Western News

MBCCI elects second female president

HENRY... was elected
unopposed during the
chamber’s annual general
meeting at Wexford Hotel in
Montego Bay

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Gloria Henry, assistant vice-president of operations and customer relations of the Montego Bay Free Zone, on Wednesday became the second woman to lead the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI). She was elevated to the presidency following a unanimous vot ... Read More

Morais Guy $15-m Squatter Upgrading Programme rolls out in Westmoreland
THIRTY-FOUR serviced lots are to be developed in Hatfield, Westmoreland, this year under the Squatte ... Read More

Centenarian Josephine Seivwright is flanked by her son-in-law
Edward Morris, daughters Avis Foster and Winsome Morris at
her Torrington, Westmoreland home. Westmoreland centenarian provided food for many
TORRINGTON, Westmoreland — ONE of the most outstanding attributes of Josephine Seivwright, who ... Read More

MCGREGOR… It is part
of the strategy that we
are going to roll out. SSP McGregor to get tough on wayward St James minors
MONTEGO BAY, St James IN a bid to save youngsters from being lured into criminal activities, Senior ... Read More

'From tent to prime seafront lands'

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummings@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April 30, 2015    

The First Assembly of God Church
at Seaboard Street, Falmouth

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — REVEREND Seaton D Wilson, the founder of Spiritual Fortress Assembly in Falmouth, now the First Assembly of God, was among the 19 persons recognised by the church for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of the ministry, during its 35th anniversary service on Sunday. Alethia Seaton-Samuels, the Assembly of God's executive secretary, in commending Rev Wilson for his commitment and dedication to the ministry, outlined the "many struggles" the then ... Read More

Do or die for Reno

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

MBU's Ronaldo Rodney (left) and Reno FC's Junior Neil battle for the ball in their first-round game played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in September last
year. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

IF Reno FC are to avoid relegation back to the Western Confederation Super League next season, they must beat defending champions and semifinalists Montego Bay United at Frome on Sunday, when the preliminary rounds of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) come to an end. Reno FC, who were promoted to the RSPL last season along with Barbican FC, are hoping to avoid the same fate as Barbican, whose relegation was confirmed two rounds earlier. On Sunday, while Montego Bay United can afford to take ... Read More

St Mary High, Manning's cop top 4-H awards

Thursday, April 30, 2015    

Jamaica 4-H Clubs Boy of the Year, Reynaldo Dallas, and Girl of the Year, LeChone Redwood,
display their trophies at the recent 4-H National Expo, held at the Denbigh Agricultural
Showground, in Clarendon. (PHOTO: JIS)

ST Mary High School and Manning's School, in Westmoreland, have copped the top prizes for the Jamaica 4-H Clubs' Boy and Girl of the Year, respectively. At the recent National Expo of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, held at the Denbigh Agricultural Showground in May Pen, Clarendon, Reynaldo Dallas (St Mary High) was crowned Boy of the Year, while LeChone Redwood was crowned Girl of the Year. Dallas, who wishes to become a veterinarian or a Marine biologist, said the 4-H top award will help in his studi ... Read More

Miss Beaches Negril 2015 crowned

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

Miss Beaches Negril 2015,
Tricia-Gay Smith-McIntosh
(centre) is flanked by first
Jowrey (right) and second
runner-up Trevine Cole shortly
after she was crowned at the
Jungle Night Club in Negril
last Friday.

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Crowd favourite Tricia-Gay Smith-McIntosh was crowned the 2015 Miss Beaches Negril Talent and Awareness queen at the Jungle Night Club in Negril, Friday night. The first runner-up was Therese-Ann Jowrey, while Trevine Cole copped the second runner-up prize. Wild cheers and screams accompanied emcee Weston Haughton's announcement of the winner. "I am elated. I am excited. It was a wonderful journey and I am looking forward to my reign as Miss Beaches 2015," said Sm ... Read More

TFA mid-season champs

Thursday, April 30, 2015    

TFA mid-season champs

Kevin Barnett (third right) of the sponsors National Rums presents the Trelawny FA Major League mid-season champion trophy to Shermiah Gallimore of Spicy Hill (third left), after they beat Coopers Pen 2-1 in the mid-season final played at Elleston Wakeland Centre on Saturday. Also photographed are Linnel McLean, president of the Trelawny FA (left) and Miguel Coley, assistant national senior team coach (second left), as well as members of the winning team. TFA mid-season champs --> Read More

St Simon Primary gets help

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

Students, teachers and members of the Rotary Club of Lucea pose for a photo after the donation
to the school.

ST SIMON, Hanover — THE St Simon Primary School, in deep rural Hanover, was constructed decades ago to accommodate 150 students. But over the years, the co-educational institution has seen a marked decline in enrolment to 62 students. The decline in the school's population has been attributed mainly to the poor road conditions in the St Simon community. "It's easier for the parents [in the St Simon area] to put a child on a taxi to Lucea [some four miles away], than to walk to the school, because of the poor road conditions," said ... Read More

HIP STRIP - April 30

Thursday, April 30, 2015    


GAL PALS We caught up with (from left) Tash, Timayah and Crystal inside Musiq in Montego Bay for the Taddy P and Friends show last Friday. GIVING SUPPORT From left: musicians Eddie Hauswirth and Lord Laro, and chef Kenya Royes got together for a quick snap at Taddy P and Friends last Friday at Musiq in Montego Bay. BUNDLE OF JOY Kimberlee Artwell shows us her little bundle of joy Alexander Artwell at Fashion, Music & Tea held at the Bellefield Great House in Montego Bay last Saturday. ... Read More

Western Entertainment diary

Thursday, April 30, 2015    

THURSDAY, April 30 Exotic Thursdays @ Sundaze Bar & Grill Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Heineken All Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Heineken Urban Thursdays @ D'Rehab Lounge, Sports Bar & Pool Hall Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Sushi Night @ G's Sports Bar and Grill Mosino Gaming Lounge Mega Mart Complex Catherine Hall, Montego Bay FRIDAY, May 1 Smirnoff Fridays and Ladies Night Out @ D'Rehab Lounge, Sports Bar & Pool Ha ... Read More

Western Sport Diary April 30 - May 3, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015    

TODAY St James FA VMBS U-13 MoBay Prep vs Salt Spring - UDC field 10:00am Success Primary vs Granville - UDC field 11:15am MBC Academy vs Glendevon - UDC field 12:30pm St James FA Captain's Bakery and Grill KO Third round MoBay Boys Club v Montego Bay United - Wespow Park 3:00pm Trelawny FA Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League Harmony FC vs Prospect Links SC - Bounty Hall 3:30pm Flames FC vs Kinloss FC - Sea-Road 3:30pm Baca Star United vs Duanvale FC - EWYC 3:30pm Westmoreland FA Cap ... Read More

Braco set to reopen for 2015/16 winter tourist season

Monday, April 27, 2015    

Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill (right) in discussions with (from left), President of the American Chamber of Commerce
Jamaica Ronald McKay; General Manager of Meliá Braco Village, Dimitris Kosvogiannis; Regional Vice-President of Meliá
Hotels International Alvaro Tejeda Schroder; and Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Edmund Bartlett,
a former tourism minister. The Braco property is slated to reopen in December 2015 as the Meliá Braco Village.

THE 225-room government-owned Braco Village is scheduled to reopen for the 2015/16 winter tourist season as the Meliá Braco Village, and is expected to provide hundreds of jobs for residents of Trelawny and nearby parishes in the western end of the island. A groundbreaking ceremony at the Trelawny property, on the weekend, signalled the start of a comprehensive renovation project ahead of the hotel's grand reopening as part of the Meliá Hotels & Resorts' brand all inclusive po ... Read More



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