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Stories by Christopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:13 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Fire Department has launched an investigation to determine what led to the damage of the engine of its newly acquired fireboat. The boat was handed over to the department in December last year to boost its firefighting...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Errol Greene, regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), is now awaiting a policy to be crafted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Ministry of Local Government to address the issue of social...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Health Department will be writing to the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) this week about its management of the People’s Arcade in the capital, Montego Bay, which chief public health inspector Lennox Wallace has...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The anticipated committal hearing for Dana Minto, the nurse charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following a collision that claimed two lives in 2017, has been deferred to March 4 as the St James Parish Court is awaiting...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Errol Greene, regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), is suggesting the implementation of more stringent procedures to prevent attempts at abducting babies from hospitals.This follows a recent incident in...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents and businesses in St James are giving mixed responses to the Government's ban on single-use plastic bags, with some practising or otherwise approving of the initiative and others believing that it has been too hastily...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Stacy-Ann Young, president of the Cornwall Bar Association (CBA), has said that the time has come for the police in St James to show the country the results that have flowed from the state of public emergency (SOE) that was...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

The Day-O Plantation in Montego Bay, St James, was the scene of celebration, music, food and camaraderie for the employees and stakeholders of the Caribbean HR Solutions business-processing company during its first annual grand gala and awards...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Come next year, the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital in Westmoreland will no longer have to rely on its heavy portable cylinders for medical air and oxygen, as the facility will be equipped with pipes that will supply the entire...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Castelle, who collapsed in court three weeks ago when he was found guilty for shooting a pregnant woman in Montego Bay, escaped a prison term but was fined $1 million when he appeared in the St...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU::High Court Justice Glen Brown yesterday ordered the prosecution to arrange for psychiatrists to testify before the St James Circuit Court on January 7 concerning the psychiatric reports for Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the inmates...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Linnette Vassell, advocacy specialist in the Partnership for the Promotion of Patients' Rights in Maternal, Neonatal and Infant Health (MNIH), says her organisation will be pushing for the institution of guidelines to protect the...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 11:03 PMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has joined tourism minister Edmund Bartlett in expressing the view that the $17 million budget for the construction of a new 'Welcome to Montego Bay' sign, which has been generating much criticism, needs...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Chief Justice Bryan Sykes says he has seen encouraging signs that an investment of J$15 million to provide leadership training in the court system is beginning to bear fruit.Sykes made the announcement during his keynote address at...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Demar Scott, the man who was arrested and charged with allegedly raping two female American visitors at gunpoint at the RIU Reggae Hotel in Montego Bay, had his case transferred from the St James Parish Court to the Western Regional...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The much-anticipated committal hearing for Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the teacher charged in connection with the death of a student at the Anchovy Primary School in St James, was put off until December 5, when she appeared in the St James...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 11:22 PMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Several major stakeholders in St James, including West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (WJC) president, Pastor Glen Samuels, are calling for fresh attention to be paid to the increase in societal violence and the...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As restorative work continues at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in Montego Bay, Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says that work will begin this week to address the issue of moisture in the Type A facility's roof, which...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The two policemen who are charged with murder arising from a controversial shooting in Shrewsbury, Westmoreland, in 2013, will know on November 14 whether the Trelawny Circuit Court will grant the holding of a special sitting to...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Parish Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of a Bermudan national who should have appeared in court on cocaine charges on Thursday but who had somehow managed to leave Jamaica despite a stop-order forbidding his...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

The Fresh Bread Ministries International worship centre in Montego Bay, St James, was the venue for musical praise and thanksgiving as church members came together for the official launch and dedication of the Regeve Cares Foundation on Sunday.The...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Circuit Court yesterday issued a subpoena for the medical records of Adrian Morgan, one of the two inmates charged with murder in relation to the 2014 death of Mario Deane. The medical record is with regard to his...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dana Minto, the nurse charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a collision, which claimed the lives of two persons one year ago, will have to wait until November 9 for her committal hearing, following which her case...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:While Montego Bay, St James, currently has 70 functioning closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras under the JamaicaEye security system, project coordinator Emil Holgate says that another 300 are to be installed in the...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The three police officers who are facing multiple charges in connection with the 2014 death of Mario Deane, who died as a result of a beating he sustained while in police custody, had their matter mentioned for case management when...

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