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Sandals Montego Bay to co-sponsor Green Pond High 10th anniversary celebrations

Carl Beviere, general manager
Sandals Montego Bay

MONTEGO BAY, St JAMES - SANDALS Montego Bay will later this month partner with the Green Pond High School as official co-sponsors of the school's 10th Anniversary celebrations, set for March 8 - 14. As co-sponsors, the resort will host the school's staff awards dinner on Saturday, March 14, and pro ... Read More

donation Cornwall Regional Hospital donation
Keriesa Bell-Cummings (third left), senior hospital administrator, and Denise Forsythe (fourth left) ... Read More

Shanoya Spence, head girl of Farm Primary and Junior High School (seated) has the attention of
(from left) Member of Parliament for Central St James Lloyd B Smith; Rev Lorane Chisholm
(partially hidden) chairman, Farm Primary and Junior High School; Judith Wallace, president
Green Pond CDC; Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell; and
councillor Sylvan Reid. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM) Green Pond gets computer lab
MINISTER of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell last week handed over a $4.7 mil ... Read More

A section of the Elegant Corridor in the vicinity of the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, where the rumble strips are being installed NWA moves to improve safety along Elegant Corridor
MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE National Works Agency (NWA) is moving to improve road safety along the ... Read More

Power Brokers Workshop and Luncheon

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Power Brokers
Workshop and

Rochelle Cameron (right) head of LIME's regulatory and legal affairs, north, makes a point during a panel discussion at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and industry (MBCCI) Power Brokers Workshop and Luncheon held at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Rose Hall last week. Other members of the panel include (from left) Nathan Robb, president, MBCCI; Kelly Tomblin, CEO, Jamaica Public Service; Cordel Green, executive director, Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica; and Wayne Cummings, senior dire ... Read More

The Tryall Club gets new managing director

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Aram Zerunian

TRYALL, Hanover -- ARAM Zerunian has been appointed the new managing director for The Tryall Club in Hanover. He replaces Sam James. Zerunian comes to the 89 villa Tryall Club from the Half Moon Hotel and Villas, where he served as general manager for 13 years. He has extensive experience in all aspects of resort operations, including construction, villa operations renovations, new facility opening, project management, budgeting, training, food and beverage, and administration. "Mr Zerunian ... Read More

MBU, Reno to continue battles in RSPL

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer TUCKER, St James | Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Montego Bay United’s
striker Kashief Brown
(front) tries to control
the ball as Tivoli
Gardens’ defender
Barrington Pryce
battles for possession
in their RSPL game at
WesPow Park
recently. MBU won the
game 2-1. (PHOTO:

WESTERN-based clubs Montego Bay United (MBU) and Reno FC will continue their battles at either end of the Red Stripe Premier League table with home games against Harbour View and Tivoli Gardens respectively on Sunday. Defending champions Montego Bay United who are in a battle for a semi-final place will host sixth-place Harbour View at WesPow Park, while Reno FC in 11th place, host fifth-placed Tivoli. Both games are set to start at 3:30 pm. Montego Bay United are in third place on 44 points, ... Read More

UWI, WJC scholarship fund launched

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Businessman Fred Smith (left) presents Dr Luz Longsworth, campus director,
University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica, with a gift as a token of
appreciation for her service to the institution during the launch of the
Ambassadorial Corps Scholarship Fund in Montego Bay last week.

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus Ambassadorial Corps Scholarship Fund kick-started last week with $1.6-million during an official launch of the fund at the offices of Rainforest Seafoods in Montego Bay. The fund, which is being set up to assist students in need of financial assistance, got underway with a $1-million donation from a major sponsor and $100,000 pledges each from six of the 12 members of the ambassadorial corps, who will demit offic ... Read More

Beaches Negril's Anthony Campbell is Westmoreland FA's MVP

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Mable Alfred, manager of the Golden Touch FC, accepts the Fair
Play award from Wayne Soltau of Captain’s Bakery at Sunday’s
awards ceremony of the Westmoreland FA Captain’s Bakery
and Grill Major League 2013/14 season, during the presentation
ceremony held at Sandals Whitehouse on Sunday.

  WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland -- Anthony Campbell, captain of champions Beaches Negril was on Sunday named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2013-14 Westmoreland Football Association's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League at the awards ceremony held at Sandals Whitehouse in the parish. Beaches Negril dominated the Westmoreland Major League last season, and won three of the major awards handed out on Sunday. Other awardees from the resort were Desmond Montaque who was named top defend ... Read More

Let's export sprinters

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Long assembly line
of sprinters headed
by Usain Bolt.

WE got news last week that former Jamaican sprinter Jacques Harvey has chosen to represent Turkey and has completed the change of allegiance process. We have no information as to why the Hanover native might have made the move to take his talents elsewhere. However, the fact that he has also changed his name to Jak Ali Harvey, is a signal that he has converted to Islam. What is certain is that with his personal bests still above the 10.00-second mark in the 100m and 20.00 seconds in the 200m, ... Read More

Teaching the minister

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Teaching the

  Young Ariana Dias (second right) shows Minister with responsibility for Sports Natalie Neita Headley (centre) the proper way to hold a table tennis racket during the Jamaica Open Winter Table Tennis Championships at the Montego Bay Community College on Sunday. Sharing in the moment are (from left) Kendra Reid, Kayne Brown and Jerry Reid of the Institute of Sports. (PHOTO: ALAN LEWIN) Read More

'Let's Do Brunch' for SeaWind Beach Club

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE SeaWind Beach Club in Montego Bay will be the host of the inaugural Let's Do Brunch set for International Women's Day on Sunday. The event will feature local and international dishes from award-winning executive chef and general manager of SeaWind Beach Club and Calypso Restaurant, Luis Fitch. Fitch, a Mexican, has worked and led restaurants in over six countries, copping numerous awards including the Five Star Diamond Award for excellence from the American Academy ... Read More

Western Sports Diary -- March 5-8

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

TODAY St James FA Captain's Bakery and Grill KO Club Stars vs Heights FC - Jarrett Park -- 3:00pm MBU Under- 21 vs Faulkland SC - Jarrett Park -- 5:00pm Norwood Strikers vs Seba FC - Jarrett Park -- 7:00pm FRIDAY ISSA Western Conference Girls Basketball Spot Valley vs Mt Alvernia High - Holland -- 2:00pm Herbert Morrison vs Holland High - Holland -- 3:30pm St James FA Captain's Bakery and Grill KO Westgreen FC vs Copperwood FC - Westgreen -- 3:00pm Violet Kickers vs Catherine Hall - A ... Read More

Montego Bay Free Zone marks 30 years

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-large Western Bureau | Sunday, March 01, 2015    

The Montego Bay Free Zone in St James

THE Montego Bay Free Zone (MBFZ), one of western Jamaica's most successful business facilitators, begins its 30th anniversary celebrations with a church service at the Trumpet Call Ministries in Montego Bay today. The service forms part of a number of planned activities, guided by the theme: "Positioning for the Special Economic Zone", to mark the occasion. Tomorrow, Free Zone staff and workers will spearhead a Community Outreach initiative at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, followed by a 30th ... Read More



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