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Stories by Albert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Defence attorneys in western Jamaica have expressed disappointment at not being exempted from the nightly COVID-19 curfew order declared by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday. The curfews, which commenced last night and which...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:19 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Steve Morris, chief public health inspector for Westmoreland, says residents have expressed fear that the COVID-19 pandemic could severely impact their communities as persons who have recently returned to the island are not obeying...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Half of the 100 COVID-19 isolation rooms needed by the Western Regional Health Authority have been identified in Montego Bay, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said. The Government is seeking to rent, in the...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:26 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The stigma that hoteliers may face from their properties housing COVID-19 isolation patients will be short-lived, Godfrey Dyer, chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, has said. “Yes, it [the housing of recovering COVID-19...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SHERIE-ANN ANDERSON, president of Jamaica Homesharing Association, whose members are listed on the Airbnb accommodation platform, has responded positively to an appeal from the Government for the private sector to help in the...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:28 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The closure of church buildings across the island in the wake of the global outbreak of COVID-19 is not a demonstration of a lack of faith, says the Reverend Marc A. Mullings, pastor of the Emanuel Chapel Church in Mt Salem, St...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:21 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Teachers are being challenged in effectively delivering lessons to students through distance platforms amid the global COVID-19 pandemic because of unaffordable Internet data, Owen Speid, president of the Jamaica Teachers’...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), is warning scavengers who sort and collect things for personal use or resale from the landfill at Retirement, in St. James, to stay away...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:29 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has urged the citizens of St James to remain calm amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the city of Montego Bay and the wider St James would weather the passage of the novel coronavirus. Davis...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Embattled People’s National Party (PNP) councillor for the Whitehouse division, Valdence Gifford, who was arrested last year after he failed to pay over monies owed to pig farmers, has resigned, citing ill health. During last...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A J$110-million water supply scheme may be an Independence Day gift for residents of Flower Hill in St James, says Audley Thompson, managing director of Rural Water Supply. The timeline for completing this project is seven months,...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:55 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Bertel Moore, chairman of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation and mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, has said that US President Donald Trump is out of touch with the realities as it relates to the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). “The great...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:19 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The alarming incidence in gender-based violence has been blamed on the neglect of vulnerable men by women’s groups. That assessment has come from Professor Opal Palmer-Adisa, the director of the Institute for Gender and Development...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Labour rows are clogging operations of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) and affecting its ability to properly discharge its duties in a timely and efficient manner, Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson has said...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Robin Russell, chairman of the Montego Bay Chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, has admitted that Montego Bay’s housing crisis has come about as a result of the vast number of persons migrating from eastern, central...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson has cautioned employers to consult with her ministry before engaging in what could turn out to be a costly and unlawful dismissal of their employees. “It is, therefore,...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prominent Montego Bay land developer and businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett says a Portmore-like approach to housing development could help to fix Montego Bay’s housing crisis, which is now negatively impacting growth in the tourism and...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:32 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Close to 1,200 residents in 10 St Elizabeth communities affected by a dust nuisance emanating from the JISCO/Alpart mud lake in the parish have been offered a J$40-million compensation package after days of discussions, at times...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Senior Parish Judge Sandria Wong-Small and Montego Bay’s Mayor Homer Davis were among the scores of mourners who attended the thanksgiving service for the late registered midwife Gloria Reid Whittaker at the Mt Carey Baptist Church...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:24 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Administrators at Cornwall College in Montego Bay, St James, are to impose temporary security measures, including the immediate suspension of vehicular access to the school’s compound, as a response to Tuesday’s assault of the...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Speaking against the background of the ongoing state of emergency (SOE) in western Jamaica, Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis says he believes that residents of St James are much happier having the soldiers around than being at the...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Twelve unnamed gangsters are now on the police’s radar and will be placed before the court for breaches of the anti-gang legislation. Addressing an awards banquet for justices of the peace (JPs) and lay magistrates in Montego Bay...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:19 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has issued a stern warning to underperforming delegates of the party, telling them that those who failed to fulfil their duties, including attending meetings, will be removed...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: At least two of the 2,666 registered farmers in the hills of southern St James said the vexed issue of praedial larceny has taken on a new face, with dogs joining praedial thieves in robbing them of livestock and preventing them...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After waiting for more than 30 years for the rehabilitation of their farm roads, farmers in upper St James are expressing disappointment with the work carried out on the Dragoon and Flagstaff farm roads, which were opened by J.C....

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