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‘Closer than brothers!’

Jourdaine Fletcher in Friday’s Flow Super Cup game against Denham Town High where he scored a hat-trick.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — If the Cornwall College pair of Jourdaine Fletcher and Peter-Lee Vassell seem to think as one on the field, it could be because they have been almost inseparable off the field for the past 10 or 11 years since they first entered Howard Cooke Primary in the first grade. ... Read More

Earl Jarrett (left) and Usain Bolt at the second annual staging of Heroes in Action Charity 4k Fun Run and 8k Run/Walk in Falmouth, last week. Bolt, JN, Port Authority host second Heroes in Action fun run
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Scores of people came out last week Sunday for the second annual staging ... Read More

STETHS Javoney Brown (left) battles Holy Trinity’s Sadayne Samuels in their FLOW Super Cup game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday.  STETHS won 4-3. (Photo: Paul Reid) Incredible fightback
CATHERINE HALL, St James — St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS) staged an incredible fightback ... Read More

Cornwall College’s Jourdaine Fletcher (left) chips the ball over the sliding Denham Town goalkeeper, Brian Bennett to complete his hat-trick in the FLOW Super Cup first-round game played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Friday night. Cornwall College won the game 3-0. (Photos: Paul Reid) 
Fletcher’s hat-trick propels CC past Denham Town
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Cornwall College flew the flag for daCosta Cup teams on Friday nigh ... Read More

Sandals Foundation, CHASE finance $96-m Westmoreland school project

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October 23, 2016    

President of Sandals Foundation Adam Stewart (seated at left) and Chief Executive Officer of the CHASE Fund Billy Heaven sign the Memorandum of Understanding at the construction site of the West End Basic School in Western Westmoreland last Thursday. Looking on from left are Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Bertel Moore,  Westmoreland Western MP Dr Wykeham McNeill, Principal of West End Basic School, Sophia Shacklewood; Heidi Clarke, Director of Programmes at Sandals Foundation, and Robert Miller, senior advisor in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.
(Photo: Philp Lemonte)

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — A manifestation of Sandals Foundation’s perpetual, robust support for early childhood education was demonstrated in a joint venture with the CHASE Fund to finance the construction of the state-of-the-art West End Infant School in Negril, Westmoreland at a cost of $96 million. On Thursday, ground was broken at the construction site in the tourism resort town. Upon completion the new eight-classroom building will replace the current overcrowded structure locate ... Read More

Bar attack

Saturday, October 22, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — One woman was shot and killed and three other people shot and wounded when two gunmen went berserk at a bar in the tough inner city community of Norwood, St James, on Thursday evening. The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Marcia Dixon of Paradise, Norwood, St James. Police said about 6:30 patrons were at a bar in the the Paradise section of Norwood when two armed men walked up and sprayed the facility with bullets. The four injured were taken to hospi ... Read More

Dr Cecil Aird inducted into CC Hall

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummings@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October 20, 2016    

DR ROWE… the school is poised to take its rightful place in the history of the country

ROSE HALL, St James — Dr Cecil Aird was inducted into the Cornwall College ‘Men of Might’ Hall of Fame during a glitzy dinner and awards function hosted by the school’s old boys’ association at the elegant Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall on Saturday night. Dr Aird, who is internationally recognised as a specialist in the surgery of the hand and microsurgery, joins the late Professor Rex Nettleford; nuclear physicist Dr Vernon Wong; late Professor Aggr ... Read More

McKenzie saddened by deplorable working conditions of Westmoreland Municipal Corporation employees

Thursday, October 20, 2016    

The termite-infested building that houses the Westmoreland Parish Court and the administrative offices of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation.

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland – Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has expressed shock and disappointment at the deplorable conditions under which the staff of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation is undertaking their daily duties. "I visited the existing building that has been used by the Westmoreland Parish Council [renamed Westmoreland Municipal Corporation] to carry out the affairs of the parish and I am truly disappointed. I think it demeans the value of the people who work there, and further undermines the performanc ... Read More

Wise Women’s Club of Montego Bay’s 12 years of service

Thursday, October 20, 2016    

Denise Dear, leader of Wise Women’s Club (centre), receives a certificate from Dr Maureen Nelson (right), acting principal of the Montego Bay Community College, after she was inducted as an honorary fellow of the institution. Sharing in the moment is Dr Angela Samuels Harris, a retired principal of the institution.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — It was an overwhelming reaction of gratitude at last week’s function to celebrate the work of the charity group, Wise Women’s Club of Montego Bay, which has provided 72 scholarships over the past 12 years to needy students of two of western Jamaica-based tertiary institutions, Montego Community College (MBCC) and Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College. “I am saddened that it [scholarship programme] is coming to a close. Not very pleased to hear that. I respect and apprecia ... Read More

$2-m expansion for Logwood Basic School

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October 20, 2016    

From left: Monica Luckoo, chairman of the Logwood Basic School; Member of Parliament for Hanover Western, Ian Hayles, Katrin Casserly, chairman of Hanover Charities; Joyce Smith principal of the school and People’s National Party (PNP’s) representative for the Green Island Division, Marvell Sewell, break ground for the expansion of the Logwood Basic School during a brief ceremony last Saturday. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

Construction for additional classroom space at the Logwood Basic School in Hanover got underway earlier this week following a $1-million donation from Member of Parliament for the area, Ian Hayles’ Constituency Development Fund, and a similar amount from the Hanover Charities. Hayles was prompted into action after it came to his attention that 114 students were crammed in small classrooms at the early childhood institution. “I think one of the things we have seen is that crime is ... Read More

MoBay United welcome Waterhouse in RSPL

Thursday, October 20, 2016    

Montego Bay United’s Dino Williams (left) and Harbour View’s Damarley Oliver in one of their many physical clashes in Sunday’s Red Stripe Premier League game at WesPow Park. Oliver was sent off after being shown two yellow cards for hard tackles on Williams, who himself was also shown a yellow card and suffered a deep gash on his shin in the first half. The game ended with a 0-0 scoreline. (Photo: Paul Reid)

TUCKER, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will face an improving Waterhouse team at WesPow Park on Sunday when the Red Stripe Premier League continues with the seventh round of matches. After getting off to a horrid start, losing their first four games by a 7-1 goal aggregate, Waterhouse have rebounded in a big way to win their last two games, dragging themselves off the foot of the table to 11th place. Last Sunday, with the veteran Jermaine “Tuffy” Ande ... Read More

Beenie Man a no-show

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October 20, 2016    

Beenie Man… a no-show

FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Fans of “King of the Dancehall”, Beenie Man, were left disappointed after the star performer, who was billed to headline the Trelawny Food and Music Festival, was a no-show at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium on Heroes’ Day. The Jamaica Observer West failed to get a comment from the promoters of the event over the absence of the dancehall kingpin. However, despite the non-appearance of Beenie Man, there were good performances from other acts ... Read More

Cornwall, Rusea’s lead western Jamaica D’Cup hunt

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October 20, 2016    

Spot Valley High’s Antoyan Brown (right) controls the ball as he takes on Rusea’s High’s Daniel Reid in Tuesday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup Inter-zone game at Jarrett Park. Rusea’s High won the game 4-0, winning Zone Two and advancing to the quarter-finals.  (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former winners Cornwall College and Rusea’s High will lead western Jamaica’s charge into the quarter-finals of the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup schoolboys’ football competition when it gets underway next Wednesday. Five schools, including first time qualifiers Little London, who also won their Inter-zone group, as well as Petersfield High and Spot Valley, who were runners-up, have also advanced to the final 16 of the competition. Only the winners of th ... Read More

Super qualifiers

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October 20, 2016    

Cornwall College’s Jourdaine Fletcher (right) gets ready to shoot at goal as Green Island’s Martino Dias watches in Tuesday’s Inter-secondary Schools’ Sports Association/Flow daCosta Cup Inter-zone game at Jarrett Park. Fletcher scored twice as Cornwall College won the game 4-0 and qualified for the Super Cup after winning Zone One with a perfect nine points.  (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Western Jamaica’s hopes of a first Flow Super Cup title will rest on the shoulders of the trio of Cornwall College, Rusea’s High and Little London when the cash-rich islandwide knock-out competition kicks off this weekend in Montego Bay and Kingston. Cornwall College and Rusea’s High were the only schools to win all three Inter-zone games without conceding a goal, while Little London continued their fairy-tale season by topping their zone by th ... Read More



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