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Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Against the backdrop of the sweet aroma of several strains of Jamaican ganja, some of reggae's finest were at their dazzling best at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril over the weekend as appreciative 'herb connoisseur' and music lovers rocked and...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

The call for 'peace' and a return to civility echoed repeatedly from the stage at the Dump Up Beach, in Montego Bay, on Sunday night as some of the nation's best known reggae, dancehall and gospel acts made an urgent plea for those responsible to...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Unlike in the general election earlier this year, there was an absence of energy and enthusiasm across western Jamaica yesterday as electors stayed away from the polls in large numbers, giving the process in the region a rather eerie...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 2:46 PMAdrian Frater

Some persons who came out to vote in today’s local government elections in St James were left hopping mad, as, for reasons unknown to them, their names were missing from the voters list at their designated polling station. “I can’...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 12:15 PMAdrian Frater

While the local government elections activities were off to a seemingly slow start in St. James, with very low voter turnout so far, the dominant feature is the very strong police/military presence, especially in the problem-plagued West Central...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

SANTIAGO, Chile:The government of China has given a commitment to help train some 500 media practitioners from Latin America and the Caribbean over the next five years as part of an ambitious bid to create a platform for credible reporting and to...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:56 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 | 1:06 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 | 12:00 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:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 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:Saturday | October 22, 2016 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Tuesday | October 18, 2016 | 12:00 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:Saturday | October 8, 2016 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:09 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 | 12:00 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...

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