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Published:Friday | January 5, 2024 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

A stringent enforcement of requirements at the St James Municipal Corporation (St.JMC) in recent times might have been responsible for the failure of the organisers of Genesis to receive a permit to host the Montego Bay leg of the popular gospel...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2024 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Terece Hyatt delivered the perfect New Year’s gift to herself by giving birth to Aladane Samuels, the first baby born at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland on January 1, 2024. At 4 a.m. yesterday, hospital...

Published:Monday | January 1, 2024 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Janet Thompson, a political activist and entrepreneur of Westmoreland who died tragically, was remembered as a good servant and who was not an ordinary housewife. Thompson, a cluster manager for the opposition People’s National...

Published:Saturday | December 30, 2023 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Authorities have rejected an application for a permit to stage an event from the organisers of the annual gospel show, Genesis. Staged at midnight on New Year’s Eve in Montego Bay, St James, for the past 30 years, the much-...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2023 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hoteliers in Negril, Westmoreland, are smiling all the way to the bank after experiencing an unusual surge in room occupancy for November and the ongoing winter tourist season. Richard Wallace, managing director at Boardwalk...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2023 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Disappointed by how criminals have been creating mayhem across the island, John Morris, a retired senior superintendent of police (SSP), has indicated his desire to return to the streets to help tackle crime and violence by helping...

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Caregivers at the Montego Bay Mustard Seed Communities Children’s Home in St James received their Christmas wishes of a washing machine and a smart television set, thanks to the Usain Bolt and Janet Richards foundations which...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2023 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Michael Troupe, the chairman of the opposition People’s National Party’s St James Councillor-Caucus, has stated that the party has already taken control of the 17-seat St.James Municipal Corporation even before the next local...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After more than 14 years serving in the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), Sergeant Ryan Crooks of work ethics and standards at the JFB’s Westmoreland Division, has secured for the first time the accolade of Firefighter of the Year. This...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Three heartbroken families who lost five members in a devastating crash in Bluefields, Westmoreland, are in a state of increasing dread as Christmas Day draws nearer, knowing that the customary get-togethers filled with merrymaking...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JOHN MORRIS, retired senior superintendent of police who was celebrated by his peers for invaluable contribution to the Association of Past Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (APM-JCF), turned the spotlight on four men,...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has described as wicked and uncaring, the measly financial resources being spent by the Government to facilitate the development of the nation’s children. JTA Secretary General Mark Nicely...

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU The Local Government Service Commission has ordered the transfer of Marvalyn Pitter, the chief executive officer at the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC), to St Catherine, effective January 1, 2024. Last Thursday, during the...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the crime and violence pervading the normally peaceful atmosphere in Westmoreland, its residents came out to celebrate the parish’s municipal tree-lighting ceremony in Norman Square last Thursday. During a ceremony held to...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Councillor Danree Delancy, without objection, presided over the first quarter of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation general monthly meeting last Thursday, five months after being booted as deputy mayor in that parish. The...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2023 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Norris Mitchell, district officer for the Westmoreland branch of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), says the practice of illegal extraction of water has damaged the valves of approximately 300 fire hydrants leaving firefighters and...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2023 | 12:04 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AS part of its successful arguments for bail for Delroy Rodney, the defence team said that the driver of the taxi that collided with another vehicle and resulted in the death of five passengers was not overtaking a vehicle at the...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fourteen-year-old Randino ‘Dino’ James, who lost his life when gunmen sprayed a St James bar with bullets last Friday evening, may have been a victim of a hit. The soft-spoken Anchovy High School student was the only fatality in the...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2023 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two Westmoreland siblings, reportedly killed over scamming money, have been identified by their mother after their lifeless bodies surfaced in a video that went viral late last week. Keneisha Moodie, 22, and her 20-year-old brother...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A senior member of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Dr Mark Nicely, claims that guidance counsellors, who hold a pivotal and deciding role in the education sector, are being physically sidelined in schools. The claim was...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2023 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The island’s guidance counsellors are expressing frustration that they are unable to effectively help students navigate social issues and improve their general well-being because of a high counsellor-to-pupil ratio in the nation’s...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE JAMAICA Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says it was not aware that employees in the hospitality sector were not responding favourably to civic responsibilities such as jury duty. Speaking with The Gleaner, Robin Russell,...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2023 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After more than 20 days in police custody, having been accused of causing death by dangerous driving, Delroy Rodney remains behind bars and his case has been transferred to the Westmoreland Circuit Court. The 47-year-old taxi...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Keyan Gelphilin, a 21-year-old Cooke Street Benevolent Society member, is more confident in his ability to assist Westmoreland residents in their recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after completing psychological...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THREE PERSONS who are strongly believed to be linked to a syndicate of criminals responsible for a recent spate of robberies and murders in Westmoreland are now in custody. Last Friday, as business owners, staff and customers...

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