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Atkinson basks in new Falmouth market project

Officials participate in the ground-breaking ceremony for
Falmouth’s new state-of-the art market in that western
Jamaica town last Thursday. From left are Councillor Telka
Holt; Trelawny Northern MP Patrick Atkinson; Minister of
Transport, Works and Housing Dr Omar Davies; President and
CEO of the Port Authority of Jamaica Professor Gordon
Shirley; and Mayor of Falmouth Councillor Garth Wilkinson.

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Member of Parliament for Trelawny North Patrick Atkinson's fervent desire to establish a commercial hub on the eastern side of this historic town took a giant leap towards reality when ground was broken for a $180 million project to construct a new state-of-the-art market ... Read More

A section of the residents at the meeting Ban stays!
THE Trelawny Police Division are to continue the ban imposed more than three years ago which prohibi ... Read More

Sandals Resorts International CEO Adam Stewart (left) makes a point to (from second left) Aubrey Stewart, president of the Western Jamaica UWI Guild, Dr Luz
Longsworth, outgoing director of the Western Jamaica Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), and her successor, Patrick Prendergast, during a sendoff
for Dr Longsworth at the Sandals Cay, Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay on Tuesday. Luz Longsworth leaves UWI, Western Jamaica Campus for Barbados
MONTEGO BAY, St James - THERE were glowing tributes for well-loved, outgoing director of the Western ... Read More

Hyde, O’Hara fall to ‘Penns’ hurdle
FROM Saturday’s high of Elaine Thompson’s incredible 10.92 seconds world-leading women&r ... Read More

Garcia fires back!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, April 16, 2015    

Former MBU coach hints at resistance from management’s interference for dismissal

TUCKER, St James — Carlos Garcia, the former coach of Montego Bay United has fired back at accusations that the team was unfit, and hinted that he was fired because he resisted interference from the management of the club. Garcia left the island on Tuesday, nine months after he took over the after he took over the defending Red Stripe Premier League champions, expressing surprise that he was not allowed to finish the job he started. Posting on his Facebook page on Tuesday before his de ... Read More

Hyatt awards excellence

Thursday, April 16, 2015    

Carl Hendricks , general manager, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara in Rose Hall (right), poses with
(from left) Anthony DaCosta, Veronica Morgan and Debbi Ellis shortly after they received the
General Manager’s Award for Excellence at their first staff awards ceremony, held at the
property last Thursday.

ROSE HALL, St James - THE recently opened Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva resorts in Rose Hall hosted their first quarterly staff awards at the property last week. Thirty-five staff members were recognised for outstanding service for the months of January to March this year. Dubbed the 'Super Starz Awards' the awardees were presented with trophies, plaques, certificates and cash prizes for their efforts. Training and quality managers at the property Debbi Ellis, Veronica Morgan and Anthony DaCost ... Read More

Orange Bay man seeks funding for food processing plant

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, April 16, 2015    

The building which houses Grant’s food processing plant.

ORANGE BAY, Hanover — From his boyhood days, 60-year-old Floyd Grant has been obsessed with the idea of establishing a food processing plant. A lack of funding, however, has prevented him from realising this dream. Currently, he says, a capital injection of $500,000 would get the business venture which he estimates can yield between US$15 million and US$20 million annually on a path of growth and development hence his appeal to Government and corporate Jamaica to partner with him. Grant' ... Read More

Hip Strip — April 16

Thursday, April 16, 2015    


HIP STRIP, TIME From left: Tamoi Vassell, Nelly Hines and Tamoki Vassell made time for our lens at Get Typsy held at Sea Castle Beach in Montego Bay recently. JUST FOR YOU Dishawn Daley shows off her two-piece swim wear at Get Typsy held at Sea Castle Beach recently. AMBASSADORS Get Typsy brand ambassadors welcomed our Hip Strip lens to Get Tipsy at Sea Castle Beach. PRETTY IN BLACK We got a quick snap of this lovely young lady inside Get Typsy at the Sea Castle Beach recently. ...SO LUC ... Read More

Strike Force are domino kings!

Thursday, April 16, 2015    

Members of the Strike Force domino team pose with their Champions of Champions trophy, and Premier League trophy at the
awards ceremony for the recently concluded JWray & Nephew-sponsored Western Jamaica Domino Association competition held
at the MoBay Cricket Club on Tuesday night.

MONTEGO BAY, St James - STRIKE Force domino team of Barnett Street, St James, walked away with the major prizes during the awards ceremony for the J Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Western Jamaica Domino Association competition held on Tuesday night at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. The team collected $130,000 for winning the Premier League and a trophy, lifting the Champions of Champions crown, while Hawkeye Stingers collected $75,000 for winning the Division 1 competition, and Dallas $40 ... Read More

Ramchandani takes Miss Global World to T'dad and Tobago

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummings@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April 16, 2015    

Miss Global World International franchise holder Lachu Ramchandani admires a picture of himself and a former beauty queen
at his Ironshore office in St James last week. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE)

MONTEGO BAY, St James CITING a lack of financial support from Government and the private sector, businessman Lachu Ramchandani, the franchise holder of the Miss Global World International Beauty Pageant, has decided to take this year's staging of the event to the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. "I have not been getting any financial support from Jamaica, not even from the Jamaica Tourist Board [JTB]. I have had several meetings with the Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill, JTB official ... Read More

Western Entertainment Diary — April 16

Thursday, April 16, 2015    

THURSDAY, April 16 Exotic Thursdays @ Sundaze Bar & Grill Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay 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 Sushi Night @ G's Sports Bar and Grill Mosino Gaming Lounge Mega Mart Complex Catherine Hall, Montego Bay FRIDAY, April 17 Smirnoff Fridays and Ladies Night Out @ D'Rehab Lounge, Sports Bar & Pool ... Read More

Reggae Youth tackle Melbourne is St James FA/Sandals League

Thursday, April 16, 2015    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reggae Youths will seek to slow down leaders Melbourne FC when they meet at Albion tomorrow in the St James Football Association's Sandals/ATL Senior League, at 3:30 pm. Melbourne FC, who are coming off back to back wins, are at the top of the points table with 19 points from eight games -- five points more than fourth -- placed Reggae Youths, who have a game in hand. Reggae Youths trounced Seba FC in their last game and this game could set the tone for the rest o ... Read More

Regional Catholic Bishops' conference for MoBay

Thursday, April 16, 2015    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - THE Diocese of Montego Bay will be hosting 26 bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference for the 59th Annual Plenary Meetings from April 18-25. It will be the first time that the Diocese will be playing hosts to this event in many years. His Excellency Nicola Girasoli, Apostolic Nuncio, representative of His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence Kelvin Cardinal Felix, the region's first Cardinal, will be in attendance at the conference. The Opening Mass, wh ... Read More

Former Lucea mayor issues warning

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Sunday Observer writer | Sunday, April 12, 2015    

(L-R) HAUGHTON... yet to appear before PNP’s Integrity
HILL ... wants change in council governance.
McINTOSH... suspended deliberations on the motion

LUCEA, Hanover -- Shernet Haughton, the embattled councillor for the Green Island Division and former mayor of Lucea, has broken her silence on revelations that she acted in an unethical manner during her tenure as chairman of the Hanover Parish Council. Last month, the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) in its report tabled in the House of Representatives, said it found nepotism, favouritism, and conflicts of interest in the awarding of contracts to relatives and persons affiliated with Ha ... Read More



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