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 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 FAMILY AFFAIR http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/FAMILY-AFFAIR_17226620 From left: Grant Hume, vice-president Columbus Business Solutions, Andrew Fazio, director, Columbus Business Solutions and Tanikie McClarthy, corporate manager, Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited are locked in discussion at a recent Columbus Business Solutions-sponsored Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) breakfast forum held at the Grandiosa Hotel, Montego Bay. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Nice Car! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/NICE-CAR-_17226489 From left: Kevin Murray, branch manager of Toyota Jamaica; David Mullings, sales representative of Toyota Jamaica and Audley Quarrie, managing director of Quarrie's Auto Sales & Accessories show keen interest in this motor car inside the Toyota Jamaica display area at the Wealth Auto Show held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from July 19-20. The show featured new cars from a number of dealers including ATL, Kingston Industrial Garage and Hyundai. Representatives from banks such Sagicor and NCB, as well as agents from vehicle security systems — King Alarm and Guardsman — were also on hand to provide useful information to patrons. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT AIMING TO CROSS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/AIMING-TO-CROSS_17226651 Tevin Shaw of St James (left) is about to cross the ball as Westmoreland's Devell Murray tries to stop him during a Western Confederation Under-14 game played at Jarrett Park last week. St James won the game 2-1. Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Toast masters http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Toast-masters_17226502 Cheddi Van Creighton (standing left), manager, Jamaica Observer, western region and Nathan Robb, president Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (standing right), host members of the Western Knights Toastmasters during a courtesy call at the ATL conference room at Bogue City Centre, Montego Bay, St James last week. Toastmasters (seated from left) are: Synandre Montaque Dyer, Rosalee Brown, Marva Senior, Sherrylee Headley and Eleanor Williams, as well as Edward Taylor (standing). (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE) Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Entainment Diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entainment-Diary_17226632 THURSDAY, July 24 Observer West Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Big jump in revenues! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Big-jump-in-revenues--_17200030 The Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC), unkindly termed a white elephant in the past, has hit the jackpot with an impressive 53 per cent jump in revenues over the previous year. General News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Negril tragedy - 3 children perish in house fire http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Negril-tragedy-_17196319 NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Three children died yesterday morning when fire destroyed a house at West End here in Negril. Local News Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT New equipment for Cornwall Regional Hospital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/New-equipment-for-Cornwall-Regional-Hospital_17177140 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The American-based Grodzin Foundation through The American Friends of Jamaica along with the We Care for Cornwall Regional recently donated a much needed defibrillator valued at over US$7,200 to the Accident and Emergency Ward of the Cornwall Regional Hospital. Health & Fitness Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Goodwill residents want landmark in honour of Sir Howard Cooke http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Give-us-a-monument-_17177156 GOODWILL, St James — AS the country continues to mourn the passing of former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke, residents of Goodwill where he was born in 1915, have expressed regret that there is no monument in the community to preserve his memory for future generations. Observer West Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Don't get complacent! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Don-t-get-complacent-_17177025 HOPEWELL, Hanover — PROMINENT Montego Bay businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett has urged the players on Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United (MBU) not to get complacent and to work harder in an effort to successfully defend their title next season. Observer West Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Police dominate HCDC awards ceremony http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Police-dominate-HCDC-awards-ceremony_17176737 HADDINGTON, Hanover — The Haddington Community Development Committee (HCDC) in collaboration with the Hanover Parish Development Committee (HPDC) on Sunday awarded 21 persons, including 11 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, for their outstanding contribution to the development of the community. Observer West Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Westmoreland steps up fight against mosquito- borne diseases http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Westmoreland-steps-up-fight-against-mosquito--borne-diseases_17177162 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland – AN extensive public education campaign on how to combat mosquito-borne diseases, in particular the dreaded Chikungunya virus, is currently underway in Westmoreland. Observer West Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Danniel Thomas hopes to impress at XX Commonwealth Games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Danniel-Thomas-hopes-to-impress-at-XX-Commonwealth-Games_17176720 BY PAUL A REID Observer West Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT WESTERN PROFILE: Keri Page http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/WESTERN-PROFILE--Keri-Page_17177160 Despite a hectic schedule, Westmoreland native Christine Salmon says she is committed to both her apparel business and singing career. Observer West Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT