Commissioner Williams' mother reflects on 'Old time Christmas'

Western Bureau:For 83-year-old Lynette 'Mama Lyn' Williams, the mother of Jamaica's police commissioner, Dr Carl Williams, Christmas has always been a special time of year in her household, albeit the character of the festive season has changed over the years.

Mixed emotions for Christmas across the west

WESTERN BUREAU:With less than a week to Christmas Day, some merchants in western Jamaica are painting a gloomy picture for holiday shopping, while many of their business counterparts are upbeat that the festive season will be a good one.

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As elderly folks who are familiar with old-time Christmas celebrations here in rural Jamaica (Wait-A-Bit), do you believe that Christmas has lost its true essence over the passing years?

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Porto Bello residents living without basic amenities

WESTERN BUREAU:With Christmas a matter of days away, residents of the Porto Bello Estates housing development in Montego Bay, St James, may have to endure the festive season without potable water or street lights that were promised.

Westmoreland's Sorrel Fest set for tomorrow at Belmont

WESTERN BUREAU:The Westmoreland Organic Farmer's Society will stage its Sorrel Fest 2014 fundraiser tomorrow at the Belmont Fishing Beach, adjacent to the Belmont square in Westmoreland.

Wooden fence irks Negril Resort Board

WESTERN BUREAU:A wooden frame fence under construction at the Norman Manley Beach Park, near the Negril town square, financed by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), has drawn the ire of members of the Negril Resort Board.

Drink in moderation in the festive season

Many cannot imagine celebrating the holidays without alcohol.

Man on housebreaking charge remanded until December 22

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James man who reportedly broke into a woman's house and stole a number of electronic items was remanded when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Providence Heights Community Band hits a high note

WESTERN BUREAU:The Providence Heights Infant School, St James, was the scene of lively musical performances by the Providence Heights Community Band, bringing parents and community members together during its third annual music recital on Sunday evening.

Couple on fraud charges returns to court January 9

WESTERN BUREAU:The Westmoreland couple who is before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on a number of fraud charges had their case set for mention on January 9, 2015, when they appeared in court on Monday.

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