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Published:Monday | October 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Therese Turner-Jones, general manager of the Inter-America Development Bank's (IDB) Country Department Caribbean Group, has said Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean should get ready to seize the opportunities of wealth generation...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is fully committed to providing the support needed by the local micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to drive sustained economic growth.Holness, who was addressing...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:On Jamaica's National Heroes Day, an unconventional set of heroes were on the job in six parishes across the island. Thanks to their overwhelming humanitarian act, close to 1,000 homeless persons were treated to hot, cooked meals as...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:access to water and the need to invest in local water and sewerage infrastructure are among the key issues to be put on the table at next week's Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) 14th Annual Conference in Montego...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

RAYMOND PRYCE, the former member of parliament for north east St Elizabeth, has asked the students of the Merlene Ottey High School, in Hanover to embrace the principle of 'self-respect as a way of contributing to the End Bullying Globally Campaign....

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has urged future youth leaders to chart a better future for themselves and not to follow in the path of the many young people who have lost their way in recent times.Speaking during an address to high school...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:At-risk and unattached youths in the Mt Salem community in Montego Bay have decided that the time has come to put fear aside and make a powerful statement against the crime, which has been plaguing their community and resulted in the...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Many young people living in western Jamaica were seemingly unconcerned about preparing for the approach of Hurricane Matthew last week compared to their older counterparts.Western Focus spoke to several young adults, many of whom were in their early...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Veteran hotelier Godfrey Dyer says poor supervision is one of the key factors which have led to a breakdown in the quality of policing in Montego Bay.While addressing a recent Gleaner Editors' Forum in Montego Bay, Dyer, a former policeman, said the...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Medical equipment valued at US$240,000 was yesterday handed over to the Westmoreland-based Savanna-la-Mar Hospital by the popular local charity the Issa Trust Foundation.The handover, witnessed by Health Minister Christopher Tufton,...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:International recording artiste Peter Lloyd has been installed as the newest ambassador for the Le Antonio's Foundation's End Bullying Globally initiative, which has a mandate to curb school bullying as well as violence among youths....

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:It was a time of reflection at Westwood High School in Stewart Town, Trelawny, last Saturday, as the school's Class of 1971 returned to the institution to reminisce and renew old acquaintances.In addition to reminiscing on the...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:In a bold and proactive move to curb student indiscipline, the Montego Bay-based St James High School has created a 'Student Watch Programme,' which will also extend beyond the school's campus as it is also geared towards the...

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

Scores of children from Water Wheel district in Martha Brae, Trelawny, will go back to school for the new school year in fine style, thanks to the generosity of the United States-based recording company, Most Wanted Records, who recently held a...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau-The Westmoreland Health Department has stepped up its state of readiness to tackle the Zika virus (ZIKV) with the creation of a response unit to be boosted by 45 additional workers, who are now in training and who are to be certified...

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

Cheers abound for the six parish winners and their respective runners-up at the recent Region One CB Pan Chicken Championship.Over 28 contestants from the parishes of Manchester, Clarendon, St Elizabeth,St James, Hanover and Westmoreland competed in...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Lacie-Ann Gray, of Montego Bay, St James, is a mother facing a major crisis. The doctors have reportedly given up on her three-year-old daughter Tianna Ken, who has...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2016 | 12:05 AMOkoye Henry

Twenty-year-old university student Ashlie White Barrett walked away the winner at Sunday's Miss Jamaica World 2016 pageant.Barrett, who is from St Elizabeth, topped 14 other beauties from across the island to win the coveted crown during the grand...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

While some stake-holders have expressed concern about criminal activities taking root and negatively impacting commerce in western Jamaica, others are upbeat that investment continues to trend upwards despite the troubling crime problem.Gloria Henry...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The 2016 SOS Children's Village Rose Hall Football Camp was held in Montego Bay, St James, recently and featured 93 youngsters from the SOS Children's Village facilities in both Barrett Town in St James and in Kingston.The week-long programme...

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Happybirthday,MabelWestern Bureau:Family and friends toasted to the long life of Trelawny stalwart Mabel Richards, who celebrated her 80th birthday on Sunday, August 7.Richards, a former postmistress, was showered with praises at her birthday...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:The Montego Bay Marine Park Trust (MBMPT) is calling for its environmental officers to be granted powers of arrest.The call has come against the background of the Jamaica Environment Trust's (JET) recently released findings in a study...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Family and friends of the late Mario Deane took to the streets of Montego Bay, St James, on Wednesday to mark the two-year anniversary since the brutal beating of the then 31-year-old construction worker while in the custody of the...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Residents in the Williamsfield district of Johns Hall,St James, remained in disbelief yesterday over the murder of 72-year-old road construction worker and farmer, Owen 'Bill' James.James' decomposing body was discovered in a shallow grave behind...

Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The St James High School Past Students' Association (StJHSPSA) has donated two wheelchairs to the school's nursing station to assist in the health care of students who might require their use.In accepting the wheelchairs, the school's vice-principal...

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