Fish and vegetables keep Hanover senior going

Leanora Watson, 105, is confident she will live to see the fourth generation of children in her family. (Kenyon Hemans)

It’s not every day someone lives to be actively involved in the rearing of children from the third generation of their family. Centenarian Leanora Watson, an example of such, is confident that she will live to nurture and raise her fourth generation of relatives. “Me gwaan live to see d ... Read More

Police questioning a motorist (File Photo) Police tell Manchester residents to be vigilant
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Superintendent Wayne Cameron of the Manchester Police Division has ur ... Read More

Women attend a round-table talk at Sandals Royal Caribbean in St James on Wednesday. (Photos: Philp Lemonte) Top cop lashes out at people who back wrongdoers
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant has lashed out at people ... Read More

Members of the Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, in their uniforms donated by Michelle-Ann Tinglin, are joined by other stakeholders after a recent performance at the Falmouth pier. More help for Trelawny All Stars Marching Band
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The financially-strapped Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, which was earl ... Read More

‘Crime Free February’ launched in Granville

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, February 09, 2017    

From left: Councillor for the Granville Division Michael Troupe; pastor of the Kingsway Tabernacle Ambrose Hind; Councillor Sylvan Reid, commanding officer for St James Senior Superintendent of Police Marlon Nesbeth, Councillor Kerry Thomas; and Sergeant Delroy Harriot share a joke during the launch of  ‘Crime Free February’ in Granville, St James last week. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

GRANVILLE, St James — The Granville Peace, Justice and Resource Development Foundation has launched an initiative, dubbed ‘Crime Free February’ aimed at making a crime free 28 days in the month across Granville and other sections of St James. Councillor for the Granville Division, Michael Troupe, said after attending the funeral services for two murder victims earlier this year, he was prompted to initiate the concept. He rued that having recorded only one murder last year, ... Read More

Spice to headline Floats Foam Party in MoBay

Thursday, February 09, 2017    


High-riding female dancehall artiste Grace Hamilton, better known as Spice, is set to “spice” things up at the Floats Foam Party at Vista Ambassador on the Hip Strip (Gloucester Ave) in Montego Bay on February 19. The event, which is being billed as the ‘Ultimate Day Rave’, also features Montego Bay-based fast-rising dancehall artiste Tee Jay. Spice, known for her provocative and energetic stage routines, is expected to deliver no less for the much-anticipated event. ... Read More

‘Tasha couldn’t hurt a fly’

Thursday, February 09, 2017    

GORDON... her decomposed body was found in a cane field

Tears that flowed down the cheeks of family members of 30-year-old Cauldell, Hanover resident, Tasha Gordon, mirrored the mood in that deep rural community. Gordon’s decomposing body was found in a cane field at the weekend, more than three weeks after she was abducted from her workplace. “Oh God, have mercy, Tasha gone! How mi a go take this? Mi can’t take it! Tasha gone left mi! Tasha! ...Mi nah guh make it,” wailed Tasha’s grandmother, shortly after the family ... Read More

Fundaciones: making learning fun

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, February 09, 2017    

Fundaciones founder Rachel McDonald (left) enjoys a moment with students in Montego Bay as she attempts to fly a paper plane through a ring.

It has been four years since the operators of Fundaciones opened its doors to the public in western Jamaica. And already parents are heaping praises on the institution for its delivery of quality education. T’Shura Gibbs, the regional director-west for the Jamaica Public Service, told the Jamaica Observer West that she started a relationship with the school three months after it began operating at Bogue City Centre, Montego Bay, St James, in January 2013, and has had no regrets. &ldq ... Read More

A firearm is a tool for selfdefence, not a toy for show

By AK Robinson Guest columnist | Thursday, February 09, 2017    

The ability to carry a firearm in Jamaica is first and foremost a privilege, not a right, and the decision to apply for a gun and carry one – if a licence is granted – is usually a personal one. Acquiring a licensed firearm often forces the holder to act in a more sober and responsible manner. However, that being said, I often find myself cringing with morbid discomfort every time I see a firearm holder, whether consciously or unconsciously, exposing their gun in public. A fire ... Read More

Reno to host MBU in western RSPL derby

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February 09, 2017    

MBU’s midfielder Kevon Lambert (right) and Tivoli Gardens’ defender Marvin Stewart go after the ball in their recent RSPL second round game played at WesPow Park. Tivoli Gardens won the game 1-0 to join MBU on 42 points at the top of the table. (Photo: Paul Reid)

FROME, Westmoreland — Reno FC will continue their hunt for a place in the top six of the Red Stripe Premier League on Sunday when they welcome defending champions and joint leaders Montego Bay United (MBU) in their second-round game at Frome Sports Grounds, starting at 3:00pm. Both teams are coming off 0-1 losses two weeks ago and will be seeking to rebound immediately to avoid losing ground as the second round comes to a close. MBU slipped marginally to second place — on goal dif ... Read More

Entertainment Diary — February 9

Thursday, February 09, 2017    

Entertainment Diary

THURSDAY, February 9 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, February 10 Five in the City @ Margaritaville Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 5:00 pm -9:00 pm Saturday February 11 International and Latin Night @ Facebaar Restaurant, Nightclub and Lounge Ironshore, Montego Bay Adm: $1,000 Time: 10:00pm Smirnoff ... Read More

Are the authorities doing enough to rehabilitate the mentally ill in the society?

Thursday, February 09, 2017    

Norma Watson, self-employed They are not doing enough to get them off the streets. They [mentally ill] spat in my granddaughter’s face last week. They need to build a place to put them. The authorities should get a piece a land and build a home for them.

Since the start of the year at least two people have been allegedly murdered by men, said to be of unsound mind, in the parish of St James. The Jamaica Observer West’s Alan Lewin took to the streets of the parish earlier this week and asked: ‘Do you think the authorities are doing enough to rehabilitate the mentally ill in the society?’ Here are some of the responses: Read More

High hopes

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February 09, 2017    

Michael McIntosh (centre), the chief instructor at the Milo Western Relays clinic held on Tuesday, makes sure the exchange between the two Greenwood Primary teammates is made properly. The clinic, which was held at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, formed part of the Milo Western Relays and ensured that teams from primary and prep schools in the region are taught the proper relay techniques. (Photo: Paul Reid)

CATHERINE HALL, St James — The stage has been set for yet another explosive Milo Western Relays this Saturday at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, scheduled to start at 12 noon, with over nine hours of non-stop action. Over 120 teams across all four categories — preparatory, primary, high schools and clubs/institutions — are expected to compete in the first major meet of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) 2017 calendar, and the organisers are expecting outst ... Read More

Western Sport Diary — February 9

Thursday, February 09, 2017    

TODAY Trelawny FA Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League Kinloss FC vs Granville FC — Kinloss 3:00 pm Daniel Town vs Spicy Hill SC — Daniel Town 3:00 pm St James FA Sandals International Division One Copperwood FC vs Norwood — Copperwood 3:00 pm Violet Kickers vs Paradise FC — UDC field 3:00 pm FRIDAY ISSA All-island Under-19 basketball semis Herbert Morrison vs St Catherine High — MoBay Cricket Club 3:00 pm St James FA Sandals International Senior League ... Read More



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