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Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:02 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The new $200-million field hospital, which was opened on the grounds of the Falmouth hospital in Trelawny in March, has been close temporarily to carry out repairs on minor defects that have been found. “There are some minor defects...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Four years after the economy of Clark’s Town, Trelawny, went into a troublesome tailspin when the Long Pond Factory, which was the lifeblood of the community, ceased operation, the community is poised for a rebound, thanks to some 3...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Retired chaplain of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (Area One), Reverend Courtney Walters, is calling for the revolutionising of the teaching of mathematics in primary schools, so that children will have the right foundation when...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite being a relatively peaceful parish, murders rank high on the list of 80 cases down to be tried in the Easter session of the Trelawny Circuit Court, which had its ceremonial opening in Duncans on Monday, minus the traditional...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The desire of some justices of the peace (JPs) in Trelawny to have two separate bodies, the Lay Magistrates’ Association and the Justice of the Peace Association, is garnering mixed views, albeit the majority of the 240 membership...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Trelawny branch of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), which lost its only fire truck to an out-of-control fire more than a week ago, now has a replacement, thanks to the honouring of a commitment that was given by Emeleo Ebanks,...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:15 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A Trelawny landowner is planning to seek a court order to get several persons who claimed to have forked out huge sums for parcels of his property in Scarlett Hall in the parish to vacate the lands. Gordon Brown, who has...

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Newly installed custos of Trelawny, Hugh Gentles, has pledged to recruit 60 new justices of the peace (JP) by year end. “Completed forms have been submitted to the police for investigations to commence. It is part of the process for...

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The perennial nightmare faced by motorists hunting parking space in the vicinity of Water Square in Falmouth could become a thing of the past if plans by municipal officials get off the ground. Speaking at the recent monthly meeting...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:11 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The controversy which dogged the latter stages of the life of the world’s former oldest woman, Violet Moss-Brown, appears to be following her in death, as residents of her Duanvale community in Trelawny are convinced that they are...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:11 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tears streamed down the cheeks of Dr Pauline Foster, councillor for Ulster Spring division, as she on Thursday delivered an emotional condemnation of gender-based violence, a scourge that has led to the deaths of several women and...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: When the company sent off its first shipment of cannabidiol (CBD) to Delaware in the United States in December 2020, owners of the Trelawny-based Organic Growth Holdings (OGH) were bubbling with optimism. However, that momentum has...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:22 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Clark’s Town zone of the Trelawny Lay Magistrates Association has given more than 200 residents some much-needed care packages to help cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The effort, which was spearheaded by justices...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:19 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition Spokesperson on Land Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns is pushing back against plans by the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to construct 800 low-income houses on 148 acres of former sugar cane lands in Parnassus, Trelawny,...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:22 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Raft captains at the Martha Brae River in Trelawny are now facing an uncertain future because unlike in the past when issues such as low water levels had temporarily slowed down operations, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dried up...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Georgian town of Falmouth in Trelawny, which was declared a national monument in 1996, is set to benefit from $50 million in improvement works, thanks to the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). According to Dr Carey Wallace,...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While not taking pleasure in the misfortunes of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), which is now struggling to rebound from a noxious-fumes issue that surfaced in 2016, stakeholders at Falmouth Hospital are nonetheless delighted...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:13 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Falmouth Hospital’s capacity to treat patients with respiratory issues has been bolstered by the installation of two 22,200lb medical oxygen bulk tanks. The islandwide rise in admissions linked to COVID-19, a respiratory disease, has sparked a...

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the boon in construction along the Trelawny coastline, which has yielded nearly 2,000 additional hotel rooms and numerous job opportunities, is being celebrated, it is also decimating two of the endangered species of turtles...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Another two of the six persons implicated in the 2020 contract killing of Tamara Geddes, who was shot dead at her home in Reserve district, Trelawny, were sent to prison when the case against them concluded in the Home Circuit Court...

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 12:15 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With bamboo emerging as a viable alternative in making more eco-friendly straws in light of the ban on single-use plastics, local investors are steadily increasing their stake in bamboo production. Bamboo Bioproducts Limited (BBP),...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:14 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Albert Town zone of the Trelawny Lay Magistrates Association (TLMA) has set aside $100,000 to assist community development committees (CDC) in that parish to undertake development programmes aimed at improving the quality of...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 12:19 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Errol Greene, director of the Western Regional Health Authority, has expressed concern about the availability of medical gas in the western end of the island and the attendant cost. “We have heavy usage of medical gas in the region...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The need for additional bed space to handle coronavirus cases in western Jamaica should be alleviated somewhat today as the new $200-million field hospital/COVID-19 Ward on the grounds of the Falmouth...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:13 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Yesterday’s sentencing of 39-year-old Nadeen Geddes, the Trelawny woman who, along with her two daughters, pleaded guilty to participating in the murder of her sister by a hitman last year, was postponed because of the absence of...

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