Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Chaplain to Queen of England, House of Commons honoured by MoBay High Alumnae Association http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Chaplain-to-Queen-of-England--House-of-Commons-honoured-by-MoBay-High-Alumnae-Association_19232465 NEW YORK, USA — The Montego Bay High School Alumnae Association of New York (MBHSAA of NY) hosted its 2nd annual fund-raising events recently with over 500 Montego Bay High School (MBHS) alumnae storming New York city to reconnect. Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Whittaker KO'd ex-boxing champ's wife to replace DK Duncan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/A-Knock-Out_19232515 HOPEWELL, Hanover — Businessman Gary Whittaker will be the People's National Party candidate running for the Hanover Eastern seat in the general elections that are widely expected to be held before year's end. Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT TSO a success in MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/TSO-a-success-in-MoBay_19232478 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Not even the heavy early evening showers associated with Hurricane Joaquin could put a damper on shoppers' quest to capitalise on bargains offered at stores participating in the Jamaica Observer's yearly Takes Style Out (TSO) in Montego Bay last Thursday. Fashion's Night Out Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Adventists award oldest living baptised member during 125th anniversary celebrations http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Adventists-award-oldest-living-baptised-member-during-125th-anniversary-celebrations-_19232480 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Vin Martin Sister Cities Memorial Health Mission donates US$180,000 worth of medical supplies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Vin-Martin-Sister-Cities-Memorial-Health-Mission-donates-US-180-000-worth-of-medical-supplies-_19232461 The Atlanta-based Vin Martin Sister Cities Memorial Health Mission Some has made some US$180,000 (over J $21.2m) worth of medication available for free distribution to patients during its three-day health mission in St James that ended yesterday. Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Manoj Ramchandani: Doing what makes him happy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Manoj-Ramchandani--Doing-what-makes-him-happy-_19232460 Manoj Ramchandani is not your typical 33-year-old. Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Big boost for First Global Bank's music in schools initiative http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Big-boost-for-First-Global-Bank-s-music-in-schools-initiative-_19232458 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Time to change gear, ISSA http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Time-to-change-gear--ISSA_19232484 AS difficult as it is to ignore the ISSA/Flow Super Cup with its million-dollar winners' cheque, big shiny trophy and all the hype the Flow marketing team can generate, I want to agree with ISSA president Dr Walton Small that the traditional competitions should not be pushed aside. Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Western Derby http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Derby-_19232489 Second-placed FC Reno will host third-placed Montego Bay United at Frome on Sunday in what is expected to be a mouth-watering western derby in the Red Stripe Premier League. Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT All set for Expo 2015 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/All-set-for-Expo-2015_19232463 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mitchell impresses at Come Celebrate Jesus http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Mitchell-impresses-at-Come-Celebrate-Jesus_19232479 ROSE HALL, St James — When American gospel singer and songwriter VaShawn Mitchell took the stage at the Come Celebrate Jesus concert at the Montego Bay Convention Centre Saturday night, it was the first time the multiple Grammy Awards nominee was performing in the island. Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hip Strip - October 8, 2015 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-Strip---October-8--2015_19232455 PEARLY WHITES Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT Taste of Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Taste-of-Jamaica-_19232488 Roger Lyn (right), marketing manager, Rainforest Seafoods, has the attention of (from left) Kathryn Silvera, advertising and marketing manager, Chas E Ramson, Dittie Guise, general manager, Montego Bay Convention Centre and Avadaugn Sinclair, marketing manager, Best Dressed Chicken at the launch of the Taste of Jamaica culinary competition at the Montego Bay Convention Centre last Friday. The event will be held from October 10 to 11 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre and will feature vibrant competitions, showcasing the skills of chefs from across Jamaica, which include live culinary demonstrations, educational seminars and activities for the entire family. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM) Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Tappa' eyes Flow Super Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Tappa--eyes-Flow-Super-Cup_19232494 With the hype, pomp and pageantry surrounding the launch of the second staging of the ISSA/Flow Super Cup competition at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Tuesday, Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, coach of the St James High daCosta Cup team, couldn't help dreaming of his team winning the $2.5 million first-prize and impressive trophy. Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 01:00:00 GMT North West St James Scholarship recipients http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/North-West-St-James-Scholarship-recipients-_19232469 Member of Parliament for North West St James Dr Horace Chang (seated, fourth left), Councillor Charles Sinclair (standing, left), Councillor Leroy Williams (standing, seventh left) and Joshua Cummings (standing, right), pose with scholarship recipients during the annual Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT ENTERTAINMENT DIARY http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/ENTERTAINMENT-DIARY_19232456 THURSDAY, October 8 Observer West Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT FFP goes West http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/FFP-goes-West_19231826 Debbie-Ann Gordon, Board Director of Food For The Poor Jamaica (FFPJ), engages in a light-hearted exchange with these two students of Savanna-la-Mar Primary at the third staging of the charity's health, information and distribution fair. The event was held on Friday, September 25 at Torrington Wesleyan Holiness Church in Westmoreland. Approximately 1,000 residents, including children, accessed various services, including medical examinations and dental care. Relief packages containing toiletries, food, adult diapers, children's books, toys, agricultural tools and seeds were also distributed. (PHOTO: ODEAN DORAH) Local Education Sun, 04 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT Ashley-Ann Foster wins poll to replace Lloyd B http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Ashley-Ann-Foster-wins-poll-to-replace-Lloyd-B_19231723 MONTEGO BAY, St James — People's National Party (PNP) delegates in St James Central voted yesterday for attorney Ashley-Ann Foster to represent the party in the constituency in the next general election. Local News Fri, 02 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT PNP’s Foster, McCurdy battle for Lloyd B’s seat http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Face-off----PNP-s-Foster--McCurdy-battle-for-Lloyd-B-s-seat_19231442 JUST over 750 People's National Party (PNP) delegates are expected to vote at the Farm Heights Community Centre today to select a replacement for Lloyd B Smith, the embattled member of parliament for St James Central. Observer West Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT TSO time http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/TSO-time_19231408 Great bargains today await shoppers in western Jamaica from stores participating in Observer's yearly Takes Style Out (TSO) event. Observer West Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Comissioner promises help for resource-starved Hanover police http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Comissioner-promises-help-for-resource-starved-Hanover-police_19231410 COMMISSIONER of Police Dr Carl Williams has reassured lawmen assigned to the Hanover Police Division that additional resources will be made available in an effort to better tackle the upsurge in criminal activities in the parish. Observer West Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hip Strip - Oct 1 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-Strip---Oct-1_19231406 Montego Bay businessmen Haresh Ramchandani (left) and Aroon Dadlani exchange views at the Sagicor sponsored Expo 2015 cocktail at Hilton Rose Hall in Montego Bay recently. Observer West Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Entertainment Diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-Diary_19231416 THURSDAY, October 1 Observer West Thu, 01 Oct 2015 02:00:00 GMT Photo: Answering the call http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Photo--Answering-the-call_19231409 Scores of men from across western Jamaica wait in line outside the Montego Bay Cultural Centre on Monday for their free prostate cancer screening during the 4th staging of the Rotary Club of Montego Bay East's Prostate Cancer Screening project. Observer West Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT TFA to implement new rules for clubs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/TFA-to-implement-new-rules-for-clubs_19231412 IT won't be business as usual in the Trelawny Football Association's Major and Division One Leagues next season, according to Linnell McLean, who was recently re-elected president. Observer West Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT