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

Western Bureau:Claudette Bryan, the acting Custos of St James, said the Freeport Lock-up in Montego Bay, St James will remain on the radar of the St James Chapter of the Lay Magistrates Association, of which she is also the acting president, to...

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

Western Bureau:Women clad in black yesterday took to the streets of Montego Bay to protest against the recent spate of violence against women and children, who are being killed in increasing numbers in the western city.The protest was organised by...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica National has given a commitment that it will be providing greater innovative and financial solutions to clients locally and abroad following last week's official opening of JN banks at 34 locations islandwide.At the Catherine...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, says the 12,000 men and women of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are not enough to handle the high level of crime and violence that is currently...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Sergeant Kevin Watson, who heads the local Anti-Lottery Scam Task Force, says the unit has been successful in bringing several major players in the illicit scheme to justice since the start of the year, and increased focus is now...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Past mayors of Montego Bay and key stakeholders have expressed mixed reactions to the proposal to relocate the iconic water fountain situated in the middle of the historic Sam Sharpe Square in the city.The relocation of the monument was one of...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Nurse Joy Crooks, the administrator of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI), says that less talk and more action is needed if the country is serious about fixing the problem of mentally ill persons roaming the...

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

Members of the Mandingo Youth Club in Mt Salem, St James, recently conducted a rehabilitation project in the community, which included the repainting of a pedestrian crossing and stop lines to facilitate students of the Mt Salem Primary and Junior...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:21 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:              Jamaica’s Attorney General and Member of Parliament, Marlene Malahoo Forte, has joined the growing list of persons expressing alarm at the ‘lice...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The picturesque water foundation in the centre of Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, St James, is to be relocated to another section of the historic square as part of the short-term solution to ease traffic congestion in the western...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Sprint legend Usain Bolt says that there is no worry in his mission to dominate at the upcoming World Athletics Championship, slated to be held in the summer of 2017.Bolt indicated that the groundwork has already been laid to make his training...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Police personnel at the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James, should be operating in more comfort going forward, thanks to the generous donation of electrical equipment and appliances from the St James Police Civic...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Half Moon Hotel in Montego Bay recently added another piece of legacy to its rich history by officially incorporating the very first music album produced by the famed record label, Island Records.The album was done by that of the hotel's very...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:If Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett gets his way, by next year, workers across every spectrum of the tourism industry will be granted the opportunity to benefit from a pension plan.In outlining his...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has said he will not be entertaining any complaints from municipal corporations about the lack of funds or other resources to carry out their mandated responsibilities to those...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

A major initiative that has been staged in two western parishes by Children of Faith (COF) and UNICEF in 2014, to get chronically absent children to attend school consistently, has been reaping success.The programme was undertaken at the school,...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said he is expecting to see expansive growth in the business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector and, as a consequence, the Government will be seeking to create more space to accommodate investors...

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The St James High School Past Students' Association is singing high praises for its Student Watch initiative, which was implemented at the start of the academic year in September.The programme was set up enable the association and the school to be...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the optimism of Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, craft vendors are not enthused about the upcoming winter tourist season, and even before the first visitor arrives, some are ready to give the season a failing grade.In fact,...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Jamaican entertainers across the island are hoping to ignite the fire of peace within the crime-riddled parish of St James, through the staging of a major humanitarian concert this weekend.The inaugural concert, dubbed Entertainers Against Crime and...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is advising shoppers to be cautious this Christmas season on what, how and where they buy products and services.The forewarning from the CAC comes in light of the fact that more than 1,000 official consumer...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Portland chef Ricardo Allen was crowned 2016 Chef of the Year at the 6th staging of the HEART Trust/NTA Taste Of Jamaica Culinary Competition...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Scores of Rastafarians protested in front of the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay, recently, following an incident in which the police seized 10 pounds of ganja from an elderly Rastafarian who was on his way to a Nyahbingni celebration...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 12:28 AMOkoye Henry

The versatility of Jamaican yellow and white yams, was on full exhibit at the HEART Trust Northwest TVET Institute's inaugural Yam Expo 2016, in Kenilworth, Hanover recently.Students of the institution used the tubers to make delicacies such as...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Residents of some municipal divisions within St James seem not to be overly impressed with the level of performance of some of their councillors over the last four years.In the Montego Bay South East Division, which encompasses communities such as...

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