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Published:Saturday | August 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Political and medical stalwarts have expressed sadness at the passing of renowned family physician and former junior tourism minister Dr Henry ‘Marco’ Brown, who passed away on Wednesday. Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ)...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RESIDENTS OF Canterbury, Farm Heights and Rose Heights, all in the constituency of St James Central, are now connected to the Internet, thanks to an investment of $15 million towards the installation of community Wi-Fi hotspots by...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: St James Custos Bishop Conrad Pitkin urged parents and guardians to be vigilant and to shield their children from online paedophiles as a free community Wi-Fi service was being launched in the Rose Heights and Farm Heights areas of...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DANIEL DAWES, chief executive officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF), says public Wi-Fi will be installed at the Harmony Beach Park in Montego Bay, St James, at a cost of $30 million. The state-of-the art recreational space,...

Published:Monday | August 8, 2022 | 9:45 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU With the discovery of an array of Taino artefacts in Great Bay, St. Elizabeth, Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Matthew Samudasaid he would like the area to be protected from illegal...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ILLEGAL SAND mining is creating challenges for the Greater Bernard Lodge Housing Project, now under way in St Catherine. Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who has ministerial responsibility for the environment in the Ministry of...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SIX MONTHS after his stinging rebuke of George Wright, the independent member of parliament for Westmoreland Central, for attempting to attend a private meeting of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Area Council Four, Deputy Leader J.C...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DIGNITY HAS returned to the household of 63-year-old Meakrose Robinson, a farmer of Berlin community in St Elizabeth, who became the latest recipient of a new home under the Government’s New Social Housing Programme. Empowered...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness says suitable legislation that protects the environment, as well as supports economic growth and wealth creation, is coming. According to Holness, the country’s natural assets are under serious threat...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE ROMAN Catholic Diocese of Montego Bay is seeking the help of the private sector in raising $200 million to restore the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. The Most Reverend Burchell McPherson, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2022 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE SPIRIT of volunteerism was on clear display in St James on Sunday as residents from Montego Hills rolled up their sleeves and partnered with law-enforcement officers to spruce up the police station. Work on the facility included...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AS JAMAICANS prepare to celebrate 60 years of Independence on August 6, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has promised to reduce the energy costs of the National Water Commission (NWC) with the construction of a solar power plant....

Published:Monday | August 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RESIDENTS OF Black River, St. Elizabeth, are to benefit from the economic spin-off that will come with the expansion and introduction of optometry training at the All-American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS). AAIMS,...

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2022 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The parents of a nine-year-old schoolgirl who was raped and murdered four years ago will have to wait until September 16 to get justice for their beloved daughter. Their wait for justice was further delayed following the...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Floyd Green, member of parliament for St Elizabeth South Western, says talks are well advanced to seal an agreement with a home-based outsourcing company to expand its brand into the southern coastal town of Black River. The move...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH APPROXIMATELY 40 days before the start of the new school year in September, the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is urging the Government to do more than lip service to cushion the effects of surging prices on...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Already equipped with public Wi-Fi access, the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation will this week commence rehabilitation work on Independence Park, the parish’s legacy project for the island’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Bertel...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Black River Mayor Derrick Sangster has said that a St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation project to upgrade the E.V. Allen meeting room into a museum, among other things, will not be completed in time for Jamaica’s Diamond Jubilee...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ORNELLA LEWIS, parish disaster coordinator for St Elizabeth, says evaluations are now taking place with a view of providing assistance to residents whose homes were damaged during the passage of Saturday’s freak storm. According to...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: People’s National Party (PNP) Vice President Ian Hayles has assured the top brass in the officer corps and supporters that the opposition party can retain leadership of the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation by a vast majority when...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The parents of the nine-year-old schoolgirl in Westmoreland who was raped and murdered four years ago have welcomed Friday’s guilty verdict against a 17-year-old boy on trial for the brutal crime. “This is the verdict that I was...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE OPPOSITION People’s National Party (PNP) claims that the parish of Westmoreland remains PNP territory, despite its bruising defeat in the 2022 general election. Since 1989, the party has had parliamentary control of all three...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Judith Mowatt, head of the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine (IFSLM), testified on Tuesday that forensic tests and analysis carried out on swabs taken from the vagina of the nine-year-old schoolgirl who was raped...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Several pieces of clothing, including the underwear belonging to a nine-year-old schoolgirl who was raped and killed in 2018, were tendered into evidence on Monday in a case against a 17-year-old boy accused of rape, buggery and...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2022 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hospitality training at the Theodore Skills Training Centre in Negril, Westmoreland, has offered more than just a job to Chevelle Thompson. The 24-year-old, one of several young women pursuing skills training in hospitality services...

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