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Hanover residents benefit from US medical mission

Nicola Walker
(second left), the
wife of the councillor
for the Cauldwell
Division, Anthony
Walker (left),
presents a token to
Dr Audrey Wooten
and her team of
volunteers from the
North East Florida
Medical Society
during a health fair
at the Grange/
Kendal Clinic in
Hanover recently.

GRANGE, Hanover — Hanover was the recent beneficiary of what is believed to be the largest medical mission to the parish, providing a series of voluntary health services over a five-day period across the western Jamaica. The health fairs were sponsored by Errald Miller, a native of the parish ... Read More

A section of the
dormitory on the
farm where the
homeless live. Open Heart, open doors
COFFEE GROUND, Westmoreland — WHEN Roxroy Sinclair was deported from Michigan, USA, to the isl ... Read More

FORBES… God is
not going to hear
my prayer if I
don't forgive Man sentenced to life for murder of sales rep
MONTEGO BAY, St James — FIFTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Dahlia Forbes has been a nervous wreck ever since ... Read More

Davon Crump, (left) CEO Global Outsourcing Solutions, presents Jimmt Dawes (second left),
principal of Corinaldi Avenue Primary School and teacher Theresa Morgan-Williams (third left),
the trophy for the highest sales in the Jamaica Observer Learning Corner publication. Sharing in
the moment are (from third left) Orvil Warren, promotions officer, Seprod; Scotiabank executive
Sharvol Brow; and Cheddi Van Creighton, western regional manager, Jamaica Observer. JOL awards teachers
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Citing the need for persons to be aware of their duties and responsibi ... Read More

Positive signs!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 27, 2014    

Reno FC players celebrate with the
Flow Champions Cup KO trophy after
beating Montego Bay United 4-3 in the
final played at the Montego Bay Sports
Complex on Sunday. Sharing in the
moment at left is Flow's Nicole
Campbell. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Flow Champions Cup Knockout finals between western-based clubs Reno FC and Montego Bay United at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Sunday was a massive advertisement for the quality of western football, says Western Confederation President Linnell McLean. Reno FC won the exciting game 4-3 with a goal in time added on, taking the trophy and cash prize of $1.5million. Both Reno FC's Craig Foster and MBU's Dino Williams scored hat-tricks. Reno FC's win means bo ... Read More

Foster learns patience

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 27, 2014    

Craig Foster said he learned an invaluable lesson on Reggae
Boyz bench

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Despite not getting even a minute of playing time in Jamaica's successful Caribbean Football Union Men's Caribbean Cup campaign, Reno FC's Craig Foster said the experience was invaluable. Foster missed about three weeks of competitive football, but returned with a bang on Sunday to score three goals to lead Reno FC to their first national club title in nearly two decades, beating Montego Bay United 4-3 in the Flow Champions Cup Knockout finals at the Montego Ba ... Read More

Rio music festival to rock Negril

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November 27, 2014    

Members of Padlock Entertainment (from left) Anecia Blake, Nasia Phillips, Chantel Elliott, Taniel Brown and Simone
Murdock were caught in a jovial mood during the Rio EBMF media launch on Sunday.

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Plans are well advanced for this year's staging of Rio Electric Butterfly Music Festival (EBMF) set for the beautiful Chances Beach on Negril's seven-mile stretch, on Saturday, December 20. The much-anticipated event — now in its second year and which is being staged by Stardust Entertainment in association with Charley's JB Rum — will be held under the theme: 'Beyond the Bright Lights'. "The Electric Butterfly Music Festival promises to be an e ... Read More

ISSA schoolboy basketball heats up

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 27, 2014    

Herbert Morrison's Brendan Dawkins (right) fights his way past a St James High
defender in a recent ISSA Western Conference Under-16 first-round game at the
Montego Bay Cricket Club. Herbert Morrison won all their games and will face
defending champions Spot Valley in the semi-finals. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Spot Valley High and William Knibb Memorial will put their titles on the line tomorrow in the semi-finals of the ISSA Western Conference high school boys' basketball competition at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Under-16 champions Spot Valley High (the fourth seed) will face unbeaten, number one ranked Herbert Morrison Technical at 3:00pm, while national Under-19 champions William Knibb also face Herbert Morrison in the 4:30pm game. The first ... Read More

PHOTO: Welcome home Champ!

Thursday, November 27, 2014    


The new WBA World Super Featherweight Champion Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters (third left) is greeted by (from left) Jason Hall, deputy director of tourism; Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris; Councillor Suzette Brown, chairman of civic and community affairs committee; and Rosie Johnson, regional director, Jamaica Tourist Board on his arrival at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay last week Wednesday. Walters stopped Philippine-born Nonito Donaire in the sixth round of their WBA 'Super' F ... Read More

A boost for the west

Paul Reid | Thursday, November 27, 2014    

MBU's Allan Ottey (foreground) tries to get away from Reno
FC's defender Rondell Morris in Sunday's Flow Champions Cup
KO final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Reno FC won the
game 4-3. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

The last two weeks must have been utopia for football fans in western Jamaica, especially if they are fans of the Jamaican national senior men's team and Reno FC. The Reggae Boyz defied odds and expectations of many to win the Caribbean Football Union's men's Caribbean Cup title, beating nemesis Trinidad and Tobago in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out last week Tuesday night. On Sunday at the same venue -- the Montego Bay Sports Complex -- Reno FC beat Montego Bay United 4-3 in one of the more e ... Read More

PHOTO: In Control

Thursday, November 27, 2014    


Cornwall College's Zhane Irving (second left) controls the ball as Muschett High's Akeem Pasco (left) and other players look on during Tuesday's ISSA/Wata rural area under-16 second-round game, played at Cornwall College. The game ended in a 1-1 draw as Muschett won the zone on goal difference and advanced automatically to the quarterfinals. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Read More

TPC Sports Club to stage charity race

Thursday, November 27, 2014    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The Trelawny Parish Council Sports Club (TPC), in association with several private sector companies, will stage a 5k Charity Run on Sunday in an effort to raise funds to assist with upgrading sanitary conveniences at several schools in the parish. The run begins in Salt Marsh and ends in Water Square, Falmouth. According to organisers of the inaugural event, participants will meet at the Falmouth Court House at 5:30am and will be shuttled to the starting point for the Run/ ... Read More

Western Sport Diary Nov 27-30

Thursday, November 27, 2014    

TODAY ISSA Western Conference high school boys' basketball semis U-16 Cornwall College vs St James -- MoBay Cricket Club, 3:00pm. U-19: Cornwall College vs Muschett- MoBay Cricket Club, 4:30pm FRIDAY ISSA Western Conference high school boys' basketball semis U-16 Herbert Morrison vs Spot Valley 3:00pm U-19: Herbert Morrison vs William Knibb, 4:30pm SATURDAY ISSA/Lime daCosta Cup finals STETHS vs Clarendon College -- MoBay Sports Complex, 4:00pm SUNDAY Red Stripe Premier League Reno ... Read More

Western Entertainment Diary

Thursday, November 27, 2014    

THURSDAY, Nov 27 Heineken All Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Heineken Urban Thursdays @ D'Rehab Lounge, Sports Bar & Pool Hall Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Karaoke Thursdays @ Mobay Proper Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Crab Night Thursdays @ Drunken Squid Bar and Grill Greenwood, St James Adm: Free FRIDAY, Nov 28 Pier Pressure 10th Anniversary $50 Appleton Drink Special All Night Music by: Coppershot La Soiree @ B ... Read More



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