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Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2024 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Plans for the erection of a statue to sprint icon Usain Bolt, and an overhaul of the sewage system along Tharpe Street, are among the litany of broken promises residents of Trelawny say have been made by their elected representatives over the last...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2024 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Wakefield Primary in Trelawny has embarked on a model climate-smart garden project, with the aim to start a breakfast programme and boost attendance among its students. Principal Michael James explained that the initiative, which involves the...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2023 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Anthony Smith is a 17-year-old graduate of William Knibb High School whose ambition is to become a successful businessman in the tourism industry. “I know the area that I will be pursuing but I am keeping it close to my chest until I have done some...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2023 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

With roots coming out of Albert Town in Trelawny, Nicole Nugent has risen to being appointed a global ambassador. Citizens of Albert Town opened their hearts to show an appreciation of her rise to worldwide recognition. Speaking at the function,...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2023 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

FORMER INDEPENDENT councillor for the Lorimers division in Southern Trelawny, Paul Patmore, says that the absence of a member of Parliament (MP) for the area is a blessing in disguise. His comments come after Jamaica Labour Party MP Marisa...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2023 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

None of the three Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillors in Trelawny Southern is willing to step into the vacancy created by the resignation of former Member of Parliament Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert. Dalrymple-Philibert, a JLP member who was...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2023 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Mark Golding has listed crime, education and health issues as some of the “challenges” to be faced by his party should it become the next Government. Golding made the observations while presenting the People’s National Party’s (...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2023 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

BASKETBALL STAR Samardo Samuels is into the habit of giving. He has, over the years, giving school supplies to the place where he got his start, the Salt Marsh Primary School. Born on January 9, 1988, to Ronald and Jackie Samuels told The...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2023 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) representative Dennis Meadows has received overwhelming support to stand as the Peoples National Party (PNP) candidate in the next general elections. In an election that was a yes or no vote,...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2023 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Dennis Meadows, the People’s National Party (PNP) aspirant for Northern Trelawny, has called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to name those members of his administration who are being investigated by the Integrity Commission for ‘illicit enrichment...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2023 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Many of the persons arrested and charged for possession of identity information, a feature linked to lottery scamming, are benefiting from a loophole in the judicial system which is allowing them to walk free without the case...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2023 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In a bid to increase its efficiency, the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) will be utilising drone technology in collecting data collection for the remainder of the ongoing 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which started on June...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2023 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: After a protracted period of inactivity, the plan by the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to construct 721 housing solutions on 148 acres of former sugar lands at Parnassus in Trelawny appears to be back on the radar. According to...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2023 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAVAN GARWOOD, who police investigators had accused of hatching the plot to murder his stepmother, former banker Andrea Lowe-Garwood, was freed in the Trelawny Circuit Court yesterday. Lowe-Garwood was shot dead as she worshipped at...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2023 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Ground has been broken for a $205-million, 16-kilometre rehabilitation project for the roadway leading from Jackson Town to Ulster Spring in Trelawny. During a ceremony last Thursday, Everald Warmington, minister without portfolio in the Ministry...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2023 | 12:51 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: BUSINESSMAN KENNETH Grant, who is president of the Trelawny Lay Magistrates Association, has called for justices of the peace (JPs) to be given a stipend for expenses incurred in providing their services. Noting that all JPs are...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2023 | 12:22 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Dr Pauline Foster-Grant, one of the two People’s National Party (PNP) councillors who earlier this year announced that they would not be seeking re-election to the Trelawny Municipal Corporation, is adamant that despite the recent...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2023 | 12:15 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica is to benefit from a US$20-million federal grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which is designed to revitalise Jamaica’s spice industry and ensure its sustainability. Dr Ronald Blake of the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2023 | 12:50 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Reacting to claims by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, Falmouth Mayor Colin Gager and Wayne Palmer, chief executive officer of the Trelawny Municipal Corporation, have said they were unaware of an offer by the justice ministry to...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2023 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SOUTH TRELAWNY businessman Paul Patmore, who has built a reputation for innovation – having created a unique brand of fertiliser that uses rabbit urine as part of the ingredients – is adding his creative spirit into his core...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2023 | 1:29 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU The Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) has exceeded its projected property tax revenue by $17M for the financial year 2022 to 2023 its chief executive officer (CEO) Wayne Palmer has confirmed. “Our target for the year ending March...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2023 | 12:44 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hampden Community Development Corporation (HCDC), in Trelawny, has launched an ambitious initiative to create an industry out of the bamboo plant, which is quite prevalent in that section of the western parish. Secretary of the...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2023 | 12:17 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) senator, Dennis Meadows, who has been campaigning relentlessly to be selected as the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer for the Trelawny North constituency in the next general...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2023 | 1:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager on Monday gave orders to a Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) team to seize goods in the seaside resort town after some vendors disobeyed warnings that vending would not be allowed on the sidewalks. “I...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2023 | 1:04 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A section of the roof at the Trelawny Parish Court in Falmouth came tumbling down on Wednesday, forcing presiding judge Vaughn Facey and other persons to vacate the courtroom and complete proceedings in a corridor outside. The...

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