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Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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....

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

School administrators in western Jamaica have renewed calls for the complete abolition of the double-shift system in order to lift student performance in academics and extra-curricular activities.Principal of the St James High School, Joseph...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Flanker Health Centre in St James recently benefited from a joint spruce-up project undertaken by the HEART Trust-NTA northwest TVET institutes.More than 23 general construction trainees as well as members of staff from the Cornwall Automotive...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Floyd Green, the state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says that of the approximately 2,500 registered early childhood institutions in Jamaica, only 18 schools, or less than one per cent, have so far met...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

It was an adrenaline-pumping experience at the Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Jamaica Carnival MoBay Blowout at Pier 1 in the tourist capital on Saturday night.Soca rockers from across western Jamaica and international guests came out in droves...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Opposition Spokesman on Finance and People's National Party (PNP) leader-esignate Dr Peter Phillips says he is ready to lead Jamaica and fix the problems now plaguing the nation.Phillips, who is slated to be installed as the fifth...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:The ST James Fire Department is still investigating the cause of Wednesday's fire which destroyed sections of the three-bedroom home of Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, in the Spring Gardens District of Reading in the...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Sorrow and grief are normal emotions when a loved one dies, especially under controversial circumstances at the hands of criminals.Since December 2014, the family of Romario Reid of Bethel Town, Westmoreland, who was brutally murdered...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:'One people, one community' was the theme in Flanker, St James, yesterday, as scores of residents, dominated by youngsters, took to the streets in a march aimed at brokering peace in the community, which is being plagued by gang-...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:As part of its outreach mission and also in response to the staggering crime problem in western Jamaica, the western arm of the local Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church has launched an ambitious youth programme targeting...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Dr Horace Chang, minister with portfolio responsibility for water, says steps are to be taken to provide a permanent fix to the inconsistent water supply to the Irwin Point and Meadows of Irwin housing schemes in St James.The two...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Some people desirous of owning their own home should get the opportunity to do so soon as possible because according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the National Housing Trust (NHT) plans to construct 24 new housing schemes across...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Plagued by a spate of robberies in their community, residents of Blue Hole in St James have decided to take matters into their own hands by establishing a neighbourhood watch, and they are now calling on the police to support their...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Jewish community in Jamaica says that it is prepared to join in the fight against crime by bringing youth closer to God through the introduction of its doctrine to schools across the country.Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, co-director of Chabad of Jamaica...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The Transport Authority (TA) last Thursday officially opened its first satellite office, the western Jamaica office of the Transport Authority, during a ceremony at the Dunbar Mall in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.According to Ralston...

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