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Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

Take 51 for VivicaStar celebrates birthday in JaWESTERN BUREAU:American actress and television producer Vivica Fox jetted into Montego Bay with family and friends on Friday to celebrate her 51st birthday at the elegant Tavern at the White Witch,...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:Ras Iyah V, chairman of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers' Association, says self-sufficiency could be achieved in Savanna-la-Mar if there was an infusion of agriculture in schools to equip students with additional skills.In...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Parish Council has forged a partnership deal with the cash-rich Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to commence the implementation of the first phase of the multi-billion dollar MoBay Action Plan."We are much advanced in...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 11:01 PMBarrington Flemming

Outgoing Cornwall College head boy Patrick Pinnock (right) hands over the gavel to Head Boy Designate Tahir Thompson during the installation ceremony for head boy and deputy head boys designate at the school’s recent valedictory service in Montego Bay. 

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU: With the sun slowly setting and the strong trade winds blowing through the trees, Dennis Meadows former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Senator and Convenor of CAPI, took the hand of his lady love - businesswoman Angella Campbell in...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

Fifty-eight employees of the St James Parish Council were given various awards at the council's inaugural Staff Awards, which was staged at the Seawind Beach Club, Montego Bay, last week.The awards, the brainchild of the council's Public and...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

The Government is moving to formalise the tenure of 22 families who have been informally occupying lands at Coffee Lane, Mount Salem in St James for more than 50 years.Cabinet last month granted approval for the compulsory acquisition of the two-...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

After years of stagnation, the city of Montego Bay is now poised to experience significant development over the next 15 years thanks to a multibillion-dollar initiative dubbed the Montego Bay Action Plan, which is a joint venture between the St...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

The impunity with which litter bugs now operate in Montego Bay should come to an abrupt end on Wednesday, July 1, when the St James Parish Council unveils four litter wardens, two with the power to arrest to patrol the streets of the western city.In...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAUJames Welds Jr of Corinaldi Avenue Primary School in Montego Bay was among the elite group of students to attain perfection in the 2015 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), scoring a 100 per cent average in the five disciplines which...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 2:32 PMBarrington Flemming, Gleaner Writer

Angry residents of a St James community this morning attacked the Maldon High School in the parish following the killing of a student by a colleague yesterday. The Education Ministry, says 15-year-old Romaro Salmon was stabbed off the school’...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

The St James Health Department has submitted a J$1-million budget to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Tourism Enhancement Fund to secure funding to bolster the parish's rodent and mosquito eradication programme.Dr Marcia Johnson-Campbell,...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Parish Council is ready to unveil its anti-street vending campaign, but it is waiting for Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor, the commanding officer for the St James Police Division, who has indicated that he...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

Despite the efforts of disaster coordinators in western Jamaica, inadequate funding, closed shelters and a lack of equipment have left the region only 70 percent ready for the 2015 hurricane season, which officially started last week.In Westmoreland...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

Dr Beverley Scott, arguably western Jamaica's top family therapist, believes psychological and social factors, which are triggering negative responses in perpetrators, are to be blamed for the high incidences of abuse in parishes such as...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAUAs a part of its bid to address the chronic shortage of high-school spaces in Junction and adjoining communities in south east St Elizabeth, the Ministry of Education is poised to convert two of the primary schools in the parish into...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAUThe Social Development Commission (SDC) in St Elizabeth is claiming success in its Local Economic Development Support Programme in Junction and Santa Cruz, where farmers have begun an entrepreneurial project, which has spurred economic...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

Maxine Henry-Wilson, chairman of the Child Development Agency (CDA) said the wanton and brutal killing of children across the island is rapidly taking on the appearance of a 'brand'. "Our hearts must be heavy when we think of the murdering of our...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

Despite a myriad challenges, to include being under-funded, poor environmental practices by the general public, and lack of enforcement by law officials, the Montego Bay Marine Park (MBMP), which has been operating for 24 years, is claiming a 50 to...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 12:49 PMBarrington Flemming, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU‎: The Accident and Emergency Ward at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital is now receiving a well-needed facelift thanks to Sandals Whitehouse in collaboration CWJ Credit Union and the New Testament Church of God. The scope of work...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

EDUCATION MINISTER the Reverend Ronald Thwaites has declared that his ministry is on target in its thrust to infuse technical and vocational education into the traditional high school system.He said by the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, each...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

Dr Fritz Pinnock, executive director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute, is challenging the Ministry of Education and training institutions across the island to make a paradigm shift in the way persons are trained for the labour needs of the local...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:IN RESPONSE to the growing demand for Jamaican bananas in the European market, the local Banana Board and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries are now getting ready to invest approximately J$76 million in the cultivation of more...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, the member of parliament for West Central St James, recently forged a partnership with the Caribbean Maritime Institute, which will see 50 youngsters from across St James being trained in the area of logistics over a nine-...

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