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Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The coral reef in Negril, Westmoreland, has received a major injection with the planting of 150 pieces of coral in the Orange Bay Fish Sanctuary on International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD), which was observed last Friday. With this...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Moreland Wilson, the newly elected member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western, says he is targeting the construction of 1,000 affordable housing solutions in the constituency over the next four years. According to Wilson, over...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After emerging as the member of parliament-elect in a nail-biting magisterial recount for Westmoreland Eastern, Daniel Lawrence vowed on Tuesday to rebuild public trust by addressing long-standing infrastructural blight. Lawrence...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Daniel Lawrence of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has turned the corner and widened the gap on People’s National Party’s (PNP) opponent Luther Buchanan in the race for the Westmoreland Eastern seat. Buchanan, the incumbent, has been...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lawyers representing Luther Buchanan, the embattled political incumbent of the People’s National Party (PNP) in the Westmoreland Eastern constituency, have served notice seeking to challenge a ruling made against accepting ballots...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Savanna-la-Mar Mayor Bertel Moore has expressed his frustration at the protracted delay in the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) building becoming fully operational. “I am very frustrated by what is happening. Most of the...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While Moreland Wilson, the member of parliament-elect for Westmoreland Western is a rookie in representational politics, he is considered one of the very few Jamaicans who can speak authoritatively on the issue of electronic voting...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sixty young men from Montego Bay and other parts of western Jamaica will become the first students to enrol at the Monsignor Gladstone Wilson College, the country’s newest all-boys educational institution. The Rev Ronald Thwaites,...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:27 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Outgoing Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has promised that Jamaicans will be able to cast their votes remotely by the next general election, due constitutionally in September 2025. Speaking with The Gleaner, the member of...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:28 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lawyers representing Daniel Lawrence, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate in Westmoreland Eastern, have indicated that they will be seeking a magisterial recount of the ballots cast last Thursday to determine the ultimate...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:26 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The sons of 83-year-old Avis Ledgister are still in shock after their mother died suddenly on election day, missing out on her decades-long tradition of voting for whoever was the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate in St...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU People’s National Party (PNP) veteran Dr Karl Blythe and former deputy speaker of the House Lloyd B. Smith have expressed the view that poor representation, internal leadership conflicts, and a lack of funding are among the myriad...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:41 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 19-year-old woman who is a first-time voter in St James North Western says the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government has motivated her to vote based on their track record of performance. The teenager, who was among the...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:31 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There seems to be no letting up by the campaign teams of both the incumbent, Dwayne Vaz of the People’s National Party (PNP), and George Wright of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), in the Frome division in Westmoreland Central, which...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:32 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fifty trainee police officers in western Jamaica missed out on exercising their franchise on Monday as their names did not appear on the voters’ list for the security forces. In an interview with The Gleaner just before the close...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU David Wilson, a senior citizen of Ginger Hill, St Elizabeth, is delighted that the National Supply Foundation (NSF) has adopted the Ginger Hill Health Centre in his community and invested $3 million towards upgrading the Type 3...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Jasford Gabriel, the new president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), has said that the 25,000 members of the association will be seeking to promote positive values and attitudes in the school environment as part of the...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:18 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Education Minister Karl Samuda says he will be making representation to Prime Minister Andrew Holness to have a member of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) appointed to the Professor Orlando Patterson-chaired Commission on...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While Prime Minister Andrew Holness had earlier this year refused to admit that a full school term has been lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, Education Minister Karl Samuda has acknowledged that many students did not receive adequate...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Veteran politician and former Vice-President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Karl Blythe, has said that despite the views being expressed by some pundits, he believes the party could increase its seat count from five to six...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Rejuvenated green-clad supporters of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in St Elizabeth North East are brimming with excitement that their candidate, Delroy Slowley will prevail over Basil Waite of the People’s National Party (PNP) in...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:18 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The resumption of schools has been pushed back to October 5 amid a worsening spike in coronavirus cases in Jamaica. Schools had been closed on March 10 and were expected to resume classes on September 7. The ministry cited “...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Come September 3, Westmoreland Central will be one of the so-called battleground seats that the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) will be targeting. However, it will not be a...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Delegates of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) have now mandated that its president-elect elections must be held in October after the new school term begins on September 7. Newly installed president of the JTA, Jasford Gabriel...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Owen Speid, immediate past president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), is urging the Government to throw out all cases against dismissed teachers that have lingered before the Appeals Tribunal for more than nine months...

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