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Chaplain to Queen of England, House of Commons honoured by MoBay High Alumnae Association

Past students of Montego Bay High School and members of MBHSAA of New York pose for a
photo during the recent fund-raiser in New York.

NEW YORK, USA — The Montego Bay High School Alumnae Association of New York (MBHSAA of NY) hosted its 2nd annual fund-raising events recently with over 500 Montego Bay High School (MBHS) alumnae storming New York city to reconnect. The highlight of the event was celebrating their distinguishe ... Read More

(L) WHITTAKER… got the nod Page 3
to replace Dr D K Duncan.
(R) LEWIS... rejected
by PNP in bid to
Hanover Eastern. Whittaker KO'd ex-boxing champ's wife to replace DK Duncan
HOPEWELL, Hanover — Businessman Gary Whittaker will be the People's National Party candidate r ... Read More

Shoppers wait to cash items at Fontana MoBay, during last Thursday's TSO. TSO a success in MoBay
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Not even the heavy early evening showers associated with Hurricane Joa ... Read More

Noted Montego Bay urologist Dr Keith Wedderburn (right),
accepts his award from Pastor Everett Brown, president of
Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, for outstanding
contribution to the Church's Health Ministries. Adventists award oldest living baptised member during 125th anniversary celebrations
MONTEGO BAY, St James The oldest living baptised member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jama ... Read More

Vin Martin Sister Cities Memorial Health Mission donates US$180,000 worth of medical supplies

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Chairman of the local Atlanta Sister
City Committee

The Atlanta-based Vin Martin Sister Cities Memorial Health Mission Some has made some US$180,000 (over J $21.2m) worth of medication available for free distribution to patients during its three-day health mission in St James that ended yesterday. "Collectively we have about US$180,000 worth of medication," said Fred Smith, the chairman of the local Atlanta Sister City Committee. "But it is just unique that an eye doctor came with US$90,000 worth of medication and his intention is to give it out ... Read More

Manoj Ramchandani: Doing what makes him happy

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Manoj Ramchandani

Manoj Ramchandani is not your typical 33-year-old. The Cornwall College past student has set his sights on developing a strong and reputable brand on the business landscape of western Jamaica. That brand, Dream Corp Investments, is the parent company of Dream Auto, Dream Mart, Dream by the Beach, Dream Property Management and Dream Developers. After obtaining his MBA with honours from Nova Southeastern University, Manoj returned home and started an electronics store. His passion for motor veh ... Read More

Big boost for First Global Bank's music in schools initiative

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Claudine Spence (right), a grade three teacher at the Farm
Primary and Junior High School in St James, listens intently to
colleague Maureen Davis-Atkinson, the literacy teacher at the
Seaward Primary and Junior High School in Kingston, as they
discussed the importance of combining music, literacy and
numeracy for better results in the classroom. They were
attending a recent two-day workshop hosted by First Global
Bank and the Ministry of Education

MONTEGO BAY, St James The highly touted First Global Bank's 'Music, Perfect Pitch for a Sound Education' programme for teachers in St James has been greatly enhanced with the forging of a major alliance with the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), the world's foremost music examining body. The programme, which started in October 2011, is offered at the Bickersteth Primary and Infant, John Rollins Success Primary and the Farm Primary and Junior High Schools in St James, as well ... Read More

Time to change gear, ISSA

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

ISSA President Dr Walton Small (left) and Flow's VP of
Marketing Carlo Redwood at Tuesday's 2015 ISSA/Flow Super
Cup launch at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

AS difficult as it is to ignore the ISSA/Flow Super Cup with its million-dollar winners' cheque, big shiny trophy and all the hype the Flow marketing team can generate, I want to agree with ISSA president Dr Walton Small that the traditional competitions should not be pushed aside. The second staging of the Super Cup was launched earlier this week with all the glitz and glamour expected, and between now and the start of the competition on October 24, it is expected that we will be inundated wit ... Read More

Western Derby

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer FROME, Westmoreland | Thursday, October 08, 2015    

MBU's Owayne Gordon (right) runs
away from Humble Lion's Francois
Swaby in Sunday's RSPL first-round
game at Wespow Park. Gordon's late
goal gave MBU a share of the points
in a 1-1 draw. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

Second-placed FC Reno will host third-placed Montego Bay United at Frome on Sunday in what is expected to be a mouth-watering western derby in the Red Stripe Premier League. Both western clubs are off to fast starts and FC Reno - the only unbeaten team in the competition so far this year and who just avoided relegation last season - are on 11 points, one point more than Montego Bay United who had a three-game win streak snapped with a 1-1 draw against Humble Lion at home on Sunday. The match-u ... Read More

All set for Expo 2015

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

All set for Expo 2015

MONTEGO BAY, St James All is now set for the 16th staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's trade show Expo 2015 which begins tomorrow at the Montego Bay Convention Centre at Rose Hall, St James. The grand showcase will be officially declared opened by United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G Moreno under the theme: 'Inspire. Create... Next Generation'. The expo concludes on Sunday. Dubbed the business event of the year, Expo 2015 will showcase creative exhibits on food ... Read More

Mitchell impresses at Come Celebrate Jesus

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummimgsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October 08, 2015    

A section of the crowd at the convention centre (PHOTOS: PHILP LEMONTE)

ROSE HALL, St James — When American gospel singer and songwriter VaShawn Mitchell took the stage at the Come Celebrate Jesus concert at the Montego Bay Convention Centre Saturday night, it was the first time the multiple Grammy Awards nominee was performing in the island. It was the first time too, that most of the scores of patrons who flocked the spacious convention centre were seeing Mitchell live in concert, and they were not disappointed. Throughout his one hour set, Mitchell who ce ... Read More

Hip Strip - October 8, 2015

Thursday, October 08, 2015    


PEARLY WHITES Flow's execs (from left) Gail Abrahams, Naomi Francis and Danielle Savory flashed pretty smiles for our lens at the launch of the 2015 ISSA/Flow Super Cup at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Tuesday. THAT'S FUNNY Flow's Nicole Campbell shares a joke with her colleague Garfene Grandison during Tuesday's launch of the 2015 ISSA/Flow Super Cup at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. SHARING LENS We caught up with (from left) Digicel's Olivia Tate, CIBC/ First Caribbean employee ... Read More

Taste of Jamaica

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Taste of Jamaica

Roger Lyn (right), marketing manager, Rainforest Seafoods, has the attention of (from left) Kathryn Silvera, advertising and marketing manager, Chas E Ramson, Dittie Guise, general manager, Montego Bay Convention Centre and Avadaugn Sinclair, marketing manager, Best Dressed Chicken at the launch of the Taste of Jamaica culinary competition at the Montego Bay Convention Centre last Friday. The event will be held from October 10 to 11 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre and will feature vibrant c ... Read More

'Tappa' eyes Flow Super Cup

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer ROSE HALL, St James | Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Theodore Whitmore (left) and members of his coaching staff
look on during Saturday's ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup Zone A game
between St James High and Cornwall College at Jarrett Park.
The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

With the hype, pomp and pageantry surrounding the launch of the second staging of the ISSA/Flow Super Cup competition at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Tuesday, Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, coach of the St James High daCosta Cup team, couldn't help dreaming of his team winning the $2.5 million first-prize and impressive trophy. "The Flow Super Cup is very exciting and interesting and we have spoken about it, and it motivates us," Whitmore, a former national coach, told the Jamaica Observer ... Read More



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