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Stories by Okoye Henry

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau: With the bid to tame St James’s ongoing lawlessness proving to be onerous, with more than 130 murders since the start of the year, several prominent stakeholders are proposing a crime summit to look at the situation with a view to finding a workable fix...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 6:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:While some local business stakeholders and foreign interests are clamouring for ganja to be promoted as a part of Jamaica's appeal, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says he is more interested in using weed for health and wellness...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says his ministry is on a pathway to decrease the sector's import bill through the introduction of several programmes geared towards empowering micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to produce...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 6:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is reporting that his ministry has passed the crisis stage as it relates to the noxious fumes issue at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James and is now on schedule to execute the...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 6:13 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The Salvation Army Western Jamaica Division is now a happy place, thanks to a generous donation of 315 new wheelchairs, valued at approximately $4 million, by the worldwide humanitarian organisation, Latter-Day Saint (LDS) Charities....

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 6:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said that he expects ground to be broken for the construction of a 220-bed children's hospital on the compound of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James before the end of the current...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 6:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:The murderous rampage by gunmen in St James claimed five new victims this week - a triple and single murder in Barrett Town and a single murder in Granville - in an eight-hour span between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 6:00 AMOkoye Henry

Kerry Thomas, councillor for the Mt Salem division in St James, is questioning the recent fatal shooting of Rupert Johnson of Crawford Street, who was killed bythe police last week,allegedly under questionable circumstances.Thomas told The Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The Anti-Lottery Scam Task Force, which is now on a high following the recent extradition of several high-profile, alleged 'lotto scammers' has opened up another front in its war against the fraudulent scheme, using social media as...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:52 PMOkoye Henry

Race day at Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park in Westmoreland came to an abrupt end today after veteran race car drivers Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore and David ‘The King’ Summerbell collided and had to be rushed to the...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:In a bold bid to create a platform to restore peace to several volatile sections of the Mt Salem community in St James, two community-based groups have come together and developed a novel approach to engage the young people in...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:The Jamaica Public Service has increased its sponsorship to $2 million for the 2017 JPS Western Primary Schools' Athletics Championship.This year's meet is set for June 9 and 10 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James.The...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 5:00 AMOkoye Henry

With more than 90 murders since the start of this year added to the 268 recorded last year, anxiety and fear are running high in St James."The man dem a walk up and down and a kill people like them a bird," said a construction worker, who reportedly...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 5:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Deputy Superintendent of Police Gary McKenzie, the operations officer in charge of the St James Police Division, said the three gangs involved in the recent flare-up of violence in the Melbourne and Quarry communities in the parish...

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2017 | 5:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Robert Pickersgill, chairman of the People's National Party (PNP) and member of parliament for St Catherine North Western, was lauded for his 25 years service as the party's chairman at a colourful function put on by the party's...

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 5:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:A number of University of the West Indies students from the West Central St James constituency of Marlene Malahoo Forte, who were facing deregistration due to outstanding tuition fees, are now smiling, thanks to the financial support...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 4:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Six final year students from the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) have developed a learning programme, which is designed to help bolster the teaching and learning of Mathematics in the secondary institution,...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 4:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Fred van Leeuwen, the general secretary of Educational International, says that the teaching profession is in jeopardy of being hijacked by the agendas of politics and corporations and is urging the nation's teachers to hold on to...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 4:00 AMOkoye Henry

An oasis for underperforming students in Montego Bay, St James, has closed its doors, leaving several residents of the violence-pressured parish concerned.The Le Antonio's Foundation's Homework and Development Centre, which has helped with the...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:With recent rains causing further damage to the treacherous Long Hill main road in Montego Bay, St James, the concerns of motorists are now heightened as many feel that the slightest error could result in them ending up at the bottom...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 4:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:After months on the drawing board, the End Bullying Globally Campaign team is now ready to start filming this planned movie-documentary about the dangers and repercussions of bullying. This is in a bold bid to project conflict...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 4:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Twelve needy persons from the North-West St James constituency of Marlene Malahoo Forte, who is also the attorney general of Jamaica, are now in a position to better their lives, thanks to major aid she provided them.At a ceremony at...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 4:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Pastor Wesley Boynes, president of the Jamaica Independent Schools Association (JISA), said that despite the increase in local academic achievements, the society is still plagued by a breakdown in moral values and principles.Boynes...

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 4:00 AMOkoye Henry

Former English Premier League football player and former Jamaica national football star, Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner, brought the message of teamwork to the future generation of footballers at Wednesday's kick-off of the 27th VMBS/St James Football...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 4:00 AMOkoye Henry

More than 30 schools are set to compete in the highly anticipated 2017 staging of the Jamaica Independent Schools Association-Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (JISA-CPJ) Invitational Friendship meet to be held in Montego Bay, St James, next week....

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