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Published:Monday | August 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Buoyed by the growing success of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency's (MOCA) anti-lottery scam campaign in schools in western Jamaica, the convener of the project, Sergeant Kevin Watson, now wants to take the...

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Dr Winston De La Haye, the chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health, says a task force has been appointed to address the chronic issue of patients who have been discharged from hospitals but have refused to leave.According to De La Haye,...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Minister of National Security Robert Montague has said Jamaicans must turn their backs on the 'see-and-blind' culture, where persons witness criminal acts but choose not to report them."We have gotten selfish as a...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

For the fifth consecutive year, the Errol Rattray Evangelistic Association (EREA) has partnered with the United States-based Ja Mobility Volunteer Group to provide wheelchairs for immobile Jamaicans with a grand total of 1,100 wheelchairs.Last...

Published:Monday | July 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says Jamaica's justice system is failing Jamaicans and could be contributing to the high crime rate.He also took a jab at local judges, blaming them for the protracted delay in settling some cases."Let me...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:There are ongoing concerns in Falmouth, Trelawny, about the capacity of the town's leaders to create the conditions necessary to derive maximum spin-off benefits from its thriving cruise shipping business, which many feel is not being...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:Victor Wright, the member of parliament for North Trelawny, is recommending that some of the lands at the Hampden Sugar Estate, where the emphasis has shifted from sugar to rum...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:01 AMChristopher Thomas

 Six students of the Salt Spring Primary School  in Montego Bay, St. James, were recently presented with monetary bursaries for books and uniforms, thanks to the generosity of Maurice Rushton, a past student,  who has been giving...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The capacity of the Ophthalmology Department at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay got a major boost last Friday when Rotary Club International presented the hospital with microscopic equipment valued at $10 million.The...

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The highly anticipated trial of two St James men who were arrested after 66 kilograms of cocaine were allegedly found inside the security company service vehicle in which they were travelling on April 20, 2013, is to begin on...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Well-known family counsellor Dr Beverly Scott, thinks the way to prevent the ongoing murderous carnage plaguing western Jamaica from spreading to the next generation is to take immediate steps to fix the behavioural disorders now affecting the...

Published:Monday | July 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:South St James Member of Parliament Derrick Kellier thinks the methods used by the Jamaica Fire Brigade to navigate densely populated rural areas to tackle fires across parishes should be revised in order to improve effectiveness."The...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Three employees of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, who were arrested and charged in a recent cocaine bust, had the case against them put off until next month when they appeared in court in the western city...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Immediate past president of the St James Ministers' Fraternal, the Reverend Glendon Powell, has joined the list of persons who want to see a state of emergency declared in the parish as a first step towards quelling the ongoing...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The Royale Medical Hospital, Clinic and Imaging Centre in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, celebrated its 20th anniversary in fine style last Thursday night with an awards dinner to honour its longest-serving employees.Dr Evan Nepaul, founder of the...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Having spent more than 20 years honing her skills in the art of composing music and having released her debut album in 2009, Montego Bay-based gospel singer Denise Findlater is committed to using her voice to glorify God and bring...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:After years of trying, the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has finally found a solution to deal with patients at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) who have refused to leave the after being discharged.The long-standing...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

After his achievements in the 2016 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), there is no question that 12-year-old Jonathan Morgan is now the pride and joy of Hosanna Preparatory School in Montego Bay.In an unbelievable performance, young Jonathan did what...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Chetwood Primary School in Montego Bay has once again shown itself to be a major force in preparing students for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) following the performance of its...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Corinaldi Avenue Primary School in Montego Bay continues its tradition of excellence in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) this year, with its top boy and top girl,...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2016 | 11:05 PMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The five policemen charged in connection with the 2013 death of Kamoza Clarke will return to the Trelawny Parish Court in Clark's Town on August 10, when documents are to be submitted for the case to go to the Circuit Court.District...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

While it has downsized its operations as a sugar-growing entity, exciting times are now unfolding at the Hampden Estate in Trelawny, where a new brand is being built around the production of the world-famous Rum Fire liquor, and a tour, which is...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:The three-year-old cocaine case against a former Guardsman employee and another St James man did not continue in the St James Parish Court on Tuesday as was scheduled.In fact, the case did not come up for mention.The two men, former...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Western Bureau:St James has produced a number of 'bright sparks' among the students who sat this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), with one particular student, Jonathan Morgan of Hosanna Preparatory School in Montego Bay, getting a 100 per...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Despite the bold plans to reposition Montego Bay as a premier investment hub, business stakeholders in the western city are still worried that St James' scary crime problem could emerge as a major stumbling block.In a recent interview with Western...

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