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All set!

MONTEGO BAY, St James Daniel Reid will leave for Munro College in St Elizabeth on Sunday following overwhelming financial support from a number of companies and individuals. Daniel, who hails from the crime-ridden inner-city community of Hendon, Glendevon in St James, had from an early age express ... Read More

Sergeant Hugh Peckoo
of the Anchovy Police
Station points to the
mangled remains of
Dr Clarke's car. Sav's Sorrow
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - TEARS streamed steadily down the cheeks of mourners who gathered here ... Read More

Dennis Meadows Frustrated Meadows withdraws over JLP's delay in selecting candidate
MONTEGO BAY, St James - FORMER Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Senator Dennis Meadows has withdrawn his a ... Read More

HAYLES... It pains my
heart at times Hayles slams authorities for tardiness in implementing Lucea projects
LUCEA, Hanover - MEMBER of Parliament for Western Hanover Ian Hayles has bemoaned the slow pace at w ... Read More

Etana delivers strong performance

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, September 03, 2015    

Etana performing at We
are Reggae at Doctor’s
CaveBeach last Saturday.

MONTEGO BAY, St James - SONGBIRD Etana registered an awesome performance at the We Are Reggae series at Sand Bar, Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay last Saturday. Etana is the fifth artiste to be featured in the series, which has seen performances from Freddie McGregor, Sizzla, Wayne Wonder and Assassin. Her over two-hour-long performance was well received by the highly appreciative audience who sang along to her many hits. After being introduced on stage by Barrington 'Barry G' Gordon, the ... Read More

Game Time!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September 03, 2015    

Montego Bay United’s John Barrett
(left) and Winston Wilkinson — who will be
the starting centre-halves in place of the
suspended pair of Cordel Simpson and Ladale
Richie in Sunday’s opening Red Stripe Premier
League game against Portmore United at the
Montego Bay Sports Complex — train at the
WestPow Park on Tuesday. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

TUCKER, St James - NEWLY appointed coach of Montego Bay United (MBU), Timothy Hankinson, has stressed the importance of getting off to a winning start in the Red Stripe Premier League on Sunday. MBU will play their first game against promoted former champions Portmore United at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James. After losing both Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) games and with two games to come, both at home getting three points from Portmore United at home, would be a good ... Read More

Fifth straight pre-season Shield for Cornwall College

Thursday, September 03, 2015    

Peter-Lee Vassell (centre) of
Cornwall College controls the
ball between two Munro
College opponents in Saturday’s
Jackson Shield pre-season
competition at Jarrett Park.
(PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James CORNWALL College continued their preparation for next weekend's start of the ISSA schoolboys' football competition by winning the Jackson Shield pre-season competition for a fifth straight time against long-time rivals Munro College with a 3-0 aggregate win at Jarrett Park on Saturday. In the first game between the daCosta cup team, Cornwall College prevailed 2-0 with goals from Alrick Ottey and Jourdaine Fletcher, while a James Welds first-half penalty conversion gave th ... Read More

Jerk fest winner hopes to go big with 'magic' sauces

Thursday, September 03, 2015    

Kerriann Smith (left) can
hardly contain her joy after
copping the prize of $15,000
for the best Jerk Chicken at
the recent MoBay Jerk
Festival at Catherine Hall
Entertainment Centre in
Montego Bay. Sharing in the
moment is Nikolette
Williams, brand and
promotions officer, Best
Dressed Chicken. (PHOTO:
ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

MONTEGO BAY, St James - 'Good friends are better than pocket money' is a quote often used by Jamaicans after they have seen or benefited personally from the assistance of a kind friend. Kerriann Smith is one such individual who can truly attest to that statement. Recently, Smith, a married mother with two children, purchased a concessionaire at the MoBay Jerk Festival in August with hopes of "just earning extra money" from selling jerk chicken and other products. But a conversation with a frie ... Read More

Investment Talks

Thursday, September 03, 2015    

INVESTMENT TALKS

Glenroy Myers, the western regional marketing officer for Kris An Charles Investments, shares information on his company's products and services with Gift Shop Manager Requelle Thomas during Sandals Royal Caribbean's recent Back-to-School Family Fun Day last week. Kris An Charles Investments, which was a main sponsor of the event, also donated school supplies and issued bursary cheques to resort staff to assist with back-to-school expenses. INVESTMENT TALKS --> Read More

Entertainment Diary

Thursday, September 03, 2015    

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Exotic Thursday @ Sundaze Bar & Grill Gloucester Ave Ladies Night @ Margaritaville, Montego Bay Gloucester Ave FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 5 in the City @ Margaritaville, Montego Bay Gloucester Ave Adm: Free Karaoke Challenge @ Sunset Bar & Grill Queens Dr, Montego Bay SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Smirnoff Night Life @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Karaoke Saturdays @ Jerky's Bar & Grill Alice Eldermire Dr, Montego Bay AdM: Free SUNDAY, SEPT ... Read More

JFF at it again

PAUL REID ON THE SPORTING EDGE | Thursday, September 03, 2015    

THE Captain Horace Burrell-led Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has once again demonstrated in no uncertain terms that it cares very little, if at all, about discipline, proper conduct, or setting a good example. Once again we have seen that winning at all costs at any cost, is all that the JFF seems to care about. The inclusion of Portland Timbers defender Alvas Powell in the Jamaica team for their home and away CONCACAF World Cup qualifying game against Nicaragua so soon after he walked out ... Read More

Sandals Football Academy

Thursday, September 03, 2015    

Sandals Regional Public Relations Manager Khadine Daley (second left, back row) poses with a group of young ladies: (front row, from left) Dandra
Plumber, Bianca Maxwell and Tyra Lewis; (from left, back row) Tonia Walker, Shamora Kiffin and Dacia Rowe, who participated in the second staging of
the Sandals Football Academy that ended at Jarrett Park last weekend. Over 50 children between nine and 12 years old were taught the basics of the game
by a number of certified coaches over a six-week period. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

Sandals Regional Public Relations Manager Khadine Daley (second left, back row) poses with a group of young ladies: (front row, from left) Dandra Plumber, Bianca Maxwell and Tyra Lewis; (from left, back row) Tonia Walker, Shamora Kiffin and Dacia Rowe, who participated in the second staging of the Sandals Football Academy that ended at Jarrett Park last weekend. Over 50 children between nine and 12 years old were taught the basics of the game by a number of certified coaches over a six-week per ... Read More

Eight students inducted into YES Club

Thursday, September 03, 2015    

YES Club inductees (from left, front row) Alex Bernard, David McIntosh, Savannah Watson,
Cherise Thompson, Catherine Smith, Zoe Brown, Tevyn Campbell, and Jevaughn Hayles; and their
mentors (back row from left) Marlene Stephenson Dalley, Betty Ann Brown, Noel Whyte, Yvonne
Miller Wisdom, Karl McIntosh, Dr Barbara Grandison, and Mark Wilson pose for the camera
following the YES Club induction ceremony held at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, St James recently.

EIGHT secondary and tertiary students have been inducted into the Youth Exposure for a great Start (YES) Club, a mentorship programme conceptualised by prominent St James businessman Noel Whyte, the managing director of N O Whyte and Associates (NOWAL). Their ages range between 13 and 19 years. The YES Club provides a platform for the holistic development of inductees through direct exposure to various professional disciplines, including engineering, medicine, security, communications, photogr ... Read More

Norman Allen following in father’s footsteps

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August 30, 2015    

JTA President Norman Allen (left) and his father Sherlock, during a break from a session of the JTA’s 51st Annual Conference at
the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, recently. (PHOTO: ANTHONY LEWIS)

ROSE HALL, St James -- When 43-year-old Norman Allen assumed the helm of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) during the organisation's 51st annual conference here recently, he was following in the footsteps of his father, Sherlock, who held the position between 1994 and 1995. The new JTA president, who is very close to his dad, reckons that the writing has always been on the wall that he would eventually emulate his father in ascending to the JTA's top post. "I have been in teaching for a ... Read More



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