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Sandals Whitehouse honours teachers

Cokes View Primary Grade 6 Teacher Debbie-Ann Dryden accepts a gift from Sandals Whitehouse Hotel Manager Matthew Cornall during Wednesday’s Teachers’ Day luncheon at the resort. Earlier Dryden, who was one of 50 teachers hosted by the resort, walked away with a Sandals complimentary private candlelight dinner for two, which she won for being the ‘most energetic’ teacher in the group.

Sandals Whitehouse on Wednesday joined school and organisations across the island in celebrating teachers during a Teachers’ Day function in which several educators from rural schools in Westmoreland and St Elizabeth were feted and presented with gifts. Read More

Adam Stewart (left), chief executive officer of Sandals Resorts International, stepped away from his many appointments to join team members, and added his creative touch to a group-inspired painting for the company’s Corporate Office art club. Sandals Resorts International employees form art society
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Team members of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) have long been lau ... Read More

DAVIS… I don’t want you to take local government lightly Call it!
CLARK’S TOWN, Trelawny — Apparently buoyed by his party’s victory at the polls in ... Read More

Catherine Haala (third left) and custom officials conduct an inventory of the items, while Eric Clarke (fourth left), chairman of the hospital management board, and an employee of the hospital look on.Photos: Anthony Lewis Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital gets US$6,000 donation
The 52-year-old Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland has received a variety of med ... Read More

Munro on top

BY PAUL A RE | Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Cornwall College’s Kobe-Jordan Rhooms clears the bar at 2.03m on his way to taking third in the high jump at Penn Relays.

Munro College in St Elizabeth topped the central and western Jamaica-based schools at last weekend’s 122nd Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia with two wins: Kino Dunkley in the high school boys’ discus throw and the Small Schools 4x100m relays. Cornwall College in St James had two top three finishes, with Alrick Ottey repeating his third place in the long jump, while Kobe-Jordan Rhooms was third in the high jump. Despite making three Championships of Americas finals, St Elizabeth ... Read More

Give Orville Powell his due

PAUL REID | Thursday, May 05, 2016    

MoBay United’s Orville Powell

We might not like how he articulated it, and certainly the Jamaican football hierarchy wished they did not have to deal with Orville Powell, but there must be some method to his ‘madness.’ Two Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) titles in three consecutive finals, plus a Flow Knock-out final and qualification to the first round of the CONCACAF Club Championships after placing third in their every first Caribbean Football Union Club Championships — these achievments speak for itse ... Read More

Granville eye RSPL

Paul Reid | Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Members of the victorious Granville FC team receive the championship trophy from executives of Charley’s JB Rum after beating Sandals Whitehouse 3-2 on penalty kicks at Jarrett Park on Saturday.Photo: Philp Lemonte

Newly crowned Jamaica Football Federation Charley’s JB Rum Western Confederation Super League champions Granville FC will be making yet another bid to get to the Red Stripe Premier League when the Confederation play-offs get underway later this month. Granville FC beat Sandals Whitehouse 3-2 on penalty kicks at Jarrett Park on Saturday and will play off against the other three Confederation champions for the two places in the Red Stripe Premier League next season, replacing the relegated ... Read More

Who will wear the crown?

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Shanique WilliamsonMiss Gore Development Ltd

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Six contestants from the parish of Trelawny will on Sunday vie for the Miss Trelawny Festival Queen crown at a coronation show set for the historic Falmouth Cruise Ship Port in the parish, starting at 8:00pm. They are: Shanique Williamson, 23, teacher, who will wear the sash Miss Gore Development Ltd; Shanta Brown, 25, teacher, Miss Jamaica Public Service Ltd; Shaunette Flemming, 24, student, Miss Falmouth Jamaica Land Company Ltd; Yanique Brady, 19, student, Miss Tr ... Read More


Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Nine ladies from across the parish of St James who are vying for the Miss St James Festival Queen crown were sashed at a ceremony held at the Robin’s Prime Steak House in Montego Bay last week. They are: (from left) Modanna Muir, Miss St James Cultural Committee; Tamecka Nelson, Miss St James Culture Club; Tasmarie Whitelocke, Miss WICan Supply and Services; Leoni Daley, Miss Regal Caterers Ltd; Kimberley Deer, Miss Gore Developments; Cadeja Wright, Miss Chow’s Cash and Carry; Brit ... Read More

PHOTO: Thanks, CC Old Boys

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Photo: Paul Reid

Members of the Cornwall College track team showed their appreciation to the New York Chapter of the Cornwall College Old Boys’Association at last weekend’s 122nd staging of the Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia. The CCOBA-NY has supported the team on their many visits to the relays. Here, head coach Sean Rhooms (front row left) hands over a plaque to Vincent HoSang (front, second left), who receives it on behalf of the Chapter. The presentation was made outside the tent that house ... Read More

Sport Diary - May 5-10

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

TODAY VMBS/St James FA Under-13 MBC Academy vs Chatsworth – UDC field 10:00 am Howard Cooke vs Catadupa – UDC field 11:15 am Catherine Hall vs Chetwood – UDC field 12:30 pm St James FA Sandals/ATL Division One Irwin FC vs Seaview FC – Westgreen 3:30 pm Copperwood vs Salt Spring United – Bickersteth 3:30 pm Bogue FC vs Paradise FC – UDC 3:30 pm FRIDAY VMBS/St James FA Under-13 St James Prep vs DMP Academy – UDC field 10:00 am Cambridge vs Gree ... Read More

Prince Ermias in Western Jamaica

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

His Imperial Highness (HIH) Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie of Ethiopia (second right) and his wife, Princess Saba Kebede (second left) stayed at the Melia Braco Village in Trelawny. They are shown relaxing at VIP bar at The Level with Jamaica Tourist Board’s escort, Granville Morgan (right) and Melia Braco Village’s Glenroy Smith, manager of The Level. The couple was recently in Jamaica to participate in the 50th anniversary celebrations of HIH Sahle-Selassie’s grandfather’ ... Read More

Hip Strip - May 6

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Hyatt Ziva & Zilara team members said hi to our lens at MoBay City Run at Old Hospital Park in Montego Bay after the race. 

TEAM ‘ Z’ Hyatt Ziva & Zilara team members said hi to our lens at MoBay City Run at Old Hospital Park in Montego Bay after the race. HELLO KIRSTIN Hip Strip ‘fave’ Kirstin Williams stepped into our frame at the Sandals Montego Bay beach party during JAPEX. WINNING TEAM Glenroy Myers, Kris an Charles’ marketing officer, western region, is flanked by members of the gold medalwinning Trelawny Women 4x100m relay team (from left), Shermaine Gooden, Asorn Black, ... Read More

Police confirm that father drowned daughter, aged 3

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May 01, 2016    

The abandoned house where Roosevelt Thomas’ body was found.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The police have said that 25-year-old Roosevelt “‘Timmy” Thomas confessed to killing his three-year-old daughter Leashay, by drowning her at sea last Tuesday night. “I don’t even love to talk about such a despicable act,” a senior cop told the Jamaica Observer yesterday. “How can a person kill his own baby. But that is what is happening here in St James.” The highly placed cop, however, made it clear that the polic ... Read More



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