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Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The infirmary in Falmouth, Trelawny, is set to be spruced on Labour Day. Speaking with The Gleaner, Mayor of Falmouth C Junior Gager said that “the infirmary is set to receive special attention as the municipality’s Labour Day...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Duncans All-Age School in Trelawny has been plunged into mourning after acting Principal Ann Marie Johnson Lindo collapsed and died about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Johnson Lindo, whose substantive post is vice-principal but...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PAUL PATMORE from Lowe River in south Trelawny has set out to turn the negatives of the world in positives for Jamaicans. The one-term councillor for the Lowe River Division plans to establish a multimillion-dollar investment in the...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE MAYOR of Falmouth, Colin Gager, has warned that the Trelawny Municipal Corporation will be taking steps to prevent persons from placing building material along the roadway, as it moves to preserve the surface of roads. Gager...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican Police Federation Chairman Corporal Rohan James has urged his colleagues not be disheartened in carrying out their sworn duties to pursue criminals – “whether they are in Parliament or otherwise” – even as he labelled the...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Cancer survivor Sonia Morris three years ago established a Heart and Soul Cancer Foundation. Since the inception, along with co-founder Errol Richards, the foundation has set to raise funds to purchase equipment to improve the quality of health...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MINISTER OF Justice Delroy Chuck has informed The Gleaner that a bill to amend the Bail Act is to be tabled in Parliament shortly. “The commissioner (police) is concerned about people on bail who are accused of perpetuating crimes....

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE CHAOTIC scenes of pedestrians walking in and out of traffic on Duke Street in Falmouth, Trelawny, is set to become a thing of the past shortly, as the municipality is set to spend $9 million to refurbish the old parking area on...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: OFFICERS EMPLOYED to port security at Sangster International Airport and Montego Bay Freeport are accusing the management of running the organisation in a manner akin to slavery. “Working conditions are the worst since I have been...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: VENDORS OPERATING in the $300-million market on Market Street in Falmouth are engaged in a daily rat race, fuelled by a lack of garbage collection for three weeks, which has created a breeding ground and dining area for the rodents...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AMID THE recent spate of stabbing incidents at schools, there are mixed views among educators that permission should be granted for teachers to arm themselves while carrying out their duties on school premises. Among those who...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The $200-million, 35-bedroom field hospital on the Falmouth Hospital compound is complete and doctors have welcomed the addition to enhance patient-care services. Chairman of the hospital, Ken Grant, divulged the information...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Celeste Brown-Duggan has been a nervous wreck since the body of her 26-year-old granddaughter, Juzelle Marie Campbell, was discovered in Daniel Town, Trelawny, on Wednesday. Although Campbell had left home for Falmouth on Monday and did not return...

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HEAD OF the Trelawny Police Division, Superintendent Carlos Russell, has warned that any student who is found in possession of a weapon will be arrested and charged. Russell, while addressing a specially arranged devotion at William...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Guard rings are so popular and revered among some students that a schoolboy fought off a William Knibb High teacher who tried to confiscate the contraband. On Monday, 16-year-old William Knibb student, Camal Hall, succumbed to stab...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: INSPIRED TO ‘give back’ to their community, a group of persons from Jackson Town, Trelawny, have joined hands to enhance structures within the place of their roots. A welcome sign in the middle of Hampshire Lane, valued at $500,000...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DARK CLOUDS are hovering over the businesses of egg farmers in Jamaica. And given a huge and continuous spike in costs in production inputs like feed, it has been predicted that small-scale interests with 1,000 or fewer could...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

TWENTY MILION dollars of digital equipment went up in flames in the Harvest Army International on Cornwall Street in Falmouth, Trelawny. The fire, which destroyed the old board structure, started around 3:00 a.m. The church started in 1993 with...

Published:Monday | March 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: VIOLET MOSS BROWN, who for 154 days in 2017 was the oldest living person in the world, had her memory immortalised with the unveiling of a bust in Duanvale, Trelawny, on the anniversary of her birthday, March 10. The $3-million...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2022 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TRELAWNY’S COHORT of 240 justices of the peace (JPs) is set to be increased in the first quarter of 2022. Custos Hugh Gentles, installed in February 2021, informed The Gleaner that greater demand for services has led to this...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: CHIEF JUSTICE Bryan Sykes said that the justice system should be up for review, citing jury trial as a main point of concern during an interview with The Gleaner. “The issue for me is an efficient justice system. All our processes...

Published:Friday | February 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hospitals throughout Jamaica will soon have to become digitised in their delivery of healthcare services, especially in their radiology department. Orville Anderson, manager, medical imaging at Falmouth Hospital, informed The...

Published:Monday | February 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Agricultural Society (JAS) is looking to transform its operations so that the farmers’ lobby and its members can derive even more earnings and benefits at the Hague Agricultural Show, which has not been held since the onset of the...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DESPITE more than $200 million being earmarked to fix the three miles of road between Wakefield and Deeside in Trelawny, residents will have to wait at least another two months for work to begin. Last September, Minister Without...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TRIGGERED BY a decision to replace candidate Wesley ‘Bob’ Nelson for the upcoming local government elections, tension is mounting in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) camp in the Martha Brae division of the Trelawny municipality....

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