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 Hanover family in pain http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hanover-family-in-pain_17828136 GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — PAIN continued to grip the family of 16-year-old Rusea's High School student Mauricia Parr even as the Hanover police prepare a file to be submitted to the Coroner's Court for a ruling on her death. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT $2-million CHIKV clean-up programme launched in Hanover http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-2-million-CHIKV-clean-up-programme-launched-in-Hanover_17823718 LUCEA, Hanover — THE Hanover Parish Council and other stakeholders in the parish officially launched a clean-up campaign on the weekend. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT PNP Central Westmoreland candidates unite at REC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/PNP-Central-Westmoreland-candidates-unite-at-REC_17827702 KNOCKALVA, Hanover — THE candidates who contested the Peoples National Party's ( PNP) delegates' election last week to replace Roger Clarke as the party's representative for Central Westmoreland have made a show of unity during the REC meeting held at the Knockalva Technical School on Sunday. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT 12 detained, gun recovered in anti-lottery scam operation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/12-detained--gun-recovered-in-anti-lottery-scam-operation_17825605 MONTEGO BAY, St James — AN illegal weapon was reportedly recovered in Montego Bay during an operation Tuesday to bust people involved in the lotto scam. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Awardee says thanks to Butch Stewart http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Awardee-says-thanks-to-Butch-Stewart_17823591 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — STILL basking in the glory of being one of the nine recipients last month of the inaugural Butch Stewart Community Awards for her sterling contribution to community growth and development, 58-year-old Norma Fenton is hailing the man who conceptualised the awards. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT UWI, MoBay hosts panel discussion on music industry today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/UWI--MoBay-hosts-panel-discussion-on-music-industry-today_17826425 MONTEGO BAY, St James — FINAL-year public relations students at the University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus, will today host a panel discussion on entertainment artistes in Jamaica today. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Catholic health clinic working overtime to treat CHIKV patients http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Catholic-health-clinic-working-overtime-to-treat-CHIKV-patients_17827271 ALBION St James — SINCE the outbreak of the chikungunya virus, the clinic operated by the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral here has had to keep its doors open for extended hours in a bid to facilitate the influx of patients. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT McNuff’s Upsetters looking to blank hot SMU in KO final today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/McNuff-s-Upsetters-looking-to-blank-hot-SMU-in-KO-final-today_17823633 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — SALT Marsh United will seek to maintain their title-winning form in Trelawny Football Association competitions when they take on Upsetters SC in the final of the President's Cup Knock Out this afternoon at Elliston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cornwall seek revenge in ISSA basketball http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Cornwall-seek-revenge-in-ISSA-basketball_17823609 MONTEGO BAY, St James — CORNWALL College will be looking for revenge against Mucshett High as they clash this afternoon in ISSA Western Conference return-round basketball competition, in the Under-19 section. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Tour de Falmouth http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Tour-de-Falmouth_17823596 FALMOUTH, TRELAWNY — OVER 70 cyclists are expected for the inaugural staging of the Tour de Falmouth set for Sunday. Local Sports Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Businessman shoots housebreaker http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Businessman-shoots-housebreaker_17824709 GOOD HOPE, Westmoreland — A man was shot and killed after reportedly breaking into the house of a Westmoreland businessman, Sunday morning. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Treasure Beach to host COCAA events http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Treasure-Beach-to-host-COCAA-events_17823627 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — THE County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) 2014-2015 season will get underway on November 20 with the staging of the Western high schools' Cross Country Championships at Treasure Beach Sports Park and Academy in southern St Elizabeth. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Father to be charged in son’s killing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Father-to-be-charged-in-son-s-killing_17825069 WARSOP, Trelawny — A 68-year-old farmer, who reportedly stabbed his son during a dispute at their home Thursday night, is expected to be charged by the Trelawny police later today. Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Sports Diary Oct 30-November 2, 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Sports-Diary-Oct-30-November-2--2014_17823622 Today Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Entertainment diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-diary_17827307 THURSDAY, October 30 Observer West Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bidders on 'Portmore of MoBay' lands have 2 months to make an offer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Bidders-on--Portmore-of-MoBay--lands-have-2-months-to-make-an-offer_17818749 The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) plans to close its tender on January 9, 2014. Local Business Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Scotia to open financial centre in MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Scotia-to-open-financial-centre-in-MoBay_17819012 In three weeks, Scotiabank will open the doors to its new one-stop financial centre in Montego Bay. Local Business Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Crump urges businesses to join fight against Chik-V http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Crump-urges-businesses-to-join-fight-against-Chik-V_17780346 AS members of the western Jamaica workforce fall prey to the Chikungunya virus, immediate past president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce (MBCCI), businessman Davon Crump, has called on the Montego Bay business sector to get involved in the fight against the disease. Local Business Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT CDB warns regional countries seeking economic turnaround http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/CDB-warns-regional-countries-seeking-economic-turnaround_17803153 MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — PRESIDENT of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Warren Smith, has warned that high debt poses an inherent risk to the success of structural adjustment programmes being undertaken by some regional countries in their bid to turn around their ailing economies. Local Business Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Lindon Thompson gets 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for his contribution to sports http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Lindon-Thompson-gets-2014-Sam-Sharpe-Award-for-his-contribution-to-sports-_17788838 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Lindon Thompson received the 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for his contribution to sports during the St James Parish Council's Heroes' Day Civic Ceremony held in the historic Sam Sharpe Square on Monday. Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Pell River launches neighbourhood watch http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Pell-River-launches-neighbourhood-watch_17789838 PELL RIVER, Hanover — The community of Pell River in collaboration with the Hanover Police Youth Club has officially launched the Pell River Police Youth Club and Neighbourhood Watch, the 22nd such group to be established in the parish. Observer West Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT I was shocked http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/I-was-shocked--says-Erskine_17789790 PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland — Attorney-at-law Michael Erskine conceded that he was stunned after being beaten by businessman Dwayne Vaz during Sunday's run-off in the race to be the People' National Party (PNP) candidate to replace the late Roger Clarke as the standard bearer in the Central Westmoreland constituency. Observer West Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sandals Foundation joins with iCare for 33 cataract surgeries at CRH http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sandals-Foundation-joins-with-iCare-for-33-cataract-surgeries-at-CRH_17787131 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Thirty-three patients successfully underwent cataract surgeries conducted by five members of the overseas voluntary group, iCare, which partnered with personnel at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) at that institution last week. Observer West Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Trelawny Credit Union rolling out consolidation loans http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Trelawny-Credit-Union-rolling-out-consolidation-loans_17786989 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Trelawny Credit Union (TCU) has revealed that plans are in the making to introduce a product dubbed Loan Maximizer, which seeks to consolidate the loans members may have with other financial institutions. Observer West Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Salaries in Business Process sector are competitive http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Salaries-in-Business-Process-sector-are-competitive_17787315 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Chairman of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) Yoni Epstein says the organisation will be mounting a public relations campaign aimed at dispelling the notion that workers in the sector are underpaid. Observer West Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT