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University students reap LEAP rewards

Sandals Resorts International’s Programmes Manager Mark Pike is joined by LEAP recipients (from left) Jasmine Wilson,
Toni-Ann Clarke, Alison Harriott, Chevanese Maitland, Merell  Elliott, Jehnel Henry and Kimbaliece Richards during last week’s LEAP awards luncheon at Sandals Montego Bay Resort. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reaffirming its commitment to the development of young talent within the hospitality industry, and living up to the promises made at the launch of its Leadership, Excellence and Purpose (LEAP) initiative, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) last week awarded 12 universi ... Read More

The Trelawny Marine Police Post at the Glistening Waters marina (Photo: Philp Lemonte) Cops in the dark
ROCK, Trelawny — Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Marine Division who are stationed a ... Read More

(From left) Dwight Myers of the Road Maintenance Fund; Howard Ramsay, assistant parish manager at the National Works Agency (NWA) office in Westmoreland; David Clarke, NWA’s parish manager, Westmoreland; Devon Thomas, councillor, Savanna-la-Mar North; and Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Central, Dwayne Vaz, examine a section of the Smithfield to Dunbar’s River roadway which is to be rehabilitated. $32-m upgrade for Smithfield to Dunbar’s River corridor
DUNBAR’S RIVER, Westmoreland — The Dunbar’s River to Smithfield roadway in western ... Read More

Kemar Hylton of Rio Bueno (foreground) races past Bunkers Hill So Fresh’s Chavez Johnson in last month’s mid-season finals of the Trelawny Football Association’s Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League at the Elleston Wakeland Centre. Both Rio Bueno and Bunkers Hill’s So Fresh will be trying to get to the Major League final after this weekend’s semi-finals. (Photo: Paul Reid) TFA Major League rush
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Mid-season finalists Rio Bueno FC and Bunkers Hills So Fresh SC will have ... Read More

Malcolm, Robinson named MVPs

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Faulkland FC’s Jason Malcolm (left) was named the St James FA Sandals/ATL Senior League MVP after they beat Catherine Hall 1-0 in extra time in Sunday’s final played at Jarrett Park. (Photo: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jason Malcolm of Senior League champions Faulkland FC and Sabastian Robinson of Division One winners Revelation FC were named the Most Valuable Players (MVPs) in their respective competitions after Sunday’s finals at Jarrett Park. It was Faulkland FC’s second title in two seasons and the third consecutive time they were earning promotion. Malcolm scored the winner for Faulkland FC in the second period of extra time as Faulkland beat Catherine Hall 1-0 ... Read More

Faulkland takes it

PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Members of the Faulkland FC team celebrate with the St James FA Sandals/ATL Senior League champions trophy after beating Catherine Hall 1-0 in extra time in the final played at Jarrett Park on Sunday. The win qualifies them for the Western Confederation Super League next season.Photo: PHILIP LEMONTE

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Faulkland> FC of St James joined Three Miles River from Westmoreland as first-time qualifiers for the Western Confederation Super League next season, after edging out Catherine Hall 1-0 in extra time in Sunday’s final, played at Jarrett Park. The winners of the four western parish leagues are promoted to the Confederation Super League, replacing the four teams that are relegated each season. Earlier, Three Miles River beat Roaring River in the Westmoreland ... Read More

Police seeking Burton Shearer

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Burton Shearer is wanted by the Westmoreland police in relation to an incident of murder.

The Westmoreland police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old farmer Burton Shearer, commonly called Bop. Shearer, who is of Church Lincoln, Grange Hill address, is wanted for the gun slaying of his community member, Fabian Cooper, otherwise called Yellow. Shearer is also being sought in connection with threatening to kill a judge and a lawyer. Police reports are that on Thursday, May 12 Cooper was shot and killed at his gate, allegedly by Shearer. Anyone knowing ... Read More

Sangster Int’l tightens anti-money-laundering strings

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Donald Sangster International Airport

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Karen Clarke Davis has expressed optimism that the number of money-laundering cases against airline passengers that often get thrown out of court on technical grounds will soon be reduced. Her confidence is hinged on yesterday’s handing over of facilities at Sangster International Airport geared towards strengthening local anti-money-laundering efforts. “No longer will travellers be able to say there were no forms. No ... Read More

‘Don’t become complacent!’

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West reporter | Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Dr Christopher Tufton presents a mosquito net package to registered midwife Farasai McLaren during his visit to the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, last week. (Photo: Anthony Lewis)

LUCEA, Hanover — Despite there being no confirmed case of the Zika Virus in Hanover, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is warning residents of the western parish to refrain from letting down their guard as the mosquito -borne virus is expected to spread across the land. “I want to make a very strong message, using mainstream media here, as I did to the public health officers when I spoke to them a while ago. Even though you only have a few suspected cases — my understan ... Read More

Photo: Yes to health!

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

YES TO HEALTH!Showing off his upper body strength is Bennyon Burchell, fitness pro at Sandals Negril, who easily lifted the resort’s assistant entertainment manager Kimberley Hyman as they gave a nod to health during the Global Wellness Day celebrations on resort. The team from the Red Lane Spa and Red Lane Fitness Centre spent the day spreading awareness on healthy lifestyle choices and also offered discounts on massages geared towards rebalancing and re-energising.

Showing off his upper body strength is Bennyon Burchell, fitness pro at Sandals Negril, who easily lifted the resort’s assistant entertainment manager Kimberley Hyman as they gave a nod to health during the Global Wellness Day celebrations on resort. The team from the Red Lane Spa and Red Lane Fitness Centre spent the day spreading awareness on healthy lifestyle choices and also offered discounts on massages geared towards rebalancing and re-energising. Read More

Best literary festival in the world

BY HORACE HINES Observer West writer | Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Nina Revoyr displays a copy of her latest novel, Lost Canyon (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

ROSE HALL, St James — American novelist Nina Revoyr has hailed the Calabash International Literary Festival as the best in its class. “Calabash is the best literary festival in the entire world,” Revoyr said in reference to the biennial event which was staged between Friday, June 3, and Sunday, June 5 in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth. Revoyr, who read her recently released book Lost Canyon at Calabash, also ranked the Caribbean region’s writers among the best in the wor ... Read More

Hip strip - June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

PARTY OF THREEThese three lovely ladies were spotted at Summer Dreamz Boat Ride at Pier One in Montego Bay on Sunday.

IRIE Ornella Smith and the hint of Rasta on her bikini caught our attention at Summer Dreamz Boat Ride at Pier One in Montego Bay on Sunday. Read More

Beaches Negril, CDA host parenting seminars for team members

Friday, June 17, 2016    

Child Development Agency regional director for western Jamaica, Eunice Scott-Shaw, conducts a fun activity with Beaches Negril team members. Occasion was the recently staged parenting seminar at the resort.

BEACHES Negril Resort and Spa recently partnered with the Child Development Agency (CDA) to host a series of parenting seminars for team members at the hotel. The initiative, now in its second year, was one of the avenues the family resort used in its effort to further inspire an understanding of parenting methods that are helpful to parents and caregivers. The day’s events, which was held under the theme ‘A Tender Home, A Nurtured Child’, featured an open day mini expo, pr ... Read More

‘An Act of Love’

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, June 16, 2016    

students of Salt Spring Primary School greet Constable Hilette Virgo during the recent St James Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) initiative dubbed ‘An Act of Love’ at the school.Photo: Anthony Lewis

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The inner-city communities of Salt Spring and Glendevon are among a number of underserved areas in St James that are adversely impacted by a raft of socio-economic issues, including crime and unemployment. And Salt Spring Primary and Infant School is just one of several educational institutions to be negatively impacted by those conditions. The facility was constructed to house approximately 450 students; however, the primary school department currently has 180 student ... Read More



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