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Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Grief continues to consume the family of nine-year-old Kadijah Saunders, who was found dead in the Bog district, Westmoreland, last week.Her mother, Cynthia Saunders, is overcome with grief and is wondering how she will be able to...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:A pall of gloom is now hanging over the Anchovy Primary School in St James as staff and students try to come to grips with the tragic death of seven-year-old Easton Stapleton, Jr, who was killed on the school's compound by a car being...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:In the wake of the recent two-bike crash in Sheffield, Westmoreland, that resulted in the deaths of four persons, Councillor Bertel Moore, the mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, has urged motorists to use the road with greater care.Moore told...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Finance and public service minister Dr Nigel Clarke has expressed a willingness to throw his support behind the bid by the Montego Bay business sector to make the western city the fastest-growing urban centre in Jamaica.Clarke, who...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Three major entities on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Montego Bay to forge a public-private partnership that is aimed at granting some 25 unattached youths the opportunity to transform their lives through a...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:With the ongoing state of public emergency in St James limiting the ability and opportunity for criminals to flourish, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell has called on residents to help change the mindset of young men who...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, has urged business operators in St James to be more responsible and cooperative in adhering to the established closing hours for businesses under the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Banker Winston Lawson, the newly elected president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has said that the ongoing state of public emergency in St James is necessary as now is "the time to sacrifice for the greater...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says plans are now at an advanced stage for St James to have both a proper fire station and a fireboat station, which will make the parish fully equipped to fight fires both on the ocean and...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The drive to target at-risk youth in St James through sports got a major boost yesterday when the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) presented a cheque of $638,000 to support the Gloves Over Guns initiative.Stephen...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is taking aim at unqualified persons working in infirmaries across the island who were employed because of political connections.McKenzie made the announcement during a visit to the St James...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says the Government has taken a decision to set aside approximately J$150 million from the Budget for this financial year to improve and upgrade markets across the island.McKenzie made the...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Contrary to what others have been saying about his reassignment, Government minister Audley Shaw says the decision by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to move him from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service to the Ministry of...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Family Church on the Rock, in Montego Bay, will be staging its inaugural three-day evangelical service, titled 'Great Joy in the City,' this Easter weekend (March 30 to April 1). It is hoped that this event will help to transform...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The administration at the beleaguered Montego Bay-based Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) received something to smile about yesterday when it was presented with medical equipment valued at $5.5 million to help improve healthcare at the...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The National Housing Trust (NHT) will be undertaking three housing developments in the parish of Trelawny during the next five years.The announcement was made at the recent official presentation of the Trelawny Local Sustainable...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Two public bodies are spending US$5.7 million (J$730 million) over the next 12 months to build out 1.6 hectares (four acres) of land into a major artisan village and tourist attraction at the Hampden Wharf in Falmouth, Trelawny.Minister of Tourism...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has pledged J$15 million to assist with the new market in Falmouth, Trelawny, which is now under construction and which is slated to be opened in April.Speaking at yesterday's official...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Patrick Hylton, Group CEO of the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Financial Group, says bank fees are vital to the financial institution's daily operations and should remain an integral part of the competitive approach of the local...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Taxi operators plying the Montego Bay to Tucker/Irwin route in St James are threatening another withdrawal of service if their demand for better road conditions are not addressed urgently by the relevant authorities.The operators...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:06 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Bishop Conrad Pitkin, the new custos rotulorum for the parish of St James, says his first order of business is to become a driving force behind the education of youngsters, particularly the young men living in inner-city communities...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

The Montego Bay Transport Centre, which has been in a state of disrepair for some time, is to be upgraded at a cost of $50 million as part of a renovation and development project, which is aimed at putting the facility back into an acceptable state....

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The fate of Michael Troupe, the embattled councillor for the Granville division in the St James Municipal Corporation, who is accused of bringing the corporation into disrepute, could be decided at the organisation's February 8...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation and Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis, is extending an invitation to citizens of the parish with suitable unused lands to consider donating a piece of their property for the building of a...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

While accepting that there is no immediate quick fix to Westmorland's crime problem, key stakeholders in the parish believe the place to start is weeding out corruption in the ranks of the Jamaica...

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