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Police confirm that father drowned daughter, aged 3

The abandoned house where Roosevelt Thomas’ body was found.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The police have said that 25-year-old Roosevelt “‘Timmy” Thomas confessed to killing his three-year-old daughter Leashay, by drowning her at sea last Tuesday night. “I don’t even love to talk about such a despicable act,” a senior co ... Read More

Dub poet Yasus Afari (left) presents copies of his latest book, Vocal
Ink, to Azikee Huie (second left), while her children Zalika Morgan
(front), Sadeah Morgan (third left) and Shawazi Morgan share in the
moment during a recent book-signing session at Fontana Pharmacy,
Fairview, Montego Bay. Book signing
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left), Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie (second left) and other stakeholders inspect a drain in Montego Bay on Saturday during the national clean-up campaign, which kicked off in St James on the weekend. Rat attack!
MONTEGO BAY, St James - The St James Public Health Department is to embark on a massive rodent eradi ... Read More

SSP Steve McGregor (File photo) St James police get support for student curfew
THE St James police say they are receiving wide-scale support for a move to implement a curfew for s ... Read More

Fun, food and fashion at MoBay Community College

Thursday, April 28, 2016    

Montego Bay Community College student Gabrielle Rosegreen models a two-piece swimsuit

MONTEGO BAY, St JamesFour designers, over 100 pieces and 50 models graced the runway with designs that left the audience in awe last Thursday, as the Montego Bay Community College staged its annual fashion show and dance. Applause and ovations resounded for the creativity on display, spearheaded by the vision and guidance of Ann-Marie Burgess Brown and Stephanie Taylor, both lecturers in the clothing and fashion designing division at the Montego Bay Community College. During the show, the pa ... Read More

Tomorrow’s People eye semi-final berth in St James FA Senior League

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, April 28, 2016    

GRANVILLE, St James - Former champions Tomorrow’s People could become the third team to move into the semi-finals of the St James Football Association’s Sandals/ATL Senior League this afternoon, if they can beat Montego Bay United Under-21 in a third-round game at the Granville Community Centre playfield, starting at 3:30pm. Tomorrow’s People are in third place on 27 points, behind qualifiers Faulkland FC and Catherine Hall — both on 31 points — but must halt a t ... Read More

Showdown!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, April 28, 2016    

Granville FC’s Julian Fisher (right), in action against Wadadah FC in a game during the regular season.Paul Reid

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former winners Granville FC and first-time finalists Sandals Whitehouse are brimming with confidence going into Saturday’s final of the Jamaica Football Federation’s Charley’s JB Rum Western Confederation Super League at Jarrett Park, starting at 6:30pm. Granville FC, who are in the final for the first time in 16 years, are seeking the double after winning the mid-season title in February, while Sandals Whitehouse are seeking their first ever silv ... Read More

Le Antonio’s Foundation launches initiative to end bullying

Thursday, April 28, 2016    

MCKOY…you could see the fear in their little eyes

MONTEGO BAY, St James - President of Le Antonio’s Foundation, businessman Antonio McKoy, has launched an initiative aimed at reducing bullying in the society, particularly among students. According to McKoy, who is also the CEO of Le Antonio Roofing and Construction Ltd, the motivation for the ‘End Bullying Globally’ initiative was born from an appeal from students who were participating in the foundation’s homework and development centre after-school programme. &ldqu ... Read More

Hip Strip April 28

Thursday, April 28, 2016    

PASSING THE BATON 
There is no denying that Sandals Royal Caribbean Prestige Team Member for 2014, Andre Hamilton (right) was all too happy to pass the baton to his fellow Elite Services colleague, Shanique Cunningham, who walked away with the coveted Diamond Talent of the Year Award at the resort’s recent Prestige Awards. Here, the two share a light moment.

 PASSING THE BATON There is no denying that Sandals Royal Caribbean Prestige Team Member for 2014, Andre Hamilton (right) was all too happy to pass the baton to his fellow Elite Services colleague, Shanique Cunningham, who walked away with the coveted Diamond Talent of the Year Award at the resort’s recent Prestige Awards. Here, the two share a light moment. WOW! Montego Bay Community College Clothing and Fashion Design student Lashaire Fletcher models a gorgeous, black, lacy nig ... Read More

Well Done

Thursday, April 28, 2016    

Donte Messado (centre)
of Catherine Hall Primary
in St James receives a gift
basket courtesy of Milo,
from Milo Western Relays
Meet Manager Anthony
Myers (right), after he was
named the most outstanding
student at a clinic held
for primary schools
participating in the recently
held Milo Western Relays.
Sharing in the moment is
Dudley Jennings, principal of
Catherine Hall Primary. The
presentation was made last
Thursday. (Photo: Paul Reid)

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Entertainment Diary — April 28

Thursday, April 28, 2016    

THURSDAY, April 28 Reggae Night @ Facebaar Night Club and Lounge Ironshore, Montego Bay Adm: $1,000 Time: 10:00pm 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, April 29 5 in the City @ Margaritaville, Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm Vegas Fridays @ D’Rehab Sports Bar Gloucester ... Read More

St Ann sisters die in house fire

Tuesday, April 26, 2016    

Janet James, one of the sisters who perished in the fire.

BROWN’S TOWN, St Ann — The deaths of two sisters Sunday morning have shocked the community of Cross Road, near Keith in St Ann. The sisters — Janet ‘Frances’ James, 59, and Paulette ‘Baby Lue’ James, 57 — perished in a fire at their home believed to have been started by arsonists. The incident happened at about 5 o‘clock. While the police await forensic reports to determine the cause of the fire, residents are convinced that the house was ... Read More

Clean-up campaign gratitude

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April 25, 2016    

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie (centre) addressing Friday’s launch of the National Clean-up Campaign at the St James Parish Council. Flanking him are permanent secretary in his ministry Denzil Thorpe (right), and deputy mayor of Montego Bay Michael Troupe.Photo: Philp Lemonte

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie on Saturday lauded St James residents for co-operating with a new National Clean-up Campaign he kick-started in the parish Friday. According to McKenzie, within the first two hours of the exercise 20 truck loads of garbage were removed from Montego Bay, the bustling parish capital and Jamaica’s second city. “I want to say thanks to the residents of St James for responding in the manner in which they have bee ... Read More

St James police impose 9:00 pm curfew for students

Friday, April 22, 2016    

THE St James police have instituted a 9:00 pm curfew for students ages 17 years and under as they try to prevent them from engaging in criminal activities. Senior Superintendent of Police Stephen McGregor said that the police are concerned that criminals have been preying on the vulnerability of many young children, luring them into illegal activities and turning their minds against wanting to go to school. The senior superintendent pointed out that the only exception for the curfew is if a c ... Read More



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