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St Paul's Primary hoping for brighter days

Great Shape! Inc SuperKids
Literacy Project volunteers
give instructions to students
of St Paul’s Primary during a
computer class last week.

LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland — For some time now, St Paul's Primary School in Little London, Westmoreland, has been experiencing a steady decline in enrolment, due mainly to the lack of a reliable public transportation system in the area. But Camille Davis Williams, the acting principal of th ... Read More

Gladston Allen (seated left) makes a
necklace,while members of the Hanover Co-operative Credit
Union admire several pieces of his jewellery items
during a recent visit to the Lucea Infirmary.
(PHOTOS: ANTHONY LEWIS) Lucea Infirmary double amputee determined to make a living
LUCEA, Hanover — DESPITE being housed at the Lucea Infirmary for over four years, 85-year-old ... Read More

NEIVA… will make
his Jamaican debut
on Monday New coach - MBU outfit gets another instructor
TUCKER, St James — The coaching carousel at Montego Bay United continues with Brazilian Leonar ... Read More

I-Octane performing at the Golden
Eagle / Beauty Queen Ambassador
launch party in Sam Sharpe
Square, Montego Bay, last
Saturday. Dancehall's finest ink endorsement deals with MoBay companies
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Fast-rising Dancehall star Vanessa Bling aka 'Gaza Slim' and Dancehall heavy ... Read More

Trelawny Northern Comrades coalescing around new candidate

BY HORACE HINES AND MARK CUMMINGS Observer West reporters | Thursday, November 26, 2015    

Supporters of Member of Parliament
for Trelawny Northern, Patrick
Atkinson, demonstrating in Water
Square, Falmouth recently, after news
broke that he would not represent the
constituency on the PNP’s ticket in
the upcoming general elections.

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — AFTER weeks of sporadic protests, oftentimes fiery, against the candidacy of civil engineer John Paul "JP" White, Comrades in the Trelawny Northern constituency are now said to be coalescing around the party's new standard-bearer in the area. "Things are now looking up for White," People's National Party (PNP) parish manager for Trelawny, Donald "Mark" Campbell, told the Jamaica Observer West yesterday. "It kind of settled down...... and they (Comrades) have accepted ... Read More

Smile Train rolls into St James

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November 26, 2015    

Smile Train ambassador
Sivani Alla (left) greets
Dr Guna Muppuri in
Montego Bay

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Fifteen-year-old American high school student Sivani Alla, a Smile Train ambassador, recently journeyed from her native land to Jamaica to seek partnerships, in an effort to assist children affected by cleft lips and palates with corrective surgeries. "One of the things we are trying to do in Jamaica is get partnerships with doctors and hospitals so that we can carry out surgeries on children who we identify with cleft lips and cleft palates," the American student ... Read More

Muschett High seek to rebound in U-16 basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 26, 2015    

Cornwall College’s Ojay
Marshall (left) tries to
get away from Muschett
High’s Hakeen Baker in
Monday’s ISSA Western
Conference boys’ Under-
16 basketball game in
Wakefield, Trelawny.

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Former champions Muschett High will today seek to rebound from Monday's loss to Cornwall College, when they host St James High in an ISSA Western Conference Under-16 boys' basketball game in Wakefield, Trelawny. Muschett High gave up a first-quarter lead to lose to Cornwall College 39-47 and will be hoping to rebound against St James, who have won just once in three games played so far. Tomorrow Cornwall College will host William Knibb in a double-header that coul ... Read More

Reno seek to end RSPL winless streak

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 26, 2015    

Reno's Denmark
Gillings (centre)
tries to slip by the
Boys’ Town pair of
Trevin Garnett
(left) and Rafeik

FROME, Westmoreland — Former champions FC Reno will hope to snap a nine-game winless run when they host Harbour View FC in their second-round Red Stripe Premier League game at Frome Sports Club on Sunday, starting at 3:00 pm. FC Reno have slipped out of the top three places in the points tables, all the way down to seventh place, after starting the season with three wins from their first four games. The Westmoreland-based club that just managed to retain their place in the Premier Lea ... Read More

Western Confed to begin next month

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 26, 2015    

Action from last year’s second leg
final between Savannah FC and
Wadadah FC at Frome. Savannah
beat Wadadah over both legs to be
crowned champions.

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Jamaica Observer West has learnt that the Jamaica Football Federation's Western Confederation Super League is set to get underway mid - December, almost a month later than the usual kick-off time. Linnel McLean, president of the Western Confederation, said earlier this week that everything was in place for the competition to start next month "after a major announcement by the sponsors," set for December 8, at a venue to be decided. He added that Charley's JB Rum w ... Read More

Sandals Whitehouse pushes fire safety message with training session

Thursday, November 26, 2015    

Corporal Damion Brown from the
Savanna-La-Mar Fire Department
conducts a training session
explaining the features of a fire
extinguisher and the types of fires
it can be used to control to.

SANDALS Whitehouse joined forces with members of the Savanna-La-Mar Fire Department to bring the message of fire safety and prevention to farmers within the Western Region as well as some 20 youngsters recently enrolled in the Forest Keepers' Group spearheaded by the Sandals Whitehouse Public Relations and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) departments. The group endured an intense fire safety training session which focused on classes and types of fires, the fire extinguisher and how to use ... Read More

PHOTO: Thank You, VMBS

Thursday, November 26, 2015    


Karen Foote (right), manager, Victoria Mutual Building Society's Falmouth branch, presents a cheque to Deacon Angella Mullings (centre) of the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay, following the Victoria Mutual 137th Anniversary Church Service at the church recently. Sharing in the moment is Suzette Ramdanie-Linton, manager, VMBS Montego Bay branch and Fairview sub-branch. As part of its 137th Anniversary activities, Victoria Mutual participated in and made donations to three churches: Calvary ... Read More

PHOTO: Keen tussle

Thursday, November 26, 2015    


Montego Bay United's midfielder Ronaldo Rodney (left) tries to get away from UWI FC's Draman Williams in Sunday's RSPL second-round game played at WesPow Park. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Read More

Le Antonio’s free homework centre rescued

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, November 19, 2015    

(Back row, from left): Leonie Harvey of Fontana Pharmacy, Pat Wright of Wright Style, Katrin Casserly of Schatzie, DrArusha Chambers of Dermatology Solutions
, management consultant,Cadine Lawrence, Meganne Clarke of Guardian Life and Jamelia Campbell, volunteer, pose with Antonio McKoy (centre, front row)
and students at the reopening of Le Antonio’s Foundation Homework and Development Centre on Tuesday. (PHOTO:PHILP LEMONTE)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Le Antonio’s Foundation Homework and Development Centre,located in the inner- city community of Barnett Lane, Montego Bay, which was closed over two months ago due to financial challenges, was reopened on Tuesday, following the intervention of a group of business operators, led by Katrin Casserly. The centre, the brainchild of businessman Antonio McKoy, who single-handedly catered for the running of the facility, including the payment of rent, utility bills ... Read More

Congresswoman Clarke lauds MoBay Chamber

Thursday, November 19, 2015    

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (fourth left) and Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) president,
Gloria Henry (fifth left), are joined by MBCCI awardees (from left) Leroy Reid of Xerox, Ditty Guise, general manager,
Montego Bay Convention Centre, Joy Crooks of CUMI, Kathi Cooke, Howard Ward of Ward’s Power Tools, and Dr Konrad
Kirlew of G West Centre during the chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa on

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Congresswoman Yvette Clarke has lauded the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry for its role in the economic development of St James. "I applaud the work of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry for their excellence in economic development, working to grow the small town of Montego Bay into the municipal economic powerhouse that it exists as today," said Clarke, who is of Jamaican parentage. "From fostering a thriving tourism industry to creatin ... Read More



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