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Published:Saturday | March 12, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Hugh Wildman, the attorney representing the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Homer Davis in the magisterial recount of ballots cast in Southern St James in the recent general election, has filed for an injunction in the Supreme Court,...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While a month has elapsed since armed thugs traded gunfire at a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) mass rally in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, the police's probe into the incident is still incomplete, though significant progress has been...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Three men were murdered gangland-style in the Shanty Town section of Norwood in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday in what Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor has described as yet another example of the senseless killings...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 3:46 PMAdrian Frater

A large contingent of police personnel is now in the shanty town section of Norwood, St James following a triple murder around 1 o' clock today. The details of the shooting are not immediately clear, but it is understood that the victims were...

Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

Despite being declared a fallacy by at least one noted political analyst, the notion that 'where the west goes, the rest will follow' was again in evidence on Thursday night, as on its way to winning the 2016 general election, the Jamaica Labour...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2016 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

The heavy rains that have been lashing sections of St James since last Friday afternoon resulted in significant flooding in several sections of downtown Montego Bay yesterday.Several houses in the newly constructed Port Bello Housing Scheme, near...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2016 | 2:09 PMAdrian Frater, News Editor

Western Bureau: The heavy rains that have been lashing section of St James since late Friday afternoon resulted in significant flooding in several sections of downtown Montego Bay and has left several houses in the newly constructed Port Bello...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 2:33 AMAdrian Frater

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Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:In seeking to make a mockery of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) promise to bring prosperity to Jamaica should the party win tomorrow's general election, former prime minister and People's National Party (PNP) stalwart, P.J. Patterson...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 2:02 PMAdrian Frater

When voters in the county of Cornwall go to the polls for the 2016 general election on Thursday, six women with solid academic credentials four from the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and two from the ruling People's National Party (PNP),...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 2:02 PMAdrian Frater, News Editor

Western Bureau: Voting for Election Day workers and members of the security forces has been progressing smoothly in western Jamaica except for isolated instances where persons have not found their names on the Voters' List where they were...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor, the commanding officer for St James police division, says the police will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that this Sunday's People's National Party (PNP) mass meeting, which will be staged in...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

Had it not been for the shooting up of a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) motorcade in Flanker, St James, nomination day 2016 would have been a joyful experience in western Jamaica based on fun, frolic and intrigue, which unfolded elsewhere.While the guns...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

With Nomination day 2016 now history, all eyes will be on February 25, when the nation will go to the polls to elect a new government. As is customary, the 15 constituencies in western Jamaica will be firmly under the microscope.While renowned...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 2:01 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:While it had moments of brilliance in between protracted band changes and two high-profile 'no shows' at the end, Friday night's concert segment of the inaugural One Love Music Festival was somewhat disappointing.The closing set by...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

Opposition Leader eyes fixed election date, term limits for PM and referendum on CCJWestern Bureau:Should the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) emerge victorious in the upcoming general election, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness intends to make a number of...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 2:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Meggie Top in Salt Spring, St James, is now a community in mourning as residents struggled to come to grips with Tuesday night's brutal murder of three residents who were slaughtered in a bar/nightclub by 10 marauding gangsters who...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 2:01 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 2:43 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: It was a case of too many Comrades for the buses yesterday in Central St James as enthusiastic People’s National Party (PNP) supporters turned out in huge numbers to make the trek from Montego Bay to the party’s mass...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 1:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Janice Hines, the 21-year-old pregnant St James woman who was shot and seriously injured when the police reportedly opened fire on the taxi in which she was travelling last Friday morning, is now in stable condition in hospital and is...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2016 | 1:57 AMAdrian Frater, News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Scores of male and female sex workers were this morning taken into custody in a major police operation in Montego Bay. They are now being processed at the Freeport Police Station. In recent months, the number of sex workers have...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 1:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Almost two months after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) reversed an earlier decision not to press charges against the former Lucea mayor Councillor Shernett Haughton, who is accused of unlawfully awarding J$3.7...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 1:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Singer Sanchez made a spectacular return to the local major concert stage on Friday night, earning a double encore with a dazzling performance on the opening night of Rebel Salute 2016 at Grizzly's Plantation Cove, Priory, St Ann,...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 1:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:As the victims of Monday's devastating early morning fire in the Canterbury community in Montego Bay, St James, continue to ponder ways of putting their lives back together, their local political representative, councillor Suzette...

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