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Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:18 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Rosalee Gage-Grey, chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, says that part of the country’s mental health problems stems from acts of violence and crime being perpetrated against children leaving...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:27 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says that Petrojam will be ready to supply low-suphur fuels in keeping with new international regulations for marine fuel that will take effect in January. Under the new...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie says that he is satisfied with the pace of the ongoing construction of the Montego Bay fire station. The Barrett Street-based building is being constructed at a cost of $534.9 million....

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Omar Robinson, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), says that his association will be donating US$20,000 to assist the Bahamas with recovery from Hurricane Dorian. The category 5 hurricane left more than US...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that the Government has finalised the sale of approximately 300 acres of state-owned lands in Salem, St Ann, to the Karisma Hotel and Resorts group. Under the ‘Sugar Cane Project’,...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has cautioned both the Government and the private sector against corrupting or polluting the country’s indigenous ganja strains. Mitchell, who was...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:24 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Reverend Hartley Perrin, the chairman of the Clifton Boys’ Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, is bemoaning the lack of Government support in the rebuilding of the facility, which was razed by fire two and a half years ago. The...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Omar Robinson, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), wants the State and the private sector to work together to create a supportive environment that embraces persons suffering from mental illness as a way of...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, a prominent advocate for legalising marijuana, will again be among the high-profile guests in Jamaica for next month’s fourth staging of the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo. Douglas...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:26 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Owen Speid, newly invested president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), is recommending that the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination be administered over the course of a single week, instead of the existing arrangement,...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Byron Farquharson, secretary general of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), wants to see a fast-tracking of hearings by the tribunal looking into cases against teachers who are suspended or dismissed. Of the 20 dismissal cases...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Garth Anderson, the outgoing Jamaica Teachers’ Association president, is lamenting that the nation’s teachers are still facing a major struggle to meet their basic needs because of their meagre salaries. In May last year, the...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Janet Silvera is expressing disappointment that the media coverage of the just-concluded Reggae Sumfest 2019 did not highlight Montego Bay as the host city in a more substantial...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Godfrey Dyer, chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), has said he wants to see the country’s murder rate drop below 16 per 100,000 and is prepared to support extensions to the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:50 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) Chairman Godfrey Dyer says huge opportunities are on the horizon for Montego Bay as the new town centre bypass will create a gateway to new business prospects. Work on the Montego Bay bypass – a 15-...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With an oversubscribed demand for commercial space in Montego Bay, stakeholders are bemoaning a decision by the Government to establish a sewage treatment pond in the Bogue area of the Second City. The P.J. Patterson-led...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Peoples National Party (PNP) Vice-President Mikhail Phillips has issued an apology on behalf of the 81-year-old party for any acts of corruption the party, which is currently led by his father, Dr Peter Phillips, may have been...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has threatened to pull the plug on the much-heralded Youth Summer Empowerment Programme should there be any semblance of malpractice in its implementation. “I have been getting complaints...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:18 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Work is to resume on the new $78.4-million Westmoreland Municipal Corporation building in Savanna-la-Mar. Construction activities have been in limbo since last September when the Government terminated the contract of NR Diaram...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It is taking too long for rank-and-file members to be promoted into the officer corps of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), says Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson. The police commissioner said the senior...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sunset Boulevard – the stretch of roadway from the Sangster International Airport roundabout to the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James – has been renamed the Godfrey Dyer Boulevard in honour of the renowned hotelier-...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Sexual offences against girls under 16 have become a major concern in Westmoreland because of the alarming numbers recorded since the start of the year, says Superintendent Gary McKenzie, who heads that parish’s police division....

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Science, Energy, and Technology Fayval Williams is calling for greater awareness in the use of propane in motor vehicles as the country continue its search to come up with cleaner fuel alternatives for the transportation...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC) is to transform the Cornwall Automotive School in Flankers, St James, into a 500-man residential training facility for young men from western Jamaica. While not giving any timetable for the...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that Jamaica’s continued failure to rise from the Tier 2 ranking in the United States’ 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report is due to deep-seated cultural issues and a lack of adequate...

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