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Stories by Leon Jackson

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:25 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:02 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:51 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson

WESTERN BUREAU:Trelawny could see the number of justices of the peace in the parish increasing. With Custos Paul Muschette only appointing 30 new justices since taking office in 2010, expectations are that a number of new justices of the peace will...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson

Mayor of Falmouth Colin Gager's determination to make Water Square a no-vending area seems to be working, almost like a charm. Except for a few vendors seeking to have it their own way and began setting up stalls in the square, most were obeying and...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:Patricia Green, a resident of Falmouth in Trelawny, is hopping mad. She is both worried and concerned about the illegal cookshops operating in the pedestrianised section of Water Square in Falmouth on weekends.Green, who considers the...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:53 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau: An ambitious Excellence in Education Initiative, valued at $250,000.00, was launched by The Rotary Club of Falmouth last week as part of its bold bid to assist schools in northern Trelawny to strive to attain higher standards....

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:More than 400 workers who have been dependent on their employment at the Long Pond Sugar Estate in Trelawny for their livelihood will be facing an uncertain future going into 2017, as the factory will not be participating in the 2016-...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson

WESTERN BUREAU:The worst fears of sugar cane interests in Trelawny have been realised as it has now been confirmed that the Long Pond Sugar Factory, which is owned by Everglades Farms Limited, will not be participating in the 2016-2017 crop year....

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:The new J$200-million Falmouth Market, which was slated to open last month, is still not open as several defects have been found at the facility located to the south of the Trelawny parish capital.Professor Gordon Shirley, the...

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