Pell River launches neighbourhood watch

Wynter McIntosh (centre, standing in grey suit)
Mayor of Lucea with the executive members of the
newly launched Pell River Police Youth Club and
Neighbourhood Watch. The team is made up of both
the police and Pell River community members.

PELL RIVER, Hanover — The community of Pell River in collaboration with the Hanover Police Youth Club has officially launched the Pell River Police Youth Club and Neighbourhood Watch, the 22nd such group to be established in the parish. The launch took place recently at the Pell River Calvary ... Read More

Michael Erskine at his
Westmoreland home.
PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland — Attorney-at-law Michael Erskine conceded that he was stunned after ... Read More

iCARE/CRH teams coming
together for good! (from left)
Resident Nurse, Ivy Lynter-
Reid; Nurse, Kyle Mecham;
Consultant Ophthalmologist at
Cornwall Regional, Dr.
Claudine Green-Hemmings;
Surgical Technician, Timothy
Miller; Optometrist, Dr. Eric
Brown; Lead Ophthalmologist
for iCARE, Dr. Daniel Brown,
Resident Ophthalmologist, Dr.
Charmaine Scarlett and
Ophthalmologist, Dr. Brian
Haugen made up the team
which last week successfully
conducted 33 cataract
surgeries at the Cornwall
Regional Hospital. Sandals Foundation joins with iCare for 33 cataract surgeries at CRH
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Thirty-three patients successfully underwent cataract surgeries conduc ... Read More

Manager of the Trelawny Credit Union Winston Tomlinson (right) and Chidi Baker, manager of the
Albert Town branch, going through leaflets containing information on the proposed Loan
Maximizer last week during Credit Union Week observation at the Falmouth branch. Trelawny Credit Union rolling out consolidation loans
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Trelawny Credit Union (TCU) has revealed that plans are in the making ... Read More

Salaries in Business Process sector are competitive

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Yoni Epstein, chairman of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Chairman of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) Yoni Epstein says the organisation will be mounting a public relations campaign aimed at dispelling the notion that workers in the sector are underpaid. "It is a stigma that we are going to have to continue to fight. It costs much less money to promote from within. There is no question in my mind that there is room for growth for employees that are coming into this sector. And I think we need ... Read More

BUG programme aims to lift grades at Catherine Hall Primary

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

President of the Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay Floyd Lewis (right) addressing students at the
Catherine Hall Primary School in St James on the Bring Up Grades (BUG) programme, which was
launched at the school on Monday. The initiative, which is being spearheaded by Kiwanis
International, is aimed at getting students to improve their performance in school. (JIS

THE Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay launched the local arm of Kiwanis International's Bring Up Grades (BUG) programme at the Catherine Hall Primary School in Montego Bay on Monday. This programme is a worldwide initiative by Kiwanis International, which is aimed at getting under-performing students in some primary schools to improve their grades in the core subjects of mathematics, English language, social studies and communication tasks. The programme is designed to provide recognition to student ... Read More

Lindon Thompson gets 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for his contribution to sports

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporterss | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Glendon Harris (left) presents Lindon Thompson with the 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for his contribution to sports during the St
James Parish Council's Heroes' Day Civic Ceremony.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Lindon Thompson received the 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for his contribution to sports during the St James Parish Council's Heroes' Day Civic Ceremony held in the historic Sam Sharpe Square on Monday. "It is a great achievement for me in the western region to be recognised for doing so many volunteer work in the western region. I feel so very happy about it," Thompson told the Observer West. "I have been through a lot of voluntary work. I have been through track and fi ... Read More

New breed of politicians needed, says former MoBay Chamber president

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

New Junior Mayor of
Montego Bay, Morganne
Kellier of Montego Bay
Community College (in robe)
beams following her win at
the annual St James Junior
Council competition, which
was sponsored by the
Jamaica Public Service (JPS)
Company, at the Montego Bay
Cultural Centre on October 15.
Joining her from left are guest
speaker and CEO for Global
Outsourcing Solutions, Davon
Crump; T’Shura Gibbs,
Director, Jamaica Public
Service’s Region West;
third-place winner Dominique
Reece of Mt Alvernia High
School; Mayor of Montego
Bay, Councillor Glendon
Harris; Deputy Junior Mayor
Anjue Goldson Woolery of
Cornwall College; Councillor
Suzette Brown and Deputy
Mayor Michael Troupe.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Davon Crump, has urged members of the St James Junior Council to consider entering representational politics at the local government level after schooling, arguing that there is a need for a new breed of politicians in the country. "It is my hope that you will use this in preparation for a life of service to local governance... for too long the perception of politicians, especially at the local l ... Read More

Evett Malcolm: sport is her passion

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Jamaica at the age
of 18 in netball

MONTEGO BAY, St James — At 46, Evett Malcolm still finds time to play netball for her club Crystal United, despite her hectic work load at the St James branch of the Social Development Commission (SDC), where she is employed as a community development officer. A former teacher of physical education, Malcolm has been a permanent fixture at a slew of local and regional track and field meets across western Jamaica for more than two decades, serving for the most part as a chief finish judge. ... Read More

Miguel Antonio impressed at Soul in the Sun

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Richie Stephens did the reggae genre proud

ROSE HALL, St James — Patrons are still talking about the performance of native St James crooner Miguel Antonio who was one of the local acts to impress at the recent, inaugural staging of Soul in the Sun music festival here at the Aqueduct. The performer, who hails from the southern parts of St James, kicked off the music festival on Night 1 with a blistering set, which set the tone for the other international and local acts to follow. Backed by Warrior Love Band, Antonio showed off his ... Read More

Hip Strip - Oct 23

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Aysha-Simone Brown (left), shares a photo op with her
grandmother Laura Donaldson and mom Marsha-Ann


Upgrading of Ocho Rios cruise ship terminal complete

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

Both craft vendors and visitors find shopping more convenient at the newly
renovated Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal.

The rehabilitation work included upgrading and expansion of the parking area, and the renovation of the terminal building, and the road leading to the marina and the promenade "This will facilitate the provision of better service in a more comfortable environment for both incoming and outgoing cruise ship passengers," the ministry said. "It forms part of an overall transformational project, which is funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund, and will help to enhance the appeal of the resort town ... Read More

Break-ins plague Manchester

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Monday, October 20, 2014    

Deputy Superintendent in charge of the Manchester Community Safety and Security Division Marlene Bailey. At right: President of the West Close Citizens’ Association and
Neighbourhood Watch Osbourne James Lawrence

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - While the figures for some major crimes have been trending down in Manchester, the police have called for citizens to be more alert to criminality, particularly break-ins, which are on the rise. Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the West Close Citizens' Association and Neighbourhood Watch last Monday, deputy superintendent in charge of the Manchester Police Community Safety and Security Division Marlene Bailey said the number of break-ins in the parish have jump ... Read More

Church Teachers' College eyes university status

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large South/Central Bureau | Monday, October 20, 2014    

Church Teachers’ College fraternity gathered for a 50th anniversary luncheon (PHOTOS: GREGORY B ENNETT)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Nostalgia filled the air as the Church Teachers' College family sat down to lunch recently to mark the start of the institution's 50th anniversary celebrations. Those of older vintage recalled the early years of what was then the Mandeville Teachers' College - established with the "blessing and authority" of the Anglican Diocese of Jamaica. At the start in September, 1965, the teacher training college had 75 students, including 25 pre-service teachers in the prim ... Read More



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