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Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 3:24 AMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Jesse Royal, the reggae singer from Maroon Town is perhaps one of the most underrated artistes in Jamaica, but his performance at Reggae Sumfest served as a clear reminder of his potent talent. Royal took the stage at 11:45 p.m. and quickly delved...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 1:52 AMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Roots, rock, reggae band Raging Fyah scorched the Sumfest stage with a blistering set lasting 25 minutes and left the patrons inside the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre wanting more. It was their first ever performance at the summer reggae...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 10:10 PMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Night Two of Reggae Sumfest just got underway with Dominican reggae band Oriel sampling the stage first. They are expected to be on stage for close to half an hour. Tonight’s performances mark International Night One and will also include...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:The police in Westmoreland have their hands full with a second multiple murder in a matter of days. This time, a mother and her daughter were shot dead Tuesday night inside their house on Station Road, Little London, in the parish....

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2015 | 1:43 PMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

A woman and her daughter are now dead after a gunman barged into their home in Westmoreland last night. The incident occurred at a house on Station Road in Little London.  Dead are 53-year-old domestic helper, Rose Murray and her 25-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:Lucea FC will once again parade their skills in the JFF/Western Confederation Super League this coming season, as they were crowned Captain's Bakery and Grill/Charley's JB Rum Hanover FA Major League champions on Sunday at the Watson...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:Westlanders continued their dominance of netball in Westmoreland on Saturday by winning the Dwayne Vaz Netball Rally at the Frome Sports Complex.The two-time defending champions whipped Savannah 10-5. Savannah did well to reach the...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:It took a dramatic penalty shoot-out to decide the 2014-15 Trelawny FA Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League champions as Clarks Town FC got the better of Coopers Pen3-1 after the teams ended regulation tied at 2-2.Both clubs entered...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay United will begin the hunt for 2015-16 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League honours with two tough away fixtures.Qualification to the Champions League has moved the club's status up a notch, as players from the United...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:The Trelawny Football Association (TFA) has secured a one-year, $300,000 sponsorship for its Under-17 competition.Businessman Ryan Keating, through his Linton Progressive Group, has stepped forward with a plan to offer much-needed...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Corinaldi Avenue Primary School added yet another pleasing chapter to its perennial dominance of junior netball in St James last Friday when they emerged champions of the 2015 St James Netball Association/Burger King Primary Schools Under-12 Netball...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Superintendent of Police Beau Rigabie, the commanding officer for the Westmoreland police division, says the police will leave no stones unturned in their efforts to recapture the eight prisoners who escaped from the lock-up at the Savanna-la-Mar...

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-...

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