Western News

Westmoreland mourns for Roger

MOORE… Roger
Clarke was not my
MP but we lived
together very good

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland — The constituency of Central Westmoreland was plunged into a state of shock and mourning yesterday after news circulated in the western parish that their Member of Parliament Roger Clarke had died. "The constituency of Central Westmoreland and Jamaica has lost a gre ... Read More

Newly sworn-in chairman of Hanover Parish Council Wynter McIntosh being robed by former mayor of Lucea Shernett Haughton.
(PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE) New Hanover PC chairman wants to put 'parish back on the map'
LUCEA, Hanover — Wynter McIntosh, the newly appointed chairman of the Hanover Parish Council, ... Read More

Jamaica Library Service
National 2014 Reading
Champion Gabrielle
Annon (left) is joined by her
mother Radeon Archer, as she
displays some of her many
prizes. (then right) Gabrielle with her winning trophies. St James student is national reading champ
MONTEGO BAY, St James GABRIELLE Annon, an 11-year-old immediate past student of the Mt Alvernia Pre ... Read More

newly elected
chairman of
the Hanover
Parish Council New Chairman!
LUCEA, Hanover PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP's) councillor for the Chester Castle Division, Wynter M ... Read More

Equal treatment

PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, August 28, 2014    

CHRISTIE… an opener
between MBU and Reno
makes more sense

TUCKER, St James THE management of Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United (MBU) is calling on the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) to bring more equity when the schedule for Monday Night live television games is being arranged. Sandra Christie, the club's CEO and director of planning and administration, said the club had raised some questions about the opening game set for the first weekend of September. It was announced that Montego Bay United would face Rivoli United ... Read More

Crooks welcomes Lloyd B's 'gift'

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, August 28, 2014    

CROOKS… If we were to fix it, then we would have to cut back
on a number of our services. SMITH… this is my gift to CUMI.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — ADMINISTRATOR at the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI), Joy Crooks, has welcomed the announcement by Central St James Member of Parliament Lloyd B Smith to repair the roof of the building that houses CUMI's administrative offices, as well as the roadway leading to the facility, by year end. Delivering the keynote address at the launch of the Sixth Tryall CUMI Come Run at Robin's Prime Steakhouse in Montego Bay recently, Smith declared "in the ... Read More

Kellier to open $23-m sorrel factory

Thursday, August 28, 2014    

KELLIER… to handover

BETHEL TOWN, Hanover — acting Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Derrick Kellier will today hand over the Bethel Town Sorrel Processing Facility to the Bethel Town Agricultural Cooperative Society at a ceremony in the Westmoreland community, beginning at 2:00 pm. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is expected to deliver the keynote address, while other speakers will include Member of Parliament for the area Luther Buchanan, and Scarlette Gillings, managing director of the Jamaica Soc ... Read More

Stewart cites regional integration for growth of UWI WJC

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August 28, 2014    

CEO Sandals Resorts International Adam Stewart speaking at
the UWI WJC Opening Ceremony on the weekend.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — CHIEF Executive Officer of Sandal Resorts International (SRI) Adam Stewart has attributed the phenomenal growth of the University of the West Indies Mona, Western Jamaica Campus (UWI WJC) to regional integration. "This university is showing CARICOM (Caribbean Community) at work," Stewart emphasised. Stewart, who was delivering the keynote address at the UWI WJC Opening Ceremony for the academic year 2014-2015 on the weekend, challenged the nearly 100 first-year st ... Read More

LASCO scholarships

Thursday, August 28, 2014    


LASCO Brand Representative Renee Rose (right) poses for this photo op after making presentations to Akira Robinson from Success Primary School (left) and Marisa Brooks of Corinaldi Avenue Primary, both in St James, recipients of the Lasco/Curves GSAT Scholarship 2014-2015. Both girls will be attending Montego Bay High School next month, at the start of the academic year. The scholarship presentations were made at LASCO Distributors Ltd at White Marl, St Catherine, recently. LASCO Distributors Lt ... Read More

Six western-based players named in JBA’s U-17 team

By Paul Reid | Thursday, August 28, 2014    


MONTEGO BAY, St James — SIX western-based players were last week included in a National Under-17 team named by the Jamaica Basketball Association (JBA) to prepare for a home series against the Cayman Islands later this year. Three players from Herbert Morrison Technical and two from Muschett High, who are named in the team, were chosen from the recent KFC Star Search camp. The juniors will face a Cayman Island team in a series of All-Stars game in November. The Herbert Morrison trio are ... Read More

MBU offer fans membership

PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, August 28, 2014    

TUCKER, St James MONTEGO Bay United (MBU) have offered fans season passes as the club seeks to bring its game day operations in line with first-world football clubs. The season passes form part of marketing initiatives it hopes will make the club more attractive to fans. Fans will have a choice of three types of membership cards for the upcoming season as the club seeks to make its home venue, Wespow Park, family-friendly on game days. Marc Devieux, the newly hired chief marketing officer, t ... Read More

Flow delivers at second MoBay back-to-school-fair

Thursday, August 28, 2014    

Stacy-Ann Neilson, marketing
officer, events and sponsorship
at the Jamaica Observer (right)
presents a prize to a lucky
winner at the Flow/Discovery
Fair at the Old Hospital Park on

MONTEGO BAY, St James — DESPITE the weekend's gloomy weather forecast, the Flow team beat the odds and staged their second successful Flow/Discovery Back-to-School Fair at the Old Hospital Park in Montego Bay on Sunday. The event organisers delivered on their promise to make the event bigger and better than it was last year, at the inaugural staging. Eagerly waiting patrons flocked to the venue shortly before 12 noon, the official starting time, in anticipation of all the back-to-schoo ... Read More

DJ Scott eyes stardom

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August 28, 2014    

SCOTT… from a tender age I was fascinated with music

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Twenty-two-year-old Scott Davis, also known as DJ Scott 'The Supreme', is steadily making a name for himself as a disc jockey. From playing at V Club in Portmore, Margaritaville [now known as Clubville in Montego Bay], Pier 1 in Montego Bay, Red Stripe Beer Festival (2014) and UWI/UTech Sports Championship, his music has many outlets. A student at the University of Technology, where he is pursuing a bachelor's degree in construction management, DJ Scott has been exposed to music from his formative year ... Read More

D-Day for Johann Weatherly

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August 28, 2014    

WEATHERLY… the coaches liked what
they saw

JOHANN Weatherly will know today whether his trial stint with American Major League Soccer (MLS) team LA Galaxy will be extended, or he will return home. The Montego Bay-based Munro College student is the only Jamaican in the current crop of players invited to the weeklong camp. The best of the lot could be invited to stay an additional week. After Monday’s first day, young Weatherly said he thought he had done enough to impress the coaches: “Based on how I performed yesterday in ... Read More



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