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Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 11:03 PMPaul Clarke

FORTY PERSONS including 15 women were held in a police anti-lottery scam raid in Westmoreland yesterday. The lawmen seized eight motor cars, one motorbike and a substantial amount of cash in the raid, which encompassed several communities.In...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Twelve-year-old Tonishea Wharp is definitely eyeing the future and could get there at warp speed if she is given ample opportunity to do so.This young gem of a netball player was recently named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

There is now a growing concern among some residents of the Accompong Town maroon village in St Elizabeth, that their traditional lifestyle and much revered culture is being undermined by outside influence, especially the so-called 'bling' culture -...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:Cooper's Pen FC will be on a high, as will Clarks Town, when the two best teams in Trelawny meet just under two weeks to decide who will be champions of the Trelawny FA Monymusk Rum Major League for the 2014-15 season.Both clubs...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Portmore United thrashed Savannah SC 4-1 yesterday at Frome Sports Complex and all but sewed up a place in next season's Red Stripe Premier League, with another victory in the playoffs.The victory, their 26th of the season, extended...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite losing the Red Stripe Premier League final to Arnett Gardens just over a week ago, Montego Bay United goalkeeper, Jacomena Barrett, insists he has learnt a lot over the course of the season, which culminated with him being...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:There is shared surprise among three western Jamaica football administrators on news of the sudden resignation of FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.Western Confederation Chairman Linnel McLean, Westmoreland FA President Everton Tomlinson and...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western BureauRichard Parchment, member of parliament for South East St Elizabeth, believes the area has the potential to become a big player in the lucrative sports tourism market because of the strong sports culture in places like Junction and...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), is in the implementation stage of formalising the informal economy project in two pilot communities in Granville and Garlands, in St James....

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

After decades of being a major income source for fisherfolk in Big Bridge, Westmoreland, the rich fish stock of the once-bountiful Cabarita River is now dying a slow death as a result of the toxic dunder from the nearby Frome Sugar Estate.As a...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay United (MBU) appear to have Waterhouse's ticket ever since last year's Premier League final. The side from the second city worked magic in their total domination of their opponents, swamping them 5-1 in last night's...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke

Hansel 'Rupie' Reid, the much-revered Abeng blower of the Accompong maroons, in St Elizabeth, is dead. The 71-year-old community elder died in a fire that gutted his two-bedroom house early last Friday morning.While many residents believe that the...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Savannah SC crowned themselves 2014-15 Charley's JM Rum Western Confederation Super League champions, after outclassing Wadadah FC 2-1 yesterday at the Frome Sports Complex for a 3-1 aggregate victory that places them into the All-...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

After leading Reno FC away from relegation in the Red Stripe Premier League, tallying 20 goals to win the top goal scorer crown in the just concluded Red Stripe Premier League regular season, Craig Foster has left his boyhood club to ink a deal with...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Missed shots, errant passes and botched clearances are main features of most football matches across Hanover these days.This is primarily due to the long-standing failure to invest in better playing surfaces, a situation not lost on...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:The return-leg final of the Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League set for this Saturday at the Frome Sports Complex is interestingly poised, after Savannah SC edged Wadadah FC 1-0 yesterday in the first leg at Jarrett...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:With a place in the Red Stripe Premier League semi-finals secured, Montego Bay United (MBU) are still hoping to fight on two fronts, with the club also looking towards the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship in Trinidad and...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Marva Bernard, president of Netball Jamaica (NJ), is talking up the Sunshine Girls' chances of winning the Netball World Cup.Bernard, who delivered an address at Tuesday's launch of the St James Under-12 competition, told The Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Reno FC were head over heals on Sunday after retaining their place in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) with a confident performance that brought them a 2-0 win over reigning champions Montego Bay United, in drenching rain at Frome...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Telecommunications firm Flow has a binding moral obligation to the well-being of the people of Jamaica, hence its big effort in health, fitness and greatcauses such as the MoBay City Run, which it is one of the main sponsors."Flow is big on...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:Five million dollars is the target for this year's Flow MoBay City Run, which is $2 million more than last year's inaugural staging. The organisers of the charity road race believe the target may not be reached this year, but is...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Spicy Hill showed poise and class in a 2-1 win over Coopers Pen FC that gave them bragging rights as Trelawny FA Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League mid-season champions.Damion Williams netted the opener from a defence-splitting pass...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The 2015 edition of the Westmoreland Curry Festival on The Manning's School grounds, in Savanna-la-Mar could simply be described as a 'Bop, Bop, Bop' affair, as while there was the usual 'curry everything to excite the palate, the unforgettable...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:All four of this year's Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League semi-finalists are still in with a chance of locking up a place in the coveted title-decider, following similar first-leg semi-final results in Sunday's...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

When 14-year-old Kelly-Ann Beckford of Albert Town High School in Trelawny fell during the Girls Class Three 1,500m final at the recent 2015 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, she quickly...

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