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Stories by Leon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:29 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Outspoken Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid has accused minister with responsibility for education Karl Samuda and Acting Permanent Secretary Dr Grace McLean of misleading the public when they dismissed claims...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:17 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Vendors are again operating with impunity in Water Square in Trelawny following a ban on commercial activity in the area. The Trelawny Municipal Corporation had declared the square in Falmouth off-limits in February 2017. At that...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While Trelawny is currently seeing an increase in the number of suspected cases of dengue fever, Dr Diahann Dale, the medical officer of health for the parish, is not unduly worried, saying the situation is not abnormal. “It is not...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A streetscape project undertaken to enhance the view of the historic Falmouth cruise shipping pier in the Trelawny capital is falling apart in some places one year after completion. The streetscape project sought to improve...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid is calling on the Ministry of Education to immediately ban the use of biometric data systems to record the punctuality of teachers. Citing the ruling earlier this year that...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:19 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Months of feuding between Trelawny Custos Paul Muschett and Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager was halted yesterday as acting on the instructions of Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie got both...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:11 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Falmouth Fire Station – the only such facility in Trelawny, which has more than 33,000 homes and a number of large hotels – is woefully short of resources to effectively respond to emergencies across the entire parish. The state...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:14 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Owen Speid, the president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), is accusing the Ministry of Education (MOE) of acting in breach of its Code of Regulation in the appointment of principals. In an interview with The Gleaner...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The 51-year-old Trelawny Co-operative Credit Union (TCCU) came good for 42 students in that parish recently by awarding them bursaries totalling J$1.5 million for outstanding performances in the Primary Exit Profile, Caribbean...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:23 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: North Trelawny Member of Parliament (MP) Victor Wright says while will be throwing his support behind incumbent Dr Peter Phillips in the upcoming People’s National Party’s (PNP) leadership race, he will not be dictating to the...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The justice minister has slammed the newly installed Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) president’s call for convicted paedophiles and drivers who cause death by reckless driving to be flogged with the cat o’ nine as part of their...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: If the newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Owen Speid, were to have his way, convicted paedophiles would be routinely flogged with the once-feared cat o’ nine, which was outlawed several years ago...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:22 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The illegal practice of killing turtles and poaching their nests for eggs, which has become a feature of life in Duncans Bay, Trelawny, has left one veteran fisherman fuming as he does not believe that enough is being done to...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A magistrate in the Trelawny Parish Court was recently forced to take proceedings to the building’s balcony because of the absence of a ramp to facilitate a wheelchair-enabled man entering the courthouse. The man in question, Haynes...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Tuesday’s absence of Falmouth’s mayor, Councillor Collen Gager, from the dais and the inspection of the guard of honour at the Independence Day Civic Ceremony in Water Square, Falmouth, has once again reignited concerns about what...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The more than 700 vendors at the newly constructed $300-million Falmouth Municipal Market in Trelawny are unhappy with the conditions at the facility, which was constructed by the Port Authority of Jamaica. According to the vendors...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:17 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Two months after the Trelawny Fire Brigade (TFB) confirmed that at least 25 businesses, including supermarkets and haberdasheries, were operating in Falmouth in breach of the International Fire Code, no action has been taken to...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Trelawny Justice Centre, which was opened in April on a seven-acre property in Rock, on the outskirts of Falmouth, now has a fully established family court, thanks to the recent $45-million refurbishing exercise at the property...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Trelawny’s Spring Garden Primary and Infant School emerged champions of the inaugural Jamaica Gasolene Retailers’ Association (JGRA) Region Three Primary Schools’ Quiz Competition on Monday when they defeated Golden Grove Primary...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The acrimonious relationship between Trelawny Custos Paul Muschett and Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager was on full display at the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association’s inaugural quiz competition final in Trelawny as the mayor flatly...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Although the physical structure for Trelawny’s first traffic lights has been erected, another $15 million is needed to make the lights, which are located at the North Coast Highway- Daniel Town intersection, functional. E.G. Hunter, the chief...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Residents in southern Trelawny are adamant that no bauxite mining should take place in the Cockpit Country and have vowed to beat back all threats to the island’s most biodiverse region and the main source of potable water for...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Trelawny Fire Brigade has confirmed that at least 25 businesses, including supermarkets and haberdasheries, are operating in the town of Falmouth in breach of the International Fire Code as it relates to having clear exits in...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:27 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Disgusted by the major pile-up of garbage at the new $300-million Falmouth Municipal Market in Trelawny, Delroy Mowatt, the chief public health inspector for the parish, is accusing the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) and...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:30 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Following investigations into a racket led by employees of the Trelawny Municipal Corporation, which saw hundreds of thousands of dollars in weekly market fees being siphoned off at the new Falmouth Market, Mayor Collen Gager says...

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