Western News

Barnett Street cops offered bail; escapee pleads guilty

Leader of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness (second right) and JLP spokesman for national
security, Derrick Smith (right), engage senior members of the St James police during a tour of the Barnett Street Police
Station, recently. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The three police officers charged in the death of Mario Deane were offered bail yesterday when they brought before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court, hours after being formally charged by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM). Forty-seven-yea ... Read More

Neighbours of rape victims in Irwin,
St James, gather to discuss the
crime, which has drawn widespread
rebuke from across the island. DNA link new suspect to Irwin rape case
MONTEGO BAY, ST James — Police sources have confirmed DNA results linking a new suspect to the ... Read More

Dr Constantine Campbell (left) is presented with his Hall-of-
Fame plaque by Charles Gordon, president of the Cornwall
College Old Boys’ Association — Canada Chapter — at the
recent Cornwall College Old Boys’ Association Men of Might
dinner/dance at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort. Dr Constantine Campbell receives CC Hall of Fame induction
ROSE HALL, St James Dr Constantine Alberga Campbell has become the fourth inductee into the Cornwal ... Read More

WILKINSON... we need to look
at the current cohort of
justices Mayor calls for renewed energy among JPs
FALMOUTH, Trelawny Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Garth Wilkinson, is calling for greater participat ... Read More

Dermatology Solutions in expansion mode

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September 25, 2014    

Nurse Franciatia Hunter (left) attends
to her patient Yoland Morris at the
Dermatology Solutions Skin Clinic and
Medi-Spain Montego Bay on Tuesday.

MONTEGO BAY, St James After three years of establishing business in Montego Bay, renowned clinical and cosmetic dermatologist Dr Arusha Campbell-Chambers, the founder of Dermatology Solutions Skin Clinic and Medi-Spa, is increasing her offerings in the resort city. Come next month, Dermatology Solutions, will not only be providing treatment for a wide range of skin, hair and nail disorders, but will offer training in a number of areas. "We have now established what we call Skin, Body and Min ... Read More

Salt Marsh United, Ramone Brown toast of TFA awards

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer FALMOUTH, Trelawny | Thursday, September 25, 2014    

Salt Marsh United’s Ramone Brown (left) accepts the Most Valuable Player trophy from
Trelawny Football Association (TFA) executive Ronald McLean during last week’s TFA awards
ceremony at Roi’s Villa in the parish.

Major League champions Salt Marsh United and Ramone Brown were the big winners at Friday's Presentation and Awards ceremony of the Trelawny Football Association held at Roi's Villa in the parish. In addition to wining the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, Brown, a former national Under-17 player, was also named the best midfielder. Salt Marsh and beaten finalists Kinloss FC won all the individual awards, as Brown's team-mate Travis Watson won the award for best defender. Kinloss FC's Girvent ... Read More


BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer MONTEGO BAY, St James | Thursday, September 25, 2014    

HARRIS... all
agencies are on

The resort city of Montego Bay is ready to host two major football tournaments between November and January next year, according to Mayor Glendon Harris. At a press conference held at the St James Parish Council last week, Harris declared that the city was at full readiness to host the Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup to be held from November 10-17, as well as the CONCACAF Under-20 men's championships that will be held in conjunction with venues in Kingston, January 9-24, next year. The ... Read More

Mitchell shines as Ja dominates ENCORE

Thursday, September 25, 2014    

The ENCORE Grand Final winners pose with their awards inside the Le Cabaret Theatre at Sandals Whitehouse
European Village and Spa in Westmoreland, on Saturday night. (From left) Shadeky Mitchell, Best Costume and Best
Female Model (Beaches Negril); Shana-Kay Ergas, Best Female Vocalist (Unique Vacations); Andre Palmer, Best
Male Vocalist (Beaches Grande Riviera); Scion Derby, Best Dance Performance (Sandals Montego Bay); Jolon
Jones, Best Instrumentalist — keyboard, (Sandals Royal Caribbean – Montego Bay); and Yannick Thomas, Best Male
Model (St Lucia).

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland Beaches Negril's entertainment co-ordinator Shadeky Mitchell copped two of the seven categories up for grabs at the 11th staging of the annual Entertainment Now Creates Opportunity Rewarding Excellence (ENCORE) Grand Finals at the Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa in Westmoreland on the weekend. Mitchell, 22, was adjudged the winner of Best Costume and Best Female Model, as Jamaica dominated the talent and modelling competition - winning six of the seven cat ... Read More

Reno FC, Arnett Gardens clash in RSPL

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer FROME, Westmoreland | Thursday, September 25, 2014    

Reno FC's Rondell Morris (left) gets away from Montego Bay United's Allan Ottey in their RSPL game played at the Montego Bay
Sports Complex recently. The teams had played out a 1-1 draw. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

Promoted Reno FC will be hoping to maintain their positive start to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they host leaders Arnett Gardens FC at the Frome Sports Grounds on Sunday. The former champions are unbeaten after three rounds of the competition, winning once and drawing two other games to be in the top three on five points. Reno FC are coming off a heart-stopping 3-3 draw at Harbour View where they led 2-0 for 78 minutes, then conceded three goals in a four-minute span, before a la ... Read More

Bridal Bliss!

Thursday, September 25, 2014    

A dress from Bridal Bliss
Botique on show at the expo

ROSE HALL, St James Last weekend's staging of the third Jamaica Bridal Expo at the Montego Bay Convention Centre has been hailed by patrons and exhibitors alike as a success. "It was very successful in terms of the turn out and response of the public. We had well over 1,000 persons over the three-day period. Our exhibitors have expressed their satisfaction with the patronage and the interest they have displayed in their respective products and services," said Peter Shoucair of Event and Enter ... Read More

Sports Diary Sept 25-28

Thursday, September 25, 2014    

TODAY ISSA Rural Area High schools' Netball Zone A Mt Alvernia vs Anchovy Merlene Ottey vs Hopewell Zone B St James vs William Knibb Green Pond vs Spot Valley Zone C Green Island vs Petersfield Grange Hill vs Belmont Manning's vs Godfrey Stewart ISSA/Lime daCosta Cup schoolboys' football Zone A Green Pond vs St James High Irwin vs Anchovy Zone I Cedric Titus vs Marcus Garvey FRIDAY ISSA Rural Area High schools Netball Zone B Herbert Morrison vs Montego Bay High ISSA/Lime da ... Read More

MORE FM: Creating waves across MoBay

Thursday, September 25, 2014    

JONES... we are satisfied with the overwhelming support

MONTEGO BAY, St James APPROXIMATELY three years since it commenced broadcasting to the Montego Bay population, the community-based MORE FM has been making a mark on the media landscape across several western Jamaica communities with a wide range of programmes. The station -- which operates from the once-volatile community of Glendevon, on the outskirts of Montego Bay -- continues to increase its programme offerings to listeners, and recently added what the station's management dubbed 'Gospel W ... Read More

Entertainment Diary - Sept. 25

Thursday, September 25, 2014    

THURSDAY, September 25 Heineken All-Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Admission: Free Heineken Urban Thursdays @ D'Rehab Lounge, Sports Bar & Pool Hall Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Admission: Free Karaoke Thursdays @ MoBay Proper Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Admission: Free Crab Night Thursdays @ Drunken Squid Bar and Grill Greenwood St James Admission: Free FRIDAY, September 26 Seafood Fridays @ Klub Kokonutz Reading, St James Admission: Free Se ... Read More

Keen Tussle

Thursday, September 25, 2014    


Graeme Green of Montego Bay United (left) lunges for the ball along with Boys Town's Trevin Garnett in Sunday's RSPL first-round game at Wespow Park in St James. MBU beat Boys Town 4-0 for the first win of the season. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Read More



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