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Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Calvin G. Brown, the chairman of Western Regional Heath Authority (WRHA), says the organisation will continue to ensure that the services being delivered to the public in western Jamaica is of a high standard.Brown, who was speaking at the opening...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

With ganja steadily settling into the new decriminalised era with the smoking of the weed no longer an arrestable offence, ganja interest in western Jamaica will become a flourishing business and a source of legitimate financial empowerment.In fact...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 11:02 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 11:01 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 11:27 AMAdrian Frater, News Editor

Western Bureau: Labour Day activities are now going on at quite a fast pace in St James, especially at the Kiddies Park in Cornwall Court, which is the St James parish project. "Things are going really well so far," said Montego Bay's...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 4:29 AMAdrian Frater, News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The current upsurge in murders across the island was last night likened to a "bump in the road" by National Security Minister Peter Bunting, who told residents at a town hall meeting in Montego Bay, St James, that he is...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Members of the local dental fraternity got a chance to interface with one of the foremost authorities on oral surgery last week when Dr Karl Koerner, the renowned United States-based dental educator, visited the island and did...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While Falmouth is no longer the major economic centre it was back when sugar was king, many believe that with its rich history and grand Georgian architecture, the town has vast untapped potential for tourism.Over the years, it was...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

AT LEAST 24 hours after demanding that Andre 'Titty' Samuels - the sole wanted man in Rose Heights, St James - turns himself in to the police, Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor, the commanding officer for the St James Police Division,...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Donavan Reynolds, the newly installed Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for Western Westmoreland, has joined the growing list of stakeholders calling for specialised attention to be given to the resort town of Negril, which is...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Grief was etched on many faces at The Gleaner's Western Bureau office on Wednesday morning as members of staff joined the bureau's long-serving security guard Joslyn Satchwell in mourning the death of his son who was shot dead by...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: While the condemnation in social media has been extremely caustic, persons familiar with the family background of Kemar Beckford, the policeman who was killed while allegedly engaging in a robbery in Hopewell, Hanover, early Saturday morning, are still puzzled...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: Jewel's Unique Services & Events will be seeking to make a major imprint on local business when it stages its inaugural one-day Technology Business Expo 2015 at the Montego Bay Community College ...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:01 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU: "You cannot be a police and a thief at the same time, that can't work," were the words of a young man who was part of the crowd trying to sneak a peek at the body of Kemar Beckford, a policeman who was stationed in Bethel Town,...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2015 | 8:46 AMAdrian Frater, News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: A man, a police source has identified as a Westmoreland-based policeman, was shot dead by an off-duty cop when he reportedly tried to rob a bar in Hopewell, Hanover, shortly after 1:00 o’clock this morning. According to...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:With the crime situation in St James again getting worrisome, especially in light of recent incidents such as the quadruple murder in Cambridge, in which an eight-year-old child was among those killed, some stakeholders in the parish...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2015 | 11:02 PMAdrian Frater

Gloria Henry - assistant vice-president of operations, Port Authority of Jamaica This is the tourism capital so crime will always be a concern. We...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Montego Bay Mayor Glendon Harris wants the police to thoroughly investigate the cause of the latest fire at the Retirement dump in St James, which left sections of the western city under a heavy cloud of smoke yesterday morning....

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Red-hot reggae star Sizzla Kalonji will be exposing another side of himself on Sunday, March 29, when his Sizzla Promotions joins forces with Imagine Entertainment in staging the inaugural Jamaica Bike Festival at the Trelawny Multi-...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2015 | 1:53 PMAdrian Frater, News Editor

Activities at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay came to a temporary halt shortly after midday today when airport workers, arriving and departing passengers were asked to vacate the building to facilitate investigation of the source...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Head of the St James Police, Superintendent Derrick Champagnie, is vowing that its initiative with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to rid the parish of criminals and criminality will be sustained in order to foster the conditions for peaceful...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Patrick Green, the man who DNA evidence identified as the perpetrator in the brutal 2012 rape of five females, including an eight-year-old girl, at Irwin Point in St James, pleaded guilty when he appeared in the Western Regional Gun...

Published:Wednesday | February 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:West End Road, the hub of tourism in the resort town of Negril, Westmoreland, was rocked by gunfire on Monday night that left one woman dead and three other females injured in an incident believed to be linked to the illicit 'get-rich...

Published:Thursday | January 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

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Published:Tuesday | December 30, 2014 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

On a night that saw an angry Ninja Man venting, firebrand Sizzla lecturing, and the diminutive Coco Tea sizzling, ace deejays Bounty Kill

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