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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...

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...

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