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Westmoreland motorcyclists get road safety training

Assistant Superintendent at the Savanna-la-Mar Fire Brigade, William Dixon (kneeling), shares
emergency first response (EFR) tips with motorcyclists in Little London during a Sandals Resorts
Motorcycle Safety Awareness session on August 15. Lying down to assist with the
demonstration is motorcyclist Orain Reid. More than 50 peeople were exposed to road safety
lessons and EFR and received safety gear, including helmets, courtesy of Banmark, Prento Bike
Rental, Gas Bike Rental, Happy World Negril, and Wassy Bikes.

MORE than 50 motorcyclists in and around Little London, Westmoreland, recently benefited from a road safety sensitisation session, organised by Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Negril amidst concerns about rising road accidents and fatalities in the area. The intervention was done in collaborat ... Read More

SMITH… at nights the entire city becomes something that we
ought not to be proud of. 'We can't continue like this'
MONTEGO BAY, St James — CENTRAL St James Member of Parliament Lloyd B Smith says the resort ci ... Read More

Jason Grey (third left) gets ready to enter a police service vehicle under the watchful eye of a policeman (second left)
after making his appearance in the Falmouth Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Men charged in murder of St James children make first court appearance
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The two men charged with the murder of 10-year-old Meleeka Mitchell and 13-year ... Read More

Members of the Wannabees pose for a photo during their recent visit to St James A kitchen for Garland Hall
ANCHOVY, St James — MEALS for the more than 20 wards of the state at the Garland Hall Memorial ... Read More

Smooth transition!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

GARCIA SANZ… happy with the team he has inherited

TUCKER, St James — MONTEGO Bay United (MBU) head coach Carlos Aitor Garcia Sanz says he will not be trying to reinvent the wheel when the Red Stripe Premier League champions start the defence of their title next month. The Spaniard, who took over as head coach three weeks ago, said he has inherited "a good team and good system" and will only try to improve on what he has seen so far. "I will try to get a smooth transition," he told the Jamaica Observer West in an interview at the club's ... Read More

Beaches Negril's Anthony Campbell: A football force

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Anthony Campbell, captain of
Beaches Negril football team (right)
holds high the winning trophy after his
team beat Petersfield FC in the finals
of the Westmoreland Football
Association’s Captain’s Bakery & Grill
Major League recently.

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — OVERALL, Anthony Campbell is described as a friendly, jovial and easy-going person. But on the field, he is a quiet storm, prepared to trounce any opponent who gets in his way of scoring a goal. It is this same focused and indomitable attitude that contributed to his team's victory in the recent Westmoreland Football Association's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League finals. Known to most as 'Jucks', Campbell, the captain of the Beaches Negril Football team, is ... Read More

Aleisha Knott loves beautiful nails

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Aleisha Knott, proprietor of
Tasia’s Nail Spa (left), and from
(second left) employees Camille
Buddington, Hopal Irving and
Donya Mullings posed for a
photo op at the spa recently.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — ALEISHA Knott (AK), proprietor of Tasia's Nail Spa, loves to see beautiful nails. The love for immaculate-looking nails has influenced the Capella University psychology student to establish Tasia's Nail Spa in 2011. Conveniently located in the Fairview Town Centre, Knott said her establishment is geared towards providing the highest quality of nail salon and spa services, offering environmentally friendly lifestyle products to each of her clients under the highest ... Read More

Sandals Foundation gives back-to-school items to inner-city communities

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Youngsters from the inner-city community of Canterbury pause for a photo with bags of school supplies they received during a
Sandals Foundation back-to-school treat in the community last week Friday. The treat, the first of its kind for the community, was
hosted by a group of Sandals Foundation volunteers from Sandals Resorts within the Montego Bay area including Sandals
managers (back row, from left) Glenroy Smith, Christopher Elliott, Carl Beviere and Jermaine Baxter.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — THE Sandals Foundation last week presented almost 300 children from several inner-city communities across St James with back-to-school supplies. The items, which included shoes and school books, were distributed by volunteers, including general managers from three Montego Bay hotels in the Sandals Resort International chain, to students in the communities of Canterbury, Flankers and Whitehouse. According to Carl Beviere, general manager Sandals Montego Bay, a tota ... Read More

Councillor wants criminal records for small amount of ganja revoked

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Suzette Brown, People’s National Party councillor for the Montego Bay South Division.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Montego Bay South Division, Suzette Brown has called for the revocation of the criminal record for all persons sentenced for small-scale amounts of ganja. Brown, who earlier this year moved a resolution at the St James Parish Council for the decriminalisation of small quantities of ganja, made the call in light of the death of Mario Deane who was beaten in custody at the Barnett Street police station where he was hel ... Read More


Thursday, August 21, 2014    


Western Jamaica business icon Anthony 'Tony' Hart (right) accepts his Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Dr Trevor Gardner, president of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) during its second Commencement Exercise at its main campus in Mandeville recently. (PHOTO: NIGEL COKE) PHOTO: CONGRATS! --> Read More

Ron Kenoly for Come Celebrate Jesus

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Ron Kenoly

MONTEGO BAY, St James — INTERNATIONALLY renowned minister and gospel artiste Ron Kenoly will headline the third staging of Come Celebrate Jesus, to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall on Saturday, October 4. The Lift Him Up singer is expected to perform songs from his vast catalogue including Mourning Into Dancing, Ancient of Days, Sing Out and Winna, Mon, at the gospel music concert, which is being staged by BA&D Gospel Production. Another feature act will be l ... Read More

Over 600 fixed

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

CAMPBELL… we are ensuring
that the most critical lights
are working

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — THE Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that it has repaired 623 defective street lights in the parish of Trelawny since the start of the year. According to Marvin Campbell, JPS parish manager for Trelawny and St James, over 50 of these street lights were repaired in the Lorrimers Division of the parish during this month. He said the utility company has been partnering with parish councillors to ensure that the "most critical lights" are in working condition. ... Read More

Williams takes up scholarship in the US

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Gawain Williams wins the Class 2
200m at the 2012 COCAA Western
Champs at Montego Bay Sports
Complex to complete the double.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — FORMER Herbert Morrison sprinter and national junior representative Gawain Williams left the island on Sunday to take up a full athletics scholarship at the University of South Dakota in the United States. Williams, who won silver in Class 2 in 2011 and bronze in Class 3 the previous year in the 100m event at the ISSA Boys Champs, will join former Herbert Morrison teammate Tevaskie Lewin at the institution, which competes in the NCAA Division 1. Williams won five ... Read More

Bib tag timing for CUMI Run

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

TAYLOR… speaking at the press
launch of CUMI Come Run

MONTEGO BAY, St James — ELECTRONIC bib tag timing will be used in western Jamaica for the first time during the sixth Tryall Resorts CUMI Come Run event to be staged at Tryall Resort in Sandy Bay, Hanover, on September 20. The announcement was made at last Thursday's press launch of the event that will be used to help raise funds for the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI). It was held at Robin's Prime Restaurant on Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay. In a statement fro ... Read More



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