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Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant, believes that the imposition of a tax on imported beef to jump-start the local production of corned beef would build the Agriculture Development Fund, which,...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 12:35 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:  The residents of the St James Infirmary in Montego Bay, got an early Easter treat on Wednesday when representatives of the Jamaica (C&WJ) Co-operative Credit Union visited and ‘feted’ them in an atmosphere of...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Corporal Elaine Stewart and district constables Juliana Clevon and Marlon Grant, the three police officers implicated in the death of Mario Deane, will have to wait a while longer for the case against them to continue, as when they...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is fully supportive of a recent announcement by GraceKennedy Limited that it is considering producing its own corned beef locally, instead of continuing its reliance on overseas suppliers.In an...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Pastor Glen Samuels, president of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, is rejecting claims that the church's offer of its Montego Bay-based facilities to house dislocated services from the Cornwall Regional Hospital...

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Gregory Roberts and Mario Morrison, the two men accused of murdering 15-year-old Green Pond High School student Shineka Gray, were again remanded in police custody when Roberts turned up in court without a lawyer.When the men appeared...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The 16th anniversary staging of The Gleaner's Youthlink CSEC Seminar was well received, as the presentations highlighted ways to improve students' study habits and examination results in English Language and Mathematics.Held at the...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:In light of recent food security concerns, which were sparked by the Government's ban on corned beef imported from Brazil, Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector for St James, said his department will be taking extra...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Circuit Court has issued warrants for several prosecution witnesses in the case against Councillor Sylvan Reid, who is charged with causing death by dangerous driving, after they failed to appear before the court...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Circuit Court yesterday issued subpoenas for several witnesses to be summoned in the case against Councillor Sylvan Reid, who is charged with causing death by dangerous driving in the 2013 accident that claimed the life...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Damion Cargill, one of the three inmates charged with murder arising from the 2013 death of Mario Deane, who succumbed to injuries sustained while in custody at the lock-up at the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego...

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

Western Bureau:Thanks to the local and international support they have been receiving, life is steadily returning to normal for the boys of the Clifton Boys Home in Westmoreland, who lost all their belongings in a devastating fire that destroyed the...

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

Western Bureau:Despite the recent flare-ups of violence and the persistence of criminal activity across sections of western Jamaica, some church leaders remain committed to their community outreach programmes as a means of encouraging young people...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The much-anticipated trial of the two men charged with the murder of 15-year-old Green Pond High School student, Shineka Gray, failed to get off the ground in the St James Parish Court Wednesday, due to the absence of one of the...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Although five years have passed since Member of Parliament for East Central St James, Edmund Bartlett announced plans to develop the community of Dumfries into a satellite town, the area remains stagnant with no development in sight....

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:It has been more than a month since shopkeeper and farmer Vernon Hall was brutally murdered by gunmen in the normally tranquil Mount Peace community in Hanover, but his distraught relatives are still struggling to understand what...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:The Trelawny Circuit Court has put off the case against two policemen who are charged with murder in relation to the 2013 shooting deaths of three family members in Shrewsbury, Westmoreland.The matter will return to court on June 13,...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Tears flowed freely as relatives, friends and well-wishers congregated inside and outside the Kings Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Salem, St James, on Sunday, to say their final farewells to 15-year-old Green Pond High School...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists yesterday announced that it will be putting its own plans on hold to allow the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) to use its conference centre to house some displaced...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has rejected a proposal that the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay be shut down because of the recurring issue of noxious fumes, which has forced the relocation of several departments from the...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that in addition to tackling the ongoing air-quality issues affecting operations at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, his ministry will also be doing additional...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:A St Elizabeth pastor has declared that the recent spate of sexual assaults and murders of women across Jamaica and the persistence of lottery scamming, as well as other crimes, are happening because the citizens have turned their...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:It could take as long as six months for normality to return to the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, which has been operating below capacity since Monday because of a problematic ventilation system that has...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The Hampden Estate in Trelawny has been attracting increasing numbers of visitors with its Rum Fire distillery tour.The estate had more than 200 visitors to the property in January, and according to tour manager Mosi 'Pepe' Grant, the site's...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The Westmoreland-based Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital is being overwhelmed by the large number of persons showing up at its accident and emergency Department, and most are victims of incidents involving motorcycles."For the...

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