Sun | Jun 25, 2017

Stories by Adrian Frater

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While other acts might have struggled to connect with the audience of adults and children, it was all smooth sailing for veteran crooner Cocoa Tea at Wednesday night's Rainforest Seafood Festival in Montego Bay, St James.While new...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Calvin G. Brown, the outspoken former chairman of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says lack of adequate funding and poor maintenance are to blame for the problems now plaguing Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay,St...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Art and craft lovers should be in for a special treat this Thursday and Friday in western Jamaica, as the work of some of the finest exponents of this important aspect of the nation's culture will be on display in a marketplace-style...

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and a team of engineers are slated to tour the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, this morning to assess the conditions which has caused a disruption in normal services at the...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Reggae legend Dr James 'Jimmy Cliff' Chambers created history on Sunday when he became the first recipient of the Irie FM Lifetime Achievement Award, which was given to him for his iconic contribution as an internationally acclaimed...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:It was a musical master class at Wavz Beach, Negril, Westmoreland, on Saturday night with prolific hitmakers Freddie McGregor and Sanchez.Closer McGregor used his over 40 years of experience as a top-flight performer to give more than...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:It was less than five hours since the news broke that the decomposing body of 15-year-old Shineka Gray had been found in Irwin Meadows, St James. Grieving residents of Clarke's Street, Mt Salem, where she lived, were out in the street...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 1:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Murder and mayhem continue to cast an eerie shadow over western Jamaica as another five persons, including two children, were slaughtered on Wednesday night in the ongoing rampage that has transformed the region into a killing zone.In...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 1:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The Reverend Hartley Perrin, chairman of the Clifton Boys' Home board of directors, said he was hoping to tap into the generosity of Jamaicans, both at home and in the diaspora, to generate the funding required to rebuild the facility...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 1:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Based on reports from families and associates, two of the alleged gangsters killed in Sunday night's gun battle with a police-military patrol in Goodwill, St James, were teenage boys, while another was a Rastafarian believed to be in...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 1:00 AMAdrian Frater

Six alleged gangsters, three of whom are St James' most wanted men, were killed in a blazing gun battle with a police-military patrol in the quiet Goodwill community, which is located on the St James-Trelawny border, shortly after 9:30 p.m. on...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 1:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Although partially derailed by a backstage spat between singer Tarrus Riley and veteran deejay Anthony B, night one of Rebel Salute 2017, on Friday, still showed quality, despite fans feeling short-changed by Riley's actions.A clearly...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 1:00 AMAdrian Frater

Grammy nominee Raging Fyah is on board with the organisers of the annual Jamaica's Best School band (JBSB) competition for this year's fourth staging of the event, and the organisers of the event are quite elated."Raging Fyah is now attracting...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:With illegal guns still barking and another six murders recorded over the past three days, it now seems a safe bet that St James, which shattered last year's record 212 murders in October, is poised to crack the 250 mark for the first...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The University of Technology (UTech) 'ganja lab' emerged as arguably the most outstanding participant in the 2016 Ganjamaica Cup, which was one of the major highlights of last weekend's Rastafari RootZFest, which unfolded at the Long...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The SOS Children's Village in Rose Hall, St James, will go into the Christmas season and the new year with a spanking new look, thanks to the upgrading work undertaken there last weekend by Primary Residential Mortgage Incorporated (...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Against the backdrop of the sweet aroma of several strains of Jamaican ganja, some of reggae's finest were at their dazzling best at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril over the weekend as appreciative 'herb connoisseur' and music lovers rocked and...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

The call for 'peace' and a return to civility echoed repeatedly from the stage at the Dump Up Beach, in Montego Bay, on Sunday night as some of the nation's best known reggae, dancehall and gospel acts made an urgent plea for those responsible to...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 11:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Unlike in the general election earlier this year, there was an absence of energy and enthusiasm across western Jamaica yesterday as electors stayed away from the polls in large numbers, giving the process in the region a rather eerie...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 11:46 PMAdrian Frater

Some persons who came out to vote in today’s local government elections in St James were left hopping mad, as, for reasons unknown to them, their names were missing from the voters list at their designated polling station. “I can’...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 11:15 PMAdrian Frater

While the local government elections activities were off to a seemingly slow start in St. James, with very low voter turnout so far, the dominant feature is the very strong police/military presence, especially in the problem-plagued West Central...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 11:00 AMAdrian Frater

SANTIAGO, Chile:The government of China has given a commitment to help train some 500 media practitioners from Latin America and the Caribbean over the next five years as part of an ambitious bid to create a platform for credible reporting and to...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 11:00 AMAdrian Frater

Santiago, Chile:Chinese President Xi Jinping is extending a hand of friendship to the media in Latin American and the Caribbean, saying it would influence government decisions, create new friendships, and lay the foundation for new partnerships....

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 11:00 AMAdrian Frater

The pulsating reggae-flavoured beat floating through the train in the underground tunnels of the Metro subway in Santiago, Chile, immediately caught my attention. And so did a red, gold and green knapsack with a picture of Jamaican icon Bob Marley,...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 11:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:For the second time in nearly seven months, a section of an under-construction Royalton hotel in western Jamaica has collapsed, resulting in injuries to workers.This time around, the property in question is the US$50-million Royalton...

Pages

Subscribe to Adrian Frater