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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...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 2:37 PMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:While the Government of Jamaica is seemingly either unwilling or unable to create a viable industry out of sports, Everton Tomlinson, the ambitious president of the Westmoreland Football Association (WFA), is hell-bent on making...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU: Rusea's High School midfielder Deshane Beckford could make a big move to the English Premier League if West Ham United signs him to its youth academy. The 17-year-old is on a trial stint at the London-based club, accompanied by his...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Sandals Whitehouse FC lead the quartet of teams into the last four of the 2014-15 Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League, defeating Salt Marsh United 2-1 as the preliminary round climaxed on Sunday.Fellow title aspirants...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau: Treasure Beach hometown hero Joseth Bromfield easily won the 20th Jakes Off-Road Triathlon individual male title yesterday. It was his 11th success in 14 starts. Bromfield toyed with the field and pulled away for a comfortable...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:The Knights, behind 15 points from Daniel Mal-colm in the first game of the highly anticipated start to the Western Basketball Association (WBA) Elite League, rallied to defeat Lucea Flames 60-45 on Saturday night at the Montego Bay...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay United Football Club owner Orville Powell said firing head coach Carlos Garcia will not affect his team's chances of repeating as Red Stripe Premier League champions."The fact is, the only reason we are changing direction...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Coopers Pen FC increased their lead in Zone A of the Hanover Football Association Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League to eight points after Sunday's 2-1 win over Upsetters FC in the eighth round of competition, to remain the only...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Reno FC stung Waterhouse 3-0 with a brace from Kevon Walker in a crucial Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football game at Frome Sports Complex yesterday.Victory gave the club a fighting chance of staying in the league.Meanwhile, at...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:The often acrimonious situation between the Westmoreland Football Association (WFA) and the managers of Frome Sports Complex over the non-usage and impending removal of the floodlights from that facility has reached an amicable...

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