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Westmoreland pair found dead in cane field

The bullet-riddled bodies of a man and woman were on Wednesday found in a cane field in Mount Eagle, Westmoreland, with their hands and feet bound. Police say the deceased have been identified as 47-year-old Mark Walker, otherwise called ‘Tallist’, and Tanisha Buchanan, otherwise called ... Read More

A section of the bus park in Savanna-la-Mar Mayor refutes claim that Savannala- Mar bus park is overcrowded
Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Councillor Bertel Moore has refuted claims that there is a shortage of space ... Read More

A view of the Montego Bay Post Office No 1 at Meagre Bay Road in the resort city. The upper section of the building will house the St James Family Court. New St James Family Court
Plans are far advanced for the relocation of the St James Family Court from its present crammed spa ... Read More

MBU’s Ladale Richie (left) is being challenged for the ball in a game against Scholars International of the Cayman Islands in last season’s CFU Club Championships at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. (Photo: Paul Reid) ‘We are ready’
Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Montego Bay United are fine-tuning their preparations for ... Read More

Strong line-up for Rainforest Seafood Fest 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

YOUNG… our goal this year is to raise $10 million

MONTEGO BAY, St James — A line-up of some of Jamaica’s top- flight artistes is set to deliver performances at the highly anticipated fourth staging of the Rainforest Seafood Festival on Ash Wednesday, March 1, at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, St James. The show, which returns to Montego Bay’s entertainment landscape after a one-year hiatus, has popular acts such as Bounty Killer, Tifa, Ding Dong, Romain Virgo, Cocoa Tea and Kevin Downswell down to p ... Read More

Hotel boss pledges to increase visitors from Latin America

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

BARTLETT ... we have been searching to have a link with for a little while

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Decameron group of hotels, Fabio Villegas, has given a commitment to use his influence in the airline industry to secure airlifts from Latin America into Jamaica in a bid to boost tourist arrivals. “We would like to work together with the Government of Jamaica and with the airlines in Latin America to share efforts to bring its tourists to Jamaican shores so that they can enjoy very much what you have here to offer,” Villegas announced ... Read More

Second Maggi Farmers’ Market for MoBay

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Shopping at last year’s Maggi Farmers’ Market

MONTEGO BAY, St James  — Farmers in western Jamaica will today have a unique opportunity to engage directly with customers and end users of their fresh produce. The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has collaborated with Nestle to present the second Maggi Farmers’ Market in Montego Bay at the RADA office in Catherine Hall, St James. “We welcome this partnership with Nestle as it is very important that we all support the farmers. Marketing initiatives such ... Read More

Today for you, tomorrow for me, Mr Butler

Paul Reid | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

The Jamaican football establishment has come under serious attack in the past few weeks from well-known antagonist Craig Bulter, the owner of the Phoenix Academy and agent of Leon Bailey, one of the brightest prospects in European football. Bailey, who was born and bred in Kingston, made his European Champions League debut on Tuesday for German club Bayer Leverkusen after moving in the January transfer window from Belgian club Genk, which he led in scoring in the Europa League. The sky is th ... Read More

PHOTO — Champs

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Photo: Alan Lewin

Member of Parliament for St James North Western Dr Horace Chang (front, right) presents Jason Edwards (front, left), the captain of the victorious Army football team, with the Norwood five-aside championship trophy at the Norwood Multi-purpose Court on Sunday. Army defeated Hurricane 3-2 on penalties, after both teams had played to a 1-1 scoreline at full time. Some 18 teams participated in the competition which was sponsored by the Norwood Achievers Youth Club and Dr Chang’s Constituency ... Read More

Western Sport diary - February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

TODAY ISSA/GraceKennedy Headley Cup Second round Cornwall College vs Munro College — Barnett Oval 10:00 am Green Pond vs Guys Hill — Green Pond 10:00 am ISSA Western Zone Volleyball Mannings School vs Maldon High — Mannings 1:00 pm St James FA Captains Bakery & Grill KO second round Paradise FC vs Montego Bay United — Green Pond High 3:00 pm FRIDAY ISSA/GraceKennedy Headley Cup Second round Cornwall College vs Munro College — Barnett Oval ... Read More

It’s better to be a little paranoid than dead

BY AK ROBINSON | Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Reneto Adams: Anti-hero
or superhero — the
nemesis of the gunman

Nothing can spoil a good afternoon with the family, or a good domino game for that matter, like being suddenly pounced upon and being robbed. I once had a co-worker who, after returning home from grocery shopping with his wife, was pounced upon by two armed men who robbed them both and shot him. Luckily he survived. The men escaped in a car that was parked just outside their gate. You don’t have to be Jason Bourne, 007 or Reneto Adams to be situationally aware. Situational awar ... Read More

Entertainment diary - February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

THURSDAY, February 23 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, FEBRUARY 24 Five in the City @ Margaritavlle Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Mute Silent Headphone Party @ 876 Legends, Fairview, Montego Bay Music By: DJ Crazy Neil, DJ Scott, DJ Tippy Headphones $2,00 ... Read More

Are you satisfied with the performance of the JLP since it came to power in February 2016?

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

Shanette James,
Wedding co-ordinator No, No!The government needs to come up with a crime plan and bring it into motion to stop the rising crime rate. They also need to open more markets for small entrepreneurs.

The Jamaica Observer West’s Alan Lewin took to the streets of western Jamaica earlier this week and asked: Are you satisfied with the level of performance of the JLP Administration since it came to power on February 25, 2016? Here are some of the responses: Shanette James Wedding co-ordinator No, No!The government needs to come up with a crime plan and bring it into motion to stop the rising crime rate. They also need to open more markets for small entrepreneurs. Lisa James, Sale ... Read More

Rainforest Seafood Festival provides $25m for Cornwall Regional Hospital

Thursday, February 23, 2017    

The Cornwall Regional Hospital has benefited from some $25 million from proceeds raised from three stagings of the Rainforest Seafood Festival, which was first held in 2013. The financial benefits that the hospital has reaped from the partnership with the family festival, held at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, has positively impacted the standard of service offered at the health care facility, according to the hospital’s CEO Anthony Smikle. He said that the much ... Read More



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