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

Sports Diary - March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017    

THURSDAY, MARCH 16 Red Stripe Premier League Montego Bay United vs Tivoli Gardens — WesPow Park 3:30 pm JFF Western Confed Charley’s JB Rum Super League Three Miles River vs Granville United — Three Miles River 3:30 pm ISSA Western Conference Girls’ basketball Muschett High vs Rhodes Hall — Holland High 1:30 pm Holland High vs William Knibb Memorial — Holland 3:30 pm Trelawny FA Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League Coopers Pen FC vs Harmony FC — ... Read More

WBA league tips off Saturday

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March 16, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Catherine Hall All-Stars will start their defence of the Western Basketball Association’s Elite Basketball League (EBL) on Saturday against Muschett Falcons in the final game of a triple-header at the Montego Bay Cricket Club set to start at 8:00pm. Newcomers Holland Blue Rebels will meet Sav Elite Titans in a Men’s Basketball Championships game at 4:00 pm, followed by Granville Jaguars against promoted Inner-city Avalanche in an EBL game at 6:00 pm. E ... Read More

Views from the West: Gross negligence by leaders caused Cornwall Regional’s problem

BY CHRISTOPHER HYLTON | Thursday, March 16, 2017    

Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James

Successive governments have developed an unenviable reputation of building infrastructure with taxpayers money at huge cost. But they oftentimes fail to carry out basic maintenance, which ends up costing the country billions of dollars in repair costs decades after. And again, the “poor taxpayers” are called upon again to foot the bill as a result of governments and their technocrats’ failure to do their job, which the taxpayers are paying them to do. Case in point is the & ... Read More

Entertainment Diary - March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017    

THURSDAY, March 16 Exotic Thursdays @ SundazeBar & 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, March 17 Five in the City @ Margaritavlle Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 5:00 pm -9:00 pm SATURDAY, March 18 Supernova @ The Aqueduct, Rose Hall Music By: DJ Kentucky, DJ Scott, ZJ Chrome Adm: $1,500 general pre-sold; $2,200 gate VIP $4,500 Int ... Read More

Give us a rose

ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer Staff Reporter | Monday, March 13, 2017    

Manchester North Western Member of Parliament Mikael Phillips (second right) was among the men who joined the International Women’s Day celebrations in Manchester. (Photo: Alicia Sutherland)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Faithlyn Cohen exuded much confidence last Wednesday. Clearly a woman with an open and engaging personality, she told the Jamaica Observer Central that she came into the town of Mandeville to purchase a mobile phone, but knowing that it was International Women’s Day, she also used the time to take playful verbal jabs at the men on the street, encouraging them to treat women better. She said that their responses were agreeable. Cohen, however, said that ha ... Read More

Trench Town community development activist reaches out to Manchester Peace Coalition

By Alicia Sutherland Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver. com | Monday, March 13, 2017    

A section of the audience out at the Mandeville Hotel for the Social Intervention Forum organised by the Manchester Peace Coalition

Mandeville, Manchester — With tried and tested strategies being used for more than two decades to heal the social ills of the inner-city community of Trench Town in Kingston, Major Richard Cooke recently reached out to provide guidance to a relatively new peace movement here — the Manchester Peace Coalition. Cooke served in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) from 1972-1989, which he said required him to work on the ground in areas such as Trench Town. He said that he took early retire ... Read More

Sweet days return

Monday, March 13, 2017    

The Appleton sugar factory (Photos: Gregory Bennett)

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The sugar crop is in full swing in northern St Elizabeth. Cane farmers are pushing to reap their crop before the start of the traditional rainy season in April/May and heavily laden trucks hauling freshly cut cane to the Appleton sugar factory, are everywhere. Crucially, hundreds of sugar workers have gainful employment. That’s a very different story from last year. Back then the 2015/2016 sugar crop in St Elizabeth became a non-starter triggering mass ... Read More

Rotary women

Monday, March 13, 2017    

Some of the Rotary women honoured in celebration of International Women’s Day. Sharing the moment is district governor nominee-designate Dr Patrick Adizua (centre).

MANDEVILE, Manchester — Gone are the days when women were excluded from the service club, Rotary International. To mark that milestone women who have had leadership roles in their respective clubs locally, including serving as president, were recognised in celebration of International Women’s Day at the Ingleside Great House in Mandeville. Organiser of the event Dr Patrick Adizua, who is district governor nominee-designate for Rotary District 7020 that includes Jamaica, said that ... Read More

Twenty students in South Manchester get a second chance

Monday, March 13, 2017    

JCEP students Veronica Maxwell (left) and Sherida Stultz participate in a roller- setting practical session.

Mandeville, Manchester — Twenty students from various communities in southern Manchester have been given the chance of getting a new skill through the Jamalco Career Enhancement programme (JCEP), according to a news release circulated here. The release from bauxite/alumina company Jamalco said the cosmetology course, which is being offered in collaboration with the HEART Trust/NTA at the Winston Jones High School, offers training in chemical hair relaxing, shampooing, styling and wig ma ... Read More


Monday, March 13, 2017    

Photo: Anthony Foster

Residents of Williamsfield, close to Siloah in northern St Elizabeth, are expressing frustration regarding long delays in correcting leaks from pipelines, which they say have caused flooding and damage to the road and is resulting in the loss of thousands of gallons of water. One resident, freelance journalist Anthony Foster, told the Jamaica Observer Central that “several calls and emails” to the National Water Commission have so far failed to trigger corrective action. Photo shows ... Read More



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