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Stories by Albert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Employers and trade unionists are waiting with bated breath for next year’s opening of the Western Division of the Industrial Dispute Tribunal (IDT), which is expected to bring relief in settling job-related disagreements in that...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:47 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The estranged wife of Omar Thompson, leader of the Assembly of Qahal Yahweh in Montego Bay, has corroborated allegations that the controversial religious sect has conducted child marriages as a probe by the police and welfare...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay business ­leaders whose sales are largely generated in Jamaican dollars say the con­tinuous devaluation of the local currency against the US dollar is severely affecting their bottom line. Their claim comes against the...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:24 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica should lead a regional challenge against the United States Government over its lax gun laws and porous ports that allow illegal arms to be trafficked throughout the Caribbean, the chief justice of The Cayman Islands has said...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The planned US$8-million (J$1.1-billion) spend to build out a state-of-the-art healthcare information system will transform Jamaica’s outdated paper-based medical record infrastructure and expedite patient services, says Dr Delroy...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Stephen Barnhill, chairman of Doc’s Place Wellness Centre in Negril, Westmoreland, has said his company is ready to launch clinical trials for medical cannabis to determine the appropriate dosages in treating breast cancer and...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU Mark Kerr-Jarrett, managing director of Barnett Limited, says if low-income housing solutions are to become affordable, the country’s utility companies must pay developers to have their infrastructures built out in housing schemes....

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Businesswoman Janet Silvera, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says housing solutions, which are supposed to be affordable, are being priced out of the reach of young professionals and low-income...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lambert Johnson, president of the Cornwall Bar Association (CBA), says justice is priceless and as such a US$8-million investment in acquiring lands to build a new St James Parish Court and western justice complex in Montego Bay...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Police Commissioner Major Antony Anderson says western Jamaica is to figure significantly in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) plans to increase its training capacity as part of a drive to triple the number of officers serving...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: IF Justice Minister Delroy Chuck were to have his way, Jamaican men would only be granted paternity leave if they are married or living with the mother of their children. The issue of paternity leave has triggered wide-scale public...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Countries that continue to oppose the sexual and other rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community could be called on to justify their position on same-sex marriage over time, says Anthony Smellie, chief justice...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: T he Gleaner understands that current president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Omar Robinson has been tipped to head the soon-to-be established Tourism Graduate School on the Mona campus of The University of...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 9:57 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Ian Kerr, managing director of Sunset at the Palms Resorts, in Negril, Westmoreland, says Jamaica’s tourism industry is struggling to find suitable hospitality workers to fill vacancies at all levels in the industry. “I think we...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A gay-rights group will head to court today to challenge a ruling by the Court of Appeal granting a stay to the interim order allowing them to host a controversial debate on same-sex marriage at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:52 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Business and civic leaders in Westmoreland are hailing as a move in the right direction the recent promotion of the parish’s commanding officer, Gary McKenzie, who has been elevated from the rank of superintendent to that of senior...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:18 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The 23-member elite quick-response squad is currently undergoing intense motorised and technical training as the St James police step up their efforts to protect citizens and members of the business community. Speaking at the launch...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: President of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Everett Brown, says the many and varied problems now plaguing Jamaica are very complex and will not be easy to fix. In fact, the pastor believes it will...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Lloyd Parchment, the co-chairman of the Anti-Fraud Committee of the Jamaica Bankers Association, says fraudulent activities have emerged as an area of major concern in the island in recent years. “A lot of persons might not realise...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says poor and outdated colonial values and attitudes are hindering Jamaica’s efforts to achieve economic growth and prosperity. According to Phillips, the cultural experience of the plantation...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:26 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Gloria Henry, president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), says the air-quality issue plaguing the Police Records Office in Kingston is threatening hundreds of jobs in that sector and could result in...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Pastor Glen Samuels, president of the West Jamaica Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists says, the days of citizens sleeping with their doors open without getting killed are long gone, and that a return to those days will require...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister with responsibility for education Karl Samuda says the comprehensive education being offered at the Savanna-la-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy in Westmoreland, which caters to children with and without special needs, will be...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Paula Llewellyn, the country’s chief prosecutor, wants the Ministry of Justice to exert the same amount of energy that is being used in its human trafficking and HIV public education campaigns in getting Jamaicans to serve the...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says that the passage of Hurricane Dorian, which battered The Bahamas, has pressed home the need for Jamaica and its Caribbean neighbours to establish fiscal responses to safeguard against natural...

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