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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...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Deputy mayor of Montego Bay, Richard Vernon, has promised that displaced vendors from the Old Shoes Market could have new shops to carry out their businesses in time for the Christmas holidays. Vernon said that the St James...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Newell High Principal Audrey Ellington has embraced the Ministry of Agriculture’s move to expand its school garden programme to her St Elizabeth-based institution, in a move to boost the ability of schools to feed themselves and...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE TOURISM Enhancement Fund (TEF) is seeking to assure residents that the transformation of the Negril Beach Park in Westmoreland will be coming on stream within this fiscal year, ending March 31, 2024. According to Dr Carey...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A HORRIFIC motor vehicle accident along the Water Works main road in Westmoreland on Monday evening claimed the lives of four young men, leaving their parents and loved ones in total shock. The victims have been identified as Rekay...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MARVALYN PITTER, chief executive officer at the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC), says she will be seeking the advice of the attorney general about whether a special meeting of the corporation that was held in August was...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A TEARY-eyed Bertel Moore, mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, has decried the overcrowding condition at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital accident and emergency ward. He noted that the problem of inadequate bed space at the medical facility must be...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau Dr Kasan Troupe, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education and Youth, is challenging principals and vice-principals to engage in critical thinking, rather than relying solely on the curriculum to ensure that teaching and...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: EMBATTLED SAVANNA-LA-MAR Mayor Bertel Moore has reprimanded Councillor Ian Myles, his provisional deputy mayor, for breaching the established protocols when he acted on his own to present the key to the municipality to World 400m...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: THE OPPOSITION People’s National Party’s (PNP) choice of one medical doctor in favour of another in Westmoreland Eastern remains unresolved. Long-standing contender Dr Glenville Hall and his supporters are not happy with the...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RESIDENTS OF Grange Hill have been assured that the road leading to their health centre will be fixed as a priority, after more than seven years of complaints. The assurance has come from Morland Wilson, member of parliament for...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau In the community of Grange Hill, Westmoreland, the hopes of roughly 30,000 residents of a state-of-the-art healthcare facility operating close to their homes have begun to take shape. Their desires are being made possible through...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In Jamaica this month, a conference titled, ‘Gifted Children: Moving Toward Inclusion’, will take place at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College (SSTC) in Granville, St James. The college’s Special Education Department will be hosting the...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AN INCREASE in social patients, dengue, and respiratory cases has pushed the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland beyond its operational capacity into a bed space crisis. Camille Lewin, chief executive officer (CEO...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) says it is getting closer to finalising a collaborative venture to construct a municipal animal pound to keep stray animals off the streets. Bertel Moore, mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, shared...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MARCIA WEATHERS, a food safety officer affiliated with the Clarendon Health Department under the South East Regional Health Authority, has been recognised as the recipient of the prestigious title, 2023 Public Health Inspector of...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MICHAEL MYLES, president of the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI), has cautioned against conflating the mitigation of the dengue virus with that of an event. Myles, who spoke at the One Health, One Global...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The implementation of a washstand for the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) fleet in Negril, Westmoreland, is expected to significantly contribute to the longevity of these vehicles by facilitating improved maintenance practices. That’s...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: IN ORDER to prepare himself to one day run his own firm, Gilberto Jackson, 19, of York Bush, Mount Cary, St James, has enrolled at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Western Jamaica Campus, to study business management....

Published:Friday | September 29, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Lieutenant Colonel Hartley Perrin, custos of Westmoreland, has advised freshly commissioned justices of the peace (JPs) to be cautious while certifying real estate documents, wills, and financial transactions to avoid corruption. “...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The political impasse that existed in the opposition People’s National Party’s (PNP) Westmoreland Western constituency appears to have shifted over to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) after two former councillors, Ian Myles and...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

It was a sombre morning at the Savanna-la-Mar Primary School in Westmoreland as the school held a special devotion to pay tribute to former grade two teacher Daneille Blake, who died tragically in a car accident on the Font Hill main road in St...

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