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Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has challenged Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) to exercise its mandate of upholding the rights of citizens under the states of emergency (SOEs) across the island after the human rights lobby raised concerns...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: LOCAL GOVERNMENT Minister Desmond McKenzie has issued a warning that his ministry will be dealing harshly with employees of infirmaries who abuse or take advantage of the residents under their care, and that there will be no...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RUSHAWN PATTERSON and Rohan Rose, the two men facing charges in connection with the murder of 35-year-old social media personality Aneka ‘Slickianna’ Townsend, have had their bail hearings scheduled. The men were given the dates by...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: GABRIELA MORRIS, president of the People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) and the youngest member of Jamaica’s Senate, has big plans for the development of St James Central following her appointment as...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Ahead of Tuesday’s anticipated deliberation of a resolution to extend the current states of emergency (SOEs) in sections of the island, Opposition Leader Mark Golding has accused the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) of over-relying...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: BRITISH HIGH Commissioner Judith Slater says that in order for Jamaica to develop sustainable cities, it must prioritise training its population in the application of information technology in various sectors. Slater made the...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AMOI LEON Issa, the mother of nine-year-old Gabriel King, has been instructed by the St James Parish Court to give the police access to her cellular phone to aid the investigation into her son’s January 13 murder by November 24....

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Detective Sergeant Sheldon Dobson, the policeman whose infant daughter died after being locked in his car at the Black River Police Station in January, will undergo a committal hearing on January 24, 2023, to determine whether he...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MILTON MILES, a former People’s National Party (PNP) councillor for the Savanna-la-Mar division in Westmoreland, has officially joined the ranks of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Miles, 68, who had served the division from...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is calling for Jamaica’s leaders to come together and create a long-term solution to deal with the nation’s crime monster, even as it welcomes the state of public emergency (...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The National Water Commission [NWC] has rejected claims by Anthony Murray, councillor for the Rose Hall division in the St James Municipal Corporation [StJMC], that residents of Rhyne Park and surrounding communities often go...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The legal battle between the police and Amoi Leon Issa, the mother of nine-year-old Gabriel King, over access to her phone as they probe the child’s January 13 murder escalated into a heated exchange over Issa’s privacy rights in...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:58 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Western Parks and Markets Waste Management Limited (WPM) is anticipating that it will receive at least 10 out of 50 new garbage trucks, which are to arrive in the island shortly to boost its capacity to collect waste in the western...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:57 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With mounting concerns about inadequate garbage collection and rat infestation across the island, Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors President Michael Myles says the health crisis demands urgent attention. Myles said...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE MONTEGO Bay-based Baywest Wellness Clinics and Hospital recently made it easier for the four major hospitals in the western end of the island to provide good-quality care for pregnant women, by giving each of the hospitals a...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There are further appeals for Jamaicans in the western end of the island to support the ongoing 14-day amnesty under which holders of illegal firearms can hand over the weapons without penalty. The amnesty began on November 5 and...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH 101 outstanding elective surgeries having been done out of an anticipated 2,000 to clear a backlog of cases under the Ministry of Health’s Code Care Programme, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is anticipating that up to...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is appealing to get early screening for kidney disease in order to reduce their chances of suffering renal failure later on, especially with an estimated 900 persons needing...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Members of Westmoreland’s special-needs community and their caregivers have been empowered to prevent fire-related disasters, following the Westmoreland Fire Department’s fire safety simulation exercise in the Llandilo community on...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:15 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ALTHOUGH BREAST Cancer Awareness Month has passed, the Trelawny-based Heart and Soul Cancer Foundation is still campaigning to provide the Falmouth Public General Hospital with a mammography machine to help in screening for the...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DR PATRICK Prendergast, campus director of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Western Jamaica campus, says inconsistent execution of development plans has stymied the optimal growth of the western city over the years....

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE CASE against Oral Johnson, the businessman who was arrested in April this year after he was reportedly held with over 19 pounds of cocaine in Coral Gardens, St James, has been put off until December 13, due to an outstanding...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Senior librarian at the St James Parish Library, Marilee Moodie, has welcomed the support of the many students and schools which participated in its annual Food, Flavour, and Festivities event on Thursday, October 27, as part of...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the island expected to experience increased rainfall as Tropical Storm Lisa passes south of Jamaica between Monday night and Tuesday morning, the National Works Agency (NWA) says its western contractors are on standby to...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SEVERAL PARENTS got a serious scare on Friday morning when they received news that nine students and one teacher at the John Rollins Success Primary School in Barrett Town, St James were experiencing episodes of fainting and...

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