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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...

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

Western Bureau:Residents of Cornwall Courts in Montego Bay, St James, who were left traumatised by a spate of gangland-style lotto scam-related shootings towards the end of last year, are now breathing a sigh of relief as indications are that the...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:06 PMAdrian Frater

With crime currently at an intimidating level in western Jamaica, the escape of eight accused murderers in recent jailbreaks in St James and Westmoreland has left one of region's top crime-fighters extremely unhappy, if not totally flustered."It is...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller has admitted that there are issues to be resolved in her party, but she has not given any details of these issues.Hours after one of the party's vice-presidents, Dr Angela...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:After years of agitation, the local Rastafarian community has finally got an official acknowledgment, through an investigation conducted by the Office of the Public Defender, that its adherents were unjustly treated in the 1963 Coral...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:FOR ONE resident, it was like a "scene from a gangster movie" yesterday when Otis 'Breezy' Ellis, a taxi operator, was shot and killed and his passengers, five preparatory school children, had to flee for their lives as gunmen opened...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:22 PMAdrian Frater, Gleaner Writer

The St James police are investigating a brazen attack in Salt Spring this morning that left one motorist dead and five young schoolchildren traumatised. The dead man is yet to be identified. It is reported that the motorist was transporting the...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While negligence is being blamed for Monday's jailbreak at the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, the alleged failure of senior police personnel to carry out regular mandated inspections of the cell block is also being advanced...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 11:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:For many persons in Montego Bay,St James, including residents of some of the city's 23 informal settlements, there is nothing special or unusual about the house being constructed by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness as it is no more...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 11:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While declaring that he had not planned to respond to Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips, who has criticised the house he is building on the campaign trail, with what appeared to be control rage, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness said...

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