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Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 4:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Fourteen hours after he surrendered to the police, Rousevelt 'Timmy' Thomas, the St James man who is the main suspect in the death of his three-year-old daughter, Lashaunie Thomas, is back on the run after allegedly escaping from the...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 4:04 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The body of a three-year-old girl was found at the popular Dump Up Beach in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday, and based on preliminary investigations by the police, the child's father is believed to be the killer.Dead is Lashaunie...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2016 | 4:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Montego Bay's unenviable reputation as a bloody city continued to grow last Friday night when three men were shot dead and another shot and seriously injured when a group of gunmen ambushed them in a shop at the Charles Gordon Market....

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2016 | 4:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:One man was shot and killed and two illegal firearms seized in Montego Bay, St James, early yesterday following a high-speed chase and a shoot-out between four gunmen travelling in a blue Toyota motor car and a police patrol, which...

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 4:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While other crimes are trending down in St James, murders continue to be the proverbial thorn in the side of Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor, the parish's commanding officer, who is often left puzzled by some of the...

Published:Monday | April 18, 2016 | 4:02 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Friday | April 15, 2016 | 4:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Some stakeholders are contending that if respectability is to return to the health sector, primary health care must get priority attention from the government in its 2016 Budget allocations."Primary health care must be treated as a...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:With the guns again barking with impunity and the spate of murders reaching frightening levels, fear is once again gripping many St James communities."This is too much to bear ... nine murders in seven days," said an elderly woman as...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While accepting that there is a need for infrastructural improvements, stakeholders in Negril want to retain the resort town's trademark charm, which they say has been one of the primary features that have been attracting visitors,...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

With environmental experts aligned to the United Nations saying that Negril's breakwater could lose its scenic seven miles of white sand beaches to erosion within a decade, preserving and protecting the beaches has become a priority issue for...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2016 | 3:01 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:As the local health authorities continue to seek out creative ways to bring help to persons battling chronic kidney disease, three persons are poised to get new kidneys this weekend via transplants at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:In reacting to claims that Chinese workers, who were brought into the island, were doing simple tasks on a multimillion-dollar hotel project in Negril, which Jamaican workers could easily handle, a Montego Bay-based contractor says...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:It would appear that the questionable sand mining, which has outraged the Negril Chamber of Commerce and has seemingly left the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) with much to explain, is not the only major issue at the...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 3:00 AMAdrian Frater

With three of its members of parliament (MP) in the newly formed Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration, critical stakeholders in Montego Bay are envisaging an immediate halt to the city's flagging sphere of influence as a premier...

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 3:01 PMAdrian Frater
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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