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Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The so-called 'rough and tough' upbringing, which is a way of life in Jamaica, is said to be hurting the mentality of the nation's children, especially boys, who grow up to be potentially abused or abusive."Boys are suppose to be...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:More than 150 at-risk youth in Mt Salem,St James, are engaged in a summer holiday camp that is designed to keep them out of trouble while impacting their education and development. The youngsters range from ages four to 24."The camp...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Western Parks and Markets (WPM) Waste Management Limited, which falls under the umbrella of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), has launched a new waste management initiative in the Catherine Hall, Ryne Park, and...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

The Capital of Casual - Negril - came alive as thousands descended on the north coast to the shore of Cayenne Beach for the Dream Live Concert to kick-start Dream Weekend 2018.The concert is the first of 10 events being staged over five days of...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, has challenged the people of St James to play a greater role in community and nation building, as the parish and Jamaica, by extension, celebrated freedom and recognised the immense sacrifices made by...

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

The St Catherine-based G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport and Sam Sharpe Teachers' College, in St James, have forged an alliance to change the way physical education courses are taught in Jamaica, through the signing of a memorandum...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:One thousand children ages six to 17 will benefit from the Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic (JIRC) 2018 literacy camp, which started in western Jamaica yesterday.The weeklong event includes some 400 volunteers, including literacy...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte, member of parliament for West CentralSt James, says that based on the feedback she has been getting, residents in the western parish want the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE), which is...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The Social Development Commission (SDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are seeking to draft at-risk youths in St James into the formal working world by facilitating a skills training programme.The...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:The plan to establish a fire brigade sub-station in the Bethel Town community in Westmoreland appears to be looming on the horizon, as according to Savanna-la-Mar's mayor, Councillor Bertel Moore, the planning is now at an advanced...

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...

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