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Le Antonio’s free homework centre rescued

(Back row, from left): Leonie Harvey of Fontana Pharmacy, Pat Wright of Wright Style, Katrin Casserly of Schatzie, DrArusha Chambers of Dermatology Solutions
, management consultant,Cadine Lawrence, Meganne Clarke of Guardian Life and Jamelia Campbell, volunteer, pose with Antonio McKoy (centre, front row)
and students at the reopening of Le Antonio’s Foundation Homework and Development Centre on Tuesday. (PHOTO:PHILP LEMONTE)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Le Antonio’s Foundation Homework and Development Centre,located in the inner- city community of Barnett Lane, Montego Bay, which was closed over two months ago due to financial challenges, was reopened on Tuesday, following the intervention of a group of business ... Read More

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (fourth left) and Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) president,
Gloria Henry (fifth left), are joined by MBCCI awardees (from left) Leroy Reid of Xerox, Ditty Guise, general manager,
Montego Bay Convention Centre, Joy Crooks of CUMI, Kathi Cooke, Howard Ward of Ward’s Power Tools, and Dr Konrad
Kirlew of G West Centre during the chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa on
Saturday. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM) Congresswoman Clarke lauds MoBay Chamber
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Congresswoman Yvette Clarke has lauded the Montego Bay Chamber of Comm ... Read More

Principal of the Unity Primary School Pauline Anderson (left) is assisted by Dahlia Hunter (right), director, So Fresh
Exquisite Traders and past student of the school, as well as students, to unveil the musical instruments donated by the
CHASE Fund during a ceremony at the school recently. (PHOTOS: PHILP LEMONTE) Music to the ears
BUNKER'S HILL, Trelawny — The over 160 students at the Unity Primary School in Bunker's Hill, ... Read More

Students of the Chetwood Memorial Primary
School showcase books they received
following their first Save Our Seas session on
coral reefs. Sharing in the moment are
Sandals Foundation volunteer, Matthew
Haughton (left), and environmental, health and
safety guardian Alexia Burgher, both from
Sandals Royal Caribbean. 'Save Our Seas Programme' sets sail in MoBay
MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Over 150 students in four Montego Bay-based schools have been engaged in an ... Read More

MBU host UW

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 19, 2015    

MBU host UWI

TUCKER, St James — UWI FC will make a historic trip to western Jamaica on Sunday when they face leaders Montego Bay United (MBU) in a second-round Red Stripe Premier League game at WesPow Park, set to start at 3:00 pm. The UWI FC team was promoted to the island's top league this season, and lost their only game played outside of the Urban Area - Kingston and St Andrew and Spanish Town - when they were beaten by Humble Lion at Effortville, Clarendon. Montego Bay United, who are coming o ... Read More

Kerr-Jarrett urges teachers to upgrade themselves

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November 19, 2015    

Mark Kerr-Jarrett, managing director, Barnett Limited (left) and Dwayne Bennett, account manager,
Flow, pose with teachers who were honoured during the Jamaica Observer Western Region
Teachers’ Awards Luncheon at the Sandals Royal Hotel last Thursday. (PHOTOS: PHILP LEMONTE)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mark Kerr-Jarrett, managing director of Barnett Ltd, is urging high school teachers to take advantage of courses offered in Maths and English Language, in an effort to better prepare students for their transition to the world of work. "I would like to strongly suggest, if not implore you, the leaders in the education system in western Jamaica, to go to your colleagues and persuade them that whenever possible, go and get qualified in teaching English and Maths," Ker ... Read More

Montegonians party quietly at Pier One

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Thursday, November 19, 2015    

Guests enjoying the vibe at QuietSKYY party at Pier One.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Quiet Jamaica and SKYY Vodka-sponsored QuietSKYY party made its debut in Montego Bay to rave reviews from the over 500 specially invited guests who turned out at Pier One in the resort city last Thursday. The build-up to the event was frantic, as persons tried to secure invites several days before the unique party. The event seemingly won over all sceptics as well as those who were just curious about the concept of a party where persons listen to the music thr ... Read More

'Herbie' warms up for Cornwall College

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 19, 2015    

Cornwall College's Leacroft Lettman (centre) tries to stop St James High's Jordane Jones in
Tuesday's ISSA Western Conference boys’Under-16 basketball game at the Montego Bay
Cricket Club.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Double defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical warmed up for their clash against arch-rivals Cornwall College at the Montego Bay Cricket Club set for tomorrow, by scoring 100 points or more in both of their ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball games against William Knibb Memorial High in Martha Brae, Trelawny on Tuesday. Herbert Morrison won their Under-16 game 105 - 28 to extend their unbeaten run to three games, same as Cornwall College, who stopped S ... Read More

Smith takes up scholarship in New Jersey

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 19, 2015    

Alwayne Smith (left) takes off for two points while
representing William Knibb Memorial in the 2013-14 ISSA
Western Conference boys' Under -19 competition.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former William Knibb Memorial basketball player Alwayne Smith has taken another step towards his dream of playing in the US College system, after he took up a scholarship at Upper Room Post-Graduate Program in New Jersey. The 20 - year-old, who was part of the William Knibb Memorial team that won the Western Conference and ISSA National championship competitions in 2013 - 14, had previously attended Knox College where he played for four seasons before transferring ... Read More

Entertainment Diary - November 19

Thursday, November 19, 2015    

THURSDAY, November 19 Exotic Thursdays @ Sundaze Bar & Grill Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Time: 10:00 pm Heineken All Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 9:00 pm FRIDAY, November 20 5 in the City @ Margaritaville, Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 5:00pm - 9:00 pm Vegas Fridays @ D'Rehab Sports Bar Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 10:00 pm SATURDAY, November 21 Different Strokes Retro Party @ Cayenne Beach, Negril Adm: $800 p ... Read More

Western Sport Diary - November 19-22

Thursday, November 19, 2015    

THURSDAY COCAA Cross Country championships -- Munro College -- 10:00 am FRIDAY ISSA Rural Area netball second round Juniors: Montego Bay High vs Knox -- Frome Sports Club -- 9:30 am Herbert Morrison vs Holmwood -- Frome Sports Club -- 10:30 am Seniors: Petersfield vs St Elizabeth -- Frome Sports Club-12:30 pm Green Pond vs Holmwood -- Frome Sports Club --11:30 am Herbert Morrison vs Knox -- Frome Sports Club -- 1:30 pm ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball Muschett vs Holland -- M ... Read More


Thursday, November 19, 2015    


SNAPPING AWAY We snapped these two lovely young ladies in 'selfie mode' during the QuietSKYY party at Pier One. QUIETSKYY TIME Candice McLeod (left) and Monique Foster made QuietSKYY their party spot at Pier One last Thursday. SHHHHH!!!! From left: Georgia Layne, Maria Ali and Jodi-Ann Mais got playful for our camera inside Pier One in Montego Bay during the QuietSKYY party. A LIGHT MOMENT Andrew Fazio (left) of Cable and Wireless Business shares a light moment with Congresswoman Yvette D ... Read More

St James JLP councillor crosses the floor

Friday, November 13, 2015    

SOLOMONE… warmly welcomed by PNP

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Spring Gardens Division, Richard 'Barry' Solomone, switched allegiance to the ruling People National Party (PNP) during yesterday's sitting of the monthly meeting of the St James Parish Council. Solomone who has since 2003 represented the division -- which falls in the constituency of West Central St James -- cited what he described as his family's "comfort level" as one of the key reasons for crossing the floor. ... Read More

Give young people more opportunities -- Ffolkes Abrahams

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November 12, 2015    

Education Minister Rev Ronald Thwaites (second left), State Minister in the Ministry of Industry,
Investment and Commerce, Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams (third left), Gloria Henry (third right),
assistant vice president Montego Bay Free Zone, operations, and Osric Forrest (second right)
director, School of Advanced Skills, Caribbean Maritime Institute, are flanked by two students of
the Montego Bay branch of the Caribbean Maritime Institute during the recent official opening of

MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, has underscored the need for opportunities to be made available for young people, in an effort to deter them from participating in the lucrative lottery scamming scheme, which is being blamed for a slew of murders across western Jamaica. "In Montego Bay there is quite a bit of scamming and it is leading to a lot of problems, including murder and the rest of it. We have to rid the society of it. And ... Read More



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