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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

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

Western Bureau: As concerns linger over the prospect of bauxite mining in or near the Cockpit Country, stakeholders are gearing up to stage a protest outside Gordon House, the seat of the nation’s Parliament, next week. Residents and...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:26 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be seeking to sign up hundreds of young persons from western Jamaica as it stages a major recruitment drive at Rusea’s High School in Lucea, Hanover, tomorrow. “The aim is to recruit some...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: In just over three months since the state of emergency (SOE) was declared in Hanover, Westmoreland and St James, the security forces have seized 33 illegal firearms and more than 3,700 rounds of ammunition. Nine alleged top-flight...

Published:Tuesday | August 13, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: As the battle lines thicken in the dispute over whether or not bauxite mining should be allowed in any parts of the Cockpit Country, southern Trelawny-based environmentalist Hugh Dixon is questioning the sincerity of the Government...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While the level of panic over lawlessness in the parish has fallen due to heightened attention from the security forces, the latest police statistics still paint a bloody picture of St James. Police data reveal that up to August 3,...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau Energised by the delicious jerk food, the thousands of patrons who descended on the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay last Thursday for the 10th edition of the city’s Jerk and Food Festival, also got their fill in...

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Senator Charles Sinclair, the councillor for the Flanker division in the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC), is taking issue with the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) ongoing disconnection of electricity supply to homes...

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Kenneth Grant, president of the Trelawny Lay Magistrates’ Association, has put himself into the ­forefront of the fight to prevent bauxite interests from conducting ­mining operations in the Cockpit Country, which spans several...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While agreeing that the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre was overwhelmed by the number of patrons at the two main nights of Reggae Sumfest 2019, both the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and the St James Municipal Corporation are...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Mattia Ruebenstruck, the man whose Warrior Sound International won the 2019 edition of Reggae Sumfest’s Global Sound Clash title, believes he has successfully carved his name in dancehall’s history. The German sound beat out two Jamaicans, a...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:26 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is flatly rejecting the common perception that when it comes to corruption, it is a case of no better herring, no better barrel between his People’s National Party (PNP) and the Andrew Holness-led...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Veteran selector Oneil ‘Foota Hype’ Thomas ended his protracted hiatus from the local dancehall space in fine style when he combined his selecting skills and his social media bravado, churning out non-stop excitement as he ‘shelled...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While Reggae Sumfest is set to feature close to 50 of the biggest names in reggae and dancehall, if one should go by the responses from many of the overseas fans pouring into the island for the one-week festival, it would appear...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:13 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Two dazzling young entertainers, Skinny Fabulous, the energetic soca artiste from St Vincent & the Grenadines; and Stylo G, the Spanish Town-born reggae fusion recording artiste who is based in Britain, will spearhead the delivery...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Landowners in the proximity of the crumbling Paradise Bridge near Ferris in Westmoreland have expressed a willingness to provide the authorities with the lands needed to create an alternative route along the corridor to bypass the...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Mark McGann and Anthony Murray, the councillors for the Somerton and Rose Hall divisions, respectively, in the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC), have declared that they will be giving serious attention to resolving the...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While not slighting the current crime-fighting measures, businesswoman and journalist Janet Silvera, the new president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), thinks a national coalition is needed to address...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:19 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Businesswoman Gloria Henry was unanimously elected to serve a third consecutive term as president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) at its sixth annual general meeting (AGM), which was held in Montego...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:41 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Fredrik Moe of Scenic Developments Limited, the developer of the Point Housing Scheme in Hanover, is rejecting a claim by Roland Haye, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management’s (ODPEM) regional coordinator for...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: When three fishermen from Whitehouse in Westmoreland found an illegal firearm in a bucket floating off the coastline last Christmas Eve, they did not see it as a gift to keep. To them, it was a clear reminder that the high seas,...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Describing the sector as chock-full of untapped potential, Montego Bay Deputy Mayor Leeroy Williams is imploring the nation’s youth to give serious thoughts to a career path in agriculture. Williams was speaking at Sangster...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While lauding the success of the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in curbing the runaway lawlessness which was plaguing St James, Winston Lawson, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is still...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:23 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While they are not entirely pleased with the restrictions, especially with regard to some aspects of their social life, some residents of Mount Salem in St James are in support of the latest 60-day extension to the zone of special...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: A teenage girl who went missing from her St Catherine home just over four months ago is now in the custody of the St James police. She was one of four persons held in a house in New Ramble, also in St James, where an illegal...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Government Senator Charles Sinclair, who is also the councillor for the Flankers division in the St James Municipal Corporation, will be putting a resolution on the table at the corporation’s next monthly meeting to have May 28...

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