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Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Green Island again without critical hydrant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Green-Island-again-without-critical-hydrant_17559150 GREEN ISLAND, Hanover Observer West Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Mario Deane to be buried Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Mario-Deane-to-be-buried-Sunday-_17559193 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Calls for Macfield to Withorn main road to be rehabilitated in Clarke’s honour http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Calls-for-Macfield-to-Withorn-main-road-to-be-rehabilitated-in-Clarke-s-honour-_17559010 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland Observer West Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Back-to-school cash flows to MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Back-to-school-cash-flows-to-MoBay_17559003 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Budding artist? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Budding-artist--_17559146 This little girl appears to be well pleased with her colouring skills, as she displays her handy work during the recent back-to school health fair at the Fletcher's Grove Baptist Church, in Sandy Bay, Hanover. The Harris Family Vision Foundation Inc sponsored the event. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE) Observer West Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Caribbean talents take centre stage at Sandals' ENCORE grand finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Caribbean-talents-take-centre-stage-at-Sandals--ENCORE-grand-finals-_17559061 WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland Observer West Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Who should replace Roger Clarke as member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Who-should-replace-Roger-Clarke-as-member-of-Parliament-for-Central-Westmoreland--_17559139 A date for a by-election to fill the Central Westmoreland seat left vacant with the passing of the People's National Party's Member of Parliament Roger Clarke is yet to be announced, but already a number of persons are eyeing the seat. The Jamaica Observer West's Alan Lewin sought reaction on Tuesday when he visited the constituency and asked: Who do you think is most suitable to represent the constituency of Central Westmoreland? Observer West Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Busy weekend for MoBay United http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Busy-weekend-for-MoBay-United TUCKER, St James Observer West Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:49:50 GMT Entertainment Diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-Diary_17559055 THURSDAY, September 18 Observer West Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sport Diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sport-Diary_17559018 September 18-21 Observer West Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Show appreciation for politicians while they are alive, says Patterson http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Show-appreciation-for-politicians-while-they-are-alive--says-Patterson_17547635 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson has charged Jamaicans to appreciate the work of our political leaders while they are alive, instead of lambasting them. General News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT MoBay school leavers among over 10,000 with new jobs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MoBay-school-leavers-among-over-10-000-with-new-jobs_17546906 MONTEGO BAY, St James — More and more school leavers in St James are gaining much-needed employment in the rapidly growing business process outsourcing (BPO) industry which now provides more than 10,000 jobs in Montego Bay, and which has established itself as the hub for the IT sector in Jamaica. General News Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT 'Dream come true' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Dream-come-true--_17526317 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Keep it Georgian http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Keep-it-Georgian_17526139 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — CUSTOS of Trelawny Paul Muschett has expressed concerns over the refusal of some builders to comply with stipulations regarding the Georgian architecture in the heritage town of Falmouth. Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Roger's grave http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Roger-s-grave_17526554 Tradesmen worked feverishly on a plot of land in Glen Islay, Williamsfield, in the parish of Westmoreland yesterday, as they prepare the grave where former Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger Clarke will be laid to rest on Saturday, following an official funeral service at the St George's Anglican Church in Savanna-la-Mar. Clarke, who up to the time of his death was also the member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland, died on August 28 in Florida. His body arrived in the island yesterday and will today lie in-state at the People's National Party Headquarters in Kingston between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. A wake will be held tomorrow night at Independence Park, Savanna-la-Mar, in honour of the late politician. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE) Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT LUST, Richie Stephens for Soul in the Sun http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/LUST--Richie-Stephens-for-Soul-in-the-Sun_17525960 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Negril Resort Board dissatisfied with state of town http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Negril-Resort-Board-dissatisfied-with-state-of-town-_17525915 NEGRIL, Westmoreland Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Read-a-Thon 2014 turns spotlight on literacy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Read-a-Thon-2014-turns-spotlight-on-literacy_17526012 MONTEGO BAY, St James Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Dangerous ride http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Dangerous-ride-_17526316 A man sits precariously at the back of this truck laden with yam sticks in the Wait-a-Bit area of South Trelawny recently. Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Back to Frome http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Back-to-Frome_17526794 FROME, Westmoreland — Premier League football returns to the Frome Sports Complex in Westmoreland for the first time in two years on Sunday afternoon, when newly promoted Reno FC host Humble Lion starting at 3:30 pm. National Premier League Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Corner league Champs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Corner-league-Champs_17526040 Members of Ramble Hill FC, winners of the Paul Nelson and Associates-sponsored All Community Super Summer seven-a-side community football league celebrate after winning the competition at the Bogue playing field recently. Also pictured are Paul Nelson (right) and MP for West Central St James Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams (second right). Ramble Hill were crowned champions after defeating Melbourne on penalty kicks after playing to a 2-2 deadlock during normal and extra-time. Ffolkes Abrahams and Cariburse/Arizona were among the main sponsors of the league. Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Buchanan hopeful http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Buchanan-hopeful_17526483 BETHEL TOWN, Westmoreland — MEMBER of Parliament for Eastern Westmoreland Luther Buchanan is predicting that the recent opening of the $27 million sorrel processing plant in Bethel Town, will return the once vibrant rural community to its glory days. Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sports diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sports-diary_17525882 September 11-14 Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT The MBU/PLCA saga http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/The-MBU-PLCA-saga_17526885 DESPITE Montego Bay United backing down from their threats to boycott the first three rounds of the Red Stripe Premier League, which kicked off last weekend, one feels that this drama is far from over. National Premier League Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Entertainment Diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/ENTERTAINMENT-DIARY-_17526314 THURSDAY, September 11 Observer West Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT