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Stories by Albert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WHILE COGNISANT of the urgent need for the construction of the proposed 15-kilometre perimeter development road, also referred to as the Montego Bay Bypass, businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett believes in the creation of a Long Hill...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prominent Montego Bay businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett, who heads the crime portfolio in his capacity as a director at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), is threatening to spearhead a demonstration in the streets...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU Dr Marcia Graham, the medical officer of health (MOH) at the Westmoreland Health Department, says tourism players in the western parish are breaching the COVID-19 protocols with impunity, while residents enjoy no such latitude as...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett, who serves as a director and head of the crime portfolio at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), wants persons involved in the shipping of illegal guns and ammunition into the...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:21 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A decision by the Government to delay the commencement of works on the long-awaited Montego bay bypass is not going down well with business leaders, who are yearning for an end to the traffic gridlock which has plagued the Second...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) has pointed angry residents upset at the latest flooding of sections of the Cornwall Courts housing scheme in St James last week to the National Housing Trust (NHT), which it says has not...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Andrew Wynter, the chief executive officer of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenships Agency (PICA), says international travellers will soon be able to live and work in Jamaica under its temporary residency programme that is...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The renovation of the beleaguered Cornwall Regional Hospital can be completed by the first quarter of 2022 if the Government speeds up administrative procedures that have hobbled the project, Professor Archibald McDonald has charged...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says justices of the peace (JPs) who are not being thorough in exercising due diligence in performing their duties are allowing criminals to get away with illicitly obtaining documents such as driver’s...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:24 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Justice Minister Delroy Chuck wants justices of the peace (JPs) to carefully examine the National Identification and Registration Bill and make their contributions towards ensuring that the rights of citizens are fully protected as...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has come under a torrent of criticism from construction and engineering interests for claiming that Jamaica lacks the technical expertise to handle major renovation projects such...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the Westmoreland police intensify their relentless drive against motorcyclists who are operating contrary to the law, they are now running out of space to store some 200 bikes. “We just don’t have any more space to store...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Ian Myles, councillor for the Little London division in the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC), is pushing back against a possible lockdown of the western Jamaica parish, which is the new epicentre of the spread of COVID-19 in...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Senior lecturer in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Christopher Ogunsalu, is urging the Government to sell the 46-year-old Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) to set the stage for the Type...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SAVANNA-LA-MAR MAYOR Bertel Moore and Westmoreland’s Custos Reverend Hartley Perrin have both joined the call for an additional fire station to service the hilly terrains of Westmoreland Eastern alongside an upgrading of the road...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the COVID-19 scrutiny being placed on Westmoreland, the nation’s new epicentre for the coronavirus, could be extended to other parishes as part of a major push to control the...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says visitors and locals will have a much safer road network to traverse in some of the key resort areas across the island, thanks to the major $116-million road-improvement work that the Tourism...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Tourism Minster Edmund Bartlett has rejected claims that the tourism industry is to blame for the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, especially in the western region, instead blaming locals for their blatant disregard for the orders...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Paralympic Association president Christopher Samuda has said that the spirit of the Paralympics has given rise to the birth of the country’s first parasports foundation, which was established in western Jamaica on Wednesday...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2020 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Five members of the Westmoreland division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, who have collectively given over 150 years of service in saving lives and properties in the western parish, are now the proud recipients of National Awards for...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness has said that the absence of states of public emergency (SOEs) is making it more difficult to create a safe and secure Jamaica. In January 2018, the Holness administration declared a SOE in St James,...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness said an overhaul of the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) Act will be done shortly and packaged as a template to expand into more communities across the island and exported to other countries that are...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Winsome Barnes, president of the Mount Salem Community Development Committee, says that residents in the sections of St James served by the Mount Salem Police Station are overjoyed that the facility is getting a $45-million upgrade...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Everald Warmington, the minister without portfolio with responsibility for works in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, says a big effort will be made to ease the plight of farmers by rehabilitating the damaged road...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson does not support the view that St James should be split into two police divisions. Instead, he thinks the parish would be better served by having a larger headquarters and...

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