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Fish and vegetables keep Hanover senior going

Leanora Watson, 105, is confident she will live to see the fourth generation of children in her family. (Kenyon Hemans)

It’s not every day someone lives to be actively involved in the rearing of children from the third generation of their family. Centenarian Leanora Watson, an example of such, is confident that she will live to nurture and raise her fourth generation of relatives. “Me gwaan live to see d ... Read More

Police questioning a motorist (File Photo) Police tell Manchester residents to be vigilant
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Superintendent Wayne Cameron of the Manchester Police Division has ur ... Read More

Women attend a round-table talk at Sandals Royal Caribbean in St James on Wednesday. (Photos: Philp Lemonte) Top cop lashes out at people who back wrongdoers
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant has lashed out at people ... Read More

Members of the Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, in their uniforms donated by Michelle-Ann Tinglin, are joined by other stakeholders after a recent performance at the Falmouth pier. More help for Trelawny All Stars Marching Band
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The financially-strapped Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, which was earl ... Read More

Road tour: ‘We Inspire Girls to Be Strong Women’

Thursday, March 16, 2017    

These St James High students were in the grove as they sang along to Rondell Positive’s hits at the ‘We Inspire Girls to Be Strong Women’ session at the school.

The Cortia Bingham-led We Inspire Agency kicked-started the ‘We Inspire Girls To Be Strong Women’ school tour in St James last week Tuesday. With a group of dedicated sponsors which included the Jamaica Observer, Lasco Lasoy, i-Cool, Foska Oats, ARRC Media, Iprint, BluePrint, Elle & Vire, Ari Skin Care, Well-Teen and Curves in tow, the ‘We Inspire Girls to Be Strong Women’ team journeyed to their first stop, Mount Alvernia High School, in the resort city of Montego ... Read More

‘Pain! pain! pain!’

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, March 16, 2017    

Jaseine Greenfield relates her ordeal to the Jamaica Observer West. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

MOUNT PETO, Hanover — The challenge faced by double amputee, 20-year-old Jaseine Greenfield, could be described as an unsurmountable hurdle. Her woes commenced on the morning of Monday, February 13 this year — the eve of Valentine’s Day — when her arms were chopped off during a brutal attack while leaving her grandmother’s home in the usually quiet Mount Peto community for work as a cashier at a wholesale and sports bar in the neighbouring parish of St James. Acc ... Read More

Sandals, Beaches Negril host girls in State-run facility on International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 16, 2017    

Partying up a storm in the popular Club Liquid at Beaches Negril were the girls of the Summerfield Child Care facility and the resort’s entertainment manager, Tricia Bennett (left).

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Fourteen teenagers from the Summerfield Child Care Facility expressed that one of their deepest desires has been to spend a day at a prominent hotel, to learn from employees, and experience what the hospitality industry offered to visitors. Sandals and Beaches Negril got wind of this, and decided to add fuel to the passion of the teenagers by challenging them to the International Women’s Day theme ‘Be Bold For a Change,’ and go after that dream. ... Read More

MBU, Tivoli clash in RSPL game at WesPow Park

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March 16, 2017    

Owayne Gordon of MBU (centre) is double- teamed by Humble Lion’s defenders Ricardo Campbell (right) and Dwayne Holmes in Monday’s RSPL third-round game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Gordon scored a second-half penalty kick as the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo: Paul Reid)

TUCKER, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will have a score to settle when they host title contenders Tivoli Gardens in a rescheduled Red Stripe Premier League third-round game at WesPow Park today, starting at 3:30 pm. Tivoli Gardens edged MBU 1-0 when both teams met at WesPow Park at the end of the second round. Now just two points separate the teams that were scheduled to meet two weeks ago. The game was rescheduled to accommodate MBU’s hosting of the Cari ... Read More

Granville United fight to avoid relegation in Western Confed

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March 16, 2017    

Granville United’s Demar Doeman (right) battles Sandals South Coast’s Kenardo Calvert in Saturday’s JFF Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League third round game at the Granville Community Centre. Granville United were beaten 3-1. (Photo: Paul Reid)

THREE MILES RIVER, Westmoreland — Defending champions Granville United will have two chances in four days starting this afternoon to rescue themselves from the relegation zone of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley’s JB rum Super League. After Saturdays 1-3 loss to semi-finals qualifiers Sandals South Coast at home, Granville United fell to ninth position on 12 points. But if they can beat fellow strugglers Three Miles River and Holland United they could ... Read More

Coopers Pen go for mid-season final berth in TFA league today

Thursday, March 16, 2017    

COOPERS PEN, Trelawny — Knock-out champions Coopers Pen could secure their place in the mid-season final of the Trelawny Football Association’s Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League this afternoon with a win over Harmony FC in their top of Zone One return-round clash at home. Coopers Pen lead the Zone with 22 points, and a win over second-placed Harmony FC would put them out of reach and ensure their place in the consolation final set for Sunday, April 2. Baca Star United hold a sim ... Read More

1,500 solutions to address Westmoreland housing deficit

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, March 16, 2017    

From left: Managing Director of the National Housing Trust (NHT) Martin Miller; Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western Dr Wykeham McNeill; Prime Minister Andrew Holness; NHT Chairman Dr Nigel Clarke; and Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Bertel Moore participate in a ground-breaking ceremony in Masemure, Westmoreland, on Friday.

MASEMURE, Westmoreland— Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the almost 1,500 housing solutions planned for Westmoreland over the next four years forms part of his administration’s crime-fighting strategy, as well as addressing the housing deficit in the parish. “This parish, in particular, has a significant housing deficit and that housing deficit is driving the disorder growth of the parish, both items of the urban development and residential development,” Holness rema ... Read More

Supernova set to dazzle in Rose Hall

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, March 16, 2017    

DJ Kentucky

ROSE HALL, St James — The fourth staging of Charley’s JB Rum-sponsored Supernova ‘Magic City’ is set to dazzle patrons this Saturday at the Aqueduct at Rose Hall in St James. The event, which is quickly becoming a new bright star on the party calendar of Montego Bay due to its delivery on good party experience, promises patrons a ‘magical experience’. With its focus on strong visuals, less interruption in the flow of music, and patron packages, it has quic ... Read More

Photo: In support of women

Thursday, March 16, 2017    

Photo: Philp Lemonte

Attorney-at-law Ashley- Ann Foster (left) and Manager, Business Processing Industry Association of Jamaica, Julaire Hall, were having fun painting during the JMMB Group’s Paint, Sip and Cheer women’s event at the Hard Rock Café in Montego Bay last Thursday, held in recognition of International Women’s Day. The event formed part of the initiatives to support the company’s newest campaign, JMMB Her Wealth, aimed at supporting financial empowerment of women in achievi ... Read More

Thompson Street, Green Pond to vie for Heroy Clake 40-over title

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March 16, 2017    

Green Pond’s Carique Williams scored 116 against Rosemount

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Thompson Street and Green Pond will meet in Sunday’s final of the St James Cricket Association’s Heroy Clarke 40-over competition at Barnett Oval after topping the table at the end of the regular season last week. In a rain-affected round of matches, Green Pond got a point from their draw against Rosemount at home to finish with 16 points, while Thompson Street beat Police on a faster run rate in their game at Barnett Oval to end on 15 points. Rosemoun ... Read More



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