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Published:Monday | June 6, 2016 | 11:02 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:44 AMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater

        While not getting as much support as they need, the Rose Heights community has nonetheless benefited from the input of many good Samaritans. Here are some quotes from The Gleaner's archives of persons...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:11 AMOkoye Henry

Corinaldi Avenue Primary School in Montego Bay, St James, is beaming with excitement after being recently crowned the winner of the top three prizes in the 2016 World Plumbing Council International Poster Contest.The posters of Adrianna Allen and...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:01 AM

(Part One appeared in last Tuesday's edition of the Western Focus)Manners11. She RSVPs promptly, reads an invitation thoroughly and does not ask for exceptions. She always promptly sends a detailed 'thank you' note to anyone who has shown her...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Six years ago, Rose Heights in Montego Bay was in turmoil as marauding gunmen ran amok, slaughtering residents with impunity. In one brutal two-week span, more than a dozen persons were killed.Tired of burying the victims of violence, Pastor Knollis...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

On the morning of Sunday, April 11, 2010, the volatile Rose Heights community in Montego Bay, St. James, made a profound statement against lawlessness in a bold fight for peace and stability.The previous night, the fragile peace they had been...

Published:Monday | May 30, 2016 | 11:01 PMOkoye Henry

Harnessing technology and innovation to inspire positive changes took the spotlight when students from the Montego Bay Community College recently staged their 2016 Faculty of Business Conference at the Grandiosa Hotel in Montego Bay.However, it was...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Several needy families have found themselves in a better position to take care of their newborns after benefiting from a range of gifts that were on offer at last Sunday's Lullabye Blooming Baby Expo, which was staged in Montego Bay.The gifts were...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite having a little hearing difficulty and requiring a cane to walk around, at age 103, Pearline Reid of Content district in St James, still has a sharp memory and is only too willing to share words of wisdom with all and sundry....

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

If it is indeed true that there were flagrant flaunting of parish council regulations and wanton breach of building codes, the recent building collapse at the Royalton Hotel site in Negril was perhaps a disaster waiting to happen.Since the collapse...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

The recent collapse of a building at the Royalton Hotel site in Negril is just one of the many controversial issues that have dogged projects being constructed by foreigners in the resort town.The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) and the Negril...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:00 AM

(Part One of two parts)Acting like a lady is carrying yourself with dignity, which also empowers a man to be a gentleman.Many of us want a true gentleman, but I believe we hold the power to the way we are treated in our hands. It's the law of...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 12:02 AMPaul Clarke
Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Going to the bathroom to pass urine can be disruptive to daily activities and sometimes sleep. Urinating often also raises concerns about possible health problems, so most persons seek medical attention.Passing urine often can be due to excessive...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Members of the St James chapter of the Jamaica Midwives Association took to the streets of Montego Bay last Thursday for a kind gesture. They offered hands-on antenatal care to pregnant women as their contribution to the celebration of International...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

In an impressive show of gratitude, members of the St James arm of the 'I Believe Initiative' (IBI) said a reluctant goodbyes to one of its outstanding stalwarts, Ambassador David Lawrence, in a colourful ceremony at the Montego Bay Yacht Club last...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Since the downsizing of Hampden Sugar Estate, located on the St James-Trelawny border, the economic life in surrounding communities has changed from buoyant to burdensome.The estate, once a leading sugar producer, has been restructured by its new...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Despite its proximity to Montego Bay, the nation's tourism capital and epicentre of the business-process outsourcing (BPO) sector, residents of East Central St James have said the constituency is embedded in hopelessness and faces an uncertain...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Based on the limited opportunities in this constituency, if you could choose between continuing to live in East Central St James and moving out of the area, what would you do and why?...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Etiquette is one of the most often overlooked facets of successful business. A new generation of business owners and employees, from large corporations to small companies, seem to regard manners in the workplace as passÈ . Presenting themselves with...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The community of Maryland in Hanover now has its own community cybercafé , thanks to the recent opening of the much-needed facility at Maryland All-Age School.The facility was established with a $3.6-million grant from the Ministry of Technology's...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 11:10 PMAdrian Frater

In his first interview after Montego Bay United (MBU) FC snatched victory in the 2015-16 Red Stripe NPL finals, the team's coach, former national striker Paul 'Tegat' Davis, made an urgent plea to the youngsters of St James, which if heeded, could...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 11:02 PMAdrian Frater and Paul Clarke

When Seba United was rebranded Montego Bay United (MBU) Football Club after businessman Orville Powell acquired the franchise in 2011, one of his stated objective was to use the western city's global appeal as a premier tourism destination as a...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 11:01 PM

Given the club's recent success, do you think it was a good move when businessman Orville Powell rebranded Seba United as Montego Bay United FC four years ago? Dwayne Lawrence, football fan I believe it was a good move because, since then, they have...

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