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Published:Saturday | September 4, 2021 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland, which has emerged as the epicentre for the COVID-19 pandemic in western Jamaica, was on Friday shaken by the death of a second colleague in less than a week. Already mourning Tuesday’s...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2021 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

Former vaccine hesitant Vivia Kerr and her two daughters – Nadia and Natania – were among those who queued up yesterday, eager to get their first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in preparation for face-to-face classes when the new...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 11:59 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

Andrew Wynter, chief executive officer of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), says international travellers will soon be able to live and work in Jamaica under a temporary residency programme. He said the...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 6:20 PMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

Daniel Lawrence, the Jamaica Labour Party's candidate for Westmoreland Eastern in September 3 general election, has picked up 18 votes from 63 rejected ballots counted on day two of the magisterial recount at the Westmoreland Parish Court...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 4:16 PMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Robert Montaque  has expressed confidence that the constituency of Westmoreland Eastern will be won by the JLP at the end of the magisterial recount still underway in the...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:57 PMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

Daniel Lawrence, the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) challenger for the Westmoreland Eastern constituency in the September 3 general election, has picked up six crucial votes in the magisterial recount still underway at the Westmoreland Parish...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 10:24 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

A magisterial recount of ballots cast in the September 3 general elections in the Westmoreland Eastern constituency continues today.  The recount was filed by attorneys for the Jamaica Labour Party's contender, Daniel Lawrence,...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 11:53 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr. Andre Haughton, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St. James West Central, said based on the voting trend, things are looking good for him and team PNP today. More than 28,000 qualified electors are...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 8:18 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:  Senior citizens were among the first set of persons to cast their ballots this morning at the Mount Salem Primary and Infant School in the battleground constituency of St James West Central. They formed part of the long...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition legislators Lisa Hanna and Phillip Paulwell have done nothing wrong, People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips said on Sunday, as he dismissed allegations in Office of the...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:
Public-school teachers are demanding reimbursement for hikes in their electricity bills and Internet costs related to hours-long online classes after schools were shuttered three days after the outbreak of COVID-19 in Jamaica on March 10...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Kala Fleming, chief executive officer at Diaspora AI, says technology and digital transformation have less impact when it ignores large segments of society such as blue-collar workers. A blue-collar worker is a class of person...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Gary Allen, chief executive officer (CEO) of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, says that tourism is one of the things currently going right with Jamaica and, as such, the media communications group is delighted to help in the...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 5:46 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Five years after the shift system was abolished, administrators at the Anchovy High School in St James are still struggling for adequate classroom space to accommodate the more than 2,000 students at its two campuses. According to...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Declaring that Jamaica is not a banana republic, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has said that allegations against booted Minister of Education Ruel Reid will be handled appropriately, and that her office will...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

Omar Robinson, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), says guests vacationing across the resort cities and towns are being severely disturbed by noise pollution from late-night entertainment events. Robinson raised the...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:24 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland municipal officials are scrambling to procure Crown land and forge public-private partnerships in a bid to mitigate the depletion of publicly owned burial space that is projected to run out in 24 months. The cemetery...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that greater focus will have to be placed on the environment when Jamaica’s hospitality room stock reaches 50,000 within the next decade. He made the declaration while delivering the keynote...

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