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 Graham, Brown retain titles at ‘Sweet 16’ Reggae Marathon http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Graham--Brown-retain-titles-at--Sweet-16--Reggae-Marathon_82751 Negril, Westmoreland — Two runners retained their titles at the 16th staging of the Reggae Marathon along the Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril, while the others were first-time winners on Saturday. Local Sports Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Herbert Morrison, CC to contest ISSA Western Conference basketball finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Herbert-Morrison--CC-to-contest-ISSA-Western-Conference-basketball-finals_82864 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical and former winners Cornwall College will contest both finals of the ISSA Western Conference boys’ basketball best-of-three finals, set to get under way today at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Local Sports Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tears of joy for Jamario Hines as CC end long drought for daCosta Cup title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Tears-of-joy-for-Jamario-Hines-as-CC-end-long-drought-for-daCosta-Cup-title_82747 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamario Hines was one of the most relieved players on the field last Saturday as referee Valdin Ledgister blasted his whistle to end the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, signalling Cornwall College’s 2-1 win over St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS). Dacosta Cup Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Dent revels in victory after swapping Green Pond for CC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Dent-revels-in-victory-after-swapping-Green-Pond-for-CC_82753 MONTEGO BAY, St James — It’s never an easy decision to leave the known for the unknown and when Howard Dent left Green Pond High and transferred to Cornwall College, it was maybe the biggest decision of his life. Dacosta Cup Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT MBU train rolls on after late strike http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MBU-train-rolls-on-after-late-strike_82743 TUCKER, St James — A maiden Red Stripe Premier League goal in time added at the end of the game, gave defending champions and leaders Montego Bay United a 1-0 win over promoted Maverley-Hughenden in a second round game at WesPow Park and extended their winning streak to six games. Local Sports Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Who will it be? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Who-will-it-be-_82177 MONTEGO BAY, St James – A number of meetings are scheduled between senior members and councilors-elect of the two major political parties over the next few days, in an effort to decide who will be sworn in next week as the new mayors for the various towns across western Jamaica. Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Western Jamaica courts to get more resources for lotto scam cases — Chuck http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Jamaica-courts-to-get-more-resources-for-lotto-scam-cases---Chuck_82171 LUCEA, Hanover — Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says efforts are being made to clear up cases before the circuit courts in western Jamaica, which have been overwhelmed by lottery scamming matters. Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT MBU to host struggling Maverly/Hughenden http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MBU-to-host-struggling-Maverly-Hughenden_82166 Red-hot defending champions and leaders Montego Bay United (MBU) will get the opportunity to avenge one of their losses this season when they host promoted and struggling Maverly/Hughenden in a second-round Red Stripe Premier League game at WesPow Park on Sunday, starting at 3:00 pm. Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Showdown! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Showdown-_82154 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Cornwall College, the most successful rural area football team with nearly 30 titles, will seek to add to their daCosta Cup tally when they take on defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) in the final of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW-sponsored competition at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday, starting at 6:00pm. Dacosta Cup Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT A record year http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/A-record-year_82144 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Palymyra Foundation continues to inspire and encourage children at the basic school level to get excited about reading and writing through the non-profit organisation’s Books4Kids Jamaica programme. Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT ‘JLP Area Council 4 candidates exceeded expectations’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-JLP-Area-Council-4-candidates-exceeded-expectations-_82168 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Deputy leader in charge of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Area Council Four, JC Hutchinson, says the performance of his candidates across the western region in Monday’s Local Government Elections, exceeded the expectations of the party. Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Elections in western Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Elections-in-western-Jamaica_82145 The ruling Jamaica Labour Party won the parishes of Trelawny and St James, while the Opposition People’s National Party held onto Westmoreland and Hanover in Monday’s local government elections across the western region. Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Duncans face Village in TFA Knockout http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Duncans-face-Village-in-TFA-Knockout_82158 DUNCANS, Trelawny — The first round of the Trelawny Football Association's Victor Wright Knockout competition will conclude this afternoon when Duncans United SC face Village United at Sea Road, starting at 3:00 pm. Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Herbert Morrison on top in Western Conference U-19 basketball http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Herbert-Morrison-on-top-in-Western-Conference-U-19-basketball_82198 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison secured the top spot in the ISSA/Western Conference Under-19 boys’ basketball competition after beating William Knibb Memorial by 78 points, 104-26, in Montego Bay on Tuesday, chalking up their sixth consecutive win. Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hanover’s Van Dyke Bernard takes second place in PAN 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hanover-s-Van-Dyke-Bernard-takes-second-place-in-PAN-2016_82160 Elgin Town, Hanover resident Van Dyke Bernard honed his culinary skills working at the Rock House Hotel in Negril. Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Entertainment diary - December 1, 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-diary---December-1--2016_82159 THURSDAY, December 1 Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Dustin Brown plays for charity at Tryall Club http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Dustin-Brown-plays-for-charity-at-Tryall-Club_82165 Former Jamaican international tennis player Dustin Brown ended his two-week vacation in the island last week by participating in the annual Tryall Thanksgiving Tennis Classic held at the Tryall Club near Sandy Bay in Hanover. Local Sports Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sport Diary - December 1, 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sport-Diary---December-1--2016_82157 TODAY Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hip strip - December 1, 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-strip---December-1--2016_82131 ‘CELEBS’ SIGHTINGS Observer West Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cornwall College rebound in ISSA/Western Conference basketball http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Cornwall-College-rebound-in-ISSA-Western-Conference-basketball_81820 WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — After being beaten in both sections of the ISSA/Western Conference shcoolboys’ basketball competition by Herbert Morrison Technical on Monday, Cornwall College rebounded immediately with wins over the previously unbeaten Muschett High and William Knibb Memorial, respectively, on Wednesday in Wakefield, Trelawny. Local Sports Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT ‘Bull Bull’, ‘Don P’ square off over Duncan’s Division http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Bull-Bull----Don-P--square-off-over-Duncan-s-Division_81826 DUNCANS, Trelawny — The People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for the Duncans Division in Trelawny, Wendell “Bull Bull” Stewart, is hoping to make a comeback as an elected political representative in tomorrow’s local government election, almost 20 years after he became the Member of Parliament for Trelawny Northern. Local News Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Baulk ECI benefits from Sandals Foundation initiative http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Baulk-ECI-benefits-from-Sandals-Foundation-initiative_81435 WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — The 39 students enrolled at Baulk Early Childhood Institution (ECT) in Westmoreland are in a more comfortable space following the installation of new bathroom facilities at their school. Observer West Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT World’s largest cruise ship docks at Falmouth port http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Boost-for-Falmouth_81465 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — There was a buzz of excitement in this historic town on Tuesday soon after Harmony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship on earth, pulled into the multimillion- dollar Falmouth Cruise Shipping Port on its inaugural visit to Jamaica, with its over 8,000 passengers and crew. Observer West Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Patmore bows out …for now http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Patmore-bows-out--for-now_81442 LORRIMERS, Trelawny — When the over 3,000 electors in the Lorrimers Division of Trelawny go to the polls to cast their votes in next Monday’s local government elections, Paul Patmore, the incumbent councillor’s name, will not be on the ballot. Observer West Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Back at WesPow http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Back-at-WesPow_81412 TUCKER, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) could take over the lead in the Red Stripe Premier League this afternoon, when they take on Arnett Gardens in a rescheduled first-round game at WesPow Park, set to start at 3:00pm. Observer West Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT