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Police hold Canadian visitor murder suspect

WHITE ... we are satisfied that tourists coming to Negril are safe

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Commanding Officer of the Westmoreland Police Division Superintendent David White has revealed that the alleged triggerman in the shooting death of Canadian tourist Denis Balakai has been apprehended by the police in the parish. The Canadian, who would have celebrated h ... Read More

Dr Christopher Tufton presents a mosquito net package to registered midwife Farasai McLaren during his visit to the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, last week. (Photo: Anthony Lewis) ‘Don’t become complacent!’
LUCEA, Hanover — Despite there being no confirmed case of the Zika Virus in Hanover, Minister ... Read More

The Trelawny Marine Police Post at the Glistening Waters marina (Photo: Philp Lemonte) Cops in the dark
ROCK, Trelawny — Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Marine Division who are stationed a ... Read More

(From left) Dwight Myers of the Road Maintenance Fund; Howard Ramsay, assistant parish manager at the National Works Agency (NWA) office in Westmoreland; David Clarke, NWA’s parish manager, Westmoreland; Devon Thomas, councillor, Savanna-la-Mar North; and Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Central, Dwayne Vaz, examine a section of the Smithfield to Dunbar’s River roadway which is to be rehabilitated. $32-m upgrade for Smithfield to Dunbar’s River corridor
DUNBAR’S RIVER, Westmoreland — The Dunbar’s River to Smithfield roadway in western ... Read More

TFA Major League rush

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Kemar Hylton of Rio Bueno (foreground) races past Bunkers Hill So Fresh’s Chavez Johnson in last month’s mid-season finals of the Trelawny Football Association’s Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League at the Elleston Wakeland Centre. Both Rio Bueno and Bunkers Hill’s So Fresh will be trying to get to the Major League final after this weekend’s semi-finals. (Photo: Paul Reid)

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Mid-season finalists Rio Bueno FC and Bunkers Hills So Fresh SC will have to come from behind in Sunday’s return-leg semi-finals of the Trelawny Football Association’s Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League at Elleston Wakeland Centre if they are to advance to the July 3rd final. In last Sunday’s first leg, both teams were beaten; mid-season champion Rio Bueno FC going down 1-0 to Spicy Hill SC, while Bunkers Hill So Fresh SC lost 2-1 to Holland Unite ... Read More

Malcolm, Robinson named MVPs

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Faulkland FC’s Jason Malcolm (left) was named the St James FA Sandals/ATL Senior League MVP after they beat Catherine Hall 1-0 in extra time in Sunday’s final played at Jarrett Park. (Photo: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jason Malcolm of Senior League champions Faulkland FC and Sabastian Robinson of Division One winners Revelation FC were named the Most Valuable Players (MVPs) in their respective competitions after Sunday’s finals at Jarrett Park. It was Faulkland FC’s second title in two seasons and the third consecutive time they were earning promotion. Malcolm scored the winner for Faulkland FC in the second period of extra time as Faulkland beat Catherine Hall 1-0 ... Read More

Faulkland takes it

PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Members of the Faulkland FC team celebrate with the St James FA Sandals/ATL Senior League champions trophy after beating Catherine Hall 1-0 in extra time in the final played at Jarrett Park on Sunday. The win qualifies them for the Western Confederation Super League next season.Photo: PHILIP LEMONTE

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Faulkland> FC of St James joined Three Miles River from Westmoreland as first-time qualifiers for the Western Confederation Super League next season, after edging out Catherine Hall 1-0 in extra time in Sunday’s final, played at Jarrett Park. The winners of the four western parish leagues are promoted to the Confederation Super League, replacing the four teams that are relegated each season. Earlier, Three Miles River beat Roaring River in the Westmoreland ... Read More

Police seeking Burton Shearer

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Burton Shearer is wanted by the Westmoreland police in relation to an incident of murder.

The Westmoreland police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 47-year-old farmer Burton Shearer, commonly called Bop. Shearer, who is of Church Lincoln, Grange Hill address, is wanted for the gun slaying of his community member, Fabian Cooper, otherwise called Yellow. Shearer is also being sought in connection with threatening to kill a judge and a lawyer. Police reports are that on Thursday, May 12 Cooper was shot and killed at his gate, allegedly by Shearer. Anyone knowing ... Read More

Sangster Int’l tightens anti-money-laundering strings

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Donald Sangster International Airport

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Karen Clarke Davis has expressed optimism that the number of money-laundering cases against airline passengers that often get thrown out of court on technical grounds will soon be reduced. Her confidence is hinged on yesterday’s handing over of facilities at Sangster International Airport geared towards strengthening local anti-money-laundering efforts. “No longer will travellers be able to say there were no forms. No ... Read More

University students reap LEAP rewards

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Sandals Resorts International’s Programmes Manager Mark Pike is joined by LEAP recipients (from left) Jasmine Wilson,
Toni-Ann Clarke, Alison Harriott, Chevanese Maitland, Merell  Elliott, Jehnel Henry and Kimbaliece Richards during last week’s LEAP awards luncheon at Sandals Montego Bay Resort. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reaffirming its commitment to the development of young talent within the hospitality industry, and living up to the promises made at the launch of its Leadership, Excellence and Purpose (LEAP) initiative, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) last week awarded 12 university students with a mix of scholarships, internships and prizes. The LEAP initiative, launched almost a year ago, is designed to provide leadership, guidance, motivation and resources to the student p ... Read More

Photo: Yes to health!

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

YES TO HEALTH!Showing off his upper body strength is Bennyon Burchell, fitness pro at Sandals Negril, who easily lifted the resort’s assistant entertainment manager Kimberley Hyman as they gave a nod to health during the Global Wellness Day celebrations on resort. The team from the Red Lane Spa and Red Lane Fitness Centre spent the day spreading awareness on healthy lifestyle choices and also offered discounts on massages geared towards rebalancing and re-energising.

Showing off his upper body strength is Bennyon Burchell, fitness pro at Sandals Negril, who easily lifted the resort’s assistant entertainment manager Kimberley Hyman as they gave a nod to health during the Global Wellness Day celebrations on resort. The team from the Red Lane Spa and Red Lane Fitness Centre spent the day spreading awareness on healthy lifestyle choices and also offered discounts on massages geared towards rebalancing and re-energising. Read More

Best literary festival in the world

BY HORACE HINES Observer West writer | Thursday, June 23, 2016    

Nina Revoyr displays a copy of her latest novel, Lost Canyon (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

ROSE HALL, St James — American novelist Nina Revoyr has hailed the Calabash International Literary Festival as the best in its class. “Calabash is the best literary festival in the entire world,” Revoyr said in reference to the biennial event which was staged between Friday, June 3, and Sunday, June 5 in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth. Revoyr, who read her recently released book Lost Canyon at Calabash, also ranked the Caribbean region’s writers among the best in the wor ... Read More

Hip strip - June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016    

PARTY OF THREEThese three lovely ladies were spotted at Summer Dreamz Boat Ride at Pier One in Montego Bay on Sunday.

IRIE Ornella Smith and the hint of Rasta on her bikini caught our attention at Summer Dreamz Boat Ride at Pier One in Montego Bay on Sunday. Read More

Search continues in St Ann for missing cop

Wednesday, June 22, 2016    

Superintendent Wayne Cameron (right), who heads the St Ann Police, and members of the police search team at Bengal Estate in Discovery Bay, St Ann, yesterday.Photos: Renae Dixon

DISCOVERY BAY, St Ann — The St Ann police are expected to resume today the search for a policeman who reportedly drove his vehicle into a makeshift pool along the beach in Bengal Estate, Discovery Bay, last week. This, after a massive search of the area yesterday yielded naught. The search, which included the use of dogs, covered areas surrounding the beach and further inland. The makeshift pool allows seawater to flow in and out of the area. Reports are that the police were called in af ... Read More



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