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 Wadadah end Super League losing skid http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Wadadah-end-Super-League-losing-skid_86732 MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Former champions Wadadah FC became the last team to score a win in the Jamaica Football Federation’s Western Confederation Charlie’s JB Rum Super League after they beat Petersfield FC 2-0 in a Zone Two game at Jarrett Park as the first round ended on Sunday. Local Sports Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Excitement grows in MoBay for trade show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Excitement-grows-in-MoBay-for-trade-show_86571 MONTEGO BAY, St James — There is a buzz of excitement accompanying the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) inaugural staging of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE), a trade show to run in the tourism resort city of Montego Bay June 1-4 this year. Local News Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Two new ITA offices to be built http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Two-new-ITA-offices-to-be-built_86385 Two new Island Traffic Authority (ITA) offices are to be built in May Pen, Clarendon, and Savanna-la Mar, Westmoreland. Local News Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Health concerns force closure of cells at Freeport Police Station http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Health-concerns-force-closure-of-cells-at-Freeport-Police-Station-_86288 Head of the Area One Police, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Warren Clarke has given an assurance that the temporary closure of some of the cells at the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay will not negatively impact the punctual arrival of prisoners at the St James Circuit Court over the next four weeks. Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Mount Peace double murder http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Mount-Peace-double-murder-_86283 The peace and tranquility of this Hanover farming community were shattered after unknown gun-toting assassins snuffed out the lives of two well-loved community members Saturday night. Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hanover Visionaries turns to bamboo for crime reduction http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hanover-Visionaries-turns-to-bamboo-for-crime-reduction-_86274 Public relations officer for the community based-Hanover Visionaries, Moncrieffe Leslie, says his organisation is hoping to reduce crime in the parish by providing work for idle hands through the production of items made from bamboo. Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT 'All January Born' party set for Whitter Village http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-All-January-Born--party-set-for-Whitter-Village-_86257 The sixth staging of All January Born Birthnight Party is set for Whitter Village in Montego Bay this Saturday. Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Chang to tackle traffic problem in MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Chang-to-tackle-traffic-problem-in-MoBay_86298 Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Water, Works and Housing, Dr Horace Chang, says he is hoping to have phase two of the Urban Traffic Management System for Montego Bay started before the end of the year, in a bid to ease the chronic traffic problem in the resort city. Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT ATL to launch Panasonic pro shops in MoBay, Kingston http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/ATL-to-launch-Panasonic-pro-shops-in-MoBay--Kingston-_86243 Within the next three months Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) will establish pro shops for Panasonic air conditioning units at its Montego Bay and Kingston stores. Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hip strip - January 12, 2017 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-strip---January-12--2017_86242 NICE TO MEET YOU Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Keen tussle! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/PHOTO--Keen-tussle---_86264 Montego Bay United’s 19-year-old defensive midfielder Kevon Lambert (left) takes on veteran Waterhouse FC striker Jermaine Anderson in Sunday’s Red Stripe Premier League secondround game at WesPow Park in Montego Bay. Lambert, who has had a good season so far, was rewarded with an invitation to the Reggae Boyz training this week. Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Western Sport Diary — January 12 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Sport-Diary---January-12_86263 TODAY Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Faulkland FC, Montego Bay Boys Club clash in Western Confed league today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Faulkland-FC--Montego-Bay-Boys-Club-clash-in-Western-Confed-league-today_86254 St James clubs Faulkland FC and Montego Bay Boys Club (MBBC) will clash in a Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Western Confederation Charlie’s JB Rum Super League Zone 2 game at Jarrett Park this afternoon set to start at 3:00pm. Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Let’s celebrate http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/PHOTO--Let-s-celebrate-_86268 Tevin Fisher of Coopers Pen (left) and teammates celebrate after Fisher scored a goal in the recent Trelawny Football Association’s knockout final against Clark’s Town at Elleston Wakeland Centre. Fisher scored the first goal in the game that his team went on to win 2-1, upsetting the Western Confederation Super League team. (Photo: Paul Reid) Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Not Done Yet! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Not-Done-Yet-_86253 TUCKER, St James — Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Montego Bay United (MBU) are not done carrying out business in the January transfer window as they are still looking to strengthen the squad, especially with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) first round coming up soon. Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Entertainment Diary — Thursday, January 12 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-Diary---Thursday--January-12-_86260 THURSDAY, January 12 Observer West Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT New markets contributing to success in tourism — Bartlett http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/New-markets-contributing-to-success-in-tourism---Bartlett_85830 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says the ministry’s decision to venture into territories that were once considered inaccessible was an important contributor to the overall success of tourism in 2016. Local News Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT MBU’s Williams set to move http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MBU-s-Williams-set-to-move_85786 TUCKER, St James — Montego Bay United’s national striker Dino Williams could get a second chance at the North American Soccer League (NASL) as he is reported to be returning to the Indy XI during this transfer window. Local Sports Sat, 07 Jan 2017 03:00:00 GMT Don’t preach for a pay cheque, clergy warned http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Don-t-preach-for-a-pay-cheque--clergy-warned_85654 President of the Jamaica Union Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Pastor Everett Brown, has warned his clergy members against joining the ministry, just to ensure a monthly salary. Observer West Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Man gave New Year’s greeting before being killed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hanover-horror_85596 SANDY BAY, Hanover — Tedford Observer West Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT MoBay mayor to address structural defects at Charles Gordon Market http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MoBay-mayor-to-address-structural-defects-at-Charles-Gordon-Market-_85666 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Noting that roughly 25 per cent of the 57 columns supporting the structure that is known as the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay are not physically able to withstand winds associated with a category three hurricane, chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation Homer Davis says he will be taking steps early in the new year to address the matter. Observer West Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Relatives abandoning mentally challenged patients a major problem, says Tufton http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Relatives-abandoning-mentally-challenged-patients-a-major-problem--says-Tufton_85662 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says the abandonment of mentally challenged patients by family members is a major stumbling block for his administration in the delivery of health care for such patients. Observer West Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Many thanks! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Many-thanks-_85671 The St James Police Civic Committee (SJPCC) recently handed over electrical appliances, including a refrigerator, electric stove, electric kettle, and microwave oven to the police at the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James. Observer West Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Gordon returns to MBU http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Gordon-returns-to-MBU_85612 Owayne Gordon, last season’s top scorer and Most Valuable Player, could make his first appearance for defending champions and leaders Montego Bay United (MBU) on Sunday, when they host Waterhouse in a Red Stripe Premier League second round game at WesPow Park, set to start at 3:00 pm. Observer West Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Peace Pic http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Peace-Pic_85673 Deputy Superintendent of Police Conrad Cummings addresses Hanover residents outside the Green Island Police Station recently, following the annual march against violence, domestic disputes, child abuse, and road fatalities in the parish. The march was made possible through the partnership of the Christian Community Uniting for Change, the police and neighbourhood Watch groups within the parish. (Photo: Anthony Lewis) Observer West Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT