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Stories by Albert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:18 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Councillor Danree Delancy, the deputy mayor of Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland, has described as shameful and disgraceful the manner in which the establishment of a fire substation, which the Japanese government is funding in the...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Montpelier, St James base will become the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) western regional headquarters and training facility when it gets up and running under the leadership of the Second Battalion, Jamaica Regiment. This was...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While noting that there is no proof to support his assertion, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is of the view that human traffickers could be involved in the number of children, especially girls, who have been murdered...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With additional security assets being deployed and investments being made in boosting accommodation for the security forces in western Jamaica, the national security minister Dr Horace Chang is expressing confidence in containing...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:35 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says small-scale Jamaican property owners who provide hospitality services in the country’s tourism sector will not be required to pay a tax for their properties, as has been the case for players in...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Bertel Moore is unhappy with the Jamaica Fire Brigade and the Ministry of Local Government because of their decision to reassign two of four fire trucks and two of three ambulances outside the parish, which...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Deputy Superintendent of Police Gasford Cole, the commanding officer for Westmoreland, told last Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation that he was quite pleased with the impact the ongoing state of...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s first artisan village, under construction in Falmouth, Trelawny, is 75 per cent complete and on track to becoming operational for the upcoming 2019-2020 winter tourist season, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said. The...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Montego Bay’s mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, who is also chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation, says construction of the much-anticipated closed Harbour Beach Park project on Montego Bay’s waterfront will commence today. “...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:18 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: As the police in St James struggle to clamp down on lawlessness, residents have been jostling for spaces in gated communities as they try to avoid the wave of crime and violence sweeping the northwestern parish, a Jamaica National...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:24 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay’s mayor, Homer Davis, has reignited calls for another state of public emergency for the parish of St James, saying that three months after the year-old measure expired, there has been a re-emergence of deep fear among...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Michael McMorris, chairman of the Victoria Mutual Group, says the Government’s failure to abolish distortionary, temporary asset taxes in the same manner it did for non-financial businesses has forced financial institutions to...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Accompong Town in St Elizabeth are ready to begin planting marijuana legally under a special government pilot project, J.C. Hutchinson, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: If the nation integrates gender in education, it will produce a better return on investment and better educational outcomes. That’s the word from Dr Leith Dunn, head of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies at The...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:33 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In an apparent swipe at the head of Jamaica’s most powerful business lobby, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday led a spirited defence of the central bank’s foreign exchange management, batting aside criticism of currency...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Leith Dunn, senior lecturer and head of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies at The University of the West Indies, Mona, says she is not in support of the recommendation that parents who abuse or abandon their children...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Grace McLean, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says Jamaica is at a point that it can seriously impact policy changes to achieve gender equality in education. “I believe, however...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is supporting the Rastafarian community’s view that it would be an injustice to demand that they pay the exorbitant fees to get a medical cannabis licence, being the true pioneers in...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Starting September, teachers who administer corporal punishment in local schools will face serious consequences, says Alando Terrelonge, minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says that legislation is in the pipeline for parents who abuse and abandon their children to automatically lose their parental rights once the...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2019 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Rosalee Gage-Grey, the chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), says the welfare of children in state care is improving with a sharp decline in incidents of abuse. “We have a critical-...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says sweeping changes are coming to bring an end to the vexed issue of seasonal and contractual work arrangements in the tourism sector, as the Government moves to professionalise the industry and...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With close to 100 requests per month and mounting environmental concerns, the Westmoreland Public Health Services is moving to drive the final nail in the coffin of backyard burials in several communities. Steve Morris, chief public...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:24 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation has declared a 47-day amnesty to allow persons building residential homes without the relevant permits to seek approval without penalties. The amnesty period of April 15 to May 31 was declared...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:41 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland is suffering from a major brain drain as increasing numbers of highly trained and qualified workers are leaving the parish to live overseas or migrate to other regions of Jamaica, says a leading business lobbyist. Moses...

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