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Stories by Okoye Henry

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Government representatives in St James are getting jittery that the parliamentary Opposition might carry out its threat not to support the extension of the state of emergency in the parish.The state of emergency is slated to come to an end on...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

A group of African-American professional National Football League (NFL) players went on a mission to spread love and inspire the students at the Granville All-Age School in St James last Friday.The athletes, members of the Through Our Eyes charity...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:02 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:After close to 15 years without a proper fire station in downtown Montego Bay, St James, the second city is now poised to receive a new state of the art fire department with construction to start this year.Montego Bay's mayor,...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Several stakeholders in Westmoreland have expressed fear that the police in the parish are becoming demoralised, and this could be affecting their ability to deal with the crime monster now stalking the parish.Since 2014, when 51 murders were...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

St James recorded three more deaths between Wednesday evening and midday yesterday, pushing the parish's murder toll to 328, with just two days remaining until the end of 2017.Dead are Kerry Fairclough, otherwise called 'Biggs', and Aaron Taylor,...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Trelawny Police Division High Command says it is holding steadfast despite some amount of strain brought on by fewer police personnel showing up for duties as scores of rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force continue an...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

For authentic Italian cuisine, Kenny's Italian Cafe is ranked among the best in western Jamaica.Located along Norman Manley Boulevard in the capital of casual, Negril, the restaurant and bar is designed to satisfy the taste buds of lovers of Italian...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2017 | 12:03 AMOkoye Henry

With just two days until Christmas, downtown Montego Bay is abuzz with shoppers trying to cash in on last-minute deals for the festive season.The Second City has become a beehive of activities, with vendors found across every street corner and...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The St James Police High Command is in the process of implementing a strategic plan to curb the lawlessness in Montego Bay, especially the various hotspots, as part of an overall effort aimed at making the upcoming Christmas season a...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Senator Charles Sinclair, the outspoken councillor for the Flanker division in the St James Municipal Corporation (STJMC), is calling for sanctions to be levied against staffers who facilitated the recent questionable payment of funds...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

In a bid to improve the synergy between the tourism and agricultural sectors, the Ministry of Tourism and the agriculture ministry have partnered to jointly launch the tourism Agri-Linkages Exchange (ALEX) Initiative.The programme is an online...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hope (Teaching) Health Clinic in Montego Bay, St James, which has been operating for over four decades, now has a new home at the newly constructed multimillion dollar facility on the grounds of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, in...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The Christmas season has already dawned, and to ensure that the recently enacted no-vending zones created in the western city are not breached during this time, the St James Municipal Corporation will be training a special batch of...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Success, leadership and innovation in the tourism industry, were recognised on Saturday, November 11 at the RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

There is nowhere in Montego Bay that prepares local dishes better than MoBay Proper Sports Bar and Grill.The world-renowned restaurant and sports bar, located on the Gloucester Avenue (Hip Strip), is a great place for traditional local cuisines and...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that though his administration took control of the Government on a promise of promoting growth and job creation, there continue to be shortfalls because of a less-than-ideal economic...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:After years of running dry, the coffers of the Mayor's Charity Fund, which is to support humanitarian programmes and projects in Montego Bay and the wider St James, is to be boosted this year by the staging of the inaugural Mayor's...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Despite the horrifying crime situation in St James, which has seen 262 murders since the start of the year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging members of the business community not to lose hope, saying he is taking their concerns...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:The MOUNt Alvernia High School in Montego Bay is now gearing up for what it expects will be a smooth path to the seamless interactive learning via the installation digital projectors on each block at the school.Yesterday, the school...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the fact that almost two weeks have elapsed since he was killed, the family of celebrated young chef Henry Rose Jr, who was shot dead when a lone gunman attacked the vehicle in which he was travelling with his dad, is still in...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) for the police's Area One, Donovan Graham, says that he will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to police indiscipline as part of his bid to rein in lawlessness in Montego Bay and its environs....

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Sprint legend Usain Bolt has responded to a debate around the positioning of a statue, which is to be erected in his honour in his home parish of Trelawny, noting that he understands the calls for it to be placed in a public location.There is a...

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:In a bid to change the statistics on the amount of garbage collected on the streets of the Second City, the Rotary Club of Montego Bay has donated reusable bottles and bags, among other items to the city.The move has been described...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Businessman Godfrey Dyer, the chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), has added his voice to the ongoing talks about tourist harassment by locals, which stakeholders say could have problematic consequences for brand Jamaica.In...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:02 AMOkoye Henry

Montego Bay:Businessman Godfrey Dyer, the chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), says the organisation is satisfied with the manner in which the $56 million, which was allocated to the St James Municipal Corporation for the beautification...

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