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 JLP council wants former Hanover mayor out http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/JLP-council-wants-former-Hanover-mayor-out_18657757 THE executive of the Jamaica Labour Party Area Council Four has called on former Mayor of Lucea and Councillor of the Green Island Division, Shernett Haughton, to "do the honourable thing" and resign as councillor in the aftermath of the damning report from the Office of the Contractor General, which found her guilty of nepotism. General News Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:00:00 GMT JEF convention for MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/JEF-convention-for-MoBay_18636651 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT More cops for St James http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/More-cops-for-St-James_18636632 The investigating capacity of the St James Police Division, which has recorded over 40 murders since the start of the year, is being boosted with the arrival of additional detectives in the parish. Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Paediatric Orthotic Service Limited helps young Tariq Bucknor to walk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Paediatric-Orthotic-Service-Limited-helps-young-Tariq-Bucknor-to-walk_18636612 Last August, Tariq Bucknor - now two years old - of St James underwent his second surgery to correct the deformity known as talipesequinovarus, otherwise called clubfoot, that has affected his feet. Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hanover business community moves to revive chamber http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hanover-business-community-moves-to-revive-chamber_18636659 LUCEA, Hanover Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Erosion of Falmouth to Rock main road to be addressed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Erosion-of-Falmouth-to-Rock-main-road-to-be-addressed_18636664 FALMOUTH, Trelawny Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guardian Life's 5K night run moves to MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Guardian-Life-s-5K-night-run-moves-to-MoBay_18636637 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Harris says agropark will revive banana production in St James http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Harris-says-agropark--will-revive-banana--production-in-St-James_18636608 President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society's (JAS) St James Association of Branch Societies, Glendon Harris is upbeat over Government's plans to establish a agro- park in St James, arguing that it will revive the production of banana for the export market. Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Superintendent Campbell to meet with Bunker's Hill residents http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Superintendent-Campbell-to-meet-with-Bunker-s-Hill-residents_18638251 BUNKER'S HILL, Trelawny Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Good Friday start for Great Escape http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Good-Friday-start-for-Great-Escape_18636635 NEGRIL, Westmoreland Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sport Diary —  March 26 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sport-Diary----March-26_18636668 THURSDAY Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT International friendlies for MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/International-friendlies-for-MoBay_18636680 Caribbean men's champions Jamaica will kick off their preparation for what will be a busy 2015 international season with two friendly internationals at the Montego Bay Sports Complex this weekend. Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Unfair ticket system http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Unfair-ticket--system_18636676 Every year, with the anticipation and excitement of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships, we get stories of tickets being sold out before they even get to the fans. Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sandals Prestige Awardees http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sandals-Prestige-Awardees_18636666 Team dining room was all smiles last Friday after copping two significant awards at Sandals Whitehouse's Annual Prestige Awards and 10th Anniversary celebrations. Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Preparing to cross http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Preparing-to-cross_18636649 Montego Bay United's Kemiro James (left) gets ready to cross the ball after getting by Waterhouse defender Rohan Amos in Sunday's Red Stripe Premier League third round game at Wespow Park. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Opening of new hotels http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Opening-of-new-hotels_18637329 From left: Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, Carl Hendrick, general manager of Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Bruce Wardinski, CEO of Playas Hotel and Resorts, prepare to cut the ribbon to officially declare open the island's first Hyatt-branded all-inclusive resorts, last week. Observer West Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nursing Student of the Year thanks God, self-confidence for success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Nursing-Student-of-the-Year-thanks-God--self-confidence-for-success_18587090 MONTEGO BAY, St James - IT was no surprise that Ava-Gail Lindsey's fellow students erupted in loud cheers whenever she was at the podium, as her congenial manner and academic prowess have endeared her to staff and students alike. Observer West Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hip strip March19 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-strip-March19 CLICK Observer West Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:22:56 GMT JNBS' Jarrett lauds Green Pond High's achievements http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/JNBS--Jarrett-lauds-Green-Pond-High-s-achievements_18587148 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- GENERAL manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Earl Jarrett has hailed the St James-based Green Pond High for its outstanding performance in recent years. Observer West Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Supernova set to blaze Aqueduct http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Supernova-set-to-blaze-Aqueduct_18587076 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE second staging of Supernova is set to "explode" this Saturday at the Aqueduct in Montego Bay. Observer West Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Miss Beaches Negril sashing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Miss-Beaches-Negril-sashing_18587086 Eleven of the 12 contestants in the Miss Beaches Negril Talent and Awareness Competition 2015 proudly display the names of their sponsors during a group photo, following the sashing ceremony held at the Jungle Night Club in Negril recently. From left are: Shadeky Mitchell, Miss Margaritaville Negril; Kimesha Williams, Miss Island Routes; Tricia-Gay Smith, Miss Maxi Press; Shanique Donaldson, Miss Linkz FM; Jodian Williams, Miss Jungle Night Club; Latisha Colame, Miss J Albert Distributors; Therese-Ann Jowery, Miss Silver Bird Steel Band; Monique Williams, Miss Sound Illusion; Arnexx Billings, Miss Singer Jamaica; Shamara Wallace, Miss Quality Signs and Chamal Brown, Miss SunCity Radio. Observer West Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Wine 15' for Shoppes of Rose Hall http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Wine-15--for-Shoppes-of-Rose-Hall_18587073 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- ORGANISERS of this year's staging of 'Wine 15' are promising that the event which will be held at Shoppes of Rose Hall on Saturday, will be bigger and better than previous stagings. Observer West Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucea mayor gives Esher Primary GSAT students pep talk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Lucea-mayor-gives-Esher-Primary-GSAT-students-pep-talk_18587092 ESHER, Hanover - MAYOR of Lucea Wynter McIntosh has urged students of Esher Primary School in Hanover to do their "utmost best" in the upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), scheduled for March 26 and 27, as they vie for scholarships offered to the top performing girl and boy. Observer West Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT WESTERN ENTERTAINMENT DIARY http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/WESTERN-ENTERTAINMENT-DIARY_18587068 THURSDAY, March 19 Observer West Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucea West CDC T20 winners http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Lucea-West-CDC-T20-winners_18587034 Omar Romans, captain of the Eglin Town cricket team (centre), poses with the winning trophy after his team defeated the St James-based Cambridge team in the finals of the Lucea West CDC T20 Community Cricket competition played at the Rusea's High School Campus 2 field recently. Also photographed with trophies are: Collin Forbes of Cambridge (left), who scored the most runs in the game, and Garey Campbell of Eglin Town team, the leading wicket taker. Eglin Town was also presented with the winner's cheque of $30,000, Observer West Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT