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Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The case against three members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who are facing charges in relation to the 2014 beating death of Mario Deane, is slated to continue in the St James Parish Court on April 20 when a ruling is expected to...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Gloria Henry, president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), says that plans are in place to double the current employment rate of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, which currently employs...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Gregory Roberts and Mario Morrison, the two men charged with murder in relation to last year's killing of Green Pond High School student Shineka Gray, were ordered to stand trial in the St James Circuit Court on November 19 when they...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the myriad of challenges faced by the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that the Type A health facility continues to offer critical medical services that the...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:After almost two years of wrangling, it has now been decided that Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, two of three inmates charged in connection with the 2014 beating death of Mario Deane, are fit to stand trial, paving the way for the case...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Janel Ricketts, the community relations officer for the National Works Agency's (NWA) western region, is blaming the current geographical structure of Montego Bay for last Friday's flooding in sections of the western city.The latest...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Colonel Daniel Pryce, who is head of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in western Jamaica, said the rate of murder that made St James the nation's undisputed murder capital last year was so horrific that it could be compared to a civil...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's Governor General Sir Patrick Allen says lack of education among the nation's people is behind the growing social problems, including the rise in crime and violence, that is plaguing the nation.Giving the keynote address at...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Following in the wake of Sunday's attack in which relatives of an accident victim threw stones and bottles at a section of the Falmouth Hospital, in Trelawny, resulting in minor damage, the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA)...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Sergeant Derrick Henry and district constables Alwayne Eccleston and Onecko Brown, who are all facing manslaughter charges arising from the 2014 beating death of Kamoza Clarke, are now slated to reappear before the Trelawny Circuit...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The accident and emergency (A&E) department at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, which is now operating out of the Mt Salem Health Centre, is seeing significantly reduced numbers...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Former commanding officer for the St James police, acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Steve McGregor, who now leads the police's safety and security branch, says that 90 per cent of all murders committed in Jamaica since 2005...

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