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Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Transport Minister Robert Montague says that while he has agreed to meet with the National Council of Taxi Associations (NCOTA) to hear its concern in relation to a fare increase, he wants to make it clear that granting a fare...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Patients utilising the services at the Accident and Emergency Department at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay should be enjoying much greater comfort going forward as a new building to house that department is slated...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Errol Greene, regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), has rubbished claims that the dialysis machines assigned to the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay are being used privately by some doctors...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Several food items, including the popular bulla cake, will be affected by the collaborative effort of the ministries of education and health to remove products high in sugar content from local schools as part of a campaign to promote...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Elaine Foster-Allen, former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, wants teachers to utilise the latest available resources to educate their students, while opening their own minds to new teaching and learning techniques."...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Shamere McKenzie, an ambassador for the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), who is also a survivor of human trafficking, earlier this week announced that she plans to start a scholarship to assist other...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Andre Davis, an associate counselling psychologist at the Bellevue Hospital in Kingston, has suggested that the resocialisation of victims of human trafficking is sometimes made difficult because of the bond they develop with their...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis has called for Jamaica's mayors and municipal corporations to be given greater power to take action against state agencies that fail to perform their duties at the parish level.Davis made the call...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Circuit Court has issued an order for the outstanding psychiatric report in the case of Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the inmates charged with murder in relation to the 2014 death of Mario Deane, to be made ready by...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness is calling on Jamaica's municipal corporations to put more focus on training first responders to deal with natural disasters at the community level.Holness, who was giving the keynote address on Monday's...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Amid recent reports of children falling victim to crime and violence in western Jamaica, Dr Michelle Pinnock, the regional director of the Ministry of Education's Region Four, is calling on parents to be vigilant in protecting their...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay Christian Academy in St James is in a celebratory mood following the final sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) as several of its students have emerged with averages in the high 90s.Two of those students, 11-...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Harrison Preparatory School in Montego Bay, St James, has good reason to celebrate its participation in the final sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) - Jessica Brown and Mario Allen.Jessica and Mario, who currently serve...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:In response to recent security concerns at hospitals in western Jamaica, Errol Greene, the regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), said his administration is prioritising the safety of patients and staff at...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Adrian Stokes, president of Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance, has endorsed the establishment of an independent fiscal council (IFC) to strengthen Jamaica's fiscal responsibility framework, while at the same time offering...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Male recipients dominated yesterday's annual Governor General Achievement Awards Ceremony for the county of Cornwall, walking away with eight of the 13 awards presented at the Melia Braco Village in Rio Bueno, Trelawny.The eight men...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:While she has been working diligently without any expectations of rewards, no one can seriously question the fact that Janet Richards, who has been a stalwart in community service in western Jamaica, is most deserving of the Prime...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Paula Llewellyn, Jamaica's director of public prosecutions, believes that strong and effective leadership is needed if the police is to successfully investigate and prosecute gang-related cases, leaving no room for weakness."As far as...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Selvin Hay, who serves as a deputy commissioner of police (DCP) in charge of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) crime and security portfolio, has said that based on factors such as geographical location and the presence of 145...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said that crime and security concerns were hurting the Caribbean's potential to generate greater returns from its tourism product, as based on studies, the region could have earned US$13 billion more than the US$...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Reverend Aston Carlyle, pastor of the Kingston-based Webster Memorial United Church, says church members must be willing to get proactive and do away with the "see no evil" mentality in order to promote peace at the community level.Carlyle made the...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that he is planning to table a motion in Parliament for the ongoing restoration work at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, to be documented for historical purposes...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis says choked-up sinkholes in proximity to Cornwall College played a major role in the flooding that impacted the western city last Friday, and he wants the matter to be addressed to prevent a recurrence."...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has cautioned against spreading undue panic about the state of affairs at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay as this could cause persons in need of urgent medical...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the physical appearance of medical facilities must play a role in the care and wellness of patients, and, as a consequence, he wants the maintenance of facilities such as the Cornwall...

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