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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...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The St James Municipal Corporation has approved a motion for J$10 million to be taken from its Emergency Fund to begin drain cleaning, sidewalk repairs, and other beautification work in downtown Montego Bay over a six-month period,...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Derrick Kellier, member of parliament for South St James, and Homer Davis, mayor of Montego Bay, have both condemned the spike in murders in the parish, which last Friday stood at 248.Speaking at the official opening of a new...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, has announced that come next week, a registration system will be implemented for higglers to ply their trade along several streets in the western city that have been designated for vending...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Sylvan Reid, who contested the Salt Spring division in St James for the People's National Party's (PNP) in the recent local government elections, was awarded the seat over his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) rival Gregory Harris following...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Local government minister Desmond McKenzie has said that come next year, his ministry will be reviving a financial housing grant, which, in the past, provided parish council divisions across Jamaica with funds to assist needy...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Councillor Homer Davis, the newly installed chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation and mayor of Montego Bay, has vowed to complete the sale of lands in the controversial Bogue Industrial Terrace, a task his predecessors had...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James police made a major breakthrough in their drive to rein in crime in the division with Monday morning's arrest of one of the parish's most wanted men and the seizure of two guns and several assorted rounds of ammunition....

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The streets of Montego Bay should be much safer this Christmas season as the St James police hierarchy has announced that 80 new police personnel are to being deployed to the streets of the city to bolster patrols and monitor allmovements.Speaking at...

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Yesterday's scheduled magisterial recount for the Salt Spring division in Central St James failed to get off the ground as Sylvan Reid, the People's National Party (PNP) councillor candidate, was not served with a summons to attend....

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite being a government senator and chairman of the powerful Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Area Council Four, Councillor Charles Sinclair, who retained his seat in the recent local government elections, said he would be happy to serve...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Despite suffering defeat in Monday's local government elections, businessman Glendon Harris, the outgoing mayor of Montego Bay, has no plans to walk away from representational politics and intends to remain the People's National Party...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Following the stabbing death of Jamaica College student Nicholas Francis during a robbery on a bus in October and subsequent reports of similar attacks on other students, some principals in western Jamaica have acknowledged the need for stricter...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:14 AMChristopher Thomas

Residents of several municipal divisions in Trelawny are giving their councillors negative reviews, ahead of the Local Government Elections, which is set for November 28.Persons with whom Western Focus spoke across the parish were quite vocal about...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

As the November 28 date for the local government election draws near, the two aspirants for the position of councillor for the Falmouth division in the Trelawny Municipal Corporation have provided sharply contrasting views of the current...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay has forged a partnership with the Jamaica United Relief Association (JURA), a South Florida-based non-profit organisation, for the provision of neonatal incubators to the hospital,following a...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Constables Kenroy Hines and Damane Campbell, the two policemen charged in connection with the 2013 shooting deaths of three male relatives in Shrewsbury, Westmoreland, are to make their next appearance in the Trelawny Circuit Court...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation and mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris says he is confident that the People's National Party will win the majority of seats in the local government elections in the parish come Election Day, November...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:It is almost unheard of for persons to win lawsuits in the Jamaican Supreme Court without a lawyer to represent them, but Andrew Rashford accomplished exactly that in October of this year, despite not having a high school or...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The highly anticipated trial of a former Guardsman employee and another man who were arrested for allegedly transporting cocaine in a service vehicle in 2013 has been put off once again, following the men's latest appearance in the St...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The case against five policemen who were charged following the death of Kamoza Clarke after he was beaten while in police custody in 2013 has been pushed back to December 1 to allow the defence lawyers time to peruse the documents for...

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