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Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James, where six prisoners tunnelled their way to freedom in a jailbreak this past November, is now undergoing repairs. So is the Barnett Street Police Station, also in Montego Bay."That...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Renowned businessman Tony Hart, who was recently installed as the new chairman of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), and Anthony Smikle, the chief executive officer of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), are both quite confident that...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

AS IT was for most of last year, the case involving the three inmates charged in connection with the beating death of Mario Deane was again put off yesterday in the St James Circuit Court due to the absence of medical reports, which are needed for...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The three St James men who were charged last July for allegedly stealing aviation fuel from Jamaica Aircraft Refuelling Services (JARS) in Montego Bay, St James, are to face trial in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on May...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

THE WILLIAM Knibb Memorial High School in Martha Brae, Trelawny, was abuzz with activity on Friday as past and current students took part in the institution's Founder's Day celebration to mark its 55th anniversary since its inception in 1961.The day...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Ava Tomlin, the regional director of Blue Mountain Renewables Wind Limited (BMR), is confident that the expansion work being done at the company's Malvern, St Elizabeth, site to include the installation of 11 wind-turbine generators,...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The long-anticipated trial of twoSt James men who were arrested after 66 kilograms of cocaine was allegedly found inside the Guardsman Limited vehicle in which they were travelling on April 20, 2013 has been set for April 18 this year...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Damion Cargill, one of the three inmates charged with murder in the beating death of Mario Deane while in custody, is set to appear in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on January 22, on a separate charge of assault...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Members of the legal fraternity have expressed concern over the number of lottery-scamming cases dominating the St. James Circuit Court's list for the Hilary term, which runs from January to March.Sixty-two of the 124 cases listed for trial relate...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James woman said to be the girlfriend of one of six inmates who escaped from the Freeport lock-up in Montego Bay last November had her bail extended when she appeared before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday....

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Following recent criticisms that the church, as an institution, has failed to significantly impact Jamaica's youth, at least one western Jamaica-based pastor has acknowledged that churchgoers must make a greater social impact for the year 2016....

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

What was Jamaica's greatest moment in 2015?Suan Jagan, teacher:"I would give the award for Jamaica's greatest moment in 2015 to sports, to our track and field performances and Jamaica's football team placing second in the CONCACAF finals."Denique...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The Genesis Gospel Concert 2016, in Montego Bay, heralded the New Year from midnight right back to the wee hours of early Friday morning, January 1, with crowd-rousing musical performances from several groups and soloists gathered for the event's...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

After two days of showcasing their entrepreneurial talent, the Teen La'bor Enterprise student of Rusea's High school in Hanover, walked away with a second-place finish at the seventh annual Junior Achievement Americas Company of the Year (COY) Trade...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The case against the three inmates charged in the beating death of Mario Deane hit a snag in theSt James Circuit Court Wednesday. A halt was called after the court was told that there was uncertainty as to whether or not the men, all...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The three St James men who were charged in July for allegedly stealing aviation fuel from Jamaica Aircraft Refuelling Services (JARS) in Montego Bay, St James are booked to return to court on January 20 next year.Dave Morris, Rayon...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Residents of Montego Bay got the opportunity to learn more about HIV/AIDS along with free counselling and testing during last Tuesday's World AIDS Day activities, which were staged by the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA).The day's activities...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

PERMANENT SECRETARY in the Ministry of Justice Carol Palmer is urging justices of the peace (JPs) to maintain integrity in their duties and to avoid actions that bring their commissioned office into disrepute.She warned JP's against the practice of...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The three inmates facing criminal charges in relation to last year's beating death of Mario Deane, who was assaulted while in police custody, had their cases deferred until December 9 when they appeared in both the St James Circuit...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Former chairman of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Calvin G. Brown, is shedding more light on the circumstances surrounding the deaths of four premature babies that died at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH).Brown, who was replaced...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Ray Foster, the Westmore-land-based pastor who pleaded guilty to breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act, concerning a cash transaction that exceeded J$1 million, was fined when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

IMMEDIATE PAST president of the Cornwall Bar Association, Michael Erskine says that resident magistrates should be allowed to determine whether court cases, particularly lottery-scamming matters, have substantial evidence to be taken to trial in...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 11:02 PMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The three St James residents arrested on drug-related charges following a police raid in September had their bails extended until December 9, following their latest appearance in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court.Sanjae...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The Montego Bay High School for Girls kicked off its week of activities in celebration of its, 80th anniversary with a church service at which past and present students were in attendance on Sunday, including past graduates from the...

Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The case against three St James residents who were arrested on drug-related charges following a police raid in September has been put off until November 25, as a number of documents are still outstanding.Sanjae Smythe, Raymond...

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