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 Bartlett using education to eliminate antisocial behaviours in constituency http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Bartlett-using-education-to-eliminate-antisocial-behaviours-in-constituency_71941 Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says he is using education in East Central St James to eliminate antisocial behaviours and activities. Local News Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT CPJ disburses $2 million in scholarships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/CPJ-disburses--2-million-in-scholarships-_71759 MONTEGO BAY, St James — CARIBBEAN Producers Jamaica (CPJ) last week awarded $2 million in scholarships to 49 students who are children of employees at the company. Observer West Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT ‘Disrespect!’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Disrespect_71831 Chairman of the Trelawny Parish Council and Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson has blasted the parish’s business community for not partnering with the local authority to mount a big screen television in the town for the viewing of the recently concluded Rio Olympics. Observer West Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Stars of employees http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Stars-of-employees-_71788 Primary, high school and tertiary level students who are children of Margaritaville Team Members proudly pose with representatives of the company after receiving their scholarships last Friday. Thirty-six students were awarded scholarships during the brief handing-over ceremony. Observer West Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Saluting a brave Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Saluting-a-brave-Shelly-Ann-Fraser-Pryce_71805 Jamaicans are still basking in the glow of yet another outstanding performance by our track and field ambassadors in an international championship, following their exploits at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. Local Sports Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT MBU opens defence of RSPL title against Maverley-Hughenden http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MBU-opens-defence-of-RSPL-title-against-Maverley-Hughenden_71821 Montego Bay United will open the defence of their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title on Sunday, September 4, at Wes pow Park, when they host promoted Maverley-Hughenden. Observer West Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jaguars banned http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Jaguars-banned_71816 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The disciplinary committee of the Western Basketball Association (WBA) has acted swiftly and come down hard on former Elite Basketball League (EBL) champions Granville Jaguars, banning the team and senior players from all basketball activities for one year. Observer West Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hart urges gov’t not to ignore social infrastructure in US$40-m port expansion http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hart-urges-gov-t-not-to-ignore-social-infrastructure-in-US-40-m-port-expansion-_71792 Prominent Montego Bay businessman Mark Hart is urging Government to ensure that the US$40 million project to improve the Montego Bay Port goes hand in hand concurrently with social infrastructural developments. Observer West Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Participants hail Great Shape!Inc ‘Teach the Teachers’ workshop http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Participants-hail-Great-Shape-Inc--Teach-the-Teachers--workshop_71767 Participants in this year’s staging of the Great Shape! Inc and Sandals Foundation ‘Teach the Teachers’ workshop, which was held at the Godfrey Stewart High School in Westmoreland, have commended the initiative, stressing the need for the programme to be continued. Observer West Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT CUMI Come Run has integrity — Francis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/CUMI-Come-Run-has-integrity---Francis_71760 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The CUMI Come Run event, which will have its 8th staging at Tryall in Hanover next month, has been described as “an event with integrity” by noted road race organiser, Alfred Francis. Local Sports Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hip strip - 25/8 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-strip---25-8_71752 Observer West Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rick Ross to headline High Vibes Roots and Reggae fest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Rick-Ross-to-headline-High-Vibes-Roots-and-Reggae-fest-_71775 The Aqueduct in Rose Hall is set to come alive with a stellar line-up of artistes headlined by American rap superstar Rick Ross for the inaugural staging of High Vibes Roots and Reggae Festival scheduled for September 3. Observer West Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Sandals Foundation football camp http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Photo--Sandals-Foundation-football-camp_71812 Children from the Green Pond area in St James show off their certificates of participation in the five-day Sandals Foundation-sponsored football camp held in the inner-city community recently. Some 75 students participated in the camp, which was staged with the assistance of the Social Development Commission. Khadine Daley, the Sandals public relations manager for the Montego Bay region, said although the camp was geared towards sports development, it also assisted in modifying the behaviour of participants, giving them a different outlook on life through teaching discipline, teamwork and commitment. Observer West Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Place Bolt statue in Water Square http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Place-Bolt-statue-in-Water-Square_71478 Dear Editor, Local Letters to the Editor Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT ‘Falmouth Pride’ hits the road http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Falmouth-Pride--hits-the-road_71407 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — A pilot project to, among other things, highlight the importance of reducing the troubling tourist harassment issue in the town of Falmouth and Trelawny by extension, was last week laun Local News Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Bolt’s Trelawny heartland salutes its most famous son http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Bolt-s-Trelawny-heartland-salutes-its-most-famous-son_71310 SHERWOOD CONTENT, Trelawny — When Usain Bolt lunged towards the line comfortably ahead of a strong field in the 200-metre final at the Rio Olympics on Thursday night, wild cheers erupted across Sherwood Content and Water Square, Falmouth, where scores of people had gathered to watch Trelawny’s most famous son make history. Observer West Sat, 20 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Jaguars cry foul http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Jaguars-cry-foul_70993 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Granville Jaguars are crying foul after they were kicked out of the finals of the Western Basketball Association’s (WBA) Elite Basketball League (EBL) best-of-three finals after walking off the court in game two against Catherine Hall All-Stars on Saturday at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Observer West Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Shut it down! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Shut-it-down--_71067 FALMOUTH, Trelawny Custos of Trelawny, businessman Paul Muschett, has called for the suspension of work on the construction of the multi-million dollar streetscape project now underway along Market Street in the north western town of Falmouth, until worrying safety issues are resolved. Observer West Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Trelawny Northern MP accuses Hutchinson of political victimisation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Trelawny-Northern-MP-accuses-Hutchinson-of-political-victimisation-_71053 ALBERT TOWN, Trelawny — People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for Trelawny Northern, Victor Wright, has accused J C Hutchinson, the minister without portfolio with responsibility for agriculture, of political victimisation. Observer West Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT NWC rewards on-time payment http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/NWC-rewards--on-time-payment-_71055 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Seventeen National Water Commission (NWC) customers, who paid their bills in full and on time during the months of May, June and July of this year, have emerged winners of new television sets under the company’s ‘Pay Your Bill and Chill Summer TV Promotion’. Observer West Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT NCB to construct financial centre in MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/NCB-to-construct-financial-centre-in-MoBay_71027 MONTEGO BAY, St James — In the cramped city of Montego Bay, where production is often hampered by the woeful lack of adequate parking space, there is an opportunity to seek solutions to better serve customers and support productivity. Observer West Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Muschette Falcons win WBA men’s basketball champs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Muschette-Falcons-win-WBA-men-s-basketball-champs_71036 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Muschett Falcons were crowned Western Basketball Association’s Tropical Blue Natural Spring Water Men’s Basketball Championships (MBC) winners after a nail-biting close 59-58 win over Inner-City Avalance at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Saturday to sweep the series 2-0. Observer West Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT ‘Herbie’ win pre-season football tournament http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Herbie--win-pre-season-football-tournament_71024 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Herbert Morrison Technical won their inaugural pre-season football tournament on Saturday when they beat Cornwall College 4-3 on penalty kicks after the teams had played out a 0-0 draw in the final. Observer West Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Alvin Slaughter and wife to headline ‘Come Celebrate Jesus’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Alvin-Slaughter-and-wife-to-headline--Come-Celebrate-Jesus--_70994 MONTEGO BAY, St James — International gospel recording artiste Alvin Slaughter and his wife, Joy, are the headline acts booked to perform at the fifth annual staging of the gospel show ‘Come Celebrate Jesus’ to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Saturday, October 8. Observer West Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Green urges parents to become more involved in children’s lives http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Green-urges-parents-to-become-more-involved-in-children-s-lives-_71061 MONTEGO BAY, St James — State Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has called on parents to play an active role in the lives of their children. Observer West Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT