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Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:15 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Artistes Romain Virgo, Agent Sasco and Ding Dong Ravers were at their generous best Wednesday night as in addition to churning out impressive performances at the annual Rainforest Seafoods and Music Festival in Montego Bay, they...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Battle-weary residents of Granville in St James made a profound statement against the resurgence of gun violence in their community by staging a prayer walk and combined church service aimed at telegraphing their determination to...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Manning’s School, which has been an iconic landmark in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, for close to 300 years, is currently attracting negative attention from some of its well-wishers, who are unhappy that the once-pristine entrance...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Armed with the knowledge that it was the need for housing, sparked by the proliferation of new tourism jobs that came to the fore in the 1960s, which gave birth to its city’s numerous informal communities, stakeholders in Montego...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:36 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The police’s Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) unit struck yesterday in Montego Bay, seizing counterfeit goods valued at several million dollars at the New Super 88 Store, located on Barnett Street in the St James parish...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Two men who have been on the radar of the St James police for violent crimes were shot and killed when they engaged a police-military team in a gunfight in Mud Valley in Retirement, near Granville, in St James. In what was described...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The marginal fall in murders in the Hanover Police Division has sparked optimism from commanding officer, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, that the gains of the state of emergency blanketing three western parishes will continue to...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: With six killings in the first 44 days of 2020, the parish of St James, which was dubbed Jamaica’s murder capital in 2017, has seen its homicide rate fall to a 20-year low. At the current rate, about 50 people will be killed at year...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Unlike previous years, the annual Montego Bay ‘Peace Concert’ – which has been added to this year’s Reggae Month calendar and will be staged at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex on Sunday, February 23 – will feature artistes...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: While cruise shipping in the geographical region surrounding China, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus, is being severely affected by contagion and death, it’s business as usual in Jamaica, albeit the...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:30 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Like at the two international airports, provisions are in place to guard against the deadly novel coronavirus entering Jamaica via the nation’s cruise ship piers, a senior shipping authority has said. Michael Belnavis, chairman of...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has hailed the St James Health Department for its role in the lowering of the Aedes index from nine per cent in December to seven per cent in January, which he believes is a crucial improvement in the...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Renowned vocal trio the Mighty Diamonds continued their 50th anniversary in reggae music celebrations with a dazzling hit-filled performance at IRITS, the monthly cultural show at the Rastafari Indigenous Village in Montego Bay, on...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Administrators at the Little London Primary School in Westmoreland are heartbroken after burglars broke into the school and cleaned out 16 computers and other valuable items. Ian Myles, the chairman of the Little London Primary...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:35 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Many of St James’ most ruthless gangsters and other migratory hoodlums are trading in slums for pricey villas and guest houses as hideouts in a bid to escape scrutiny from the police. The emerging pattern began to take shape a...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:53 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland police have taken two suspects into custody in relation to last Friday night’s brutal murder of a Negril businessman and his Italian wife who were tied up and shot in what the police believe was a West End home...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:15 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While admitting that the police could do well with more resources to create an adequate buffer to keep out foreign nationals from coming into the island by sea for nefarious activities, Superintendent Robert Gordon, the commander...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:28 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Negril is reeling from yesterday’s double murder of a businessman and his Italian wife in the popular tourist resort town, which is covered under a tri-parish state of emergency in Hanover, Westmoreland, and St James. The deceased...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Stewart Town and surrounding communities in Trelawny remain resolute in their objection to mining in the section of the Cockpit Country known as Special Mining Lease (SML) 173, which is being targeted by Noranda Bauxite...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:41 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Cornwall College principal Michael Ellis, who was forced to ditch his jacket last Wednesday after he was assaulted by an angry parent, says he has forgiven the woman but hopes she will seek professional help in anger management. “...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau : While they received no awards for their stellar performance, the group Package delivered a performance rich in quality, class and charisma as they added extra gloss to Friday night’s RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards at the...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:31 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The principal of Cornwall College was allegedly forced to ditch his jacket yesterday as an irate woman tried to force him to provide an explanation for the suspension of her son. The dispute escalated when the mother got into a...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Based on the statistics in the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Period Serious Crime Review, it appears that after years of non-stop climbing, western Jamaica is poised to see a decline in murders this year. According to the...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:45 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Two brothers who were freed because of inconclusive video evidence after they were implicated in a brazen 2016 murder at a gas station in Glendevon, St James, were yesterday convicted in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston for an...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:31 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Two weeks ago, storied ex-cop Clive ‘Karate Georgie’ Lawrence was in high spirits, having been presented with the Mayor of Montego Bay’s Special Award on Heroes Day for his service to St James over many years, building up a...

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