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Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:21 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Phillip Paulwell, co-campaign director for the People’s National Party (PNP) for the next general election, says that the party is revamping its outdated, analogue campaign strategy. The party will be embracing new technology in its...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:30 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips says his full-throated defence of senior opposition legislators Lisa Hanna and Phillip Paulwell does not mirror Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ position on Dr Andrew Wheatley...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE PAST five years have been extremely difficult for 43-year-old Tasheka Harvey, a single mother of Flower Hill in Hanover. She has been diagnosed with a second-degree heart blockage and badly needs a pacemaker to alleviate her...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Walton Small, the opposition People’s National Party’s (PNP) deputy shadow minister for education and training, is calling for a revamp of public school boards, contending that more individuals with the qualifications to provide...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Construction of the highly anticipated St James roadworks projects, including the Montego Bay bypass, is slated to commence in 2022. The projects, which include the Long Hill bypass and the dualisation of upper Barnett Street, will...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE CHIEF medical officer of health for Westmoreland is sounding the alarm over the failure of public passenger vehicle operators to wear masks and adhere to social-distancing protocols despite the high risk of them contracting...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Airbnb accommodation owners who operate through the Jamaica Home Sharing Association (JHSA) say that they will be ready to welcome tourists and other guests during the second phase of the reopening of the country’s tourism sector...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Several needy residents in Savanna-la-Mar and adjoining communities in Westmoreland, earlier this week received much-needed care packages valued at $300,000 from the local business community, which undertook the...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Danree Delancy, the deputy mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, is calling on his colleagues at the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) to help him to put pressure on the central Government in his bid to get a substation of the parish’s...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Godfrey Drummond, who recently announced his candidacy for the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s (JTA) president-elect post for the 2020-2021 administrative year, has won three important endorsements from fellow educators in western...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland-based primary school teacher Godfrey Drummond has tossed his hat into the ring to become the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) president-elect for the 2020-2021 administrative year. If Drummond, a senior classroom...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The past students’ association of Anchovy High School in St James has established a GoFundMe account for Kaylia Pinnock, the 15-year-old student facing a J$242,000 monthly bill to get medical help for her Stage Two brain tumour. The...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Savanna-la-Mar Mayor Bertel Moore has warned the councillors at the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation against spending monies from the Parochial Revenue Fund (PRF) should be used only for drain cleaning. “I had a discussion...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HILMA TATE, disaster preparedness coordinator at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Westmoreland, says that additional spaces will be needed to effectively operate emergency shelters while...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:21 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE DECISION by Savanna-la-Mar Mayor Bertel Moore to take charge of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation’s (WMC) new multimillion dollar headquarters effective June 1 has been hailed as a positive move by the business community...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fifteen-year-old Anchovy High School student Kaylia Pinnock is in desperate need of help to get medical attention for a grade two brain tumour, which has left her facing an uncertain future and plunging her mother, Velma Latchman,...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DESPITE DECLARING itself as being in an advanced state of readiness as it relates to handling both COVID-19 and the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation says it will need additional funding to be...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the 2020 hurricane season looming on the horizon and most of the nation’s healthcare workers absorbed in the fight to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders in the healthcare sector want the Government to make...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:24 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Global Services Association of Jamaica (GSAJ) has submitted a request to the Government for an extension to its current work-at-home arrangement to the end of the year. The current order made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness,...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Andrea Campbell, portfolio director of the health promotion and prevention unit at the National Family Planning Board, says the islandwide nightly curfews and stay-at-home orders implemented under COVID-19 could produce an alarming...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s emergency-response systems could buckle under the strain of an approaching hurricane season in the midst of coronavirus community spread, Dr Morais Guy, the opposition spokesman on health, has warned. Sixteen named storms...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:54 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Unlike some of their global counterparts, Sherie-Ann Anderson, head of the Homesharing Association of Jamaica (HAJ), says local Airbnb and other homesharing accommodations hosts will not be affected by Airbnb’s decision to lay off...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Local real estate players say it could take years for the sector to recover from the economic fallout brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. While local estimates were unavailable, the international real estate market is projecting a decline from US$...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:55 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A travel ban on incoming passengers triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a thunderous blow to Airbnb home-sharing investors locally, real-estate tycoon Angella Whitter has said. The international real estate agency market...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: ECONOMIST DR Andre Haughton has called on the country’s telecommunications companies and the banking sector to create and facilitate the use of mobile wallets so that Jamaicans can send and receive money remotely through the use...

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