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Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Albert Town High School in Trelawny was a place of much grief yesterday as teachers and students reacted to the awful death of 14-year-old student, Oraine Johnson, who was chopped to death by an 11-year-old boy in the nearby Lowe...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:A 14-year-old schoolboy was brutally murdered in the Lowe River community in southern Trelawny late yesterday afternoon when his head was partially severed from his body in a vicious machete attack allegedly by his 11-year-old...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Cries for the construction of a proper abattoir in St James have been heard by the authorities but there is still no timeline as to when this will be a reality.The St James Health Department has repeatedly warned about the unsuitable...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The Trelawny Municipal Corporation is to spend $8.5 million to carry out drain-cleaning work in Falmouth as part of a drive to minimise flooding, which has been a problem in the seaside town.Speaking at a recent town hall meeting,...

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The city of Montego Bay was thrown into mourning yesterday morning when residents woke up to the shocking news that beloved former national goalkeeper Devon 'Kid Harris' Dunkley was among four persons killed in a hail of bullets in...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:With guns again barking in Rose Heights, St James, Pastor Knollis King, who was instrumental in brokering a peace deal with residents seven years ago, is again a worried man. He fears that lawlessness is once more taking root in the...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Dorothy Satchwell, the president of the MistyBlue Cancer Care Foundation, is a woman on mission - a relentless drive to help persons battling cancer beat the disease through education and treatment.Cancer is something that Satchwell...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:As the fallout from the noxious fumes at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay continues to create jitters among stakeholders in the local health sector, an important compromise was reached yesterday when the Ministry of...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 12:00 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:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:As the Government continues to scramble in its bid to properly manage the fallout caused by the ongoing problems plaguing the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, more services are being transferred from the hospital to...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 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:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 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 (...

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