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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...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Fourteen-year-old Randino ‘Dino’ James, who lost his life when gunmen sprayed a St James bar with bullets last Friday evening, may have been a victim of a hit. The soft-spoken Anchovy High School student was the only fatality in the...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Two Westmoreland siblings, reportedly killed over scamming money, have been identified by their mother after their lifeless bodies surfaced in a video that went viral late last week. Keneisha Moodie, 22, and her 20-year-old brother...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2023 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A senior member of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Dr Mark Nicely, claims that guidance counsellors, who hold a pivotal and deciding role in the education sector, are being physically sidelined in schools. The claim was...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2023 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The island’s guidance counsellors are expressing frustration that they are unable to effectively help students navigate social issues and improve their general well-being because of a high counsellor-to-pupil ratio in the nation’s...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2023 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE JAMAICA Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says it was not aware that employees in the hospitality sector were not responding favourably to civic responsibilities such as jury duty. Speaking with The Gleaner, Robin Russell,...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2023 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After more than 20 days in police custody, having been accused of causing death by dangerous driving, Delroy Rodney remains behind bars and his case has been transferred to the Westmoreland Circuit Court. The 47-year-old taxi...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2023 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Keyan Gelphilin, a 21-year-old Cooke Street Benevolent Society member, is more confident in his ability to assist Westmoreland residents in their recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after completing psychological...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THREE PERSONS who are strongly believed to be linked to a syndicate of criminals responsible for a recent spate of robberies and murders in Westmoreland are now in custody. Last Friday, as business owners, staff and customers...

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...

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