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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
Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

With the fourth staging of Black River Day just over one month away, business interests in St Elizabeth are already fine-tuning their preparations in the hope that this year's staging will supersede the previous three, which were all resounding...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 6:04 AMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

While there was a time when Jimmy Cliff did not perform in Jamaica for close to two decades, there is absolutely no question that, based on his phenomenal global exploits as a reggae star and actor, he is easily one of the island's most revered sons...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Warren Clarke is expressing confidence that he has the skill and experience to tame western Jamaica's Hydra-like crime monster."Having been here three times, it means I have a collective experience of about...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

With crime, especially gun-related murders, rocking Hanover with impunity, Lucea's mayor, Wynter McIntosh, has joined the list of persons calling for the re-engagement of retired crime-fighters to help in the battle against the rampant lawlessness....

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:eight persons were shot and injured in incidents in western Jamaica on Wednesday night as gun-toting thugs continue to wreak havoc, giving credence to the region being dubbed the island's undisputed crime capital.In Westmoreland,...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2016 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While the Police High Command is reporting a decrease in serious crime nationally, it would appear that western Jamaica is not part of the equation as Westmoreland, St James, and Hanover have all reported murders over the past 72...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2016 | 6:02 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 5:44 AMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 5:18 AMAdrian Frater

        While not getting as much support as they need, the Rose Heights community has nonetheless benefited from the input of many good Samaritans. Here are some quotes from The Gleaner's archives of persons...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

On the morning of Sunday, April 11, 2010, the volatile Rose Heights community in Montego Bay, St. James, made a profound statement against lawlessness in a bold fight for peace and stability.The previous night, the fragile peace they had been...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

Six years ago, Rose Heights in Montego Bay was in turmoil as marauding gunmen ran amok, slaughtering residents with impunity. In one brutal two-week span, more than a dozen persons were killed.Tired of burying the victims of violence, Pastor Knollis...

Published:Monday | May 30, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:When the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) convenes its annual conference in September, the circumspect Dr Wykeham McNeill and the outspoken Lisa Hanna will be among the persons vying to fill the four vice-president (VP) slots....

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:There was yet another double murder in St James on Tuesday, but this one is somewhat mysterious as according to sources in the Providence Heights area of Flanker, where the killing took place, the victims were labelled gay lovers, who...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2016 | 5:17 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness is being lauded by a group of western Jamaica residents for his contribution to the 2016-17 Budget Debate in Parliament yesterday. They said they were impressed with the way he handled issues such as...

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