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Stories by Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TEMPERS FLARED during last Thursday’s monthly meeting of the St James Municipal Corporation, as some councillors accused the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) of providing favourable garbage collection reports while...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jason Rose, the St James-based pastor who is charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl, and his wife Kehmi Rose and the girl’s mother, who are charged with perverting the course of justice, were offered bail in the combined sum of...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sylvester Anderson, coordinator of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Education and Entrepreneurship Grants Programme, wants councillors in the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) to direct potential applicants in their...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Douglas Orane, retired chairman and chief executive officer of GraceKennedy Limited, says young people need adequate preparation to function in the current global job environment, which is constantly advancing, lest they run the...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite efforts by the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) to get vendors and restaurant operators to properly dispose of their food waste, a recent overflow of sewage in downtown Montego Bay is being blamed on discarded waste,...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Pastor Jason Rose, the St James-based pastor charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl, along with his wife, Kehmi Rose, and the girl’s mother, began their applications for bail through their attorneys when they made their second...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Combined with her strong faith in God, Maxine Moulton-Drummond is using her 2015 experience as a breast cancer survivor to inspire and encourage others facing a similar dilemma, even as she is now undergoing fresh chemotherapy...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite facing major health challenges as she battles through several courses of treatment for breast cancer, 55-year-old Hope Johnson is facing her difficulties with a smile while seeking to be the poster girl for survival. The...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THERE ARE mixed views among high school principals in western Jamaica about the feasibility of face-to-face classes come mid-October, due to the low vaccination rate among students in the region and the current shortage of vaccines...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While some schools in western Jamaica are now relying less on printed educational material for their students, which was the case in the last school year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators are still reporting...

Published:Monday | October 4, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eleven needy students of the Irwin High School in St James were last week presented with much-needed computer tablets to facilitate online schooling, courtesy of a generous donation by the Rotary Club of Montego Bay. The donation of...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Attorney-at-law Michael Hemmings has dismissed suggestions that American social media personality Jayda Cheaves got special treatment in having her case swiftly handled by the court on Wednesday after being slapped with gun-related...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2021 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: American social media personality Jayda Cheaves and Gregory Wright, a member of her entourage, were fined $1.6 million after they pleaded guilty on gun-related charges in the Western Regional Gun Court in Montego Bay, St James,...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Delroy Fray, clinical coordinator for the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says the claim that some persons who die from other causes are being incorrectly labelled as COVID-19-related deaths is not true, and that to do...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Friday’s opening of the Michaelmas session of the St James Circuit Court was a sombre affair as heartfelt tributes were paid to three attorneys and a judge who have died within recent times after many years of service to the...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has lauded the recent elevation of Commodore Antonette Wemyss-Gorman to the position of chief of defence staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), saying that it a reflection of the...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ALTHOUGH DISCUSSIONS are ongoing concerning the relocation of several social patients from hospitals in western Jamaica, Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) chairman Eric Clarke believes that the best long-term solution is to...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Even after months of demonstrations and threats from residents of Friendship and surrounding communities in St James over poor road conditions, the National Works Agency (NWA) says there is still no definite timeline for a fix. This...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Health Department’s planned COVID-19 vaccination campaign for prisoners in the parish’s police lock-ups has been pushed back by a month to allow for completion of an ongoing education drive. Lennox Wallace, the parish...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St Elizabeth man and a St James woman who were arrested on September 8 after more than five kilogrammes of cocaine were allegedly found in their vehicle, were each offered bail in the sum of $500,000 with three sureties when they...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The three police officers facing multiple charges arising from the 2014 death of Mario Deane, who died subsequent to a brutal beating he suffered while in police custody, had the case against them rescheduled for a 10th time last...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Patsy Edwards-Henry, president of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ), is calling for a special award to be created to recognise and honour nurses who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in managing the COVID-19...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PATSY EDWARDS-HENRY, the president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), has said the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the long-standing structural deficiencies which have been plaguing the nation’s healthcare sector over...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While more than a year has elapsed since Jamaica’s education system was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of Jamaica’s teachers not being adequately compensated or equipped to properly conduct classes in the virtual...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Tanique Bailey-Small, the acting medical officer of health for St James, has estimated that less than a third of secondary school students targeted to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 jab in St James have received their first dose of...

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