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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is calling for an immediate end to the stigmatisation of Jamaicans who contracted COVID-19 and have since recovered. Some communities are wary about interacting with such persons out of fear of catching...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Some of the 200 crew ship workers who disembarked the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny could reunite with their families as early as Sunday. After watching the first group of 40 ship workers...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Senior lecturer at The University of the West Indies’ Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr Christopher Ogunsalu, is questioning the Government’s decision to open bars and churches, while seemingly reluctant to facilitate the sitting of...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: There are concerns that many Jamaicans on the western end of the island are neglecting protocols and guidelines recommended by health authorities to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has claimed more than 194,000...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: It would appear that the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) has finally gotten a handle on the rampant disorder at the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay, as it relates to getting vendors to operate in line with the health and...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Some residents of Montego Bay are expressing grave concerns about the cavalier attitude of others, who are refusing to obey the various protocols put in place to restrict the spread of COVID-19 and are instead adopting a business-as...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The Chinese business community in Montego Bay, St James, has made another substantial donation of food and healthcare supplies to help cushion the dislocation caused by the deadly coronavirus in the island. The donation of the...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: THE MONTEGO Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) says it supports the Jamaica Public Service’s (JPS) appeal for a zero-rating of the general consumption tax (GCT) on electricity and the removal of the Special Consumption Tax...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: PASTOR EVERTON Jackson, who heads both the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay and the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) Western, has been appointed to serve as the new director of integral mission by the Baptist World Alliance (...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Well-known Montego Bay-based mathematics expert, Richard James, who was the first educator to publicly offer his programmes free of cost via YouTube to help students displaced by the shutdown of schools owing to COVID-19, has been...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: With the nation seeing massive dislocations as a result of the global impact of the deadly COVID-19, the local Chinese community, which is oftentimes accused of not being receptive to integration, has joined the all...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James community of Flankers, which has recorded two murders recently, is now under a 96-hour lockdown as the military and the police are now conducting house-to-house searches for illegal guns and gangsters. The operation...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:24 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Scores of Jamaicans who are on an overseas work programme were forced to leave behind the goods and appliances they were stockpiling to take back home as they were informed at very short notice that they had just hours to leave the...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: With local COVID-19 fears now reaching panic levels, some stakeholders in the hospitality sector who are being forced to report to work despite not falling into the ‘essential service workers’ category are...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Well-known Montego Bay-based mathematics expert Richard James is offering his programmes free of cost via YouTube to help students who have been displaced by the shutdown of schools nationally as a precautionary measure to limit the...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The cavalier attitude many Jamaicans sometimes take towards natural disaster was nowhere in evidence in western Jamaica on Friday as the region reacted to the news that a person is now in an isolation ward at the Cornwall Regional...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:13 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Senior lecturer at The University of the West Indies’ Faculty of Medical Sciences Dr Christopher Ogunsalu is urging his fellow dental professionals to create safe surroundings for their patients while seeking to educate...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The excellence of educators at the Knockalva Polytechnic College, in Hanover, who achieved 100 per cent success in their respective subject area, was rewarded with a special luncheon, under the theme ‘saluting excellence,’ at the...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Daniel Dawes, chief executive officer of The Universal Service Fund (USF) has said the entity is poised to broaden its range across the island as plans are in place to set up offices in the parishes of St James, Portland and...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Artistes Romain Virgo, Agent Sasco and Ding Dong Ravers were at their generous best Wednesday night as in addition to churning out impressive performances at the annual Rainforest Seafoods and Music Festival in Montego Bay, they...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Battle-weary residents of Granville in St James made a profound statement against the resurgence of gun violence in their community by staging a prayer walk and combined church service aimed at telegraphing their determination to...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Manning’s School, which has been an iconic landmark in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, for close to 300 years, is currently attracting negative attention from some of its well-wishers, who are unhappy that the once-pristine entrance...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Armed with the knowledge that it was the need for housing, sparked by the proliferation of new tourism jobs that came to the fore in the 1960s, which gave birth to its city’s numerous informal communities, stakeholders in Montego...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:36 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The police’s Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) unit struck yesterday in Montego Bay, seizing counterfeit goods valued at several million dollars at the New Super 88 Store, located on Barnett Street in the St James parish...

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