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Flanker in mourning

The Flanker Resource Centre

FLANKER, St James RESIDENTS of Flanker have been plunged into insurmountable grief following the recent passing of their renowned community activist, Marilyn Nash, who recently lost her gallant battle with cancer. When the Jamaica Observer West team ventured into the tough inner-city community on ... Read More

HAMILTON... the school community is
pleased with the improvements Cambridge High reaping success of transformational leadership
MONTEGO BAY, St James THE rebranding of Cambridge High School in St James is already resulting in n ... Read More

EPSTEIN... the chamber has lost its oomph over the past year Challenge!
MONTEGO BAY, St James THE influential Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry could have a new ... Read More

Okeen Williams of STETHS
celebrates after leading his
team to the win in the high
school boys 4x400m relays
at the Milo Western Relay
at the Montego Bay Sports
Complex in February.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID) High hopes
PHILADELPHIA, USA — ST Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) will carry the hopes of wester ... Read More

King's Primary and Infant School gets $6 million library and computer lab

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

Curious students examine the shelves filled with exciting books
after the library was officially handed over to the King’s Primary
and Infant School.

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — Students and teachers at the King's Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland are now proud owners of a state- of-the-art library and computer room, thanks to the efforts of the Sandals Foundation and key sponsors Unique Vacations Ltd, LoyaltyOne Air Miles and Tropicars. The foundation and its partners invested roughly $6 million into the project, which saw Tropicars donating 2000 books valued at approximately US$8000. The computer lab, which is outfitted with ... Read More

Western Ja artistes to flavour Curry Fest

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland | Thursday, April 24, 2014    

Megan Berry, vice-principal Mannings School (left) greets Gary Allen, managing director of the
RJR Communications Group (third left), while Charlene Denvers, brands events coordinator,
Wisynco (second left), and Chairperson of the Manning's School Westmoreland Curry Festival,
Audrey Thompson, look on. The occasion was the recent Kingston launch of the festival at the
Alhambra Inn.

ROOTS reggae singer Mackie Conscious and female crooner Keri Paige are among western Jamaica -based artiste booked for the live entertainment segment of the 14th staging of the Mannings School Bigga Westmoreland Curry Fest scheduled for the Mannings School grounds on Sunday, April 27. The 'Leave the Crumbs Alone' performer who has been a cultural ambassador in the music industry, should have the audience eating out of his hands with sections such as Plant Some Trees, What If and The World is i ... Read More

PHOTO: Excellence in practice

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE
Sandals Negril Beach
Resort and Spa's General
Manager Andre Dhanpaul
(front, third from right) and
Hotel Manager Edward
Zambrano (front, right) raise
glasses of Moët with
members of the resort's
management and staff to
celebrate excellent
customer service, as well
as the property's multimillion-
dollar room and
facilities upgrades which
have seen the hotel's guest
satisfaction scores edge up
to a near 97 per cent. The
resort's rating as one of
Jamaica's leading hotels, on
the renowned travel site,
TripAdvisor®, has also
increased.

Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa's General Manager Andre Dhanpaul (front, third from right) and Hotel Manager Edward Zambrano (front, right) raise glasses of Moët with members of the resort's management and staff to celebrate excellent customer service, as well as the property's multi-million dollar room and facilities upgrades which have seen the hotel's guest satisfaction scores edge up to a near 97 per cent. The resort's rating as one of Jamaica's leading hotels, on the renowned trave ... Read More

PHOTO: Under Pressure!

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

UNDER PRESSURE!

Tomorrow's People's Curtis Palmer (front) is cornered by Reno FC's Leonardo Rankine (right) and Alburn Facey in Sunday's first leg semi-final of the JFF Captain's Bakery and Grill/Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League at Jarrett Park. Reno FC won the game 1-0 and will have the advantage going into Sunday's return leg at Frome. (PHOTO: PHILIP LEMONTE) Under Pressure! --> Read More

Kinloss FC advance to semi-finals in TFA Major League

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer DAVIS PEN, Trelawny | Thursday, April 24, 2014    

Kinloss FC advance to semi-finals in TFA Major League

DAVIS PEN, Trelawny Kinloss FC secured their place in the semi-finals of the Trelawny Football Association's Monymusk Overproof White Rum Major League competition after a 1-0 win over mid-season champions Salt Marsh United at Davis Pen on Tuesday. Kinloss FC's 10th win of the season took them to 31 points and ensured they cannot finish outside the top two when the regular season ends after the next two rounds. Prospect Links are a point away from formalising their place in the semi-finals a ... Read More

PHOTO: MANY THANKS!

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

MANY
THANKS!

Clark's Town resident Trevor Davis (right), presents a cheque to a happy George 'Oney' Williams (centre) on behalf of a New York-based Jamaica Observer Online reader, who does not want to be named, while Williams' wife, Tesslin, looks on. The presentation was made recently at the Williams' residence in Clark's Town, just weeks after the Jamaica Observer West highlighted the economic hardships being experienced by the single amputee. 'Oney' in accepting the cheque thanked the JOL Online reader ... Read More

BTANCA stages inaugural health fair

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, April 24, 2014    

A Bethel Town resident (seated) uses an eye-screening device to test her
vision, while other residents wait in line to have their eyes tested.
(PHOTOS: ALAN LEWIN)

BETHEL TOWN, Westmoreland SCORES of persons, drawn from a wide cross-section of Bethel Town and neighbouring communities, received medical assistance at the inaugural Bethel Town and Neighbouring Communities Association (BTANCA) health fair held at the Bethel Town Health Centre, last week. The residents were screened for HIV/AIDS, diabetes, blood pressure, among other diseases. Teams from the Diabetes Association, the American Red Cross and the Cancer Society set up booths under which they co ... Read More

PHOTO: New queen!

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

NEW
QUEEN!

Miss St James Farm Queen 2014 Janeil McFarlane (seated) is being crowned by outgoing queen, Cindy Asobo (second left), while first runner -up Denecia Kellier (left) and third place Tanecia Clarke look on. The occasion was the annual Montpelier Agricultural Show held on the Montpelier Show grounds on Monday. (PHOTO: ALAN LEWIN) Read More

Sports Diary April 24-27 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

TODAY TFA Monymusk Div One Fire FC vs Rio Bueno FC — Wakefield 3:30 pm Jackson Town FC vs Baca Stars — Jackson Town 3:30 pm Upsetters vs Martha Brae- Carey Park 3:30 pm FRIDAY St James FC Sandals/ATL/Honda Senior League Reggae Youths vs Violet Kickers — UDC Field 3:30 pm Melbourne FC vs Little Miami — Albion 3:30 pm Fogo United vs Lilliput Rovers — Flanker 3:30 pm TFA Monymusk Div One Granville FC vs Sherwood FC — Granville 3:30 pm Daniel Town vs ... Read More

Entertainment Diary

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

THURSDAY April 24 o Karaoke Thursdays @ MoBay Proper, Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, starts 9:00 pm Adm: FREE FRIDAY April 25 o Sparta Fridays @ Donway, Hip Strip, Montego Bay. Adm: $300 - $500 after 11:00 pm. o Pier Pressure @ Pier 1, Montego Bay from 10:00 pm-Until. Adm: $500 o High Class Fridays @ Prestige Lounge, Sav-la-mar. Adm.: FREE o Sushi Night @ Board Walk Village, Negril from 6:00 pm-Until... Adm: FREE o 5 in the City @ Margaritaville, Hipstrip, Montego Bay from 5:00 pm - 9 ... Read More



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