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 Relocation of JAMPRO’s office will boost image — Hylton http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Relocation-of-JAMPRO-s-office-will-boost-image---Hylton_17270282 MONTEGO BAY, St James — MINISTER of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says the relocation of Jamaica Promotions Corporation's (JAMPRO) regional office from the town centre to the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James, will strengthen the image of the organisation. Observer West Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT 'A NEW TREND' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-A-NEW-TREND-_17271448 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Lottery Scam Task Force says it has identified a new trend. Observer West Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Help for Clark’s Town Primary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Help-for-Clark-s-Town-Primary_17270107 CLARK'S TOWN, Trelawny — For the past few months, Jamaican-born Danvil Blake, also known as DJ Blake, has been working hard. Observer West Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bring back the private wards — Perrin http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Bring-back-the-private-wards---Perrin_17270382 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Custos Rotulorum for Westmoreland Canon Hartley Perrin has called for the return of private wards to the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital. Observer West Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Falmouth mayor schedules meeting to address filthy town http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Falmouth-mayor-schedules-meeting-to-address-filthy-town_17270233 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — MAYOR of Falmouth Councillor Garth Wilkinson has scheduled a meeting for today with representatives of several Government agencies to address drain-cleaning, garbage removal and other issues dogging the historic resort town. Observer West Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT MBU appoint Spanish coach http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MBU-appoint-Spanish-coach_17271208 TUCKER, St James — Spanish coach Carlos Aitor Garcia Sanz will be calling the shots when Montego Bay United (MBU) start the defence of their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title in August. Local Sports Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Remarkable success! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Remarkable-success-_17270399 MONTEGO BAY, St James — THE Sandals Football Academy (SFA) has seen remarkable success in its relatively short run over the past 12 weeks. Local Sports Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT All set for International DANCEHALL QUEEN http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/All-set-for-International-DANCEHALL-QUEEN_17270556 MONTEGO BAY, St James — All is now in place for what is expected to be the biggest staging of International Dancehall Queen to be held at Pier One Entertainment Complex, Montego Bay this Saturday, August 2. Observer West Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Entertainment Diary  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Entertainment-Diary--_17270659 FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 Observer West Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Staff honoured for long service at Savanna-la-Mar Hospital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Staff-honoured-for-long-service-at-Savanna-la-Mar-Hospital-_17264370 Eight medical and non-medical employees of the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland have been honoured for long service and leadership. Local News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Nine rural schools to be upgraded http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Nine-rural-schools-to-be-upgraded-_17256875 SOME $160 million has been allocated to undertake expansion and rehabilitation works at nine schools in rural Jamaica, ahead of the 2014/15 academic year, which begins in September. Local News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:00:00 GMT Youngsters learn to make craft at summer workshop http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Youngsters-learn-to-make-craft-at-summer-workshop_17251692 SUMMER Camp at the Beeston Spring Library saw 40 youngsters exploring their creative side as Sandals Whitehouse team members, along with community craft vendors, hosted a paper recycling craft workshop. Local News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sandals to build Caribbean's first over-the-water suites http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sandals-to-build-Caribbean-s-first-over-the-water-suites_17245154 SANDALS Resorts International is pumping US$5.5 million into five of the Caribbean's first over-the-water suites and the renovation of 14 suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. Local News Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Recruitment age limit increased for farm work programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Recruitment-age-limit-increased-for-farm-work-programme_17251204 THE maximum recruitment age limit for the Overseas Farm Workers Programme has been adjusted from 40 to 45 years. Local News Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Educator Melrose Cameron honoured for years of service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Educator-Melrose-Cameron-honoured-for-years-of-service_17226662 MONTEGO BAY, St James - MELROSE Cameron, teacher and education officer, was honoured by several of her past students, for her remarkable contribution to education. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Beaches Negril cop all titles in WFA's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Beaches-Negril-cop-all-titles-in-WFA-s-Captain-s-Bakery-and-Grill-Major-League_17226598 LLANDILO, Westmoreland - BEACHES Negril made sure their first season in the Westmoreland Football Association's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League was a memorable one, as they swept all three titles on their way to beating Petersfield FC 2-1 in last week's final played at the Llandilo playing field. Local Sports Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Parent of one of three children killed in Negril fire stunned http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Parent-of-one-of-three-children-killed-in-Negril-fire-stunned_17225658-duplicate LITTLE BAY, Westmoreland — WHEN eight-year-old Savia McKenzie and two other children perished in a fire at his grandmother’s house last week, it was the first time his mother, Natasha Campbell, had allowed the little boy to leave her care. “Me never leave him go anywhere yet, never, never. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Negril Resort Board pushes for trauma centre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Negril-Resort-Board-pushes-for-trauma-centre_17226561 NEGRIL, Westmoreland — THE Negril Resort Board says it will be pushing for the Negril Health Centre in Westmoreland to be upgraded to a trauma centre. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Jehovah's Witness Convention opens in Trelawny tomorrow http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Jehovah-s-Witness-Convention-opens-in-Trelawny-tomorrow_17226604 FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT MoBay artistes shine at Reggae Sumfest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MoBay-artistes-shine-at-Reggae-Sumfest_17226508 MONTEGO BAY, St James - MUSIC aficionados are proud of the outstanding performances by Montego Bay-born (and based) artistes at the recently concluded Reggae Sumfest at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Ja to pay tribute to Sir Howard http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Ja-to-pay-tribute-to-Sir-Howard_17228301 MONTEGO BAY, St James - Thousands of Jamaicans across the western end of the island are expected to pay tribute to late former Governor General, Sir Howard Cooke, at several activities being planned to honour the distinguished son of St James. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Walk Good Mass Lloyd http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Walk-Good-Mass-Lloyd_17226544 The death of Lloyd Young Snr, closes the chapter on one of the truly great Jamaicans of our times. And, while one might argue that living for almost 94 years is great inning, we may never see the likes of him again. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Memorial service for Lloyd Young tomorrow http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Memorial-service-for-Lloyd-Young-tomorrow_17226562 MONTEGO BAY, St James - The life of Lloyd Young Snr, Jamaica's first bodybuilding champion, former weightlifting champion and trainer to a generation of bodybuilders will be celebrated tomorrow at a funeral service at the St James Parish Church starting at 10:00 am. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Paulette Vidal: 30 years in business and going strong http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Paulette-Vidal--30-years-in-business-and-going-strong_17226530 PAULETTE Vidal (PV) is a veteran entrepreneur in the town of Lucea, Hanover, who has been in the men's and ladies' apparel business for almost three decades. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Lighting project for MoBay's 'elegant corridor' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Lighting-project-for-MoBay-s--elegant-corridor-_17226578 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay's 'elegant corridor' is scheduled to be brightly lit at nights before the middle of next year, following the signing of a contract for a $248.4 million lighting project financed by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT