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Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 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 | 7:00 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 | 7:00 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 | 7:00 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 | 7:00 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 | 7:00 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 | 7:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Deputy Superintendent Paul Bernard, the officer in charge of operations in the St Elizabeth Police Division, is adamant that more material and human resources are needed to bolster the fight against praedial larceny, which continues...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 7:00 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...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 6:12 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Municipal Corporation is reporting a near-100 per cent compliance from vendors in regard to the implementation of the plan to designate several streets in downtown Montego Bay as no-vending zones."So far it has been...

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...

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