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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...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:21 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Environmentalist Hugh Dixon believes that the Cockpit Country is much larger than the area the Government has designated as the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) and asserts that some sections set aside for mining, under the...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:37 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Contrary to media reports, popular Montego Bay businessman Raymond ‘Moony’ Kerr, who was found dead at his home in the western city on Monday, did not die as a result of his throat being slashed but was, in fact, killed by a single...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:36 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Thirteen years after the former structure was demolished, the city of Montego Bay will finally receive a new fire station with ground to be broken tomorrow for the construction of a modern multimillion-dollar facility. The...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Demonstrating its commitment to and support of Jamaica’s education sector, the Digicel Jamaica Foundation recently partnered with the Early Childhood Commission’s (ECC) Professional Development Institute to provide professional...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:26 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Following a bloody start to the year, during which Westmoreland recorded 34 murders between January and March, divisional police can now breathe a sigh of relief as the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) has driven down...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The smoke nuisance emanating from the Retirement Dump in St James has been brought under control, contrary to reports elsewhere in the media. When The Gleaner visited the dump and some of the surrounding communities yesterday, there...

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...

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