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Sandals Foundation joins with iCare for 33 cataract surgeries at CRH

iCARE/CRH teams coming
together for good! (from left)
Resident Nurse, Ivy Lynter-
Reid; Nurse, Kyle Mecham;
Consultant Ophthalmologist at
Cornwall Regional, Dr.
Claudine Green-Hemmings;
Surgical Technician, Timothy
Miller; Optometrist, Dr. Eric
Brown; Lead Ophthalmologist
for iCARE, Dr. Daniel Brown,
Resident Ophthalmologist, Dr.
Charmaine Scarlett and
Ophthalmologist, Dr. Brian
Haugen made up the team
which last week successfully
conducted 33 cataract
surgeries at the Cornwall
Regional Hospital.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Thirty-three patients successfully underwent cataract surgeries conducted by five members of the overseas voluntary group, iCare, which partnered with personnel at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) at that institution last week. Meanwhile, the majority of the iCare ... Read More

Michael Erskine at his
Westmoreland home.
PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland — Attorney-at-law Michael Erskine conceded that he was stunned after ... Read More

Cornwall College's Akeem
McCarthy (right) races away from
Rusea's High defender Kyle
Anderson in Tuesday's ISSA/Lime
daCosta Cup Inter-zone round game
at Jarrett Park. The game ended in
a 0-0 draw but Cornwall won the
zone and advance to the Lime
Super Cup. (Photo: PAUL REID) Tough Super Cup first round Saturday
MONTEGO BAY, St James - WESTERN Jamaica’s three representatives in the inaugural Lime Super C ... Read More

BARTLETT... we want to see to it that
the old people who can't get attention
and whose children don't look after
them, that they get something to eat Bartlett launches welfare programme for elderly, shut-in
ROSE HALL, St James — EAST Central St James Member of Parliament Edmund Bartlett on Sunday lau ... Read More

Possible jet skis operation in Long Bay Beach

Thursday, October 16, 2014    

Jet Ski operation in long bay possible .

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — TOURISM Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill has expressed the likelihood of the Long Bay Beach area of Negril being used as a launch area for jet ski operations. "There's a discussion on now," said McNeill, "we got the okay and basically it looks like it is going to be Long Bay. UDC [Urban Development Corporation] will give a portion of that to Long Bay Beach Park and they will do a commercial operation there." He added: "All jet skis will launch from there, both public and private." Since July 18, the ... Read More

BPO sector celebrates reduction in illegal activity

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October 16, 2014    

Yoni Epstein, president of the
Business Processing Industry
Association of Jamaica

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A year ago, lotto scamming activities threatened to flat-line the business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector. Today, with a clampdown on the illegal activity, bolstered by the relevant legislation, there is now next to no reports of the illegal activities and the industry is thriving. "I would say a year or so ago that was the number one issue affecting not only the sector but more broadly and certainly in the last couple of months I have not heard that as a majo ... Read More

Lucea mayor to address neglected projects in ill councillor's division

Thursday, October 16, 2014    

MCINTOSH (left)... It is my duty now to move into the division
as the chairman of council... to make sure that the programmes
that were set out by the councillor are achieved

RIVERSIDE, Hanover — MAYOR of Lucea and Chairman of the Hanover Parish Council Wynter McIntosh has agreed to oversee programmes in the Riverside Division that have been abandoned since People's National Party councillor for the area fell ill three months ago. "I want to move in the division by Wednesday [yesterday] to have hands-on information as it relates to those programmes that have been set out, after which I will have dialogue with the Member of Parliament [Ian Hayles], as to some of the things he would l ... Read More

Premier League champions MoBay United host Rivoli United Sunday

PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October 16, 2014    

MBU's Lesly St Fleur (left) looks for a
pass after getting by Boys’ Town's
Rohan Scott in a recent RSPL league
game at Wespow Park. MBU had won
that game 4-0. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

TUCKER, ST JAMES — DEFENDING Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United will hope to make Rivoli United's third trip to western Jamaica in 11 days another losing one when they meet in a first-round game at Wespow Park on Sunday afternoon. Rivoli United lost back-to-back games to Reno FC at Frome Sports Grounds last week Thursday in the Flow Champions Cup KO, and then got a big 5-1 whipping on Sunday in the RSPL. Despite this, Rivoli United are above Montego Bay United in the ... Read More

Come Celebrate Jesus rocks MoBay Convention Centre

Thursday, October 16, 2014    

Donette Thompson-Hall interacts with a member of the
audience during her set

ROSE HALL, St James — GOSPEL artiste Kevin Downswell gave an outstanding performance at the recent staging of the Come Celebrate Jesus gospel concert at the Rose Hall Convention Centre here, as hundreds of people crammed the facility for praise and worship. The 2003 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) gospel winner, who performed for almost 40 minutes, had nearly everyone on their feet during his energetic set. Taking the stage to rousing applause, Downswell opened with You Ar ... Read More

West conference schools seek to extend basketball win

PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October 16, 2014    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — TWO days after splitting their season opening double-header in Wakefield, Cornwall College and Muschett High will both be hoping to extend their winning starts as the ISSA Western Conference high school boys' basketball competition continues with two double-headers today. Muschett High will travel to Holland High for two games while Cornwall College will host Spot Valley High, the Under-16 champions from last season. Holland High and Spot Valley are making their f ... Read More

TSO a success in western Ja

Thursday, October 16, 2014    

Janice Marie displays
her purchases from the
Fontana Pharmacy,
Fairview branch, during

MONTEGO BAY, St James — RETAILERS and shoppers in western Jamaica are still celebrating the recent successful staging of the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO). "We did very well at both our Fairview and Savanna-la-Mar branches," said Erica Stephenson, the marketing manager of Fontana Pharmacy. "There was a large turnout of people who came by to capitalise on the huge discounts which ranged between 25 and 75 per cent," she pointed out. Many of the shoppers, she said, came before the ... Read More

Adventist leadership in west Jamaica pledges more community involvement

Thursday, October 16, 2014    

Pastor Glen O
president of the
West Jamaica
Conference of
addressing the
Service of
Installation for the
administration of
the Adventist
Church in Western
Jamaica in Mount
Salem, St James

MONTEGO BAY, St James — THE leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in western Jamaica has pledged to become more involved in the parish of St James through social intervention. This will involve the use of some of its churches -- outside of the regular Sabbaths, Sunday and Wednesday night services -- in some of the inner-city communities of Rose Heights, Mount Salem, Flankers Canterbury and Norwood. The initiative is to provide academic, counselling and other humanitarian outreach ... Read More

PHOTO: Job Rush!

Thursday, October 16, 2014    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — People from all across western Jamaica turned out from early Wednesday morning seeking to be registered as the Hyatt Ziva
Hotel (formerly Ritz Carlton Rose Hall) staged a job fair. The former Ritz Carlton Rose Hall is currently undergoing major renovation to reopen as the Hyatt Ziva

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — People from all across western Jamaica turned out from early Wednesday morning seeking to be registered as the Hyatt Ziva Hotel (formerly Ritz Carlton Rose Hall) staged a job fair. The former Ritz Carlton Rose Hall is currently undergoing major renovation to reopen as the Hyatt Ziva in November. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE) Read More


Thursday, October 16, 2014    

Allison Callam (left) branch manager, Proven Wealth and Manoj Ramchandani
(centre) of Dream Auto find something to smile about as they listen to Dr Ajay
Ottey at the Meet and Greet reception for High Court judges Frank Williams and
Paulette Williams, at the Prakash Restaurant in Montego Bay last Thursday.




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