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Stories by Rochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2024 | 12:08 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: Sharon Purser-Cooper, public relations officer at the Hummingbirds Association of Bahamas, says major benefits could come to Jamaica should greater partnerships be forged among diaspora groups. Purser-Cooper was speaking to The...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2024 | 12:10 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: “They both have the potential to be game changers.” This was a declaration by Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, as she spoke to The Gleaner about Wednesday’s upcoming launch of two virtual...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2024 | 12:09 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaican authorities have decided against repatriating a Swiss national who recently experienced a mental breakdown while holidaying on the island. Instead, the man will spend the remainder of his trip at the Rastafari Herbal...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2024 | 12:08 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: Local law enforcement officials are being urged to defend themselves whenever they come under attack from criminals. Sergeant Arleen McBean, chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, gave the charge as she delivered a tribute on...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2024 | 12:11 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: “This is a painful loss,” said Karen Robertson as she described the shooting deaths of her two adult sons, Romaine and Enrique Harvey. The two men were reportedly shot and killed by lawmen in their Logwood community in Hanover on...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2024 | 12:08 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: There are major plans in place to eradicate the island’s population of fruit fly and Aedes aegypti mosquito through a new state-of-the-art gamma irradiation machine located at the International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2024 | 12:10 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: Tension is rising between the Trelawny Municipal Corporation and businessman Rushane Taylor over the placement of his storefront along the highway in Hague. Taylor, the sole proprietor of the Trelawny-based companies R Taylor...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2024 | 12:07 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: Tristants Simpson’s start was not the best. Having failed the mere three Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations he was recommended to sit, Simpson left Albert Town High in Trelawny with only a school leaving...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2024 | 12:05 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: Calls for an end to incest and sexual offences echoed from the gates of the Pisgah Primary and Infant School on Tuesday as state agencies joined hands to support the community’s children in taking a stand against paedophilia....

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2024 | 12:10 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: Plans by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) to construct a new and improved compound at the Pisgah Primary and Infant School in St Elizabeth is a significant step to development, said stakeholders. JSIF’s plan was revealed...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2024 | 12:09 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has indicated that plans are in place to collaborate with both early childhood institutions and primary schools to curb violence involving the nation’s youth. Dr Chang, who was speaking at...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2024 | 12:08 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: A petition has been launched by frustrated residents of Pyramid Point in Ocho Rios, demanding that more stringent housing standards be put in place to protect lives and investments in Jamaica. The petition on change.org called on...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2024 | 12:10 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: Deputy Opposition Spokesperson on Education and Community Development, Dr Kenneth Russell, is urging that the Jamaican government implements strategies to retain the country’s teachers amid the yearly migration. Dr Russell, who...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2024 | 12:08 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: Kenroy Russell has spent over 38 years moulding the young minds of children in Maldon, St James, and he has done so with pride. Russell, who has since retired from the Maldon Primary School where he worked as a grade-five teacher...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2024 | 12:07 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: TOVA HAMILTON, member of parliament for Trelawny Northern, is appealing for her constituents’ patience as she battles with the lengthy procurement process to address deteriorated roadways in her constituency. Hamilton, while...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2024 | 12:05 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: RESIDENTS OF Trelawny are set to benefit from at least five major water projects through investments by the Rural Water Supply Limited and the National Water Commission (NWC). This was revealed by Matthew Samuda, minister without...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2024 | 12:14 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Braco in Trelawny now have access to potable water from the National Water Commission (NWC) for the first time in Jamaica’s history. This was done through a $90 million NWC in-house project and is expected to benefit...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2024 | 12:12 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: SASHA-GAYE FORRESTER, the girlfriend of Donathon Dillon, the man who died after his motorcycle collided with a cow in Westmoreland last Friday night, has been left infuriated by what she claims was negligence on the part of the...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2024 | 12:09 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: PRESIDENT OF the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Leighton Johnson, is calling on school administrators to play their part in curbing violence in schools across the island. Johnson, who was speaking during the regular monthly...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2024 | 12:06 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: “I got a Pap smear done after four years!” Those were the words of Alexia Beck during a health fair at the Pondside Primary and Infant School in Hanover las Friday afternoon. Beck, a resident of Lucea, said she had travelled to the...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2024 | 12:05 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: With clear skies once again becoming the norm in the communities neighbouring St James’ Retirement dumping facility, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Audley Gordon is calling on residents...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2024 | 12:11 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: While there are significant doubts about the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) current administration, many Jamaicans are still indifferent in their confidence in the People’s National Party (PNP). These are the findings of a poll...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2024 | 12:05 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH APPROXIMATELY 50 new garbage trucks expected on the island by late June, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, is predicting that residents will benefit from improved...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2024 | 12:09 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: THE NEWLY opened Falmouth Artisan Village has brought a sense of hope to small business operators looking to ply their wares to both locals and tourists. The artisan village, which was officially opened last Friday, can be found at...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2024 | 12:05 AMRochelle Clayton/Staff Reporter

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Trelawny Southern have thrown their support behind former independent councillor, now prospective candidate for the People’s National Party’s (PNP), businessman Paul Patmore. Patmore, who served as councillor for the...

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