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Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 12:10 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: NATIONAL SENIOR men’s football team head coach, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, said the team lacked presence in the opponents’ penalty box to put away the many missed chances that ultimately led to their exit from the CONCACAF Gold Cup...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:50 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The partnership between the Janet Richards Foundation (JRF) and Courts Jamaica continues to impact the lives of children in western Jamaica as last week’s donations of educational equipment were made to the children ward at the...

Published:Monday | July 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Harriet Hall Foundation (HHF), a non-profit organisation out of Montego Bay, is expanding its scholarship programme to a third all-girls school, despite the challenges faced by the pandemic in the past year. The scholarship...

Published:Monday | June 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While the recently retired Veronica Campbell-Brown is regarded as one of the greatest female sprinters of all time, many believe that enough has not been done to preserve her legacy, especially in her native parish of Trelawny. VCB...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:05 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Cricket stakeholders say they have no issues with the Trelawny Stadium being used to host entertainment events. Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced on Tuesday that the entertainment industry will be allowed to reopen on July 1...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s Rallycross standout Fraser McConnell and iconic race car driver Doug Gore have both urged the Government to release the brakes on the local motor racing industry, which is yet to receive approval for resumption, after...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:32 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) dominated the County of Cornwall Athletics Association Western Championships, taking the Boys and Girls titles at the STETHS Sports Complex in Santa Cruz, yesterday. Euvia Bennett set...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:25 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Track and field action returns to the west today with the staging of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association Western Championships at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) in Santa Cruz. Only a handful of schools are expected to turn out...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:13 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Stephen Smith, president of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association, said Western Champs is still on the cards despite the cancellation of last weekend’s second Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association trial meet in the...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:20 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: County of Cornwall Athletic Association (COCAA) President Stephen Smith is optimistic about staging the Western Championships despite the recent rise in COVID-19 cases islandwide. Smith said that while COCAA has not decided on a...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2021 | 12:20 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Female farmers yesterday dominated the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Family Backyard Garden Challenge in the western region, staking their claim in a male-dominated sector as they walked away with the four top parish prizes. Shaneka Wallace-...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:18 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

The continued absence of the track at the Montego Bay Sports Complex coupled with the displacement caused by the coronavirus pandemic have left several track and field coaches on the western end of the island fearing for the future of the sport in...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:18 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE EFFORT to raise US$75,000 (J$11 million) to get nine-year-old Jaheel Henry to Cuba to receive treatment for his aplastic anaemia and possible bone marrow transplant is almost complete as the Noah’s Ark Children’s Home (NACH) in...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:26 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

The 2021 staging of the Milo Western Relays has been cancelled due to logistical challenges and the continued threat of the coronavirus disease, according to meet director, Ray Harvey. This is the first time since its inception in 1978 that the...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The tears of sorrow that flowed two months ago when fire razed their home, killing five-year-old DeAndre ‘Jaydon’ Peterkin, were replaced with tears of joy on Wednesday when a St James family was given the keys to their newly...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:24 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Health Department has confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation into reports of a salmonella outbreak last month at the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa in Lucea, Hanover. A New York Post report this week...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:13 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, philanthropist Janet Richards, through her foundation, has managed to host another series of Christmas treats for children at homes and health facilities in St James. In...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the local entertainment industry is still making its mark globally, with films such as Sweet Rind striking it big on the international stage. A local production, it recently picked up...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:20 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite an assurance from the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to address their concerns within a month, residents of the Green Pond Grove housing scheme in St James are wary of those promises. The residents went public last month...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:05 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Rosalee Gage-Grey, chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), says the Transitional Living Programme (TLP) for former wards of the state will continue, despite the formal programme with...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:11 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Stung by the public criticisms of disgruntled homeowners accusing the state agency of short-changing them, Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Chairman Norman Brown said residents of Green Pond Grove in St James will have the defects in...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:10 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Last week, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency announced that this is a historic year for them after a record number of wards became eligible for universities. And top of the lot is star performer Ainsley Rodhen, who...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:08 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is celebrating a record number of wards of the state qualifying to matriculate into universities, buoyed by outstanding performances in the Caribbean Examinations Council-...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:10 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Five years ago, the White family faced criticism when they took a leap of faith in sending their son, Alrick, to Harrison Memorial High School, instead of the traditional high school he had passed the Grade Six Achievement Test (...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:11 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite being faced with the coronavirus pandemic, the 11th staging of the Kiwanis Club of Providence – Montego Bay 5K/10K Walk/Run/Bike for cancer support goes virtual with the inclusion of para-athletes and bikers. Registration...

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