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We Care Foundation gives $8.25-million boost to CRH

(From left) Matron of the Cornwall Regional Hospital Gillian Ledgister; Anthony
Smikle, acting CEO; Dr Dena Kirnon, head of accident and emergency; Nicholas
Feanny, a member of the We Care board of directors; Candis Craig, We Care
board member; Brian Jardim, CEO of Rainforest Seafoods; and Dr Delroy Fray,
senior medical officer at the hospital, pose with two cheques handed over to
hospital last Thursday by the We Care Foundation. (PHOTO: ALAN LEWIN)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) last week received a well-needed cash injection of $8.25 million from the We Care Foundation. The figure represents $7.25 million raised from the staging of the Rainforest Seafoods Festival at the Montego Bay Entertainment Centre on ... Read More

BARTLEY… they worked
nowhere else but Hampden 'We want houses too'
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Wakefield Division Jonathan Bartley is appealing for r ... Read More

Chair of the Civic and Community Affairs Committee at the St
James Parish Council Suzette Brown (second left) makes a
point to (from left) councillors Sylvan Reid and Stanley Harris,
and the council's director of planning Trevion Manning, while
on a tour of the old cholera cemetery on MoBay's 'Hip Strip' on
Tuesday. Grave Concern!
MONTEGO BAY, St James THE dead are no longer buried at the decades-old Cholera Cemetery on Montego ... Read More

Partygoers dancing up a storm at last Saturday's staging of Uberblue at Pier One in
Montego Bay (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM) Appleton Uberblue delivers
Appleton Uberblue has built a reputation for delivering quality entertainment, and the most recent s ... Read More

Semi-finals battle

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer MONTEGO BAY, St James | Thursday, April 17, 2014    

Tomorrow's People's Donville Cornwall (right)
takes on Granville United's Davian Thelwell in a
recent JFF Captain's Bakery and Grill/Charley's
JB Rum Western Confederation Super League
game at Jarrett Park. Both teams are in the
semi-finals that start on Sunday.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID)

It will be St James against Westmoreland in the semi-finals of the Jamaica Football Federation's Captain's Bakery and Grill/Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League that gets underway this Sunday at Jarrett Park, following the end of the regular season last week. Three former champions Savannah SC, Reno FC and Granville United, as well as Tomorrow's People finished at the top of the points tables, and will continue their quest for the title and right to take part in the play-offs for ... Read More

Entertaiment Dairy- Thursady April 17 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014    

Thursday April 17 o Appleton's Baywest @ Buccaneer Beach Hotel, Dead End, Montego Bay. Adm: Everyone before 6:00 pm; $500 After o Splish Splash Dancehall Rock @ Sandpiper, Cave, Westmoreland from 7:00 pm-Until..... Adm: FREE before 10:30 pm; $1000 After o Heineken All-Star Thursdays Ladies Night @ Margaritaville, Hip Strip, Montego Bay. Adm: Ladies FREE before Midnight FRIDAY April 18 o Negril Bacchanal @ Cayenne Beach, Negril from 10:00 pm-Until. Adm: $1500 Presold; $2000 at the Gate Get ... Read More

Western Sport Diary April 17-20

Thursday, April 17, 2014    

SATURDAY St James FA Sandals/ATL/Honda Senior League Seaview FC vs Lilliput- Jarrett Park 3:00pm Seba FC vs Montego Bay United Under 21- Jarrett Park 5:00pm Salt Spring United vs Catherine Hall- Jarrett Park 7:00pm Trelawny FA Monymusk Overproof White Rum Major League Clark's Town FC vs Prospect Links- Cedric Titus 3:30pm Invaders SC vs Salt Marsh United- Wakefield 3:30pm Harmony FC vs Flames FC- Bounty Hall 3:30pm National Supplies Western Basketball Association's Men's League Blitz v ... Read More

JPS: Electricity theft behind broken street lights in St James communities

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer edwardsc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April 11, 2014    

A Jamaica Public Service
worker carries out
maintenance work on a
street light in this file photo.

THE Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has denied claims by the St James Parish Council that it disconnected street lights in Flanker/ Providence Heights and some other St James communities in January. Director of Communications Winsome Callum, in a response to a Jamaica Observer query, said that theft of electricity from the street lights in the affected areas was to be blamed for the high incidence of outages. "The JPS is not disconnecting street lights," she said. "JPS teams have had to ... Read More

Shattered dreams

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter TOWN HEAD, Westmoreland | Thursday, April 10, 2014    

HOWAYNE... wanted to become a pilot

SIX-year-old student Howayne Lewis Jnr's ambition to become a pilot was crushed when he was run over by the wheels of a cane cart, moments away from his Town Head home Monday afternoon.  Now, his little brother, Nathaniel Lewis, 4, has become disillusioned over the passing of his only sibling and wants to quit school. According to the boys' father, Howayne Lewis Snr, the younger son harboured hopes of becoming a mechanical engineer which he believes would have enabled him to assist in the ... Read More

Kamoza Clarke’s death plunges Bunker’s Hill into mourning

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April 10, 2014    

Kamoza Clarke

BUNKER'S HILL, Trelawny — LIKE other members of this quiet rural community, Leoverlyn Thomas is still hurting over the tragic passing of his brother, 31-year-old Kamoza Clarke. And even though he tries to put on a brave face, the emotional pain felt by Thomas was obvious on the weekend, as he reflected on how his beloved brother succumbed to injuries he sustained, four months after he was allegedly brutally beaten by lawmen, while in custody at the Falmouth Police Station lock-up. The be ... Read More

6-y-o boy crushed by cane cart wanted to become a pilot

Thursday, April 10, 2014    

HOWAYNE... wanted to become a pilot

SIX-year-old student Howayne Lewis Jnr's ambition to become a pilot was crushed when he was run over by the wheels of a cane cart, moments away from his Town Head home Monday afternoon. Now, his little brother, Nathaniel Lewis, 4, has become disillusioned over the passing of his only sibling and wants to quit school. According to the boys' father, Howayne Lewis Snr, the younger son harboured hopes of becoming a mechanical engineer which he believes would have enabled him to assist in the mak ... Read More

William Knibb student wins ATI essay competition

Thursday, April 10, 2014    

William Knibb High School student Danielle Pritchard (left) and English teacher
Marlon Reid, display the winning trophy in the Access to Information (ATI)
National High School Essay Competition at the school on Monday.
(PHOTO: MARK CUMMINGS)

MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny FIFTEEN-year-old, fourth form student of William Knibb High School in Trelawny, Danielle Pritchard, is the 2013 winner of the Access to Information (ATI) National High School Essay Competition. She was chosen from a pool of 15 students across seven parishes, who participated in the fifth annual competition, organised by the Access to Information Unit, and the Access to Information Advisory Stakeholder Committee, in the Office of the Prime Minister. Nasharia Serinash of G ... Read More

Give Montpelier lands to farmers — Mark Hart

Thursday, April 10, 2014    

Sponsors and organisers pose for a group photo at the launch of the Montpelier Agricultural and Industrial Show at the
Sunset Resort, Spa and Waterpark in Montego Bay recently. (PHOTOS: ALAN LEWIN)

MONTEGO BAY, St James CARIBBEAN Producers Jamaica Ltd (CPJ) Executive Chairman Mark Hart is calling for lands at Montpelier in St James —earmarked for a housing development — to be sub-divided and put in the hands of farmers for cultivation. "There was talk once to create housing up there (Montpelier). And when I look at that valley I gasp, please don't let that happen," Hart exclaimed, the son of renowned farmer Tony Hart. "My dream for Montpelier is to cut it up into smaller far ... Read More

Bamboo industry will boost rural economies, says Ffolkes-Abrahams

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter IRWIN, St James | Thursday, April 10, 2014    

State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce Sharon
Ffolkes-Abrahams (second left) performs the symbolic ribboncutting
exercise to officially open the Rastafari Indigenous
Village, located in Irwin, St James. Sharing the occasion are
Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Michael Troupe
(right); member of the Rastafari Village, Iyara (second right);
and General Manager, Project Implementation, Jamaica Social
Investment Fund (JSIF), Loy Malcolm. (PHOTOS: ALAN LEWIN)

MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams has expressed optimism that a bamboo industry being pursued by Government, will bring economic prosperity to rural communities. "The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is working on a bamboo project. I am particularly working on that project for Jamaica and on the 14th of April we are expecting to see members of the Chinese Government here with us and we are going to have a mini conference ... Read More



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