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Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Georgian town of Falmouth in Trelawny, which was declared a national monument in 1996, is set to benefit from $50 million in improvement works, thanks to the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). According to Dr Carey Wallace,...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While not taking pleasure in the misfortunes of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), which is now struggling to rebound from a noxious-fumes issue that surfaced in 2016, stakeholders at Falmouth Hospital are nonetheless delighted...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:13 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Falmouth Hospital’s capacity to treat patients with respiratory issues has been bolstered by the installation of two 22,200lb medical oxygen bulk tanks. The islandwide rise in admissions linked to COVID-19, a respiratory disease, has sparked a...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the boon in construction along the Trelawny coastline, which has yielded nearly 2,000 additional hotel rooms and numerous job opportunities, is being celebrated, it is also decimating two of the endangered species of turtles...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Another two of the six persons implicated in the 2020 contract killing of Tamara Geddes, who was shot dead at her home in Reserve district, Trelawny, were sent to prison when the case against them concluded in the Home Circuit Court...

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 12:15 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With bamboo emerging as a viable alternative in making more eco-friendly straws in light of the ban on single-use plastics, local investors are steadily increasing their stake in bamboo production. Bamboo Bioproducts Limited (BBP),...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:14 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Albert Town zone of the Trelawny Lay Magistrates Association (TLMA) has set aside $100,000 to assist community development committees (CDC) in that parish to undertake development programmes aimed at improving the quality of...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 12:19 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Errol Greene, director of the Western Regional Health Authority, has expressed concern about the availability of medical gas in the western end of the island and the attendant cost. “We have heavy usage of medical gas in the region...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The need for additional bed space to handle coronavirus cases in western Jamaica should be alleviated somewhat today as the new $200-million field hospital/COVID-19 Ward on the grounds of the Falmouth...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:13 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Yesterday’s sentencing of 39-year-old Nadeen Geddes, the Trelawny woman who, along with her two daughters, pleaded guilty to participating in the murder of her sister by a hitman last year, was postponed because of the absence of...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the under-restoration Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in Montego Bay, St James, now struggling to regain its footing following the 2017 noxious fumes issue, the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny is steadily stepping up to fill a...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the nation’s food import bill now at US$900 million, the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has been asked by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to establish a task force to come up with ways to improve local production...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has shrugged off a concern raised by an attorney over how the cases against three men charged in relation to the January 31 murder of banker Andrea Lowe-Garwood at a Trelawny...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With bed space now at a premium across western Jamaica as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to churn out a growing number of positive cases, health authorities in the region want social patients now housed in health facilities to be...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:52 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While not giving a definitive date, Richard Rogers, the contractor behind the COVID-19 field hospital which is under construction at Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, says he is confident that the facility will be completed and ready...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:21 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Three family members who were arrested and charged in connection with last June’s murder of 36-year-old Tamara Geddes, who was shot dead at her home in Reserve district in Trelawny, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder in the...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:15 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Ten years after replacing the late Roy Barrett as custos of Trelawny, Paul Muschett has called time on his tenure and is to be replaced shortly by Hugh Gentles, of Gladstone Berry Exporters, which is based in Lowe River in southern...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The quota of justices of the peace (JPs) in the parish of Trelawny was increased to 220 last Friday with the addition of 30 new members at an installation ceremony at the Glistening Waters Hotel in Falmouth. The addition to the...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) is joining the growing list of organisations that are going the technological route with major events as their 171st General Assembly, which is slated for February 24 - 26, will be a virtual event....

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:21 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Four years after the parish was rocked by one of many illegal sand-mining scandals, Trelawny appears poised for yet another major scandal as unidentified persons have been illegally stripping the topsoil off lands own by the...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Squatters who have built houses on former sugar lands at Parnassus in Trelawny will soon be required to pay for the plots as the Government moves to establish a structure under which the lands will be used for housing and...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The $16.5-million drop-in centre opened in Falmouth, Trelawny, last July has added a second meal to its menu for the homeless, moving to providing breakfast and dinner as opposed to original plans for just one meal a day. “The...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The financial landscape in Trelawny is now poised for further growth as come February 1, Gateway Co-operative Credit Union (GCCU) will be opening a new branch at 2-4 Duke Street in Falmouth, the parish capital. Ornel Bedasse, the...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:14 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With Jamaica importing more than US$900 million worth of agricultural produce annually, Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Vice President, Denton Alvaranga, wants urgent steps to be taken to improve local production and reduce the...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

A combined total of $6.23 million was paid out to 89 raft captains employed to River Rafting in Trelawny. The aid consists of $40,000 in government care package, $21,000 from Jamaica Red Cross and $9,000 from River Rafting to each raft captain....

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