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Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Marlene Malahoo-Forte, member of parliament for St James West Central, says the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the annual parenting seminar which forms part of her educational support programme, leaving many parents grappling with...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:33 PMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TERTIARY STUDENTS who received financial assistance valued at more than $3 million from their St James West Central member of Parliament, Marlene Malahoo-Forte, promised to transform their community following the end of their course...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:21 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) boss Jasford Gabriel is calling on the nation’s teacher-training institutions to revamp their programmes to create the capacity for graduates to be able to manage online teaching, which they are...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:21 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: This month’s polls to find a president-elect for the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) could be a low-keyed affair, as according to Jasford Gabriel, fewer than half of the association’s 25,000 delegates have been verified to cast...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It would appear that the number 19 holds much significance in the life of Nevinne Blake, a resident of Bethel Town, Westmoreland, who recently graduated from Anchovy High School in St James at age 19 with a grand total of 19...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Garth Anderson, the dean of the Teachers Colleges’ of Jamaica (TCJ), has revealed that teaching practice for approximately 800 trainee teachers has been affected by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused the...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Dr Marcia Graham, the medical officer of health for Westmoreland, says 62 community health aides have been added to the Westmoreland Public Health Services to boost the parish’s capacity to track and trace persons exposed to the...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Charles Edward James, Jamaica’s oldest citizen, has died. He passed away at his Holly Hill home in Darliston, Westmoreland, on Sunday morning. James, affectionately called ‘Maas Tata’, was reportedly born on February 3, 1905, in...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The coral reef in Negril, Westmoreland, has received a major injection with the planting of 150 pieces of coral in the Orange Bay Fish Sanctuary on International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD), which was observed last Friday. With this...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Moreland Wilson, the newly elected member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western, says he is targeting the construction of 1,000 affordable housing solutions in the constituency over the next four years. According to Wilson, over...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After emerging as the member of parliament-elect in a nail-biting magisterial recount for Westmoreland Eastern, Daniel Lawrence vowed on Tuesday to rebuild public trust by addressing long-standing infrastructural blight. Lawrence...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Daniel Lawrence of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has turned the corner and widened the gap on People’s National Party’s (PNP) opponent Luther Buchanan in the race for the Westmoreland Eastern seat. Buchanan, the incumbent, has been...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Lawyers representing Luther Buchanan, the embattled political incumbent of the People’s National Party (PNP) in the Westmoreland Eastern constituency, have served notice seeking to challenge a ruling made against accepting ballots...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Savanna-la-Mar Mayor Bertel Moore has expressed his frustration at the protracted delay in the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) building becoming fully operational. “I am very frustrated by what is happening. Most of the...

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

Western Bureau: While Moreland Wilson, the member of parliament-elect for Westmoreland Western is a rookie in representational politics, he is considered one of the very few Jamaicans who can speak authoritatively on the issue of electronic voting...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sixty young men from Montego Bay and other parts of western Jamaica will become the first students to enrol at the Monsignor Gladstone Wilson College, the country’s newest all-boys educational institution. The Rev Ronald Thwaites,...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:27 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Outgoing Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has promised that Jamaicans will be able to cast their votes remotely by the next general election, due constitutionally in September 2025. Speaking with The Gleaner, the member of...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:28 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lawyers representing Daniel Lawrence, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate in Westmoreland Eastern, have indicated that they will be seeking a magisterial recount of the ballots cast last Thursday to determine the ultimate...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:26 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The sons of 83-year-old Avis Ledgister are still in shock after their mother died suddenly on election day, missing out on her decades-long tradition of voting for whoever was the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate in St...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU People’s National Party (PNP) veteran Dr Karl Blythe and former deputy speaker of the House Lloyd B. Smith have expressed the view that poor representation, internal leadership conflicts, and a lack of funding are among the myriad...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:41 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 19-year-old woman who is a first-time voter in St James North Western says the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government has motivated her to vote based on their track record of performance. The teenager, who was among the...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:31 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There seems to be no letting up by the campaign teams of both the incumbent, Dwayne Vaz of the People’s National Party (PNP), and George Wright of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), in the Frome division in Westmoreland Central, which...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:32 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fifty trainee police officers in western Jamaica missed out on exercising their franchise on Monday as their names did not appear on the voters’ list for the security forces. In an interview with The Gleaner just before the close...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU David Wilson, a senior citizen of Ginger Hill, St Elizabeth, is delighted that the National Supply Foundation (NSF) has adopted the Ginger Hill Health Centre in his community and invested $3 million towards upgrading the Type 3...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Jasford Gabriel, the new president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), has said that the 25,000 members of the association will be seeking to promote positive values and attitudes in the school environment as part of the...

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