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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...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2023 | 12:34 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE MINISTRY of Education and Youth (MOEY) has urged the Scout Association of Jamaica to continue giving the country’s youth hope through its numerous volunteer initiatives. “I ask you to take the hands of our students, open their...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2023 | 12:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Ballards Valley in St Elizabeth are optimistic that the strategic search for British national Robert Dyer, which involves the use of canines in the woods they have been scouring since Sunday, will end positively. "It's...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The movement of traffic along the thoroughfare that links parts of Hanover and Westmoreland was crippled on Monday due to a demonstration at Shettlewood over bad road conditions. Residents blocked the roadway with fallen trees,...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MARSHA SMITH, state minister for education and youth, says additional classes at Grange Hill Primary School will prove significant as it has outgrown its capacity. The western Westmoreland-based co-educational institution had its...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HEAD OF the Christ Alive Christian Center in Bronx, New York, Reverend Dean Brown, says a focus on the vision of Teamwork Associates Ministries will take its work far beyond another half century, as it continues to transform lives...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TWO MONTHS away from its 100th anniversary, students and administrators at Grange Hill Primary School have welcomed the addition of eight classrooms that will reduce overcrowding and increase teacher-student contact time. Clayton...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Chief Justice Bryan Sykes will be the keynote speaker for the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Annual Awards Banquet scheduled for Saturday, December 2, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The event, a fixture on...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SOUTH ST James will be converted into a thriving agricultural zone, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, as part of an effort to generate economic prosperity for the residents of those farming communities. He said that he...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer in St James Southern, Nekeisha Burchell, has labelled as sexist and deeply disrespectful remarks made about her personal appearance at a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) conference in the...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2023 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MOSES CHYBAR, head of the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says several businesses have reported minor damage to their business establishments following yesterday’s earthquake. Noting that it was still early to get a...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness says Jamaica wants to see the human rights of all people respected, this after his administration missed out on a crucial vote on the war in the Middle East. Holness’ stance on people’s human rights...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU JAMAICA LABOUR Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace Chang has pledged that Andrew Holness will continue to lead the party and serve as prime minister until its 90th anniversary. “The Labour Party is celebrating 80 years as a...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: George Wright, the self-proclaimed independent member of parliament for Westmoreland Central, is urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness to accelerate the regularisation of squatter communities in the parish in order to enable access...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2023 | 10:36 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Last week, 32 National Housing Trust (NHT) contributors were handed the keys to their new homes in the Shrewsbury Housing Development in Petersfield, Westmoreland. In doing the handover to 25 of the 32 beneficiaries, Prime Minister...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness says the National Housing Trust (NHT) has been hampered in meeting its projected target of delivering 43,000 new housing solutions due to a variety of challenges. They include financing, connecting...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), is pleading with the country’s electorate not to lose focus on or faith in his Government’s ability to deliver the prosperity it promised. “Don’t lose...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: STUDENTS COVERING all forms, including past students of Manning’s School in Westmoreland, benefitted from the benevolence of the members of the Manning’s School Class of 1982 Trust, who invested approximately $1 million in providing...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Horace Chang, deputy prime minister and minister of national security, says work on upgrading the police telecommunication system is nearing completion. As a consequence, he said, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

High Life Restaurant, located near Negril’s seven-mile beach, held its soft opening beneath the stars, affording diners a spectacular 180-degree view of the Caribbean sea from West Cliff Estate in Westmoreland, overlooking the island’s deep West...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Derrick Sangster, the mayor of Black River in St Elizabeth, has stated that the Jamaica Labour Party and the Andrew Holness Cabinet will receive harsh criticism for their performance if voter empathy does not increase in the...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Christopher Tufton, former deputy leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has warned party members against allowing the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) to win the upcoming local government election by default....

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Homer Davis, the deputy general secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for Area Council Four, has urged Labourites to turn out in large numbers to cast ballots in the upcoming local government election, as he anticipates a...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2023 | 6:23 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Police have warned that the incident that led to 54 shops being gutted by fire at the Old Shoes Market arcade is likely to be repeated, if those entrepreneurs who operate in that space refuse to communicate with...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Holland Bamboo Scenic Avenue in St Elizabeth has begun the last phase of a significant upgrading project to restore the iconic tourist attraction to its former glory days, with the planting of 5,000 bamboo plants. The project, a...

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