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Hanover family in pain


GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — PAIN continued to grip the family of 16-year-old Rusea's High School student Mauricia Parr even as the Hanover police prepare a file to be submitted to the Coroner's Court for a ruling on her death. Parr died last week after a section of concrete decking collapsed on h ... Read More

Wynter McIntosh, (Second right)
mayor of Lucea, in dialogue with
persons as they clean the side of
a supermarket and the bus park. $2-million CHIKV clean-up programme launched in Hanover
LUCEA, Hanover — THE Hanover Parish Council and other stakeholders in the parish officially la ... Read More

Businessman Dwayne Vaz, who was selected by PNP delegates in Central
Westmoreland as their candidate for the upcoming by-elections and losing
aspirant attorney Michael Erskine shake hands at the party’s REC meeting held
at Knockalva Technical High on Sunday. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO) PNP Central Westmoreland candidates unite at REC
KNOCKALVA, Hanover — THE candidates who contested the Peoples National Party's ( PNP) delegate ... Read More

Corporal Kevin Watson says the police have noticed a link between lotto scamming and the illegal gun trade. 12 detained, gun recovered in anti-lottery scam operation
MONTEGO BAY, St James — AN illegal weapon was reportedly recovered in Montego Bay during an op ... Read More

Awardee says thanks to Butch Stewart

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Norma Fenton is presented with her award for community growth and development by
Chairman of Sandals Resorts International and ATL Group Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart.

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — STILL basking in the glory of being one of the nine recipients last month of the inaugural Butch Stewart Community Awards for her sterling contribution to community growth and development, 58-year-old Norma Fenton is hailing the man who conceptualised the awards. Fenton, who is a resident of Galloway District in Westmoreland, not only venerated the hotel mogul for recognising individuals' contribution to nation-building, but she charged other hoteliers to ta ... Read More

UWI, MoBay hosts panel discussion on music industry today

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Karen Smith

MONTEGO BAY, St James — FINAL-year public relations students at the University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus, will today host a panel discussion on entertainment artistes in Jamaica today. Professor Hopeton Dunn, chairman of the Broadcasting Commission, will lead the panel discussion, which is entitled, 'Jamaican Artistes: Hustle or Profession?' The event starts 5:00 pm on the university's campus at Queens Drive, Montego Bay. Other panellists for the event, which starts at ... Read More

Catholic health clinic working overtime to treat CHIKV patients

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Deacon Baldwin Powell (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE)

ALBION St James — SINCE the outbreak of the chikungunya virus, the clinic operated by the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral here has had to keep its doors open for extended hours in a bid to facilitate the influx of patients. According to Deacon Baldwin Powell, the facility, located on Lloyd Young Drive, saw between 2,000 and 2,500 patients in June to August. He said that due to the CHIKV epidemic, each day, between 110 to 160 patients visit the facility displaying symptoms of the virus. In fa ... Read More

McNuff’s Upsetters looking to blank hot SMU in KO final today

PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Nikhay Edwards
(foreground) in action in
the Trelawny FA Major
League finals against
Kinloss last season.

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — SALT Marsh United will seek to maintain their title-winning form in Trelawny Football Association competitions when they take on Upsetters SC in the final of the President's Cup Knock Out this afternoon at Elliston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth. The game starts at 3:00 pm. Salt Marsh United won three titles over the last two seasons, the Division One in the 2012-2013 season then the mid-season and Major League titles last season, earning a place in the Western Confeder ... Read More

Cornwall seek revenge in ISSA basketball

PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Cornwall College’s
Andrew Johnson (right)
takes on a Spot Valley
defender in a recent ISSA
Western Conference
Under-19 high school
boys’ basketball game
played at Cornwall
College. The home team
won 84-17. (PHOTOS:

MONTEGO BAY, St James — CORNWALL College will be looking for revenge against Mucshett High as they clash this afternoon in ISSA Western Conference return-round basketball competition, in the Under-19 section. Muschett High -- last year's beaten finalists in both sections -- had beaten Cornwall College in first-round action played in Wakefield. Both teams are tied on six points at the top of the points tables but Cornwall College played four games, one more than Muschett. They will also m ... Read More

Tour de Falmouth

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Michael Dawkins

FALMOUTH, TRELAWNY — OVER 70 cyclists are expected for the inaugural staging of the Tour de Falmouth set for Sunday. The one-day event is the catalyst to a number of cycling events to be hosted by the Western Cycling Series in the coming year. The objectives, according to the organisers, are to foster more participation of the sport locally, to build a strong youth cycling programme, and ultimately to market the series as a destination sporting event for Jamaica. The brainchild of Micha ... Read More

Businessman shoots housebreaker

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

GOOD HOPE, Westmoreland — A man was shot and killed after reportedly breaking into the house of a Westmoreland businessman, Sunday morning. The deceased has been identified as 18-year-old Michael Watson of Station Road, Little London. An illegal firearm was reportedly recovered from Watson's body. Reports are that about 6:50 am the businessman was asleep in his bedroom when he was awoken by the presence of the man in his bedroom. He chased the man who ran downstairs and was fired at by ... Read More

Treasure Beach to host COCAA events

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Head of Trueform Fitness Jair Lyons (second left) is
a picture of concentration as he makes his way
along the trail with other runners in the Tru-Juice
Cross Country dry run recently.

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — THE County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) 2014-2015 season will get underway on November 20 with the staging of the Western high schools' Cross Country Championships at Treasure Beach Sports Park and Academy in southern St Elizabeth. The park will host three events this season, including the Field and Distance classic and the Western Champs girls' elimination next year. The COCAA calendar was finalised at a recent planning meeting at Godfrey Stew ... Read More

Father to be charged in son’s killing

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

WARSOP, Trelawny — A 68-year-old farmer, who reportedly stabbed his son during a dispute at their home Thursday night, is expected to be charged by the Trelawny police later today. He is expected to be charged with murder. The son has been identified as 34-year-old farmer Bradley Smith of Warsop, in the parish. An argument reportedly developed between both men around 8:05 pm when a knife was brought into play. Smith was stabbed three times. The deceased's father, Franklin Smith, was la ... Read More

Western Sports Diary Oct 30-November 2, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Today ISSA Western Confederation boys' basketball Herbert Morrison vs Spot Valley Cornwall vs Muschett Finals of Trelawny FA Pres Cup KO Salt Marsh United vs Upsetters SC, EWC, 3:00pm Friday ISSA Western Confederation boys' basketball Holland vs St. James ISSA/Water Under-14 football Anchovy vs Cornwall St James vs Green Pond Spot Valley vs Herbert Morrison ISSA/Wata Under-16 Anchovy vs Cornwall St James vs Green Pond Spot Valley vs Herbert Morrison Western Sports Diary Oct 30 ... Read More



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