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CPJ disburses $2 million in scholarships

Caribbean Producers Jamaica executives Mark Hart (back row, left) and Dr David Lowe (right) with the high school and tertiary scholarship recipients at the presentation exercise, held last Friday at the company’s Montego Freeport offices. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — CARIBBEAN Producers Jamaica (CPJ) last week awarded $2 million in scholarships to 49 students who are children of employees at the company. The recipients were selected on the basis of their attaining and maintaining an average of above 74 per cent during the last sch ... Read More

BOLT…cemented his name in athletics history ‘Disrespect!’
Chairman of the Trelawny Parish Council and Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson has blasted the parish ... Read More

Stars of employees
Primary, high school and tertiary level students who are children of Margaritaville Team Members pro ... Read More

Fraser-Pryce in Rio Saluting a brave Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Jamaicans are still basking in the glow of yet another outstanding performance by our track and fiel ... Read More

MBU opens defence of RSPL title against Maverley-Hughenden

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Members of MBU celebrate a goal against Arnett Gardens in a first round game played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last season.

Montego Bay United will open the defence of their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title on Sunday, September 4, at Wes pow Park, when they host promoted Maverley-Hughenden. MBU have been to the last three finals of the RSPL and after strengthening their squad over the off-season should be factors again this season. Former champions FC Reno will be on the road for the opening round, playing against semi-finalists Arnett Gardens. They will play their first home game of the season against Humble ... Read More

Jaguars banned

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Dave Black (centre) of Granville Jaguars goes up for a shot in a WBA EBL game against Holland Saints earlier in the season (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The disciplinary committee of the Western Basketball Association (WBA) has acted swiftly and come down hard on former Elite Basketball League (EBL) champions Granville Jaguars, banning the team and senior players from all basketball activities for one year. The two-man committee found that Granville Jaguars brought Game Two of the best-of-three WBA Elite Basketball League against Catherine Hall All-Stars into disrepute when they walked off the Montego Bay Cricket C ... Read More

Hart urges gov’t not to ignore social infrastructure in US$40-m port expansion

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

HART ... The last thing we want to do is grow the city without the roads, without housing

Prominent Montego Bay businessman Mark Hart is urging Government to ensure that the US$40 million project to improve the Montego Bay Port goes hand in hand concurrently with social infrastructural developments. Hart made the call following the announcement last week by Dr Horace Chang, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, that the Port Authority of Jamaica will make the investment to transform the Montego Bay Port into a regional multi-purpose port. ... Read More

Participants hail Great Shape!Inc ‘Teach the Teachers’ workshop

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Overseas volunteer teachers conduct a session with Jamaican teachers.

Participants in this year’s staging of the Great Shape! Inc and Sandals Foundation ‘Teach the Teachers’ workshop, which was held at the Godfrey Stewart High School in Westmoreland, have commended the initiative, stressing the need for the programme to be continued. “Great Shape! Awesome. Excellent programme. Must be continued in Jamaica!” enthused Stacey Ann Ottey, Public Relations Officer at Godfrey Stewart High School in Westmoreland and head of the Home Econom ... Read More

CUMI Come Run has integrity — Francis

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Members of the organising committee of the 2016 CUMI Come  Run and sponsors pose for the camera during Tuesday’s media launch at Deja Resorts on Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The CUMI Come Run event, which will have its 8th staging at Tryall in Hanover next month, has been described as “an event with integrity” by noted road race organiser, Alfred Francis. The event that will have a 5K and 10K race, as well as a 5K walk will be held on September 24 at Tryall, and will raise funds to assist the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI), a 25- year- old organisation that assists the mentally ill in Montego Bay. ... Read More

Hip strip - 25/8

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Pour Master Sandals Whitehouse bartender, Copeland Drummond (left) shows off his pouring skills during a recent event at the luxury resort. Observing Drummond’s skills is a guest at the hotel.

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Rick Ross to headline High Vibes Roots and Reggae fest

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

The Aqueduct in Rose Hall is set to come alive with a stellar line-up of artistes headlined by American rap superstar Rick Ross for the inaugural staging of High Vibes Roots and Reggae Festival scheduled for September 3. Other acts billed for the show include dancehall luminary Beenie Man, reggae royalty Ky-Mani Marley, music legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Subatomic Sound System and Kassianoare — all are expected to deliver memorable performances. Yanique “the Curvy Diva ... Read More

Photo: Sandals Foundation football camp

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Children from the Green Pond area in St James show off their certificates of participation in the five-day Sandals Foundation-sponsored football camp held in the inner-city community recently. Some 75 students participated in the camp, which was staged with the assistance of the Social Development Commission. Khadine Daley, the Sandals public relations manager for the Montego Bay region, said although the camp was geared towards sports development, it also assisted in modifying the behaviour of ... Read More

Place Bolt statue in Water Square

Monday, August 22, 2016    

A view of Water Square  in Falmouth

Dear Editor, It is time for the Usain Bolt statue to be erected in Water Square, Falmouth. It is time for the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Urban Development Corporation, the Ministry of Sports, and Trelawny Parish Council (with backing of the Ministry of Local Government) to do the right thing and advance plans to erect Bolt’s statue in Water Square. The idea of placing the statue on the cruise ship pier should be strongly resisted. It would be an insult to Bolt’s legacy, the people o ... Read More

‘Falmouth Pride’ hits the road

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.comq | Sunday, August 21, 2016    

SCARLETT ... most of the complaints we get are against the transport providers

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — A pilot project to, among other things, highlight the importance of reducing the troubling tourist harassment issue in the town of Falmouth and Trelawny by extension, was last week laun ched here by the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo). The initiative, dubbed ‘Falmouth Pride’ with the slogan “ Fi Wi Falmouth, Fi Wi Pride” also seeks to increase awareness of the importance of the tourism sector in the town, where residents c ... Read More



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