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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...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Assistant Superintendent of Police Coleridge Minto, the director of safety and security in schools in the Ministry of Education, says that based on a 2012 study, 50 per cent of the persons imprisoned in Jamaica had dropped out of...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the efforts of environmentalists in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, to raise awareness about the local sea turtle population, Christine O'Sullivan, a lecturer in environmental studies at the University of Technology, believes...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:As Jamaicans continue recognising Breast Cancer Awareness Month, consultant general surgeon Dr Machell Stubbs is calling for a stronger education and support system so that persons with breast cancer can receive more...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The case against Gregory Roberts and Mario Morrison, the two men charged with murder in relation to the death of 15-year-old Green Pond High School student Shineka Gray earlier this year, has been committed for hearing in the St James...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 10:10 AMChristopher Thomas

The case against the two men charged with the murder of 15-year-old schoolgirl Shineka Gray, has been sent to the St James Circuit Court for a committal hearing in January. The case against Gregory Roberts and Mario...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the distraction caused by recent statements from Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) managing director Omar Sweeny, which infuriated some residents of Mount Salem in St James, the parish's Peace Management Initiative (PMI)...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 10:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The inmates who are charged with the death of Mario Deane are to return to court next month. Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan will return to the St James Circuit Court on October 12, when their medical records are expected to be brought before the...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, two of three inmates charged in connection with the death of Mario Deane, will return to the St James Circuit Court on October 12, when their medical records are expected to be handed over to the court....

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Reverend Kesla Forbes, pastor of the Pitfour Gospel Chapel in St James, is calling on the security forces to take steps to address the crime problems in Granville in a manner similar to what is unfolding under the zone of special...

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has said the St James Municipal Corporation will be moving swiftly to address the issue of unsanitary practices at the city's Old Shoe Market, which were brought to the fore by the St James Health...

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