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Lucea mayor blasts police, NWC for non-attendance at meetings

MCCARTHY… the police did not invite the mayor to a meeting

LUCEA, Hanover —  Chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation and Mayor of Lucea Sheridan Samuels has made good on his promise to boycott a meeting in the parish – which he said was called by the police – in protest against the absence of representatives of the Jamaica Const ... Read More

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang (right), is assisted by (from left) a Warsop resident; Councillor for the Warsop Division, Colin Gager; Member of Parliament for Trelawny Southern Marissa Dalrymple Philibert, as he turns on the pipe during the commissioning of the John Daggy Water Supply System in Trelawny last Friday. ‘No more drought’
WARSOP, Trelawny - Thousands of residents across southern Trelawny are poised to benefit from a $350 ... Read More

Fernandez Smith Let’s put Trelawny to the ‘TEST’
As I watch the parish of Trelawny position itself to become a major player in the fundamentals for t ... Read More

Sasha Gaye Ritchie, school principal Yes, it should be removed so people can see what is going on inside the vehicles. Do you agree with the decision to remove tints from PPVs?
As of Monday, bus and taxi-operators were required to remove heavy tints from public passenger vehic ... Read More

Manhunt on for killers of Trelawny cabbie

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

WILTSHIRE, Trelawny — The Trelawny police have launched a massive manhunt for the shooter, and his accomplice, who allegedly fatally shot a cabbie execution-style in the parish on Tuesday night. The deceased has been identified as 64-year-old Hubert Boothe, who lived at the Long Pond Housing Scheme in Clark’s Town, Trelawny. Reports are that about 7:30 pm Boothe, who plies the Montego Bay, St James, to Falmouth, Trelawny route, stopped along the Wiltshire main road in Trelawny, to ... Read More

Reggae Youths seek berth in Western Confed mid-season final

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Boys Club’s Dominice Brissett (right) jumps ahead of Sandals South Coast’s Oraine Shippy in Sunday’s JFF Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League second-round game at the UDC field. Sandals South Coast won the game 1-0 to advance to the end of round final. (Photo: Paul Reid

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A point will be good enough for Reggae Youths against Hopewell FC on Saturday for them to book a place in their first-ever Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League mid-season final. Reggae Youths lead Zone 1 on 18 points, three more than second-placed Clark’s Town, after beating Three Miles River 4-0 on Tuesday, and at least a draw would see them qualify for the mid-season play-offs against Sandals South Coast on S ... Read More

Hip Strip - Feb 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Meredith Carroll (left) shared a quick snap with Nigel Knowles, commodore, Montego Bay Yacht Club, at the Pineapple Cup cocktails held at the Montego Bay Yacht Club last Friday.

Connecticut native 24-year-old Chaquanzha Stephenson, the 2016 Miss Dream Castle winner, pose for our Hip Strip lens at Rick’s Café in Negril on Monday. Stephenson has been in the island since last Thursday as part of her prize for winning the contest, which is held in New York annually Read More

Photo: Sandals Reggae Day

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Guests and staff at Sandals Royal Caribbean were too excited for the day of reggae-themed events at the resort recently. Here, team members Oshin Linton (left), Cadene Roye (second left), Andriana Mendez (second right) and Ann-kay Leslie (right) get guests into character as they pause for a quick photo op. Read More

Jimmy Cliff delights fans at Somerton

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Reggae ambassador Jimmy Cliff belts out one of his hits at the concert. (Photo:Philp Lemonte)

SOMERTON, St James — Hundreds of reggae lovers received a musical lesson from iconic reggae ambassador Jimmy Cliff in a masterful performance at Somerton All-Age and Infant School on Sunday. The reggae maestro, who was the honouree at the inaugural Irie FM Lifetime Achievement Award, was not merely satisfied to receive the tributes paid to him in song and speeches, but treated those on hand to a delightful performance at the school where he received his primary education in his native So ... Read More

Photo: Blood donation

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Photo: Alan Lewin

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Warren Clarke, the commander of Area One, donates blood at the St James Police Co-operative Credit Union office at Baywest Shopping Centre in Montego Bay, St James, on Valentine’s Day. He was participating in the blood drive which was staged by the credit union in collaboration with the Blood Bank, with a view to encourage the police and members of the public to support life on Valentine’s Day. Looking on are: Nurse Nashina Phang (left) and Chaulette ... Read More

Photo: Filthy!

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Photo: Alan Lewin

This section of Fish Lane in Montego Bay, from which an obnoxious odour emanates, has become an eyesore to passersby and motorists who use the area on a daily basis. The area has been used as a garbage disposal site for several years and is now infested with flies. (Photo: Alan Lewin) Read More

Photo: Safer Internet Day

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Photo : Trescott Myers

Joy Clark, Digicel Head of Sales – West (front), raps with students of Green Pond High School in St James, during the first of two interactive sessions held at the institution to mark Safer Internet Day last week. (Photo : Trescott Myers) Read More

Photo: Champs

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

Photo: Aceion Cunningham

Kamal Powell (right), senior sponsorship and development manager, Digicel shares in the victory celebrations with Munro College’s Class 1 4 x 200 metre team (from left) Roshane Edwards, Sheldon Smith, Delano Williams and Devaraine Rowe, during the Milo Western Relays at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James on Saturday.   Read More

Coopers Pen, Harmony seek to rebound in TFA league

Thursday, February 16, 2017    

COOPERS PEN, Trelawny — After losing their perfect win record last weekend, both Coopers Pen FC and Harmony FC will seek to rebound with wins today, when they take on Salt Marsh United and Bunker’s Hill respectively in the Trelawny Football Association Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League. Both teams played out a 2-2 draw in their Zone 1 games on Saturday, but will be up against teams lower down the points table today, and will start favourites to win. Coopers Pen and Harmony FC ar ... Read More



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