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Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: VICTOR WRIGHT, the member of parliament for Trelawny North, is pouring scorn on yesterday’s Trelawny Farmers’ Market, which took place at the Hague Showground in the parish, describing it as a farce. Wright, whose relationship with...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that like the 1,044 Jamaican crew members who returned to the island this week via the Adventure of the Seas, there are nine other cruise ships on the high seas with nationals...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After weeks of voyaging on the high seas as high-level negotiations dragged on between the Government of Jamaica and their employers, the more than 1,000 Jamaican cruise ship workers who sailed into the Falmouth...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Having regularly travelled the world to witness the exploits of her son as he broke world records and pocket gold medals during the era in which he dominated global athletics, Jennifer Bolt, the mother of track legend Usain Bolt, is accustomed to...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Thanks to the input of the Friends of Falmouth Hospital, the medical facility has acquired a $14-million Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), which will bring the radiology department in line with what is required at this...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Some displaced Iberostar employees in Rose Hall, St James, are angry with their employer, charging that they have been unable to benefit from the Government’s COVID-19 relief programme because of the hotel’s failure to pay over...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As they have been doing for more than five decades, the community group Friends of Falmouth Hospital (FFH), in Trelawny, has rushed to the assistance of the medical facility in a bold bid to help it ride out the...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Wakefield Primary in Trelawny, which came in for much praise by agriculture ministry officials in March for its excellent school garden, has fallen prey to thieves, who raided their farm. The institution, which was integral to the...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: LIKE MANY other persons who are servicing the local tourism sector, Trelawny-based egg farmer Mark Campbell is now facing an uncertain future as, with the local hotels closed, his business is taking a financial battering; but...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE PROPOSAL by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to use School-Based Assessment (SBA) and multiple-choice examination, possibly to be administered online, as its 2020 examination has not found favour with the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With restrictions on gatherings forcing many churches to restrict the number of persons attending services in person to 10, many have been moving worship sessions online to reach out to congregants. With this being Easter – the most...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: THE AGE-OLD tradition of the presidents of the Trelawny Branch Association of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) not serving out their full term has once again manifested itself with the recent resignation of the latest...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH COVID-19 creating an uncertain future as it relates to imports of foods from overseas suppliers, the news out of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is painting an even darker cloud as the virus begins to take a toll locally...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Kevin Condappa, director of agricultural services in the Ministry of Agriculture, says Jamaican farmers are losing millions of dollars in actual and potential earning annually, as a result of praedial larceny. “Praedial larceny...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: J.C. Hutchinson, the junior minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, says his ministry is fully committed to improving the quality of the breakfast being served to primary-school students under the...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie brought joy to an indigent couple in Trelawny on Wednesday when he presented Lloyd and Vernice Dell, of Martha Brae, Trelawny, with the keys to their new home. The house was constructed...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Mutchel Yeckes, managing director of Organic Growth Holdings Incorporated (OGHI), says he has no fears about thieves targeting his company’s newly established US$4-million ganja farm in Swanwick, Trelawny, because they won’t be able...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: If last Wednesday’s launch of the 65th renewal of the Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show is anything to go by, the event, which is slated for Ash Wednesday, could have a contentious political overtone, as Victor Wright, the...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:36 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Tourism Linkages Council is being touted as an entity that if properly utilised by local farmers, could significantly reduce the nation’s annual J$40-billion import bill. Floyd Green, the state minister in the Ministry of...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:43 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St Elizabeth mother is blaming the death of her daughter, a 13-year-old student at William Knibb High School in Trelawny, on a medical doctor at the Falmouth hospital who she claimed misdiagnosed her daughter and then gave her...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Four of five persons who were travelling from Portland to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay were killed yesterday morning in a horrific mid-morning traffic collision along the Falmouth leg of the North Coast Highway,...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) could find itself in dire straits going forward unless the organisation can find a way to plug the gap when the Government pulls the annual $80-million subsidy it pumps into the organisation to...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:14 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has launched an ambitious ‘school garden programme’, which will see seven schools from Trelawny participating in a special agricultural project designed to promote self-reliance in...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Well-known southern Trelawny businessman Kenneth Grant Sr, who is credited with transforming Albert Town into a premier economic centre in the western parish, died at his home on Monday. He was 95. Full of charisma, Grant was highly...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:30 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

The 41-year-old Jamaica Darts Association (JDA) was challenged to take the sport to the nook and cranny of Jamaica. This challenge was given by Christopher Samuda, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association, as he delivered the main Address at...

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