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Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:32 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The resort town of Falmouth in Trelawny is poised to benefit from a $32-million project aimed at giving a much-needed facelift to the seaside town, which has become a popular cruise-shipping destination. The announcement was made by...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Outspoken Pastor Reverend Devere Nugent, who leads the congregation at the William Knibb Circuit of Baptist Churches in Trelawny, is taking issue with the newly opened J$16.5-million drop-in centre in...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Trelawny Infirmary has reportedly poured cold water on a suggestion that it should accept a mentally ill man who has been in custody without trial for 16 years. The man, Morris ‘Rassimong’ Small, who is believed to be in his 70s...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:14 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) is challenging the decision by the Government to disburse monthly benefits to all National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pensioners through commercial banks. The Reverend Karl Johnson, who has been the JBU’...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:29 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Small farmers in Trelawny are now taking charge of the lands that were formerly a part of the Long Pond sugar belt through a deal between SCJ Holdings Limited and the All-Island Cane Farmers’ Association (AICFA), which were tasked...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While not revelling in the misadventure that has befallen the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, which is struggling to rebound from a debilitating noxious-fumes crisis, the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, which has taken on...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: It would appear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken away the livelihood of the over 80 rafts captains who operate at the Martha Brae River in Trelawny, but during their layoff, some rafts have either been washed away or...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The new $700-million artisan village in Falmouth, Trelawny, which is poised to serve as a marquee tourist attraction in the resort town, is all but ready and Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is hinting that it will be opened soon....

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents in Trelawny got an opportunity to utilise the services of the Ministry of Justice’s Mobile Justice Unit last Friday when it made a stop at the Trelawny Justice Centre at Rock, near Falmouth, offering a range of services....

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Farmers Trelawny who have been suffering at the hands of thieves are poised to get a reprieve, thanks to the launch of Trelawny police’s praedial larceny unit at the Falmouth Police Station. According to Courtney Taylor, the Rural...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) president, Norva Rodney, is calling on the nation to unite in rejecting the temptation of indifference and, instead, seek to create a culture of law, order, and civility. Speaking against the...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Outspoken president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Owen Speid and principal, Keven Jones, are embroiled in a war of wills, with the school administrator accused of union-busting. Speid claims that the teachers’ union has...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:15 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Trelawny police received a boost to their crime-fighting efforts last week when nine spanking new vehicles, valued at approximately $51.8 million, were added to their fleet. Trelawny’s Custos Paul Muschette could not hide his...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAMAICA AGRICULTURAL Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton has said the Government has come good for the agricultural sector, having set aside J$1 billion in the 2020-2021 Budget to keep the sector afloat amid the onset of COVID-...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: VICTOR WRIGHT, the member of parliament for Trelawny North, is pouring scorn on yesterday’s Trelawny Farmers’ Market, which took place at the Hague Showground in the parish, describing it as a farce. Wright, whose relationship with...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that like the 1,044 Jamaican crew members who returned to the island this week via the Adventure of the Seas, there are nine other cruise ships on the high seas with nationals...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After weeks of voyaging on the high seas as high-level negotiations dragged on between the Government of Jamaica and their employers, the more than 1,000 Jamaican cruise ship workers who sailed into the Falmouth...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Having regularly travelled the world to witness the exploits of her son as he broke world records and pocket gold medals during the era in which he dominated global athletics, Jennifer Bolt, the mother of track legend Usain Bolt, is accustomed to...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Thanks to the input of the Friends of Falmouth Hospital, the medical facility has acquired a $14-million Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), which will bring the radiology department in line with what is required at this...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Some displaced Iberostar employees in Rose Hall, St James, are angry with their employer, charging that they have been unable to benefit from the Government’s COVID-19 relief programme because of the hotel’s failure to pay over...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As they have been doing for more than five decades, the community group Friends of Falmouth Hospital (FFH), in Trelawny, has rushed to the assistance of the medical facility in a bold bid to help it ride out the...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Wakefield Primary in Trelawny, which came in for much praise by agriculture ministry officials in March for its excellent school garden, has fallen prey to thieves, who raided their farm. The institution, which was integral to the...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: LIKE MANY other persons who are servicing the local tourism sector, Trelawny-based egg farmer Mark Campbell is now facing an uncertain future as, with the local hotels closed, his business is taking a financial battering; but...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE PROPOSAL by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to use School-Based Assessment (SBA) and multiple-choice examination, possibly to be administered online, as its 2020 examination has not found favour with the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With restrictions on gatherings forcing many churches to restrict the number of persons attending services in person to 10, many have been moving worship sessions online to reach out to congregants. With this being Easter – the most...

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