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Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The volatile communities of Rose Heights and Mt Salem, St James, were chosen by the parish's police high command for their newest anti-crime strategy, a Police Supervised Curfew Initiative, targeting underage youths who are being...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Nineteen (19) teams, divided into three zones, have been confirmed for the 2016 staging of the St. James/Burger King Under-12 Netball Competition, which recently had its official launch with a one-day rally and opening ceremony at the Montego Bay...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Communities facing prolonged bouts of darkness due to either the absence of or non-functional street lights now have a new avenue to vent their frustrations: the recently established public communication system in the Ministry of...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) anti-lottery scam educational campaign has reportedly targeted close to 50 schools and interacted with more than 10,000 students since the initiative was launched in the Area...

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

If the Government stays true to its pre-election manifesto promise, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be restored to its original core mandate, which, at its inception, was to function as a regulatory body of garbage...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Mandingo Youth Club, which is based in Mt Salem, Montego Bay, is being hailed as a haven for at-risk and unattached youths, many of whom have had their lives transformed through the club's programmes over the past two years.The club's...

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

In a stinging counteract attack, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Steve McGregor says the St. James Parish Council (STJPC) and not the police is to be blamed for the presence of the disobedient vendors, who are overrunning the streets of...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2016 | 11:12 PMOkoye Henry

Despite the new anti-vending initiatives, which were recently unveiled by the St James Parish Council (St JPC), disobedient vendors continue to operate with impunity in downtown Montego Bay, especially along the busy St James Street at nights.The...

Published:Monday | April 4, 2016 | 12:06 AMOkoye Henry

The Andrew Dixon Foundation, which is on a mission to rejuvenate baseball in Jamaica, has gained some traction in the western end of the island through a partnership arrangement with he Negril Education Environment Trust (NEET) to host a series of...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:While stopping short of calling for the establishment of a red-light district in the resort town, some business stakeholders in Negril, Westmoreland, want to see prostitution decriminalised and regulated in order to create safer...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The charitable organisation, We Care for Cornwall Regional Hospital, got several thousand reasons to be thankful recently, when they became the happy recipient of a $500,000 donation from the Fairview, Montego Bay, branch of Fontana Pharmacy.The...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2016 | 11:03 PMOkoye Henry

Chantel Reid, a twenty-four-year-old third-year trainee nurse at the University Of Technology (UTech) School of Nursing in Montego Bay,St James, is on a mission of self-fulfilment.The ambitious young woman, who is from the volatile Norwood community...

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

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the improper disposal of domestic waste, is one of the main factors causing the clogging of drains in Montego Bay, a situation which resulted in the recent flooding of sections of the St James parish capital....

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

The teachers and students at the Corinaldi Avenue-based Montego Bay Infant School took to the streets of the western city last Tuesday to spread the message of peace as part of their 2016 Peace Day celebrations.In a grand show of solidarity, the...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

"Even though I don't see her, we still voting for her," were the words of Selvin Bingham pledging to support the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Marlene Malahoo Forte, despite claiming that the St James West Central candidate has been scarce in Mt...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

More than 345 attendees turned out for the much-anticipated annual Sugar Cane Ball in aid of Hanover Charities held at the beautiful Round Hill Hotel...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller heaped praises on the nation's police at a People's National Party (PNP) mass rally in Hopewell, Hanover, on Tuesday night, saying that the lawmen had been providing yeoman service to the nation...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Tuff Gong Domino Club eked out a thrilling one-point (300-299) victory over Long Bay in the Charley's JB Overproof Rum Western Jamaica Domino Premier League on Sunday.The nail-biting finish was one of the closest margins of victory...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 12:01 AMOkoye Henry

While the major battle is expected to be the face-off between the People's National Party's (PNP) Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams and the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Marlene Malahoo Forte, Clifford Barnett, of the Marcus Garvey People's Political Party,...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Although the Connecticut, United States-based not-for-profit the Soraya Amy Jackson Foundation has only recently become official, the organisation is already aiming to make big strides in youth education in Jamaica.The foundation is currently...

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

While some European cities have established 'red light district' to regulate prostitution, in Jamaica, where the so-called 'oldest profession' is an offence under the Sexual Offences Act, the Offences Against the Person Act and the Towns and...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Residents of St James and neighbouring parishes can now look forward to improving health care at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in Montego Bay thanks to a gift of two much-needed Philips-brand foetal heart-monitoring systems,...

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

Western Bureau:In a move aimed at highlighting another side of Jamaica to the world, the Ras Astor Black-led, Bob Arts TV has organised an ambitious entertainment project dubbed, the inaugural Montego Bay Reggae Month Carnival, which will unfold...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Having doors repeatedly shut on him when he pitched the idea of sharing his life with the world through poetry did little to dim the deep-rooted passion of Leon Pryce.The poet became an inspiration to readers, and other authors alike, after he...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

FOR THE second time in less than a week, fire has done extensive damage to homes in an inner-city community of Montego Bay, St. James, leaving residents homeless and in desperate need of assistance.In what fire fighters suspect is a case of arson,...

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