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 'We want houses too' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hampden-Heights_16476973 Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Wakefield Division Jonathan Bartley is appealing for redundant sugar workers who once lived on barracks at Hampden Estates in Trelawny before it was divested by Government, to receive benefit under the First Step Homes programme. Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Grave Concern! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Grave-Concern-_16476920 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Appleton Uberblue delivers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Appleton-Uberblue-delivers_16476927 Appleton Uberblue has built a reputation for delivering quality entertainment, and the most recent staging at Pier One in Montego Bay themed the 'Klub Euro' experience last week, lived up to that well earned status. Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Semi-finals battle http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Semi-finals-battle_16476951 It will be St James against Westmoreland in the semi-finals of the Jamaica Football Federation's Captain's Bakery and Grill/Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League that gets underway this Sunday at Jarrett Park, following the end of the regular season last week. Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Entertaiment Dairy- Thursady April 17 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertaiment-Dairy--Thursady-April-17-2014_16476961 Thursday April 17 Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Sport Diary April 17-20 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Sport-Diary--April-17-20-_16477012 SATURDAY Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT JPS: Electricity theft behind broken street lights in St James communities http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/JPS--Electricity-theft-behind-broken-street-lights-in-St-James-communities_16451439 THE Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has denied claims by the St James Parish Council that it disconnected street lights in Flanker/ Providence Heights and some other St James communities in January. Local News Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shattered dreams http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Shattered-dreams SIX-year-old student Howayne Lewis Jnr's ambition to become a pilot was crushed when he was run over by the wheels of a cane cart, moments away from his Town Head home Monday afternoon. Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:59:16 GMT Kamoza Clarke’s death plunges Bunker’s Hill into mourning http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/IT-STILL-HURTS_16442682 BUNKER'S HILL, Trelawny — LIKE other members of this quiet rural community, Leoverlyn Thomas is still hurting over the tragic passing of his brother, 31-year-old Kamoza Clarke. Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT 6-y-o boy crushed by cane cart wanted to become a pilot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Shattered-dreams2014-04-10T01-20-00 SIX-year-old student Howayne Lewis Jnr's ambition to become a pilot was crushed when he was run over by the wheels of a cane cart, moments away from his Town Head home Monday afternoon. Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:18:58 GMT William Knibb student wins ATI essay competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/William-Knibb-student-wins-ATI-essay-competition_16440758 MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Give Montpelier lands to farmers — Mark Hart http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Give-Montpelier-lands-to-farmers---Mark-Hart_16440718 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bamboo industry will boost rural economies, says Ffolkes-Abrahams http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Bamboo-industry-will-boost-rural-economies--says-Ffolkes-Abrahams_16440631 MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams has expressed optimism that a bamboo industry being pursued by Government, will bring economic prosperity to rural communities. Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Down to the wire! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Down-to-the-wire--_16440643 It will be down to the wire with three teams chasing the two remaining places in the semi-finals of the Jamaica Football Federation's Captain's Bakery and Grill/Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League as the regular season ends on Sunday. Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Spotlight on the media http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Spotlight-on-the-media-_16440642 Cheddi Van Creighton, Manager Western Region, Jamaica Observer (left), takes notes as he prepares to respond to a point being made by attorney Stephen Smith (right), while attorney Stacey-Ann Young (second left), and journalist Janet Silvera of the Gleaner wait in anticipation, during the recent panel discussion at the University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay, that looked at the media's influence on criminal trial outcomes. Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Good Friday start for Great Escape http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Good-Friday-start-for-Great-Escape_16440740 NEGRIL, Westmoreland Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT ENTERTAINMENT DIARY — APRIL 10-17 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/ENTERTAINMENT-DIARY---APRIL-10-17-_16440645 THURSDAY APRIL 10 Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT The Queen's Baton in MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/The-Queen-s-Baton-in-MoBay-_16440819 Custos of St James Ewen Corrodus (second right) and his wife Daphne (right) admire the special features of the Queen's Baton-an enduring symbol of the Commonwealth Games - shown to them by Louise Martin (left) of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee at a cocktail reception held at Riu Palace in Rose Hall on Monday evening. Sharing in the moment is Jason Hall, Deputy Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board. Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sandals managers inspiring Glendevon youth http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sandals-managers-inspiring-Glendevon-youth-_16426767 GRADUATES of the Glendevon Centre of Excellence in Montego Bay, St James had their spirits lifted during a recent inspirational power talk session with representatives from Sandals Resorts. Local News Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Trelawny FA mid-season final on today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Trelawny-FA-mid-season-final-on-today_16416495 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Promoted Salt Marsh United will seek to prove they belong in the Trelawny Football Association Monymusk Overproof White Rum Major League today when they take on last season's semi-finalists Prospect Links in the mid-season showdown at Elliston Wakeland Centre starting at 3:00 pm. Local Sports Sat, 05 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cockpit Country tour boosting livelihoods in Rock Spring http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Cockpit-Country-tour-boosting-livelihoods-in-Rock-Spring_16397615 HUGH Dixon, the executive director of the South Trelawny Environmental Agency (STEA), like many other area residents, believes that the standard of the agency's eco- tourism attractions in Rock Spring and Spring Gardens have significantly improved over the last year. Observer West Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT King warns that goat farmers could resort to vigilante justice http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/BOILING-POINT-_16399185 FALMOUTH, Trelawny - PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Goat Farmers' Association Kenneth King has warned that livestock farmers could take the law into their own hands if they continue to lose their animals to praedial thieves. Observer West Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Well done http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Well-done_16397701 WESTERN Jamaica-based schools put on an improved performance at last week's ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships, as 18 schools scored points at the prestigious five-day event that ended on Saturday night in a blaze of glory. Observer West Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Rhyme Minista and Spice to ‘nice up’ Montpelier Agri Show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Rhyme-Minista-and-Spice-to--nice-up--Montpelier-Agri-Show_16397560 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Atkinson launches initiative to get construction workers certified http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Atkinson-launches-initiative-to-get-construction-workers-certified_16397494 FALMOUTH, Trelawny - MORE than 150 persons drawn from the constituency of North Trelawny are expected to begin a nine-month training programme in construction at the HEART Trust/NTA Falmouth Vocational Training Centre, later this month. Observer West Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT