Fri | May 26, 2017

Stories by Leon Jackson

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 5:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:Nearly three dozen people were arrested on Saturday night when police swooped down on Falmouth's infamous 'Back Road', which has become a haven for prostitutes and their clients, making life miserable for residents."We conducted a...

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 5:00 AMLeon Jackson

WESTERN BUREAU:A critical stakeholder in the agricultural sector in Trelawny has labelled climate change and praedial larceny as two of the major factors negatively impacting farming in the rural parish.Speaking at the recent launch of the parish's...

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2017 | 5:00 AMLeon Jackson

WESTERN BUREAU:As the need to find a suitable place to house the mentally ill persons roaming the streets of Falmouth, Trelawny continues to be a matter of much concern, Dr Lisabeth Crossman-Nugent, a psychiatrist at Cornwall Regional Hospital in...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeon Jackson

WESTERN BUREAU:Stakeholders in the sugar sector in Trelawny are contending that the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ) owes cane farmers in St James and Trelawny approximately $21 million from the 2004-2005 sugar crop year.According to trusted sources,...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:The $136 million, 4,700 square feet Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) building on Cornwall Street in Falmouth, Trelawny, is on target for its projected August 2017 completion date.Once done, the offices of the TAJ will move from their...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeon Jackson

A $250,000 recycling project launched by Trelawny Recycle culminated with the awarding of prizes during the parish's Annual 4-H Achievement Day 2017.Conceptualiser of the project, Sheona Muschett, told Western Focus that her organisation had sought...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeon Jackson

Monday, April 4, 2017 will forever be etched in the mind of 45-year-old construction worker Alford Johnson, of Lowe River, near Wait-A-Bit, in the hilly terrains of southern Trelawny.It was the day he was called to return home quickly from where he...

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...

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