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 Incredible fightback http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Incredible-fightback_78135 CATHERINE HALL, St James — St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS) staged an incredible fightback, scoring two times in two minutes late in the game to complete a brilliant comeback to beat 2014 finalists Holy Trinity 4-3 in their first-round Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association/Flow Super Cup game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Dacosta Cup Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fletcher’s hat-trick propels CC past Denham Town http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Fletcher-s-hat-trick-propels-CC-past-Denham-Town_78102 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Cornwall College flew the flag for daCosta Cup teams on Friday night’s opening set of games in the FLOW Super Cup, cruising to an almost effortless 3-0 win over Denham Town High in the second game of a double- header at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Dacosta Cup Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sandals Foundation, CHASE finance $96-m Westmoreland school project http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sandals-Foundation--CHASE-finance--96-m-Westmoreland-school-project_78101 NEGRIL, Westmoreland — A manifestation of Sandals Foundation’s perpetual, robust support for early childhood education was demonstrated in a joint venture with the CHASE Fund to finance the construction of the state-of-the-art West End Infant School in Negril, Westmoreland at a cost of $96 million. Local News Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Bar attack http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Bar-attack_78045 MONTEGO BAY, St James — One woman was shot and killed and three other people shot and wounded when two gunmen went berserk at a bar in the tough inner city community of Norwood, St James, on Thursday evening. Local News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Dr Cecil Aird inducted into CC Hall http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Dr-Cecil-Aird-inducted-into-CC-Hall--_77722 ROSE HALL, St James — Dr Cecil Aird was inducted into the Cornwall College ‘Men of Might’ Hall of Fame during a glitzy dinner and awards function hosted by the school’s old boys’ association at the elegant Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall on Saturday night. Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT McKenzie saddened by deplorable working conditions of Westmoreland Municipal Corporation employees http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Poor-state--_77716 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland – Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has expressed shock and disappointment at the deplorable conditions under which the staff of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation is undertaking their daily duties. Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Wise Women’s Club of Montego Bay’s 12 years of service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Wise-Women-s-Club-of-Montego-Bay-s-12-years-of-service_77739 MONTEGO BAY, St James — It was an overwhelming reaction of gratitude at last week’s function to celebrate the work of the charity group, Wise Women’s Club of Montego Bay, which has provided 72 scholarships over the past 12 years to needy students of two of western Jamaica-based tertiary institutions, Montego Community College (MBCC) and Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College. Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT $2-m expansion for Logwood Basic School http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-2-m-expansion-for-Logwood-Basic-School-_77747 Construction for additional classroom space at the Logwood Basic School in Hanover got underway earlier this week following a $1-million donation from Member of Parliament for the area, Ian Hayles’ Constituency Development Fund, and a similar amount from the Hanover Charities. Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT MoBay United welcome Waterhouse in RSPL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MoBay-United-welcome-Waterhouse-in-RSPL_77743 TUCKER, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will face an improving Waterhouse team at WesPow Park on Sunday when the Red Stripe Premier League continues with the seventh round of matches. Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Beenie Man a no-show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Beenie-Man-a-no-show-_77709 FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Fans of “King of the Dancehall”, Beenie Man, were left disappointed after the star performer, who was billed to headline the Trelawny Food and Music Festival, was a no-show at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium on Heroes’ Day. Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cornwall, Rusea’s lead western Jamaica D’Cup hunt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Cornwall--Rusea-s-lead-western-Jamaica-D-Cup-hunt_77720 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former winners Cornwall College and Rusea’s High will lead western Jamaica’s charge into the quarter-finals of the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup schoolboys’ football competition when it gets underway next Wednesday. Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Super qualifiers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Super-qualifiers_77741 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Western Jamaica’s hopes of a first Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Ras Iyah V urges participation in inaugural Ganjamaica Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Ras-Iyah-V-urges-participation-in-inaugural-Ganjamaica-Cup-_77727 NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Ganja growers islandwide are invited to participate in the inaugural Ganjamaica Cup, which forms part of the highlights of the second staging of Rastafari Rootzfest to be held at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril from December 9 to11, 2016. Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Entertainment diary - October 20, 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-diary---October-20--2016_77704 THURSDAY, October 20 Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Invaders knock out Holland United in Trelawny FA President’s Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Invaders-knock-out-Holland-United-in-Trelawny-FA-President-s-Cup-_77745 FALMOUTH, Trelawny – Trelawny Observer West Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Seven book FLOW Super Cup spots from D’Cup Inter-zone http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Seven-book-FLOW-Super-Cup-spots-from-D-Cup-Inter-zone_77670 MONTEGO BAY, St James — DaCosta Cup champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) led four former champions into the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/FLOW Super Cup competition after topping their respective Inter-zone rounds yesterday. Dacosta Cup Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT STETHS defeat Lennon amid high drama http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/STETHS-defeat-Lennon-amid-high-drama_77536 SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) fought back well from a goal down to beat Lennon High 2-1 in their Issa/Flow daCosta Cup interzone round game here last Saturday, but that was only part of the story. Local Sports Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Dacosta Cup teams turn up heat in Super Cup hunt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Dacosta-Cup-teams-turn-up-heat-in-Super-Cup-hunt_77504 MONTEGO BAY, St James — At least seven of the eight qualifiers from the daCosta Cup competition for the third staging of the lucrative Flow Super Cup competition will be decided this afternoon as the third and final round of games in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup Inter-zone are contested. Dacosta Cup Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT MoBay let down by dropped points against cellar-dwelling Harbour View http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MoBay-let-down-by-dropped-points-against-cellar-dwelling-Harbour-View_77463 TUCKER, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) were held scoreless by last-placed Harbour View in a bruising Red Stripe Premier League clash at WesPow Park on Sunday afternoon. Observer West Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT 2nd JN Foundation Heroes in Action Run/Walk a success — Jarrett http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/2nd-JN-Foundation-Heroes-in-Action-Run-Walk-a-success---Jarrett_77428 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Organisers of the second staging of the Jamaica National Building Society (JN) Foundation Heroes in Action Run/Walk described yesterday’s staging of the event as a resounding success. Local Sports Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jamaica to host big tourism conference next year http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Jamaica-to-host-big-tourism-conference-next-year_77311 ROSE HALL, St James — Jamaica is slated to host 157 ministers of tourism from across the world during the inaugural United Nations (UN) Global Conference on Tourism Development to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre next year December. Local News Sun, 16 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Rose Heights double amputee fights life’s adversities http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Rose-Heights-double-amputee-fights-life-s-adversities_77002 ROSE HEIGHTS, St James — Paul Gibson’s dream of making it big in the construction industry turned into a nightmare 16 years ago when a worksite accident involving high voltage electricity wires left him with both legs amputated just below the hips. Observer West Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Crime study for St James http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Crime-study-for-St-James_77014 MONTEGO BAY, St James – Concerned about the runaway crime rate in the north-western parish of St James, the University of the West Indies, Mona, Western Jamaica Campus, is set to collaborate with the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), to undertake research on the crime epidemic afflicting the parish. Observer West Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Howard Cooke Primary aims to win LASCO REAP again http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Howard-Cooke-Primary-aims-to-win-LASCO-REAP-again---_76982 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Dave Scott, principal of the Howard Cooke Primary School in Catherine Hall, says his school intends to top the 2016/2017 staging of the LASCO Re-leaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) for the second consecutive year. Observer West Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Herbert Morrison to start defence of basketball titles tomorrow http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Herbert-Morrison-to-start-defence-of-basketball-titles-tomorrow_77027 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Herbert Morrison Technical will start the defence of their ISSA Western Conference Under-16 and Under-19 basketball titles tomorrow when they host former champions Muschett High in a double-header at Herbert Morrison, starting at 2:30pm. Observer West Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT