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Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:04 AMChristopher Thomas

  WESTERN BUREAU:  Junior Tourism Minister Bryanna Hylton wants young people to make full use of their access to technology, including smartphones and social media, as a means of boosting Jamaica’s tourism product and promoting the...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 2:05 PMChristopher Thomas

Outstanding psychiatric reports have again delayed the fit to plea hearing for Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the inmates charged with murder in relation to the 2014 death of St James construction worker Mario Deane. The long-awaited reports were...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Ivan Anderson, managing director of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) says that the design for the Montego Bay leg of Highway 2000 is now being drafted and he is expecting that work on...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas - Gleaner WriterWESTERN BUREAU:The Hosanna Preparatory School in Montego Bay, St James, which has established its reputation for excellence in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) over the years, recently upheld that reputation...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Debra Ashman is not around to celebrate Mother's Day 2018, but her children will mark her legacy as they remember the challenges she faced and conquered to ensure that they have a good life.Despite becoming...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 1:25 PMChristopher Thomas

Director General of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) Colonel Desmond Edwards has called for special courts to deal with corruption and financial crimes to help reduce the backlog of cases currently before the...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Yoni Epstein, the immediate past president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), believes that stakeholders in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector must do more to combat local cynicism about the...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 5:47 PMChristopher Thomas

Gregory Roberts and Mario Morrison, the two men charged with last year’s murder of Green Pond High School student, Shineka Gray, are to go on trial in the St James Circuit Court on November 19. The date was set by High Court judge Justice...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 11:14 PMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Christopher Tufton, the nation's minister of health, says that fixing the foundation on which the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) now sits is one of the issues that is poised to get priority attention in the ongoing restoration...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:33 PMChristopher Thomas

Dana Minto, the 50-year-old nurse who struck and killed two persons with her motor vehicle in Glendevon, St James, last November, had her bail extended until May 3 when she appeared in the St James Parish Court yesterday. Minto, who is charged with...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:40 AMChristopher Thomas

  WESTERN BUREAU: The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) said no cause has been identified for the fresh outbreak of noxious fumes at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, which resurfaced earlier this week when the...

Published:Saturday | January 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Ewen Corrodus, the custos rotulorum of St James, believes that the current wave of crime affecting Jamaica is being fuelled by a sense of hopelessness stemming from the belief that nobody is listening to the cries of the nation's...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Over the past month, the St James Health Department has seized and condemned $8 million worth of foodstuff that was exposed to floodwaters when sections of Montego Bay were inundated by heavy rains last November.Lennox Wallace, the...

Published:Saturday | December 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:While the majority of Montego Bay's 36 registered food establishments have been reopened since the November rains, which caused flooding in the western city, the St James Health Department says that it remains dedicated to ensuring...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Following the recent rains that resulted in major flooding in some sections of Montego Bay, Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector forSt James, is warning residents to be vigilant in their purchase of food items so as...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:04 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Cancer patients in western Jamaica will now have closer treatment at hand with the latest technology on hand to treat the deadly disease, following the recent opening of a new cancer treatment centre at the Cornwall Regional Hospital...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:In the wake of the recent heavy rains, which triggered massive flooding in sections of Montego Bay, St James, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says that he will be having a meeting in January with the nation's municipal...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 6:32 PMChristopher Thomas

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has announced that $20 million has so far been identified to help with clean up and recovery in Montego Bay, St James following Wednesday's flood damage to sections of the western city.

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Tanikie McClarthy-Allen, director of public affairs and sustainability for J. Wray and Nephew, believes that the company's recent move to construct new stalls for 20 registered vendors at Scott's Cove in St Elizabeth will bring...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Dana Minto, the 50-year-old nurse who was involved in an accident which claimed the lives of two persons in Glendevon last week, was offered bail on Friday in the sum of $500,000 when she appeared in the St James Parish Court.Minto,...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 9:21 AMChristopher Thomas

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is urging residents of Westmoreland to protect their street lights, especially the new energy-saving lights, from criminals who would seek to destroy them to create a cover of darkness to...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Despite a promise made by Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis just over a month ago, the St James Municipal Corporation was up to last week yet to visit the city's Old Shoe Market, where health and infrastructure issues are badly in need of...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:While welcoming the recently announced extension to the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Mt Salem, St James, some religious leaders in the parish believe the crime-fighting initiative should be extended to other communities.Last...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Asburn Pinnock, president of The Mico University College, said lottery scammers should be recruited into using their skills to market Jamaica, instead of using their obvious persuasive abilities to commit criminal acts.Pinnock made...

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