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Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The police posts that are to be established in several volatile St James communities will not be primarily for policing, as based on plans outlined by the Social Development Commission (SDC), they will also serve as community resource...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Stakeholders in Falmouth, Trelawny, are worried that unless curtailed quickly, the twin vices of tourist harassment and a general lack of order could derail the resort town's bid to become a vibrant economic centre, especially with...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has responded to the call for help from councillors at the Trelawny Parish Council to address garbage collection and street light issues in some communities in the western parish.With regard...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 12:15 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Superintendent Clive Blair, the commanding officer for the Trelawny Police Division, has admitted that the out-of-control traffic situation in Falmouth has made it very difficult for...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

After giving 41 years of service to a profession that had become a labour of love for her, Albertina Brown-Collymore has finally called time on her career as a teacher. And in a show of gratitude, the John Rollins Success Primary School recently had...

Published:Friday | July 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Senior Superinten-dent of Police Marlon Nesbeth, head of the St James Police Division, said residents of crime-plagued St James need to trust the police and give them their support in the ongoing efforts to rein in the spate of...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The local-based charity the Le Antonio's Foundation is calling on corporate Montego Bay to assist in the provision of educational opportunities for inner-city youngsters as a part of the overall initiative to help stem crime in the tourist capital....

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:09 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Heroy Clarke, the member of parliament for Central St James, says the Glendevon Centre of Excellence, which has been closed for the past three years, is to be reopened later this month.Clarke also pointed out that the $1 million...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Preliminary investigations into a deadly shooting in New Ramble, St James, on Friday night, which resulted in the deaths of three persons and injury to six others, are pointing to lottery scamming activities as the cause, say the police.Commissioner...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Senior Superintendent of Police Marlon Nesbeth, head of the St James Police Division, has said the issue of smoking in public spaces is on the police's radar, but more resources, such as a ticket book system, are needed to effectively...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Like its counterparts in Westmoreland and Hanover, the St James Ganja Growers Association (STJGFA) is ready to bid for whatever economic benefits are likely to flow from a legal ganja industry in Jamaica.Of special note is a declaration by Courtney...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay yesterday became the official hub to combat the illegal cross-border movement of funds with the opening of a special verification room there by the Ministry of National Security.The...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has warned the public-health sector in western Jamaica not to get complacent because there has only been a few suspected cases of the Zika virus reported in the regionIn fact, the minister is...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The shortage of manpower is having a telling impact on the healthcare service being offered at the Type C Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, which sees approximately 2,000 patients each month in its accident and emergency...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Senior Superintendent of Police Marlon Nesbeth, the newly installed commanding officer for the St James Police Division, has no plans for procrastination and has hit the ground running in his bid to rein in lawlessness in the parish....

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Despite projections that 2016 hurricane season will be one of the most active in recent years, with above-normal rainfall and flash-flooding expected over the next six months, the National Works Agency (NWA) has said Western Jamaica is ready.The...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Neurosurgeons in New York have pinpointed the exact location of the fast-growing tumour inside the head of Jermaine Barrett, the 26-year-old resident of Flanker, St James, who left the island more than a week ago to undergo surgery after his tear-...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Member of Parliament Juliet Holness, the wife of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is against the use of corporal punishment and wants the practice abolished from the Jamaican landscape.The first-time parliamentarian, who described the act as misguided...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:11 AMOkoye Henry

Corinaldi Avenue Primary School in Montego Bay, St James, is beaming with excitement after being recently crowned the winner of the top three prizes in the 2016 World Plumbing Council International Poster Contest.The posters of Adrianna Allen and...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:While it now has been officially confirmed that it was only two persons, and not three as was initially reported, who drowned at the public beach in Reading, St James, on Sunday, that did not alter yesterday's outpouring of grief in...

Published:Monday | May 30, 2016 | 11:01 PMOkoye Henry

Harnessing technology and innovation to inspire positive changes took the spotlight when students from the Montego Bay Community College recently staged their 2016 Faculty of Business Conference at the Grandiosa Hotel in Montego Bay.However, it was...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Several needy families have found themselves in a better position to take care of their newborns after benefiting from a range of gifts that were on offer at last Sunday's Lullabye Blooming Baby Expo, which was staged in Montego Bay.The gifts were...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

For nearly a year, Jermaine Barrett, of Flanker in St James, has been living with a swollen tumour in his head, a devastating situation for the enterprising young man and his family.Now, thanks to the kind support of Jamaicans, both at home and in...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Members of the St James chapter of the Jamaica Midwives Association took to the streets of Montego Bay last Thursday for a kind gesture. They offered hands-on antenatal care to pregnant women as their contribution to the celebration of International...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

In an impressive show of gratitude, members of the St James arm of the 'I Believe Initiative' (IBI) said a reluctant goodbyes to one of its outstanding stalwarts, Ambassador David Lawrence, in a colourful ceremony at the Montego Bay Yacht Club last...

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