Western News

Relocation of JAMPRO’s office will boost image — Hylton

From left: Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton; Diane Edwards,
president of JAMPRO; and Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris assist in the ribbon-cutting
exercise at the official opening ceremony for JAMPRO’s Western Regional Office at the Montego
Bay Convention Centre last week Thursday. Sharing in the moment also are (from fourth left)
Minister of State, Industry, Investment and Commerce, Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams; Ditty Guise,
general manager of the Montego Bay Convention Centre; and Custos of St James, Ewen
Corrodus. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — MINISTER of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says the relocation of Jamaica Promotions Corporation's (JAMPRO) regional office from the town centre to the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James, will strengthen the image of the organisatio ... Read More

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Jamaica 'A NEW TREND'
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Lottery Scam Task Force says it has identified a new trend. Scamm ... Read More

Clark’s Town
Primary School Help for Clark’s Town Primary
CLARK'S TOWN, Trelawny — For the past few months, Jamaican-born Danvil Blake, also known as DJ ... Read More

Custos Rotulorum for Westmoreland, Canon Hartley Perrin,
speaking during the Golden Jubilee celebration ceremony of the
Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital last week. Bring back the private wards — Perrin
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Custos Rotulorum for Westmoreland Canon Hartley Perrin has call ... Read More

Falmouth mayor schedules meeting to address filthy town

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson (fourth right) and representatives from several state agencies inspect one of
the filthy drains in the town during a tour on Monday. (PHOTO: ALAN LEWIN)

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — MAYOR of Falmouth Councillor Garth Wilkinson has scheduled a meeting for today with representatives of several Government agencies to address drain-cleaning, garbage removal and other issues dogging the historic resort town. The decision was reached following Monday's 'walk of the town' by the mayor, accompanied by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, representatives from the National Solid Waste Management Agency, the Trelawny Public Health Department and other ... Read More

MBU appoint Spanish coach

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July 31, 2014    

GARCIA SANZ… I intend to raise the bar and bring a different
style of play to football in Jamaica

TUCKER, St James — Spanish coach Carlos Aitor Garcia Sanz will be calling the shots when Montego Bay United (MBU) start the defence of their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title in August. According to a release from the Tucker-based club, their six-month search for the person to guide them ended when Garcia Sanz, who had worked his way through the ranks of the DAV Santa Ana club system up to head coach of the senior team, contacted them about his interest in taking over the reins of t ... Read More

Remarkable success!

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

Participants in the Sandals Football Academy (front row, from left) Tavin Shaw, Richard
Thompson, Robert Evans, Calvin Gardner, (back row, from left) Arnel Forbes, Garnet
Hudson, Calwayne Allen, Denyu Ricketts and Antonio Ramson take a break from training for
a quick photo.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — THE Sandals Football Academy (SFA) has seen remarkable success in its relatively short run over the past 12 weeks. The programme, which started in May, has produced nine players who have caught the eye of national Under-15 Coach Aaron Lawrence. The nine players, who represent the best of St James' young footballers, were chosen from the Academy's pool of over 50 players. The players, Arnel Forbes, Garnet Hudson, Calwayne Allen, Denyu Ricketts, Antonio Ramson, Tav ... Read More

All set for International DANCEHALL QUEEN

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July 31, 2014    

International Dancehall Queen promoter Brian Martin (centre) makes a point to Kingsley Cooper, chairman of the
Entertainment Advisory Board (left) and Robert Russell of the Pier One Complex at the launch of International Dancehall
Queen held at the Mosino Gaming Lounge, Catherine Hall, last week. (PHOTO: ALAN LEWIN)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — All is now in place for what is expected to be the biggest staging of International Dancehall Queen to be held at Pier One Entertainment Complex, Montego Bay this Saturday, August 2. The 18th staging of the Big Head Promotion event will see more than 25 female contestants showing their best dancehall moves as they vie for the over $1million in prizes. Jamaican girls will be up against contestants from South Africa, Japan, Slovakia, Poland, Sweden, Spain, the Unite ... Read More

Western Entertainment Diary 

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 Beach Rave 2:00 pm-9:00 pm. Wavz Beach, Negril Adm: $3,500 Music by JusJay, Kamal Bankay, Chromatic Smirnoff Twisted Spiritz Cayenne Beach, Negril 10:00 pm-4:00 am. Adm: $3,500 LIME presents MoBay Jerk Festival, Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre, Montego Bay. Gates open at 10:00 am. Adm: Adults $800 pre-sold, at the gate $1,000, Children under 12 FREE Ole School After Work Fridays, Norman's Court Hotel, 15 Humber Avenue, MoBay, from 5:00 pm-2:00 am. Sparta Fridays, Donway ... Read More

Staff honoured for long service at Savanna-la-Mar Hospital

Wednesday, July 30, 2014    

Longest serving member of staff at Savanna-la-Mar Public General
Hospital Pauline Lindo (left) is presented with a commemorative plaque
by deputy chairman of the hospital's Management Committee Balwin Leslie.
The presentation took place at the 50th anniversary and awards
presentation ceremony held last Thursday on the hospital's grounds.

Eight medical and non-medical employees of the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland have been honoured for long service and leadership. The awardees were presented with commemorative plaques in recognition of their contribution to the growth and development of the institution during the hospital's 50th anniversary and awards presentation ceremony held last Thursday on the grounds of the facility in Grange Hill, Pauline Lindo, who has been employed to the hospital for 43 years ... Read More

Nine rural schools to be upgraded

Tuesday, July 29, 2014    

Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites and Managing Director of the Jamaica Social
Investment Fund (JSIF) Scarlette Gillings affix their signatures to the contract for rehabilitation
and expansion of nine schools in rural Jamaica. Also sharing in the moment during a ceremony
at the ministry’s Heroes Circle offices last Friday are Director of MAE Construction Company
Phillip Evans (seated right) and (standing from left) Principal of Aberdeen Primary and Junior
High School Milbert Miller, Director of Ricam Construction Devon Richards, and Member of
Parliament for South East St Elizabeth Richard Parchment.

SOME $160 million has been allocated to undertake expansion and rehabilitation works at nine schools in rural Jamaica, ahead of the 2014/15 academic year, which begins in September. The schools are: Clarence Brimm, Dutch Hill, Ulster Spring and Raymoth Notice Basic in Trelawny; Austin Primary, Bethlehem All-Age, and Aberdeen Primary and Junior High in St Elizabeth; Glendevon Primary and Junior High in St James; and May Pen School of Special Education for Children with Intellectual Disabilities, ... Read More

Youngsters learn to make craft at summer workshop

Monday, July 28, 2014    

Youngsters watch as craftswomen Joy Samuels (left) and
Jennifer Satchwell add some adhesive to their petal cut-outs
from empty toilet paper rolls.

SUMMER Camp at the Beeston Spring Library saw 40 youngsters exploring their creative side as Sandals Whitehouse team members, along with community craft vendors, hosted a paper recycling craft workshop. Equipped with stacks of newspaper, empty toilet paper rolls, cardboard boxes and a plethora of art supplies, the team with the assistance of craftswomen Jennifer Satchwell and Joy Samuels taught the children how to make household items and ornaments from material that they would normally discard ... Read More

Sandals to build Caribbean's first over-the-water suites

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July 27, 2014    

An artist’s impression of the overhead view of what the Sandals Royal Caribbean Spa Resort and Offshore Island will look like.

SANDALS Resorts International is pumping US$5.5 million into five of the Caribbean's first over-the-water suites and the renovation of 14 suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. Dubbed Sandals Royal Caribbean Spa Resort and Offshore Island, the suites will be located on a private island offshore the main resort. Each suite will feature a private outdoor Jacuzzi tub and shower, a hammock, and steps leading from the sun deck straight into the Caribbean Sea. The interiors will boast 1,6 ... Read More

Recruitment age limit increased for farm work programme

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier addressing
potential farm workers at a recruitment exercise held at
Montego Bay Community College in St James on Friday.

THE maximum recruitment age limit for the Overseas Farm Workers Programme has been adjusted from 40 to 45 years. Making the announcement on Friday, Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier said the adjustment is as a result of the recognition that there are many very able-bodied people over the previous cut-off age of 40 who work harder than some people in their 20s. Kellier was addressing a recruitment exercise for workers for the Canadian and United States Farm Workers Programmes ... Read More



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