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People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for the Martha Brae Division in Trelawny, Phillip Service (left), and Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for Trelawny Northern, Dennis Meadows, share a joke in Water Square, Falmouth, as they await the results of polling in the parish during Monday’s Local Government Elections. (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James – A number of meetings are scheduled between senior members and councilors-elect of the two major political parties over the next few days, in an effort to decide who will be sworn in next week as the new mayors for the various towns across western Jamaica. In Monday&rs ... Read More

CHUCK... we want to send the signal that lottery scamming will be eliminated Western Jamaica courts to get more resources for lotto scam cases — Chuck
LUCEA, Hanover — Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says efforts are being made to clear up cases b ... Read More

Montego Bay United midfielder Keniel Kirlew (right) takes on Damari Deacon of Arnett Gardens in a rescheduled Red Stripe Premier League first-round game at WesPow Park last Thursday. (Photo: Paul Reid) MBU to host struggling Maverly/Hughenden
Red-hot defending champions and leaders Montego Bay United (MBU) will get the opportunity to avenge ... Read More

Demar James of STETHS (left) gets past a Bridgeport High defender in a FLOW Super Cup game. (Photo: Paul Reid) Showdown!
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Cornwall College, the most successful rural area football team with ... Read More

A record year

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Two five-year-old boys at Savanna-la-Mar Infant School in Westmoreland with their bags containing educational material.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Palymyra Foundation continues to inspire and encourage children at the basic school level to get excited about reading and writing through the non-profit organisation’s Books4Kids Jamaica programme. Earlier this week, the organisation announced that through the initiative, 11,367 kindergarten children at 113 schools across Jamaica received books during the course of this year — a record since the inception of the programme in 2007. “Thi ... Read More

‘JLP Area Council 4 candidates exceeded expectations’

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December 01, 2016    

HUTCHINSON… I am very pleased, the region did extremely well (jlp west)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Deputy leader in charge of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Area Council Four, JC Hutchinson, says the performance of his candidates across the western region in Monday’s Local Government Elections, exceeded the expectations of the party. “I am very pleased, the region did extremely well. As a matter of fact, beyond the expectations of almost everybody,” an elated Hutchinson told the Jamaica Observer West yesterday. According to prelimina ... Read More

Elections in western Jamaica

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

The victorious candidate Richard Vernon is hoisted by his supporters after the preliminary count showed him beating the incumbent Suzette Brown of the PNP for the Montego Bay South Division on Monday. (LG)

The ruling Jamaica Labour Party won the parishes of Trelawny and St James, while the Opposition People’s National Party held onto Westmoreland and Hanover in Monday’s local government elections across the western region. The Jamaica Observer West brings you highlights on the day’s activities in western Jamaica. Read More

Duncans face Village in TFA Knockout

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

DUNCANS, Trelawny — The first round of the Trelawny Football Association's Victor Wright Knockout competition will conclude this afternoon when Duncans United SC face Village United at Sea Road, starting at 3:00 pm. It will be Duncans United SC's second game of the round after they were given full points for their game against Prospect Link SC. Both teams will be seeking a spot in the second round along with the seven other first round winners. Western Confederation team Clark's Town F ... Read More

Herbert Morrison on top in Western Conference U-19 basketball

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison secured the top spot in the ISSA/Western Conference Under-19 boys’ basketball competition after beating William Knibb Memorial by 78 points, 104-26, in Montego Bay on Tuesday, chalking up their sixth consecutive win. Three players led by Brendan Dawkins’ triple double, scored in double figures for Herbert Morrison, who were scoring over 100 points in a game for the fourth time this season. With Cornwall College expe ... Read More

Hanover’s Van Dyke Bernard takes second place in PAN 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Bernard Van Dyke Bernard (right) receives his cheque and trophy (from left) Alicia Bogues, CB Foods brand manager; Lisa Tomlinson, promotions manager, National Baking Company; and CB mascot Chikky at PAN 2016 grand finals. (pan)

Elgin Town, Hanover resident Van Dyke Bernard honed his culinary skills working at the Rock House Hotel in Negril. For the past 13 years he has been in the pan chicken business. Recently, Bernard was named the second-place winner in the CB Foods-promoted PAN 2016 grand finals. The competition saw 27 other pan chicken operators from across the island battling for cash and prizes. “This has been a wonderful experience and I have learnt a lot. Coming into this competition really meant a lo ... Read More

Entertainment diary - December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

THURSDAY, December 1 Exotic Thursdays @ SundazeBar & 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, December 2 Five in the City @ Margaritavlle Montego Bay Adm: Free Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm SATURDAY, December 3 100% Addi @ Pier One, Montego Bay Music By: ZJ Ice, DJ Shem, Dexta Peppa, Shotta Hype Adm: $1,000 Masicka Birthday Party @ Taboo Night ... Read More

Dustin Brown plays for charity at Tryall Club

BY PAUL A REID Hughenden Observer West writer | Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Brown in action at the annual Tryall Thanksgiving Tennis Classic held recently at Tryall in Hanover

Former Jamaican international tennis player Dustin Brown ended his two-week vacation in the island last week by participating in the annual Tryall Thanksgiving Tennis Classic held at the Tryall Club near Sandy Bay in Hanover. Brown, who grew up in Montego Bay and honed his craft on the courts at Tryall, joined three other invited guests in a number of exhibition matches that were part of the day’s activities. Richard Ferdinand, director of guest relations at Tryall, told the Jamaica Obse ... Read More

Sport Diary - December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

TODAY ISSA/Western Conference Under-16 basketball Rhodes Hall vs Herbert Morrison — Rhodes Hall 2:00 pm Trelawny FA/Victor Wright KO Duncans United SC vs Village United — Sea Road field 3:00 pm SATURDAY ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup finals Cornwall College vs St Elizabeth Tech — MoBay Sports Complex 6:00 pm SUNDAY Red Stripe Premier League Reno FC vs Harbour View — Frome 3:00 pm Montego Bay United vs Maverly — Hughenden — WesPow 3:00 pm Read More

Hip strip - December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

Douglas Gordon (left) of OCEAN Style magazine shares a frame with American actors (from left) Vivica Fox and Anthony Anderson at Eyes Wide Shut All White party at Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay last Friday. (hip strip)

‘CELEBS’ SIGHTINGS Douglas Gordon (left) of OCEAN Style magazine shares a frame with American actors (from left) Vivica Fox and Anthony Anderson at Eyes Wide Shut All White party at Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay last Friday. Read More



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