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Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Flanker in mourning http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Flanker-in-mourning_16520141 FLANKER, St James Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cambridge High reaping success of transformational leadership http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Cambridge-High-reaping-success-of-transformational-leadership_16517377 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Challenge! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Challenge-_16519770 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT High hopes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/High-hopes_16517399 PHILADELPHIA, USA — ST Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) will carry the hopes of western based-schools at the 120th Penn Relays Carnival that starts this morning and runs until Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT King's Primary and Infant School gets $6 million library and computer lab http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/King-s-Primary-and-Infant-School-gets--6-million-library-and-computer-lab_16517412 WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — Students and teachers at the King's Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland are now proud owners of a state- of-the-art library and computer room, thanks to the efforts of the Sandals Foundation and key sponsors Unique Vacations Ltd, LoyaltyOne Air Miles and Tropicars. Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Ja artistes to flavour Curry Fest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Ja-artistes-to-flavour-Curry-Fest_16517380 ROOTS reggae singer Mackie Conscious and female crooner Keri Paige are among western Jamaica -based artiste booked for the live entertainment segment of the 14th staging of the Mannings School Bigga Westmoreland Curry Fest scheduled for the Mannings School grounds on Sunday, April 27. Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Excellence in practice http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Excellence-in-practice-_16519650 Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa's General Manager Andre Dhanpaul (front, third from right) and Hotel Manager Edward Zambrano (front, right) raise glasses of Moët with members of the resort's management and staff to celebrate excellent customer service, as well as the property's multi-million dollar room and facilities upgrades which have seen the hotel's guest satisfaction scores edge up to a near 97 per cent. The resort's rating as one of Jamaica's leading hotels, on the renowned travel site, TripAdvisor®, has also increased. Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Under Pressure! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Under-Pressure-_16517511 Tomorrow's People's Curtis Palmer (front) is cornered by Reno FC's Leonardo Rankine (right) and Alburn Facey in Sunday's first leg semi-final of the JFF Captain's Bakery and Grill/Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League at Jarrett Park. Reno FC won the game 1-0 and will have the advantage going into Sunday's return leg at Frome. Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Kinloss FC advance to semi-finals in TFA Major League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Kinloss-FC-advance-to-semi-finals-in-TFA-Major-League_16517417 DAVIS PEN, Trelawny Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: MANY THANKS! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MANY-THANKS--_16517445 Clark's Town resident Trevor Davis (right), presents a cheque to a happy George 'Oney' Williams (centre) on behalf of a New York-based Jamaica Observer Online reader, who does not want to be named, while Williams' wife, Tesslin, looks on. Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT BTANCA stages inaugural health fair http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/BTANCA-stages-inaugural-health-fair_16517397 BETHEL TOWN, Westmoreland Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: New queen! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/New-queen--_16517437 Miss St James Farm Queen 2014 Janeil McFarlane (seated) is being crowned by outgoing queen, Cindy Asobo (second left), while first runner -up Denecia Kellier (left) and third place Tanecia Clarke look on. Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sports Diary April 24-27 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sports-Diary-April-24-27-2014_16517448 TODAY Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Entertainment Diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-Diary_16517386 THURSDAY Observer West Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Ja-based athletes shine at CARIFTA http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Ja-based-athletes-shine-at-CARIFTA-_16518390 FIRST time selectees Odaine Lewis of Cornwall College, Glenford Watson of Petersfield High and Lamara Distin of Rusea's High were winners at last weekend's 43rd CARIFTA Games held in Martinique, where Jamaica won a record 88 medals to top the three-day event for the 30th consecutive year. Observer West Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT MBU takes lead in St JFA Senior League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MBU-takes-lead-in-St-JFA-Senior-League_16517430 TUCKER, St James Observer West Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT We Care Foundation gives $8.25-million boost to CRH http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/We-Care-Foundation-gives--8-25-million-boost-to-CRH_16501194 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) last week received a well-needed cash injection of $8.25 million from the We Care Foundation. Local News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT 'We want houses too' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hampden-Heights_16476973 Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Wakefield Division Jonathan Bartley is appealing for redundant sugar workers who once lived on barracks at Hampden Estates in Trelawny before it was divested by Government, to receive benefit under the First Step Homes programme. Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Grave Concern! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Grave-Concern-_16476920 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Appleton Uberblue delivers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Appleton-Uberblue-delivers_16476927 Appleton Uberblue has built a reputation for delivering quality entertainment, and the most recent staging at Pier One in Montego Bay themed the 'Klub Euro' experience last week, lived up to that well earned status. Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Semi-finals battle http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Semi-finals-battle_16476951 It will be St James against Westmoreland in the semi-finals of the Jamaica Football Federation's Captain's Bakery and Grill/Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League that gets underway this Sunday at Jarrett Park, following the end of the regular season last week. Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Entertaiment Dairy- Thursady April 17 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertaiment-Dairy--Thursady-April-17-2014_16476961 Thursday April 17 Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Western Sport Diary April 17-20 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Sport-Diary--April-17-20-_16477012 SATURDAY Observer West Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT JPS: Electricity theft behind broken street lights in St James communities http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/JPS--Electricity-theft-behind-broken-street-lights-in-St-James-communities_16451439 THE Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has denied claims by the St James Parish Council that it disconnected street lights in Flanker/ Providence Heights and some other St James communities in January. Local News Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shattered dreams http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Shattered-dreams SIX-year-old student Howayne Lewis Jnr's ambition to become a pilot was crushed when he was run over by the wheels of a cane cart, moments away from his Town Head home Monday afternoon. Observer West Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:59:16 GMT