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Stories by Albert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PRESIDENT OF the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), Patsey Edwards-Henry, says the group will be seeking to have more of its members recognised for their services nationally, including with the establishment of a Prime Minister’s...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WHILE THERE was no major report of flooding in western Jamaica, heavy and continuous rains forced the suspension of face-to-face classes at several schools in the region yesterday. For the first time since school reopened for the...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: STAKEHOLDERS IN Negril, Westmoreland, have thrown their support behind a call from Morland Wilson, member of parliament for Westmoreland Western, for the Negril Beach Park in the rustic resort town to be developed, similar to that...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: FLOYD GREEN, member of parliament (MP) for St Elizabeth South Western, is urging the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to accelerate the implementation of a modern irrigation system to support farmers in Flagaman and the wider...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RASTAFARIAN ELDER Ras Iyah V, who was one of the key advocates for the decriminalisation of ganja, says he is not optimistic that small ganja farmers will ever benefit from the emerging medicinal cannabis industry, unless...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DESPITE THE illicit activities of scammers raking in an estimated $300 million annually for the local economy via the notorious lottery scam, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang wants nothing to do with those involved in the...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said the the current Bail Act has allowed some 32 persons from Westmoreland, who are believed to be prime players in criminal activities, to be back on the streets, and fears that...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has revealed that the Government, in its quest to tackle organised transnational crimes, will be outfitting the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) with an integrated coastal surveillance radar...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is urging members of the security forces to shoot to kill when confronted by armed gunmen, noting that the country was spending too much to treat criminals at public-health facilities....

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Four students, who are studying modern languages at the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College (SSTC) in Montego Bay, St James, will be spending this semester in Spain at the Universidad de Jaén in Andalusia on a student exchange scholarship...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The students enrolled at Cornwall College in Montego Bay, St James, are poised to have an extra layer of mentorship as they are to benefit from a school-based programme initiated by the institution’s old boys’ association and other...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the low turnout of religious leaders for last Friday’s consultation on the crime situation in Westmoreland, Custos Rev Hartley Perrin still thinks the local clergy will play its role in forging greater partnerships to blunt...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Damion Tyrell, director of field operations and data collection at the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), is urging Jamaicans to participate in the 2022 Population and Housing Census, which is now on in earnest. The data...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is not pleased with the slow pace at which the Government is rolling out the JamaicaEye programme, which is expected to become one of the critical tools in the effort to blunt the...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has welcomed the steps being taken to enact the new Firearms Act, as he strongly believes this major crime-fighting tool will help to keep convicted killers in prison for...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A scholarship in the name of a much-revered teacher of mathematics at Cornwall College, in Montego Bay, the late Bevill St. Elmo De Bruin was launched by the school’s old boys’ association (CCOBA) on Monday as part of efforts to...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The educational landscape in Montego Bay now has one more high school, the Monsignor Gladstone Wilson College for Boys, which opened its doors to the first cohort of students on Monday, bringing the Roman Catholic Church outreach...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WHILE SOME community leaders have welcomed the empowerment that could come by way of Everald Warmington’s proposal for community stakeholders to liaise directly with him about issues involving roads under the purview of the...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: IT WAS not a happy first day for the staff and students at the Howard Cooke Primary School in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday, as they struggled to come to grips with the death of vice-principal Veronica Headley Jennings, who was...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Everald Warmington is urging the country’s parliamentarians to adopt the approach being taken by independent Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament (MP) George Wright to the management of their constituencies. Wright, who was...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In an apparent barb aimed at the Opposition, de facto Works Minister Everald Warmington says Westmoreland is no longer a forgotten parish since the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) took the reins of government in 2020. Warmington, who...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE PARENTS of two children from St James Southern who excelled academically in the last school year, will have one less back-to-school burden to face, as their children were presented with new laptops by Member of Parliament Homer...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While some retired teachers are willing to return to the classroom to fill the void created by migrating educators, others have decided to ignore the call. According to Ceila Grant-Francis, president of the Jamaica Retired Teachers...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Senator Peter Bunting, leader of opposition business in the Senate, said many Jamaicans are being driven to seek out better opportunities overseas because of their unsatisfactory standard of living locally. Bunting noted that this...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Stakeholders in the deep-rural community of Catadupa, St James are now fully connected to the rest of the world, thanks to the Universal Service Fund (USF), which has created a Wi-Fi hotspot in their community, allowing them to...

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