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 Sandals Resorts International employees form art society http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sandals-Resorts-International-employees-form-art-society-_59864 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Team members of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) have long been lauded for their tremendous talents in various fields, and with last week’s art club showing, budding artistic triumphs were yet again unveiled for all to see.? Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Call it! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Call-it--_59886 CLARK’S TOWN, Trelawny — Apparently buoyed by his party’s victory at the polls in the recent General Election, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Deputy General Secretary, Homer Davis, is urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness to announce the date for the local government polls as soon as the administration implements the promised tax break for thousands of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) employees. Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital gets US$6,000 donation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Savanna-la-Mar-Public-Hospital-gets-US-6-000-donation-_59872 The 52-year-old Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland has received a variety of medical supplies and furniture valued at over US$6,000 from the United States-based, non-profit organisation, The World Is Our Neighbourhood. Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Munro on top http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Munro-on-top_59859 Munro College in St Elizabeth topped the central and western Jamaica-based schools at last weekend’s 122nd Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia with two wins: Kino Dunkley in the high school boys’ discus throw and the Small Schools 4x100m relays. Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Give Orville Powell his due http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Give-Orville-Powell-his-due_59891 We might not like how he articulated it, and certainly the Jamaican football hierarchy wished they did not have to deal with Orville Powell, but there must be some method to his ‘madness.’ Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Granville eye RSPL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Granville-eye-RSPL_59892 Newly crowned Jamaica Football Federation Charley’s JB Rum Western Confederation Super League champions Granville FC will be making yet another bid to get to the Red Stripe Premier League when the Confederation play-offs get underway later this month. Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Who will wear the crown? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Who-will-wear-the-crown--_59867 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Six Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sashed! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sashed--_59855 Nine ladies from across the parish of St James who are vying for the Miss St James Festival Queen crown were sashed at a ceremony held at the Robin’s Prime Steak House in Montego Bay last week. Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Thanks, CC Old Boys http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Thanks--CC-Old-Boys-_59877 Members of the Cornwall College track team showed their appreciation to the New York Chapter of the Cornwall College Old Boys’Association at last weekend’s 122nd staging of the Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia. The CCOBA-NY has supported the team on their many visits to the relays. Here, head coach Sean Rhooms (front row left) hands over a plaque to Vincent HoSang (front, second left), who receives it on behalf of the Chapter. The presentation was made outside the tent that houses the Team Jamaica Bickle dining area. Sharing in the moment are HoSang’s daughter, Sabrina HoSang-Jordan (front row, third left), Christopher Mitchell (front row, fourth left), the coach of the Cornwall College team; Trevor Tomlinson ( left, back row),a former president of the CCOBA-NY, and Alrick Ottey (second left, back row), a member of the Cornwall College track team. (Photo: Paul Reid) Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sport Diary - May 5-10 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sport-Diary----May-5-10_59875 TODAY Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Prince Ermias in Western Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Prince-Ermias-in-Western-Jamaica_59857 His Imperial Highness (HIH) Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie of Ethiopia (second right) and his wife, Princess Saba Kebede (second left) stayed at the Melia Braco Village in Trelawny. They are shown relaxing at VIP bar at The Level with Jamaica Tourist Board’s escort, Granville Morgan (right) and Melia Braco Village’s Glenroy Smith, manager of The Level. The couple was recently in Jamaica to participate in the 50th anniversary celebrations of HIH Sahle-Selassie’s grandfather’s Emperor Selassie’s visit to Jamaica. The couple also spent time enjoying Jamaica’s tourism offerings in the Montego Bay resort area. Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hip Strip - May 6 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-Strip---May-6_59869 TEAM ‘ Z’ Observer West Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Police confirm that father drowned daughter, aged 3 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Police-confirm-that-father-drowned-daughter--aged-3_59486 MONTEGO BAY, St James — The police have said that 25-year-old Roosevelt “‘Timmy” Thomas confessed to killing his three-year-old daughter Leashay, by drowning her at sea last Tuesday night. Local News Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Book signing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Book-signing2016-04-27T19-58-04  Book signing Observer West Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:50 GMT Rat attack! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Rat-attack--_59116 MONTEGO BAY, St James - The St James Public Health Department is to embark on a massive rodent eradication programme next week, in an effort to rid the streets of the resort city of Montego Bay of rat infestation. Observer West Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT St James police get support for student curfew http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/St-James-police-get-support-for-student-curfew_59174 THE St James police say they are receiving wide-scale support for a move to implement a curfew for students in the parish. Local News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fun, food and fashion at MoBay Community College http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Fun--food-and-fashion-at-MoBay-Community-College-_59087 MONTEGO BAY, St JamesFour designers, over 100 pieces and 50 models graced the runway with designs that left the audience in awe last Thursday, as the Montego Bay Community College staged its annual fashion show and dance. Observer West Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tomorrow’s People eye semi-final berth in St James FA Senior League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Tomorrow-s-People-eye-semi-final-berth-in-St-James-FA-Senior-League_59136 GRANVILLE, St James - Former champions Tomorrow’s People could become the third team to move into the semi-finals of the St James Football Association’s Sandals/ATL Senior League this afternoon, if they can beat Montego Bay United Under-21 in a third-round game at the Granville Community Centre playfield, starting at 3:30pm. Observer West Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Showdown! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Showdown-_59100 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former winners Granville FC and first-time finalists Sandals Whitehouse are brimming with confidence going into Saturday’s final of the Jamaica Football Federation’s Charley’s JB Rum Western Confederation Super League at Jarrett Park, starting at 6:30pm. Observer West Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Le Antonio’s Foundation launches initiative to end bullying http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Le-Antonio-s-Foundation-launches-initiative-to-end-bullying-_59081 MONTEGO BAY, St James - President of Le Antonio’s Foundation, businessman Antonio McKoy, has launched an initiative aimed at reducing bullying in the society, particularly among students. Observer West Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hip Strip April 28 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-Strip-April-28_59084  PASSING THE BATON Observer West Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:00:00 GMT Well Done http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Well-Done2016-04-27T20-09-12 Well Done Observer West Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:59 GMT Western Sport Diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Sport-Diary--------_59102 TODAY Observer West Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Entertainment Diary — April 28 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-Diary---April-28_59091 THURSDAY, April 28 Observer West Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT St Ann sisters die in house fire http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/St-Ann-sisters-die-in-house-fire_58928 BROWN’S TOWN, St Ann — The deaths of two sisters Sunday morning have shocked the community of Cross Road, near Keith in St Ann. Local News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT