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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...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Prominent hotelier Richard A.M. Wallace is now the new president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce And Industry. Wallace was selected for the job at the chamber’s recent annual general meeting, where a new team was identified to...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland police have vowed to leave no stone unturned in a bid to bring to justice the gunmen responsible for a bloody rampage in the parish earlier this week that left eight persons dead. “We have a fair idea of what is...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:19 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Western Jamaica lost one of its iconic residents yesterday with the passing of legendary businessman, politician, and philanthropist Owen ‘Hurry Hurry’ Sinclair. “This is a tremendous loss to the parish and Jamaica overall,” said...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:39 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Growing scrutiny on crime data and an embarrassing rat infestation exposé at the old Area One headquarters in Montego Bay have caused rank-and-file police in western Jamaica to come under pressure from their...

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...

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