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Top cop lashes out at people who back wrongdoers

Women attend a round-table talk at Sandals Royal Caribbean in St James on Wednesday. (Photos: Philp Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant has lashed out at people who warn wrongdoers of the police’s approach to their communities, in a scathing attack against residents who take the side of criminals. “Don’t signal to them (criminals). Don&rsq ... Read More

Members of the Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, in their uniforms donated by Michelle-Ann Tinglin, are joined by other stakeholders after a recent performance at the Falmouth pier. More help for Trelawny All Stars Marching Band
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The financially-strapped Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, which was earl ... Read More

SJCA calls up 24 for Senior League
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Seven members of the Thompson Street team that won the St James Cricket Asso ... Read More


Views from the west: A look at western Jamaica’s crime problem
There are three basic factors driving the crime wave in western Jamaica — the economic factor, ... Read More

More students to benefit from MoBay City Run

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Chair of the MoBay City Run organising committee Janet Silvera addresses the launch of the fourth staging of the event at the Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall on Tuesday.

ROSE HALL, St James — Organisers of the fourth staging of the MoBay City Run have extended their reach and will broaden their scope as they seek to assist more students from the proceeds of this year’s event, which will be staged on May 7 in Montego Bay. Chair of the organising committee, Janet Silvera, told Tuesday’s media launch at Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall that they will be extending assistance to residents of western Jamaica who attend tertiary institutions outside o ... Read More

Western Jamaica Domino competition begins with Strike Force win

BY ALAN LEWIN Observer West writer | Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Strike Force’s Roxanne Wallace (second right) and her partner Alfred Sinclair (left) engage Classic’s Selvin Brown (right) and his partner Milton Facey in the sole match of the Western Jamaica Domino Association Charley’s JB Overproof Rum-sponsored competition at the 24x7 Sports Bar in Montego Bay on Sunday. Strike Force won the match 300 to 290. (Photo: Alan Lewin)

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The 2017 staging of the Western Jamaica Domino Association Charley’s JB Overproof Rum-sponsored competition began on Sunday at the 24x7 Sports Bar in Montego Bay with Classic, the defending champions for the premier league, being outscored by Strike Force 300 to 290 in the only match played. The competition, which is divided into three categories, will see several matches down to be played next Sunday. In the Premier League, Uptown will take on Scotch Bon ... Read More

PHOTO: ‘Women talk’

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Photo: Philp Lemonte

Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant (centre) fields questions from a group of women drawn from the three Sandals Resorts properties in the Montego Bay region, as well as ladies from the nearby Flanker community, during an intimate round-table talk themed: “Beating the Odds for Success”, held at the Sandals Royal Caribbean property yesterday. Also photographed are: Public relations manager for Sandals Montego Bay region Khadine Daley (left) and training manager Sigourney Has ... Read More

PHOTO: Record breaking throw

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Photo:Paul Reid

Montego Bay Community College’s Lacie Allen on her way to a new meet record in the women’s discus throw final at Saturday’s second staging of the CCCJ track and field and cheerleading competition at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Allen, who was the only winner for MBCC, threw 27.20 metres, breaking the mark of 23.25 metre set by Donique McIntosh of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE). (Photo:Paul Reid) Read More

Thompson Street lift Heroy Clarke 40-over title

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Thompson Street won the St James Cricket Association Heroy Clarke 40- Over competition after beating Green Pond by 36 runs in Sunday’s final at Barnett Oval in Montego Bay. In a game reduced to 30 overs, Thompson Street, who lost the toss and were sent in to bat, made 130 for eight, then bowled out Green Pond for 94 in 24.5 overs as Christopher Watson took five wickets for 25 runs off 12.4 overs for winners. Samuels Evans took two wickets for Thompson Street as Sh ... Read More

Tight race!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Montego Bay Boys Club’s Ronaldo McLeish (left) turns away from Reggae Youths’ O’Carey Spence in a recent JFF Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League third round game at the UDC field. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo: Paul Reid)

Semi-final hopefuls Montego Bay Boys Club and Faulkland FC will take on relegation-threatened Granville United and Three Miles River respectively on Saturday as the race for play-off places in the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League heats up. Montego Bay Boys Club are in second place on 24 points, 11 points behind leaders and semi-final qualifiers Sandals South Coast, while Faulkland FC are a point and a place below on 23 points. Both teams w ... Read More

Negril gets ready for Charley’s JB Rum Great Escape Weekend

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Brand Charley’s JB Rum manager Pavel Smith (left) and member of the organising committee for the Charley’s JB Rum Great Escape Weekend, Nekeisha Myrie Kozier, during the launch of the event at Bambooze Negril last Friday.()

Plans are now in high gear for this year’s staging of the Charley’s JB Rum-sponsored Great Escape Weekend party series, which begins on April 14 in the resort town of Negril. Speaking at the launch of the sixth staging of the event at Bambooze Negril, member of the organising committee, Nekeisha Myrie Kozier, promised patrons a fun-filled Easter weekend. “We will have something for everyone. This year will be no different. It’s going to be four days of non-stop partying ... Read More

Itelbpo donates playground to Blossom Gardens

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

One of the equipment on the playground

MONTEGO BAY, St James - A playground may seem like an ordinary, insignificant structure merely to occupy the time of children for a few hours. But for wards of the state at the Blossom Gardens Child Care Facility in St James, a playground is a place that brings joy, smiles and laughter for many of them who have very little. On a visit to the facility you will notice that there was a recent facelift of the space. With this facelift came the construction of a new playground complete with a gaze ... Read More

Good luck!

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Flanker Primary and Junior High School Under 13 football team

Sandals Resorts Montego Bay region (Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Inn) presented the Flanker Primary and Junior High School in St James with much needed football gear for the preparation of the St James FA/VMBS Under-13 Football competition set to start in April. Flanker, who were semi-finalists in the competition last year, have expressed confidence that they will advance in the upcoming season. Here, Khadine Daley, the Sandals Resorts regional public relations ma ... Read More

Deadly gangs

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, March 23, 2017    

BEEPUT… the One Voice and the One Link gangs are creating mayhem in the parish

LUCEA, Hanover - Newly installed commanding officer for the Hanover Police Division Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sharon Beeput has vowed to dismantle the four existing gangs operating in the parish, two of which, she said, are creating mayhem. “… It is our intention to dismantle the gangs operating in our space. And we need the corporation of everybody,” DSP Beeput told the recent regular monthly meeting of the Hanover Municipal Corporation. She listed the gangs as ... Read More



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