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Bartlett fetes JLP senior citizens

East Central MP Ed Bartlett (second left) and his wife Carmen (left) make a presentation to Macordy Johnson for her work in the
constituency over the years during an Evening of Excellence put on by Bartlett in Kemshot on Sunday. Looking on is JLP
councillor/caretaker for the Springmount division Uval Graham. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE)

KEMSHOT, St James - Over 50 senior citizens were feted by Member of Parliament for East Central St James Edmund Bartlett and his wife Carmen, during a function at the newly renovated Kemshot community centre dubbed An Evening of Excellence. The elderly residents, drawn from the Springfield division ... Read More

Montego Bay United’s Keniel
Kirlew (left) tries to contain
Waterhouse FC’s Romario Campbell
in their recent RSPL game at
WesPow Park. MBU won the game
1-0. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) MBU on revenge mission
TUCKER, St James - MONTEGO Bay United (MBU) will get the chance to avenge yet another defeat when t ... Read More

Map Head
carving out a niche in the dancehall Map Head carving out a niche in the dancehall
HAGUE, Trelawny - DERRICK Kerr, better known as 'Map Head', one of the top-flight selectors on the l ... Read More

MEADOWS…
the people of
Trelawny
deserve quality
leadership CAPI co-convenor calls on Muschett to step down
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — CO-CONVENOR of civil lobby group, Citizens' Action for Principles and Int ... Read More

T’ People look to regain lead in Western Confed Super League

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, December 18, 2014    

Beaches Negril’s Anthony
Campbell (centre) gets
away from Tomorrow’s
People’s Marlon Higgins
in their recent JFF
Charley’s JB Rum
Western Confederation
Super League game at
Irwin High School in St
James. Tomorrow’s
People won the game 2-0.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James - TOMORROW'S People will be seeking to retake the lead in the Jamaica Football Federation's Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League, when they take on winless Montego Bay Boys' Club in a rescheduled game at the UDC field this afternoon, starting at 3:00 pm. The game was originally scheduled for Sunday, but was rained out and postponed for today, along with the Village vs Violet Kickers game at the Elleston Wakeland field in Falmouth. Former champions Savannah ... Read More

‘A welcome Christmas gift’

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December 18, 2014    

A piece of heavy-duty equipment
being used on a section of the
Bunker’s Hill main road.
(OBSERVER WEST FILE PHOTO)

BUNKER'S HILL, Trelawny - TEN million dollars won't be enough to complete the job, but still, Bunker's Hill residents are grateful. For almost three decades, residents of the once-vibrant community have been complaining bitterly about the deplorable road conditions, many expressing the view that the district has been grossly neglected and abandoned by its political representatives. In fact, the disgraceful state of the roads is being blamed for the delay in the opening of the $21-million Unity ... Read More

PHOTO: AHEAD OF THE CLASS!

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

AHEAD OF THE CLASS!

Mt Alvernia High's Kemba Nelson moves away from the field to win her heat of the Girls' Class 2 300m during last Saturday's Custom Marbles Comets Classic at the Irwin High School in St James. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Read More

Outlook for winter tourist season positive, McNeill

Monday, December 15, 2014    

Minister of Tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill addressing the
Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's luncheon at
the Montego Bay Convention Centre last week.

ROSE HALL, St James — Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill is brimming with confidence that the upcoming winter tourist season, which officially starts today will be a successful one. "The outlook for the winter season is positive," said an upbeat McNeill who was addressing the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's luncheon held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC) where the season was officially launched. The tourism minister's optimism hinges on the proposed 15 per cent ... Read More

Tomorrow's People look to extend lead in Super League

Sunday, December 14, 2014    

Tomorrow's People's Dalkeith McPherson (left) and Ashlie Forrest of Beaches Negril both try to play the ball at the same
time in Sunday's JFF Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League at Irwin High. Tomorrow's People won 2-0.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Early leaders Tomorrow's People could extend their lead atop the Jamaica Football Federation's Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League this afternoon when they take on winless Montego Bay Boys’ Club at the UDC field starting at 3:00 pm. Tomorrow's People lead the competition with seven points from their three games, while Montego Bay Boys’ Club have got off to a slow start, losing both games so far. Four games are down to be contested today ... Read More

Montego Bay United score 1-0 revenge win over Waterhouse

PAUL A REID OBSERVER WRITER | Friday, December 12, 2014    

MBU's Allan Ottey (right) gets around Waterhouse defender Rohan Amos in Wednesday's RSPL
second-round game at WespoW Park. Ottey scored in the first half as MBU won the game 1-0.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID)

TUCKER, St James - Defending champions Montego Bay United continued their excellent run of form in the Red Stripe Premier league yesterday beating leaders Waterhouse FC 1-0 at the WestpoW Park. This win cuts Waterhouse's lead in the competition to two points and allowed the MoBay team to avenge their first round loss. Allan Ottey's seventh goal of the season, in the 27th minute rocked Waterhouse who despite going down to 10 players close to half time were still able to dominate the second half ... Read More

Sandals empowers small business owners

Friday, December 12, 2014    

Participants in the Sandals-sponsored Entrepreneurial Development Workshop are taught how to write a business plan and are
carefully guided by representatives from the Institute of Law and Economics.

THIRTY-FIVE aspiring and existing small business owners from the Cambridge Development Area benefited from a one-day intense entrepreneurship workshop which was hosted by Sandals Resorts in the Montego Bay region last month. The workshop themed: 'Promoting Community Development through Entrepreneurship Capacity' was initiated in collaboration with the Social Development Commission and represents the first batch of participants to be trained with an aim to help boost employment opportunities, de ... Read More

Dr Johnston bats for Hanover Educational Institute

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, December 11, 2014    

A section of the new school
located in Cousins Cove, Hanover. Inset: JOHNSTON... it is your institute

COUSINS COVE, Hanover — SENIOR advisor to the education minister, Dr Franklin Johnston, is calling on Hanoverians to support a privately owned educational institution, the Hanover Educational Institute (HEI). The school, which offers secondary and vocational education, was started in 2002. However, despite several success stories, the institution has experienced its share of ups and downs. "Continue to stand by the Hanover Educational Institute. It is the institute of the parish, it is y ... Read More

Fatal head-on bike crash involving cousins leaves family members mystified

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December 11, 2014    

CAULDWELL, Hanover — NOTHING could have prepared Annakay Jones for the trauma she is now undergoing, following the death of her father and a cousin during a bizarre accident involving two motorcycles which collided head-on on the Prospect main road in Hanover, last week. Her father, 53-year-old fruit vendor Franklyn Jones, also called “Bobby”, and his cousin, Clive Jones, 51, also called “Abscess,” a 'bike taxi' operator, both of Cauldwell, Hanover, died at the sc ... Read More

Negril mourns Observer vendor

Thursday, December 11, 2014    

Campbell at work in the Negril area (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO)

NEGRIL, Hanover — THE resort town of Negril has been plunged into mourning following last week's passing of popular Jamaica Observer vendor, 48-year-old Keith "Japanese" Campbell. The longest serving Observer vendor in Negril was found dead at his Nampriel home in Westmoreland on Thursday, December 4. The police do not suspect any foul play in Campbell's death. Western Jamaica Observer field supervisor, Lilly Gayle, describes Campbell as hard-working, polite and reliable "He was well-l ... Read More



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