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Rat attack!

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.

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The St James Public Health Department is to embark on a massive rodent eradication programme next week, in an effort to rid the streets of the resort city of Montego Bay of rat infestation. A total of $4milion has been identified to fund the initiative. Of that amount, th ... 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

Montego Bay Community College student Gabrielle Rosegreen models a two-piece swimsuit
Fun, food and fashion at MoBay Community College
MONTEGO BAY, St JamesFour designers, over 100 pieces and 50 models graced the runway with designs th ... Read More

Tomorrow’s People eye semi-final berth in St James FA Senior League
GRANVILLE, St James - Former champions Tomorrow’s People could become the third team to move i ... 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)

Well Done Read More

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

Portland suffers

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, April 25, 2016    

A flattened banana groundObserver

The heavy rain which has pelted the parish of Portland over the last four days might have eased but the damage caused is just coming to light. Landslides occasioned by the showers destroyed four houses in Millbank. A resident of Millbank, 63-year-old Owen Campbell, told Observer North and East that he was at home when he heard a loud bang on top of his four-bedroom house. “When a hear di noise, mi call mi wife and wi run outside to some safety and quickly after that, di house bruk down,&r ... Read More

I use to get a bag of fish a day, now I am getting only a paint bucket – Robin’s Bay fisherman

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, April 25, 2016    

Fisherman Patrick Tyrell working on one of his fish pots at his base in Robin’s Bay. (Photos: Joseph Wellington)Observer

Fisherman Patrick Tyrell believes that widespread pollution, piracy and existing fishing regulations are all factors contributing to the decline of the fishing industry. Tyrell, who plies his trade in the Robin’s Bay area of St Mary, indicated that as a result, he has seen a significant reduction in his catch and that of other fishermen. “Fishing is dead man. I used to get a bag of fish a day, now I am getting a paint bucket. I can’t earn an income from it anymore,” Tyr ... Read More

Hard and innovative work yields success

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, April 25, 2016    

Students of the Horace Clarke High School on their way home.Observer

PRINCIPAL of the Islington, St Mary - based Horace Clarke High School — formerly named Islington High —Errol Johnson, says there is a common goal shared between students and staff to transform the “low-performing school” into an institution of high achievers. Clarke, who was appointed head of the institution last November, told the team from Jamaica Observer North and East that a mechanism had been adopted which he believes will achieve this goal. “…What ha ... Read More

Richmond on life support

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, April 25, 2016    

The Richmond town squareObserver

RESIDENTS of the once vibrant town of Richmond in south-east St Mary are calling on local authorities to develop a plan that will attract and drive new investments to the area, in an effort to re-establish it as a major productive hub in the parish. The town, formerly known as Meek Spring before it was later renamed after the Duke of Richmond, was once a thriving area for agricultural pursuits, with at least one major factory — Cadbury/Highgate Foods — which drove its economy before ... Read More



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