Western News

Crime scares Sumfest patrons

Patrons at the recently concluded Reggae Sumfest held at Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex
in Montego Bay, St James.

A St James businessman is speculating that the murder of seven persons in that parish recently may have been the contributing factor to the low turnout of patrons during the final two nights of Reggae Sumfest 2015. "We did Sumfest this year, and the first night was a great success and, coincidental ... Read More

Councillor for the Cambridge Division Homer Davis (third right) addresses residents of Richmond
Hill last weekend, following the theft of the water pump in the deep rural community Fire station needed in Montpelier — JLP caretaker
JAMAICA Labour Party caretaker for St James Southern and councillor for the Cambridge Division Homer ... Read More

Minister of Water Robert Pickersgill (centre) looks on as
contractor Courtney Laing (second right) of Geecho
Consultants and Construction Limited explains what is being
done on the pipe-laying project in Cascade. Looking on are
Mayor of Lucea Wynter McIntosh (left) and Dr DK Duncan, the
member of parliament for Hanover Eastern (second left).
(PHOTOS: ANTHONY LEWIS) Hanover MP irked by 2-year delay in multimillion-dollar water project
CASCADE, Hanover -- MEMBER of Parliament for Hanover Eastern Dr DK Duncan is fuming over the close t ... Read More

Kaya Beckford, (right) former
national youth representative,
tries to get away from Dwayne
Holmes as members of the
Montego Bay United team
puts the final touches on
their preparation for next
week’s CONCACAF Club
Championships opener
in Panama. Beckford is
one of several
newcomers who are
seeking to make the
MBU team this season.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID) MoBay United leaves island Monday for Panama in quest for CONCACAF Club Championships
TUCKER, St James -- MONTEGO Bay United, the most consistent team in the Red Stripe Premier League ov ... Read More

Murder of student helped to prompt move across St James

HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Stalls at the gate of the Maldon
High School in St James.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — HIGGLERS across St James will now be banned from selling outside school gates come September as the parish council and police move to make these areas no-vending zone. Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris made the announcement yesterday: "We are to have a meeting with the vendors to remove the stalls. No vending at the school gate in the prescribed distance. We are going to be dealing with all the schools in the parish. Remember, we did Corinaldi Primary already and ... Read More

Sandals Whitehouse guests in awe of Hurricane Honeymoon

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

(L) Geraldine Willis,
entertainment
manager at Sandals
Whitehouse.
(R) Joel Ryan…
director of
entertainment
for the Sandals
group.

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland -- THERE were raving reviews from guests at Sandals Whitehouse Hotel in response to Hurricane Honeymoon, which has been playing at the resort for the past three Sundays. The play is scheduled to run for another 13 weeks. "It was very good. [The cast] did a great job. I don't know what the word is... but they were just really great," Marge, a guest staying at Sandals Whitehouse told the Jamaica Observer West at the conclusion of Sunday's staging. Bill, another visitor, was also i ... Read More

St James violence prompts ‘10,000 Men and their Families March’

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

From left: Ivet McClean, representative from SDC, Everton Reid, of St James Ministers’ Fraternal, Marc Mullings of the St James Ministers’ Fraternal, Rev Everton
Jackson and Garfield McGhie of PMI at the press launch of 10,000 Men and their Families March in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday. (PHOTOS: PHILP LEMONTE)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — THE St James Ministers' Fraternal has partnered with other agencies within the parish to initiate the 10,000 Men and their Families March, which is scheduled for Sunday, August 16. The move comes in the wake of the recent spike in murders in this parish. The St James Ministers' Fraternal, which has put a steering committee in place to co-ordinate the event, is replicating a similar initiative that was employed by Bishop Rohan Edwards in Spanish Town to combat crim ... Read More

Large turnout for Hanover health fair

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Dr Clevert Bacchas, from
Spanish Town, St Catherine.

DIAS, Hanover -- LAST weekend's health fair here saw a huge turnout of people seeking free medical check-ups at the event spearheaded by Donna Malahoo-Bowen, the newly selected Jamaica Labour Party councillor-caretaker for the Riverside Division. As a result, the organisers had to set another date to facilitate those who were unable to see the doctor. Two fairs were initially planned for last Saturday, one in the morning in the Dias community, which would have been followed by another in Asken ... Read More

Digicel’s masters football tournament for Saturday

PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

George Evans, chairman of the
organising committee of the
first Digicel Jamaica
Invitational Masters Football
Tournament, accepts one of
several balls to be used in the
tournament from Clara
Brydson, manager of the
Montego Bay Branch of
Western Sports, one of the
sponsors.

TUCKER, St James -- A new chapter will be added to the Jamaican football landscape on Saturday, with the inaugural staging of the Digicel Jamaica Invitational Masters Football Tournament set for WesPow Park in Tucker starting at 10:00 am. George Evans, chairman of the organising committee, told the Jamaica Observer West this week that excitement was building for the one-day event. "We can't take on any more team this year. We have just one day, and we must complete the tournament within certai ... Read More

Hip strip- July 30

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

(L) MODELLING QUEEN
(R)
GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Digicel's representatives (from left) Ricky Purkiss, Audia Lawrence and Howard Dyer are all smiles at the viewing of the Digicel VIP Party for the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final between Jamaica and Mexico at Margaritaville in Montego Bay, last Sunday. Aaron Covington and Nichols Russell relax, as they await the start of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final between Jamaica and Mexico Sandals Royal employees (from left) Andreana Brown, Rochelle Forbes, Saminto Clarke and Bianca Young flashed big smiles for o ... Read More

Richard Byles calls on private sector to match US$500-M Petrocaribe fund

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Richard Byles... use Petrocaribe funds for sustainable development.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — RICHARD Byles, the co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, is calling on the private sector to step up to the plate and match the US$500 million the Government has accumulated under the Petrocaribe fund. He said this would result in the availability of US$1 billion, which can be used to implement projects that will employ thousands of Jamaicans. "The private sector has to put up matching funds to this [USD] 500 million, and put it up on the conditio ... Read More

Jamaicans aim to top previous medal count at American Junior Track & Field Championships

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

(L) St Elizabeth Technical’s
Shemar Salmon.
(R) Cornwall College’s
Odaine Lewis.

Cornwall College's Odaine Lewis and St Elizabeth Technical's Shemar Salmon will both be in action on Friday's opening day of the Pan-American Junior Track and Field Championships at Foote Field on the campus of the University of Alberta in Canada. Five western Jamaica-based athletes were named in the 36-member team that left the island on Monday and will seek to beat the two medals earned by Jamaica at the 2013 staging in Medellin, Colombia. Lewis will contest the long jump event today, while ... Read More

Photo: Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Expo

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Cheddi Van Creighton, Jamaica Observer Western Bureau Manager (left) and Mayor of
Montego Bay Glendon Harris at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Expo
2015 launch at Wexford Court Hotel yesterday. (PHOTO: ANTHONY LEWIS)

Cheddi Van Creighton, Jamaica Observer Western Bureau Manager (left) and Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Expo 2015 launch at Wexford Court Hotel yesterday. (PHOTO: ANTHONY LEWIS) Read More

Photo: GG Awardees

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

GG AWARDEES

Stephen Price (centre) in charge of retail at Flow/Lime is all smiles as he poses with Shequille Dior (left) and Sujoe Bell, two of the youth recipients at The Governor General's Achievement Awards for Cornwall, held on Thursday, July 23 in Westmoreland. They were two of five youngsters who were awarded for their outstanding academic performance in the county of Cornwall. Read More



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