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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

Sandals SC eye semi-final berth in Western Confed

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March 09, 2017    

Reggae Youths’ Jermaine Jackson (second right) tries to get away from Montego Bay Boys Club players Marvin Martin (left) and Dominic Brissett in Saturday’s Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League third-round game at the UDC field. The game ended 1-1.(Photo: Paul Reid)

GRANVILLE, St James — Sandals South Coast can secure a spot in the semi-finals of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League with a win over defending champions Granville United in their cross-zone third- round game at the Granville Community Centre on Saturday. Sandals South Coast, which lost last year’s finals as well as the mid-season final two weeks ago, are on 31 points and have an 11-points lead over second-placed Reggae Youths. ... Read More

Holland High hunt third win in ISSA schoolgirls’ basketball

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Holland High will go for three straight wins tomorrow when they take on Montego Bay High School in the first game of an Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association Western Conference Schoolgirls’ basketball competition double-header at Mt Alvernia High. Holland High are coming off a big 21-12 win over Mt Alvernia High, who will seek to rebound tomorrow when they host defending champions Rhodes Hall in the second game. Also Friday, Muschett High will host Will ... Read More

Barrett Town empowerment fair a success

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

Dancehall artiste Ninjaman (right) gives advice to a youngster during a song competition at the fair.

ROSE HALL, St James — The Ministry of National Security hosted an empowerment fair at the John Rollins Success Primary School in Rose Hall on the weekend for residents living in the volatile Barrett Town community. The fair, which formed part of the ministry’s crime intervention strategy for western Jamaica, saw the residents benefiting from consultation with representatives from the Legal Aid Clinic and getting assistance with the procurement of documents from the Registrar Genera ... Read More

Hip Strip - March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

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Adam Stewart (left) CEO and deputy chairman, Sandals and ATL Group, exchanges notes with Metry Seaga, president, Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association at Jamaica International Exhibition Business Mingle at ATL Automotive West in Montego Bay on Tuesday.()

We caught up with Princess Brown at the Quiet Noise event at Pier One in Montego Bay last Saturday. Read More

Photo: Love your skin

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

Photo: Alan Lewin

Dr Arusha Campbell-Chambers of Dermatology Solutions Skin, Body and Mind Clinic, Institute and Medi-Spa took her ‘Love the Skin You‘re In’ school campaign to the Spot Valley High School in St James recently. Accompanying Dr Campbell-Chambers were psychiatrists Dr Julian Walters and Sandra Scott, and family physician Dr Charlotte Bedasse, who also addressed the students. Here, Dr Campbell-Chambers makes her presentation to the scores of students. During her talk, she stressed th ... Read More

St James Cricket Association 40-over finalists known Sunday

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March 09, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The finalists in the St James Cricket Association’s Heroy Clarke-sponsored 40-over competition will be decided this Sunday following the playing of the fourth round of matches. Green Pond, who lead the standings with 15 points after three straight wins, will host Rosemount (on 10 points) in one game; Thompson Street and Police, who are tied on 10 points each, will meet at Barnett Oval. Cornwall College and Water Lane, who are yet to win a game, will end the ... Read More

Double murder rocks St Mary families

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March 06, 2017    

Beverley Espeut, mother of slain cashier Diana Boothe, says her family is struggling to accept her death..

TWO families were left mourning the loss of loved ones who were shot dead two Saturdays ago in Fort George, Annotto Bay, in St Mary. The deceased, 47-year-old taxi driver Robert Brown and 34-year-old cashier Diana Boothe, were shot dead while aboard Brown’s taxi by an unknown assailant. The police believe that robbery was the motive. The double murder sent shock waves throughout the community and has left family members searching for answers. “He was a father, husband and friend, ... Read More

Smuggling drugs

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March 06, 2017    

Sergeant at the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Narcotics Division, Jermaine Folkes shows residents a mat filled with ganja. (Photos: Kenyon Hemans)

THE many ways in which people attempt to smuggle drugs into and out of the island are near, if not, inconceivable, a lawman is contending. Sergeant at the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Narcotics Division, Jermaine Folkes shared with the Jamaica Observer North East last Tuesday, during a JCF forum put on in Portland to discuss the ills of domestic violence and its prevention, that drug syndicates have tried almost every way humanly possible to smuggle drugs. In excess of 800 drug off ... Read More

Missing for 14 years

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March 06, 2017    

Romesha Forrester reflects on her brother, Agustos Forrester, who has been ‘missing’ for 14 years. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans)

FOURTEEN years after Agustos Forrester went missing, his sister Romesha Forrester still has hope that he will be found. According to Forrester, her brother went missing when he was “only” eight years old. At that time, she was six. Forrester, now 20, recalled that she was not at home the Sunday he went missing, but said that she was told by her mother that she had sent him to get dressed because he needed to go to the shop for a man. This man, she said, was not familiar to her. She ... Read More

Replanting mangroves in Portland

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, March 06, 2017    

Mangroves planted at Salt Creek in Portland.

Members of Alligator Head Foundation along with students from the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) 4-H Club, two Saturdays ago, replanted mangroves at Salt Creek in Port Antonio, Portland, as part of the ‘Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction’ project. Over three hundred red mangrove trees were replanted. Research co-ordinator at Alligator Marine Lab, Denise Henry, informed that it is best that red mangroves are planted because they are able to survive the pari ... Read More



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