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 A mother’s GRIEF http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/A-mother-s-GRIEF On Monday, May 27, 2013, when Marvia Patterson beheaded four-year-old Natasha Brown in the rural community of Duanvale, it was the first time that the little girl’s mother Marvilyn Graham had allowed her to leave home to walk on her own the short distance to her basic school in the district. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:53:39 GMT MoBay City Run hopes to raise $5million http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MoBay-City-Run-hopes-to-raise--5million ORGANISERS of the second Flow MoBay City Run are hoping to raise $5 million from the staging of this year’s event, $2 million more than the amount raised last year to assist needy students at four tertiary institutions in Montego Bay. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:04:13 GMT Sandals Montego Bay to co-sponsor Green Pond High 10th anniversary celebrations http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sandals-Montego-Bay-to-co-sponsor-Green-Pond-High-10th-anniversary-celebrations_18504525 MONTEGO BAY, St JAMES - SANDALS Montego Bay will later this month partner with the Green Pond High School as official co-sponsors of the school's 10th Anniversary celebrations, set for March 8 - 14. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT Cornwall Regional Hospital donation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Cornwall-Regional-Hospital-donation_18504579 Keriesa Bell-Cummings (third left), senior hospital administrator, and Denise Forsythe (fourth left), manager, physiotherapy department, Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay accept a donation of towels from Gloria Henry (fourth right), assistant vice president operations and client relations, Montego Bay Freezone, during a brief presentation ceremony at the hospital on Monday. Sharing in the moment are Montego Bay Free Zone representatives, (from left) Curtis Stanley, facility and security manager, Henry McCurdy Jnr, director, Valerie Ives, administration assistant, Gwynne Miller, administration support and security supervisor Veronica Vincent. The donation formed part of an initiative to assist the physiotherapy department at the hospital with improvement works to include plumbing, electrical, painting and the acquisition of equipment, as well as part of the Montego Bay Freezone's 30th anniversary celebrations. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM) Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT Green Pond gets computer lab http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Green-Pond-gets-computer-lab_18504482 MINISTER of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell last week handed over a $4.7 million state-of-the-art computer and resource laboratory to the Green Pond Primary and Junior High School located in the inner-city community of Green Pond in St James. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT NWA moves to improve safety along Elegant Corridor http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/NWA-moves-to-improve-safety-along-Elegant-Corridor_18504062 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE National Works Agency (NWA) is moving to improve road safety along the Elegant Corridor in St James through the implementation of a project aimed at reducing excessive speeding along that thoroughfare. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT Power Brokers Workshop and Luncheon http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Power-Brokers-Workshop-and-Luncheon_18504249 Rochelle Cameron (right) head of LIME's regulatory and legal affairs, north, makes a point during a panel discussion at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and industry (MBCCI) Power Brokers Workshop and Luncheon held at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Rose Hall last week. Other members of the panel include (from left) Nathan Robb, president, MBCCI; Kelly Tomblin, CEO, Jamaica Public Service; Cordel Green, executive director, Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica; and Wayne Cummings, senior director, business processes and administration, Sandals Resorts International. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM) Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT The Tryall Club gets new managing director http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/The-Tryall-Club-gets-new-managing-director_18504151 TRYALL, Hanover -- ARAM Zerunian has been appointed the new managing director for The Tryall Club in Hanover. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT MBU, Reno to continue battles in RSPL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MBU--Reno-to-continue-battles-in-RSPL_18504836 WESTERN-based clubs Montego Bay United (MBU) and Reno FC will continue their battles at either end of the Red Stripe Premier League table with home games against Harbour View and Tivoli Gardens respectively on Sunday. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT UWI, WJC scholarship fund launched http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/UWI--WJC-scholarship-fund-launched_18504001 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus Ambassadorial Corps Scholarship Fund kick-started last week with $1.6-million during an official launch of the fund at the offices of Rainforest Seafoods in Montego Bay. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Beaches Negril's Anthony Campbell is Westmoreland FA's MVP http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Beaches-Negril-s-Anthony-Campbell-is-Westmoreland-FA-s-MVP_18505333   Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT Albert Town JPs recognised http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Albert-Town-JPs-recognised_18503907 SIX veteran justices of the peace (JPs) who have collectively served in southern Trelawny for almost 200 years were honoured during a glitzy ceremony hosted by the Albert Town Zone of the Trelawny Association of Lay Magistrates in that town last week. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:00:00 GMT Let's export sprinters http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Let-s-export-sprinters_18504717 WE got news last week that former Jamaican sprinter Jacques Harvey has chosen to represent Turkey and has completed the change of allegiance process. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT Teaching the minister http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Teaching-the-minister_18504890   Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT A taste of Team Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/A-taste-of-Team-Jamaica_18504416 THE Culinary Federation of Jamaica held their most recent practice session for Team Jamaica at the GraceKennedy corporate office in Montego Bay last week, as they prepare for the Taste of the Caribbean competition set for June at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT Hip strip - March 5 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-strip-March-5_18503866 FOR YOU MINISTER Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT 'Let's Do Brunch' for SeaWind Beach Club http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Let-s-Do-Brunch--for-SeaWind-Beach-Club_18504313 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE SeaWind Beach Club in Montego Bay will be the host of the inaugural Let's Do Brunch set for International Women's Day on Sunday. Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT ENTERTAINMENT DIARY -Thursday March 5 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/ENTERTAINMENT-DIARY_18504387 THURSDAY, March 5 Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT Western Sports Diary -- March 5-8 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Sports-Diary----March-5-8-_18505401 TODAY Observer West Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT Montego Bay Free Zone marks 30 years http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Montego-Bay-Free-Zone-marks-30-years_18487779 THE Montego Bay Free Zone (MBFZ), one of western Jamaica's most successful business facilitators, begins its 30th anniversary celebrations with a church service at the Trumpet Call Ministries in Montego Bay today. General News Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:00:00 GMT Trelawny's Holland High turns 10 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Trelawny-s-Holland-High-turns-10_18487758 ON May 20, 2005, then Education Minister Maxine Henry-Wilson officially opened the Holland High School in Falmouth, Trelawny with a student population of 400. Ten years later the institution is celebrating academic successes under the theme 'Excellence in Stewardship For a Decade and Beyond'. General News Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT JPS employee dies in road mishap http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/JPS-employee-dies-in-road-mishap_18487942 A Jamaica Public Service Company employee died in a motor vehicle collision on Paradise main road in Westmoreland yesterday. General News Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Residents agonise over gruesome murder of 14-y-o girl http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Shrewsbury-mourns ALTHOUGH 14-year-old Santoya Campbell was last Saturday laid to rest here, three days after 37-yearold Cornelius Robinson was sentenced to life in prison for murdering her, members of her Logwood, Shrewsbury community are still in shock over the teen's horrific end. Observer West Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:13:44 GMT Cornwall Regional gets $8.5m from Rainforest Seafood Festival http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Cornwall-Regional-gets--8-5m-from-Rainforest-Seafood-Festival_18471317 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Promoters of the third staging of the Rainforest Seafood Festival say despite the inclement weather which dogged the Ash Wednesday show, some $8.5 million was realised from the event. Observer West Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Manning's School gets new greenhouse http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Manning-s-School-gets-new-greenhouse_18471093 Acting Principal of Manning's School in Westmoreland, Megan Berry, says students at the institution are set to benefit tremendously from a new greenhouse recently handed over to the school by Food For the Poor (FFP) in partnership with the Digicel Foundation. Observer West Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT