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 Granville Child Care Facility gets counselling centre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Granville-Child-Care-Facility-gets-counselling-centre_19153318 GRANVILLE Child Care Facility in Trelawny now has a fully equipped state-of-the-art Counselling Centre, which was established at a cost of approximately $12 million. Local News Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Police Co-op chairman pleased with assistance to members http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Police-Co-op-chairman-pleased-with-assistance-to-members-_19152665 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - CHAIRMAN of board directors of the Jamaica Police Co-operative Credit Union (PCCU) Anthony McLaughlin has expressed satisfaction at the level of assistance the organisation has given its members over the years, despite the tough economic conditions. Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Closure http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Closure_19152669 FALMOUTH, Trelawny - THE over 200-year-old St Peter's Church, the Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT St James communities benefit from $10-m JEEP road projects http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/St-James-communities-benefit-from--10-m-JEEP-road-projects_19152661 FARM HEIGHTS, St James — RESIDENTS of Farm Heights, Piece View, and Phoenix Drive in St James are now benefiting from a $10-million road improvement project in their communities undertaken by the National Works Agency (NWA) through the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP). Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hanover schools celebrate GSAT results http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hanover-schools-celebrate-GSAT-results_19152658 LUCEA, Hanover - RHEANNA Kerr, a student of Lucea Primary School in Hanover, who sat the 2015 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), expressed alarm at recent comments about students being placed at high schools near where they live. Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Kidney Kids Foundation needs help to train paediatric nephrologists http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Kidney-Kids-Foundation-needs-help-to-train-paediatric-nephrologists-_19152662 MONTEGO BAY, St James - ARGUING that there is no paediatric nephrologists based in western Jamaica, chairperson and founder of the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation, Dr Maolynne Miller, is appealing for financial support to assist in the training of a doctor to serve the region. Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Jehovah’s Witness Convention opens in Trelawny on July 3 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Jehovah-s-Witness-Convention-opens-in-Trelawny-on-July-3_19152717 FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny - THOUSANDS of members of the Jehovah's Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Petersfield's Nedrick gets treble at Jr Trials http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Petersfield-s-Nedrick-gets-treble-at-Jr-Trials_19152663 MONTEGO BAY, St James - An impressive treble by Petersfield High's Kevin Nedrick in the Under-18 boys' section was one of the highlights of last weekend's JAAA National Junior Trials at the National Stadium in Kingston. Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Charley's JB Rum could sponsor Confed leagues islandwide -- McLean http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Charley-s-JB-Rum-could-sponsor--Confed-leagues-islandwide----McLean_19152653 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - ALL four confederation football competitions under the Jamaica Football Federation umbrella could have the same sponsors next season, as the game moves towards a second-tier competition after the Premier League. Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Titles on the line! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Titles-on-the-line-_19152657 FALMOUTH, Trelawny - COOPERS Pen FC and Clark's Town FC will clash in the first leg of the Trelawny Football Association's Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League final at Elleston Wakeland Centre on Sunday, set to start at 3:30 pm. Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Daley, Savannah SC, toast of Western Confed awards ceremony http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Daley--Savannah-SC--toast-of-Western-Confed-awards-ceremony_19152655 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - RON Daley and his team, champions Savannah SC, were the toast of the awards and presentation ceremony for the Jamaica Football Federation's Western Confederation Super League held at Hotel Commingle in Savanna-la-Mar, last Thursday. Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Party-like atmosphere at Reggae Sumfest launch http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Party-like-atmosphere-at-Reggae-Sumfest-launch_19152668 MONTEGO BAY, St James - THE western Jamaica launch of the 2015 staging of Reggae Sumfest at the Iberostar Hotel in Rose Hall, St James, Tuesday night, took on a party-like atmosphere, which saw attendees having a rollicking time. Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Guest Lecturer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Guest-Lecturer_19152660 Recording artiste and actor Peter Lloyd fields questions from Montego Bay Community College students pursuing studies in artiste management following a lecture last Thursday, which covered aspects of the entertainment business including artiste management, the state of reggae and dancehall music; the importance of artiste managers; marketing and the importance of trust in the relationship between artiste and manager. Lloyd told Observer West that the roughly two hours spent with the students was worthwhile. "I enjoyed sharing my experience with the students, they were attentive, asked great questions, and made the experience fun for me," he said. Lloyd is one of the promoters of the We Are Reggae series, held monthly at the Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay. Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Miss Jamaica World Cornwall http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Miss-Jamaica-World-Cornwall_19152667 Miss Jamaica World Cornwall 2015 Daina Haughton (centre), who wore the sash Miss Pier One, is flanked by first runner-up Tremaine Walker (left), Miss Blaque IVY Entertainment and third place Chanel Cooper, Miss Robin Prime Restaurant, after she was crowned at the coronation show held at Pier One in Montego Bay last Thursday. Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Hip Strip http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-Strip_19152643 JUST FOR YOU Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Entertainment Diary — June 25 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-Diary---June-25_19152656 THURSDAY, June 25 Observer West Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Grant urges newly installed Trelawny JPs to take their work seriously http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Don-t-be-cocky---_19150916 ROCK, Trelawny -- Deputy President of the Trelawny Lay Magistrates Association Kenneth 'Senator' Grant has warned newly appointed justices of the peace not be cocky when they are requested to provide the service they volunteered to undertake. Observer West Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Harrison High students reach out to nursing home http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Harrison-High-students-reach-out-to-nursing-home_19150696 MONTEGO BAY, St James — It was a day of smiles and good cheer for residents of the Lina Comfort Care Nursing Home in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, as they were fed meals, handed gifts and received pampering from Harrison Memorial High School students during a recent visit to the facility. Observer West Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Little Bay-All Age snags Green Challenge Quiz title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Little-Bay-All-Age-snags-Green-Challenge-Quiz-title-_19150678 NEGRIL, Westmoreland -- Little Bay All-Age in Westmoreland copped the 2015 Rockhouse Hotel Green Challenge Quiz title during the sixth staging of the competition held at the Negril Branch Library last week. Observer West Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Bunting sees no direct correlation between crime, poverty http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Bunting-sees-no-direct-correlation-between-crime--poverty_19151687 ROSE HALL, St James — National Security Minister Peter Bunting says he does not subscribe to the view that there is a direct correlation between poverty and crime. Local News Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Faulkland FC are StJFA Div One champs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Faulkland-FC-are-StJFA-Div-One-champs-_19150831 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Faulkland FC were crowned St James Football Association's Sandals/ATL Division One champions after completing a massive 11-0 whipping of Mountain Villa in their two-way final, after winning the return-leg 5-0 at Jarrett Park on Friday. Observer West Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Two Hanover basic schools to be merged http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Two-Hanover-basic-schools-to-be-merged-_19150703 CASCADE, Hanover -- The Hilloughby Basic School and Smithfield Basic School located in the deep rural community of Cascade, Hanover will be merged with the nearby Brownsville Primary to create what will be known as the Brownsville All-Age and Infant School, as part of the Ministry of Education's rationalisation programme. Observer West Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Councillor says western Jamaica in need of a forensic pathologist http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Councillor-says-western-Jamaica-in-need-of-a-forensic-pathologist_19150714 MINORITY leader in the St James Parish Council, Charles Sinclair, has called on the Government to make available a forensic pathologist to serve Western Jamaican, citing what he described as a severe backlog of cases for which autopsies have to be done. Local News Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hip Caps http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-Caps_19150660 OH, SO FUNNY Observer West Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Western entertainment diary - June 18 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-entertainment-diary---June-18_19150743 THURSDAY, June 18 Observer West Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT