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Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 3:24 PMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

Almost 200 workers have been sent home by the management of Everglades Farm in Trelawny after the Jamaica Public Service pulled the plug on the Long Pond Sugar Factory’s connection to the national grid. Reports are that Everglades Farm, which...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

International gospel recording artiste Vashawn Mitchell has been booked as the headline act for the fourth staging of the 'Come Celebrate Jesus' gospel concert , which will be staged at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James this Saturday....

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:While lauding the role technology has played in narrowing the gap between global communities, Zaila McCalla, Jamaica's chief justice, said, like the legitimate stakeholders, criminals were also using this important platform for their...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2015 | 12:01 AMMark Titus

JUSTICE MINISTER Senator Mark Golding is appealing to the opposition senators not to vote along party lines when debate on the three bills to amend the Constitution to entrench the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Jamaica's final court of appeal...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The International Association of Document Examiners (IADE) held their annual conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay recently. This was the first time in the history of the profession that the event was held in the Caribbean region....

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Unhappy with the lack of participation by the Chinese business community in the building of the social fabric of Montego Bay, businesswoman Gloria Henry, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), says...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:01 AMMark Titus

While it appears that exciting times are ahead for Falmouth, Trelawny, with the planned expansion of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier and news that the Harmony Cove Resort and Casino project is poised to come on stream, some stakeholders in the seaside...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:As rumours continue to swirl as to whether or not the Long Pond Sugar Factory, in Trelawny, will be in operation for the 2015-16 crop year, there are conflicting reports about the true status of the factory, which the Government...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Violent protesters yesterday forced the suspension of some services at the Savanna-la-Mar General Hospital in Westmoreland.The protesters were demonstrating over the fatal shooting of a father and son in the town last Friday night.According to the...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Gloria Henry, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), is calling for a boycott of businesses that are operating in dilapidated buildings and those that are not observing proper garbage-disposal...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:After racking up more than $2 billion in losses since it took over the facility from Government in 2009, Seprod Limited, the owners of the Golden Grove Sugar Company, in St Thomas, wants to market its own sugar internationally.In fact...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Local manufacturers have agreed to have further discussion with the Government regarding the planned imposition of a US$35 cess on refined-sugar imports, but they have no plans to retreat from their original position."We met with...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

When arsonists torched the Wakefield, Trelawny, home of Raphael Hibbert late last year, his family (seven adults and six children) was left in a state of despair. However, their gloom turned to joy within three weeks as Food For The Poor Jamaica (...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Luchane Stewart is still trying to come to terms with the condition of her 10-year-old son, Rushaun Dixon, who has been left blind and paralysed since undergoing a medical procedure to remove gall stones.Stewart said she decided to...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau: Ras Iyah V, president of the Westmoreland Ganja Farmers' Association, says while a well-structured marijuana industry could be a major economic boost to a town like Savanna-la-Mar, ganja alone cannot turn around the fortunes of the...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Executives of Barita Investments Limited, Jamaica's oldest stock broking firm, travelled to St James to join with its Montego Bay staff, clients and partners to celebrate its 10th anniversary of doing business in the western region at a cocktail...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The relaxed atmosphere with chic decor at the elegant Shoppes at Rose Hall in Montego Bay was the perfect ambience for the second staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Fashion, Food, Auction and Dance fundraiser on Saturday....

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus
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Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The reluctance of overseas Jamaicans to sign up for the Mapping Jamaica's Diaspora Initiative came up as an issue of concern during the 6th biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in Montego Bay, St James, last week after it was revealed that only 2,...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

While the various discussions took pride of place at the Sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, firms offering goods and services took the opportunity to interact with potential investors, clients and...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Jamaica's Governor general (GG), Sir Patrick Allen has lauded the work of several public agencies which are involved in protecting the rights of the nation's children and has appealed to civil society and religious organisations to intensify their...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Allan Rickards, chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers' Association, has sounded an ominous warning to local sugar interests. He said thousands of jobs and the future of the country's sugar industry could be at risk, if local sugar...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The 2014-15 sugar crop year is not proving to be as sweet as some stakeholders in the local industry had anticipated as all manufacturers, except for the Worthy Park Estate in St Catherine, are failing to meet their preseason projections.This is in...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:With four recording studios, a number of home-based artistes and a growing reputation for incident-free entertainment productions, with more government support, Junction, St Elizabeth, could become a premier entertainment zone,...

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