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Stories by Okoye Henry

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...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, said that while the tourist capital continues to grapple with its crime problem, the city is nonetheless open for business and is extending an open invitation to investors."It is a tough...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Sergeant Kevin Watson, communication liaison officer for the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) special Area One Joint Task Force, wants to see social media being used to drive the anti-crime messages aimed at young people, as he...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:The Tryall Fund, which is the charitable arm of the Tryall Club in Hanover, recently presented over 70 scholarships valued at $9 million to students from St James and Hanover, to assist with their educational pursuit.The beneficiaries...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:In addition to the 16 active criminal gangs operating in the parish, Senior Superintendent of Police Egbert Parkins, the commanding officer for the Westmoreland Police Division, says migrating criminals from St James and Hanover are...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:A Westmoreland-based policeman narrowly missed death on Saturday morning in the blazing gun battle in which accused multiple murderer, 26-year-old Sadan 'Sadam' Mullings was killed. The shootout started in Savanna-la-Mar and ended in...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest 2017 got off to a sizzling start with tits beach party - 'The Adult Playground' edition - at Tropical Beach, Montego Bay, St James, on Sunday.From huge water slides to beachfront cabanas and a VIP ocean bar, organisers...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:The Reverend Hartley D. Perrin, custos of Westmoreland, says the spate of murders and fatal accidents in the parish is contributing to social decay and he wants critical stakeholders to come forward with intervention programmes for...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Transport minister Mike Henry says his ministry will be moving to implement phase two of a three-part plan aimed at reducing or eliminating the fraudulent issuing of driver's licences and fitness certificates by unscrupulous persons....

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The police hierarchy in St Elizabeth believes that rampant illiteracy is driving up the number of domestic-violence cases in the parish.Speaking at a Gleaner Municipal Corporation Forum in Black River,St Elizabeth, last week, Deputy...

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