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 St Paul's Primary hoping for brighter days http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/St-Paul-s-Primary-hoping-for-brighter-days_19240437 LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland — For some time now, St Paul's Primary School in Little London, Westmoreland, has been experiencing a steady decline in enrolment, due mainly to the lack of a reliable public transportation system in the area. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:00:00 GMT Lucea Infirmary double amputee determined to make a living http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Defying-the-odds_19240426 LUCEA, Hanover — DESPITE being housed at the Lucea Infirmary for over four years, 85-year-old double amputee Gladston Allen is determined to eke out a living for himself. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT New coach - MBU outfit gets another instructor http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/New-coach--MBU-outfit-gets-another-instructor--_19240433 TUCKER, St James — The coaching carousel at Montego Bay United continues with Brazilian Leonardo Neiva becoming the club's seventh head coach in five years as well as the third this season, after the departure of American Timothy Hankinson earlier this month. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:00:00 GMT Dancehall's finest ink endorsement deals with MoBay companies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Dancehall-s-finest-ink-endorsement-deals-with-MoBay-companies-_19240438 MONTEGO BAY, St James - Fast-rising Dancehall star Vanessa Bling aka 'Gaza Slim' and Dancehall heavyweight I-Octane recently inked lucrative deals with Beauty Queen and Golden Eagle respectively, officially making them brand ambassadors for the shoe and apparel companies. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT Trelawny Northern Comrades coalescing around new candidate http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Trelawny-Northern-Comrades-coalescing-around-new-candidate--says-PNP-official_19240440 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — AFTER weeks of sporadic protests, oftentimes fiery, against the candidacy of civil engineer John Paul "JP" White, Comrades in the Trelawny Northern constituency are now said to be coalescing around the party's new standard-bearer in the area. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT Smile Train rolls into St James http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Smile-Train-rolls-into-St-James_19240428 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Fifteen-year-old American high school student Sivani Alla, a Smile Train ambassador, recently journeyed from her native land to Jamaica to seek partnerships, in an effort to assist children affected by cleft lips and palates with corrective surgeries. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT Muschett High seek to rebound in U-16 basketball http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Muschett-High-seek-to-rebound-in-U-16-basketball-_19240419 WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Former champions Muschett High will today seek to rebound from Monday's loss to Cornwall College, when they host St James High in an ISSA Western Conference Under-16 boys' basketball game in Wakefield, Trelawny. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT Reno seek to end RSPL winless streak http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Reno-seek-to-end-RSPL-winless-streak-_19240422 FROME, Westmoreland — Former champions FC Reno will hope to snap a nine-game winless run when they host Harbour View FC in their second-round Red Stripe Premier League game at Frome Sports Club on Sunday, starting at 3:00 pm. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:00:00 GMT Western Confed to begin next month http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Confed-to-begin-next-month_19240427 MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Jamaica Observer West has learnt that the Jamaica Football Federation's Western Confederation Super League is set to get underway mid - December, almost a month later than the usual kick-off time. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT Sandals Whitehouse pushes fire safety message with training session http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sandals-Whitehouse-pushes-fire-safety-message-with-training-session_19240443 SANDALS Whitehouse joined forces with members of the Savanna-La-Mar Fire Department to bring the message of fire safety and prevention to farmers within the Western Region as well as some 20 youngsters recently enrolled in the Forest Keepers' Group spearheaded by the Sandals Whitehouse Public Relations and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) departments. Local News Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Thank You, VMBS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Thank-You--VMBS-_19240429 Karen Foote (right), manager, Victoria Mutual Building Society's Falmouth branch, presents a cheque to Deacon Angella Mullings (centre) of the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay, following the Victoria Mutual 137th Anniversary Church Service at the church recently. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Keen tussle http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Keen-tussle_19240432 Montego Bay United's midfielder Ronaldo Rodney (left) tries to get away from UWI FC's Draman Williams in Sunday's RSPL second-round game played at WesPow Park. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. Observer West Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:00:00 GMT Le Antonio’s free homework centre rescued http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Back-in-business_19239268 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Le Antonio’s Foundation Homework and Development Centre,located in the inner- city community of Barnett Lane, Montego Bay, which was closed over two months ago due to financial challenges, was reopened on Tuesday, following the intervention of a group of business operators, led by Katrin Casserly. Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT Congresswoman Clarke lauds MoBay Chamber http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Congresswoman-Clarke-lauds-MoBay-Chamber_19239276 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Congresswoman Yvette Clarke has lauded the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry for its role in the economic development of St James. Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Music to the ears http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Music-to-the-ears_19239278 BUNKER'S HILL, Trelawny — The over 160 students at the Unity Primary School in Bunker's Hill, Trelawny are now enjoying music classes following a recent donation of musical instruments by the Culture, Health , Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, valued at over $430,000. Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT 'Save Our Seas Programme' sets sail in MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Save-Our-Seas-Programme--sets-sail-in-MoBay-_19239275 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Over 150 students in four Montego Bay-based schools have been engaged in an exciting new marine curriculum, dubbed the 'Save Our Seas Programme', which was recently launched in Jamaica as part of a partnership between the Sandals Foundation, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and CARIBSAVE (INTASAVE Caribbean). Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT MBU host UW http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MBU-host-UW_19239269 TUCKER, St James — UWI FC will make a historic trip to western Jamaica on Sunday when they face leaders Montego Bay United (MBU) in a second-round Red Stripe Premier League game at WesPow Park, set to start at 3:00 pm. Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Kerr-Jarrett urges teachers to upgrade themselves http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Kerr-Jarrett-urges-teachers-to-upgrade-themselves_19239265 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mark Kerr-Jarrett, managing director of Barnett Ltd, is urging high school teachers to take advantage of courses offered in Maths and English Language, in an effort to better prepare students for their transition to the world of work. Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Montegonians party quietly at Pier One http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Montegonians-party-quietly-at-Pier-One_19239264 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Quiet Jamaica and SKYY Vodka-sponsored QuietSKYY party made its debut in Montego Bay to rave reviews from the over 500 specially invited guests who turned out at Pier One in the resort city last Thursday. Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Herbie' warms up for Cornwall College http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Herbie-warms-up-for-Cornwall-College_19239267 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Double defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical warmed up for their clash against arch-rivals Cornwall College at the Montego Bay Cricket Club set for tomorrow, by scoring 100 points or more in both of their ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball games against William Knibb Memorial High in Martha Brae, Trelawny on Tuesday. Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Smith takes up scholarship in New Jersey http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Smith-takes-up-scholarship-in-New-Jersey_19239310 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former William Knibb Memorial basketball player Alwayne Smith has taken another step towards his dream of playing in the US College system, after he took up a scholarship at Upper Room Post-Graduate Program in New Jersey. Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Entertainment Diary - November 19 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-Diary_19239266 THURSDAY, November 19 Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT Western Sport Diary - November 19-22 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Sport-Diary---November-19-22-_19239268 THURSDAY Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT HIP STRIP - NOV 19 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/HIP-STRIP---NOV-19_19239277 SNAPPING AWAY Observer West Thu, 19 Nov 2015 01:00:00 GMT St James JLP councillor crosses the floor http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/St-James-JLP-councillor-crosses-the-floor_19238378 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Spring Gardens Division, Richard 'Barry' Solomone, switched allegiance to the ruling People National Party (PNP) during yesterday's sitting of the monthly meeting of the St James Parish Council. Local News Fri, 13 Nov 2015 03:00:00 GMT