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Men flock MoBay Cultural Centre for free prostate screening

A section of the crowd at the centre

MONTEGO BAY, St James THE overwhelming number of men who turned out for free prostate cancer screening at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre on Monday was an encouraging indication to Dr Tasha Cooke that the phobia associated with the rectal examination that accompanies the test is steadily disappear ... Read More

Chad Pearson (left), assistant manager at Lloyd’s Department Store, Fairview branch, and sales associate Tamieka Thomas discuss displays, as they prepare for today’s TSO. Western Ja retailers, shoppers ready as Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out
MONTEGO BAY, St James SCORES of retailers across western Jamaica, who are participating in today's ... Read More

President of Le-Antonio’s Foundation Antonio McKoy (left) presents Principal of the Railway
Gardens Basic School Laura Clarke with school supplies at a brief handing-over ceremony at the
inner-city-based educational institution last week. Sharing in the moment are students of the
school. The donation was made in collaboration with the New Jersey, US-based Rising Sun
Foundation for Kids. (PHOTO: ALAN LEWIN) Le-Antonio's Foundation donates to Railway Gardens Basic School
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Railway Gardens Basic School, located in one of several inner-city ... Read More

Mario Deane Accused in Mario Deane’s case return to court tomorrow
MONTEGO BAY, St James THE two inmates and three police officers charged in the beating death of Mar ... Read More

Speed up NAITS, urge Trelawny farmers

Thursday, October 02, 2014    

Roger Clarke

STEWART CASTLE, Trelawny — FARMERS from this rural community are calling for the speedy implementation of the proposed National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS). Former Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the late Roger Clarke, announced plans for a new programme to tag animals and issue them passports, backed up by police prevention support, as the latest effort to break the back of praedial larceny. "We need the Government to implement the traceability system. W ... Read More

Nicholas Thompson refused to give up

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October 02, 2014    

The home of Friendly Irons Indoor Shooting Range

MONTEGO BAY, St James —  FOUR years ago when businessman Nicholas Thompson sought assistance from several of the island's financial institutions to establish an indoor shooting range, he was flatly rejected. "No financial institution wanted to give me a loan for the venture. They believe that it would not work. It was new to them and so they have never seen me running it before, so none of them would give me a loan," explained Thompson, a trained teacher, who has been operating a wel ... Read More

Missing Trelawny student found dead

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October 02, 2014    

Stacy Douglas (left), mother of 13-year-old Aliesha Brown whose body was discovered in Stewart Castle, Trelawny, and another woman wept uncontrollably on
learning of the teen’s murder.

STEWART CASTLE, Trelawny — Blood-curdling screams reverberated throughout an isolated section of this community after a member of a search party discovered the body of a 13-year-old girl who went missing after leaving home for school on Monday morning. The body of Aliesha Brown, affectionately called 'Miss Chin', was found clad in her maroon and white Muschett High School uniform, covered with a black motorcar bumper in bushes near the ruins of the Stewart Castle Great House. The grade ... Read More

D'Cup's Zone B heats up

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October 02, 2014    

Deshane Beckford of Rusea’s
High (centre) powers his way past
Merlene Ottey defenders Anthony
Jolly (second left) and Oraine
Morgan (left) in their recent
ISSA/LIME Zone B game at the
Collin Miller Sports Complex in
Lucea. Rusea’s won the game 5-0.

LUCEA, Hanover — ZONE B of the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup schoolboys' football competition is set for a potentially explosive end on Saturday with Rusea's High -- one of the competition's most successful schools -- facing the possibility of not making it past the first round. Green Island High revived their flagging hopes of advancing for a second straight year after they ambushed Rusea's High 3-0 in the rescheduled return-round game played in Green Island on Tuesday. Rusea's must get a point ... Read More

Soul in the Sun organisers promise 'good vibes' at beach party

Thursday, October 02, 2014    

Junior Taylor

MONTEGO BAY, St James — ORGANISERS of the inaugural staging of the Soul in the Sun Musical Festival to be held in Montego Bay from October 10-12 are promising excellent music and great food at the beach party, scheduled for the SeaWind Beach Club on the last day of the event. "After having had two nights of live musical bliss, the event closes out at SeaWind Beach Club for what promises to be a day of music and good vibes," said Junior Taylor, the producer of the festival. "We felt that ... Read More

Pride at stake! - MBU meet Sporting Central in RSPL

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October 02, 2014    

Montego Bay United’s Lesley
St Fleur (left) gets away from
Boys Town’s Rohan Scott in
their recent RSPL game at
Wespow Park in St James.
MBU won the game 4-0.

TUCKER, St James — FOR the second straight home game, defending Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will have to restore some pride after an away loss. On Sunday, MBU will host Sporting Central Academy after losing 1-0 to Cavalier at Stadium East field in Kingston last Sunday and slipped to mid-tables on four points form four matches. Two Sundays ago, MBU beat up on a decimated Boys' Town team 4-0, and will hope to continue their unbeaten home streak this seaso ... Read More

Mr Vegas for Nyammins and Jammins

Thursday, October 02, 2014    

Sponsors and organisers of the 2014 staging of the Ward’s Power Tools 4-H
Nyammins and Jammins Food Festival pose for a photo after the launch of the event at
the Sunset Beach Resorts and Spa in Montego Bay on Tuesday. (PHOTO: ALAN LEWIN)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A blend of gospel and dancehall acts are scheduled to perform at the 2014 staging of the annual Nyammins and Jammins Food Festival at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre on Heroes' Day, October 20. Veteran dancehall star Mr Vegas is expected to highlight the entertainment segment of the event, which will be dubbed 'Ward's Power Tools 4-H Nyammins & Jammins'. The concert will also feature RDX among other dancehall acts as well as gospel artistes Kevin Downs ... Read More


Thursday, October 02, 2014    

Jamaica men's golfing representative Sean Morris (right) takes a swing during the launch of the Ocean Style Celebrity Weekend Golf tournament held at Cinnamon Hill recently. Looking on are his team-mates, Teddy Richards (left) and Radcliff Knibbs. The Ocean Style Celebrity Golf Weekend takes place on October 24 at the White Witch Golf Course and a day later at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, both in Rose Hall, St James. Read More

PHOTO: Workmen

Thursday, October 02, 2014    

Lucea Information Centre Site supervisor Hayden Fisher (centre), and his team are busy constructing the Lucea Information Centre at Watson Taylor Park in Lucea, Hanover. Work on the roughly $40-million project commenced in July and is expected to end in January. When completed, the centre, which is the 11th built across the island, will provide a space where young people can go to access information on issues affecting them, use the computers, complete their assignments, get training, or just to ... Read More


Thursday, October 02, 2014    

Dr Arusha Campbell-Chambers (third left), founder of Skin, Mind and Body Clinic and Institute by Dermatology Solutions, assists Dr Angela Samuels-Harris to cut the ribbon to officially declare open the facility, which is located in the Sagicor Shopping Complex in Montego Bay, last Saturday. Sharing in the moment are (from left) Dr Joy Callender, Campbell-Chambers' husband Duane and Dr Charlotte Bedasse. The facility not only provides treatment for a wide range of skin, hair and nail disorders, b ... Read More



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