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Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 10:47 AMRichard Morais

The police in Trelawny are urging motorists to exercise caution along the Rio Bueno main road which was the site of another fatal crash. A motorcar collided with a coach bus about 4:00 p.m yesterday afternoon. The car burst into flames burning the...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 1:04 PMRichard Morais

A section of the Falmouth hospital in Trelawny was damaged this morning after it came under attack from relatives and friends of a victim of a motor vehicle crash. The glass facade to the Accident and Emergency Department was shattered after irate...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 1:05 PMRichard Morais

Two people were killed in a motor vehicle crash on the Salt Marsh main road in Trelawny last night. They have been identified as 54-year-old Norman Scott of Parker Avenue, Coral Garden, St James and Shane Francis, who is of a Falmouth...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:27 PMRichard Morais

Councillor for the Wakefield Division in Trelawny, Jonathan Bartley, is appealing to the National Water Commission (NWC) to address the water woes of residents in Bounty Hall, who have been without the commodity for over two weeks. The councillor,...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 5:21 PMRichard Morais

A section of the main road between Falmouth and Wakefield in Trelawny is now impassable due to persistent rains affecting the parish. The Trelawny office of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reporting that a...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 4:24 PMRichard Morais

Trelawny recorded its first killing for the year when 24-year-old Jonathan Crosdale, otherwise called ‘Big Nish’, of Bounty Hall, was gunned down at his home this morning. Reports from the Wakefield Police are that about 4:10 a.m.,...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRichard Morais

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:A number of areas in north Trelawny were flooded yesterday as a result of rains associated with a cold front affecting the island.The main road in the vicinity of the Long Pond sugar factory and the main road at Southfield near...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:38 PMRichard Morais

Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Colin Gager, says much of the flooding in the parish is due to blocked drains. A number of areas in north Trelawny have been flooded as a result of the cold front. These include Perth Town, Martha Brae, Bottom Town in...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRichard Morais

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:Falmouth's bend-down (bendung) market, the largest flea market outside of Kingston, goes back many years. While the market may not be the town's saving grace, financial or otherwise, the consensus is that it is the pride and joy...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 2:35 PMRichard Morais

A 15-year-old boy who was a pillion on a motor cycle was killed following a crash at Bogue Gate in Falmouth, Trelawny last night. Dead is Eric Wilson of Cornwall Street in Falmouth. Police reports are that Wilson was the pillion on a motor cycle...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:31 PMRichard Morais

Member of Parliament for North Trelawny, Victor Wright, has given a one-off scholarship valued at $180,000 for six of the top performing students of his alma mater, the William Knibb Memorial School in Trelawny.

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRichard Morais

It was cultural excellence, including a gospel segment, along with Custos Rotulorum, the Hon Paul Muschett, reading the emancipation proclamation recently when the town of Trelawny held its version of Emancipation celebrations.The event was led by a...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 10:13 AMRichard Morais

The police have held two men following the recovery of two guns yesterday afternoon in Falmouth, Trelawny. The police say the two men fired on residents of a Falmouth community called Compound on Cornwall Street, but were...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:03 AMRichard Morais

Nineteen-year-old Mekieda 'Monique' Waldoo and her 24-year-old boyfriend, Shamar Williams, otherwise called 'Dim', are the latest victims in what was a bloody week for the usually peaceful parish of Trelawny.Waldoo, who was unemployed, and Williams...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRichard Morais

WESTERN BUREAU:Councillor Michael Belnavis, the mayor of St Ann's Bay, St Ann, said central government will be asked not to make any payment to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for street lighting for the St Ann Municipal Corporation until...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMRichard Morais

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson is allaying thefears of Falmouth residents, particularly motorists, that more sections of the town will be pedestrianised, which would become a traffic nightmare.The fear is being fuelled by the...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 5:27 PMRichard Morais

Trelawny has recorded its 24th killing since the start of year following the death of a man believed to be of unsound mind. He has not yet been identified. The body was found by police about 6 a.m. along the roadway in Salt Marsh with a bullet to...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:21 PMRichard Morais

Fire this morning destroyed the 45-year-old Hosang Restaurant and a nearby building on Market Street in Falmouth, Trelawny. Persons who were nearby at around 5 a.m. say they heard explosions after which a fire was seen. The nearby fire brigade was...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2016 | 12:20 AMRichard Morais

WESTERN BUREAU: YEAR TWO of the Jamaica National (JN) and the Usain Bolt Foundation Heroes in Action 8K Run/Walk and 4K Fun Run has been given the thumbs up by JN’s general manager, Earl Jarrett. The event, which brought together close to 2,...

Published:Monday | July 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMRichard Morais

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:Over a billion dollars is to be spent in two years to develop historic Falmouth as a major tourism town, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett revealed when he toured the town on Thursday."Already, the Tourism Enhancement Fund has...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 9:48 AMRichard Morais, Gleaner Writer

Two persons have been held for the beheading of a sixty-year-old man whose body was found in his community of Martha Brae, Trelawny yesterday. Police reports are that the headless body of Lionel Lewis known as Alfred was found at 4:15 p.m. near the...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Morais

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:It was a humbling experience for the scores who attended the hundredth birthday celebration of Mrs Elsie Smith-Spence of Falmouth, who dedicated most of her life to the spreading of the gospel primarily in children's church school...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Morais

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:While there are a number of 5K events nationally with most held in Kingston, Trelawny will be hoping that their Jamaica National 5K in Falmouth tomorrow to assist the Granville child-care facility in the parish will be a show-...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Morais

Approximately 200 students in Bounty Hall, Trelawny, recently received school supplies, courtesy of the Christelle Harris Charity Foundation.Harris, who is director of marketing at Hampden Estate and granddaughter of Ruth and Laurie Hussey, said, "I...

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