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 ‘Don’t become complacent!’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Don-t-become-complacent--_64756 LUCEA, Hanover — Despite there being no confirmed case of the Zika Virus in Hanover, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is warning residents of the western parish to refrain from letting down their guard as the mosquito -borne virus is expected to spread across the land. Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cops in the dark http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Cops-in-the-dark_64764 ROCK, Trelawny — Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Marine Division who are stationed at Glistening Waters marina in Trelawny are complaining bitterly about the lack of electricity at the police post, a situation they say has existed for almost two years now. Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT $32-m upgrade for Smithfield to Dunbar’s River corridor http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-32-m-upgrade-for-Smithfield-to-Dunbar-s-River-corridor_64755 DUNBAR’S RIVER, Westmoreland — The Dunbar’s River to Smithfield roadway in western Westmoreland is receiving some well-needed attention under a $32-million road rehabilitation programme. Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT TFA Major League rush http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/TFA-Major-League-rush_64741 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Mid-season finalists Rio Bueno FC and Bunkers Hills So Fresh SC will have to come from behind in Sunday’s return-leg semi-finals of the Trelawny Football Association’s Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League at Elleston Wakeland Centre if they are to advance to the July 3rd final. Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Malcolm, Robinson named MVPs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Malcolm--Robinson-named-MVPs_64742 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jason Malcolm of Senior League champions Faulkland FC and Sabastian Robinson of Division One winners Revelation FC were named the Most Valuable Players (MVPs) in their respective competitions after Sunday’s finals at Jarrett Park. Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Faulkland takes it http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Faulkland-takes-it_64740 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Faulkland> FC of St James joined Three Miles River from Westmoreland as first-time qualifiers for the Western Confederation Super League next season, after edging out Catherine Hall 1-0 in extra time in Sunday’s final, played at Jarrett Park. Local Sports Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Police seeking Burton Shearer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Police-seeking-Burton-Shearer_64765 The Westmoreland police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old farmer Burton Shearer, commonly called Bop. Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sangster Int’l tightens anti-money-laundering strings http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sangster-Int-l-tightens-anti-money-laundering-strings_64769 Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Karen Clarke Davis has expressed optimism that the number of money-laundering cases against airline passengers that often get thrown out of court on technical grounds will soon be reduced. Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT University students reap LEAP rewards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/University-students-reap-LEAP-rewards_64748 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reaffirming its commitment to the development of young talent within the hospitality industry, and living up to the promises made at the launch of its Leadership, Excellence and Purpose (LEAP) initiative, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) last week awarded 12 university students with a mix of scholarships, internships and prizes. Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Yes to health! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Photo--Yes-to-health-_64751 Showing off his upper body strength is Bennyon Burchell, fitness pro at Sandals Negril, who easily lifted the resort’s assistant entertainment manager Kimberley Hyman as they gave a nod to health during the Global Wellness Day celebrations on resort. The team from the Red Lane Spa and Red Lane Fitness Centre spent the day spreading awareness on healthy lifestyle choices and also offered discounts on massages geared towards rebalancing and re-energising. Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Best literary festival in the world http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Best-literary-festival-in-the-world_64762 ROSE HALL, St James — American novelist Nina Revoyr has hailed the Calabash International Literary Festival as the best in its class. Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hip strip - June 23, 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-strip----June-23--2016_64745 IRIE Observer West Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Beaches Negril, CDA host parenting seminars for team members http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Beaches-Negril--CDA-host-parenting-seminars-for-team-members_63572 BEACHES Negril Resort and Spa recently partnered with the Child Development Agency (CDA) to host a series of parenting seminars for team members at the hotel. Local News Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT ‘An Act of Love’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-An-Act-of-Love-_64045 MONTEGO BAY, St James - The inner-city communities of Salt Spring and Glendevon are among a number of underserved areas in St James that are adversely impacted by a raft of socio-economic issues, including crime and unemployment. Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cops target illegal motorcyclists in Westmoreland http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Clampdown-_64052 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - The Westmoreland police has revved up its drive to clamp down on illegally operated motorcycles, which continue to be the leading cause of road fatalities in the parish. Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Corinaldi Avenue Primary sweeps international poster contest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Corinaldi-Avenue-Primary-sweeps-international-poster-contest-------_64048 MONTEGO BAY, St James - Interim Principal at Corinaldi Avenue Primary School in St James, Hillary Foster, says the US$1,750 won by the school in the 2016 staging of the annual World Plumbing Day International Poster Competition will be used to boost the institution’s art programme. Local Education Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT SSP McGregor regrets leaving St James http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/SSP-McGregor-regrets-leaving-St-James_64039 MONTEGO BAY, St James - Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Steve McGregor, the former commanding officer for St James, says he regrets having to leave the parish, but stressed that he has left a roadmap which his successor may wish to follow. Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Corinaldi again! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Corinaldi-again-_64038 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Corinaldi Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jah Wayne showcases his softer side http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Jah-Wayne-showcases-his-softer-side_64043 NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Negril producer Dwayne ‘Jah Wayne’ Bacchas is a man of many talents. Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hip Strip — June 16 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-Strip---June-16_64040  CARIBBEAN ANGELS Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Faulkland FC, Catherine Hall clash in St James FA Super League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Faulkland-FC--Catherine-Hall-clash-in-St-James-FA-Super-League_64037 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Faulkland FC will be gunning for a third straight promotion, while Catherine Hall will be seeking to return to the Western Confederation Super League next season when they clash in Sunday’s final of the St James Football Association’s Sandals/ATL Senior League at Jarrett Park, set to start at 6:00pm. Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Race for TFA Major League final heats up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Race-for-TFA-Major-League-final-heats-up_64034 FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Spicy Hill FC, the only survivor from last season’s semi-finals, will hope to go at least one step further a year later, when the semi-finals of the Trelawny Football Association’s Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League kick off this weekend with a double-header at Elleston Wakeland Centre on Sunday, starting at 3:30 pm. Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: The People’s Business http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/The-People-s-Business_64051 Public Relations Officer for the Houses of Parliament, Tashana Sewell Alcock (left), addresses students, while Member of Parliament for St James Southern, Derrick Kellier presents a poster about the Parliament to Shani McKay, a grade ten student at Anchovy High School in the parish last Thursday. The occasion formed part of public education sessions being undertaken by the Houses of Parliament at educational institutions, in an effort to promote a greater understanding of the structure and function of Parliament. Similar sessions were conducted at Anchovy and Bickersteth primary, both also in St James. Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Western Entertainment Diary — Thursday June 16 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-Diary---Thursday-June-16_64044 THURSDAY, June 16 Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Western Sports Diary — June 16 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sport-Diary---June-16_64036 FRIDAY Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT