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Controversy rages over Bailey bridge in Lucea

The Bailey bridge designed by the National
Works Agency parallel to the Lucea West River
(Riley River) bridge to accommodate the National
Water Commission Water pipe and pedestrians.

LUCEA, Hanover — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has no problem with the width of a pedestrian bridge, which was recently erected parallel to the Lucea West (Riley River bridge). Previously the Hanover Parish Council voiced concerns regarding the bridge, put in place to accommodate th ... Read More

Members of MOCA and the Area One Community, Safety and
Security Branch (CSSB) pose with students of Glendevon
Primary and Junior High following the launch of Stop Lottery
Scamming at the school yesterday.
(PHOTOS:PHILLIP LEMONTE) MOCA launches 'Stop Lottery Scamming' in four St James schools
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Major Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday launched S ... Read More

JHTA president Madden-Greig Buyers, suppliers want Tourism Linkages Speed Networking event to be held twice per year
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Representatives of the nearly 200 supplier and buyer companies which pa ... Read More

Santoya’s classmates
wore sad expressions
yesterday. In tribute, a
rose is placed on the
desk behind which
Santoya would
normally sit. ‘The school community is in pain’
FROME, Westmoreland — The normally lively chatter and smiles in the classrooms and within the ... Read More

Catherine Hall passes the test

PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, January 29, 2015    

Jamaica's Rennico Clarke (right) challenges Aruba's Jefferson Vegas in their CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Group game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last

CATHERINE HALL, St James — With just three weeks' worth of work between hosting the Caribbean Football Union's Men's Championships in November last year and this month's CONCACAF Men's Under 20 Championships, there were doubts the field at the Montego Bay Sports Complex would be ready in time or would hold up for the duration of the tournament. Aubrey Duncan Jnr, manager of the Montego Bay Sports Complex said hosting 36 international matches was a major undertaking for the field and they ... Read More

Rickards says political bias in selection of EU Sugar Programme projects

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, January 29, 2015    

RICKARDS... projects are
politically selected

DUANVALE, Trelawny — Chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers' Association Allan Rickards (AIJCFA) says a number of the projects financed by European Union (EU) money under the Sugar Transformation Unit (STU) in the Ministry of Agriculture, are politically selected for the benefit of the cane farming communities. "Frankly we think some of the choices are political. I might as well say it," Rickards said. He was speaking at the Duanvale Cane Farmers Group's annual general meeting h ... Read More

Jazz and Blues kicks off tonight

Thursday, January 29, 2015    

Judy Mowatt for
opening night.

FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Veteran deejay Josey Wales, singers George Nooks, Judy Mowatt and Oscar B are among the artistes slated to perform at the kick-off of Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2015 tonight. Other acts on tonight's line-up include singers Errol Dunkley, Cornell Campbell and vocal group The Tamlins, all backed by Lloyd Parks and We The People Band. Each act will dedicate part of their sets to the late John Holt who died last year. On the issue of paking and security commander of th ... Read More

Granville, Violet Kickers face off in Confed Super League

PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, January 29, 2015    

Damion Reid of Granville FC (left) winds up for a shot in their recent game against Tomorrow's People in the JFF Charley's JB Rum
Western Confederation Super League game at the Granville Community Centre. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Granville FC could move into the top four of the Jamaica Football Federation's Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League this afternoon when they take on last placed Violet Kickers in a rescheduled first round game at the UDC Field starting at 3:00pm. With three additional points to be awarded for their unplayed game against Village United on Sunday, Granville FC could in joint second place by this weekend's set of games. They are currently on 13 points, ... Read More

Sr James leagues kick off Friday

Thursday, January 29, 2015    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Sandals/ATL St James Football Association's Senior and Division One leagues will get underway tomorrow afternoon with a triple header at Jarrett Park. Reggae Youths, the losing finalists in the Senior League last season will open against Marl Road in the 3:00pm game while promoted Heights FC and Lilliput Rovers will meet in the 7:00pm game; in between that promoted Faulkland FC and Seaview will meet in the opening Division One game. The season was due to get u ... Read More

PHOTO: March for Peace

Thursday, January 29, 2015    

March for peace

Minister of Security Peter Bunting (front right) with Councillor of Granville division, Michael Troupe (third left) West Central St James MP of Sharon Folkes Abrahams (second right) and members of the and residents participate in a march for peace in Granville, St James on Sunday. March for Peace --> Read More

Western Sports Diary Jan 29 - Feb1

Thursday, January 29, 2015    

Today JFF Charley's JB Rum Confed Super League Violet Kickers vs Granville FC -- UDC 3:00pm Friday Sandals/ATL St James Football Association Senior League Marl Road vs Reggae Youths -- Jarrett Park 3:00pm Heights FC vs Lilliput Rovers -- Jarrett Park 7:00pm Sandals/ATL St James Football Association Division One Faukland FC vs Seaview FC -- Jarrett Park- 5:00pm Sunday JFF Charley's JB Rum Western Confed Super League Salt Marsh vs Violet Kickers -- Davis Pen 3:00pm Wadadah FC vs Hollan ... Read More

Murders decline sharply in Granville — police

BY HORACE HINES Observer reporter | Wednesday, January 28, 2015    

Sergeant Delroy Harriott speaking at the All-Faith Praise and
Worship in Granville, Montego Bay on Sunday.

GRANVILLE, St James — The St James police are celebrating what they say is a drastic decline in major crimes, including murders, in Granville and surrounding communities of Montego Bay. According to statistics provided by sub-officer in charge of the Granville Police Station, Sergeant Delroy Harriott, 56 murders were recorded in the area in 2010, but following the introduction of community policing, the figure gradually plummeted, reaching nine last year. "In the year 2010, Granville (po ... Read More

MoBay doc returns tightness to vaginas

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January 25, 2015    

Dr Germaine Spencer (right) and plastic surgeon Dr Jan Hochtritt pose at the entrance of the
Baywest Wellness Clinic in the Fairview Shopping Centre, recently.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — After giving birth to three children, the 33-year-old Montegonian just couldn’t get the pleasure she once experienced during sex. The woman, who has been married for almost three years, said the tightness in her vagina no longer existed. Fearing that the lacklustre sex could impact negatively on her marriage, she became worried, and suffered in silence for months. “It [sex] just didn’t feel the same as before, and I know my husband who is 37 felt the ... Read More

Jamaica U20 team is bad but so are the others

PAUL REID ON THE SPORTING EDGE | Thursday, January 22, 2015    

Jamaica's Under 20 team against the USA in the CONCACAF Men's Under 20
Championships at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Jamaica lost 2-0, their third
straight and were eliminated from World Cup contention. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

ONCE again a national junior team has failed to qualify for a FIFA tournament and the football fans are calling for heads to roll, in particular the head coach Theodore Whitmore. With a game to go against last-placed team Aruba, Jamaica had one point, garnered from their dramatic comeback to draw with Trinidad and Tobago 2-2 in their opening game. Since then the Jamaican team had failed to score even a single goal and have conceded five, and have no chance of even playing a play-off game befor ... Read More



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