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A mother’s GRIEF

A dejected Marvilyn Graham, mother of slain four-year-old Natasha Brown,
who was beheaded by Marvia Patterson in Duanvale, Trelawny, two years
ago, speaking to our news team earlier this week with her one-year-old son

On Monday, May 27, 2013, when Marvia Patterson beheaded four-year-old Natasha Brown in the rural community of Duanvale, it was the first time that the little girl’s mother Marvilyn Graham had allowed her to leave home to walk on her own the short distance to her basic school in the district. ... Read More

Director of Corporate Communications for Flow Gail Abrahams (second right) presents the sponsors’ cheque for the second Flow MoBay City Run during
Tuesday’s press launch at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in Rose Hall to (from left) Principal of Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, Dr Asburn Pinnock; Dr Luz
Longsworth, director UWI,WJC; Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Glendon Harris and Dr Joseph Grannum, coordinator for UTech, WJC. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) MoBay City Run hopes to raise $5million
ORGANISERS of the second Flow MoBay City Run are hoping to raise $5 million from the staging of this ... Read More

Carl Beviere, general manager
Sandals Montego Bay Sandals Montego Bay to co-sponsor Green Pond High 10th anniversary celebrations
MONTEGO BAY, St JAMES - SANDALS Montego Bay will later this month partner with the Green Pond High S ... Read More

donation Cornwall Regional Hospital donation
Keriesa Bell-Cummings (third left), senior hospital administrator, and Denise Forsythe (fourth left) ... Read More

Green Pond gets computer lab

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer GREEN POND, St James | Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Shanoya Spence, head girl of Farm Primary and Junior High School (seated) has the attention of
(from left) Member of Parliament for Central St James Lloyd B Smith; Rev Lorane Chisholm
(partially hidden) chairman, Farm Primary and Junior High School; Judith Wallace, president
Green Pond CDC; Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell; and
councillor Sylvan Reid. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

MINISTER of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell last week handed over a $4.7 million state-of-the-art computer and resource laboratory to the Green Pond Primary and Junior High School located in the inner-city community of Green Pond in St James. The new facility is a project of the Universal Service Fund, controlled by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining. Paulwell said that the facility is one of over 200 such centres across the island, with St James acc ... Read More

NWA moves to improve safety along Elegant Corridor

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

A section of the Elegant Corridor in the vicinity of the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, where the rumble strips are being installed

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE National Works Agency (NWA) is moving to improve road safety along the Elegant Corridor in St James through the implementation of a project aimed at reducing excessive speeding along that thoroughfare. The project involves the installation of rumble strips in the vicinity of the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, which has seen an alarmingly high incidence of fatalities, due in part to excessive speeding. Rumble strips are a series of small raised pavement markers, which ... Read More

Power Brokers Workshop and Luncheon

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Power Brokers
Workshop and

Rochelle Cameron (right) head of LIME's regulatory and legal affairs, north, makes a point during a panel discussion at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and industry (MBCCI) Power Brokers Workshop and Luncheon held at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Rose Hall last week. Other members of the panel include (from left) Nathan Robb, president, MBCCI; Kelly Tomblin, CEO, Jamaica Public Service; Cordel Green, executive director, Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica; and Wayne Cummings, senior dire ... Read More

The Tryall Club gets new managing director

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Aram Zerunian

TRYALL, Hanover -- ARAM Zerunian has been appointed the new managing director for The Tryall Club in Hanover. He replaces Sam James. Zerunian comes to the 89 villa Tryall Club from the Half Moon Hotel and Villas, where he served as general manager for 13 years. He has extensive experience in all aspects of resort operations, including construction, villa operations renovations, new facility opening, project management, budgeting, training, food and beverage, and administration. "Mr Zerunian ... Read More

MBU, Reno to continue battles in RSPL

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer TUCKER, St James | Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Montego Bay United’s
striker Kashief Brown
(front) tries to control
the ball as Tivoli
Gardens’ defender
Barrington Pryce
battles for possession
in their RSPL game at
WesPow Park
recently. MBU won the
game 2-1. (PHOTO:

WESTERN-based clubs Montego Bay United (MBU) and Reno FC will continue their battles at either end of the Red Stripe Premier League table with home games against Harbour View and Tivoli Gardens respectively on Sunday. Defending champions Montego Bay United who are in a battle for a semi-final place will host sixth-place Harbour View at WesPow Park, while Reno FC in 11th place, host fifth-placed Tivoli. Both games are set to start at 3:30 pm. Montego Bay United are in third place on 44 points, ... Read More

UWI, WJC scholarship fund launched

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Businessman Fred Smith (left) presents Dr Luz Longsworth, campus director,
University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica, with a gift as a token of
appreciation for her service to the institution during the launch of the
Ambassadorial Corps Scholarship Fund in Montego Bay last week.

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- THE University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus Ambassadorial Corps Scholarship Fund kick-started last week with $1.6-million during an official launch of the fund at the offices of Rainforest Seafoods in Montego Bay. The fund, which is being set up to assist students in need of financial assistance, got underway with a $1-million donation from a major sponsor and $100,000 pledges each from six of the 12 members of the ambassadorial corps, who will demit offic ... Read More

Beaches Negril's Anthony Campbell is Westmoreland FA's MVP

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Mable Alfred, manager of the Golden Touch FC, accepts the Fair
Play award from Wayne Soltau of Captain’s Bakery at Sunday’s
awards ceremony of the Westmoreland FA Captain’s Bakery
and Grill Major League 2013/14 season, during the presentation
ceremony held at Sandals Whitehouse on Sunday.

  WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland -- Anthony Campbell, captain of champions Beaches Negril was on Sunday named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2013-14 Westmoreland Football Association's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League at the awards ceremony held at Sandals Whitehouse in the parish. Beaches Negril dominated the Westmoreland Major League last season, and won three of the major awards handed out on Sunday. Other awardees from the resort were Desmond Montaque who was named top defend ... Read More

Albert Town JPs recognised

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter ALBERT TOWN, Trelawny | Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Justices of the Peace (from left) Kenneth Grant, George Bromfield, Dorothy
Bartley representing Caswell Bartley, James Dunbar, Christopher Stewart
representing Clovis Stewart, and Adolph Codling deputising for Albert Levy pose
with their plaques after they were recognised by the Albert Town Zone of the
Trelawny Association of Lay Magistrates last week.

SIX veteran justices of the peace (JPs) who have collectively served in southern Trelawny for almost 200 years were honoured during a glitzy ceremony hosted by the Albert Town Zone of the Trelawny Association of Lay Magistrates in that town last week. Among the half dozen who received accolades for their outstanding services, was 92-year-old businessman Kenneth Grant, who for the past 47 years has provided exemplary services as a justice of the peace to the citizens of Albert Town and surroun ... Read More

Let's export sprinters

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Long assembly line
of sprinters headed
by Usain Bolt.

WE got news last week that former Jamaican sprinter Jacques Harvey has chosen to represent Turkey and has completed the change of allegiance process. We have no information as to why the Hanover native might have made the move to take his talents elsewhere. However, the fact that he has also changed his name to Jak Ali Harvey, is a signal that he has converted to Islam. What is certain is that with his personal bests still above the 10.00-second mark in the 100m and 20.00 seconds in the 200m, ... Read More

Teaching the minister

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Teaching the

  Young Ariana Dias (second right) shows Minister with responsibility for Sports Natalie Neita Headley (centre) the proper way to hold a table tennis racket during the Jamaica Open Winter Table Tennis Championships at the Montego Bay Community College on Sunday. Sharing in the moment are (from left) Kendra Reid, Kayne Brown and Jerry Reid of the Institute of Sports. (PHOTO: ALAN LEWIN) Read More



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