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 Mom, baby die in Hanover crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Mom--baby-die-in-Hanover-crash_74963 POINT HILL, Hanover – Tragedy struck along the Point Hill main road in Hanover yesterday evening when a mother and her baby daughter died after suffering multiple injuries in a motor vehicle crash. Local News Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Montego Bay Convention Centre wins sixth consecutive World Travel Award http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Montego-Bay-Convention-Centre-wins-sixth-consecutive-World-Travel-Award_74756 The picturesque Montego Bay Convention Centre recently copped its sixth consecutive World Travel Award for the esteemed ‘Caribbean’s Leading Meeting and Conference Centre’ category. Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Wanted: Traffic lights http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Wanted--Traffic-lights_74793 ROCK, Trelawny — Emphasising the need for traffic signals to be installed at two critical intersections along the Northern Coastal Highway near this small community, which has been the site of numerous crashes - some fatal - in recent times, the Trelawny Chamber of Commerce has warned that if the matter is not addressed promptly, then there will be more deaths. Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:00:00 GMT HOPE up and running across the western region   http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/HOPE-up-and-running-across-the-western-region--------_74772 MONTEGO BAY, St James — There is a buzz of activity in several rural communities across the western region of the island as a number of road improvement projects are in progress under the Government’s Housing Opportunity Prosperity Employment Programme (HOPE). Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT International Clean-up Day working in the west http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/International-Clean-up-Day-working-in-the-west_74803 LUCEA, Hanover — Project manager at the Rotary Club of Lucea Mervin Spence says it appears that residents of Lucea and its environs are becoming more conscious about the need for a clean environment. Local Environment Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Talent on show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Talent-on-show_74759 WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — There was no shortage of star-studded performances inside the Le Caberet theatre at Sandals Whitehouse last Wednesday, as the resorts in the west — Sandals Whitehouse, Sandals Negril and Beaches Negril — presented their regional finalists in the Sandals and Beaches Resorts Festival of the Arts Talent and Model Search Competition. Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT 55th Montego Bay Marlin Tournament underway http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/55th-Montego-Bay-Marlin-Tournament-underway_74767 Angler Lawrence Taylor of the Stewfish boat yesterday landed the first marlin catch as day one of the fishing competition in the 55th Annual Montego Bay International Marlin Tournament got under way. Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Western derby http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-derby_74778 Surprise leaders FC Reno and defending champions Montego Bay United will meet in the first of three western derbies in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Frome on Sunday, starting at 3:30pm. Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT All set for CUMI 5K/10 K Run http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/All-set-for-CUMI-5K-10-K-Run_74757 More than 700 people have already signed up for the 8th annual CUMI Come Run, set for this Saturday, at the Tryall Club in Hanover. Local Sports Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Hip Strip - Sept 22, 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-Strip---Sept-22--2016_74748 DOING JUSTICE - From left: Sandria Wong-Small, senior judge of the St James Parish Court, Sandra Miller-Hall and Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck got in a photo op at the installation ceremony for Justices of Peace for St James at the Montego Bay Convention Centre recently. Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Thank you, gentlemen! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Thank-you--gentlemen_74773 Inspector Everton Henry (left) of Montego Bay Freeport Police Station gladly receives paints from Berger Paints sales representative Patrick Lawson (centre), and Glenroy Myers, western regional marketing officer for Kris an Charles Investments, during a refurbishing exercise at the station’s CIB offices recently. Spearheaded by Chris an Charles, the project, which was undertaken at a cost of roughly $500,000, included the installation of two air conditioning units; installation of four glass windows and a glass door, as well as the painting of sections of the buildings. Other sponsors of the project included Home Solutions, Carlisa Enterprises, Lawson Trading and Services Ltd, MR AC and Berger Paints. (Photo: Philp Lemonte) Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Teams vie for St James CA T20 semi-final spots http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Teams-vie-for-St-James-CA-T20-semi-final-spots_74783 The Local Sports Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT ISSA to rule on Spot Valley’s controversial D’Cup games today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/ISSA-to-rule-on-Spot-Valley-s-controversial-D-Cup-games-today_74768 Spot Valley High’s position in Zone C of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/Flow daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition could be affected after today’s meeting of the management committee of the competition in Kingston. Dacosta Cup Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: For your invaluable service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/For-your-invaluable-service_74766 As part of the Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay 50th anniversary celebrations, four members of the Montego Bay community were honoured for their service and contribution to the development of St James during the club’s dinner banquet at the Grandiosa Hotel in Montego Bay last Thursday. The awardees were: (from left) Anthony Pearson, managing director of Lloyds Department Store (Business Leader); Ernest Sterling, proprietor of Verney House Hotel (Spirit of Service); Vilma Campbell, principal of Chetwood Memorial Primary School (Education), and Andre Cleghorn (Youth). Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Getting away http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Getting-away_74786 Green Island High’s Trevor Russell (second left) runs away from Knockalva Technical’s Christopher Topey in their Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/Flow Zone B first-round game played at Knockalva on Monday. Green Island, who had lost their first game, rebounded with a big 8-1 win. (Photo: Paul Reid) Dacosta Cup Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Sports Diary - September 22-28 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sports-Diary_74781 TODAY Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Entertainment Diary - September 22 - 24 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertsanment-Diary_74758 THURSDAY, September 22 Observer West Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Trelawny banker laments lack of employment opportunities for graduates http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Trelawny-banker-laments-lack-of-employment-opportunities-for-graduates_74053 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — General Manager of the Trelawny Co-operative Credit Union (TCCU), Winston Tomlinson, has expressed concern over the high unemployment rate bedevilling school leavers, who sometimes are unable to land a job for up to five years after graduating. Observer West Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Once vibrant Trelawny community reeling from spate of shootings http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Fear-grips-Wakefield_74048 WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Residents of the once vibrant community of Wakefield in Trelawny have expressed fear for their lives following a spate of shooting deaths in the area, some of which have occurred in close proximity to community’s police station. Observer West Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT MBU meet Boys’ Town Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MBU-meet-Boys--Town-Sunday_74020 TUCKER, St James — Fresh from their first three points of the Red Stripe Premier League season with a win over Tivoli Gardens in Kingston last Sunday, defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will welcome whipping sticks Boys’ Town to Wespow Park on Sunday. Observer West Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Motorcycle safety workshop leaves Negril bikers revved up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Motorcycle-safety-workshop-leaves-Negril-bikers-revved-up_73987 NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Biking stakeholders are applauding the second staging of the Back to Basics (B2B) motorcycle Safety Workshop staged in Westmoreland last week. Observer West Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Westmoreland CSSB extends caring hand http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Westmoreland-CSSB-extends-caring-hand_74039 SAVANNA-LA-MAR,Westmoreland — The Westmoreland Police Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) Outreach Programme recently took time out to give a caring hand to the less-fortunate in the town of Savanna-la-Mar. Observer West Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT St James Cricket Association/TEF T20 heats up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/St-James-Cricket-Association-TEF-T20-heats-up_74011 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The eight second-round qualifiers for the St James Cricket Association’s TEF T20 cricket competition will be decided this weekend when the first round ends with six games. Observer West Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Schaefer given ‘basket to carry water’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Schaefer-given--basket-to-carry-water-_74010 Jamaica’s defence of the Caribbean Football Union’s (CFU) Caribbean Cup, starting on October 5, could be a strange one, coming on the heels of yet another disappointing FIFA World Cup Qualifying run. Observer West Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT PMI Western to stage peace day activities in St James http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/PMI-Western-to-stage-peace-day-activities-in-St-James_74034 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Peace Management Initiative (PMI) Western has announced a raft of activities in the parish of St James, in observance of International Day of Peace on Wednesday September 21. Observer West Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT