Former JLP Mayor Floyd Patterson crosses floor

selection took
place and I was
thrown aside

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Former Port Antonio Mayor Floyd Patterson crossed the floor of the Portland Parish Council yesterday to join the ruling People's National Party (PNP). Patterson, who was the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) representative for the St Margaret's Bay Division, had not enjoyed ... Read More

Past students of Montego Bay High School and members of MBHSAA of New York pose for a
photo during the recent fund-raiser in New York. Chaplain to Queen of England, House of Commons honoured by MoBay High Alumnae Association
NEW YORK, USA — The Montego Bay High School Alumnae Association of New York (MBHSAA of NY) hos ... Read More

(L) WHITTAKER… got the nod Page 3
to replace Dr D K Duncan.
(R) LEWIS... rejected
by PNP in bid to
Hanover Eastern. Whittaker KO'd ex-boxing champ's wife to replace DK Duncan
HOPEWELL, Hanover — Businessman Gary Whittaker will be the People's National Party candidate r ... Read More

The two sisters were reportedly taken to a back room at this house
where they were slaughtered. (PHOTOS: GREGORY BENNETT) Discomfort in Manchester community following sisters’ murders
COMFORT, Manchester — The gruesome murder of two sisters in Comfort District in this central p ... Read More

TSO a success in MoBay

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Shoppers wait to cash items at Fontana MoBay, during last Thursday's TSO.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Not even the heavy early evening showers associated with Hurricane Joaquin could put a damper on shoppers' quest to capitalise on bargains offered at stores participating in the Jamaica Observer's yearly Takes Style Out (TSO) in Montego Bay last Thursday. Most of the sales activities were concentrated, however, at outlets along St James Street and the Fairview Shopping Centre in the resort city. Anthony Pearson, the managing director of Lloyd's Department Store wa ... Read More

Adventists award oldest living baptised member during 125th anniversary celebrations

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Noted Montego Bay urologist Dr Keith Wedderburn (right),
accepts his award from Pastor Everett Brown, president of
Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, for outstanding
contribution to the Church's Health Ministries.

MONTEGO BAY, St James The oldest living baptised member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, 103-year-old Adassa Henry Johnson, was the recipient of a special award for her faithful and dedicated service last Saturday, during the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Adventism in Jamaica at the Seventh-day Adventist Conference Centre in Montego Bay. Johnson, who was unable to attend the ceremony, was baptised at age 10 and served in youth ministry and community outreach while she was act ... Read More

Vin Martin Sister Cities Memorial Health Mission donates US$180,000 worth of medical supplies

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Chairman of the local Atlanta Sister
City Committee

The Atlanta-based Vin Martin Sister Cities Memorial Health Mission Some has made some US$180,000 (over J $21.2m) worth of medication available for free distribution to patients during its three-day health mission in St James that ended yesterday. "Collectively we have about US$180,000 worth of medication," said Fred Smith, the chairman of the local Atlanta Sister City Committee. "But it is just unique that an eye doctor came with US$90,000 worth of medication and his intention is to give it out ... Read More

Manoj Ramchandani: Doing what makes him happy

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Manoj Ramchandani

Manoj Ramchandani is not your typical 33-year-old. The Cornwall College past student has set his sights on developing a strong and reputable brand on the business landscape of western Jamaica. That brand, Dream Corp Investments, is the parent company of Dream Auto, Dream Mart, Dream by the Beach, Dream Property Management and Dream Developers. After obtaining his MBA with honours from Nova Southeastern University, Manoj returned home and started an electronics store. His passion for motor veh ... Read More

Big boost for First Global Bank's music in schools initiative

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Claudine Spence (right), a grade three teacher at the Farm
Primary and Junior High School in St James, listens intently to
colleague Maureen Davis-Atkinson, the literacy teacher at the
Seaward Primary and Junior High School in Kingston, as they
discussed the importance of combining music, literacy and
numeracy for better results in the classroom. They were
attending a recent two-day workshop hosted by First Global
Bank and the Ministry of Education

MONTEGO BAY, St James The highly touted First Global Bank's 'Music, Perfect Pitch for a Sound Education' programme for teachers in St James has been greatly enhanced with the forging of a major alliance with the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), the world's foremost music examining body. The programme, which started in October 2011, is offered at the Bickersteth Primary and Infant, John Rollins Success Primary and the Farm Primary and Junior High Schools in St James, as well ... Read More

Time to change gear, ISSA

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

ISSA President Dr Walton Small (left) and Flow's VP of
Marketing Carlo Redwood at Tuesday's 2015 ISSA/Flow Super
Cup launch at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

AS difficult as it is to ignore the ISSA/Flow Super Cup with its million-dollar winners' cheque, big shiny trophy and all the hype the Flow marketing team can generate, I want to agree with ISSA president Dr Walton Small that the traditional competitions should not be pushed aside. The second staging of the Super Cup was launched earlier this week with all the glitz and glamour expected, and between now and the start of the competition on October 24, it is expected that we will be inundated wit ... Read More

Western Derby

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer FROME, Westmoreland | Thursday, October 08, 2015    

MBU's Owayne Gordon (right) runs
away from Humble Lion's Francois
Swaby in Sunday's RSPL first-round
game at Wespow Park. Gordon's late
goal gave MBU a share of the points
in a 1-1 draw. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

Second-placed FC Reno will host third-placed Montego Bay United at Frome on Sunday in what is expected to be a mouth-watering western derby in the Red Stripe Premier League. Both western clubs are off to fast starts and FC Reno - the only unbeaten team in the competition so far this year and who just avoided relegation last season - are on 11 points, one point more than Montego Bay United who had a three-game win streak snapped with a 1-1 draw against Humble Lion at home on Sunday. The match-u ... Read More

All set for Expo 2015

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

All set for Expo 2015

MONTEGO BAY, St James All is now set for the 16th staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's trade show Expo 2015 which begins tomorrow at the Montego Bay Convention Centre at Rose Hall, St James. The grand showcase will be officially declared opened by United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G Moreno under the theme: 'Inspire. Create... Next Generation'. The expo concludes on Sunday. Dubbed the business event of the year, Expo 2015 will showcase creative exhibits on food ... Read More

Mitchell impresses at Come Celebrate Jesus

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau | Thursday, October 08, 2015    

A section of the crowd at the convention centre (PHOTOS: PHILP LEMONTE)

ROSE HALL, St James — When American gospel singer and songwriter VaShawn Mitchell took the stage at the Come Celebrate Jesus concert at the Montego Bay Convention Centre Saturday night, it was the first time the multiple Grammy Awards nominee was performing in the island. It was the first time too, that most of the scores of patrons who flocked the spacious convention centre were seeing Mitchell live in concert, and they were not disappointed. Throughout his one hour set, Mitchell who ce ... Read More

Hip Strip - October 8, 2015

Thursday, October 08, 2015    


PEARLY WHITES Flow's execs (from left) Gail Abrahams, Naomi Francis and Danielle Savory flashed pretty smiles for our lens at the launch of the 2015 ISSA/Flow Super Cup at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Tuesday. THAT'S FUNNY Flow's Nicole Campbell shares a joke with her colleague Garfene Grandison during Tuesday's launch of the 2015 ISSA/Flow Super Cup at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. SHARING LENS We caught up with (from left) Digicel's Olivia Tate, CIBC/ First Caribbean employee ... Read More



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