Referee Murdered

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
A popular football referee was killed in the second city yesterday (Thursday) morning. Andre Gayle, age 29, who also worked as a security guard employed to Camp­bell's Chartered Security Services, was shot and killed while on duty at the Ovista Guest House in Richmond Hill.

Chased, robbed, killed - Pitfour man falls prey

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
Twenty-three year-old Christopher Hamilton was brutally murdered by unknown assailants in his home community of Pitfour, St. James, on Tuesday, March 16.


No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
By Shamir Brown Trelawny Correspondent
The plan is for the new courthouses that are being built to have an office specially designed for the different Custodes in the various parishes across the island.

Residents cry for peace ...War erupts in Crawford Street

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
For some time now Craw­ford Street in Mt. Salem, Montego Bay has been somewhat of a peaceful area until only just last week when criminals have has caused fear in residents, putting their lives in danger, one such person is popular Montego Bay promoter Georgia 'Bubbler' Gray who was featured in Monday's paper.

[COURTHOUSE]:::Woman had ganja in underwear

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
A woman's plan to smuggle ganja to Curacao took a nosedive after narcotic agents found the drug inside her underwear.

[COURTHOUSE]:::Judge to determine if 'prima facie' case exists in murder case

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
A St. James Resident Magistrate is to tell the court on March 30 whether or not a 'prima facie' case was established following a preliminary hearing in the murder case against John Whittaker accused of killing his uncle.


No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
While the Montego Bay RM Court awaits a DNA report, 35 year-old Kevon Black of Peckham, England who is facing drug­related charges was given the green light to travel overseas.


No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
A man charged with unlawful wounding after he used a machete to chop another man was given a suspended jail term when he appeared before the Montego Bay RM Court on Tuesday, March 16.


No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
A man who tried to export nine pounds of marijuana to the USA will be sentenced in the Montego Bay RM Court on March 24.


No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
One of two men charged with unlawful possession of property after they were allegedly seen removing items from a house has been released on bail.


No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
A trial date has been set for 29 year-old Lovington Clarke who was charged following an incident in 2007 where he inflicted a number of machete wounds to another man.


No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
A St. James man accused of the murder of Devon Gallimore of Seaview, Albion in the parish was granted bail in the sum of $250,000 in the Montego Bay RM Court on Wednesday, March 17.

[OPINIONS]:::...Bruce's hard knock life

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
It would appear that where ever the Golding-led administration turns there is trouble. The Prime Minister is being bombarded on all fronts be it the economy, debt, IMF, crime and violence, the Nurses Association, teachers, and the Christopher "Dudus" Coke extradition saga, which incidentally, took another twist two days ago.

[The Montegonian]:::Brand Montego: 1

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
With Yannick Pessoa
"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well."
                              -Jeff Bezos
"There is more similarity in the marketing challenge of selling a precious painting by Degas and a frosted mug of root beer than you ever thought possible. "
                              -A. Alfred Taubman
    In today's environment cities compete amongst each other for talent, business and human resources. In many ways they have to act like commercial entities by selling themselves to potential customers - business investors, visitors/tourists, the working and creative classes as successful, vibrant, forward­looking brands. Simply put they have to market themselves as the place to be, project an image of tomorrow and betterment.

[OPINIONS]:::I.M.F. approves Jamaica's stand-by load agreement

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
By Robert Dalley
Former Minister of Finance and Planning, Omar Davies, former financial secretary Ms. Shirley Tindall and the former FINSAC Managing Director have all taken a combined case to the court seeking to have the court halt the proceedings of the FINSAC which is being held in Kingston under the honourable Chairmanship of Justice Boyd Carey.

New water system for Catadupa District

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
This according to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) which states that on March 15 Minister of State for Water and Housing, Hon. Everald Warmington officially commissioned the new system into service, which was built at a cost of approximately $23 million through the joint efforts of the Ministry through the Rural Water Supply Limited, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), and the Catadupa Benevolent Society. The Catadupa system can supply up to 103,000 gallons of potable water per day.

[Positive Parenting]:::Features of a healthy family

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
Based on the extensive research of Minuchin a Salvadorian family therapist in healthy families there is a clear separation between adults and children. Whether the family has one or two parents and regardless of the number of assorted relatives living under one roof, the adults and children are kept apart by an invisible boundary. This boundary according to Minuchin is "likened to a one way valve. It allows the adults to meet the needs of children, but it prevents the children from meeting the needs of the adults. Although love and affection flow freely in both directions, the children are not allowed to become part of the adult support system".

[Stone of Truth]:::A Life Of Love

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
What does a life of love look like? How is that life lived? How does that life manifest itself?

Lilliput residents enraged - Say police shot man in cold blood

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
Following a mysterious shooting in Wagon Wheel, Lilliput in St. James on Wednesday, March 10, and a confrontation with police the next day, two people were left with gun shot wounds while two others are now dead.


No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
 Employees of Landline Internet Mobile Entertainment (L.I.M.E.) in western Jamaica got treated to a Health and Wellness Fair, put on by the company at the St. James Parish Church on Tuesday March 16.

Rex Nettleford's time spent at Cornwall College

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
 Ralston Milton 'Rex' Nettleford spent many of his formative years in Montego Bay where he attended Cornwall College.

U.S. Embassy speaker assists Jamaican organization navigate social media

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
If Facebook were a country, it would be the world's fourth largest. One of out of eight couples married in the United States in 2009 met on social media web­sites. These statistics make it clear the social media revolution is not a passing fad, but a fundamental shift in the way people communicate.

Creative writers give Albion 'hope'

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
Close to 200 students of the Albion Primary and Junior High School in Montego Bay received reading materials and text books from members of the Creative Writers Club of the UWI, Mona­Western Jamaica Campus on Thursday March 11, 2010.

Dean Moriah nominated for T.S.E.P. Award

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
Living by the motto "hard work is the key to success", Dean Moriah has earned the distinction of being a nominee for the Ministry of Tourism's 2009 Tourism Service Excellence, TSEP, Award. The awards ceremony takes place on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay.

Steady increase in community policing initiatives

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
Assistant Commissioner of Police John McLean with responsibility for the Community Safety & Security Division is expressing confidence that there is a steady growth in the number of communities which are trusting Community Policing as the answer to their collective needs. He explains that the new model of Community Policing being pursued by communities, places emphasis on joint problem solving and partnerships.

Digicel becomes Jamaica's largest Facebook family

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
Digicel Jamaica has attracted 100,000 fans to its Facebook page in under 100 days making it Jamaica's largest online family - and mirroring its huge launch success eight and a half years ago when it racked up 100,000 customers in just 100 days. In fact, in the last 30 days alone, Digicel Jamaica's Facebook friends have grown by a massive 298%.

[Entertaiment]:::Matterhorn's Birthday Bash Tonight

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
By Joel Lawson
All roads lead to Pier One on Saturday . (March 20, 2010) where Tony Matter­horn's World Tour Party will make a stop. Matter­horn will fly in from the Canada leg of the World Tour Birthday Party straight to Montego Bay. The event is endorsed by FAME FM and Zip Phoric.

[Entertaiment]:::'Wi Clean and Out' Friday

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
Friday ,March 19, party lovers will be turning out in their numbers at the Runn Way located along 7A Harbour Street in Montego Bay, as Duwain Promotion in association with Diamond in the Rough presents a grand party night dubbed 'Wi Clean and Out'.

[Entertaiment]:::A spring breaker's treat

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
Conroy Walker
Spring break 2010 got off with a bang on Saturday March 8, when the Energy God Elephant Man, the Mr. Lover Lover himself, Shaggy and chart topping artiste Chino, de­livered a musical treat during the Heineken Red Star concert at the new Jungle Night Club's stage show venue in Negril.

[SPORTS]:::Harmony, Holland out front

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
Harmony FC and Holland are tied at the top of the standings in the Trelawny FA National Rums Major League. Both teams scored wins in the last round of games played last weekend.

[SPORTS]:::Village humble the lions.....moves closer to top six

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
By Craig Oates
Village United brought the high-flying Humble Lions FC down to earth in the Digicel Premier League on Sunday. Humble Lions had their six-game unbeaten tun in the third round of the Digicel Premier League snapped by the hard running Village team, who after finding themselves rooted at the bottom of the points standings for most of the competition are just shy of moving back into the top-six with a hard­fought 2-1 win at the Effortsville Community Centre.

[SPORTS]:::Granville edged out of Flow Cup

No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
By Paul Clarke
Granville just missed out on a place in the semi-final of the Flow Champions Cup Thursday, when they were edged 2-1 by Premier League outfit Arnett Gardens.