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Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Pastor Peter Burnett, the chairman of the St James Ministers' Fraternal, has sharply rebuked the organisers of the weeklong celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lifestyles, describing the event, which will kick off...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:In what appears to be a radical move, Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, is urging the Government to demolish the St James Parish library, which is across the road from the St James Parish Court, and build a multistorey...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the National Water Commissioner (NWC) is now taking steps to install solar panels at the Mona Reservoir in Kingston in an effort to reduce its energy consumption."The NWC is coordinating with another...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Opposition Senator Damion Crawford is of the view that Jamaica will be in serious trouble over the next 30 years if the education system is not adequately tweaked to engage the minds of the current generation of children.Crawford, who...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis says that he is moving to establish an advisory committee to forge greater linkages between the St James Municipal Corporation and the local business community in a bid to foster a more orderly...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw has said unclaimed money in the banking sector is being targeted to establish a development fund that will provide funding for ganja farmers and other members of the small and medium-sized enterprises...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Small ganja farmers seeking a stake in the emerging cannabis industry are worried that inadequate funding to streamline their cultivation could relegate them to plantation workers when the multibillion-dollar industry takes shape."We...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:If he had the power and the authority, Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, said he would legalise every drug in the world, returning to mankind to the freedom of choice with which they were created.Fox, who ruled drug-ravaged...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson said that while some of the nation's children pose a danger to the police, he is urging the lawmen to obey the rules of engagements as outlined under the Child Justice Guidelines (CJG...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw yesterday said that the United States Government has an obligation to facilitate greater levels of transparency that can help small and medium-size entrepreneurs access funding to invest in medical...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is warning ganja smokers attending the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo in St James not to light and puff their chalice in public spaces in the western city.Davis was addressing the opening...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Dr Grace McLean, chief education officer at the Ministry of Education, said that they were working assiduously to give teachers the necessary support to make sure that there are no irregularities in the preparation of students for the new Primary...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said that with more than 100,000 new airline seats secured from North America, South America and Europe, Jamaica should expect a bumper 2018 winter tourist season.Bartlett made the announcement while...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says if it comes to that, the government is prepared to be more aggressive in pursuing criminal elements murdering children and other law-abiding citizens in Westmoreland by raising the bar...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the Government is looking to acquire the parcel of land in front of the Freeport Police Station, in Montego Bay, St James, to build a new state-of-the-art court facility which will be able to...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Plans are now afoot for persons living at the Retirement Landfill in St James to be provided with suitable housing on lands approved by the minister of local government."The lands have been identified, and we have asked the St James...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says that although murders across the country have declined by approximately 20 per cent, it is not the time for the Government to end the states of public emergency or gloat and celebrate the reduction."This year,...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) will have to finance the completion of its new multimillion-dollar municipal building as the Government has terminated the contract with NR Diaram Construction Company after the company...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Anthony Vendryes, a strong advocate for holistic medical treatment, says it would be intellectually dishonest for medical doctors to turn their backs on cannabis, given the overwhelming evidence of its medical virtues."There is a...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The Ski Mask gang, which was partially wiped out last March when six of its top-tier members were killed in a gunfight with a police-military patrol on the Trelawny-St James border, is back on the radar of lawmen and creating serious...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said that commencing this October, several new flights will be making their landing at the Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay, St James, directly out of Eastern Europe."We are expecting to...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:two justice centres opened in Trelawny and Westmoreland just under four months ago by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck are still not functional due to the absence of electricity, water, and furniture, among other issues.In April this...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The government will be spending J$550 million to build 76 housing units in Albion, St James and to effect repairs to a road that is expected to transform the neighbouring communities of Canterbury and North Gully into viable working-...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Grace McLean, chief education officer in the ministry of education, said primary school teachers and parents, who have not fully grasped the method of teaching the contents of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), will be further engaged...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Horace Chang, Member of Parliament (MP) for North West St James, said the government has engaged the services of China Harbour Engineering Company Limited to redesign the drainage system in Montego Bay to prevent further flooding....

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