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Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Having decided to do what no woman had ever attempted when she accepted the offer of closing Dancehall Night of Reggae Sumfest 2015, Lady Saw gave a performance that reflected the many sides of her sometimes thought-provoking persona.In a...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 11:27 PMAdrian Frater, Gleaner Writer

Sumfest chairman Robert Russell says he was disappointed with the crowd support for Friday night's International Night One as according to him the performances were quite good but the crowd support was below expectation. "We had a quality...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 10:10 PMAdrian Frater, News Editor

Western Bureau: Today’s final night package, which will bring the curtain down on Reggae Sumfest 2015, is now up and running at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre, in Montego Bay, with opening act Dwane Antonio setting the pace for the impressive line-up of stars down to perform later.

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

Woman power ruled supreme on Thursday's Dancehall Night of Reggae Sumfest 2015. Lady Saw, who created history by becoming the first female act to close the traditionally packed night, and the red-hot Spice, whose sensational entry created quite a...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:History will be created at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay this Thursday night as for the first time in the annals of the 23-year-old music festival, a female artiste, the sensational Lady Saw, will be the...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

While the sixth Biennial Diaspora Conference, which was recently held in Montego Bay, St James, was primarily aimed at creating linkages and opening up investment opportunities for the members of the Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation, it was all...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Following the gun-slaying of four persons, last weekend, St James now has the dubious distinction of being the first parish to record 100 murders since the start of the year, raising fears that criminals are again operating with...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Bank officials and renowned personalities from the Montego Bay social circuit had a ball at The Aqueduct on Rose Hall, where Scotiabank staged its inaugural Polo Under The Stars event, while over at the Iberostar Rose Hall, Summerfest Productions...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Thanks to the generosity of the University of Technology (UTech) Western Campus Seminar Group, women in western Jamaica, who might be at risk for breast cancer will soon be able to access mammography services at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH)...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

While concerns were raised in many quarters about the effectiveness of the recent Sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, which was held in western Jamaica, the public health services in the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) can boast of...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Social scientist Donovan Reynolds, who was earlier this year selected by the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as its candidate to challenge the sitting member of parliament, Dr Wykeham McNeill, in the Western Westmoreland constituency, has...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has publicly thanked the Diaspora Education Task Force and the Hospital Liaisons for the estimated US$10 million they collectively pumped into Jamaica over the past three years."I commend the...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 11:01 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Saturday | June 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU: The police are cautioning the owners of guest houses or other persons who knowingly rent their property to lottery scammers to facilitate illegal activities that they could be liable for prosecution.The warning comes against the...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Clive 'Cubba' Pringle, arguably the most prominent entertainment personality in Negril, Westmoreland, is dead.He died at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay at 1:37 p.m. on Friday.Pringle, the owner/operator of the renowned MXIII...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2015 | 4:15 PMAdrian Frater, News Editor

Western Bureau: Clive ‘Cubba’ Pringle, arguably the most prominent entertainment personality in Negril,  Westmoreland, is dead. He died at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in Montego Bay, at 1:37 p.m. today.   ...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The St James Police Division was significantly affected by yesterday's protest action by lawmen of the Jamaica Police Federation, which is currently locked in a pay dispute with the Government."We are badly affected by the situation...

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...

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