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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:In a festival that saw ganja being celebrated against a backdrop of Rastafarian cuisine, art, craft and music, Ras Iyah V, one of the organisers of the annual Rastafari Rootz Fest and Ganja Cup, has declared the event a "ganja...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Last Friday night, the 2018 Rastafari Rootz Fest unfolded against a backdrop of blazing spliffs and bubbling ganga pipes. A great contrast to the days when reggae legend Jacob Miller would sing "tired fi lick chalice inna bush," -...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:While several prominent stakeholders in St James are unhappy with the planned termination of the state of public emergency (SOE) in the parish, it is welcome news for many small-business operators who have been taking a financial...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:With just under three weeks to go in the year, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the commanding officer for Hanover, has said she is extremely confident that the relative peace in the parish will continue through the Christmas season and...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hanover police made a major cybercrime breakthrough on Wednesday when smart detective work resulted in the arrest of three men who are believed to be key players behind the tampering of automated teller machines (ATMs) islandwide...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Buenos Aires, Argentina:Having already made an indelible mark on the construction sector in the Caribbean and Latin American region, China is now looking to extend its sphere of influence in the region's media sector as it not only wants to tell its...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 8:47 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Delano 'Prekeh' Wilmot, the latest leader of the notorious Ratty Gang, which has been terrorising the communities of Cambridge and Retrieve, in St James, was reportedly shot and killed in a confrontation with members of...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Omar Robinson, the president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), is taking issue with a suggestion in an overseas publication, which is insinuating that crimes against visitors are not being treated seriously here in...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Twenty years after a successful first production, the charity event On With The Show, which was first presented to raise funds for the building and equipping of the MoBay Hope Medical Centre, will be hitting the stage once again with...

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

Western Bureau:Some residents in Cambridge, St James, are questioning the commitment of the security forces in tracking down and apprehending the remnants of the notorious Ratty Gang, who were said to be cornered in bushes in the Cambridge-Retrieve...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Tears flowed at Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay, St James yesterday as the school family - including the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Past Students' Association (PSA) and friends of the school - came...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:With five murders last week and a number of alleged killers on the run, Hanover is now on the brink of eclipsing the 60 murders committed last year as the current tally for 2018 is 39, with five full months to go in the year."We are...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:It would appear that colleagues did not pay sufficient attention to some obvious warning signs prior to the alleged suicide of Senior Superintendent Dermot Lawrence, who was found hanging by the neck from the staircase inside the...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Kinara Fields, a general practitioner who serves both the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James and the Noel Holmes Hospital in Westmoreland, is the latest inductee in the Rotary Club of Montego Bay.The CARICOM national, who hails...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell, the Jamaica Constabulary Force's commanding officer for the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James,, said he was very pleased with how the security measures instituted for...

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

Western Bureau:Superintendent ShAron Beeput, head of the Hanover Police Division, has taken issue with the recent allegation by the mother of a man who was killed in the parish last Friday that he was murdered by the police."It is difficult to...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:The Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society (RCGBS), which represents survivors of the brutal 1963 police crackdown against Rastafarians in western Jamaica, has rejected the Government's plan to establish a $102-million Rastafari...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:When the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia Thursday morning, the football association presidents in western Jamaica will all be backing just one team - the South American giants and five-time champions Brazil.Based on the...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Tears flowed freely at the New Works Primary School in Westmoreland yesterday as students and teachers reacted with shock and grief to the murder of nine-year-old student Kadijah Saunders, whose body was found in an isolated section...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Well-known journalist Alan Lewin is now recuperating in the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, where he underwent emergency surgery last weekend after he was allegedly attacked by three knife-wielding women in Montego Bay on Friday night....

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:A popular sound system selector and a renowned photographer were among four persons killed when two speeding motorcycles crashed head-on along the heavily used Nampriel Road in Negril, Westmoreland, on Wednesday nightThe deceased have...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Derrick Kellier, who has been the member of parliament (MP) for Southern St James since he entered representational politics in 1987, has decided to called time on his political career and will be spending the remainder of his term...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

It was literally a case of 'speed kills' along the Hopewell main road in Hanover on Sunday night as all five occupants of a Toyota Corolla motor car died instantaneously in a horrific crash that left the two occupants of another car badly injured."...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:With a massive road-rehabilitation campaign now on in St James, Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, plans to get tough on construction companies, especially those transporting concrete and causing spillage along the roadway....

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