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Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Montego Bay mayor, Councillor Glendon Harris says it would be a travesty if the crime that is now strangling St. James is allowed to undermine and ultimately overshadow the gains the parish has made in recent years and its positive prospects for the...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The Reverend Everton Jackson, the head of the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) in western Jamaica, believes that were it not for his organisation's conflict resolution efforts in strife-torn communities in St James, the murder count...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Residents of Cambridge in St James were recently exposed to potential employment prospects and given lessons on how to make themselves marketable, during an opportunity fair, which was hosted by the Cambridge Tri-Star Police Youth Club.The fair,...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Richard Ewen, the man charged with the 2009 murder of British consul John Terry, has had his case set for trial in the St James Circuit Court on April 24, 2017, following his latest court appearance last week.Ewen, who is of a Bull...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor, councillor Glendon Harris, says the St James Parish Council will be requesting that the Ministry of Local Government does not pay any bills to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for non-functional street...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Damion Cargill, one of the three inmates charged with murder in connection with the beating death of Mario Deane, is to return to the St James Circuit Court on December 5 when the case against him is slated to continue.Cargill, who is...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Stakeholders in western Jamaica are expressing satisfaction with the level of disaster preparedness in the region last week, in light of the threat Hurricane Matthew, which narrowly missed the island posed. The hurricane lashed the island's eastern...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Shamitha Pulikanti's successful copping of 11 grade ones during the recent sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations is only the latest example of excellence in her family, as her sister achieved a similar feat in...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Claudine Forbes,disaster preparedness coordinator,St Elizabeth:"The first responders have...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Pastor Knollis King, founder of the Rose Heights Covenant of Peace, has attributed the rising crime rate in St James partially to the fact that many young people in the parish are pursuing a get-rich-quick lifestyle instead of seeking honest...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The five parishes in Cornwall, western Jamaica, enjoyed relatively calm weather throughout the day yesterday, even as the country braced for anticipated thunderstorm conditions as Hurricane Matthew drew closer to the island.In St...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2016 | 12:01 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Disaster coordinators in western Jamaica are reporting that the five parishes in that region are ready for Hurricane Matthew should it make landfall in Jamaica.When The Gleaner contacted the coordinators in St James, Trelawny,...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The case against Richard Ewen, the man accused of the 2009 murder of British consul John Terry, will be mentioned in the St James Circuit Court on October 10, following his appearance in the St James Circuit Court on Friday.Ewen, of a...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The rampant, violent criminality in Montego Bay, St James, is squeezing the lifeblood out of the public health system in the parish, but the main facility in western Jamaica, the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), is coping.Last week, medical...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, two of the three inmates charged in connection with the death of Mario Deane, following a beating he sustained at the Barnett Street lock-up in Montego Bay, St James, on August 3, 2014, will stand trial...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has expressed alarm at the rampant murders that have rocked the parish of St James in recent times, with 20 murders being recorded since the start of September, out of the more than 180 recorded in the...

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

More than 100 children from the Bounty Hall community in Trelawny were given a good reason to return to school smiling last week as they were the recipients of $250,000 worth of back-to-school items, thanks to the Christelle Harris Charity Fund....

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

Shellion Rhoden, the business manager of Falmouth Jamaica Land Company Limited (FJLCL), operators of the Falmouth cruise ship pier, says contrary to the views of several prominent stakeholders in the resort town, her organisation is playing its part...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

High Court Justice Vivienne Harris has announced that new sentencing guidelines are to be released next week to speed up the progression of court cases and make the plea-bargaining process easier for defendants."The sentencing guidelines will be...

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

Western Bureau:The long-anticipated trial against a former Guardsman employee and another St James man, who are before the St James Parish Court on cocaine charges, has been pushed back to November 3 to facilitate one of the defendants giving...

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

Do you believe Jamaica's educational system is being negatively affected by the double-shift system in some schools?"I don't think it impacts the system negatively. In fact, it sort of helps the Ministry of Education's goal of more students being...

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

The Government's plan to banish the double-shift system from the Jamaican schools cannot come too soon for some western Jamaica-based school administrators, who think it is quite burdensome, if not totally counterproductive.Leighton Johnson, the...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the campaign financing scandal, which is now rocking the opposition People's National Party (PNP), is pointing to the need for greater transparency on the part of politicians and political parties."...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is urging Jamaicans, especially those residing in Montego Bay, St James, to take a firm stance against the lottery scam despite the level of acceptance the practice has gained due to its spin-off...

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

Western Bureau:For Jhenelle Small, student of the Manning's School in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, her achievement of nine grade-one distinctions in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations is just one step on her...

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