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Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2024 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Grange Hill Primary School in Westmoreland celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 14, a milestone that is being regarded as no small feat amid the challenges of the past while positioning itself for the future. Established as...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2024 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Irresponsible cattle farmers and the absence of an adequate municipal pound in Westmoreland have led to several fatal collisions with no redress to survivors. Ian Myles, the Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Little London...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2024 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Dayton Campbell, the People’s National Party (PNP) parliamentary aspirant for the Eastern Westmoreland constituency, is calling for the Government to provide more educational facilities in that constituency, including a high...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2024 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Councillor Bertel Moore, chairman of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) and mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, has admitted that the town is not in the best shape right now as a result of large-scale vending on the sidewalks of...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2024 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) has served notice to move a resolution requesting a greater portion of the property taxes allocated to the island’s municipalities. Cebert McFarlane, People’s National Party’s (PNP)...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2024 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the financial assistance is way below the value of what they lost in the fire, vendors at the Old Shoes Market in Montego Bay, St James, say they are grateful for the assistance afforded them by the Ministry of Labour and...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2024 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Grateful, but not good enough. That’s the view of hoteliers and other members of the Negril business community in Westmoreland and Hanover, who bemoaned the deplorable road network and traffic dilemma visitors are facing in getting...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2024 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who also has portfolio responsibility for housing, has pledged to increase the budgetary allocation and introduce new building technologies to fast-track his administration’s social housing programme....

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...

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