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Bar attack

MONTEGO BAY, St James — One woman was shot and killed and three other people shot and wounded when two gunmen went berserk at a bar in the tough inner city community of Norwood, St James, on Thursday evening. The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Marcia Dixon of Paradise, Norwood, ... Read More

DR ROWE… the school is poised to take its rightful place in the history of the country Dr Cecil Aird inducted into CC Hall
ROSE HALL, St James — Dr Cecil Aird was inducted into the Cornwall College ‘Men of Might ... Read More

The termite-infested building that houses the Westmoreland Parish Court and the administrative offices of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation. McKenzie saddened by deplorable working conditions of Westmoreland Municipal Corporation employees
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland – Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has expressed shock ... Read More

Denise Dear, leader of Wise Women’s Club (centre), receives a certificate from Dr Maureen Nelson (right), acting principal of the Montego Bay Community College, after she was inducted as an honorary fellow of the institution. Sharing in the moment is Dr Angela Samuels Harris, a retired principal of the institution. Wise Women’s Club of Montego Bay’s 12 years of service
MONTEGO BAY, St James — It was an overwhelming reaction of gratitude at last week’s func ... Read More

$2-m expansion for Logwood Basic School

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October 20, 2016    

From left: Monica Luckoo, chairman of the Logwood Basic School; Member of Parliament for Hanover Western, Ian Hayles, Katrin Casserly, chairman of Hanover Charities; Joyce Smith principal of the school and People’s National Party (PNP’s) representative for the Green Island Division, Marvell Sewell, break ground for the expansion of the Logwood Basic School during a brief ceremony last Saturday. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

Construction for additional classroom space at the Logwood Basic School in Hanover got underway earlier this week following a $1-million donation from Member of Parliament for the area, Ian Hayles’ Constituency Development Fund, and a similar amount from the Hanover Charities. Hayles was prompted into action after it came to his attention that 114 students were crammed in small classrooms at the early childhood institution. “I think one of the things we have seen is that crime is ... Read More

MoBay United welcome Waterhouse in RSPL

Thursday, October 20, 2016    

Montego Bay United’s Dino Williams (left) and Harbour View’s Damarley Oliver in one of their many physical clashes in Sunday’s Red Stripe Premier League game at WesPow Park. Oliver was sent off after being shown two yellow cards for hard tackles on Williams, who himself was also shown a yellow card and suffered a deep gash on his shin in the first half. The game ended with a 0-0 scoreline. (Photo: Paul Reid)

TUCKER, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will face an improving Waterhouse team at WesPow Park on Sunday when the Red Stripe Premier League continues with the seventh round of matches. After getting off to a horrid start, losing their first four games by a 7-1 goal aggregate, Waterhouse have rebounded in a big way to win their last two games, dragging themselves off the foot of the table to 11th place. Last Sunday, with the veteran Jermaine “Tuffy” Ande ... Read More

Beenie Man a no-show

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October 20, 2016    

Beenie Man… a no-show

FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Fans of “King of the Dancehall”, Beenie Man, were left disappointed after the star performer, who was billed to headline the Trelawny Food and Music Festival, was a no-show at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium on Heroes’ Day. The Jamaica Observer West failed to get a comment from the promoters of the event over the absence of the dancehall kingpin. However, despite the non-appearance of Beenie Man, there were good performances from other acts ... Read More

Cornwall, Rusea’s lead western Jamaica D’Cup hunt

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October 20, 2016    

Spot Valley High’s Antoyan Brown (right) controls the ball as he takes on Rusea’s High’s Daniel Reid in Tuesday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup Inter-zone game at Jarrett Park. Rusea’s High won the game 4-0, winning Zone Two and advancing to the quarter-finals.  (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former winners Cornwall College and Rusea’s High will lead western Jamaica’s charge into the quarter-finals of the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup schoolboys’ football competition when it gets underway next Wednesday. Five schools, including first time qualifiers Little London, who also won their Inter-zone group, as well as Petersfield High and Spot Valley, who were runners-up, have also advanced to the final 16 of the competition. Only the winners of th ... Read More

Super qualifiers

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October 20, 2016    

Cornwall College’s Jourdaine Fletcher (right) gets ready to shoot at goal as Green Island’s Martino Dias watches in Tuesday’s Inter-secondary Schools’ Sports Association/Flow daCosta Cup Inter-zone game at Jarrett Park. Fletcher scored twice as Cornwall College won the game 4-0 and qualified for the Super Cup after winning Zone One with a perfect nine points.  (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Western Jamaica’s hopes of a first Flow Super Cup title will rest on the shoulders of the trio of Cornwall College, Rusea’s High and Little London when the cash-rich islandwide knock-out competition kicks off this weekend in Montego Bay and Kingston. Cornwall College and Rusea’s High were the only schools to win all three Inter-zone games without conceding a goal, while Little London continued their fairy-tale season by topping their zone by th ... Read More

Ras Iyah V urges participation in inaugural Ganjamaica Cup

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, October 20, 2016    

IYAH V… expressed confidence that the event will be a major success

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Ganja growers islandwide are invited to participate in the inaugural Ganjamaica Cup, which forms part of the highlights of the second staging of Rastafari Rootzfest to be held at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril from December 9 to11, 2016. The three-day and night festival, which opens at 12:00 noon daily, will feature: over 75 exhibitors and ital food vendors in the Ganja Expo and Rastafari Village; 12 ganja seminars, including two growers workshops; Rastafari reas ... Read More

Entertainment diary - October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016    

THURSDAY, October 20 Reggae Night @ Facebaar Night Club and Lounge Ironshore, Montego Bay Adm: $1,000 Time :10:00 pm Exotic Thursdays @ Sundaze Bar & Grill Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Time: 10:00 pm Heineken All Star Thursdays @ Margaritaville Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 10:00 pm FRIDAY, October 21 Five in the City @ Margaritavlle Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 5:00 pm — 9:00 pm Pier Pressure @ Pier 1 Montego Bay ... Read More

Invaders knock out Holland United in Trelawny FA President’s Cup

Thursday, October 20, 2016    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny – Trelawny Football Association’s Major League champions Holland United, who will be returning to the Western Confederation Super League, were knocked out by Invaders FC in the first round of the Trelawny FA President’s Cup KO last weekend. Invaders SC scored an upset 3-0 win over the Major League champions, with Omar Williams slotting in a double in the game played at Bounty Hall on Saturday. Williams scored in the 29th and 49th minutes, while Rohan Stew ... Read More

Seven book FLOW Super Cup spots from D’Cup Inter-zone

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, October 19, 2016    

Cornwall College’s Aiden Jocomba (left) passes the ball ahead of Green Island’s Onandi Haughton in yesterday’s ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup Inter-zone game played at Jarrett Park. Cornwall College won the game 4-0 to top Zone One with nine points. (Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — DaCosta Cup champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) led four former champions into the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/FLOW Super Cup competition after topping their respective Inter-zone rounds yesterday. Seven of the eight daCosta Cup places were filled yesterday and the final one will be known tomorrow, from Zone Seven, following the playing of three rescheduled games. STETHS; Cornwall College, who have a season-long 13-game perfect run ... Read More

STETHS defeat Lennon amid high drama

Tuesday, October 18, 2016    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) fought back well from a goal down to beat Lennon High 2-1 in their Issa/Flow daCosta Cup interzone round game here last Saturday, but that was only part of the story. A frightening lightning storm forced Referee Leon Brown to rush the players off a rain-flooded field with five minutes remaining. And if all that was not enough, two players, one from either side, had to be rushed to hospital after an ... Read More



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