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Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Science, Energy and Technology Minister Fayval Williams is pledging to bridge the technological gap between Jamaica and the rest of the world by finalising the review of the Data Protection Bill and a report from the Digital...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The committal hearing for Norval Bulgin, the man who allegedly tried to solicit the support of a student to poison Carol Walters, the vice-principal at the Montego Bay Community College in St James, was last week rescheduled to...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Melissa Harriot, the St James woman who allegedly stole a baby from another woman six months ago at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, has been ordered to stand trial in the St James Circuit Court on September...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:19 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nickala Facey, the St James man who allegedly set an elderly woman on fire in April after he failed in his bid to rape her, had his bail application put off until July 24 when he appeared in the St James Parish Court last Thursday....

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:25 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday said that the ongoing $3.5-billion restoration work at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay must be seen as the construction of a brand-new hospital...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: England McCrane, the woman who allegedly conned residents of western Jamaica out of hundreds of thousands of dollars while pretending to be a certified doctor, was on Wednesday offered bail in the sum of J$1 million when she...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:35 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: On the heels of reports of a suspected case of a child dying from dengue fever at the Falmouth Public Hospital and a number of patients also experiencing symptoms of the mosquito-borne virus in western Jamaica, the Western Regional...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:28 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Senator Floyd Morris, director of the Centre for Disability Studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI), is calling for the establishment of an international education order that will see governments worldwide providing equal...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An alleged quack doctor who reportedly fleeced several residents of western Jamaica out of hundreds of thousands of dollars under the guise that they were being treated by a certified physician will know today whether she will be...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis says that electronic gadgets, video games in particular, are helping children to build critical skills that could prove useful in the world of work. “Don’t think that utilising the iPad or the...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There were scenes of jubilation at several primary schools across western Jamaica yesterday afternoon as school administrators, parents, and students celebrated what they deemed as favourable results in the first sitting of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Errol Greene, regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says that the installation of pipes for medical gas at the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital in Westmoreland is near completion and that similar work...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Government senator Charles Sinclair yesterday made good on his previously announced plan to move a resolution that the parish celebrate May 28 as Edward Seaga Day. During yesterday’s monthly meeting of the St James Municipal...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The case against three police officers who are facing manslaughter charges in relation to the 2014 beating death of Trelawny resident Kamoza Clarke will now go into a sixth year as the matter was yesterday rescheduled for June 9...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The much-anticipated committal hearing for Melissa Harriott, the St James woman who reportedly stole a baby from its mother at the Cornwall Regional Hospital earlier this year, did not take place as was expected Tuesday as the...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:13 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A bus driver employed to the Montego Bay Community College is facing criminal charges after being accused of hatching a scheme to poison the vice-principal of the Bogue-based institution in the Second City. When Norval Bulgin...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:21 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

The Williamsfield Health Centre in Williamsfield, Westmoreland, is one of several major landmarks in the rural farming community, which is nestled in the Central Westmoreland constituency. Visitors to the district can easily spot the clinic’s main...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Scores of residents from western Jamaica, alongside members of the local political directorate and other prominent stakeholders, turned out at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in St James yesterday to pay their respects to former...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:21 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Even with yesterday’s groundbreaking for a new multimillion-dollar facility on Barnett Street, the western city of Montego Bay needs a second fire station, says Stewart Beckford, commissioner of Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB). Speaking...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The much-anticipated bail hearing for the alleged quack doctor who reportedly fleeced western Jamaicans out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been delayed until June 24 in a bid to give her lawyer time to receive outstanding...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:19 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, is urging motorists to research the safety standards and quality of motor vehicles before buying to avoid acquiring a defective vehicle, which...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:31 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The man accused of the January 5 stabbing death of University of Technology (UTech) student Demar Stennett was ordered to stand trial in the St James Circuit Court on September 30 following his committal hearing in the St James...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dana Minto, the St James nurse charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a vehicular accident which resulted in the deaths of two persons in 2017, has been committed to stand trial in the St James Circuit Court on...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A British woman and her Jamaican boyfriend who are charged with trying to smuggle five pounds of cocaine disguised in packs of seasoning out of the island were remanded when they appeared in the St James Parish Court on Tuesday....

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:21 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With a number of cases of mentally ill persons attacking, maiming and killing other persons in recent years, the medical officer for Trelawny is hoping for a propping up of resources to adequately treat and care for patients across...

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