Western News

Granville Child Care Facility gets counselling centre

Grace-Ann Stewart McFarlane (third right), senior director in the Children’s Affairs Division of the Ministry of Youth and Culture,
cuts the ribbon to signal the official opening of the Granville Counselling Centre, located at the Granville Child Care facility in
Trelawny, last Thursday.

GRANVILLE Child Care Facility in Trelawny now has a fully equipped state-of-the-art Counselling Centre, which was established at a cost of approximately $12 million. The centre, which was officially opened on June 24, boasts a furnished conference room, lounge, play therapy department, bathrooms, s ... Read More

From left: Nordia-Lee Stewart, Rev Mark McLean, Claudette Eldemire, Letticia
Scott, Anthony McLaughlin, Deputy Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Danaree DeLancy,
Inspector Antonett Black and DSP Alanzo Meadley following the ribbon-cutting
to mark the opening of an agency of the Jamaica Police Co-operative Credit
Union at Savanna-la-Mar Police Station last week. (PHOTOS: PHILP LEMONTE) Police Co-op chairman pleased with assistance to members
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - CHAIRMAN of board directors of the Jamaica Police Co-operative Credi ... Read More

Cruise passengers
look at craft items
on display in front of
the historic St
Peter’s Church in
Falmouth on Tuesday Closure
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - THE over 200-year-old St Peter's Church, the main tourist attraction in histor ... Read More

State minister for transport, works and housing Richard Azan (fifth left) cuts the ribbon to officially open the improved Farm Heights roadway in St James. Sharing
in the occasion are members of the community as well as (from third left) project director for the JEEP Carolyn Gardner; Councillor for the Montego Bay South East
Division Knollis King; Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay Michael Troupe; project manager, NWA, Orville Reynolds; deputy superintendent, St James Parish Council,
Saad Campbell; and NWA Director of Regional Implementation and Special Projects, Varden Downer. St James communities benefit from $10-m JEEP road projects
FARM HEIGHTS, St James — RESIDENTS of Farm Heights, Piece View, and Phoenix Drive in St James ... Read More

Hanover schools celebrate GSAT results

ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, June 25, 2015    

Principal of Green Island Primary School Vaccianna Moseley (centre, back) shares a proud moment with his top six GSAT students, who recorded averages of over
90 per cent (front row, from left) Shanna-lee Young, Javier Walker, Jade-Alexia Levy, (back row, from left) Abigail Hylton, Danielle Lawrence and Shelice Escoffery.
(PHOTOS: ANTHONY LEWIS)

LUCEA, Hanover - RHEANNA Kerr, a student of Lucea Primary School in Hanover, who sat the 2015 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), expressed alarm at recent comments about students being placed at high schools near where they live. "I was a bit nervous because of what everyone was saying, that if you did not get above the 95 per cent average, then you had to stay in your area, and I really wanted to go to St Elizabeth," said Rheanna, the 2015 Youth mayor of Lucea, who lives in Sandy Bay, Hanover ... Read More

Kidney Kids Foundation needs help to train paediatric nephrologists

ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, June 25, 2015    

MILLER... it is difficult to travel to Kingston for treatment

MONTEGO BAY, St James - ARGUING that there is no paediatric nephrologists based in western Jamaica, chairperson and founder of the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation, Dr Maolynne Miller, is appealing for financial support to assist in the training of a doctor to serve the region. "We want to appeal to businesses down there in Montego Bay for help, because it is really to help that side of Jamaica, the whole of western Jamaica, not just Montego Bay, but Hanover, Westmoreland, St Elizabeth, all the a ... Read More

Jehovah’s Witness Convention opens in Trelawny on July 3

Thursday, June 25, 2015    

FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny - THOUSANDS of members of the Jehovah's Witness faith are expected to stream into the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium on July 3 for the beginning of a three-day convention. The Annual District Convention, which organisers say will attract roughly 8,000 Witnesses from Westmoreland, St James, Trelawny, Manchester, Hanover, St Elizabeth and parts of St Ann, will be held under the theme: Imitate Jesus. "Jesus... is widely considered as one of the most influential and s ... Read More

Petersfield's Nedrick gets treble at Jr Trials

PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June 25, 2015    

Kevin Nedrick

MONTEGO BAY, St James - An impressive treble by Petersfield High's Kevin Nedrick in the Under-18 boys' section was one of the highlights of last weekend's JAAA National Junior Trials at the National Stadium in Kingston. Nedrick, a double champion at the Carifta Games in April, impressed over the two days getting lifetime bests in the shot put, discus throw and javelin, and also competed in the Under-20 shot put where he placed fourth. He qualified in all three events for the IAAF World Youth C ... Read More

Charley's JB Rum could sponsor Confed leagues islandwide -- McLean

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, June 25, 2015    

Kevon Spence (right) brand manager for
Charley’s JB Rum presents Wadadah
FC’s Derrick Allen with his team’s
runner-up cheque at last Thursday’s
awards ceremony of the Western
Confederation Super League held at
Hotel Commingle in Savanna-la-Mar,
Westmoreland. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - ALL four confederation football competitions under the Jamaica Football Federation umbrella could have the same sponsors next season, as the game moves towards a second-tier competition after the Premier League. According to Western Confederation president Linnel McLean, Charley's JB Rum which took over from the Captain's Bakery as the sole sponsor this season, has been looking to spread their sponsorship dollars to the other three regions. "I have been advocatin ... Read More

Titles on the line!

PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, June 25, 2015    

Garth East of Daniel Town FC (left) gets the
better of Rio Bueno FC’s Stevie Clarke in their
Trelawny FA National Rums first-leg semi-final
clash at Elleston Wakeland Centre two weeks
ago. Daniel Town beat Rio Bueno and advanced
to the final that gets under way this weekend.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID)

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - COOPERS Pen FC and Clark's Town FC will clash in the first leg of the Trelawny Football Association's Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League final at Elleston Wakeland Centre on Sunday, set to start at 3:30 pm. The game, which will follow the first-leg final of the National Rums Division One between Fire FC and Daniel Town FC, will see the winner qualify for the Western Confederation Super League in addition to the championship trophy and cash prize. Clark's Town will come ... Read More

Daley, Savannah SC, toast of Western Confed awards ceremony

PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, June 25, 2015    

Ron Daley (left) of champions
Savannah SC collects one of his two
major awards from St James FA from
President Gregory Daley at last
Thursday’s awards ceremony for the
JFF Western Confederation Super
League, held at Hotel Commingle in
Savanna- la- Mar, Westmoreland.
Daley was named the MVP, as well
as winning the top goalscorer award.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID)

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - RON Daley and his team, champions Savannah SC, were the toast of the awards and presentation ceremony for the Jamaica Football Federation's Western Confederation Super League held at Hotel Commingle in Savanna-la-Mar, last Thursday. Daley won two awards, Most Valuable Player and top striker, while semi-finalists Sandals Whitehouse copped four awards in what was the final awards ceremony that will be held in that format. President of the Confederation, Linnel McLe ... Read More

Party-like atmosphere at Reggae Sumfest launch

HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, June 25, 2015    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - THE western Jamaica launch of the 2015 staging of Reggae Sumfest at the Iberostar Hotel in Rose Hall, St James, Tuesday night, took on a party-like atmosphere, which saw attendees having a rollicking time. The Reggae Tech sound system maintained the tempo with popular selections, to which guests rocked incessantly while sipping strong drinks and munching hors d'oeuvres. The 23rd staging of the annual summer festival is scheduled for the Catherine Hall Entertainment Comp ... Read More

Guest Lecturer

Thursday, June 25, 2015    

Guest Lecturer

Recording artiste and actor Peter Lloyd fields questions from Montego Bay Community College students pursuing studies in artiste management following a lecture last Thursday, which covered aspects of the entertainment business including artiste management, the state of reggae and dancehall music; the importance of artiste managers; marketing and the importance of trust in the relationship between artiste and manager. Lloyd told Observer West that the roughly two hours spent with the students was ... Read More

Miss Jamaica World Cornwall

Thursday, June 25, 2015    

Miss Jamaica World Cornwall

Miss Jamaica World Cornwall 2015 Daina Haughton (centre), who wore the sash Miss Pier One, is flanked by first runner-up Tremaine Walker (left), Miss Blaque IVY Entertainment and third place Chanel Cooper, Miss Robin Prime Restaurant, after she was crowned at the coronation show held at Pier One in Montego Bay last Thursday. Haughton will be among the 20 girls to compete for the coveted crown in the Miss Jamaica World pageant scheduled for the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St Jame ... Read More



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