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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...

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...

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