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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...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

The recent collapse of a building at the Royalton Hotel site in Negril is just one of the many controversial issues that have dogged projects being constructed by foreigners in the resort town.The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and the Negril...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

If it is indeed true that there were flagrant flaunting of parish council regulations and wanton breach of building codes, the recent building collapse at the Royalton Hotel site in Negril was perhaps a disaster waiting to happen.Since the collapse...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The fear that Labour Day is steadily losing its essence was very real across western Jamaica yesterday as there were far more persons hanging around in their communities, treating the day as a holiday, than those who were out working...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The Elgin Town community in Hanover was a picture of grief yesterday morning as residents reacted to the shocking news that beloved transport operator 56-year-old Balford 'Fire Bird' Gordon and his wife, 45-year-old Aletta Brown-...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Superintendent of Police Anthony Castelle and District Constable Rohan McIntosh, who are both assigned to the St James Police Division, were arrested and charged by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday in...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

Former health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has been installed as the new regent for the Caribbean by the International College of Dentists (ICD), which is the world's oldest and largest honour society for dentists.Ferguson, who is a vice-president of...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2016 | 5:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The St Elizabeth Police Division was in mourning yesterday morning when lawmen responding to reports of gunshots being fired in Cuffies Pen, off the Lacovia main road, found that the victim was their 56-year-old colleague, District...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 5:10 PMAdrian Frater

In his first interview after Montego Bay United (MBU) FC snatched victory in the 2015-16 Red Stripe NPL finals, the team's coach, former national striker Paul 'Tegat' Davis, made an urgent plea to the youngsters of St James, which if heeded, could...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 4:00 AMAdrian Frater

Rousevelt 'Timmy' Thomas, who allegedly confessed to killing his three-year-old daughter prior to making a daring escape from the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday, is dead."At about 10:15 this morning (...

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