Read More

U-14, U-16 rural champions to be known today

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Kaheem Allen of Cornwall College (left) moves away from York Castle’s Dantae Newland  in their ISSA/TruJuice Rural Area Under-14 quarter-final game at Cornwall College two weeks ago. Cornwall College won 4-0. (Photo: Paul Reid)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The champions in the ISSA/TrueJuice Under-14 and Under-16 football competitions will be crowned today following a double-header at Manchester High School beginning at 1:30 pm. Cornwall College and Knox College will meet in the Under-14 final, a repeat of the first-round quarter-final meeting, while Clarendon rivals Glenmuir High and Clarendon College will meet in what is expected to be a mouthwatering Under-16 decider starting at 2:30 pm. Today’s winners wi ... Read More

Granville FC start defence of Western Confed title against Hopewell United

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Members of the Granville FC team celebrate after winning the JFF Western Confederation Charlie’s JB Rums Super League last season. (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Granville FC will open the defence of their Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) Western Confederation Charlie’s JB Rums Super League title on Sunday when they take on promoted Hopewell United in the third game of a triple-header at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay. Granville FC won their third title last season, beating Sandals Whitehouse in the final at Jarrett Park, but failed to make it past the JFF Premier League play-offs. Now they will line up in ... Read More

Photo: Royale Pharmacy health fair

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Carol Muschett, director and pharmacist at Royale Pharmacy (third left), is seen with members of a Bioprist team participating in a recent health fair, put on by the pharmacy on location in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. (health)

Carol Muschett, director and pharmacist at Royale Pharmacy (third left), is seen with members of a Bioprist team participating in a recent health fair, put on by the pharmacy on location in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. Read More

Photo: Oliver Shield hunt

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Jourdaine Fletcher of Cornwall College (right) gets away from his marker Clifton Woodbine in Saturday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Fletcher scored the opening goal as Cornwall College won the game 2-1 for their 12th title. (Photo: Paul Reid)

Jourdaine Fletcher of Cornwall College (right) gets away from his marker Clifton Woodbine in Saturday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Fletcher scored the opening goal as Cornwall College won the game 2-1 for their 12th title. (Photo: Paul Reid) Read More

Photo: Ball chase!

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Photo: Paul Reid

Cornwall College’s Omreiki Lindo (right) chases York Castle’s Nigel Steele in their ISSA/TruJuice Rural Area Under-14 quarter-final game at Cornwall College last week. Cornwall College won the game 4-0 to advance to the semi-finals. (Photo: Paul Reid) Read More

Western Sport Diary - December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

FRIDAY ISSA/Western Conference boys’ basketball final — Cricket Club U-16 third place — Muschett vs Rhodes Hall- 2:30 pm U-16 Final Game — 2- Cornwall vs Herbert Morrison — 4:00 pm U-19 Final Game — 2- Cornwall vs Herbert Morrison — 5:30 pm SATURDAY Seymour Panton Over-Distance meet Rusea’s High Trelawny FA Victor Wright KO semi-final Coopers Pen FC vs Spicy Hill SC — Coopers Pen — 3:00 pm ISSA/Flow Olivier Shield Final Corn ... Read More



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