Enough talking, clean up the towns

WESTERN BUREAU:Amid mounting dissatisfaction over the messy condition of several town centres in some western parishes, members of civil society are demanding that the municipal councils implement stronger measures to maintain cleanliness in the towns.

Increasing mental-health cases in Western Ja cause concern

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Lisabeth Crossman, regional psychiatrist in the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says the growing number of persons, especially the young, who are now suffering from mental health issues in the western region is now a major cause for concern.


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Homeless people take refuge in Negril

WESTERN BUREAU:Chairman of the Negril Resort Board, Cliff Reynolds, has expressed concern about the growing number of homeless people who are seen wandering some of the streets of the resort town.

Kiwanis Club of Providence's Breast Cancer Run/Walk set for Oct 26

WESTERN BUREAU:The Kiwanis Club of Providence, Montego Bay, will stage its fifth Annual Breast Cancer Run/Walk on Sunday, October 26, starting at 6 a.m., beginning at the MegaMart shopping complex in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay.

Clinic and ambulance woes irk Negril residents

WESTERN BUREAU:The Negril Resort Board members say they are concerned about the large number of burglaries at the Negril Health Centre and the fact that the ambulance assigned to the Negril Fire Station's Emergency Medical Services has been out of...

Tyler for second Global Leadership Summit set for next week in MoBay

MONTEGO BAY:American film-maker, actor, and philanthropist, Tyler Perry, along with other business, government, education, and church leaders are among the presenters who will be featured via videocast to an audience of Christian and business leaders on...

Man on chopping charge has bail extended to January 2015

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James man, who reportedly severed another man's hand during a quarrel over rum, in 2011, had his bail extended to January 13, 2015, when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Couple on fraud charge gets until Oct 27 to repay funds

WESTERN BUREAU:A Westmoreland couple who reportedly conned two bus drivers out of $2 million last year, had their case deferred to October 27, after the male accused requested extra time to repay the money, when they appeared in court on Monday.

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Doctors are still highly respected members of our communities and are, therefore, expected to carry out the duties honestly and fairly. The society depends on them to do just that. But we know there is no shortage of incidents which cause us to question if that is really the case.

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