A mother’s GRIEF

A dejected Marvilyn Graham, mother of slain four-year-old Natasha Brown,
who was beheaded by Marvia Patterson in Duanvale, Trelawny, two years
ago, speaking to our news team earlier this week with her one-year-old son

On Monday, May 27, 2013, when Marvia Patterson beheaded four-year-old Natasha Brown in the rural community of Duanvale, it was the first time that the little girl’s mother Marvilyn Graham had allowed her to leave home to walk on her own the short distance to her basic school in the district. ... Read More

Director of Corporate Communications for Flow Gail Abrahams (second right) presents the sponsors’ cheque for the second Flow MoBay City Run during
Tuesday’s press launch at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in Rose Hall to (from left) Principal of Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, Dr Asburn Pinnock; Dr Luz
Longsworth, director UWI,WJC; Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Glendon Harris and Dr Joseph Grannum, coordinator for UTech, WJC. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) MoBay City Run hopes to raise $5million
ORGANISERS of the second Flow MoBay City Run are hoping to raise $5 million from the staging of this ... Read More

Carl Beviere, general manager
Sandals Montego Bay Sandals Montego Bay to co-sponsor Green Pond High 10th anniversary celebrations
MONTEGO BAY, St JAMES - SANDALS Montego Bay will later this month partner with the Green Pond High S ... Read More

donation Cornwall Regional Hospital donation
Keriesa Bell-Cummings (third left), senior hospital administrator, and Denise Forsythe (fourth left) ... Read More

Green Pond gets computer lab

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer GREEN POND, St James | Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Shanoya Spence, head girl of Farm Primary and Junior High School (seated) has the attention of
(from left) Member of Parliament for Central St James Lloyd B Smith; Rev Lorane Chisholm
(partially hidden) chairman, Farm Primary and Junior High School; Judith Wallace, president
Green Pond CDC; Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell; and
councillor Sylvan Reid. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

MINISTER of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell last week handed over a $4.7 million state-of-the-art computer and resource laboratory to the Green Pond Primary and Junior High School located in the inner-city community of Green Pond in St James. The new facility is a project of the Universal Service Fund, controlled by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining. Paulwell said that the facility is one of over 200 such centres across the island, with St James acc ... Read More

Ex-cop detained, wife in hospital

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — An ex-policeman has been detained and his wife in hospital following a controversial shooting early yesterday morning at the home of the couple in Pineapple, here in Ocho Rios. According to the Ocho Rios police, the woman was allegedly shot and injured by her husband during a dispute at the family home about 1:00 yesterday morning. The woman, who reportedly received three bullet wounds, was admitted to the St Ann's Bay Hospital and later transferred to a Kingston-based ... Read More

NWA moves to improve safety along Elegant Corridor

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

A section of the Elegant Corridor in the vicinity of the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, where the rumble strips are being installed

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE National Works Agency (NWA) is moving to improve road safety along the Elegant Corridor in St James through the implementation of a project aimed at reducing excessive speeding along that thoroughfare. The project involves the installation of rumble strips in the vicinity of the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, which has seen an alarmingly high incidence of fatalities, due in part to excessive speeding. Rumble strips are a series of small raised pavement markers, which ... Read More

Power Brokers Workshop and Luncheon

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Power Brokers
Workshop and

Rochelle Cameron (right) head of LIME's regulatory and legal affairs, north, makes a point during a panel discussion at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and industry (MBCCI) Power Brokers Workshop and Luncheon held at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Rose Hall last week. Other members of the panel include (from left) Nathan Robb, president, MBCCI; Kelly Tomblin, CEO, Jamaica Public Service; Cordel Green, executive director, Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica; and Wayne Cummings, senior dire ... Read More

The Tryall Club gets new managing director

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Aram Zerunian

TRYALL, Hanover -- ARAM Zerunian has been appointed the new managing director for The Tryall Club in Hanover. He replaces Sam James. Zerunian comes to the 89 villa Tryall Club from the Half Moon Hotel and Villas, where he served as general manager for 13 years. He has extensive experience in all aspects of resort operations, including construction, villa operations renovations, new facility opening, project management, budgeting, training, food and beverage, and administration. "Mr Zerunian ... Read More

MBU, Reno to continue battles in RSPL

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer TUCKER, St James | Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Montego Bay United’s
striker Kashief Brown
(front) tries to control
the ball as Tivoli
Gardens’ defender
Barrington Pryce
battles for possession
in their RSPL game at
WesPow Park
recently. MBU won the
game 2-1. (PHOTO:

WESTERN-based clubs Montego Bay United (MBU) and Reno FC will continue their battles at either end of the Red Stripe Premier League table with home games against Harbour View and Tivoli Gardens respectively on Sunday. Defending champions Montego Bay United who are in a battle for a semi-final place will host sixth-place Harbour View at WesPow Park, while Reno FC in 11th place, host fifth-placed Tivoli. Both games are set to start at 3:30 pm. Montego Bay United are in third place on 44 points, ... Read More

UWI, WJC scholarship fund launched

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Businessman Fred Smith (left) presents Dr Luz Longsworth, campus director,
University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica, with a gift as a token of
appreciation for her service to the institution during the launch of the
Ambassadorial Corps Scholarship Fund in Montego Bay last week.

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus Ambassadorial Corps Scholarship Fund kick-started last week with $1.6-million during an official launch of the fund at the offices of Rainforest Seafoods in Montego Bay. The fund, which is being set up to assist students in need of financial assistance, got underway with a $1-million donation from a major sponsor and $100,000 pledges each from six of the 12 members of the ambassadorial corps, who will demit offic ... Read More

100 houses for tourism workers in Belle Air

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

EMPLOYEES in the tourism industry are this year to benefit from the construction of some 100 two-bedroom units in Belle Air III, St Ann, under the Jamaica Economical Housing Project. Government has allocated just over $1 billion for the project in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament. The project, which is being funded by the China EXIM Bank, aims to upgrade infrastructure in rural communities in St Ann and St Elizabeth. It also aims to ... Read More

Beaches Negril's Anthony Campbell is Westmoreland FA's MVP

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Mable Alfred, manager of the Golden Touch FC, accepts the Fair
Play award from Wayne Soltau of Captain’s Bakery at Sunday’s
awards ceremony of the Westmoreland FA Captain’s Bakery
and Grill Major League 2013/14 season, during the presentation
ceremony held at Sandals Whitehouse on Sunday.

  WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland -- Anthony Campbell, captain of champions Beaches Negril was on Sunday named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2013-14 Westmoreland Football Association's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League at the awards ceremony held at Sandals Whitehouse in the parish. Beaches Negril dominated the Westmoreland Major League last season, and won three of the major awards handed out on Sunday. Other awardees from the resort were Desmond Montaque who was named top defend ... Read More

Albert Town JPs recognised

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter ALBERT TOWN, Trelawny | Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Justices of the Peace (from left) Kenneth Grant, George Bromfield, Dorothy
Bartley representing Caswell Bartley, James Dunbar, Christopher Stewart
representing Clovis Stewart, and Adolph Codling deputising for Albert Levy pose
with their plaques after they were recognised by the Albert Town Zone of the
Trelawny Association of Lay Magistrates last week.

SIX veteran justices of the peace (JPs) who have collectively served in southern Trelawny for almost 200 years were honoured during a glitzy ceremony hosted by the Albert Town Zone of the Trelawny Association of Lay Magistrates in that town last week. Among the half dozen who received accolades for their outstanding services, was 92-year-old businessman Kenneth Grant, who for the past 47 years has provided exemplary services as a justice of the peace to the citizens of Albert Town and surroun ... Read More



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