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Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Despite the emergence of the business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector as a major money-earner, tourism, which encompasses thousands of hotel rooms, lush green golf courses, and beautiful beaches, remains Montego Bay's premier calling card....

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Do you believe the authorities are putting enough effort into keeping the beaches in Montego Bay clean and presentable?Sandra Munroe-Clarke, businesswoman"I really don't think so, there are no garbage receptacles on our beaches and people, including...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM

These days, mosquitos are probably 'public enemy number 1'! There are several diseases spread by them that have become globally significant, including the Zika virus, an outbreak of which is being experienced in Jamaica. Yellow fever is now coming...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

For the fifth consecutive year, the Errol Rattray Evangelistic Association (EREA) has partnered with the United States-based Ja Mobility Volunteer Group to provide wheelchairs for immobile Jamaicans with a grand total of 1,100 wheelchairs.Last...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Jamaica, which is currently struggling to come to grips with a spate of ongoing lawlessness, has got the bulk of the 100 district constables who were recently inducted into the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Following six weeks of training...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Bruce Barrett, the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) reliability unit manager in Hanover says the organisation is taking steps to curtail the frequent poweroutages being experienced by severalcommunities in the parish.Speaking at the recent...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:51 AMAdrian Frater

When Reggae Sumfest had its inaugural staging in 1993, it was basically a rescue act by a group of Montego...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:01 AMChristopher Thomas

 Six students of the Salt Spring Primary School  in Montego Bay, St. James, were recently presented with monetary bursaries for books and uniforms, thanks to the generosity of Maurice Rushton, a past student,  who has been giving...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM

While primarily a reggae festival, Reggae Sumfest has had a long history of showcasing the megastars of other genres. In fact, fans still argue that the greatest performance in the annals of the festival was given by a non-reggae act.The performance...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM

As a stellar summer attraction on the Montego Bay economic and entertainment landscape, Reggae Sumfest has been bestowed with many rich accolades since inception back in 1993. Here are some memorable quotes from persons who have been apart of the staging...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The capacity of the Ophthalmology Department at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay got a major boost last Friday when Rotary Club International presented the hospital with microscopic equipment valued at $10 million.The...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

After giving 41 years of service to a profession that had become a labour of love for her, Albertina Brown-Collymore has finally called time on her career as a teacher. And in a show of gratitude, the John Rollins Success Primary School recently had...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Well-known family counsellor Dr Beverly Scott, thinks the way to prevent the ongoing murderous carnage plaguing western Jamaica from spreading to the next generation is to take immediate steps to fix the behavioural disorders now affecting the...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Based on the assessment of some behavioural therapists, medical disorder could be at the heart of some of the vicious murders that have transformed sections of western Jamaica, especially Montego Bay, into a virtual killing field.In looking back at...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Over the years, various commanding officers, who have been assigned to the St James Police Division, have made many damning comments about the culture of crime in the parish. Here are a few choice selections from The Gleaner's archive."Montego Bay...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The brain is the centre of control of the body. Any process that significantly impairs brain function may, therefore, have a devastating impact on the entire body. Having a stroke can have such an impact not only on the individual, but also on close...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:For the loyal fans of dancehall music, the Dancehall Night segment of Reggae Sumfest 2016 should be a blast as based on the classy line-up of stars, it is almost a given that the entertainment will be rich.In fact, had it not been for...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The local-based charity the Le Antonio's Foundation is calling on corporate Montego Bay to assist in the provision of educational opportunities for inner-city youngsters as a part of the overall initiative to help stem crime in the tourist capital....

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:06 AM

Businessman Ryan Morrison, the president of the Negril Entertainment Association (NEA), is renewing his call for the construction of a sidewalk along the West End Road in the resort town as according to him, the current roadway has become...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Inflammation seems to play a major role in illnesses, either as a cause of the illness or its complications or both. It is, therefore, of critical importance that we know how to reduce it. There are many sources of inflammation, so knowing them is...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The Royale Medical Hospital, Clinic and Imaging Centre in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, celebrated its 20th anniversary in fine style last Thursday night with an awards dinner to honour its longest-serving employees.Dr Evan Nepaul, founder of the...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM

While best known as western Jamaica's premier health-care facility, the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) has been in the news for a variety of issues. Here are some quotes from The Gleaner's archives on issues that have impacted the hospital:"We...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM

If there is one institution in western Jamaica that can vouch for the importance of charitable organisations, it is the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), which has been the beneficiary of much-needed cash, kind and hands-on assistance from numerous...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Having lost an important revenue stream when the no-user-fee policy was introduced in 2008, the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), western Jamaica's premier health-care facility, has become an institution heavily dependent on...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

With a new man at the helm in the innovative DownSound Record (DSR), CEO Joe Bogdanovich, Reggae Sumfest 2016, which is celebrating 25 years as Jamaica's premier music festival, is poise to unfold on July 17 with a brand-new flavour.Among the...

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