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Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says his ministry will have to employ fresh approaches to spreading awareness about prostate cancer, including engaging women to persuade men to get screened. Tufton was speaking on...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE NATIONAL Works Agency (NWA) is monitoring the impact of heavy rainfall on drainage systems and roadways in western Jamaica, where some landslides have been reported as the island continues to be impacted by the outer bands of...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAMAICA TEACHERS’ Association (JTA) president, La Sonja Harrison, is supporting calls for Jamaican Creole to be accepted as the nation’s official language, suggesting that English should be taught as a second language in schools....

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAMAICA’S TRANSPORTATION sector received an upgrade following last Thursday’s launch of the new DoGetGo app, which will allow users ease in securing transport services in western Jamaica and, over time, potentially across the rest...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH APPROXIMATELY 337 persons having lost their lives in road accidents up to September 21 this year, Transport and Mining Minister Audley Shaw has issued a fresh plea for road users to be responsible and obey the law – whether as...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President La Sonja Harrison on Wednesday said that three weeks into the new school year, educators were doing their best to cope with staff, furniture, and textbook shortages. Addressing Wednesday...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER of Police Clifford Chambers, head of western Jamaica’s Area One Police Division, says that he is currently unable to verify claims made in a recent report by the Police Civilian Oversight Authority (PCOA) that...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nutritionist Dr Rosalee Brown, who operates in the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), is suggesting that men consider adopting a plant-based diet, especially for those who are genetically predisposed, to reduce the likelihood...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A Westmoreland-based general surgeon is lamenting that the high number of trauma cases – especially victims of crime and accidents – at the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital in Westmoreland is affecting the facility’s ability to treat...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The long-standing issue of backlogged elective surgeries in western Jamaica is expected to ease significantly following a contract-signing ceremony between the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and four private medical...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Relatives of six-year-old Jevanie Kidd, the child who died recently after being swept away by floodwaters in Catadupa, St James, are calling on the Ministry of Education to make it mandatory for primary schools to have a ‘sign in/...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Councillors at Thursday’s meeting of the St James Municipal Corporation’s (SJMC) monthly meeting took the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to task, accusing the light and power of poor customer service management and a general...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Some students of the 8Godfrey Stewart High School in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, were barred from entering the compound yesterday as administrators reportedly accused them of violating the dress code. The situation infuriated some...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Tanique Bailey-Small, the medical officer of health (MOH) for St James, says based on investigations conducted by the St James Health Department, there is no need to fear that the parish’s latest confirmed monkeypox patient may...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: St James, which is reeling from a perennial rodent infestation problem, primarily as a result of improper waste disposal, was a source of much humour at last Thursday’s sitting of the St James Municipal Corporation, where one...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With St James having one of the two most recent cases of the monkeypox found in Jamaica, the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is stepping up its training and education drive to sensitise stakeholder groups, including schools...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Having repaired more than 500 damaged desks and several chairs ahead of the new school year and with plans to tackle hundreds more by the end of the current term, Holland High School is gearing up to start producing furniture for a...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has urged parents and communities to teach children conflict-resolution skills, noting that 15 per cent of the murders committed in Jamaica this year stemmed from interpersonal...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has downplayed an RJRGLEANER Group-commissioned Don Anderson poll that gave him and National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang failing grades, saying he is focusing more on the...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite a few hiccups, which included students breaching the prescribed dress code, and space concerns at some institutions, the 2022-2023 school year got off to a relatively smooth start in western Jamaica yesterday. For the most...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Onecia Williams, a 21-year-old mother from Flankers in St James, is crediting her one-year-old daughter, Emma Ewers, for giving her the motivation to complete the Institute for Workforce Education and Development’s (IWED) Youth...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Kingsley Titer, a resident of Sherwood Content, Trelawny, will be smiling much more brightly after having waited 15 years for a dental cleaning, which he got last Sunday, during a dental health fair courtesy of legendary sprint...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As the new academic year approaches, some western institutions rocked by violence in the last school term are taking steps to prevent any recurrence this year. Among these schools are the Trelawny-based William Knibb Memorial High...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE INSTITUTE for Workforce Education and Development’s [IWED] Youth Crime and Violence Prevention Intervention Programme has proven to be an effective crime diversion intervention for 28 young persons mainly from inner-city...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: United States-based dental technology company SprintRay, which partnered with track and field icon Usain Bolt for a healthcare initiative in his hometown Sherwood Content, has trained 10 local doctors to utilise the company’s 3D...

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