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Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:18 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 | 12:00 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:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:00 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:Monday | May 30, 2016 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:17 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 11:10 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 | 12:00 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 (...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 12:00 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 | 12:04 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 11:02 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Friday | April 15, 2016 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 12:00 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,...

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