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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...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The 28 wards of the Clifton Boys' Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, who were recently displaced by a fire that destroyed the home, were on Sunday presented with school uniforms, basic clothing and other personal items valued at US$2,...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Lab technicians at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James went on strike yesterday morning, protesting what they call unhealthy and unsafe working conditions and threatening not to return to work until the...

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

While admitting under cross-examination that the driver of the taxi in which she was travelling when she was shot had disobeyed an order from the police to stop, Janice Hines, who was pregnant at the time of the incident, yesterday intimated that...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Janice Hines, the woman who was shot and seriously injured in an incident for which a senior police officer and a district constable are facing charges of unlawful wounding, is to give testimony in the St James Parish Court today when...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 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: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: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

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...

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