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Stories by Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of St James are being urged to be more proactive in protecting children from predators, especially in light of a number of recent highly publicised cases of child abuse and murder across the country. Montego Bay Mayor...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:27 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The much-anticipated committal hearing for Dana Minto, the St James nurse charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a collision that claimed two lives in 2017, hit another snag yesterday when it was postponed for the...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:22 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The case against Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the inmates charged with 2014 murder of Mario Deane, hit yet another snag in the St James Circuit Court on Monday. Dr Myo Kyaw Oo, who was expected to be in attendance to answer...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Reverend Peter Burnett, chairman of the St James Ministers’ Fraternal, is urging Christians not to turn a blind eye to crime, but to instead be brave and tell the security forces what they know about criminal activities in their...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The detention and treatment of Jamaicans under the state of emergency (SOE) activated across three western parishes have got the thumbs up from the Cornwall Bar Association (CBA). A two-week crackdown was ordered in St James,...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alleged quack doctor Alicia England was denied bail yesterday when she made her second appearance in the St James Parish Court to answer to fraud charges as her true identity has not yet been verified despite a previous court order...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:29 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says the recent murders of teachers Clevon Campbell and Samuel Martin have robbed the educational system of two educators at a time when there is...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:16 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With ongoing dry conditions and water shortages plaguing some parts of the island, Pearnel Charles Jr, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has said that the Government is doing all it can...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:15 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of St James are being urged by the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to take advantage of its mortgage discounts so that it can hand over to landowners the approximately 8,000 property titles it has in its possession. In...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:26 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has strongly condemned the vicious murders of students Shantae Skyers and Tricia Morris and lecturer Samuel Martin, which took place within a three-week period, and is calling on Jamaicans to...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) has come out swinging against criticism levelled against the corporation by Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector for St James, who is unhappy about health issues at the People’s...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The long-awaited committal hearing for Montego Bay-based nurse Dana Minto, who is charged with causing death by dangerous driving following an accident in 2017, which claimed two lives, was put off yet again on Wednesday. Minto was...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:23 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the St James teacher who is charged in connection with the death of Anchovy Primary School student Easton Stapleton, who was killed in a vehicular accident at the school last June, will stand trial for common-...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican goat farmers are bleating for greater protection from farm thieves who have pillaged their herds and robbed them of revenue, a ­senior Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) branch president has said. Speaking at the 2019...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, is urging teachers to pay keen attention to how they treat boys in the classroom and to create an environment where they will not shy away from...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:25 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Bishop Conrad Pitkin, the custos rotulorum for St James, is calling for immediate action to be taken to stop the growing murder tally in the parish, which he says is renewing fear among residents. Pitkin was speaking at the 38th...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:18 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, J.C. Hutchinson, has announced that in the next two years, the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will become a non-government agency and will have to finance...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the St James teacher charged in connection with the death of Anchovy Primary School student Easton Stapleton, had her committal hearing deferred yet again when she appeared in the St James Parish Court on...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector for St James, is supporting a suggestion from Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis for the St James Health Department to train representatives from the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Municipal Corporation’s (StJMC) decision to publish the names of persons owing some J$70 million in back rent for occupancy of the controversial Bogue Industrial Estate lands in Montego Bay is bearing fruit as...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:23 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Gregory Roberts and Mario Morrison, the two men charged with the 2017 murder of 15-year-old schoolgirl student Shineka Gray, will stand trial in the St James Circuit Court on June 3. The men were given the new trial date and...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:23 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector for St James, says that the St James Health Department needs more vector-control workers to help in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases. Speaking at the monthly meeting of the...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:44 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is making a fresh appeal to business operators in the western city and the rest of St James to practise proper waste disposal in order to eliminate the parish’s perpetual problems with rat infestation....

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:17 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Parish Court has ordered that the true identity of suspected quack doctor Alicia England be verified before her next court appearance on May 14. England, who allegedly posed as a medical doctor under the names ‘England...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:19 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the St James teacher charged in connection with the death of Anchovy Primary School student, Easton Stapleton, will learn on April 17 whether she will stand trial in the St James Circuit Court. It was...

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