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Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2023 | 12:27 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MOSES CHYBAR, head of Westmoreland’s commerce and industry lobby has welcomed an investment of approximately $60 billion by Bamboo Bioproducts International (BBI). He said the proposed establishment of a bamboo pulp mill will...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2023 | 12:54 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaicans are being placed on alert for a possible shortage of chicken meat and eggs towards the end of March, heading into April, as a result of a recent animal feed shortage. Dwaine Josephs, deputy parish agricultural manager for...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2023 | 12:56 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eight aspiring early-childhood and family life educators are to benefit from US$20,000 in scholarship money being awarded by Edmund Bartlett, member of parliament through his East Central St James Education Fund. Bartlett announced...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AN UNPAID teaching experience at Camperdown High School has transformed and positioned Ricardo Bennett, an Excelsior High School alumnus who wanted nothing to do with the profession, into becoming the fifth principal of the Sam...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 12:33 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TOURISM MINISTER Edmund Bartlett is looking to raise US$1.5 million dollars to establish a world-class Early Childhood Centre for Innovation in his constituency.“The focus ... is going to be on the children of the communities...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 12:29 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness has given instructions to Marlene Malahoo Forte, minister of legal and constitutional affairs, to proceed with “speed” towards transforming Jamaica into a republic. “It is time that Jamaica becomes a...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE WESTMORELAND Health Services is campaigning against disease prevention, and urging parents and guardians to ensure that children under their care get the requisite vaccinations to guard against the contraction of diseases,...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2023 | 1:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: FALMOUTH MAYOR Collen Gager believes that the direct election of mayors could place someone with a better management plan at a disadvantage, especially if supporters of political parties are in the majority in towns and cities...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 1:28 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says there is an ongoing need for skilled workers to supplement the depleting pool of local skilled people to build the Western Children’s Hospital in St James. His statement...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 12:43 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HEALTH AND Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has revealed that a new contractor is to be engaged before the current fiscal year ends, to complete the third and final stage of rehabilitation works at the Cornwall Regional...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE WESTERN Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has been operating with an inadequate fleet to respond to medical emergencies. Lennox Wallace, acting chief executive officer at the 50-year-old Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), says the...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2023 | 1:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE WESTERN Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has dismissed claims by the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) about a hiring dispute between some qualified doctors and the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James. St...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2023 | 1:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HEALTH AND WELLNESS Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has expressed fears that the country’s fleet of medical emergency vehicles could become even more inadequate to respond to the needs of Jamaicans, given the culture of crime and...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2023 | 12:57 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MEDICAL STAFF at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) could resume caring for patients and dispensing medicine on a section of the Type A medical facility before the end of the 2023 calendar year. That’s according to Health and...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2023 | 1:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Rotarians joined in the celebration to welcome Rajay Hessing, the first baby born at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1. At exactly 1:50 am, health-care workers delivered...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2023 | 12:40 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The leader of one community organisation is urging the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s western arm to rethink plans to extend its night collection to structured communities, citing safety concerns. “It is too dangerous...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2023 | 12:48 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Ellen Edwards, director of the online-based Open College University Experience, says close to 800 Jamaicans from all over the island have so far benefited freely from the educational outreach arm of the Church of God of Prophecy...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2022 | 1:31 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dramaine Jones, acting head of Western Parks and Market Limited (WPM), is reporting that a seven-day cycle of scheduled collection of garbage has returned to communities across western Jamaica. He said the escalated issues of...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2022 | 12:39 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HEAVEN SENT Foundation, Street People Liberation, Team Lacks and Friends Mercy House emerged overall winners in the charitable organisation category of the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation’s 2022 Grant a Wish programme....

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 12:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE WESTMORELAND business community has pointed to crime and violence as among factors that dampened the usual colourful and electrifying celebrations over the Christmas holidays. Outside of not having enough money to spend despite...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2022 | 1:23 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of the once-troubled St James community of Salt Spring are looking beyond the glitz and dazzle to the groundswell of pride for having a Christmas tree in their backyard this holiday. The six-foot-tall Christmas tree,...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2022 | 1:40 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: VIRIS LYNCH and her two visually impaired daughters are among several families in Westmoreland slated to receive housing solutions under the Government’s indigent social housing programme, valued at approximately $25.7 million....

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2022 | 12:54 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE NATIONAL Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is seeking to get more Jamaicans to embrace the culture of composting in a bid to reduce the volume of waste being transported to the country’s landfills. NSWMA Executive...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2022 | 12:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) community Christmas tree-lighting ceremony last Friday brought cheers among the residents of the seaside community of Cooke Street in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. The event, the residents...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2022 | 1:27 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Homer Davis, state minister in the Office of the Prime Minister – West, has challenged public sector workers, especially those who work with municipal corporations, to take immediate steps to improve and empower themselves through...

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