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Western Focus

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ray Kerr, farmer - Clifton:"It is not really affecting us that bad, from a farming standpoint, because some areas get a lot of heavy dew, and we also get a slight drizzle at times."...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development will be allocating $40 million to provide potable water to residents of drought-stricken communities in Hanover, Westmoreland, St Elizabeth and Manchester.According to portfolio Minister...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Tourism says multi-sectoral planning has begun in earnest for this year's hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) Global Conference on Building Partnerships for...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Eating healthy brings with it many restrictions. In order to increase the variety, which may be diminished when removing unhealthy foods, some new foods may be explored. Quinoa is one such healthy option.Quinoa is grown in South America and was a...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The capital town of Falmouth in Trelawny, was chosen by the Ministry of Tourism to kick-start a series of activities locally to celebrate the designation of 2017 as the United Nation's International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.These...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Seventy-six-year-old Blenheim resident Aston Buchanan says that he is gravely disappointed that the economic benefits that the Bustamante Heritage Site and the district's 17-year-old community centre were expected to bring to the area have not...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Residents of Blenheim in Hanover say that bad roads, water shortage, and a lack of employment opportunities are squeezing the lifeblood out of the community and its sister districts, Richmond and Cacoon.One resident of Blenheim, who gave her name as...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Simonese Coleman - Falmouth, Trelawny:"In five years, I am looking to see a brand new town. Since the opening of the pier, there has been continuous development, hence, there is no doubt in my mind...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The Hampden Estate in Trelawny has been attracting increasing numbers of visitors with its Rum Fire distillery tour.The estate had more than 200 visitors to the property in January, and according to tour manager Mosi 'Pepe' Grant, the site's...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It infuriates me when an adult male, raised by a woman, is solely reliant on others for his feeding and care. Again, cooking and washing skills did not come encoded in the female DNA unless there is new research to which I haven't been privy. As...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Jewish community in Jamaica says that it is prepared to join in the fight against crime by bringing youth closer to God through the introduction of its doctrine to schools across the country.Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, co-director of Chabad of Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

As the success of the historic Hampden Estate's Rum Fire distillery tour continues, young people from both Trelawny and St James are being attracted to the facility, which they see as a source of employment and other opportunities.Yanique Dunbar, a...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The New York chapter of the Rusea's Old Students Association (ROSA) recently donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the 240-year-old Rusea's High School in Lucea, Hanover.The presentation of the equipment took place at Campus I at...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:10 AM

Jacomeno Barrett,footballer,Prosper Road:"I would like to see more youth development programmes, so that the youngsters can have more positive things to do."Tracy-ann...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

It would appear that the spate of murders over the past year in Hanover is causing many Hanoverians living overseas to shy away from visiting the parish as is customary during the holiday periods.According to originator of the Steve 'Shorty' Malcolm...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Had you ever noticed that almost any man you encounter in Jamaican society has a strong and well-defined voice? I don't mean vocal depth. I mean identification of who he is and why he is worthy of being here. Sadly, I don't often find this in our...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson

Stakeholders in Falmouth have expressed concern that wayward transport operators in Falmouth have been taking advantage of the fact that the Falmouth Transport Centre has not been gazetted to avoid using the facility and instead use the streets of...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The breakdown of community structures such as youth clubs, citizens' associations, and other community-based social organisations, and the absence of community centres is among the root causes of the mushrooming social problems in the parish, some...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

President of the Hanover Parish Development Committee (HPDC) Cleveland Wright says that community structures have broken down in the parish because there are few if any Hanoverians in leadership positions in any of the key government departments and...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:17 AMMark Titus

Fish-farming company Algix Jamaica is leading a resurgence of aquaculture in Jamaica and is exploring a plan to get most of the more than 2,000 acres of deserted fish ponds in Jamaica back in operation to expand its production capacity as it...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:16 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Focus looks back at some comments made by major stakeholders in the agriculture and environment sectors regarding Jamaica's fisheries subsector over the years:"When we talk about the fishing industry, let's not forget that this is a vast and...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A total of 15 recording artistes from Lucea and other areas throughout Hanover have come together to use their craft and influence to call for peace in the parish, which has been plagued by murders over the last few months.The effort, which is being...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The kidneys are major organs of the body, and their function affects all the other organs. Kidney failure can, therefore, be very detrimental to the entire body. Its impact is even greater than most persons understand.The kidneys are like the...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Glendevon Primary and Junior High School in Hendon, St James, is celebrating four decades of existence this year, having opened its doors to the community of Hendon backin 1977.Minister of Education Ruel Reid has lauded the school as having...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 11:16 PM

The impact of wide-scale theft in the aquaculture industry has been as devastating to fish farmers as with the entire agriculture sector, forcing several overseas and local investors out of business and leaving hundreds out of work in the process.It...

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