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Published:Monday | December 4, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has called for the St James business community to play a more substantial role in the delivery of justice by helping to provide suitable and affordable lands on which the government can build a proper...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MARK GOLDING has rejected as baseless, claims by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) that his People’s National Party (PNP) destroyed the country during its 18 years of governance from 1989 to 2007. “They can’t tell us anything about 18...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Businessman and hotelier Richard Wallace has asked the Western Parks and Market to find convenient places in Negril, Westmoreland, where people can leave the garbage they generate until collection services are available. “There is a...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2023 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Criminals have been relieving several Westmoreland businesses of their daily sales in a number of robbery sprees in the commercial spaces of Negril, Good Hope and other major towns in the parish since the start of this week. On...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH HER mind fixed on becoming an attorney-at-law, Ariel McNair, a third-form student at Anchovy High School in St James, has, for the second consecutive year, outperformed her peers to etch her name on the roll of the Distinction...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2023 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: EXPRESSING CONCERNS about poor road conditions in the constituency of St James East Central, Opposition Leader Mark Golding says it will take the entire budget of the government’s newly launched road programme to address the...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Miramar, Florida-based Friends of Good Shepherd (FOGS) International has donated over US$13,000, or approximately J$2 million, to four local charities operated by the Montego Bay Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. Apart from...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Bishop John Persaud, the apostolic administrator of the Montego Bay Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, is urging members of the church and the wider community to exercise a little more patience with the actual commencement of the...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: BISHOP JOHN Persaud, head of the Roman Catholic church in Mandeville, has labelled as “disturbing” the manner in which children and others are being killed in the ongoing conflict in Gaza. As of November 23, more than 14,300...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH AN overall average of 80.3 per cent, 12-year-old Kiara Burrell of Anchovy High School emerged the top academic performer among approximately 360 students in grade seven. Although she has a small frame, Burrell stood tall at her...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: STAKEHOLDERS IN Negril, Westmoreland, are fed up with Western Parks and Market’s (WPM) collection of residential waste. As a result Daniel Grizzle, a hotelier and businessman, has called on the agency to terminate all existing...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE PROSECUTION has labelled Delroy Rodney, the taxi operator charged with the deaths of five people in an accident Bluefields, Westmoreland, as a reckless driver who should not be considered for bail. In response to a request in...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2023 | 12:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Worried that his son was heading in the wrong direction as concerns mounted about indiscipline, Isaac McIntyre was hoping to steer 14-year-old son Zackeal back on the right track when he took the youngster from his mother to live...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The wife of a Westmoreland taxi operator charged with five counts of causing death by dangerous driving was reduced to tears after he was denied bail, dashing hopes of celebrating his infant son’s birthday on Monday. Delroy Rodney...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A donation of half a million dollars has warmed the hearts and opened the floodgates of tears of joy for a Westmoreland family, the victims of a destructive fire that recently destroyed their five-bedroom wooden house in the...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A JAMAICAN educator based in New York, Dr Beverly Jones, has challenged mathematics educators to change their ways of teaching by embracing the methods of how students learn. Jones, assistant superintendent for secondary curriculum...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Stephen Shaw, the National Works Agency’s chief of communication and customer service, has urged students at Anchovy High School in St James to strive to become go-givers as they prepare to assist people without the spotlight and...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ADVERSE WEATHER, which has crippled operations across the island over the last two days, left skeleton staff to manage business operations in Westmoreland on Friday as owners took precautionary measures. While Westmoreland was not...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Owen Plummer spent much of Tuesday reflecting on the life of his mother, 54-year-old Janet Thompson, and the sudden and devastating shattering of their physical and spiritual bond, a day after she and four other people perished in a...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eight years after his father was inducted into the prestigious Business Leader Wall of Fame, the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) has announced businessman Mark Hart, executive chairman of Caribbean Producers...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Approximately 15,000 residents are to benefit from an investment of $800 million to upgrade the water supply systems in St James Southern, which will be carried out over the next three years, starting on April 1, 2024. Senator...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Councillor Richard Vernon, the deputy mayor of Montego Bay in St James, has indicated that fundamental scouting principles and skills are required to combat the strain that is currently endangering the nation’s development. In...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has announced that approximately 80 additional bed spaces will be created at Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital, starting in the next financial year, which commences on April 1...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) has requested an audit to ascertain the number of fire hydrants in the parish and their working status. The move comes after firefighters encountered difficulties in getting water from...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett is insisting that every male child should enrol in the national Scouts programmes and other similar uniformed groups, where they can be properly guided and not fall easy recruits to a life of crime. He...

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