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 Tough Super Cup first round Saturday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Tough-Super-Cup-first-round-Saturday_17748199 MONTEGO BAY, St James - WESTERN Jamaica’s three representatives in the inaugural Lime Super Cup all drew tough oppositions for this Saturday’s first round of matches that will feature triple-headers at the Montego Bay Sports Complex and the national stadium. Observer West Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bartlett launches welfare programme for elderly, shut-in http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Bartlett-launches-welfare-programme-for-elderly--shut-in_17752801 ROSE HALL, St James — EAST Central St James Member of Parliament Edmund Bartlett on Sunday launched a welfare programme for the elderly in his constituency. Local News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Possible jet skis operation in Long Bay Beach http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Possible-jet-skis-operation-in-Long-Bay-Beach_17752829 NEGRIL, Westmoreland — TOURISM Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill has expressed the likelihood of the Long Bay Beach area of Negril being used as a launch area for jet ski operations. Observer West Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT BPO sector celebrates reduction in illegal activity http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Columbus-Communications--BPIAJ-to-establish-incubator-in-MoBay-Freezone_17753700 MONTEGO BAY, St James — A year ago, lotto scamming activities threatened to flat-line the business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector. Today, with a clampdown on the illegal activity, bolstered by the relevant legislation, there is now next to no reports of the illegal activities and the industry is thriving. Local News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Lucea mayor to address neglected projects in ill councillor's division http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Lucea-mayor-to-address-neglected-projects-in-ill-councillor-s-division_17752851 RIVERSIDE, Hanover — MAYOR of Lucea and Chairman of the Hanover Parish Council Wynter McIntosh has agreed to oversee programmes in the Riverside Division that have been abandoned since People's National Party councillor for the area fell ill three months ago. Local News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Premier League champions MoBay United host Rivoli United Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Premier-League-champions-MoBay-United-host-Rivoli-United-Sunday_17753059 TUCKER, ST JAMES — DEFENDING Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United will hope to make Rivoli United's third trip to western Jamaica in 11 days another losing one when they meet in a first-round game at Wespow Park on Sunday afternoon. National Premier League Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Come Celebrate Jesus rocks MoBay Convention Centre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Come-Celebrate-Jesus-rocks-MoBay-Convention-Centre_17752824 ROSE HALL, St James — GOSPEL artiste Kevin Downswell gave an outstanding performance at the recent staging of the Come Celebrate Jesus gospel concert at the Rose Hall Convention Centre here, as hundreds of people crammed the facility for praise and worship. Observer West Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT West conference schools seek to extend basketball win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/West-conference-schools-seek-to-extend-basketball-win_17752932 MONTEGO BAY, St James — TWO days after splitting their season opening double-header in Wakefield, Cornwall College and Muschett High will both be hoping to extend their winning starts as the ISSA Western Conference high school boys' basketball competition continues with two double-headers today. Local Sports Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT TSO a success in western Ja http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/TSO-a-success-in-western-Ja_17752881 MONTEGO BAY, St James — RETAILERS and shoppers in western Jamaica are still celebrating the recent successful staging of the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO). Observer West Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Adventist leadership in west Jamaica pledges more community involvement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Adventist-leadership-in-west-Jamaica-pledges-more-community-involvement_17752846 MONTEGO BAY, St James — THE leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in western Jamaica has pledged to become more involved in the parish of St James through social intervention. Local News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Job Rush! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Job-Rush-_17753999 MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — People from all across western Jamaica turned out from early Wednesday morning seeking to be registered as the Hyatt Ziva Hotel (formerly Ritz Carlton Rose Hall) staged a job fair. The former Ritz Carlton Rose Hall is currently undergoing major renovation to reopen as the Hyatt Ziva in November. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE) Local News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT OBSERVER WEST: HIP STRIP http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/OBSERVER-WEST--HIP-STRIP_17753017 (PHOTOS: ACEION CUNNINGHAM, ALAN LEWIN AND PHILLIP LEMONTE) Observer West Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Entertainment Diary - THURSDAY, October 16 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-Diary---THURSDAY--October-16-_17752984 Heineken All Star Thursdays Observer West Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Sports Diary Oct 16-19 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Sports-Diary-Oct-16-19-2014_17752924 Today Local Sports Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Westmoreland foster mom to get national recognition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Westmoreland-foster-mom-to-get-national-recognition_17747123 MONDAY will be a special day for Miranda Judith Townsend. Local News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Refuge mourns Aliesha http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Refuge-mourns-Aliesha_17715346 REFUGE, Trelawny — As the Trelawny police intensified their probe into the suspected murder of 13-year-old Muchett High student Aliesha Brown, Assistant Commissioner of Police Devon Watkis has said that investigators are awaiting forensic evidence to determine if the teenager was raped before she was killed. Observer West Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Ja happy with TSO http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Ja-happy-with-TSO-_17715175 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Retailers and shoppers in the parishes of St James and Westmoreland hailed last Thursday's staging of the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO), saying they have benefited greatly from the five-hour shopping discounts. Local Business Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT BPO employees hail sector http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/BPO-employees-hail-sector_17713842 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Yoni Epstein, chairman of the Business Processing Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) has dispelled the notion that customer service agent positions in the BPO sector are dead-end jobs. Local Business Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT TEF mulls new ambulance for Negril http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/TEF-mulls-new-ambulance-for-Negril-_17714263 NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill says the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is willing to provide the resort town of Negril with a new ambulance, providing a proper management system is implemented to govern the use of the vehicle. Observer West Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: WELL DONE! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/WELL-DONE-_17715505 Bickersteth Primary and Infant School students who placed second in the recent First Global Bank's Mastermind Quiz competition are joined by teachers, as they display Observer West Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Scores turnout for UTech Western Jamaica Open House http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Scores-turnout-for-UTech-Western-Jamaica-Open-House_17715226 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The University of Technology Jamaica, (UTech) boasted a tremendous turnout at their Western Jamaica Campus Open House held last Thursday at the St John's Methodist Church Hall in Montego Bay. Observer West Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Mom who thought she was having twins has triplets instead http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Surprise-_17714791 A St James mom, who thought she was delivering twins,got an unexpected bonus in the delivery room when a third baby emerged. Jacqueline Miller-Brown, 40, a grocery shop operator of Cambridge, recently gave birth in August to three girls — two identical — at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, in a case that shocked her, her medical team, as well as her husband Aldaman. Observer West Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Flow Cup hunt! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Flow-Cup-hunt--_17713994 TUCKER, St James  — Western Jamaica's two Red Stripe Premier League teams, Montego Bay United (MBU) and Reno FC will this afternoon seek places in the quarter-finals of the Flow Champions Cup Knock out competition when they host Premier League opponents. Local Sports Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Thanks, Guardian Life http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Thanks--Guardian-Life-_17713835 President of the St James Football Association Gregory Daley (left) accepts the sponsorship cheque for the St James FA Guardian Life Division 2 competition from Oneil Brooks, regional manager for Guardian Life (right), while Senior Life Underwriter Delta Barrett looks on. The presentation was made recently at the company's Fairview branch in Montego Bay. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Local Sports Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Thanks, ATL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Thanks--ATL-_17713744 ATL Montego Bay Branch Manager Brad Wong (left) hands over a new Prizm AC unit to SSP Gary Griffiths (2nd left) and DSP Marva Matthews (third left) of the Freeport Traffic Division, during a brief handing-over ceremony recently. Observer West Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT