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Stories by Leon Jackson

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeon Jackson

WESTERN BUREAU:Ten years after being constructed as part of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup legacy, the two operating theatres at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny were last week declared fully equipped and ready for use by Health Minister Dr...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeon Jackson

WESTERN BUREAU:With the $3-million repair of the Icy Allen Care Centre now completed, the Trelawny Municipal Corporation said the facility was now ready to house the 36 social patients who are to be transferred from the problem-plagued Cornwall...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeon Jackson

WESTERN BUREAU:Some cruise ship passengers who got caught in the heavy rains that lashed Falmouth, Trelawny, yesterday, flooding several roads, got a novel taste of what it is like to be transported Jamaican handcart-style.The handcart operators,...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeon Jackson

WESTERN BUREAU:Clark's Town and surrounding communities in Trelawny are said to be reeling under the impact of the lack of activity at the Long Pond Sugar Factory, which has been the economic lifeline in that section of the parish for decades."There...

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:While yesterday was the 117th birthday of the woman believed to be the world's second oldest person, Vioris Brown, who has that enviable distinction, did very little celebrating, choosing to revel in the visit she got from Jamaica's...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:21 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau: When Ashley ‘Bush Tiger’ Hayden left home for a nearby shop on December 31, 2014, his wife, Baptist deacon and retired matron, Hyacinth, was in the kitchen of their Green Park, Trelawny, home preparing the pot of soup...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:The town of Falmouth in Trelawny could be courting a health crisis as raw sewage is reportedly flowing from a plaza known as The Humphrey Building located on Harbour Lane, which is fairly close to the town centre.When The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:Jamaica's governor general, Sir Patrick Allen, is urging members of the local Baptist fraternity to become more resolute in promoting orderly living in their respective communities as a way of blunting the spread of crime and violence...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeon Jackson

Despite the Cockpit Country having 'protected area' designation, environmentalist Hugh Dixon is still worried that the Government could still try to extract the estimated 300 million tons of bauxite in the region, which spans sections of Trelawny...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:As part of The Jamaica Baptist Union's 167th General Assembly and 5th Believers' Convention, the historic town of Falmouth in Trelawny will be hosting an open service today, starting at 6 p.m.Baptist adherents drawn from the 43,000-...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:The operating theatres at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, which were constructed to coincide with the staging of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup hosted within the Caribbean, are now set to become operational in another six weeks.The...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeon Jackson

Despite the expressed desire of Jamaica's justice minister, Delroy Chuck to have one justice of the peace (JP) per 100 persons in Jamaica as early as possible, the parish of Trelawny is woefully out of sync with the minister's expectations.Since...

Published:Saturday | February 18, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeon Jackson

WESTERN BUREAU:Come Monday, Falmouth's mayor, Councillor Colin Gager, will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that the promise he made in his inauguration speech, that he will be putting an end to vending in the town's historic Water Square, is...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 2:25 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:The water woes of residents in the communities of Albert Town, Stettin, Ulster Spring, and Freeman's Hall, in southern Trelawny, are soon to become a thing of the past, thanks to plans to commission a $95 million Quasi Water System in...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:Trelawny is now poised to get a spanking new tax administration building. Work has commenced on the J$136-million, two-floor structure, which is being built on lands donated by the Trelawny Municipal Corporation on Cornwall Street in...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeon Jackson

Stakeholders in Falmouth have expressed concern that wayward transport operators in Falmouth have been taking advantage of the fact that the Falmouth Transport Centre has not been gazetted to avoid using the facility and instead use the streets of...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 2:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:Deputy Superintendent Roland Walters of the Falmouth Fire Station issuing a special appeal to persons making prank calls to the fire department to desist from doing so, because it is negatively impacting their capacity to function...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 1:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:The Reverend Junior Rutty, pastor of the Falmouth-based Agape Christian Fellowship in Trelawny, says he is ready to lead a march on the Trelawny Municipal Corporation to force it to deal with mentally ill people roaming the resort...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 1:02 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau: With a raft of new developments in the parish in recent years, indications are that the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) has garnered in excess of $448 million in building fees over the past 10 years. While not confirming the...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 1:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:The Northern Trelawny Youth Gender and Sports Committee completed its week of activities, which focused on violence against women and children, with a walk through the districts of Hague and Martha Brae and a prayer vigil in Falmouth....

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 1:51 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau-                 After watching a mentally ill man using his machete to slaughter a fellow pensioner, a 74-year-old Ersel Carey is so badly traumatised that...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 1:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:The failure by stakeholders to show due regard for the law with respect to the protecting of historic buildings and sites is now a worrying concern in the town of Falmouth, Trelawny, whose Georgian architecture was declared a...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 1:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:With the 'Back Street' section of Falmouth now being overrun by prostitutes, who are descending on the seaside town in droves seven nights per week, some stakeholders in the Trelawny parish capital would like to see the area...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 1:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:The strong winds that have been sweeping sections of Jamaica since last weekend have taken a heavy toll on the local economy, as an estimated J$21 million in potential revenue was lost because the Oosterdam cruise ship was not able to...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 1:00 AMLeon Jackson

Commanding Officer of the Trelawny Police Division, Superintendent Clive Blair, has expressed relief that the year 2016 has come to an end.He was spotted taking a break close to midnight on New Year's Eve to catch the last few minutes of 2016 and...

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