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Take advantage of Winchester Housing Development, Dr Chang urges

A one-bedroom unit at the Winchester Housing Development in Hanover.

WINCHESTER, Hanover — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has called on National Housing Trust (NHT) contributors in western Jamaica to take advantage of the new Winchester Housing Development in Hanover. “There is no other ... Read More

WILLIAMS… move will help to curtail crime St James split
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Minority Leader in the St James Parish Coun ... Read More

MBU’s Dino Williams (second left) celebrates a goal against Boys Town earlier this season. (Photo: Paul Reid) MBU/Arnett clash
CATHERINE HALL, St James —Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) and Arnett Gardens, the ... Read More

Jennifer Miller, acting principal of Barrett Town All-Age School (back row, second left), assists Shernette Crichton, Half Moon’s director of resort operations (third right), to cut the ribbon to the Grade One classroom. Sharing in the moment are (from front, left) Norma Buchanan, grade one teacher and students, Donta Lewis, Tyrique Powell, Larrian Saunders and Devina Campbell; Dionne Wolfe, supervisor in the resort’s maintenance department and Joseph Waite, Half Moon’s projects manager. Half Moon hands over classrooms, equipment to Barrett Town All-Age
BARRETT TOWN, St James — It was a morning filled with laughter and cheers when the Half Moon ... Read More

Jamaica Bridal Expo gets thumbs up

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, September 29, 2016    

Members of the Grand Palladium wedding team (from left) Lorraine Yapp, Neetu Vaswani, Thorna-Ann Townsend and Meloney Peynado-Kerr at their Indian wedding-themed booth at Jamaica Bridal Expo at Montego Bay Convention Centre last Saturday.

ROSE HALL, St James — Organisers, exhibitors and patrons have given the fifth staging of the Jamaica Bridal Expo held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James from September 23 to 25, the thumbs up. The three-day event opened on Friday with a wedding conference, featuring a panel of highly respected industry experts speaking on wedding planning, destination weddings and securing and expanding the business of weddings. “We were very excited to be a part of the e ... Read More

ATL Autobahn West to showcase 2017 BMW and MINI in MoBay Saturday

Thursday, September 29, 2016    

The new
BMW 328i

MONTEGO BAY, St James — BMW and MINI enthusiasts will get a chance to see some of the luxury brands of vehicles in the 2017 model-year during the ATL Autobahn West’s 2017 Model Showcase to be held at the Bogue Showroom in Montego Bay on Saturday, October 1. The event follows the success of ATL Autobahn’s first-ever BMW and MINI 2017 model-year VIP viewing at the company’s Orchard Road Showroom in St Andrew in August. ATL Autobahn West’s Head of Business, Petren ... Read More

Police to hunt for more guns in crime-hit St James

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September 29, 2016    

(File photo)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The police high command yesterday announced plans to place more emphasis on the one-year-old Get-the-Guns Campaign in a direct response a spiralling rate of murders, particularly here in St James. “Although we are satisfied with the number of guns we have seized, we are still very concerned with the population being armed with illegal weapons. Currently, 80 per cent of our murders are being committed with the use of illegal firearms and, interestingly enough, ... Read More

St James CA/TEF T20 champs to be known Sunday

Thursday, September 29, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The champions of the St James Cricket Association's Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) T20 cricket competition will be decided on Sunday at Barnett Oval following Saturday's semi-finals at the same venue. After last weekend's quarterfinals, Farms Heights and Rose Heights will meet in the first semi-final game on Saturday, starting at 10:00am, followed by Elgin Town against Gutters, set to start at 2:00pm. The winners will then meet on Sunday in a 40 overs game to deci ... Read More

Digicel Foundation donates special facility centre to MoBay Learning Centre

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, September 29, 2016    

Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris (left) and Digicel Foundation CEO Samantha Chantrelle (right), welcome Special Olympics athlete Lucy Meyer at the recent handover ceremony for the Digicel Foundation’s Special Needs Centre of Excellence at the Montego Bay Learning Centre, in Catherine Hall, St James. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Digicel Foundation is on the cusp of fulfilling its commitment to build 10 special needs schools in Jamaica over a three-year period, following their recent accomplishment of retrofitting the ninth such facility in Catherine Hall, St James. “Special needs is very big for us and that is one of our sectors that we are focusing on. Particularly, one of the objectives we have is over a three- year period, 2013 to 2016, we wanted to build 10 centres of excellence ... Read More

MBU donate wheelchairs to Barracks Road Primary

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, September 29, 2016    

Orville Powell (left) president of Montego Bay United, presents one of two wheelchairs to Barracks Road Primary principal Alanzo Jones (right), while Mitzie Burns, a teacher at the school (second left), and Grade 6 student Keveisha Richards look on.(Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United recently made a timely gift of two wheelchairs to the Barracks Road Primary School in St James. The chairs were put into use almost immediately as just before they were officially handed over by MBU’s president Orville Powell to the school’s principal Alanzo Jones, during devotion, one of them was used to transport a female student who had fainted. “It is a necessary tool as too often we have ... Read More

CUMI Come Run a success — Taylor

Thursday, September 29, 2016    

Ronnique Williams crosses the finish line with ease to win the CUMI Come Run 10K championship on Saturday.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — CHAIRMAN of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI) Fund-raising group, Junior Taylor has described last Saturday’s staging of the 8th annual CUMI Come Run as a tremendous success. Taylor told the Jamaica Observer West yesterday that the committee expects to raise roughly $4 million from the staging of the event, which had almost 700 participants. The event, which is CUMI’s major annual fundraiser, was held at the Tryall Club in S ... Read More

Hip strip - September 29

Thursday, September 29, 2016    

Software director, Latin America & Caribbean, Aruba Networks, Andres Santamaria (left), and ATL Retail and Jamaica Observer managing director, Danville Walker, share a light moment at the ATL/Aruba Networks cocktails at Holiday Inn in Montego Bay on Tuesday.

A LIGHT MOMENT Software director, Latin America & Caribbean, Aruba Networks, Andres Santamaria (left), and ATL Retail and Jamaica Observer managing director, Danville Walker, share a light moment at the ATL/Aruba Networks cocktails at Holiday Inn in Montego Bay on Tuesday. Read More

Western Sport Diary - September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016    

TODAY ISSA Rural Area Netball Zone A Rhodes Hall vs Anchovy – 2:00 pm Cambridge vs Mt Alvernia — 2:00 pm Zone C Frome Tech vs Grange Hill — 2:00 pm ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup Zone A Maldon vs Green Pond — 3:30 pm Anchovy vs St. James — 3:30 pm Irwin vs Cornwall College — 3:30 pm Zone B Green Island vs Rusea’s — 3:30 pm FRIDAY ISSA Rural Area Netball Zone B William Knibb vs Herbert Morrison — 2:00 pm Spot Valley vs St James&mdas ... Read More

Beenie Man to headline Trelawny Food Fest

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, September 29, 2016    

Beenie Man

ROCK, Trelawny —The iconic dancehall artiste Beenie Man will headline the live performance segment of the fourth annual staging of Trelawny Food and Music Festival set for the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium at Florence Hall in the parish, on Heroes’ Day, Monday, October 17. Gospel artistes Prodigal and New Destiny are also booked to perform. The line-up also includes: Abby Dallas, Wowchi, Mycowave, Nicholas Voice and Mellisa King. Comedians, Ity and Fancy Cat, are expected to ke ... Read More



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