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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips has urged the Andrew Holness administration to ensure that no bauxite mining activities take place in areas that form part of the Cockpit Country. Phillips’ comments come against the background of...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

So, the 2019-2020 Red Stripe Premier League season got going on Sunday, September 1, and sadly, for the first time in the annals of the over four-decade-old competition, no team from western Jamaica was among the teams taking aim at the coveted...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: With a number of new influential buyers, to include India, Luxembourg, Mexico, and Panama, the 2019 staging of the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), the most important business generator for Jamaica’s tourism industry, promises to...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Residents of Rose Heights in St James were in a militant mood yesterday morning as they made several attempts to block the main road to protest the shooting death of a resident in an alleged confrontation with a police patrol team...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The planned anti-bauxite mining protest, which was slated to take place outside of Gordon House on Tuesday, was belatedly called off after organisers realised that lawmakers were on a break. They now intend to turn out in their...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The ongoing state of emergency (SOE) is losing its popularity as St James residents are openly expressing frustration with its failure to curb the wanton lawlessness with more than 90 persons killed since the start of the year. “I...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:24 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The strong security presence that has been a feature of the Second City under the state of emergency (SOE) in western Jamaica was even more pronounced yesterday as Montego Bay still tried to come to terms with the murder of popular...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:25 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the commander of the St James Police Division, says criminal suspects are now pleading guilty in court before the return of DNA test results with the hope of getting lighter sentences. Ellis told The...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: As concerns linger over the prospect of bauxite mining in or near the Cockpit Country, stakeholders are gearing up to stage a protest outside Gordon House, the seat of the nation’s Parliament, next week. Residents and...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:26 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be seeking to sign up hundreds of young persons from western Jamaica as it stages a major recruitment drive at Rusea’s High School in Lucea, Hanover, tomorrow. “The aim is to recruit some...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: In just over three months since the state of emergency (SOE) was declared in Hanover, Westmoreland and St James, the security forces have seized 33 illegal firearms and more than 3,700 rounds of ammunition. Nine alleged top-flight...

Published:Tuesday | August 13, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: As the battle lines thicken in the dispute over whether or not bauxite mining should be allowed in any parts of the Cockpit Country, southern Trelawny-based environmentalist Hugh Dixon is questioning the sincerity of the Government...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While the level of panic over lawlessness in the parish has fallen due to heightened attention from the security forces, the latest police statistics still paint a bloody picture of St James. Police data reveal that up to August 3,...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau Energised by the delicious jerk food, the thousands of patrons who descended on the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay last Thursday for the 10th edition of the city’s Jerk and Food Festival, also got their fill in...

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Senator Charles Sinclair, the councillor for the Flanker division in the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC), is taking issue with the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) ongoing disconnection of electricity supply to homes...

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Kenneth Grant, president of the Trelawny Lay Magistrates’ Association, has put himself into the ­forefront of the fight to prevent bauxite interests from conducting ­mining operations in the Cockpit Country, which spans several...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While agreeing that the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre was overwhelmed by the number of patrons at the two main nights of Reggae Sumfest 2019, both the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and the St James Municipal Corporation are...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Mattia Ruebenstruck, the man whose Warrior Sound International won the 2019 edition of Reggae Sumfest’s Global Sound Clash title, believes he has successfully carved his name in dancehall’s history. The German sound beat out two Jamaicans, a...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:26 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is flatly rejecting the common perception that when it comes to corruption, it is a case of no better herring, no better barrel between his People’s National Party (PNP) and the Andrew Holness-led...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Veteran selector Oneil ‘Foota Hype’ Thomas ended his protracted hiatus from the local dancehall space in fine style when he combined his selecting skills and his social media bravado, churning out non-stop excitement as he ‘shelled...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While Reggae Sumfest is set to feature close to 50 of the biggest names in reggae and dancehall, if one should go by the responses from many of the overseas fans pouring into the island for the one-week festival, it would appear...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:13 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Two dazzling young entertainers, Skinny Fabulous, the energetic soca artiste from St Vincent & the Grenadines; and Stylo G, the Spanish Town-born reggae fusion recording artiste who is based in Britain, will spearhead the delivery...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Landowners in the proximity of the crumbling Paradise Bridge near Ferris in Westmoreland have expressed a willingness to provide the authorities with the lands needed to create an alternative route along the corridor to bypass the...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Mark McGann and Anthony Murray, the councillors for the Somerton and Rose Hall divisions, respectively, in the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC), have declared that they will be giving serious attention to resolving the...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While not slighting the current crime-fighting measures, businesswoman and journalist Janet Silvera, the new president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), thinks a national coalition is needed to address...

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