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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:While they are not out celebrating, many residents of Cambridge in St James are quietly thankful that they will no longer have to face the wrath of top gangster Ryan 'Ratty' Peterkin, who was killed in a confrontation with a police-...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:The decision to keep the renal and radiology units on the main building at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay could be fraught with danger as fresh reports have surfaced of at least one nurse coughing up...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay was buzzing with activities yesterday as the hospital's administration intensified its bid to move in-house patients from the main building, which is deemed unsafe as a result of the...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:While junior doctors were back on the job at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, on Wednesday, the situation at the 400-bed Type A hospital remains in a state of flux as patients are being removed from the...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:The emission of noxious fumes plaguing the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, could be far more serious than initially believed as more than 100 nurses have been adversely affected, according to Carmen Johnson...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:The 1963 Coral Gardens incident, which saw scores of Rastafarians suffering brutality at the hands of agents of the State, will be commemorated at the Pitfour Nyahbinghi Centre in Granville, St James, tomorrow with a series of...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:With some of the gangsters who were displaced from St James by a state of public emergency (SOE) now under pressure in other police divisions, some residents of the western parish are worried that with thepolice-military presence...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:While the vast majority of the teachers in western Jamaica were off the job yesterday, as part of the nationwide protest to press the Government for a better wage package, many schools were forced to find creative ways to conduct...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:There was a strong police-military presence in the volatile Canterbury community in Montego Bay, St James, as residents were on edge following Wednesday's shooting of two men in the community by mask-wearing thugs armed with rifles."...

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:With no end in sight to the ongoing woes of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), including the recent re-emergence of the noxious fumes emission, senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Dr Christopher Ogunsalu is...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:The multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the Montego Bay Waterfront, which is to be spearheaded by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), is still on course for the 2018-2019 financial year.Businessman Winston Dear, chairman of the...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:With the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) steadily taking root in St James, violent crime is witnessing a drastic reduction. The parish - which was the nation's runaway murder capital last year, with a record 335 murders - is...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Ayele Russell, the Negril resident who allegedly murdered his girlfriend last year and buried her body beneath the floor of his bedroom floor in the West End section of the resort town, is now in custody in the United States, where he...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:The ongoing state of public emergency (SOPE) in St James appears to be the elusive antidote that the authorities have been searching for in their quest to stump lottery scam, which the police said was primarily responsible for...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:The opposition People's National Party (PNP) is taking issue with the manner in which the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) acted in slapping a three-month suspension on Councillor Michael Troupe, of the Granville division,...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:While some Christians have not taken kindly to being forced to end their night church services earlier than normal because of the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James, Pastor Charles Brevitt, of the Glendevon Circuit of...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Like some business stakeholders in the parish, National Security Minister Robert Montague is wary about the impact the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James could ultimately have on the tourism sector and is proposing a...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Two residents of Flankers, in St James, who had turned themselves in to the police after their photographs appeared on a "bogus most wanted" list, which was aired on local television, are now hopping mad, having experienced six...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Four St James men were among five persons arrested in Kew district in Hanover on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in the illicit lottery scam, which is being blamed for the violence in St James that sparked the declaration of a...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:The ongoing detention of some of the persons held by the security forces since the declaration of the state of public emergency in St James last Thursday, as well as the conditions under which they are being housed, is creating much...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:While most residents of St James are now seeing real peace for the first time in quite a while as a result of the ongoing state of public emergency in the parish, others are not enjoying the tranquility, as they are worried about the...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:The ongoing state of public emergency in St James yielded more success for the security forces yesterday, as a rifle and handgun were seized in Flankers, which was under siege prior to the latest crime-fighting initiative to quell the...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Hopeful that the state of public emergency will ultimately restore law and order, business operators in St James, including the operators of informal street-side stalls, said that they were quite happy to comply with a directive from...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents of several volatile communities in St James yesterday welcomed members of the security forces with open arms as the Government's latest initiative to quell the parish's rampant lawlessness started with a joint police-...

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