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Westmoreland pair found dead in cane field

The bullet-riddled bodies of a man and woman were on Wednesday found in a cane field in Mount Eagle, Westmoreland, with their hands and feet bound. Police say the deceased have been identified as 47-year-old Mark Walker, otherwise called ‘Tallist’, and Tanisha Buchanan, otherwise called ... Read More

Today for you, tomorrow for me, Mr Butler
The Jamaican football establishment has come under serious attack in the past few weeks from well-kn ... Read More

Photo: Alan Lewin PHOTO — Champs
Member of Parliament for St James North Western Dr Horace Chang (front, right) presents Jason Edward ... Read More

Rainforest Seafood Festival provides $25m for Cornwall Regional Hospital
The Cornwall Regional Hospital has benefited from some $25 million from proceeds raised from three s ... Read More

PHOTO: Cornwall College victory

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Photo: Paul Reid

Washington Brown (right) anchors the Cornwall College Class 1 4x100m team to victory in Saturday’s COCAA/Digicel Western Championships at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. The Cornwall College team clocked 41.35 seconds and were followed by Green Island and Petersfield High. (Photo:Paul Reid) Read More

Mayor refutes claim that Savannala- Mar bus park is overcrowded

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

A section of the bus park in Savanna-la-Mar

Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Councillor Bertel Moore has refuted claims that there is a shortage of space for public passenger vehicles at the Savanna-la-Mar bus park in Westmoreland, emphasising instead that the facility is underutilised. “Anybody who said that the park is full, they are not looking seriously at what is taking place there. We have to understand that, in a park, the vehicles come and go. They do not sit down there for any long time. And, I can assure you that the only place t ... Read More

New St James Family Court

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

A view of the Montego Bay Post Office No 1 at Meagre Bay Road in the resort city. The upper section of the building will house the St James Family Court.

Plans are far advanced for the relocation of the St James Family Court from its present crammed space on Kerr Crescent in Montego Bay to more comfortable environs upstairs the Montego Bay Post Office No 1 on Meagre Bay Road in the resort city. “The postmaster general is happy for us (Ministry of Justice) to use the top floor, and we had a tour of upstairs and we reckon that we can put in two family courts with additional rooms for interviewing, counseling, the children meeting their fami ... Read More

‘We are ready’

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

MBU’s Ladale Richie (left) is being challenged for the ball in a game against Scholars International of the Cayman Islands in last season’s CFU Club Championships at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. (Photo: Paul Reid)

Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Montego Bay United are fine-tuning their preparations for next week’s hosting of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships first-round Group C game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James. Club president Orville Powell told the Jamaica Observer West this week that all things were in place for the competition with teams expected to begin arriving on Sunday for Wednesday’s start of the round of matches. He emphasised that t ... Read More

Strong line-up for Rainforest Seafood Fest 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

YOUNG… our goal this year is to raise $10 million

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A line-up of some of Jamaica’s top- flight artistes is set to deliver performances at the highly anticipated fourth staging of the Rainforest Seafood Festival on Ash Wednesday, March 1, at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, St James. The show, which returns to Montego Bay’s entertainment landscape after a one-year hiatus, has popular acts such as Bounty Killer, Tifa, Ding Dong, Romain Virgo, Cocoa Tea and Kevin Downswell down to p ... Read More

Hotel boss pledges to increase visitors from Latin America

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

BARTLETT ... we have been searching to have a link with for a little while

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Decameron group of hotels, Fabio Villegas, has given a commitment to use his influence in the airline industry to secure airlifts from Latin America into Jamaica in a bid to boost tourist arrivals. “We would like to work together with the Government of Jamaica and with the airlines in Latin America to share efforts to bring its tourists to Jamaican shores so that they can enjoy very much what you have here to offer,” Villegas announced ... Read More

Second Maggi Farmers’ Market for MoBay

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Shopping at last year’s Maggi Farmers’ Market

MONTEGO BAY, St James  — Farmers in western Jamaica will today have a unique opportunity to engage directly with customers and end users of their fresh produce. The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has collaborated with Nestle to present the second Maggi Farmers’ Market in Montego Bay at the RADA office in Catherine Hall, St James. “We welcome this partnership with Nestle as it is very important that we all support the farmers. Marketing initiatives such ... Read More

Western Sport diary - February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

TODAY ISSA/GraceKennedy Headley Cup Second round Cornwall College vs Munro College — Barnett Oval 10:00 am Green Pond vs Guys Hill — Green Pond 10:00 am ISSA Western Zone Volleyball Mannings School vs Maldon High — Mannings 1:00 pm St James FA Captains Bakery & Grill KO second round Paradise FC vs Montego Bay United — Green Pond High 3:00 pm FRIDAY ISSA/GraceKennedy Headley Cup Second round Cornwall College vs Munro College — Barnett Oval ... Read More

It’s better to be a little paranoid than dead

BY AK ROBINSON | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Reneto Adams: Anti-hero
or superhero — the
nemesis of the gunman

Nothing can spoil a good afternoon with the family, or a good domino game for that matter, like being suddenly pounced upon and being robbed. I once had a co-worker who, after returning home from grocery shopping with his wife, was pounced upon by two armed men who robbed them both and shot him. Luckily he survived. The men escaped in a car that was parked just outside their gate. You don’t have to be Jason Bourne, 007 or Reneto Adams to be situationally aware. Situational awar ... Read More

Entertainment diary - February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

THURSDAY, February 23 Exotic Thursdays @ SundazeBar & Grill Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Time: 10:00 pm Heineken All Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 10:00 pm FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Five in the City @ Margaritavlle Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Mute Silent Headphone Party @ 876 Legends, Fairview, Montego Bay Music By: DJ Crazy Neil, DJ Scott, DJ Tippy Headphones $2,00 ... Read More



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