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Stories by Leon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | January 20, 2023 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: CHAIRMAN OF Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, Ken Grant, has set an ambitious agenda to improve the quality of healthcare delivered at the institution in 2023. Already, one item on the agenda has been ticked off as a success, as the...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2023 | 12:51 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: For 139 years the Primary School in Troy, South Trelawny, bore the name of the district. This is about to change as it will be renamed Veronica Campbell-Brown Primary, in honour of the national female sprint icon. Minister of...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2022 | 12:54 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Plans for two major refurbishing projects for Trelawny have been met with some criticism by some members of the diaspora, amid suggestions for a revisit. Falmouth Mayor C. Junior Gager announced recently that the Albert George...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2022 | 1:36 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The protracted shortage of animal feed in several sections of the island led to chaos in the Trelawny capital on Wednesday as news swirled that a trailer loaded with pig and chicken feed was headed to a store. Desperate farmers...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

The Government of Jamaica and the European Union have partnered on a climate change adaptation project. The project, titled”A Jamaican Path from Hills to Ocean”, is funded in part by a grant from the European Global Climate Change Alliance Plus in...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The long-promised installation of a statue in Water Square, Falmouth, to honour Trelawny sprinting legend Usain Bolt will miss yet another deadline. At September’s Trelawny Municipal Corporation meeting, Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WILLIAM KNIBB High School was the beneficiary of a multimillion-dollar donation from Usain Bolt, the Digicel Foundation, and sports gear manufacturer PUMA. Usain, a past student of the school and the only athlete to win the 100 and 200 metres at...

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: FINALLY! A date has been set for the unveiling of the statue of legendary sprinter and son of Trelawny, Usain Bolt, in his native parish. Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager revealed the date for the installation of the statue of the double...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DENNIS MEADOWS, a former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) senator who failed in three attempts to win the Trelawny Northern constituency for that party, is now officially a member of the People’s National Party (PNP). Meadows had...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THERE HAS been a steady decline in local milk production over the years, so much so that Jamaica now imports 85 per cent of the milk consumed in the country. In an effort to the reverse the decline in milk production, and possibly...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE TRELAWNY Municipality, with assistance from fire and public health officials, has increased its efforts at public safety and are now on a drive throughout the town of Falmouth to identify breaches by businesses, and have them...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The last time Dian Chambers attempted to do business at the Victoria Mutual Building Society’s (VMBS) offices in Falmouth, she was so frustrated she went back home before even setting foot inside. Not so now. On Monday,...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Some caterers providing food for schoolchildren under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) are considering packing it in as their current arrangement with the Government is no longer economically viable....

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism minster Edmund Bartlett has joined in calls for an urgent upgrade of the Falmouth hospital’s resources given the increase in medical emergency cases due to traffic accidents, and its location in an area heavily frequented by...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After 40 years at upper Market Street near the town centre, the Falmouth branch of the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has joined a growing list of commercial businesses moving to the Trelawny parish capital’s new commercial...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In a frightening revelation, businessman Paul Patmore, owner/operator of Patmore’s Funeral Home in Lowe River, Trelawny, says unregulated funeral homes could be used as a loophole to cover up criminal activities, including...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A MERE two years after Organic Growth Holdings (OGH) broke ground for a massive $540-million hemp production operation on former sugar lands near the old Long Pond Sugar Factory in Trelawny, the business has folded. It has been...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Everald Warmington, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, broke ground on Wednesday for a $200-million road rehabilitation programme, which will see three miles of deteriorated roadway from...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tragedy struck in the Vanzie Land community of Falmouth, Trelawny, early Tuesday morning when a 73-year-old woman was killed, reportedly by a pack of dogs that jumped the wall of their owner’s property. The woman, who was physically...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Top Road in Ulster Spring, Trelawny, are now in a state of bewilderment as they try to come to grips with the mysterious disappearance of two sisters from the community, who went missing last Wednesday. The sisters, 14-...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) camp in the Northern Trelawny constituency is now embroiled in ‘passa passa’ over the selection of a candidate to represent the party in the next general election, due in 2025. The vacancy was...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE MOVE by migrating workers at a hotel construction site in Coopers Pen, Trelawny, to illegally construct makeshift homes and live on lands owned by the National Housing Trust (NHT) has sparked security and health concerns. The...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Bamboo Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) is on a drive to have Jamaica benefit from this US$60-billion trade globally, with the launch of a bamboo-growing project in Hampden, Trelawny. Kay Farquharson, secretary to the...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2022 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

THERE was mixed reaction to a suggestion from veteran egg farmer and vice-president of Jamaica Egg Farmers Association (JEFA), Mark Campbell, that producers and consumers of eggs are likely to be benefactors of a centralised egg market. “A...

Published:Friday | July 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) is on a path to encourage cattle farmers to plant a special species of grass to enhance Jamaica’s food security, but a couple farmers in Trelawny are not too encouraged as they have not...

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