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Tourism gains not reaching population — Minister

MCNEILL... measure tourism in terms of the social and
economical impact

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeill is lamenting that the gains from the tourism industry, which welcomed over two million stop-over arrivals and about 1.5 million cruise last year, are not being shared among a wide cross section of the population. ... Read More

The MBU trio of (from left) Kemiro James, Omar Gordon and
Dino Williams could hold the fate of their team in their
collective hands in today's Flow Champions Cup final against
Reno FC at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.
(PHOTOS: PAUL REID) Western derby as MBU, Reno battle for Flow Cup
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United will be goin ... Read More

CEO Sandals Resorts International Adam Stewart (right) presents a framed citation to retired Sandals Group Cultural Director
Weston Haughton during a send-off party Monday night. (PHOTOS: PHILLIP LEMONTE) Sandals sends off Weston Haughton in style
MONTEGO BAY, St James - After spending 17 years with the Sandals Group, the recently retired cultura ... Read More

From left: Secretary Manager at the Trelawny Parish Council
Winston Palmer, Mayor of Falmouth Councillor Garth Wilkinson
and Dr Diahann Dale of the Trelawny Health Department during
a recent press conference. Falmouth mayor, health dept to get tough on litter bugs
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — AS the Trelawny Parish Council (TPC) partners with several agencies in it ... Read More

'Plant pepper'

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Orville McFarlane (left) and his brother Nicholas Shaw (centre) listen to cousin Ryan Fraser
making a point during a discussion on the pepper farm they operate in Ramble.

RAMBLE, Hanover - JUST over three months ago, Orville McFarlane, 23, left the Montego Bay Community College in St James with a bachelor's degree in environmental studies. Believing that a well-paying job would be hard to come by despite his scholastic achievements, McFarlane decided to try his hands at growing hot peppers at the end of his one-year contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he was employed in an aquaponics project, while attending evenin ... Read More

Hanover Charities gifts computer lab to Gurney's Mount Primary

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Chair of Hanover Charities Katrin Casserly (right) prepares to cut the ribbon to officially declare
open the Gurney’s Mount Primary School in Cold Spring, Hanover, recently. Sharing in the
moment are (from left) students of the school; Angelia Jarrett, teacher; Ena Francis, school
board chair; Michael Patterson, teacher; Roy Ten-Fah, secretary, Hanover Charities; Dr David
Stair, Custos of Hanover; Icylin Parkinson, teacher and school principal Iverine Sealey.

COLD SPRING, Hanover — THE Hanover Charities, a not-for-profit organisation, recently handed over a computer laboratory to the Gurney's Mount Primary School in Mt Gurney, Cold Spring, which was started by the school and members of the Parent/Teachers Association, several years ago. The $1.3 million gift to the deep rural Hanover school consists of 12 computers, desks, chairs, a white board with projector, as well as materials used to complete the rehabilitation of a room to house the faci ... Read More

Reno, MBU clash in Flow KO finals

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 20, 2014    

(L-R) FOSTER… expected to lead the Reno attack. GORDON…
MBU should
carry the fight
to Reno

CATHERINE HALL, St James - THE first title of the island's club football season will be decided on Sunday when western-based clubs Montego Bay United and Reno FC meet at the Montego Bay Sports Complex to decide the Flow All-Island Champions Cup Knockout title. It will be the first time a western club will be winning the national Knockout competition under the name since it was changed from the Federation Cup KO, five years ago. The teams had qualified for Sunday's decider after a drama-filled ... Read More

Western cross-country meet on today

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 20, 2014    

TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth - SOME 25 western-based high schools are expected to participate in today's staging of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association's (COCAA) Cross-Country Championships at the Treasure Beach Sports Complex in south St Elizabeth, according to the organisers of the event. Stephen Smith, president of COCAA told Jamaica Observer West earlier this week that the organising committee had already received entries from 13 schools. With registration expected to continue unti ... Read More

For Dinesh

Saturday, November 15, 2014    

Immediate family members of the late Dinesh Dadlani (from
left), Indru Dadlani, his wife Jyoti, son Aroon his wife Racquel
and their sons Ameer and Anand.

The invitation invited family and friends to join the Dadlani family at the dedication ceremony of the Dinesh Dadlani Playground at the Mount Alvernia Prep School on Friday, November 7. Saturday Social shares highlights (Photos: Aceion Cunningham) For Dinesh --> Read More

Hanover 2013/2014 Youth mayor project stalls

Friday, November 14, 2014    

The 2013/2014 Youth Mayor of Hanover Clinton Brown (seated), first runner-up Tyreek Friginette (left) and second runner-up
Daniella Brown are congratulated by then Mayor of Lucea Shernet Haughton at the end of last year's Hanover Youth Mayor
competition. (PHOTO: ANTHONY LEWIS)

LUCEA, Hanover — A project conceived by the 2013/2014 Youth Mayor of Lucea Clifton Brown which involves the erection of a perimeter fencing at the Watford Primary School in Hopewell is yet to get off the ground. The project stalled as the Hanover Parish Council reportedly failed to provide the $100,000 it had promised towards the project more than a year ago. The funds formed part of the incentive given to the student of the winning school by the Hanover Parish Council in the parish's an ... Read More

Practical nurse abducted, shot dead

Friday, November 14, 2014    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The police believe Wednesday night's abduction and murder of a practical nurse in Whitehouse here in St James was a contract killing. The 54-year-old woman, Janice Larmon-Wilson of a Pleasant View, Salt Spring, St James, was walking with a child in Albion here in St James about 8:00 pm when men travelling in a black Toyota Altis motor car abducted her and the child and took them to a section of Whitehouse. The men, police said, forced her to lie down then shot her ... Read More

Joy at Mt Alvernia Prep

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November 13, 2014    

Aroon Dadlani (third left) is assisted by family members in cutting the ribbon to officially declare the refurbished playground open, while students and other
stakeholders look on. (PHOTOS: ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — FAMILY members and friends of the late Dinesh Dadlani have upgraded the playground at Mount Alvernia Preparatory School in this resort city in memory of the late Montego Bay businessman. Dadlani died at the age of 39 on Monday, March 24, after suffering complications associated with rheumatoid arthritis. According to businessman Mark Hart, a long-time friend of the Dadlani family, the idea to renovate the playground was conceived at his friend's memorial service a ... Read More

Three-way race for Central Westmoreland seat

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November 13, 2014    

Dwayne Vaz, the PNP's candidate for the West Central constituency, and Prime
Minister Portia Simpson Miller express confidence in the upcoming December 1

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — THREE aspirants were yesterday nominated to contest the December 1 by-election in Central Westmoreland to fill the vacancy left with the passing of People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament Roger Clarke in August. Financial consultant Faye Reid- Jacobs of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) handed in her nomination papers to Returning Officer Maurice Rodriques at the Electoral Office in Savanna-la- Mar at 10:54 am. Businessman Dwayne Vaz, the ... Read More

Boyz have firepower, but...

Thursday, November 13, 2014    

Jobi McAnuff during
Tuesday’s training session
at the Half Moon Hotel.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Midfielder Jobi McAnuff believes that Jamaica have enough firepower within its ranks to win the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup. McAnuff, 33, who now plays for League One outfit Leyton Orient, warned that having "high-quality players" and playing at home alone won't bring the Reggae Boyz victory, but said the players would have to be at their best in every relevant department -- on and off the field. "We have to be careful that we are on top of our game, but I am happy wi ... Read More



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