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

It was a grand celebration for renowned Montego Bay businessman Ralph Smith, who celebrated his 80th birthday at the Three Palms Restaurant at Hilton Rose Hall in Montego Bay last Thursday.Smith, the founder of Tropical Tours, which is one of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

WESTERN BUREAU:Known for producing prodigious talent in football, netball, cricket, and track and field, Jamaica could one day become a world beater in baseball.Yes, that great American pastime could take root in the land of wood and water if former...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The sub-officer in charge of the Mt Salem Police Station in St James is now using predawn operations as one of his main strategies in apprehending criminals who have been engaging in a spate of robberies and break-ins over recent...

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

Western Bureau:An ideal airport lounge features the perfect mixture of a social club, a first-class entertainment venue and a bar, and no other lounge offers as wonderful a respite with great hospitality as those operated by Jamaica's very own VIP...

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

The St James Police Division has reported that nearly half of the murders committed in parish in 2015, have been solved.In a recent interview with Western Focus, Senior Superintendent of Police in charge of the St James Division, Steve McGregor,...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Residents afflicted by back pains left the therapeutic room at the recent two-day Spinal Mission Clinic in Montego Bay feeling as good as new.More than 20 doctors from the United States provided free chiropractic adjustments to the necks and spines...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The Christelle Harris Charity Fund in Trelawny is a godsend to the increasing number of destitute families who rely heavily on the charitable organisation for monthly donations.The charity is the brainchild of Christelle Harris, the...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

An increased police presence is expected this week in the Coral Gardens and Meadows of Irwin communities following the Roman Catholic Diocese of Montego Bay's donation of 12 bicycles to the St James Police Division's bike patrol unit.The bicycles...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The St James Parish Council is insisting that there will be no vending on the streets of downtown Montego Bay, St James, throughout the Christmas period.Chairman of the council, Montego Bay Mayor Glendon Harris, says it will not be relaxing the no-...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:In a gesture with biblical overtones, scores of Montegonians were clothed and fed at the biannual Mission of Mercy Outreach Fair, which took place at the Trumpet Call Ministries International headquarters on Howard Cooke Boulevard, in...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

"We feel special." Those words were echoed by children at the SOS Children's Village in Barrett Town, St James, during the first-ever Half Moon's Christmas Treat, which was held on Wednesday.The village's 76 children got the kind of treatment...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Persons suffering from back pains and abnormal curvature of the spine, which are said to be among the island's most serious illnesses, are poised to get help, thanks to an initiative by the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI) to...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

At a point, Cordell Yheast was on top of the world as it seemed everything right was happening in his life.At that time, Yheast was the loving father of a seven-year-old daughter, was going...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

"They are having a positive impact," was how Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor, the commanding officer of the St James Police Division, responded when quizzed about the impact of the police's quick-response unit.The quick-response unit, which was...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:The hope that the next generation of young adults in St James might be less inclined to engage criminality as a way of life could well be only wishful thinking as, based on information provided by Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Organisers of the 2015 Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:For the second time in just over five months, there has been a major jailbreak inwestern Jamaica involving numerous prisoners charged with serious crimes, including murder and illegal possession of firearm.In the latest incident,...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

A grand total of 1079 persons from western Jamaica are now certified and ready to join the workforce, having completed their skills training programmes for the 2014-2015 period in institutions within the HEART Trust/NTA?s North West Region.Of the...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Faced with US$8-million in current bad debt, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is urging delinquent customers to make use of an ongoing amnesty programme to regularise their situation as, come next year, the company will be...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Montego Bay's vexing litter problem could soon become a thing of the past as theSt James Parish Council has kept its promise to deploy litter wardens on the streets of the western city as part of its anti-litter/beautification campaign.In an...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

There was no other place to be on Thursday night October 29, than at the Secrets Hotel Barracuda Beach for the kickoff of the 2015 Ocean Style Fashion Showcase in Montego Bay, St James.The four-day event opened with a showcase of sleek designs from...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Five outstanding pioneers, who have created industries that have helped to shape Montego Bay's economic landscape, have been selected to become the first inductees of the newly created Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Wall of...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:With Jamaica's renowned Blue and John Crow mountains getting world heritage status from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in July, local stakeholders now want to know what benefits are to be...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

While the upcoming Mt Alvernia High School 5K Run/Walk is poised to be an integral part of the school's 90th anniversary celebrations, the event will also play the dual role of fundraiser as the income generated will go towards the sports programme...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2015 | 12:23 PMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:If there ever was a prize for an individual who works tirelessly to improve the lives of others through exceptional motivational means, Westmoreland-based policewoman, Corporal Joan Evans-DaCosta, would be a safe bet to win.Evans-...

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