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Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Banker Winston Lawson, the newly elected president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has said that the ongoing state of public emergency in St James is necessary as now is "the time to sacrifice for the greater...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says plans are now at an advanced stage for St James to have both a proper fire station and a fireboat station, which will make the parish fully equipped to fight fires both on the ocean and...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The drive to target at-risk youth in St James through sports got a major boost yesterday when the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) presented a cheque of $638,000 to support the Gloves Over Guns initiative.Stephen...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is taking aim at unqualified persons working in infirmaries across the island who were employed because of political connections.McKenzie made the announcement during a visit to the St James...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says the Government has taken a decision to set aside approximately J$150 million from the Budget for this financial year to improve and upgrade markets across the island.McKenzie made the...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Contrary to what others have been saying about his reassignment, Government minister Audley Shaw says the decision by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to move him from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service to the Ministry of...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Family Church on the Rock, in Montego Bay, will be staging its inaugural three-day evangelical service, titled 'Great Joy in the City,' this Easter weekend (March 30 to April 1). It is hoped that this event will help to transform...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The administration at the beleaguered Montego Bay-based Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) received something to smile about yesterday when it was presented with medical equipment valued at $5.5 million to help improve healthcare at the...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The National Housing Trust (NHT) will be undertaking three housing developments in the parish of Trelawny during the next five years.The announcement was made at the recent official presentation of the Trelawny Local Sustainable...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Two public bodies are spending US$5.7 million (J$730 million) over the next 12 months to build out 1.6 hectares (four acres) of land into a major artisan village and tourist attraction at the Hampden Wharf in Falmouth, Trelawny.Minister of Tourism...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has pledged J$15 million to assist with the new market in Falmouth, Trelawny, which is now under construction and which is slated to be opened in April.Speaking at yesterday's official...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Patrick Hylton, Group CEO of the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Financial Group, says bank fees are vital to the financial institution's daily operations and should remain an integral part of the competitive approach of the local...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Taxi operators plying the Montego Bay to Tucker/Irwin route in St James are threatening another withdrawal of service if their demand for better road conditions are not addressed urgently by the relevant authorities.The operators...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:06 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Bishop Conrad Pitkin, the new custos rotulorum for the parish of St James, says his first order of business is to become a driving force behind the education of youngsters, particularly the young men living in inner-city communities...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

The Montego Bay Transport Centre, which has been in a state of disrepair for some time, is to be upgraded at a cost of $50 million as part of a renovation and development project, which is aimed at putting the facility back into an acceptable state....

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The fate of Michael Troupe, the embattled councillor for the Granville division in the St James Municipal Corporation, who is accused of bringing the corporation into disrepute, could be decided at the organisation's February 8...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation and Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis, is extending an invitation to citizens of the parish with suitable unused lands to consider donating a piece of their property for the building of a...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

While accepting that there is no immediate quick fix to Westmorland's crime problem, key stakeholders in the parish believe the place to start is weeding out corruption in the ranks of the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:02 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Additional resources are to be provided for the local justice sector this year as part of a pivotal effort to swiftly deal with court cases involving murders and other violent crimes committed in the country.Justice Minister Delroy...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry said he will be seeking to expand the metro bus service in Montego Bay, St James, as part of an integrated transport plan that will ensure sustainability, which is one of the bigger challenges...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Against the backdrop of concerns about increasing harassment in the tourism sector, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is now making a call for stakeholders to be more attentive in dealing with cultural differences among visitors.According to...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Maroon leader Melville Currie was on Saturday honoured for years of excellent leadership as deputy colonel to the noble community of Accompong inSt Elizabeth.A citation was given to the 85-year-old elder at the 280th celebration of the signing of...

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