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JLP wins Maroon Town Div after 30-year drought

JLP councillor-elect for the Maroon Town Division, Everes Coke (left), with supporters in the division last Friday. (Photos: Alan Lewin)

MAROON TOWN, St James — When Everes Coke is sworn today at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre as councillor for the Maroon Town Division, he will be the first Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) member to represent the division in 30 years. In the November 28 Local Government Elections, Coke defeated Ch ... Read More

Davis...expected to be sworn in as Montego Bay mayor today. 
JLP councillor-elect for Cambridge Division to be sworn in as mayor of MoBay
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Jamaica Observer West has been reliably informed that Jamaica Labo ... Read More

Tamika Williams (right) author of the book ‘Unearthing The Diamond’ presents Jeniffer Livingstone with a copy during the recent launch at Ahhh… Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, in Camrose, St James. (Photo: Alan Lewin) Unearthing The Diamond
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The heavy downpour in the lush district of Camrose, St James, recently ... Read More

Howard Dent of Cornwall College (left) takes on STETHS’ Rujay Robinson in Saturday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. (Photo: Paul Reid) Cornwall College target JC for all-island schoolboy football supremacy
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Fresh from their daCosta Cup triumph over St Elizabeth Technical Hi ... Read More

‘Dream big’

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, December 08, 2016    

General manager of the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Dittie Guise (left), presents a painting by Carol Hamilton-Small as a token of appreciation to President and CEO of Golden Crust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, Dr Lowell Hawthorne, after he delivered the keynote address at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Banquet Awards at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St James on Saturday night. (Photo : Aceion Cunningham)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President and CEO of Golden Crust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, Dr Lowell Hawthorne, has challenged western Jamaica business operators to venture on the international market. “I stopped by to tell you to expand your business beyond the shores of Jamaica, into the Americas where there are no borders. Think globally, think export, think Brand Jamaica and explore every opportunity to market our products, our country, in this unlimited resources to those ready and ... Read More

Esher Primary library reopens after seven years

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, December 08, 2016    

From left: Marvetta Stewart-Richards, acting regional director for the Jamaica Schools Library Service; Elaine Dickson, co-founder and chair of Reading Owl International; Katrin Casserly of Hanover Charities; Anthonette Wright, principal of Esher Primary; and teacher Aldith Stephens, look on, as the school’s head boy Antwane Beckford and head girl Ockasha Christie, navigate their way on two of the 12 computers donated by Hanover Charities. (esher)

ESHER, Hanover — Anthonette Wright, principal of the 24-year-old Esher Primary School in Hanover, is hoping that the recent reopening of the school’s library, which was closed seven years ago, will increase the reading and reasoning ability of her students. “Hopefully, with the introduction of our school library, I am expecting to see reading and reasoning abilities skyrocket,” asserted an optimistic Wright during the opening ceremony held last Thursday. The school ... Read More

Granville FC start defence of Western Confed title against Hopewell United

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Members of the Granville FC team celebrate after winning the JFF Western Confederation Charlie’s JB Rums Super League last season. (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Granville FC will open the defence of their Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) Western Confederation Charlie’s JB Rums Super League title on Sunday when they take on promoted Hopewell United in the third game of a triple-header at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay. Granville FC won their third title last season, beating Sandals Whitehouse in the final at Jarrett Park, but failed to make it past the JFF Premier League play-offs. Now they will line up in ... Read More

Photo: Royale Pharmacy health fair

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Carol Muschett, director and pharmacist at Royale Pharmacy (third left), is seen with members of a Bioprist team participating in a recent health fair, put on by the pharmacy on location in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. (health)

Carol Muschett, director and pharmacist at Royale Pharmacy (third left), is seen with members of a Bioprist team participating in a recent health fair, put on by the pharmacy on location in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. Read More

Photo: Oliver Shield hunt

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Jourdaine Fletcher of Cornwall College (right) gets away from his marker Clifton Woodbine in Saturday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Fletcher scored the opening goal as Cornwall College won the game 2-1 for their 12th title. (Photo: Paul Reid)

Jourdaine Fletcher of Cornwall College (right) gets away from his marker Clifton Woodbine in Saturday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Fletcher scored the opening goal as Cornwall College won the game 2-1 for their 12th title. (Photo: Paul Reid) Read More

Photo: Ball chase!

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Photo: Paul Reid

Cornwall College’s Omreiki Lindo (right) chases York Castle’s Nigel Steele in their ISSA/TruJuice Rural Area Under-14 quarter-final game at Cornwall College last week. Cornwall College won the game 4-0 to advance to the semi-finals. (Photo: Paul Reid) Read More

Western Sport Diary - December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

FRIDAY ISSA/Western Conference boys’ basketball final — Cricket Club U-16 third place — Muschett vs Rhodes Hall- 2:30 pm U-16 Final Game — 2- Cornwall vs Herbert Morrison — 4:00 pm U-19 Final Game — 2- Cornwall vs Herbert Morrison — 5:30 pm SATURDAY Seymour Panton Over-Distance meet Rusea’s High Trelawny FA Victor Wright KO semi-final Coopers Pen FC vs Spicy Hill SC — Coopers Pen — 3:00 pm ISSA/Flow Olivier Shield Final Corn ... Read More

Entertainment diary - December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

THURSDAY, December 8 Exotic Thursdays @ SundazeBar & Grill Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Time: 10:00 pm Heineken All Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 10:00 pm FRIDAY, December 9 Five in the City @ Margaritavlle Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 5:00 pm -9:00 pm SATURDAY, December 10 International and Latin Night @ Facebaar Restaurant Nightclub and Lounge Ironshore, Montego Bay Adm: $1,000 Time: 10:00pm Smirn ... Read More

Graham, Brown retain titles at ‘Sweet 16’ Reggae Marathon

Wednesday, December 07, 2016    

10K winner Dwayne Graham crosses the finish line. (Everard Owen)

Negril, Westmoreland — Two runners retained their titles at the 16th staging of the Reggae Marathon along the Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril, while the others were first-time winners on Saturday. Over 2,300 runners took part in the event from 38 countries. The race got off to its usually prompt start at 5:15 am by race director Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis in the three categories 10K (6.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles) and the 26.2 mile-marathon as runners and walkers star ... Read More

Herbert Morrison, CC to contest ISSA Western Conference basketball finals

Wednesday, December 07, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical and former winners Cornwall College will contest both finals of the ISSA Western Conference boys’ basketball best-of-three finals, set to get under way today at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Both schools have also qualified for the national play-offs in both the Under-16 and Under-19 sections, set to start next month after the Christmas break. The Under-16 finalists were decided on Monday after the semi-finals a ... Read More



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