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Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: THE MONTEGO Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) says it supports the Jamaica Public Service’s (JPS) appeal for a zero-rating of the general consumption tax (GCT) on electricity and the removal of the Special Consumption Tax...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: PASTOR EVERTON Jackson, who heads both the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay and the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) Western, has been appointed to serve as the new director of integral mission by the Baptist World Alliance (...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Well-known Montego Bay-based mathematics expert, Richard James, who was the first educator to publicly offer his programmes free of cost via YouTube to help students displaced by the shutdown of schools owing to COVID-19, has been...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: With the nation seeing massive dislocations as a result of the global impact of the deadly COVID-19, the local Chinese community, which is oftentimes accused of not being receptive to integration, has joined the all...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James community of Flankers, which has recorded two murders recently, is now under a 96-hour lockdown as the military and the police are now conducting house-to-house searches for illegal guns and gangsters. The operation...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:24 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Scores of Jamaicans who are on an overseas work programme were forced to leave behind the goods and appliances they were stockpiling to take back home as they were informed at very short notice that they had just hours to leave the...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: With local COVID-19 fears now reaching panic levels, some stakeholders in the hospitality sector who are being forced to report to work despite not falling into the ‘essential service workers’ category are...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Well-known Montego Bay-based mathematics expert Richard James is offering his programmes free of cost via YouTube to help students who have been displaced by the shutdown of schools nationally as a precautionary measure to limit the...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:13 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The cavalier attitude many Jamaicans sometimes take towards natural disaster was nowhere in evidence in western Jamaica on Friday as the region reacted to the news that a person is now in an isolation ward at the Cornwall Regional...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:13 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Senior lecturer at The University of the West Indies’ Faculty of Medical Sciences Dr Christopher Ogunsalu is urging his fellow dental professionals to create safe surroundings for their patients while seeking to educate...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The excellence of educators at the Knockalva Polytechnic College, in Hanover, who achieved 100 per cent success in their respective subject area, was rewarded with a special luncheon, under the theme ‘saluting excellence,’ at the...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Daniel Dawes, chief executive officer of The Universal Service Fund (USF) has said the entity is poised to broaden its range across the island as plans are in place to set up offices in the parishes of St James, Portland and...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:15 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Artistes Romain Virgo, Agent Sasco and Ding Dong Ravers were at their generous best Wednesday night as in addition to churning out impressive performances at the annual Rainforest Seafoods and Music Festival in Montego Bay, they...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Battle-weary residents of Granville in St James made a profound statement against the resurgence of gun violence in their community by staging a prayer walk and combined church service aimed at telegraphing their determination to...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Manning’s School, which has been an iconic landmark in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, for close to 300 years, is currently attracting negative attention from some of its well-wishers, who are unhappy that the once-pristine entrance...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Armed with the knowledge that it was the need for housing, sparked by the proliferation of new tourism jobs that came to the fore in the 1960s, which gave birth to its city’s numerous informal communities, stakeholders in Montego...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:36 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The police’s Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) unit struck yesterday in Montego Bay, seizing counterfeit goods valued at several million dollars at the New Super 88 Store, located on Barnett Street in the St James parish...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Two men who have been on the radar of the St James police for violent crimes were shot and killed when they engaged a police-military team in a gunfight in Mud Valley in Retirement, near Granville, in St James. In what was described...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The marginal fall in murders in the Hanover Police Division has sparked optimism from commanding officer, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, that the gains of the state of emergency blanketing three western parishes will continue to...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: With six killings in the first 44 days of 2020, the parish of St James, which was dubbed Jamaica’s murder capital in 2017, has seen its homicide rate fall to a 20-year low. At the current rate, about 50 people will be killed at year...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Unlike previous years, the annual Montego Bay ‘Peace Concert’ – which has been added to this year’s Reggae Month calendar and will be staged at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex on Sunday, February 23 – will feature artistes...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: While cruise shipping in the geographical region surrounding China, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus, is being severely affected by contagion and death, it’s business as usual in Jamaica, albeit the...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:30 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Like at the two international airports, provisions are in place to guard against the deadly novel coronavirus entering Jamaica via the nation’s cruise ship piers, a senior shipping authority has said. Michael Belnavis, chairman of...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has hailed the St James Health Department for its role in the lowering of the Aedes index from nine per cent in December to seven per cent in January, which he believes is a crucial improvement in the...

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