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Stories by Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The three policemen, who are charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of Kamoza Clarke - a mentally challenged Trelawny resident - had their bail extended until June 1 when they appeared in the Trelawny Circuit Court...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Ken-Garfield Douglas, the regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), has dismissed concerns that the boiler and chimney at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) could spread contaminants to...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Pastor Glen Samuels, president of the West Jamaica Conference (WJC) of Seventh-day Adventists, wants the ongoing state of public emergency in St James to be extended to the neighbouring parish of Westmoreland.According to the pastor,...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Several ministers of religion, who were in attendance for the media launch of the Supernatural Encounter religious campaign's inaugural staging in Jamaica, have declared that, contrary to some beliefs, the Church is playing an active...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Davon Crump, the president and chief executive officer of the Montego Bay based business process outsourcing (BPO) outfit, Global Outsourcing Solutions, says over 50 per cent of high school graduates do not have the skills necessary...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Marline Stephenson-Dalley, the community awareness coordinator of the Tourism Product Development Company Limited, is warning teenagers and high school students to be mindful of the information they share and exchange over the...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:High Court Justice Vivienne Harris yesterday issued subpoenas for the medical records of Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the inmates charged in connection with the 2014 death of Mario Deane, who died from injuries sustained while in...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite having to put some of its own programmes on hold,the Montego Bay-based West Jamaica Conference (WJC) of Seventh-day Adventists will continue to house several dislocated departments from the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH)...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Gregory Roberts and Mario Morrison, the two men charged with the 2017 murder of 15-year-old Green Pond High School student Shineka Gray, are booked to return to the St James Circuit Court on January 25.The men were given the new court...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:While several expansion and restoration projects at the Savanna-la-mar Hospital in Westmoreland are still incomplete, patients and visitors will now find it easier to access and navigate the facility's compound.Dr Ken-Garfield Douglas...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Workmen carrying out repairs to Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay have cleared mould from three more floors as work to restore the Type A facility to full operational strength continues.Dr Ken-Garfield Douglas, the...

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