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Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite being subjected to searches at the various police-military checkpoints, it was an uneventful first day of the 2017 school year for the students from Mount Salem in St James, which was declared the nation's first zone of...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Some communities surrounding Mount Salem in Montego Bay, St James, that many believe should have been included in the zone of special operations, could come up for consideration once the security forces have completed the ongoing...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced a massive national firearm recovery reward programme as well as a five-day grace period for illegal weapons found on premises in the Mount Salem community, which was last Friday...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Administrators at several schools in Montego Bay, St James, are entering the new academic year with cautious optimism in a parish which has seen almost 200 murders since the start of this year.Mount Salem in the parish was last Friday declared the...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While praising the professionalism of the military and police personnel who have been on the ground in their community since early Friday morning, some residents of Mount Salem are adamant that Prime Minister Andrew Holness acted on...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

While, for the most part, the interaction between members of the security forces and residents of Mount Salem, St James, has been good in the first two days since the area was declared Jamaica's first zone of special operations (ZOSO), there are...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica got its first taste of the zones of special operation (ZOSO) initiative yesterday when a large contingent of military and police personnel blanketed the volatile Mount Salem community in St James, which is one of the hotbeds...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 5:12 PMAdrian Frater

At least 20 people have been detained as the security forces take control of Mount Salem in St James, which was today declared the first zone of special operations. The special zone was announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Traffic along the busy Queen's Drive in Montego Bay, St James, was brought to an unexpected halt yesterday morning as a gunman exited a vehicle and murdered an elderly motorist in full view of score of onlookers.The deceased,...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Without waiting on the input of external agencies, the leadership of the Hanover Police Division has launched an ambitious social intervention agenda, which is designed to promote integration, curb lawlessness, and restore peace to...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Notorious gangster Delroy 'Eye' Roach, who sat atop the Hanover police's most wanted list, was reportedly shot and killed when he traded bullets with lawmen after he was cornered in the Hopewell community on Sunday, shortly after 6 p....

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Municipal Corporation has made provisions for the councillors aligned to the corporation to expend approximately $6.8 million to assist constituents with back-to-school purchases.According to Montego Bay's mayor,...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:With the new academic year getting under way, some 120 new students have been enrolled at the University of Technology's (UTech) western Jamaica campus, which is located in downtown Montego Bay, St. James.Addressing the new students...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The delegates of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) flatly rejected the Government's wage offer, which was presented to them during a closed session at the association's 52nd annual conference in Montego Bay yesterday.While not...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Despite a range of new initiatives, the parishes of Hanover, Westmoreland and St James, which are home to the nation's two main tourist resort towns (Montego Bay and Negril), remain the hub of the nation's bloodletting, with a...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The police in St James are now said to be facing a worrisome situation as marauding gunmen are reportedly standing up to them and engaging them in gunfights on the streets of the western parish.The revelation came in the aftermath of...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The St James woman who was arrested on Sunday after she was allegedly found with identity information associated with the lotto scam has still not been charged, albeit she remains in police custody and could find herself in deep...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Researchers at the Montego Bay, St James-based International Postgraduate Medical College (IPMC) are raising concern that the practice of oral sex in Jamaica could be responsible for the outbreak of a gum disease which is proving challenging to...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The residents of Granville, St James, who were looking forward to putting on their dancing shoes tonight to celebrate Jamaica 55 with a street dance, will have to make alternate arrangements as the St James Police High Command has...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While it would appear that the Government is now ready to roll out the new zones of special operations initiative, lay magistrates, who are expected to play a pivotal role in its implementation, are still unsure of what role they will...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: As St James continues to bleed, with the murder toll racing past 160 following the killing of two persons in a brazen gun attack in Salt Spring on Monday, it would appear that Montego Bay's mayor, Homer Davis, is ready to embrace the...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 12:03 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:If not for the 'dissing showdown' between Alkaline and Tommy Lee Sparta, which generated the show's most excitement, Sumfest Friday night's unofficial 'artist of the night' title might have fallen into Spice's lap.She was rolled on...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The city of Montego Bay is now home to a branch of LASCO Money following last week's official opening at the Dump Up Beach and Events Park on Howard Cooke Boulevard. The entity is located at Bay West Shopping Centre on Union Street....

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The Montego Bay business community was thrown into mourning yesterday afternoon when prominent 52-year-old businessman Winston Chue, of a Westgate Hill address, was murdered gangland-style on Miriam Way in the downtown section of the...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: Tension is now high in the Paradise Crescent community in Montego Bay, St. James, where two brothers were killed gangland style early Monday morning in the aftermath of an overnight quarrel, which turned deadly, much to the chagrin...

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