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Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 2:02 PMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

A Westmoreland man died this afternoon when his motorbike slammed into a RUBiS petrol truck near Torrington in the parish at approximately 12:30 p.m.   Eyewitnesses say the unidentified man was in the process of overtaking a line of traffic...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 12:24 PMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

Already talk in the Westmoreland Central constituency is that a change is coming and should be confirmed at the close of polls.   Should that happen, it would mean that Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate George Wright would have defeated the...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 10:57 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

It was a most unusual entrance to the polling station at the Savanna-la-mar High School in Westmoreland Central for the incumbent Dwayne Vaz of the People's National Party (PNP).   Gone were the vuvuzelas. There were also no shouting, no...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 8:52 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

Second time Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) voter Okeera Bugridge, 23, is confident a wind of change is blowing over Westmoreland Central. He said when the votes are counted, his party's candidate, George Wright, will register a "handsome...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

Government appointees to nationally important positions must be subjected to questions about integrity by a committee of Parliament before they are confirmed in the post, in order to kick-start the process of detachment from corrupt practices. That...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

The St George’s Anglican Church, which falls under the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, celebrates 189 years since it was formally consecrated for service on August 12, 1830. Located at 83 East Street in downtown Kingston, St George’s...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

The woman who has been identified as a household helper for Ruel Reid, the discarded education minister at the epicentre of a wide-ranging criminal investigation, has claimed she was naively enmeshed in bank transactions involving millions of...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) may have to shell out millions of dollars for damage after the National Water Commission (NWC) filed compensation claims for repairs to damaged water mains on ongoing roadworks at the three Legacy...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Opposition has been hypocritical in its characterisation of his administration’s expenditure of the National Identification System (NIDS) project, work on which was halted by the Constitutional Court,...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

An aggrieved man is threatening to sue the Government and works contractors China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) after the remains of several of his relatives cannot be accounted for, following an exhumation to facilitate the widening of the...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

Five years ago, custos of Westmoreland, Canon Hartley Perrin, declared that the roads there were in such a deplorable state that flying above them in the dark of night, the parish would be easily identifiable because even the air was full of...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

The Opposition is ratcheting up pressure on the Government to provide answers to further allegations of misappropriation of public funds and nepotism at the Ministry of Education and associated agencies while Ruel Reid was minister. Pointed...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke - Gleaner Writer

The Integrity Commission’s failure to deliver a report to Parliament due more than two years ago on the sale of lands in Ocho Rios, St Ann, which belonged to the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), has prompted a call from Opposition Senator...

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