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Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Less than 24 hours after losing their home and belongings to a fire, the 28 affected residents of the Clifton Boys' Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, have been offered a new home, thanks to the generosity of the son of a former...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:02 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Senior Superintendent of Police Marlon Nesbeth, the commanding officer for the St James Police Division, says that the police are prepared to respond to the St James Health Department's request to temporarily close the Freeport police...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

High Court Judge, Justice Bertram Morrison, is urging civilians who are asked to serve as jurors to fulfil their civic duty and not to seek excuses toavoid participating in the administration of justice in the courts.The judge made the call...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:37 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau: Unhygienic conditions, which well-placed sources say include a major infestation of ‘lice and chinks (bed bugs)’ has forced the public health authorities in St James to order the closure of the lock-ups at several police...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, is calling for residents of the Second City and across the parish of St James to support the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) battalion, which Prime Minister Andrew Holness said would be...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Although many rural residents often have to travel long distances from their communities to get major medical treatment, Burmese-born doctor, Thant Zim has made it his mission to provide the people of Wakefield, Trelawny with top-class service right...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Assistant Commissioner of Police Warren Clarke, head of the Area One Police Division, has welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement that 500 Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) personnel will be sent to western Jamaica to curb the...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:President of the St James Lay Magistrates' Association Claudette Bryan has condemned what she says is the growing lack of respect for law and order in Jamaica, which has resulted in brazen criminal acts such as the recent murder of a...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Claudette Bryan, president of the St James Lay Magistrates' Association, is urging justices of the peace (JPs) not to allow fear of reprisal by criminal elements to keep them from carrying out their duties or from playing their part to...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is promising to speak with representatives of the Social Development Commission (SDC) in St James about making the anniversary of the parish's 1831 Sam Sharpe Christmas Rebellion a more high-profile...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 4:32 PMChristopher Thomas

More than 600 homeless and indigent persons of various ages, benefited from the Trumpet Call Ministries International’s tenth annual Mission of Mercy Christmas Outreach programme, in Montego Bay. Volunteers overseeing the Christmas treat...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:For the second time since his appointment, Montego Bay's new mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, has announced plans to meet with members of the city's business community to discuss the contentious issue of improper waste management and...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Government Senator Charles Sinclair has proposed that the newly appointed heads of committees in the St James Municipal Corporation should be paid for their services in those offices, an idea which, if approved, could then be...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

There was an outpouring of love and much fanfare at the 104th birthday celebration for Pauline Reid of Content district in St James, as she was fÍted and showered with commendations from family, friends and well-wishers last Sunday.Although her...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The St James Municipal Corporation has approved a motion for J$10 million to be taken from its Emergency Fund to begin drain cleaning, sidewalk repairs, and other beautification work in downtown Montego Bay over a six-month period,...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

As Christmas Day draws near, two senior citizens in western Jamaica, including a centenarian, took time out to reflect on what Christmas was like for them when they were growing up in the early 1900s.Iris Denniston, a 100-year-old resident of Orange...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Derrick Kellier, member of parliament for South St James, and Homer Davis, mayor of Montego Bay, have both condemned the spike in murders in the parish, which last Friday stood at 248.Speaking at the official opening of a new...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, has announced that come next week, a registration system will be implemented for higglers to ply their trade along several streets in the western city that have been designated for vending...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Sylvan Reid, who contested the Salt Spring division in St James for the People's National Party's (PNP) in the recent local government elections, was awarded the seat over his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) rival Gregory Harris following...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Councillor Homer Davis, the newly installed chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation and mayor of Montego Bay, has vowed to complete the sale of lands in the controversial Bogue Industrial Terrace, a task his predecessors had...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Local government minister Desmond McKenzie has said that come next year, his ministry will be reviving a financial housing grant, which, in the past, provided parish council divisions across Jamaica with funds to assist needy...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James police made a major breakthrough in their drive to rein in crime in the division with Monday morning's arrest of one of the parish's most wanted men and the seizure of two guns and several assorted rounds of ammunition....

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The streets of Montego Bay should be much safer this Christmas season as the St James police hierarchy has announced that 80 new police personnel are to being deployed to the streets of the city to bolster patrols and monitor allmovements.Speaking at...

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Yesterday's scheduled magisterial recount for the Salt Spring division in Central St James failed to get off the ground as Sylvan Reid, the People's National Party (PNP) councillor candidate, was not served with a summons to attend....

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite being a government senator and chairman of the powerful Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Area Council Four, Councillor Charles Sinclair, who retained his seat in the recent local government elections, said he would be happy to serve...

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