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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...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Winston Milton, based at the police's traffic department in Westmoreland, is hoping that in the review of the Road Traffic Act, worrisome concerns such as persons operating motorcycles without...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau-Despite the urgent need for beds at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) and promise last June by the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) to find ways to have patients who were discharged but refused to go, leave the institution...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:The problem plagued trial of Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Castelle and District Constable Rohan McIntosh, who are facing unlawful wounding charges in an incident in which a pregnant woman was shot and injured, has been put...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's Mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, and the persons illegally occupying lands owned by the St James Municipal Corporation at the Bogue Industrial Terrace in the western city have come to a financial agreement to legitimise...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:The absence of a witness in the case against the three police personnel who are facing multiple charges arising from the beating death of Mario Deane caused the matter to be deferred to March 13 when it came up for mention in the St...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:With more than 200 cruise ship passengers visiting the historic site so far this year, the operators of the Hampden Estate in Trelawny, which is home to the award-winning Rum Fire distillery, are optimistic that this will be a booming...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, is to meet with the persons illegally occupying lands owned by the St James Municipal Corporation at the Bogue Industrial Estate, in the western city, on Monday.According to the mayor, the...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:56 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU: Following Monday’s strike action by laboratory technicians at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, Anthony Smikle, the hospital’s chief executive officer, said discussions are under way as to whether...

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