Western News

Show appreciation for politicians while they are alive, says Patterson

Former Prime Minister P J Patterson at Saturday's funeral service for
Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke at the St George's Anglican Church in
Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. (MICHAEL GORDON)

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson has charged Jamaicans to appreciate the work of our political leaders while they are alive, instead of lambasting them. This, he argued, will preserve the memory of the late agriculture minister, Roger Clarke. "A fitting measu ... Read More

CRUMP ... wants
Government to
provide incentives
to local investors (AT RIGHT) ROBB ...in the last two years the BPO sector has grown tremendously MoBay school leavers among over 10,000 with new jobs
MONTEGO BAY, St James — More and more school leavers in St James are gaining much-needed emplo ... Read More

Helen McGann (left), the widow of Dr McGann presents the personal Bible of her
late husband to the principal of Cornwall College Denham McIntyre (second left),
while Regional Director in the Ministry of Education Hillary Foster looks on. The
occasion was the symbolic handing over of the chapel to the school on Sunday. 'Dream come true'
MONTEGO BAY, St James Dr Albert McGann has always wanted the best for his alma mater, Cornwall Coll ... Read More

The recently
renovated building
that houses the
Trelawny parish
office of the
Ministry of Labour
and Social
Security. Keep it Georgian
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — CUSTOS of Trelawny Paul Muschett has expressed concerns over the refusal ... Read More

PHOTO: Roger's grave

Thursday, September 11, 2014    

Roger’s grave

Tradesmen worked feverishly on a plot of land in Glen Islay, Williamsfield, in the parish of Westmoreland yesterday, as they prepare the grave where former Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger Clarke will be laid to rest on Saturday, following an official funeral service at the St George's Anglican Church in Savanna-la-Mar. Clarke, who up to the time of his death was also the member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland, died on August 28 in Florida. His body arrived in the island yester ... Read More

LUST, Richie Stephens for Soul in the Sun

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September 11, 2014    

LUST… to perform on the first night

MONTEGO BAY, St James Local acts LUST and Richie Stephens have been added to the line-up of the inaugural staging of the Soul in the Sun Music Festival, which features a galaxy of United States-based R&B artistes. "To add to the cadre of foreign artistes the festival has signed LUST and Richie Stephens to add a local flair to the event," said Junior Taylor, the managing director of Complete Entertainment Services, organisers of the event, a two-day musical festival and a beach party. Soul ... Read More

Negril Resort Board dissatisfied with state of town

Thursday, September 11, 2014    

GRIZZLE… we have one of the
shabbiest towns

NEGRIL, Westmoreland Citing what board members say is the neglect of the town by agencies and Ministers of Government, the Negril Resort Board has been mandated to write to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to bring to her attention to the issues. "Is the Prime Minister aware of the negligence of her officers?" questioned Daniel Grizzle, a member of the Board. "The Negril Resort Board needs to send a letter to our Prime Minister letting her know we are unhappy," said Grizzle, as he addresse ... Read More

Read-a-Thon 2014 turns spotlight on literacy

Thursday, September 11, 2014    

Kids attending Read-a-thon 2014 at the Flanker Resource Centre over the weekend,
listen to a very animated Trudy Ann Hylton, Miss St James Festival Queen, as she
takes them through the adventures of Goldie Locks. Read-a-Thon 2014 was sponsored
by the Sandals Foundation.

MONTEGO BAY, St James THE Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, in partnership with the Flanker Resource Centre, hosted its annual Read-a-Thon over the weekend at the Flanker Resource Centre in St James. The event came just ahead of International Literacy Day, which was observed on Monday. The goal of Read-a-Thon 2014 was to focus on the unique and diverse culture which Jamaica and the Caribbean offer. During the event a variety of books and educ ... Read More

PHOTO: Dangerous ride

Thursday, September 11, 2014    


A man sits precariously at the back of this truck laden with yam sticks in the Wait-a-Bit area of South Trelawny recently. Read More

Back to Frome

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September 11, 2014    

Members of Reno
FC celebrate Craig
Foster’s equaliser
against MBU in their
RSPL game on
Monday night at the
Montego Bay Sports
Complex. The game
ended in a 1-1 draw.

FROME, Westmoreland — Premier League football returns to the Frome Sports Complex in Westmoreland for the first time in two years on Sunday afternoon, when newly promoted Reno FC host Humble Lion starting at 3:30 pm. After putting in a creditable performance away to defending champions Montego Bay United on Monday night at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, Reno FC will hope for their first win in front of what is expected to be a massive turn out. Reno FC were relegated from the Premier Le ... Read More

PHOTO: Corner league Champs

Thursday, September 11, 2014    

Corner league champs

Members of Ramble Hill FC, winners of the Paul Nelson and Associates-sponsored All Community Super Summer seven-a-side community football league celebrate after winning the competition at the Bogue playing field recently. Also pictured are Paul Nelson (right) and MP for West Central St James Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams (second right). Ramble Hill were crowned champions after defeating Melbourne on penalty kicks after playing to a 2-2 deadlock during normal and extra-time. Ffolkes Abrahams and Caribu ... Read More

Buchanan hopeful

Thursday, September 11, 2014    

From left: (front row) President of the Jamaica Agricultural
Society Senator Norman Grant, acting Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries Derrick Kellier, Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanbury,
Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund
(JSIF) Scarlette Gillings, and Councillor for the Whitehouse
Division Valdence Gifford examine sorrel grown by Bethel Town
farmers during the recent opening of the sorrel processing
facility in the community.

BETHEL TOWN, Westmoreland — MEMBER of Parliament for Eastern Westmoreland Luther Buchanan is predicting that the recent opening of the $27 million sorrel processing plant in Bethel Town, will return the once vibrant rural community to its glory days. He argues that the construction of the sorrel plant, coupled with a number of other infrastructural developments, forms part of his efforts to redefine the town. "We are across from a brand new library, which I had built four years ago. We a ... Read More

Sports diary

Thursday, September 11, 2014    

September 11-14 FRIDAY ISSA/Lime daCosta Cup Zone B Merlene Ottey vs Rusea's Green Island vs Frome Zone C Spot Valley vs William Knibb Muschett vs Herbert Morrison SATURDAY ISSA/Lime daCosta Cup Zone A Cornwall College vs Anchovy @ Jarrett Park 3:30 pm Green Pond vs Irwin Zone D Mannings vs Petersfield Grange Hill vs Godfrey Stewart SUNDAY Red Stripe Premier League Reno FC vs Humble Lion 3:30pm *Home teams are named first. Sports diary --> Read More

The MBU/PLCA saga

PAUL REID ON THE SPORTING EDGE | Thursday, September 11, 2014    

DESPITE Montego Bay United backing down from their threats to boycott the first three rounds of the Red Stripe Premier League, which kicked off last weekend, one feels that this drama is far from over. Orville Powell, the owner and president of MBU, who has been a thorn in the side of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) since joining the league four years ago, only announced late Monday that the club would honour their opening round fixtures against Reno at the Montego Bay Sports Compl ... Read More



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