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 Man sentenced to life for murder of sales rep http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/I-FORGIVE_18020737 MONTEGO BAY, St James — FIFTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Dahlia Forbes has been a nervous wreck ever since her daughter Toneva Forbes, a sales representative of Cambridge in St James, was brutally raped and murdered in a secluded section of Hague Settlement in Trelawny, two years ago. Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Tourism gains not reaching population — Minister http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Tourism-gains-not-reaching-population---Minister_18003934 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeill is lamenting that the gains from the tourism industry, which welcomed over two million stop-over arrivals and about 1.5 million cruise last year, are not being shared among a wide cross section of the population. Local News Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Western derby as MBU, Reno battle for Flow Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-derby-as-MBU--Reno-battle-for-Flow-Cup_17993748 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United will be going after back-to-back national titles today when they face Reno FC in a historic Flow Champions Cup Knockout final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex starting at 5:00 pm. Local Sports Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Sandals sends off Weston Haughton in style http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sandals-sends-off-Weston-Haughton-in-style_17974401 MONTEGO BAY, St James - After spending 17 years with the Sandals Group, the recently retired cultural icon Weston Haughton was recognised for his sterling contribution during a special party held by the hotel chain at the Island Routes headquarters in Montego Bay, Monday evening. Observer West Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Falmouth mayor, health dept to get tough on litter bugs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Falmouth-mayor--health-dept-to-get-tough-on-litter-bugs_17974739 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — AS the Trelawny Parish Council (TPC) partners with several agencies in its campaign to rid breeding sites of the aedes aegypti mosquito, responsible for spreading the chikungunya virus, Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson has warned business operators who fail to properly dispose of their garbage that they will be prosecuted. Observer West Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT 'Plant pepper' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-p--Plant-pepper---p---_17974584 RAMBLE, Hanover - JUST over three months ago, Orville McFarlane, 23, left the Montego Bay Community College in St James with a bachelor's degree in environmental studies. Observer West Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Hanover Charities gifts computer lab to Gurney's Mount Primary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hanover-Charities-gifts-computer-lab-to-Gurney-s-Mount-Primary_17974664 COLD SPRING, Hanover — THE Hanover Charities, a not-for-profit organisation, recently handed over a computer laboratory to the Gurney's Mount Primary School in Mt Gurney, Cold Spring, which was started by the school and members of the Parent/Teachers Association, several years ago. Observer West Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Reno, MBU clash in Flow KO finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Reno--MBU-clash-in-Flow-KO-finals_17974504 CATHERINE HALL, St James - THE first title of the island's club football season will be decided on Sunday when western-based clubs Montego Bay United and Reno FC meet at the Montego Bay Sports Complex to decide the Flow All-Island Champions Cup Knockout title. Observer West Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Western cross-country meet on today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-cross-country-meet-on-today_17974456 TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth - SOME 25 western-based high schools are expected to participate in today's staging of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association's (COCAA) Cross-Country Championships at the Treasure Beach Sports Complex in south St Elizabeth, according to the organisers of the event. Local Sports Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT For Dinesh http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/For-Dinesh_17927764 The invitation invited family and friends to join the Dadlani family at the dedication ceremony of the Dinesh Dadlani Playground at the Mount Alvernia Prep School on Friday, November 7. Local Lifestyle Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Hanover 2013/2014 Youth mayor project stalls http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hanover-2013-2014-Youth-mayor-project-stalls_17931095 LUCEA, Hanover — A project conceived by the 2013/2014 Youth Mayor of Lucea Clifton Brown which involves the erection of a perimeter fencing at the Watford Primary School in Hopewell is yet to get off the ground. Observer West Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Practical nurse abducted, shot dead http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Practical-nurse-abducted--shot-dead_17940844 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The police believe Wednesday night's abduction and murder of a practical nurse in Whitehouse here in St James was a contract killing. Local News Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Joy at Mt Alvernia Prep http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Joy-at-Mt-Alvernia-Prep_17930992 MONTEGO BAY, St James — FAMILY members and friends of the late Dinesh Dadlani have upgraded the playground at Mount Alvernia Preparatory School in this resort city in memory of the late Montego Bay businessman. Observer West Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:00:00 GMT Three-way race for Central Westmoreland seat http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Raring-to-go-_17931251 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — THREE aspirants were yesterday nominated to contest the December 1 by-election in Central Westmoreland to fill the vacancy left with the passing of People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament Roger Clarke in August. Observer West Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Boyz have firepower, but... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Boyz-have-firepower--but----_17931086 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Midfielder Jobi McAnuff believes that Jamaica have enough firepower within its ranks to win the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup. Local Sports Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Help Canterbury! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Help-Canterbury--_17930863 MONTEGO BAY, St James — HEAD of the Redemption Chapel Church, Reverend Lascelles Thomas is calling on students at University of the West Indies Western Jamaica Campus (UWI WJC), to assist with teaching computer skills at the recently opened Canterbury Homework and Computer Laboratory. Observer West Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:00:00 GMT CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup gets going in MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Boyz-hopeful-_17930915 CATHERINE HALL, St James — FOOTBALL boss Captain Horace Burrell and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) hope Montego Bay will be their path back to the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament after missing out last year. International Football Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Reno surge in RSPL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Reno-surge-in-RSPL-_17930977 FROME, Westmoreland - FLOW Champions Cup finalists Reno FC and Montego Bay United appear headed in different directions in the Red Stripe Premier League as they get closer to the November 23 showdown in Montego Bay. Local Sports Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:00:00 GMT Vox Pop - Central Westmoreland MP Vote http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Vox-Pop_17931078 Come December 1 voters in the constituency of Central Westmoreland will go to the polls to elect a new parliamentary representative. Observer West Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Congrats! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Congrats-_17931080 Yvonne Ward-Hardie, principal of Retrieve All Age School in St James, is congratulated by Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites after receiving the 1st runner-up LASCO/Ministry of Education Principal of the Year 2014-15 and Innovation in Leadership Awards at the Teacher and Principal of the Year Awards Luncheon in Kingston recently. In the background is principal of the Old Harbour High School and 2nd runner-up Lynton Weir. Observer West Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Black Thunder rides high on World Crisis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Black-Thunder-rides-high-on-World-Crisis-_17930821 MONTEGO BAY, St James — VETERAN Montego Bay-based reggae artiste Black Thunder is now enjoying relative success with his latest single, World Crisis, which he hopes will propel him to international stardom. Observer West Thu, 13 Nov 2014 02:00:00 GMT An exercise in futility? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/An-exercise-in-futility_17931027 THE Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) is to meet today with four schools that were part of one of the most bizarre afternoons in schoolboy football in Jamaica for a long time. Observer West Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Holland High win first game in schoolboys' basketball http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Holland-High-win-first-game-in-schoolboys--basketball-_17930929 HOLLAND, Trelawny — HOLLAND High has finally won a game in the ISSA Western Conference high schoolboys' basketball competition after beating William Knibb Memorial in an Under-16 game played at Holland on Tuesday. Observer West Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Magnum Tempted Tuesdays http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Magnum-Tempted-Tuesdays_17930908 Andre Boswell (left) marketing manager, Island Entertainment Brands, and Derron Troupe, club manager, Margaritaville Montego Bay, posed with dancehall recording artiste Popcaan (centre) and Magnum brand ambassadors inside the club recently. Popcaan's performance at Margaritaville formed part of a series of reggae acts scheduled for the entertainment facility for the last Tuesday in each month, as part of its Magnum Tempted Tuesdays party series at the venue. Other artistes scheduled to perform are Aidonia, on November 25, and Capleton, on December 23. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM) Observer West Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT December return for Custom Marbles COMETS Classic http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/December-return-for-Custom-Marbles-COMETS-Classic_17931144 MONTEGO BAY, St James — FOLLOWING an absence of two years, the Custom Marbles COMETS Classic will return on Saturday, December 13 at Irwin High School. Observer West Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT