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Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 12:43 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 | 12:00 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 | 8:57 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 11:06 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 | 4:22 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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...

Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 | 12:01 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Health Minister Horace Dalley on Thursday met with family members of the babies who died in the controversial outbreak of bacteria in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James,...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:For some long-time residents of Negril, this week's Cannabis Cup, which is being staged as an integral part of the inaugural Rastafari Rootz Fest, is a classic case of dÈj‡ vu for the resort town.According to the residents, the event...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Paediatric care at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland, got a major boost last week when the Issa Trust Foundation, in collaboration with US-based Heart to Heart Foundation, presented the institution with state-of-the art...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 11:10 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:A one-year-old child and his father were shot and killed in Flamstead in deep rural St James on Tuesday night, leaving the community traumatised."This is a sad day for Flamstead ... . We know about farming and caring for our families...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

While there is no evidence to suggest that either the ruling People's National Party (PNP) or the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) subscribes to the view that 'where the west goes, the rest follows', both parties are now targeting the region...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 11:01 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:01 AMAdrian Frater

Multibillion-dollar investments rolling in apaceDespite surrendering pride of place to Falmouth in cruise shipping, and the likelihood of a similar scenario when casino gaming becomes a reality, Montego Bay still appears to be well positioned for...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:01 AMAdrian Frater

The spotlight shone brightly on seven illustrious citizens of St James last Monday as they were all presented with the coveted Sam Sharpe Award as a part of the parish's 2015 National Heroes Day celebrations.Renowned music teacher Carl Matthews,...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 11:02 PMAdrian Frater

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