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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Describing the sector as chock-full of untapped potential, Montego Bay Deputy Mayor Leeroy Williams is imploring the nation’s youth to give serious thoughts to a career path in agriculture. Williams was speaking at Sangster...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While lauding the success of the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in curbing the runaway lawlessness which was plaguing St James, Winston Lawson, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is still...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:23 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While they are not entirely pleased with the restrictions, especially with regard to some aspects of their social life, some residents of Mount Salem in St James are in support of the latest 60-day extension to the zone of special...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: A teenage girl who went missing from her St Catherine home just over four months ago is now in the custody of the St James police. She was one of four persons held in a house in New Ramble, also in St James, where an illegal...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Government Senator Charles Sinclair, who is also the councillor for the Flankers division in the St James Municipal Corporation, will be putting a resolution on the table at the corporation’s next monthly meeting to have May 28...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:21 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Environmentalist Hugh Dixon believes that the Cockpit Country is much larger than the area the Government has designated as the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) and asserts that some sections set aside for mining, under the...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:37 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Contrary to media reports, popular Montego Bay businessman Raymond ‘Moony’ Kerr, who was found dead at his home in the western city on Monday, did not die as a result of his throat being slashed but was, in fact, killed by a single...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:36 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Thirteen years after the former structure was demolished, the city of Montego Bay will finally receive a new fire station with ground to be broken tomorrow for the construction of a modern multimillion-dollar facility. The...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Demonstrating its commitment to and support of Jamaica’s education sector, the Digicel Jamaica Foundation recently partnered with the Early Childhood Commission’s (ECC) Professional Development Institute to provide professional...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:26 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Following a bloody start to the year, during which Westmoreland recorded 34 murders between January and March, divisional police can now breathe a sigh of relief as the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) has driven down...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The smoke nuisance emanating from the Retirement Dump in St James has been brought under control, contrary to reports elsewhere in the media. When The Gleaner visited the dump and some of the surrounding communities yesterday, there...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The St James Ministers’ Fraternal (StJMF) has officially joined the anti-crime campaign in the western parish, creating another front in the war against lawlessness, which got a major boost with Monday’s unveiling of the Operation...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The new J$62-million Sam Sharpe Diagnostic and Early Intervention Centre, which has been established to assist at-risk youth, will be officially commissioned into service on Monday, June 3, with three diagnostic classrooms, an...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Peeved by the rat infestation in the Second City, Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis says he plans to get tough on persons and establishments which help to create and sustain the problem. Speaking at the recent monthly meeting of the St...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Dr Carey Wallace, chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), says the organisation’s decision to fund the rehabilitation and expansion of the Black River Health Centre in St Elizabeth was taken out of recognition that with the...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:17 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Concerned that gangsters fleeing the state of public emergency (SOE) in Westmoreland, Hanover, and St James could target St Elizabeth in their bid to escape justice, Floyd Green, the member of parliament for South West St Elizabeth...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the recently renovated and expanded Black River Health Centre in St Elizabeth will provide stakeholders in the health sector with a unique opportunity to redefine universal access to...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Unlike counterparts in Montego Bay who are seemingly worried that the reinstatement of the state of public emergency (SOE) will impact their earnings, business operators in the resort town of Negril are seemingly more concerned...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Tired of having their lives disrupted by crime and violence, some inner-city residents in Montego Bay say they are ready to reject the ‘informer fi dead’ culture and join the fight to rid their communities of gun-toting gangsters. “...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:39 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The man believed to have been the driver of an ill-fated motor car, which mowed down and killed two-year-old Sasha-Gaye ‘Munchie’ Dennis along the Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay on Tuesday, is now in police custody in St...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Despite the many new policing initiatives and promises to curtail the rampant lawlessness plaguing the western region, the latest crime figures indicate that the region’s murder tally for 2019 has now exceeded 100, reaching 110 over...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the commanding officer for the St James police, is sounding a warning to the men who shot and seriously injured a policeman in Norwood yesterday morning. “We are not going to ask them to turn themselves...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:17 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Seafood processor Rainforest Seafoods has signed an agreement with the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines to develop a state-of-the-art seafood-processing facility in Calliaqua, St Vincent. The agreement for the project,...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2019 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The new traffic management plan, which is an integral part of the St. James police’s overall drive to contain lawlessness, is producing the desired result, according to Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:30 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: As the Government continues to mull over the idea of establishing more zones of special operations (ZOSO) across the island, residents of Mount Salem, in St James, which had the first ZOSO, say they are enjoying the transformational...

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