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Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The case against the two policemen who are facing murder charges arising from the shooting deaths of three family members in Shrewsbury, Westmoreland, in 2013, has been pushed back to the next sitting of the Trelawny Circuit Court in November....

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 11:01 PMChristopher Thomas
Published:Saturday | July 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

AMID REPORTS of several incidents of sexual abuse against children across Jamaica in recent times, a St James-based pastor of the Jamaica Baptist Union is urging children and young people to say no to all sexual suggestions, especially from older...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The call to remain in Jamaica and start their own businesses as opposed to migrating to other countries in the hope of attaining success is not being viewed as a viable option by many young people in western Jamaica.In a series of...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Custos Rotulorum of Westmoreland, the Reverend Hartley Perrin, is declaring that the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to legitimise gay marriage in all 50 of that country's states runs contrary to the teachings of the Bible."We are...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The case against the two police officers who are on trial for corruption in connection with the unauthorised release of a prisoner from police custody in 2013 has been set for continuation on July 2.Constables Raymond Johnson and...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has provided tourism stakeholders with an opportunity to learn the benefits of community-based tourism through yesterday's launch of its three-day Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI)...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The three Montego Bay men who were arrested two years ago by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) in connection with an international money laundering ring have had their trial shifted to next year.The decision...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Constables Raymond Johnson and Alicia Hutchinson-Brooks, the two police officers on trial for corruption in connection with the unauthorised release of a prisoner from custody in 2013, are to return to court on June 26, when closing...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Like they did last, Hampden Primary and Infant School emerged as a shining example of excellence in the 2015 Trelawny Caribbean Library Quiz Competition when they once again copped the coveted title.Led by captain Brianna Foster, the Hampden team,...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Tears flowed and cheers resounded at the Iberostar Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bayrecently when 21-year-old Issia Thelwell was crowned Miss St James Festival Queen 2015, giving her the opportunity to participate in the 30th annual Miss Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The case against the three inmates, who are charged in the Mario Deane murder case, has been deferred to July 17, for consultation to be held with the director of public prosecutions (DPP) in relation to one of the defendants, Damion...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:On Monday, Claudette Miller-Robinson, former lead singer of reggae group Ebony, was sentenced to nine months in prison in relation to last year's cocaine bust at Sangster International Airport, in which she and five other musicians...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The preliminary examination in the case against three of the six police officers who were implicated in the much-publicised beating death of St James construction worker Mario Deane, has been deferred until August 18.Corporal Elaine...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Gloria Henry, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is imploring the St James Parish Council to enforce strict penalties and fines on persons who improperly dispose of garbage in the western city to help...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Expectations are high in Junction, St Elizabeth, as stakeholders are of the view that the impending reopening of the Alumina Partners of Jamaica (ALPART) bauxite processing plant, and new opportunities in the agriculture and business...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The lack of a consistent water supply, the absence of a local chamber of commerce, and the need for a structured collection agency are among the factors said to be creating a barrier to potential investment and growth in Junction, St...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Councillor  Sylvan Reid, who is facing charges of causing death by dangerous driving arising from the death of Jevaughn Whitmore, the son of former Reggae Boyz star, Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, will undergo a preliminary hearing in the...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Embattled attorney-at-law Lennox Gayle, who was arrested last April after he was accused by the police of running a prostitution business under the guise of operating a massage parlour, was given a new court date when he appeared in...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Kharell Wisdom, one of the six entertainers who were arrested in a cocaine bust at Sangster International Airport last December, was sentenced to 10 months' imprisonment when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:At least three major stakeholders in Hanover are urging special effort on the part of the local authorities to position agriculture and small business as platforms to drive growth and development in the town of Lucea and adjoining...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Kevin Tapper, one of the six entertainers who were arrested in a cocaine bust at the Sangster International Airport last December, was yesterday sentenced to one year imprisonment at hard labour, when he appeared for sentencing in the Montego Bay...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 11:00 PMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:With the dark days of the disgraceful Street People Scandal of July 1999 now a fading memory, as was the case last year, the new generation of homeless persons occupying the streets of Montego Bay recently got a taste of true humanity...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Sylvan Reid, the People's National Party councillor who is charged with causing death by dangerous driving in the 2013 death of Jevaughn Whitmore in St James, is to return to the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on May 20, when...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

In keeping with its mandate to advance Jamaica as a viable and desirable tourist destination, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has announced a number of promotional initiatives it will undertake locally and internationally as part of its 60th...

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