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Stories by Leon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Trelawny Fire Brigade has confirmed that at least 25 businesses, including supermarkets and haberdasheries, are operating in the town of Falmouth in breach of the International Fire Code as it relates to having clear exits in...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:27 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Disgusted by the major pile-up of garbage at the new $300-million Falmouth Municipal Market in Trelawny, Delroy Mowatt, the chief public health inspector for the parish, is accusing the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) and...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:30 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Following investigations into a racket led by employees of the Trelawny Municipal Corporation, which saw hundreds of thousands of dollars in weekly market fees being siphoned off at the new Falmouth Market, Mayor Collen Gager says...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The promise by the National Works Agency (NWA) to have traffic lights installed at the problematic North Coast Highway-Daniel Town intersection near Falmouth in Trelawny by the end of April has not materialised, leaving the...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:21 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager has been forced to shake up operations at the new Falmouth Market as hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees have gone down the rabbit hole. The new $300-million facility was opened last October after...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:17 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Victor Wright, the member of parliament for Northern Trelawny, is bemoaning what he has described as the destruction of the environment in his constituency in the name of development. “Two agencies of the state are facilitating this...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:25 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Trelawny Custos Paul Muschett and Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager are at daggers drawn over the heritage sites in the north-coast town, which has seen a significant boom in tourism and commercial activities over the last decade. Under the Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:25 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Three prominent local ministers of religion who are marriage officers have made it clear that they have no intention of performing any such ceremony, should Jamaica head down the path the Cayman Islands seems headed. In a March...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Trelawny is to receive its first set of traffic lights by the end of April. The National Works Agency (NWA) has confirmed that the lights will be erected at the intersection of the Daniel Town main road and the North Coast Highway...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Business and civic interests in Falmouth are fearing a traffic nightmare with the imminent closure of a major thoroughfare that was expected to offset gridlock after access to the Rock Bridge was blocked because of safety concerns...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:32 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Structural damage to the Rock Bridge in Falmouth, Trelawny, has forced parish authorities to order its closure despite disapproval from and bewilderment of some local stakeholders. The 100-year-old steel bridge, which spans the...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Plans are in train for the construction of a drop-in centre for street people on lands owned by the Trelawny Municipal Corporation adjacent to the Elliston Wakeland Centre on Victoria Street in Falmouth, Trelawny.The announcement was...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Assistant Commissioner of police in charge of community safety and security, Steve McGregor, is contending that the majority of Jamaica's murders are committed by young people whose parents are not properly monitoring and raising them...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Falmouth, the nation's cruise-shipping hub, became home to the country's 36th KFC outlet when Mark Myers, the managing director of Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ), opened the door to the new location on Champion Plaza on the town's...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The new state-of-the-art J$157m Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) building in Falmouth, Trelawny, opened its doors for official business yesterday, ending a spate of missed opening dates, dating back almost two years."Our new office...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The $136-million Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) building in Falmouth, Trelawny, which has missed several completion deadlines dating back to August 2017, is scheduled to be opened in November.According to Meris Haughton, the...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) is eyeing a substantial increase in revenue for the 2019-2020 financial year, aiming to collect approximately J$697 million.This figure is $326 million more than the amount collected for 2017-...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The New Falmouth Market in Trelawny, which should have opened in late 2016 but has been hit by several delays, is facing yet another hold-up as the 'soft opening', which was slated for this month, has been scrapped because the...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:After initially refusing to occupy the new craft market, constructed by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) on Seaboard Street in Falmouth, Trelawny, craft vendors have belatedly decided to move into the facility, ending the dispute...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The Montego Bay-based entertainment and performing arts production company Hah-R-Mony has denied allegations that it has been preventing Jamaicans from gaining employment in hotels.Ho-Chi-Min Castello, the company's chief executive...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The Falmouth General Hospital in Trelawny, which was originally constructed to contain 85 beds, has now been expanded to a 140-bed facility as a result of the recent expansion of the facility to accommodate patients transferred from...

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Following the recent injection of $50 million to do upgrading work at Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, businessman Kenneth Grant, chairman of the hospital's board of management, is calling for the institution to be upgraded from a Type...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The Trelawny Municipal Corporation is in an upbeat mood, as it has collected some $309 million in property taxes for the year 2017-18, which ends on March 31. The amount collected is approximately 96 per cent of the projected target...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Craft vendors operating in the proximity of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier in Trelawny are hopping mad at the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), which is seeking to prevent them from selling craft items to cruise ship passengers.Barbara...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The old Hampden Wharf Building in Falmouth, Trelawny, is to be upgraded to the tune of $700 million as part of the plan to transform the facility into the long-promised Artisan Village, which is expected to served as one of the...

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