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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The St James Ministers’ Fraternal (StJMF) has officially joined the anti-crime campaign in the western parish, creating another front in the war against lawlessness, which got a major boost with Monday’s unveiling of the Operation...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The new J$62-million Sam Sharpe Diagnostic and Early Intervention Centre, which has been established to assist at-risk youth, will be officially commissioned into service on Monday, June 3, with three diagnostic classrooms, an...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Peeved by the rat infestation in the Second City, Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis says he plans to get tough on persons and establishments which help to create and sustain the problem. Speaking at the recent monthly meeting of the St...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Dr Carey Wallace, chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), says the organisation’s decision to fund the rehabilitation and expansion of the Black River Health Centre in St Elizabeth was taken out of recognition that with the...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:17 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Concerned that gangsters fleeing the state of public emergency (SOE) in Westmoreland, Hanover, and St James could target St Elizabeth in their bid to escape justice, Floyd Green, the member of parliament for South West St Elizabeth...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the recently renovated and expanded Black River Health Centre in St Elizabeth will provide stakeholders in the health sector with a unique opportunity to redefine universal access to...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Unlike counterparts in Montego Bay who are seemingly worried that the reinstatement of the state of public emergency (SOE) will impact their earnings, business operators in the resort town of Negril are seemingly more concerned...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Tired of having their lives disrupted by crime and violence, some inner-city residents in Montego Bay say they are ready to reject the ‘informer fi dead’ culture and join the fight to rid their communities of gun-toting gangsters. “...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:39 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The man believed to have been the driver of an ill-fated motor car, which mowed down and killed two-year-old Sasha-Gaye ‘Munchie’ Dennis along the Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay on Tuesday, is now in police custody in St...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Despite the many new policing initiatives and promises to curtail the rampant lawlessness plaguing the western region, the latest crime figures indicate that the region’s murder tally for 2019 has now exceeded 100, reaching 110 over...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the commanding officer for the St James police, is sounding a warning to the men who shot and seriously injured a policeman in Norwood yesterday morning. “We are not going to ask them to turn themselves...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:17 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Seafood processor Rainforest Seafoods has signed an agreement with the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines to develop a state-of-the-art seafood-processing facility in Calliaqua, St Vincent. The agreement for the project,...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2019 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The new traffic management plan, which is an integral part of the St. James police’s overall drive to contain lawlessness, is producing the desired result, according to Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:30 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: As the Government continues to mull over the idea of establishing more zones of special operations (ZOSO) across the island, residents of Mount Salem, in St James, which had the first ZOSO, say they are enjoying the transformational...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:42 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The Rock Bridge in Falmouth, Trelawny, which was recently closed by the National Works Agency (NWA) because of significant structural defects, will be replaced. Janel Rickets, community relations officer at the NWA’s Western Region...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The head of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Montego Bay chapter is not in support of calls for a reinstatement of a state of emergency (SOE) in St James to tackle rampant crime in the parish, saying such a move...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:19 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: A recent declaration by Winston Lawson, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, that murders in St James have reached a “distressing level” was confirmed by the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The St James police’s bid to remove illegal weapons from the streets of the western parish was met with more success over the past 48 hours with the seizure of four firearms, including an assault rifle. “We are literally working...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:28 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While admitting that Chinese Ambassador Tian Qi, in a light-hearted manner, commented on a photograph of Ruel Reid, the embattled former minister of education, during his recent visit to the Montego Bay Community College (MBCC) in...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Superintendent Vernon Ellis, commanding officer for the St James Police Division, says his team is not singling out Chinese business operators for special protection, albeit that members of the Chinese business community in Montego...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: As sad as he was when his father died, Grange Hill High School’s principal Errol Stewart, was composed enough not to cry. However, he could not contain the tears that flowed last Friday when the school’s well-loved security guard,...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The death of top-flight St James gangster, 23-year-old Amoy ‘Pinky’ Young, who was killed in a confrontation with the police in Granville on Thursday, is being hailed by the police as a major breakthrough in its effort to neutralise...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:32 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Several licensed firearm holders in western Jamaica could lose their guns in short order as the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is not satisfied, based on alleged flaws in their character and other disqualifying factors, that they...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: In a week when criminals staged a daring daylight robbery in Montego Bay, St James, escaping with millions of dollars and killing two persons (on March 10), the relentless efforts of the police in tracking down the wrongdoers paid...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While there are fresh jitters among stakeholders in St James as a result of the post-state of public emergency (SOE) spike in murders, Superintendent Vernon Ellis, commanding officer of the St James Police...

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