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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....

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

Western Jamaica, which is currently struggling to come to grips with a spate of ongoing lawlessness, has got the bulk of the 100 district constables who were recently inducted into the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Following six weeks of training...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 7:51 AMAdrian Frater

When Reggae Sumfest had its inaugural staging in 1993, it was basically a rescue act by a group of Montego...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Based on the assessment of some behavioural therapists, medical disorder could be at the heart of some of the vicious murders that have transformed sections of western Jamaica, especially Montego Bay, into a virtual killing field.In looking back at...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:For the loyal fans of dancehall music, the Dancehall Night segment of Reggae Sumfest 2016 should be a blast as based on the classy line-up of stars, it is almost a given that the entertainment will be rich.In fact, had it not been for...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) and the Jamaica Hotel...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Having lost an important revenue stream when the no-user-fee policy was introduced in 2008, the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), western Jamaica's premier health-care facility, has become an institution heavily dependent on...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

With a new man at the helm in the innovative DownSound Record (DSR), CEO Joe Bogdanovich, Reggae Sumfest 2016, which is celebrating 25 years as Jamaica's premier music festival, is poise to unfold on July 17 with a brand-new flavour.Among the...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Criminals in western Jamaica on Tuesday night made a mockery of a recent promise by the police to restore order to the problem-plagued region by unleashing terror on St James and Hanover, killing four persons and wounding several...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 6:04 AMAdrian Frater

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