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Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SYLVAN REID, the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate-caretaker for the Salt Spring division in St James Central, has accused key party members of selling out the previous general elections to the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2023 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SENATOR JANICE Allen, the sole parliamentarian and political organiser for the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) in Region 6, has cautioned delegates and party supporters against becoming too relaxed in light of the latest...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2023 | 12:59 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Newly installed Rotary Club of Montego Bay (RCMB) President Paul G. Thompson has pledged to carry on the club’s mission of spreading optimism in an increasingly hopeless world. Thompson said this would be accomplished through...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2023 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AS PART of continuous efforts to convert the area into an iconic experience, Falmouth’s mayor, Collen Gager, is taking steps to stop pan chicken vendors from illegally disposing of food waste and spent cooking oil in Water Square....

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2023 | 12:40 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tasheka Young, the deputy head girl at Savanna-la-Mar Primary School in Westmoreland, numbered among the top 10 students from the institution who were placed at their high school of choice based on the recent Primary Exit Profile (...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2023 | 12:34 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MORE THAN US$12,000 in products and appliances were donated by the Florida, US-based Rotary Club of Miami Kendall to the children and caregivers at the SOS Children’s villages in Barrett Town, St James, and Stony Hill, St Andrew....

Published:Friday | June 30, 2023 | 12:42 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Head of the Trelawny police division, deputy superintendent Winston Milton, has raised concern about an increase in the number of cases of rape of minors and incest in the division, and is urging persons to exercise more care for...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2023 | 12:31 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JOY ROBERTS, the executive director for Jamaica Vacations in the Ministry of Tourism, has expressed concern that the foul odour emanating from the resort town of Falmouth, Trelawny, could hinder growth of the country’s cruise...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2023 | 1:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is being urged by his opposition counterpart, Senator Janice Allen, to use some of the revenue generated from the industry to address the country’s crime issues and make Jamaica safer and more...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2023 | 12:56 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HOWARD COOKE Primary School in St James has received a donation of concrete mixture valued at more than $1.5 million from Jamaica Pre-Mix Limited to finish the construction of three of the five classrooms it is currently building....

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2023 | 12:50 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WHILE SUPPORT for Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration has declined, a former deputy general secretary of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has revealed that voters aren’t yet...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2023 | 1:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hartley Perrin, custos of Westmoreland, is insistent that the duties of justices of the peace (JPs) should not be terminated if and when Jamaica removes the British monarch as head of state. “I am not worried or in anyway perturbed...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2023 | 1:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU WITH TEMPERATURES sometimes 32 degrees Celsius, the Siloah Civic Organisation and the Guardian Life Foundation donated 40 industrial ceiling fans to the Siloah Primary School in St Elizabeth to help keep the pupils and instructors...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2023 | 1:23 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SHULETTE COX, president of Jamaica Promotion Corporation (JAMPRO), will deliver the keynote address at the fourth annual staging of the Caribbean’s largest trade show on beauty and wellness, Jamaica International Beauty Expo (JIBE...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2023 | 12:50 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Arrian Patman, a 25-year-old with a bachelor’s degree in diagnostic imaging – radiography from The University of the West Indies, was crowned Miss Westmoreland Festival Queen 2023 on Sunday night. The radiographer, who is...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2023 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Delford Morgan does not believe that any change should be made to Jamaica’s law that allows a member of parliament (MP) to also serve as the country’s head of state. Morgan, a panellist at a town hall meeting which...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2023 | 1:41 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE OVERSEAS Examination Commission (OEC) has labelled the stealing of a filing cabinet with Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Math Paper 1 written papers from St James High School as “a shameful act” and has expressed concern...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2023 | 12:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: EVEN THOUGH the coronavirus is no longer regarded as a global emergency, has noted that Dr Marcia Graham, medical officer of health at the Westmoreland Health Services (WHS), people who are infected with the virus are still dying...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2023 | 12:43 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WHILE Not endorsing Ian Hayles, the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation’s (WMC) political director, Bertel Moore, has said that he would never discredit himself or his beloved People’s National Party (PNP) by defecting to the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2023 | 12:44 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MEMBERS OF the teaching profession are being urged by academics at Sam Sharpe Teachers College (SSTC) in Montego Bay to adopt chatbots like ChatGPT and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) in order to deliver lessons more...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2023 | 1:01 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Mark Smith, principal of Munro College, will be declared president-elect during the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s (JTA) 59th annual conference, which will be held at the Royalton Hotel in Negril from August 21–23. He will...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2023 | 1:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU Leading industrial hardware firm National Supply, in partnership with DeWalt Tools, has strengthened its corporate social commitment with the Montego Bay Boys and Girls’ Club (MBBGC) through the donation of $1.2 million to support...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2023 | 12:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Under the distinguished patronage of businessman Dennis Hawthorn of Dennis Shipping, a new Festival Queen will be crowned in Westmoreland on Father’s Day, June 18, from a field of 10 young, able, deferential and artistic women. The...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2023 | 12:47 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Kiwanis Club of Westmoreland Capital has spent about $600,000 to build a chicken coop at the Clifton Boys’ Home in Darliston, which it hopes will enhance life skills and experience in business management in the agriculture...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2023 | 1:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ORAIN RUDDOCK, a substance abuse officer with the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) in Westmoreland, says his organisation has launched an intervention programme in the parish to snuff out widespread vaping among students. “The...

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