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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...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2016 | 11:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The battle for control of western Jamaica's five municipal corporations (formerly parish councils) got into full motion yesterday with both the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the Opposition People's National Party (PNP)...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 10:56 AMAdrian Frater

With St James’ scary crime problem now in uncharted waters with 2016 being the bloodiest year on record, entertainers Mackie Conscious and Queen Ifrika, who both hail from the western parish, are now fine-tuning preparations for the staging...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 10:06 PMAdrian Frater

For the first time in its 15-year history, the 2016 edition of the GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza will not be staged at Independence Park in Black River, St Elizabeth, a situation that has left the promoter of the popular Christmas night concert...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 10:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:St James is now standing on the doorstep of dubious history as the parish registered its 212th murder over the past weekend, equalling last year's record-breaking tally.This year is now on the verge of becoming the bloodiest year in...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 10:00 AMAdrian Frater

President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), Gloria Henry, has added her voice to the many voices that are now speaking out against the recent spate of killing in Montego Bay and the wider St. James.Henry, who spoke at last...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2016 | 10:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Gun violence erupted in several St James communities on Thursday night as armed thugs once again wreaked havoc, killing one man and injuring six other persons, as 2016 remains on course to becoming the bloodiest year in the history of...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2016 | 10:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Dr Christopher Ogunsalu, the outspoken Montego Bay-based University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer, says Sir Hilary Beckles, the university's vice-chancellor, made a big mistake last week when he apologised for an earlier...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2016 | 10:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:With the rumblings on the ground suggesting that local government elections are imminent, the five parishes in the county of Cornwall are poised to fall squarely in the crosshairs of both the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2016 | 10:00 AMAdrian Frater

As the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) takes steps to resolve the vexed issue of the noxious fumes affecting the health facility, members of the public are being advised that only emergency cases will be dealt with at the Accident and Emergency...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2016 | 10:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:As most of Jamaica sighed with relief at the minimal impact of Hurricane Matthew, the ongoing lawlessness in Montego Bay,St James, yesterday claimed yet another victim when one man was shot and killed in the volatile 'Vietnam' area in...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2016 | 10:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Amid the nervous wait for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in St James yesterday, one community was thrown into mourning on learning of the brutal murder of a former schoolboy football star. Meanwhile, a robber who tried to give...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2016 | 9:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The security forces received a major break in the war against gun-slinging thugs in St James yesterday when four guns were seized during a massive joint police-military operation in the neighbouring Glendevon and Norwood communities,...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 9:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams yesterday stated that while the security forces could do well with more crime-fighting assets in violence-torn St James, he is confident that between the army and the police, the wanton lawlessness...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2016 | 9:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Following a tour of sections of crime-ravaged St James yesterday, during which he met with the top leadership of the security forces and key business stakeholders, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has been given an assurance that...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2016 | 9:09 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: St James, especially the parish capital, Montego Bay, is now gripped by fear and anxiety as gun-toting thugs continue to wreak murderous havoc, killing and maiming with impunity as the parish’s murder count races towards 200...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2016 | 9:00 AMAdrian Frater

When former Prime Minister Bruce Golding officially opened the US$269-million cruise ship pier in Falmouth, Trelawny, on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, residents of the historic Georgian town could only envisage one thing - prosperity in their immediate...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2016 | 9:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents of Turks Avenue in Cornwall Court, Montego Bay, are hopping mad at the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) in the aftermath of last Sunday afternoon's power surge and outage which damaged numerous electronic items, including...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 9:00 AMAdrian Frater

Having been properly warmed up by the refreshing early performances from emerging Jamaican acts Black Hero, Person of Interest, Brady O'Conner, Zia Benjamin and October Rain, Mexico-based Jamaican singer Kassiano and the more seasoned Lee 'Scratch'...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 8:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Despite the myriad challenges plaguing the sugar sector, including some 120 Westmoreland-based small farmers walking away from the industry last year, stakeholders at yesterday's Gleaner Editors' forum, in Westmoreland, noted that...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2016 | 8:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:AFTER A mere one-year partnership arrangement with the world-renown High Times Magazine, the local-based group Rastafari In Inity (RII) will be taking full control of the 2016 staging of the annual ganja festival, Rastafari Rootzfest...

Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2016 | 8:00 AMAdrian Frater

Just a week after critical stakeholders painted a damning picture of Falmouth at a Gleaner Editor's Forum, the Ministry of Tourism has announced that a whopping J$1.1 billion is to be spent to complete ongoing projects in the Trelawny parish capital...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Despite the emergence of the business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector as a major money-earner, tourism, which encompasses thousands of hotel rooms, lush green golf courses, and beautiful beaches, remains Montego Bay's premier calling card....

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