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Stories by Kavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:10 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Last week, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency announced that this is a historic year for them after a record number of wards became eligible for universities. And top of the lot is star performer Ainsley Rodhen, who...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:08 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is celebrating a record number of wards of the state qualifying to matriculate into universities, buoyed by outstanding performances in the Caribbean Examinations Council-...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:10 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Five years ago, the White family faced criticism when they took a leap of faith in sending their son, Alrick, to Harrison Memorial High School, instead of the traditional high school he had passed the Grade Six Achievement Test (...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:11 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite being faced with the coronavirus pandemic, the 11th staging of the Kiwanis Club of Providence – Montego Bay 5K/10K Walk/Run/Bike for cancer support goes virtual with the inclusion of para-athletes and bikers. Registration...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:10 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: As Jamaica’s education system seeks to find ways to handle the coronavirus and the potential return of school, sports psychologist Dr Olivia Rose noted that keen consideration must be given to both the psychological and health...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 12:06 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The coronavirus pandemic has forced students out of the physical classroom, and, as a result, there have been looming concerns over whether Jamaica will be able to maintain the 97 per cent pass rate in the Caribbean Secondary...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:10 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Odane Reid, president and founder of the ICare Jamaica Foundation, is proud that his charity was able to host its annual back-to-school drive despite the coronavirus pandemic. And for the first time, children from the disabled...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE HARRIET Hall Foundation (HHF), a non-profit Montego Bay-based organisation, which offered scholarships to three Mount Alvernia High School students last year, has decided to expand its programme by adding seven new beneficiaries...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:19 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Netball stakeholders in western Jamaica believe that while the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) netball competitions are important to the development of the sport in the region, caution must be observed ahead of...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:09 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: After witnessing the tragic incident in which their mother was murdered by their 17-year-old uncle last Tuesday, three children who are facing an uncertain future are now on the radar of the Child Protection and Family Services...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:05 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport will today stage a candlelight vigil in memory of former students’ council president, Romaro Clarke. Clarke was reportedly killed when the Mitsubishi Lancer he was driving...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The advent of COVID-19 has created a new challenge for diabetic patients with end-stage renal disease as, despite their conditions, they are forced, at least twice per week, to operate within the restrictions as it relates to social...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts dismissed criticism of their handling of travel arrangements for national players and teams. He noted that the federation doesn't have the funds available to make...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:14 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says he will not discuss the competence of General Secretary Dalton Wint in the public domain. But Ricketts said he will “sit down and have a discussion with him” after...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: ORGANISING COMMITTEE chairman Albert Ferguson says the cancellation of the Western Primary Schools Championships for this year negatively impacts prominent schools involved but could bring parity for lower-ranked ones. The meet...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:07 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: THE MOBAY City Run organisers have reconsidered the event’s cancellation. Organising committee chair­person Janet Silvera said on Sunday, the day the event was to have taken place, that the seventh staging of the 5K/10K Walk and Run...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:55 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A number of swimming officials in western Jamaica say that the region’s struggles with underdevelopment will continue even if the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control. They say this is because they still lack proper pools to...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2020 | 12:14 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Local road-racing organisers are considering the idea of going virtual with 5K events because of restrictions on mass gatherings due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Race organiser Alan Beckford has already had a trial run...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:25 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Faulkland FC president Dalton Reid has accused the disciplinary committee of the Western Confederation Super League of being ‘improperly constituted.’ Reid said the body reached a wrong verdict last week regarding sanctions against...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:18 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: National senior men’s football team manager Roy Simpson says that the onus is on the players to keep themselves motivated and in good physical conditioning during the inactive period for sports because of the novel coronavirus...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:22 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite not producing the most convincing performance in a laboured 2-0 win over Bermuda on Wednesday, assistant coach Jerome Waite says the local-based Reggae Boyz contingent will get other opportunities to be assessed and...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:35 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: After only competing in one event on Saturday’s final day of the Western Championships at St Elizabeth Technical, Petersfield High School’s Antonio Watson said he is now focused on being in the best of shape for Boys’ Championships...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:29 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Defending champions Rusea’s High School and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) promise an exciting 2020 County of Cornwall Athletic Association (COCAA) Western Championship as the boys’ qualifiers get under way this morning...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:26 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) President Christopher Samuda said the body is looking to further its objective of developing para sports islandwide, starting with constituting the St James Para Federation. He was speaking at...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:29 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Herbert Morrison Technical High School is confident that they can extend their ISSA Western Conference Basketball Under-16 and -19 titles to six straight when they take on St James High and York Castle High, respectively, at the...

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