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 Hanover residents benefit from US medical mission http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hanover-residents-benefit-from-US-medical-mission_18020578 GRANGE, Hanover — Hanover was the recent beneficiary of what is believed to be the largest medical mission to the parish, providing a series of voluntary health services over a five-day period across the western Jamaica. Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Open Heart, open doors http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Open-Heart--open-doors_18021422 COFFEE GROUND, Westmoreland — WHEN Roxroy Sinclair was deported from Michigan, USA, to the island two years ago, he had no idea where he would until he met immigration officers at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT 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 JOL awards teachers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/JOL-awards-teachers-_18020589 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Citing the need for persons to be aware of their duties and responsibilities as citizens from an early age, CEO Global Outsourcing Solutions Limited Davon Crump is calling for the introduction of civics in the preparatory school syllabus. Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Positive signs! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Positive-signs-_18020515 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Flow Champions Cup Knockout finals between western-based clubs Reno FC and Montego Bay United at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Sunday was a massive advertisement for the quality of western football, says Western Confederation President Linnell McLean. Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Foster learns patience http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Foster-learns-patience-_18020834 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Despite not getting even a minute of playing time in Jamaica's successful Caribbean Football Union Men's Caribbean Cup campaign, Reno FC's Craig Foster said the experience was invaluable. Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Rio music festival to rock Negril http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Rio-music-festival-to-rock-Negril_18020394 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Plans are well advanced for this year's staging of Rio Electric Butterfly Music Festival (EBMF) set for the beautiful Chances Beach on Negril's seven-mile stretch, on Saturday, December 20. Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT ISSA schoolboy basketball heats up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/ISSA-schoolboy-basketball-heats-up_18020455 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Spot Valley High and William Knibb Memorial will put their titles on the line tomorrow in the semi-finals of the ISSA Western Conference high school boys' basketball competition at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Welcome home Champ! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Welcome-home-Champ--_18020266 The new WBA World Super Featherweight Champion Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters (third left) is greeted by (from left) Jason Hall, deputy director of tourism; Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris; Councillor Suzette Brown, chairman of civic and community affairs committee; and Rosie Johnson, regional director, Jamaica Tourist Board on his arrival at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay last week Wednesday. Walters stopped Philippine-born Nonito Donaire in the sixth round of their WBA 'Super' Featherweight bout at the Stub-Hub Centre in Los Angeles, California, last month. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM) Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT A boost for the west http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/A-boost-for-the-west_18020427 The last two weeks must have been utopia for football fans in western Jamaica, especially if they are fans of the Jamaican national senior men's team and Reno FC. Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO: In Control http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/In-Control-_18020383 Cornwall College's Zhane Irving (second left) controls the ball as Muschett High's Akeem Pasco (left) and other players look on during Tuesday's ISSA/Wata rural area under-16 second-round game, played at Cornwall College. The game ended in a 1-1 draw as Muschett won the zone on goal difference and advanced automatically to the quarterfinals. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT TPC Sports Club to stage charity race http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/TPC-Sports-Club-to-stage-charity-race_18020852 FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The Trelawny Parish Council Sports Club (TPC), in association with several private sector companies, will stage a 5k Charity Run on Sunday in an effort to raise funds to assist with upgrading sanitary conveniences at several schools in the parish. Local Sports Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Western Sport Diary Nov 27-30 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Sport-Diary-Nov-27-30-_18020445 TODAY Local Sports Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Western Entertainment Diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/ENTERTAINMENT-DIARY-_18020316 THURSDAY, Nov 27 Observer West Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:00 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