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Green Island again without critical hydrant

HIBBERT... I can’t say how it has happened, but Green Island is
again without a fire hydrant

GREEN ISLAND, Hanover The rapidly developing town of Green Island, which sits between Lucea and the resort town of Negril, is again without a functioning fire hydrant. A new hydrant was installed in the town eight months ago, after over a decade without the vital equipment. The installation was th ... Read More

Mario Deane Mario Deane to be buried Sunday
MONTEGO BAY, St James Mario Deane, the Montego Bay construction worker who died after being beaten ... Read More

A large gathering of mourners at the funeral service for the late Roger Clarke welcome the arrival of Prime Minister Portia
Simpson Miller at the St George's Anglican Church on Saturday. Calls for Macfield to Withorn main road to be rehabilitated in Clarke’s honour
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland THERE have been growing calls for the Government to rehabilitate the r ... Read More

Sonia Walters (second left) and Robert Graham (third
left) could hardly contain their joy after receiving
cheques for $50,000 each. The cheques were
handed over by Flow's Nicole Campbell (left) and
Garfene Grandison. Back-to-school cash flows to MoBay
MONTEGO BAY, St James Two lucky patrons were the recipients of scholarships courtesy of telecommun ... Read More

Budding artist?

Thursday, September 18, 2014    

Budding artist?

This little girl appears to be well pleased with her colouring skills, as she displays her handy work during the recent back-to school health fair at the Fletcher's Grove Baptist Church, in Sandy Bay, Hanover. The Harris Family Vision Foundation Inc sponsored the event. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE) Read More

Caribbean talents take centre stage at Sandals' ENCORE grand finals

Thursday, September 18, 2014    

Winners in the 2003 staging of ENCORE share in a photo op at last year's grand finals in St Lucia.

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland SANDALS Whitehouse European Village and Spa will host this year's 11th annual staging of the Entertainment Now Creates Opportunity Rewarding Excellence (ENCORE) Grand Finals at the resort's Le Cabaret Theatre on Saturday. ENCORE, a talent and model search competition, is staged throughout the Sandals/ATL Group across the Caribbean. Resorts and regions conduct elimination shows and select finalists to represent their respective islands in the last hurrah for the year, w ... Read More

Who should replace Roger Clarke as member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland?

Thursday, September 18, 2014    

Bernard Vanriel, PNP
councillor:
Yolando Cazely, store
manager:

A date for a by-election to fill the Central Westmoreland seat left vacant with the passing of the People's National Party's Member of Parliament Roger Clarke is yet to be announced, but already a number of persons are eyeing the seat. The Jamaica Observer West's Alan Lewin sought reaction on Tuesday when he visited the constituency and asked: Who do you think is most suitable to represent the constituency of Central Westmoreland? Yolando Cazely, store manager: We want Michael Erskine because ... Read More

Busy weekend for MoBay United

Thursday, September 18, 2014    

MBU's Donovan Carey
(left) gets past Reno
FC's Denmark Gillings in
their opening RSPL
game at the Montego
Bay Sports Complex last
week. The game ended
in a 1-1 draw.

TUCKER, St James AFTER being idle for 10 days since their opening 1-1 draw against Reno FC, Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will have a busy schedule over the next four days. This afternoon, MBU will face Waterhouse at the Stadium East field, in a repeat of last season's final, before a home game at Wespow Park on Sunday against Boys’ Town. Montego Bay United shocked favourites Waterhouse 5-2 in the finals, to win their first title, which is the first for a ... Read More

Entertainment Diary

Thursday, September 18, 2014    

THURSDAY, September 18 Heineken All Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Admission: Free Heineken Urban Thursdays @ D'Rehab Lounge, Sports Bar & Pool Hall Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Admission: Free Karaoke Thursdays @ MoBay Proper Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Admission: Free Crab Night Thursdays @ Drunken Squid Bar and Grill Greenwood, St James Admission: Free FRIDAY, September 19 Inception, The New Genesis @ UWI WJC Admission: $500 with college ID, ... Read More

Sport Diary

Thursday, September 18, 2014    

September 18-21 TODAY ISSA Rural Area schoolgirls' netball Zone A Hopewell vs Anchovy 2:30 pm Merlene Ottey vs Rhodes Hall Zone B Herbert Morrison vs Green Pond Presentation/Awards ceremony for St James FA Div2 -- IUC, East Street, Montego Bay 7:00pm FRIDAY ISSA Rural Area schoolgirls' netball Zone B Muschett vs St James William Knibb vs Montego Bay Zone C Manning vs Petersfield Belmont vs Frome Tech Maud McLeod vs Godfrey Stewart SATURDAY 6th Tryall Club CUMI Come Run 5k/10K ... Read More

Moneague welcomes police walk-through

Monday, September 15, 2014    

Police personnel with other
stakeholders on tour in Moneague.
Here children of the community are
presented with back-to-school
items by members of the group.

MEMBERS of the Moneague Police station and members of the St Ann Community Safety and Security Branch recently conducted a walk-through in the Moneague area under the theme, "Building Stronger Communities". The team, led by Deputy Superintendent Michael Young, in charge of Operations for St Ann, and Inspector Cecil Gordon sub- officer in charge of the Moneague Police Station were accompanied by several residents including members from various denominations and neighbourhood watches. The group ... Read More

Designer graves

BY INGRID BROWN Associate editor — special assignment browni@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September 15, 2014    

This mother would settle for nothing less than a castle for her teenage daughter. (PHOTOS: KENYON HEMANS)

ANNOTTO Bay Cemetery in St Mary has become less of a morbid graveyard and more like an attraction as passers-by stop daily to take pictures and examine the ‘designer graves’ depicting the lifestyles that the deceased once lived or wanted to live. From a fairytale castle to an aeroplane, the intricately designed tombs have given the cemetery a fanciful feel, and a well-needed facelift. Conceptualiser of the breathtaking designs and proprietor of Exodus Funeral Home, Errol Green, sai ... Read More

Black Hill's Bounty

Monday, September 15, 2014    

The residents have turned this community into a bustling market square.

WHEN residents of Black Hill in Portland could not find jobs in the formal sector, they capitalised on the community’s location on the main road, setting up shop in the square to sell produce to motorists traversing the busy thoroughfare. Their goods range from breadfruit, pear and soft yam, to plantains, apples and guineps, and despite the dry spell affecting the island, an abundance of ground provisions can always be found in the square where scores of residents, mainly men, eke out a ... Read More

Show appreciation for politicians while they are alive, says Patterson

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September 15, 2014    

Former Prime Minister P J Patterson at Saturday's funeral service for
Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke at the St George's Anglican Church in
Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. (MICHAEL GORDON)

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson has charged Jamaicans to appreciate the work of our political leaders while they are alive, instead of lambasting them. This, he argued, will preserve the memory of the late agriculture minister, Roger Clarke. "A fitting measure in Roger's memory demands that we cease to vilify our political leaders to lump them together in a class of gang, who are inimical to the national well-being and then wait until they die to praise ... Read More



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