Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Fish and vegetables keep Hanover senior going http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Fish-and-vegetables-keep-Hanover-senior-going_93594 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. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Top cop lashes out at people who back wrongdoers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Top-cop-lashes-out-at-people-who-back-wrongdoers_93423 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant has lashed out at people who warn wrongdoers of the police’s approach to their communities, in a scathing attack against residents who take the side of criminals. Local News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT More help for Trelawny All Stars Marching Band http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/More-help-for-Trelawny-All-Stars-Marching-Band_93283 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The financially-strapped Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, which was earlier this month adopted by Sergeant Wayne Wallace, the 2017 Lasco Top Cop for the parish, received another boost on Monday when they were presented with a cheque for roughly $55,000 by Shellion Rhoden, the business manager at the Falmouth Jamaica Land Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT SJCA calls up 24 for Senior League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/SJCA-calls-up-24-for-Senior-League_93269 MONTEGO BAY, St James - Seven members of the Thompson Street team that won the St James Cricket Association's Heroy Clarke 40-Over competition on Sunday, have been included in the 24-man St James squad selected to start training for the Jamaica Cricket Association's Senior League that starts in May. Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Views from the west: A look at western Jamaica’s crime problem http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Views-from-the-west--A-look-at-western-Jamaica-s-crime-problem_93300 There are three basic factors driving the crime wave in western Jamaica — the economic factor, social factor and the political factor. Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT More students to benefit from MoBay City Run http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/More-students-to-benefit-from-MoBay-City-Run_93268 ROSE HALL, St James — Organisers of the fourth staging of the MoBay City Run have extended their reach and will broaden their scope as they seek to assist more students from the proceeds of this year’s event, which will be staged on May 7 in Montego Bay. Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Western Jamaica Domino competition begins with Strike Force win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Jamaica-Domino-competition-begins-with-Strike-Force-win_93270 MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The 2017 staging of the Western Jamaica Domino Association Charley’s JB Overproof Rum-sponsored competition began on Sunday at the 24x7 Sports Bar in Montego Bay with Classic, the defending champions for the premier league, being outscored by Strike Force 300 to 290 in the only match played. Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: ‘Women talk’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Women-talk-_93304 Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant (centre) fields questions from a group of women drawn from the three Sandals Resorts properties in the Montego Bay region, as well as ladies from the nearby Flanker community, during an intimate round-table talk themed: “Beating the Odds for Success”, held at the Sandals Royal Caribbean property yesterday. Also photographed are: Public relations manager for Sandals Montego Bay region Khadine Daley (left) and training manager Sigourney Hastings. Grant, in her remarks, instructed the women to be exemplary in their conduct, stressing that children mirror their behaviour. (Photo: Philp Lemonte) Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Record breaking throw http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Record-breaking-throw_93277 Montego Bay Community College’s Lacie Allen on her way to a new meet record in the women’s discus throw final at Saturday’s second staging of the CCCJ track and field and cheerleading competition at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Allen, who was the only winner for MBCC, threw 27.20 metres, breaking the mark of 23.25 metre set by Donique McIntosh of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE). (Photo:Paul Reid) Local Sports Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Thompson Street lift Heroy Clarke 40-over title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Thompson-Street-lift-Heroy-Clarke-40-over-title-_93274 MONTEGO BAY, St James - Thompson Street won the St James Cricket Association Heroy Clarke 40- Over competition after beating Green Pond by 36 runs in Sunday’s final at Barnett Oval in Montego Bay. Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Tight race! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Tight-race-_93273 Semi-final Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Negril gets ready for Charley’s JB Rum Great Escape Weekend http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Negril-gets-ready-for-Charley-s-JB-Rum-Great-Escape-Weekend_93267 Plans are now in high gear for this year’s staging of the Charley’s JB Rum-sponsored Great Escape Weekend party series, which begins on April 14 in the resort town of Negril. Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Itelbpo donates playground to Blossom Gardens http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Itelbpo-donates-playground-to-Blossom-Gardens--------_93308 MONTEGO BAY, St James - A playground may seem like an ordinary, insignificant structure merely to occupy the time of children for a few hours. Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Good luck! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Good-luck-_93271 Sandals Resorts Montego Bay region (Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Inn) presented the Flanker Primary and Junior High School in St James with much needed football gear for the preparation of the St James FA/VMBS Under-13 Football competition set to start in April. Local Sports Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Deadly gangs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Deadly-gangs-_93303 LUCEA, Hanover - Newly installed commanding officer for the Hanover Police Division Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sharon Beeput has vowed to dismantle the four existing gangs operating in the parish, two of which, she said, are creating mayhem. Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hip Strip - March 23 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Hip-Strip---March-23_93264 Training and Development manager at Sandals Negril, Keitho Nembhard (centre) is one lucky fellow as he is sandwiched by Kayon Witter (left) and Nicola Whyte as they get ready for a recent catamaran cruise. Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Western Entertainment Diary - March 23 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Entertainment-Diary_93266 Exotic Thursdays Observer West Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Western Sports Diary - March 23 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Western-Sports-Diary---March-23_93275 Trelawny FA Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League Local Sports Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Police to host concert, sports day in St James http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Police-to-host-concert--sports-day-in-St-James_92752 ALBION, St James — The Area One police say they will be using two upcoming events in St James to foster a better relationship with residents in western Jamaica. Local News Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Road tour: ‘We Inspire Girls to Be Strong Women’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Road-tour---We-Inspire-Girls-to-Be-Strong-Women-_92568 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. Observer West Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT ‘Pain! pain! pain!’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/-Pain--pain--pain--_92599 MOUNT PETO, Hanover — The challenge faced by double amputee, 20-year-old Jaseine Greenfield, could be described as an unsurmountable hurdle. Observer West Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sandals, Beaches Negril host girls in State-run facility on International Women’s Day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Sandals--Beaches-Negril-host-girls-in-State-run-facility-on-International-Women-s-Day_92605 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. Observer West Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT MBU, Tivoli clash in RSPL game at WesPow Park http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/MBU--Tivoli-clash-in-RSPL-game-at-WesPow-Park_92546 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. Observer West Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Granville United fight to avoid relegation in Western Confed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Granville-United-fight-to-avoid-relegation-in-Western-Confed_92588 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. Observer West Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Coopers Pen go for mid-season final berth in TFA league today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Coopers-Pen-go-for-mid-season-final-berth-in-TFA-league-today_92591 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. Local Sports Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT