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Educator Melrose Cameron honoured for years of service

Melrose Cameron (right) is presented a plaque by (from left) Yolanda Vernon, Diana McNeil and
Richard Vernon during a function held in her honour at the Foreigners Fun Park in St James on

MONTEGO BAY, St James - MELROSE Cameron, teacher and education officer, was honoured by several of her past students, for her remarkable contribution to education. A teacher for more than 35 years, Cameron has worked at a number of schools, including Adelphi All-Age, Somerton All-Age, Riverton Open ... Read More

Beaches Negril’s Alton Green (right) shields the ball away from his Petersfield opponent Akeem Whyte during action in the Westmoreland Football Association’s
Captain’s Bakery and Grill Major League final at the Llandilo playing field last week. Beaches Negril cop all titles in WFA's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League
LLANDILO, Westmoreland - BEACHES Negril made sure their first season in the Westmoreland Football As ... Read More

Campbell, the
mother of
McKenzie Parent of one of three children killed in Negril fire stunned
LITTLE BAY, Westmoreland — WHEN eight-year-old Savia McKenzie and two other children perished ... Read More

Cliff Reynolds, chairman of the Negril Resort Board Negril Resort Board pushes for trauma centre
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — THE Negril Resort Board says it will be pushing for the Negril Health C ... Read More

Jehovah's Witness Convention opens in Trelawny tomorrow

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

CLARKE… the convention will explain what is God’s Kingdom

FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny THOUSANDS of members of the Jehovah's Witness faith are expected to stream into the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium here tomorrow for the beginning of the three-day convention. The Annual District Convention, which organisers say will attract roughly 11,000 Witnesses from Westmoreland, St James, Trelawny, Hanover and St Elizabeth, will be held under the theme "Keep Seeking First God's Kingdom". "People of many faiths pray for God's Kingdom. This convention will explain ... Read More

MoBay artistes shine at Reggae Sumfest

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

NATURE… dazzled with his vocal skills and great showmanship
Jesse Royal

MONTEGO BAY, St James - MUSIC aficionados are proud of the outstanding performances by Montego Bay-born (and based) artistes at the recently concluded Reggae Sumfest at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre. One of the performances, which left an indelible mark on the patrons attending the 22nd staging of the "greatest reggae festival on earth", was that of Nature on International Night 1. The singer showed nimble footwork and utilised the entire stage to send patrons into wild cheers, as he ... Read More

Western Ja to pay tribute to Sir Howard

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Former Governor General,
Sir Howard Cooke will lie-instate
at the Montego Bay
Cultural Centre in Sam
Sharpe Square on August 5,
from 9:00 am to 5: 00 pm.

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Thousands of Jamaicans across the western end of the island are expected to pay tribute to late former Governor General, Sir Howard Cooke, at several activities being planned to honour the distinguished son of St James. According to Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lloyd B Smith, who chairs the committee spearheading the events, Sir Howard's body will lie in-state at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in Sam Sharpe Square on August 5, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ... Read More

Walk Good Mass Lloyd

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Lloyd Young
strikes a pose
after winning the
Mr Jamaica
bodybuilding title
in 1949.

The death of Lloyd Young Snr, closes the chapter on one of the truly great Jamaicans of our times. And, while one might argue that living for almost 94 years is great inning, we may never see the likes of him again. It might be a cliché to say God broke the mould when he made the likes of Young Snr, but it rings true nonetheless. While he was known as a body builder and trainer of bodybuilders and weightlifters for decades, Young's body of work far exceeded that. Matter of fact, his leg ... Read More

Memorial service for Lloyd Young tomorrow

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Lloyd Young

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The life of Lloyd Young Snr, Jamaica's first bodybuilding champion, former weightlifting champion and trainer to a generation of bodybuilders will be celebrated tomorrow at a funeral service at the St James Parish Church starting at 10:00 am. Young, who died two weekends ago -- surrounded by his family at his home in Albion -- passed away a week or so, shy of his 94th birthday. In addition to being given an Order of Distinction for his service to the country, Young was ... Read More

Paulette Vidal: 30 years in business and going strong

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Paulette Vidal (left) helps Fire J, a disc jockey at Linkz 96FM,
in selecting a pair of shoes. (PHOTOS: ANTHONY LEWIS)

PAULETTE Vidal (PV) is a veteran entrepreneur in the town of Lucea, Hanover, who has been in the men's and ladies' apparel business for almost three decades. Vidal, who described herself as an individual who "loves business and would venture into other types of business if the opportunity arises", operates Paulette Fashion Diva Store in the town's centre. OBS WEST: Why did you decide to venture into this business? PV: After leaving school I was employed in a store for quite some time. I later ... Read More

Lighting project for MoBay's 'elegant corridor'

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay's 'elegant corridor' is scheduled to be brightly lit at nights before the middle of next year, following the signing of a contract for a $248.4 million lighting project financed by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). Combined with the more than $4.5 million already spent on a palm tree maintenance programme for that stretch of the North Coast Highway — which runs from the Sangster International Airport round-about to Iberostar Hotel in Lilliput &m ... Read More


Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Family affair

From left: Grant Hume, vice-president Columbus Business Solutions, Andrew Fazio, director, Columbus Business Solutions and Tanikie McClarthy, corporate manager, Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited are locked in discussion at a recent Columbus Business Solutions-sponsored Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) breakfast forum held at the Grandiosa Hotel, Montego Bay. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE) FAMILY AFFAIR --> Read More

Nice Car!

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Nice car!

From left: Kevin Murray, branch manager of Toyota Jamaica; David Mullings, sales representative of Toyota Jamaica and Audley Quarrie, managing director of Quarrie's Auto Sales & Accessories show keen interest in this motor car inside the Toyota Jamaica display area at the Wealth Auto Show held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from July 19-20. The show featured new cars from a number of dealers including ATL, Kingston Industrial Garage and Hyundai. Representatives from banks such Sagico ... Read More


Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Aiming to cross

Tevin Shaw of St James (left) is about to cross the ball as Westmoreland's Devell Murray tries to stop him during a Western Confederation Under-14 game played at Jarrett Park last week. St James won the game 2-1. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) AIMING TO CROSS --> Read More



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