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Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The accident-prone Trelawny leg of the North Coast Highway registered yet another death yesterday when a young woman lost her life as the car in which she was travelling collided with a trailer,with both vehicles careening off the...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Despite the buzz around his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) challenger, Tamika Davis, Ian Hayles of the People’s National Party (PNP) is flush with confidence that come September 3, he will retain his seat as member of parliament (MP)...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:30 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The late business mogul Anthony Hart, whose pioneering development transformed Montego Bay into a premier commercial hub, has been praised as “a dreamer and a visionary Jamaican”. Hart, 87, died at hospital on Thursday after ailing...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Being a native of Mount Salem, one of the three political divisions in St James, the West Central Dr Andre Haughton thinks that by virtue of his first-hand knowledge of the area and his academic acumen, he is adequately equipped to...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The assurances given by the leadership of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) that they would ensure that the COVID-19 health and safety protocols would be followed on nomination...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:21 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture Victor Wright has defended the legitimacy of his occupancy of a government-owned house and has characterised Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ allegation that he has captured state lands as “a smear...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Build Expo, the Montego Bay-based entity behind the annual three-day expo, which showcases design and construction from top regional and international professionals and market leaders, has fallen into the clutches of hackers, who...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The spirit of generosity, which has become an important tool in the fight to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, was on display last week in Montego Bay when MBJ Airports Limited (MBJ) donated J$3 million in much-needed...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The high-tech surveillance cameras equipped with facial-recognition software being installed by Chinese business operators across the Second City have already been reaping success. The devices, which can easily pick up faces up to a...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:22 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: With a number of their businesses being hit in multimillion-dollar heists in recent years, sometimes with deadly outcomes, members of the Chinese community in Montego Bay, St James, have turned to technology, including facial-...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: For the first time in several years, the four parishes that comprise Area One of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have all entered the second half of a new year with lower murder figures than the corresponding period...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Despite rejecting all forms of illegality, a former police officer, who asked not to be identified, has nonetheless said that the culture of extravagance that exists in St James, especially Montego Bay, is putting pressure on young...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Scores of residents in Salt Spring, St James, yesterday staged a protest to voice their opposition to the motion moved earlier this month to boot their councillor, Sylvan Reid, and his Catadupa Division counterpart, Gladstone Bent,...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:24 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: THE NORWOOD community, on the outskirts of Montego Bay, St James, was yesterday placed under community surveillance by the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) after several positive COVID-19 cases were discovered. According to...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:23 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: THE SECURITY forces scored a major victory in their fight against drug dealers on Thursday when they seized 2,620 pounds of ganja, valued at approximately J$10.5 million. The weed was confiscated in an operation at Lances Bay,...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:19 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Woman Constable Shermain Gooden, one of the three Jamaican police personnel arrested in a drug bust in the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last Thursday, has reportedly admitted her guilt and has told the...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Left angry, deflated, and embarrassed by the recent arrest of three St James-based police officers on drug-related charges in the United States, some former cops are calling on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to carry out more...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:28 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: It would appear that a recommendation that was ignored over a decade and a half ago could be the formula used to free Trelawny native Morris ‘Rassimong’ Small, who has been languishing between jails and prison for the past 16 years...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has made a bold move to put an end to the many instances of dislodged cable wires hanging from Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) poles across St James, which have been exposing members of the...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: A political opponent is calling for an audit into funds allocated to the division of one of two People’s National Party councillors booted from the St James Municipal Corporation last week. Gregory Harris, the Jamaica Labour Party’...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2020 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: WITH 13 illegal firearms and more than 200 rounds of assorted ammunition seized in the past week, it appears that the St James police have made a breakthrough in their quest to blunt the rampant lawlessness that has been plaguing...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: MONTEGO BAY Mayor Homer Davis has hailed former principal of Cambridge High School in St James, Rhudal Victor McFarlane, who died recently, as one who had served his country with distinction as an educator and a...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:25 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Had it not been for COVID-19, Jamaica-born cruise ship worker Dujan Thomas would have disembarked the Disney Fantasy with his Trinidadian wife, Sabrina, when the vessel docked in the twin-island state recently. However, with the T...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is calling for an immediate end to the stigmatisation of Jamaicans who contracted COVID-19 and have since recovered. Some communities are wary about interacting with such persons out of fear of catching...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Some of the 200 crew ship workers who disembarked the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny could reunite with their families as early as Sunday. After watching the first group of 40 ship workers...

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