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Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While praising the association’s presidential core system (the cycle from president-elect to immediate past president), the five aspirants for 2021-2022 Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) president-elect are offering differing...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Leighton Johnson, one of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) presidential hopefuls for 2021-2022, wants government to consider offering scholarships to teachers and their children in the instances in which they are not able to...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With more than 20 years of service to education under his belt, Leighton Johnson, the principal of Muschett High School in Trelawny, says he is inspired, wired, and ready to transform the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) if he is...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) presidential hopeful, Anthony Kennedy, a senior teacher at Kings Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland, says electing principals for the association’s top job has been a failing experiment....

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Glendon Harris, president of the St James branch of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), says that while greenhouse technology is important in the scheme of things, it is not the best option to improve the production of...

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James chapter of the Lay Magistrate Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) is calling on Delroy Chuck, minister of justice, to reconsider his decision to create the Justice of the Peace Association, replacing the LMAJ as the sole body...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The water woes of approximately 3,000 residents of communities surrounding Claremont and Moneague in South East St Ann are on the verge of coming to an end, thanks to a generous donation of four industrial water tanks from the...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE ILLEGAL occupation of dump sites in Westmoreland is proving to be quite a costly affair for the Western Parks and Market (WPM) Waste Management as in April alone, they had to fork out over J$2 million to clear the various sites...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A decision by Western Parks and Market (WPM) to slash the working hours of street sweepers by half, which translates to a 50 per cent salary cut, has not gone down well with some councillors at the Westmoreland Municipal Cooperation...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With more than 500 homicides nationally since the start of 2021, Garfield James, the newly appointed chairman of the Civic and Community Affairs Committee at the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC), says he wants to see the...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the nation awaits the findings of an investigation into the exposure of thousands of files on the JamCOVID web portal, Jamaicans have been cautioned that no government database is impenetrable.

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:18 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Ministry of National Security is to review legislation governing private security firms with a view to establishing the requisite operational standards by which they can operate effectively. Senator Matthew Samuda, minister...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the Government making the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab available, 10 per cent of the prison population has so far taken the shot. The disclosure was made Thursday by Senator Matthew Samuda,...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:18 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Senator Matthew Samuda says the Government’s ambitious drive to bring unregulated security companies in line with established operating policies and guidelines has been hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has hit the...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Days before the resumption of face-to-face school on the back end of a second coronavirus wave, operators of the state-run bus company have warned that it would not be feasible to allocate any of its fleet solely for the...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Family therapist Dr Beverley Scott and medical practitioner Dr Delroy Fray, two of the foremost medical personalities in western Jamaica, are of the view that while the problematic characteristics of the perpetrators of domestic...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Anthony Ricardo Bailey, the 34-year-old Trelawny butcher who allegedly launched a near-fatal knife attack on his former girlfriend Stephina Ralston, was remanded when he appeared in the Trelawny Parish Court on Monday. Bailey, who...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Anthony Ricardo Bailey, the Trelawny butcher who was being sought by the police after he allegedly launched a brutal knife attack on 23-year-old Stephina Ralston, who was left barely hanging on to life, is now in the custody of the...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With Westmoreland experiencing yet another upsurge in murders and shootings, Superintendent Robert Gordon, the police commander for the parish, says the police are in need of an extra eye, in the JamaicaEye programme, to beef up...

Published:Monday | April 26, 2021 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) President Moses Chybar strongly believes that gangsters, coupled with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, are hurting the parish’s economy. “We believe that this wave of crime in...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Moreland Wilson, the member of parliament for the Westmoreland Western constituency, says the colonial ghost of the sugar cane industry has forced a large portion of his constituents into renting, leasing, and squatting on state-...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU Members of the Jamaican Bar Association believe that legal provisions already exist for criminal matters to be placed before the courts without the cooperation of the complainant. “An assault is an offence against the State and...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As Stephina Ralston returned to her home in Warsop, Trelawny, on Tuesday, she was paralysed with fear that the man who had butchered her within an inch of her life was still lurking around. The 23-year-old, who survived several...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland Custos Reverend Hartley Perrin has called for the deployment of a heavy concentration of the security forces to stem the rise in violent crime in the parish. Police statistics indicate that the Westmoreland Police...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:36 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) has thrown its supports behind a resolution moved by Councillor Sydney Rose of the Treadways division in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, seeking to force the country’s utility...

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